Expeditions

Reframing Adaptation: A Multilevel Analysis of Collective Action, Power, and Politics of Climate Change Adaptation in Climate Vulnerable Communities

Expedition Dates: December 2021 – August 2022 (anticipated)   Expedition Field Team Members: Suman Acharya, PhD Candidate, Anthropology and Environmental Policy & Climate Change Institute, Unviersity of Maine Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  Dailekh District, Nepal   Research Background Global climate change presents extreme challenges to both social […]

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Abrupt Climate Change during the Last Glacial Termination in Maine

  Expedition Dates: May-October 2021   Expedition Field Team Members: Maraina Miles1,2, Meghan Spoth1,2 Climate Change Institute, University of Maine School of Earth and Climate Science, University of Maine Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  Baxter State Park, Maine   Summary: Katahdin, the largest mountain in Maine, offers a […]

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Where the Westerly Wind Blows: A Field Season to the Falkland Islands

Expedition Dates:  March – April 2019 Field Team Members: Brenda Hall1,2, Meghan Spoth1,2, Thomas Lowell3 1 Climate Change Institute, University of Maine 2 School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine 3 University of Cincinnati   Expedition Funding: Churchill Exploration Fund, UMaine GSG   Summary: The Southern Hemisphere Westerlies are an important component of […]

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Unraveling Changing Temperature of West Greenland Lakes Under Ice and Beyond

Expedition Dates:  August 2021   Expedition Field Team Members: Vaclava Hazukova, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine; Benjamin Burpee, Aquatic Scientist, Ecosystem Consulting Services   Expedition Funding: Dan & Betty Churchill Exploration Fund I would like to sincerely thank Dan and Betty Churchill for making this field work possible.   Field Expedition Location:  Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland […]

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Investigating Maine’s Indigenous fire pre-history.

Expedition Dates:  August – October 2021 Expedition Field Team Members: Madi Landrum, Kit Hamley, Alessandro Mereghetti, Noa Buzby, Tommy Thelander, Meghan Spoth, Jacquelyn Gill, and Andrea Nurse Expedition Funding: Churchill Exploration Fund.   Thank you Dan and Betty for making this field season possible. Other Acknowledgements: Thanks to Acadia National Park and Hirundo Wildlife Refuge for […]

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A Sky Island Perspective: New England Alpine Plant Community Change Through Time and Space

Expedition Dates:  June 2021 – October 2021 Expedition Field Team Members: Andrea Tirrell¹², Michael Cianchette², Mackenzie Connor² ¹Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA ²School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, USA   Expedition Funding: Churchill Exploration Fund   Field Expedition Location:  New England alpine sites (New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont)   Project Overview: […]

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The Response of the Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Sabrinus) to Rising Ambient Temperatures, Aroostook State Park, Presque Isle, Maine

Expedition Dates:  May 31 – August 11, 2019 Field Team Members: Elise K. Gudde1,2, Danielle L. Levesque1,2, Stephanie Ross3 1 School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, USA 2 Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA 3 Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation Biology, University of Maine, USA   Expedition Funding:  UMS Research Reinvestment […]

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Group photo of research members.

Beyond the Holarctic comfort zone: Thermoregulation in a Sundaland Rodent

Expedition Dates:  May 31 – August 11, 2019 Field Team Members: Ana M. Breit1,2, Tal Kleinhause-Goldman Gedalyahou3, Khairul Ikhwan4, Marcellinus Isaac Stia Dominic4, Andrew Alec Tuen4, Danielle L. Levesque 1,2 1 School of Biology and Ecology, University of Maine, USA 2 Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA 3 Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Conservation […]

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Wetland Coring at the Albany Pine Bush, New York

The Age and Evolution of the Albany Pine Bush (Albany, NY)

Expedition Dates:  July 2020 Expedition Field Team Members: J. Curt Stager, Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, and Paul Smith’s College; Skylar Murphy, Environmental Science, Paul Smith’s College Expedition Funding:  Draper-Lussi Endowed Chair Fund Field Expedition Location:  Albany Pine Bush, Albany, NY Summary:  The Albany Pine Bush is a unique forest habitat dominated by pitch […]

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Trails cut by the survey team around the monumental core of Tikin Ha.

Rediscovering the Ancient Maya City of Tikin Ha, Belize

Expedition Dates:  February – March, 2019 Expedition Field Team Members: Field Team: Brett A. Houk1, Gregory Zaro2,3, Mark D. Willis4 1 – Texas Tech University – Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work 2 – University of Maine – Department of Anthropology 3 – University of Maine – Climate Change Institute 4 – Flinders University – […]

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