• Students in the Division of Natural Sciences have many opportunities to conduct research in a variety of fields. Students may choose to develop their own research project with the guidance of a faculty member, or they may be invited by a faculty member to become part of a research team working on an established project. The following are some of the UMF science majors who were engaged in research during the 2012-2013 academic year and summer, the title of their research project/internship, and the faculty member or agency associated with the project:
  • Fall 2012 – Spring 2013
  • Tyler Case – Rangeley Lakes Water Quality Study, The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project, and A Study on the Effect of Climate Chane on Maine Lake Water Temperatures (UMF – Dr. Dan Buckley)
  • Natalie Dumont – The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project (Dr. Ron Butler )
  • Emily Littlefield – The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project(Dr. Ron Butler )

 

  • Summer 2013
  • Brian Scholten – Rangeley Lakes Water Quality Study, The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project, and A Study on the Effect of Climate Chane on Maine Lake Water Temperatures (UMF – Dr. Dan Buckley)
  • Leon Leary – Rangeley Lakes Water Quality Study, The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project, and A Study on the Effect of Climate Chane on Maine Lake Water Temperatures (UMF – Dr. Dan Buckley)
  • Natalie Dumont – The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project (Dr. Ron Butler )
  • Sarah Pokorny – The Rangeley Regional  Shoreline Land Use and Wetland Delineation Project (Dr. Ron Butler )

 

Other examples of recent student internships or student-faculty research projects include:

  • Studies of fluctuating asymmetries in damselflies – Damselfly Ecology Research
  • Damselfly assemblage research on fishless ponds
  • Status and distribution of a globally rare damselfly
  • Distribution and mapping of  native and invasive aquatic plants
  • Distribution and ecology of woody invasive plants
  • Creating Bathymetric Maps of Maine Lakes and Ponds using GPS and GIS Technology
  • GIS mapping of Wilson Lake watershed
  • Lake water quality monitoring in Rangeley, Maine
  • Internships with Maine Department of Environmental Protection
  • Internships with the Department of Marine Resources
  • Internships with Maine Office of GIS
  • Internships with the Soil and Water Conservation Agency