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Prospective Students - Student Focus

Forestry students are interested in much more than just trees. Learn about what some of our current students are up to and take a look at some of the paths UMaine is helping them to explore.

Michael Quartuch
Michael Quartuch
In August of 2010, I received a research assistantship as part of the Sustainability Solutions Initiative (SSI) and began my PhD in Forest Resources at the University of Maine. As part of my SSI responsibilities, I will be conducting stakeholder driven research and examining various aspects/issues as identified by family forest owners across the state of Maine.
Chuck Ravis
Chuck Ravis
My research is directed toward exploring participation in forest certification programs and informing whether they have achieved their primary objectives regarding economic sustainability, environmental sustainability, and social well-being.
Yosef Manik
Yosef Manik
Manik joins in the Research Group for Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment and System Sustainability at the School of Forest Resources, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering University of Maine.
Spencer Meyer
Spencer Meyer
My research focuses on how various conservation mechanisms (e.g., working forest conservation easements, forest certification, public ownership, market incentives, etc.), are used to ensure forested landscapes remain intact such that future landscapes remain healthy and continue to provide society with vital services.
Michelle Johnson
Michelle Johnson
Michelle’s research explores factors influencing development patterns and their application to futures modeling of land uses in Maine.
Darrin Kelly
Darrin Kelly
My research project working with my advisor, Dr. John Daigle is looking at the effect of trailside interpretive signage at influencing visitor’s knowledge and attitudes toward wildlife management in the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Maine.
Joshua Puhlick
Joshua Puhlick
My research involves evaluating the influence of 60 years of different silvicultural and harvesting regimes on carbon storage on the Penobscot Experimental Forest in Maine.
Jeff Lombardo
Jeff Lombardo
My interest centers around the responses of forest to disturbance, particularly those which are human-caused. Currently, my research focuses on logging harvest trails in north and central Maine, and the impact of these trails on forest regeneration and larger landscape-scale interactions.
Sean Hutchinson
Sean Hutchinson
A lifelong Maine resident, I graduated from the University of Maine with my B.S. in Forestry and a Minor in Business Administration.
Bennet Leon
Bennet Leon
I am a Masters of Forestry student at the School of Forest Resources. As a New England native, I grew up with a love of working and recreating in the outdoors in any season.
International Undergraduate Student from Serbia
International Undergraduate Student from Serbia
Ema Gajic traveled from her University in Serbia to study Wood Science at the University of Maine.
Vance Brown
Vance Brown
As a new student to the graduate program, I am still trying to figure out where my research will take me. I come from a liberal arts background (BA English), but I have chosen to pursue a Masters of Forestry degree in hopes that I will be able make some change in the world.
 


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