Department of Environmental Science
Posted December 6, 2013
The Department of Environmental Science is pleased to announce the newest members of Kappa Alpha Omicron, the International Honor Society in Environmental Science/Studies.
Posted July 30, 2013
The removal of the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot River was covered in a recent New York Times article with a quote from Dr. Karen Wilson, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Environmental Science.
Posted July 16, 2013
Thanks in part to research performed by USM ecologist Theo Willis, Maine has reopened the St. Croix river to alewives. As explained in a Public Radio International article, this decision could possibly restore tens of millions of fish to the Atlantic food chain. A potentially amazing recovery for a fish that was being considered for listing as an endangered species!
Posted July 8, 2013
Our dependence on finite energy sources is short sighted, says USM’s Professor of Environmental Science Daniel Martinez in his new book, “The Path to More Sustainable Energy Systems.”
Posted June 10, 2013
USM is proud to announce that Nick Northcott of Damariscotta has been selected as a 2013-2014 Maine Policy Scholar. Northcott is one of seven students selected from University of Maine System campuses this year to participate in the Maine Policy Scholar (MPS) program and engage firsthand in the public policy process.
Posted April 22, 2013
Congratulations to DES students Miguel Barajas, Jason Duff, Jackie Allen, Amanda Martin, Amy Webb and Margret Welch for their winning posters!
Posted March 8, 2013
Read Dr. Sanford's interview about 'Why Environmental Science Matters'.
Posted February 4, 2013
Dr. Martinez will join a panel on "green" happenings on Maine’s college and university campuses on Feb 6th.
Posted August 28, 2012
The first northern New England chapter of Kappa Alpha Omicron (KAO), the international honor society in interdisciplinary environmental sciences/studies, is established at USM.
Posted May 22, 2012
The story of Malaga Island and the sad evacuation of the island's residents one hundred years ago is being told at the Maine State Museum, as part of one of their new exhibits.