Journalism students at The University of Maine interviewed student scientists enrolled in an ecology course about their research projects on human disturbances to lakes.
Click on an image to the right to see and hear their stories.
Sabrina Vivian of Blue Hill Maine is a junior at the University of Maine studying Ecology and Environmental Science. She studies how sand and salt used for road maintenance effects the ecology of lake systems. By Rachel Boudreau.
University of Maine fourth-year ecology and environmental sciences student Amber Saucier, one of several enrolled in UMaine’s School of Biology and Ecology’s lake ecology course (BIO 486), explains lake-level change and watershed development, an area of study she’s chosen to focus on this semester. By Liam Nee.
Northern Pike are currently being studied as an invasive species in bodies of water. They are considered detrimental, according to Tom Rich, a UMaine fourth-year wildlife and ecology student. By Ilias Ben Malek and Laura Simonds.
University of Maine BIO 468 student, Christian Oren, has been learning about and working with milfoil for several years. In his interview he discusses why this invasive species has proven to be detrimental to lake ecology in Maine. By Casie James, Maria NeCastro and Katherine Revello.
Amber Saucier, a fourth year Ecology and Environmental Studies major at the University of Maine in the Biology 468 Limnology class explored College Lake in Lynchburg, Virginia and the human effect of contamination of the watershed. By Taylor Emhart.