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With St. Amand’s matrix, town planners can ID at-risk archaeological sites

  As sea-level rise, extreme weather events and storm surge become more frequent and severe along the Maine coast, people who live there will move inland. Globally, weather-related hazards accounted for more than 230 million displacements from 2008 to 2018, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. In 2018 alone, 1.2 million people in the […]

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Hall elected a Geological Society of America Fellow

Brenda Hall has been elected a Geological Society of America Fellow for her sustained record of distinguished contributions to geosciences and the GSA through publications, applied research, teaching and contributing to public awareness of geology. Hall is a professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and the Climate Change Institute at the University […]

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Scientific American quotes Mayewski in article on coronavirus, geological records

Scientific American quoted Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, in the article “Will the Earth ‘Remember’ the Coronavirus Pandemic?” Amid widespread lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic, worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide are down by 17 percent since a year ago, and analyses suggest that 2020 will see […]

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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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Climate‑driven Migration: Prioritizing Cultural Resources Threatened by Secondary Impacts of Climate Change – Frankie St. Amand, Daniel H. Sandweiss, Alice R. Kelley

Springer Nature – Natural Hazards – 5/22/2020 Link to full article here Abstract Archaeological sites are increasingly threatened by primary impacts of climate change, including sea-level rise, flooding, and erosion. These important sites represent cultural heritage and contain unique past environmental, ecological, and climate information. Stewardship of these cultural resources is generally limited to mitigation […]

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Lin Wei: Student from China navigates world through code and choreography

Lin Wei, who goes by Enoch Lin, interacts with the world and its people through code and choreography. The 2020 graduate from Zhangzhou City, Fujian Province, China, enjoys solving technological problems, particularly through programming languages, and traversing fictional realms in video games. A passion for technology motivated him to major in computer science. The sense […]

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McDonough MacKenzie paper earns award for exemplary botany contributions

The awards keep coming for Caitlin McDonough MacKenzie, a David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow at the Climate Change Institute. The New England Botanical Club announced that her paper, “Common garden experiments as a dynamic tool for ecological studies of alpine plants and communities in eastern North America,” has received the Merritt Lyndon Fernald Award […]

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Principles of Glacier Mechanics – Roger LeB. Hooke

Principles of Glacier Mechanics 3rd Edition AUTHOR: Roger LeB. Hooke, University of Maine, Orono DATE PUBLISHED: January 2020 “The third edition of this successful textbook will supply advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the tools they need to understand modern glaciological research. Practicing glacial geologists and glaciologists will also find the volume useful as a […]

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