Natural and Applied Sciences


Theo Willis and Ike Levine

USM professors bring environmental insights to media reports

The health of Maine’s lakes and the rebirth of a Maine river led to recent media appearances by two University of Southern Maine professors.
Ike Levine, courtesy NewsCenter Maine

USM's Ike Levine warns of potentially-lethal blue-green algae in Maine lakes

Blue-green algal blooms spotting up across the nation — including a number of Maine lakes — may be of concern to pets, to some extent, humans, USM Professor Ira "Ike" Levine tells NewsCenter Maine
green crab molting

USM alumnae, professor lead effort to eradicate invasive green crabs

Two USM alumnae and one professor are leading the efforts in eradicating the invasive European green crab, which has decimated soft-shell clam populations in Maine and New England. How? The answer is quite tasty.
Algae on rocks

Algae Academy held at USM-LAC

University of Southern Maine professor of Natural and Applied Sciences Ike Levine is hosting the Algae Academy at USM-LAC this week.
USM update filming April 2018

Replay: 'The USM Update,' April 2, 2018

In this episode of "The USM Update," University of Southern Maine President Glenn Cummings continues in talking about the University's many workforce initiatives, this time in the fields of biology, aquaculture and engineering.
Students studying aquaponics in Bailey Hall

From Tank to Table: Aquaponics Research at USM

USM's Environmental Science and Policy students have spent the fall semester studying aquaponics, a system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics.