News

  • Prof. Jessie Muhlin on the MSF podcast!

    Associate Prof. of Marine Biology and Ocean Studies department Chair Jessie Muhlin was recently featured on the Maine Science Festival’s podcast series. Read More…

  • Professor Jessica Muhlin awarded a $130,000 MEI grant for surveying seaweed

    Professor Jessie Muhlin is the Principal Investigator on a successful Maine Economic Improvement Fund – Small Campus Initiative proposal.  Read More…

  • Professor Sarah O’Malley publishes in Wild Seed magazine

    Prof. O’Malley is known within the Ocean Studies department to be a local naturalist extraordinaire, and Wild Seed magazine is noticing too. Read More…

  • Professor Ann Cleveland presents research at NARST conference

    Professor Ann Cleveland recently presented her research at the NARST (National Association for Research in Science Teaching) conference virtually. Read More…

  • Professor Sarah O’Malley featured in Off Center Harbor video

    Professor Sarah O’Malley was recently approached by Off Center Harbor, a subscription-based news outlet (with tons of videos) for all things boats, about doing a video on “Life at the Shore”. Though you need a subscription to watch the full video, there is a great free preview that can be watched here (beware: you will probably like it so much you will end up subscribing). Way to go Sarah!

  • Lauren Sahl invited to OOI Data Lab Open Source Laboratory Manual Development Workshop

    Professor Lauren Sahl has been invited to a workshop in which professors from around the country come together to learn about and engage in efforts to bring Ocean Observatory Initiative (OOI) data into their undergraduate teaching. Read More…

  • Alumna Cristin Wright receives VIMS Fellowship Award

    Cristin Wright (Marine Science/SVO ’18), currently a graduate student at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is one of this year’s recipients of the William J. Hargis Jr. Fellowship Award. The award is given by VIMS faculty each year to a first-year student who “demonstrates superior academic performance and exceptional promise for a successful career in marine science.” Read More…

  • Ocean Studies alumna Kristin Gabor recognized for Cystic Fibrosis work

    Kristin Gabor, an alumna of MMA (BS, marine biology, 2007), is one of five people to be recognized as a 2019 Triangle’s Finest honoree. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s (CFF) Triangle’s Finest is a distinguished professional development and philanthropic program for individuals who excel in their chosen profession, are emerging leaders in the community, and have made a commitment to finding a cure for CF.Read More…

  • Professor LeAnn Whitney part of new $20 million EPSCoR grant

    Professor Whitney (pictured in background) is part of a team receiving a $20 million EPSCoR (Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) grant from the National Science Foundation. The EPSCoR grant is entitled “Maine e-DNA” (“e” stands for “environmental”), and involves collaboration between the University of Maine, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (where Prof. Whitney has an appointment as Research Scientist), and a number of other organizations. Read More…

  • Professor Jessie Muhlin conducts field work, writes op-ed, and assumes Chair role

    Associate Professor Jessie Muhlin spent the Spring 2019 semester on sabbatical working on her research related to seaweed. Among some of the highlights, Prof. Muhlin was one of an awesome field crew helping Hannah Webber, a University of Maine PhD student, to set up rockweed plots at Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park (see picture). Read More…