Tag Archives: research

The Drunken Monkey: Is alcoholism in modern humans an evolutionary hangover?

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a public presentation by Dr. Robert Dudley, Professor and Chair, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. The program begins at 7:00 PM on Monday, August 6, 2018 in Moore Auditorium on the Institute campus. No registration is required. Alcohol (i.e., ethanol) obligately derives from the fermentation of […]

Citizen Science Training at Schoodic Institute

Millions of songbirds migrate south every fall along our coastline. They use stopovers to refuel on fruits and insects. As the climate changes temperatures are going up. And as things heat up fruits ripen and insects emerge earlier and earlier. But, birds are migrating south later and later. Are there be any fruits or insects […]

The Acadia Bug Project

Citizen scientists conducting real scientific research in Acadia National Park We need your help with scientific research about the bugs that live in Acadia! We want to learn how the number and types of insects in Acadia changes over the summer. We need to know this to understand the role different insects play as food […]

Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds

On Saturday, June 23, 2018, Dr. Donald Dearborn of Bates College will present on Genetics and Ecology of Diseases in Wild Birds.   Bringing in some of his own research on the genetics of the avian immune system from Kent Island, he’ll discuss diseases that bird banders frequently encounter, such as pox, and Mycoplasmal conjunctivitis. It promises to be […]

The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art

On Friday, June 22, 2018 Brad Allen, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will present “The History of Maine Eiders and Islands in Art– 170 years (or so) of Research.”  Brad Allen is a life-long Mainer, leaving only to earn his Master’s at the University of Montana in 1985. He has been employed […]

Forest Ecology Field Techs Get to Work

  Forest ecology field interns have had a busy two weeks since arriving for the summer. Catch up with some of their work, and see a few observations made along the way! Techs stumbled upon a juvenile eastern newt, or red eft as they are aptly named, while completing their plant phenology trail through the […]

Guest Blog Part I. by Nicole Snyder, North Dakota State University

Schoodic Institute is pleased to share a series of posts by Nicole Snyder, Zoology Masters Student at North Dakota State University. Part 1. Hello everyone! My name is Nik Snyder and I am a graduate student from North Dakota State University. This field season I will be conducting research right here at Petit Manan National […]

Second Century Stewardship Names 2018 Fellows to Conduct Research in Acadia National Park

  Two scientists have been awarded fellowships to conduct research in Acadia National Park as part of Second Century Stewardship, an initiative of the National Park Service and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park. Second Century Stewardship was launched in 2016 upon the centennial of the National Park Service to provide top-quality science research for […]

A Great Day in the Mud: Seeing What is Possible

  By Bill Zoellick, Schoodic Institute Education Research Director On a recent Wednesday when we had a good, mid-day low tide, I was reminded why I do what I do. Eighteen sixth and seventh grade students from the Edna Drinkwater School in Northport joined me in setting up experimental plots on a clam flat that will allow them to […]

Growth in Land-based Salmon Production: Key drivers, technology, and project update

Schoodic Institute invites the public to a presentation, Thursday, May 31, 2018. Joseph Hankins, Director of The Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute will give a talk on land-based salmon aquaculture. The Freshwater Institute, located in West Virginia, is an internationally recognized research and consulting program focused on water reuse technology in food production. He will talk […]