AP cites Sorg report in covering increased overdose deaths during pandemic

The Associated Press cited a report authored by Marcella Sorg, a University of Maine research professor, in a story about the number of drug-related deaths in Maine in 2020. More than 500 Mainers died of drug overdose during the pandemic. Sorg indicated that research continues to understand the role of isolation and lockdowns on the […]

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Doctoral Dissertation Research: Another piece of the Arctic carbon puzzle: Quantifying Emissions from Arctic Lakes in Drier Regions OPP – NSF Award – Vaclava (Vendy) Hazukova & Jasmine Saros

Abstract: As hotspots of active carbon processing, terrestrial freshwater systems are important regulators of carbon fluxes across the landscape and sites of notable carbon emissions. The importance of lakes as carbon emission conduits to the surrounding landscape is amplified as permafrost begins to melt, changing landscape hydrological pathways and delivering large amounts of terrestrial carbon […]

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Thesis Proposal Defense – Hanna Brooks

Thesis Proposal Defense Hanna Brooks Assessing long range aerosol transport in the North Pacific on seasonal to millennial time scales Thursday, June 24th at 2 pm Password: 939847

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UMaine researchers study how changing rainfall patterns could affect strawberries

University of Maine researchers are studying how changes in rainfall patterns caused by climate change could affect strawberries in the Northeast. Principal investigator Rachel Schattman, an assistant professor of sustainable agriculture, and her research team built a precipitation and cropping simulator to assess the effects of four possible rainfall scenarios on strawberries and other specialty […]

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Ground-penetrating radar being used on Ruth Glacier in Denali National Park.

CCI scientists provide resources to educate Maine youth about climate change

Colleagues at the Climate Change Institute are collaborating to strengthen climate education for youth in grades 5–12 in Maine. CCI faculty and staff have created the Climate Education Resources webpage to provide educators with a variety of informative materials in one place. The resources are grouped within five themes — Climate Synthesis & Overview, Climate […]

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Laconia Daily Sun interviews Sorg about forensic anthropology

The Laconia Daily Sun interviewed Marcella Sorg, about her work as a forensic anthropologist for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island. “I enjoy problem solving, each case is unique,” said Sorg, a University of Maine research professor at the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center who also works with the Climate Change Institute. “I think […]

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