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Welcome to the 2017 UMaine Student Symposium: Research and Creative Activity electronic event program. This electronic program includes student abstracts, student presentation style descriptions, and presentation schedules. It also includes a map of the venue layout, schedule of the entire day’s events and programs, as well as details and information regarding our sponsors and selected university programs.

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Monday, April 24 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Poster Presentations – Natural Sciences

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Cheyenne Adams

Marine Biology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Seasonal Feeding and Growth of the Eastern Oyster in the Damariscotta River Estuary, Maine Production on oyster farms depends on the quantity and quality of the planktonic food, including phytoplankton and detritus, available at the site. This research, part of the Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) program, is investigating seasonal variation in the nutritional quality of suspended particulates and associated feeding and | | growth responses of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica). From May through October 2016, bi-weekly water sampling was conducted in an intensively farmed segment of the Damariscotta River Estuary. Multiple water quality parameters were measured, including temperature, salinity, turbidity, chlorophyll... Read More →
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Hillary Albert

Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type: Encouraging Communication and Nutrition through Animal Assisted Therapy | | This literature review examines the implementation of Animal Assisted Therapy for people diagnosed with Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type. Animal Assisted Therapy is when a professional such as a medical provider chooses to implement human-animal interaction as part of a treatment plan for one or more of their clients. Dementia of the... Read More →
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Zachary Beaudry

Wildlife Ecology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Nest Attendance as an Indicator of Daily Probability of Nest Survival in Saltmarsh (Ammodramus caudacutus) and Nelson’s (Ammodramus nelsoni) Sparrows. Reduced parental investment in songbirds has been hypothesized to be either a bet-hedging strategy to maximize life-time repr... Read More →
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William Breeding

Bioengineering, 9:15AM-10:30AM, 10:45 AM-12:00PM, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Photocatalysis of Atrazine by various Bismuth Oxyhalides: Rates, Mechanisms and Byproducts (Section F Poster 22, 1:00PM-2:15PM) | | Atrazine has been found to be one of the most prevalent pollutant in worldwide water systems. Typically a result of herbicide runoff, the harmful environmental impacts of the compound cause novel methods of treatment to gain interest, such as photocatalysis. Photocatalysis involves the addition of a catalyst and light source for enhanced degradation of pollutants, and offers an efficient method for atrazine treatment in water. Bismuth oxyhalides (BiOX) have previously been investigated by the Patterson Research Group as catalysts for the degradation of atrazine, as results have shown comparable degradation rates to EPA photocatalytic standards. BiOX compounds will be doped with various nonmetals in attempt to enhance photocatalytic activity. The goal of this project is to assess various BiOX based... Read More →
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Heather Clifford

Climate & Quaternary Studies, 1:00PM-2:15PM
To improve our understanding of past climate we investigate glaciochemical records preserved in ~1-Ma old4 ice recovered from the 125.64 -126.31 m depth interval at the BIT-58 site in the Allan Hills Blue Ice area of Antarctica. Due to the complex ice flow in this area, the climate signal is too highly compressed to adequately sample with low resolution, melt-based methods. We instead use novel high and ultra-high resolution instruments to continuously sample and analyze the environmental signal preserved within the ancient ice. | | Faculty Mentor: Paul... Read More →
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Kara Costanza

Forest Resources, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Supporting Women in Forestry Today (SWIFT): Small-scale Discussions with Large-scale Implications | | Forestry is still a male-dominated field. Yet the profession has gained an increasing number of women, many of whom are striving to succeed and find their place within the discipline. Using a U.S. Forest Service model, a group of women faculty and students from the University of... Read More →
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Kailey Dowd

nursing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping | | Numerous studies have been performed to test whether early umbilical cord clamping in premature infants less than 36 weeks gestational age is beneficial. In order to test this theory, an extensive literature review was performed by combining the key-words premature infants and umbilical cord clamping in the CINAHL and Cochrane databases. This search yielded four articles that met the inclusion criteria. These articles were composed of two systematic reviews and two randomized control studies. A total of 817 patients participated. Results of each study showed beneficial hemodynamic effects for the patients who underwent delayed cord clamping of 30... Read More →
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Chase Gagne

Wildlife Ecology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Hydrology and Insect Communities of Riverine Rock Pools | | Small pools on rock outcrops are a common feature on the banks of Maine rivers, however the unique aquatic insects inhabiting these rock pools have been little studied. This is problematic, as climate change is altering seasonal river flooding and rainfall patterns that may control pool filling and drying. These changes may impact potentially unique species in these pools, or make them more susceptible to invasion by disease vectors such as mosquitos. This project surveyed the insect communities of 40 natural pools in a rocky outcrop on the Penobscot River near Milford. The pools were spread between four zones: two zones that were close to the river and two zones that were out of the range of summer flooding. It was found that the pools were influenced by their distance to the river. Pools that were close to the river were dominated by river-dwelling taxa and pools that were farther from the river were dominated by mosquito and midge larvae. Therefore, changes in river flow regimes and rainfall patterns are likely to affect the structure of these unique insect communities. | | Faculty Mentor: Hamish... Read More →
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Charles Giammarco

Food Science and Human Nutrition, Concentration in Food Science, Minor in Microbiology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Seaweed Extracts for use in Reduced Sodium Foods | | There is an epidemic in the United States relating to the high rate of high blood pressure, caused in part by the over consumption of sodium in the average American diet. The objective of this research project is to reduce sodium content in foods through replacement with seaweed extracts. Our methodology includes the production of aqueous extracts from a selection of local and internationally sourced seaweeds. These include dulse and sugar kelp, two Maine seaweeds, and Pacific kombu, a well-established sea vegetable used in Asian cuisine. The extractions are performed by soaking seaweed in a room temperature water bath for 2 hours followed by a hot water soak for 30 minutes at... Read More →
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Kayla Greenawalt

Ecology and Environmental Science, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Identifying Pollen of Native Grasses from the Falkland Islands to Build a Reference Collection | | Grasslands of the Falkland Islands are the dominant vegetation and teeming with unique wildlife such as seabirds and marine mammals. The grasses serve an important role by protecting the ground from erosion, providing food for livestock, sheltering animals from the persistent winds, and are critical breeding habitat for many of the... Read More →
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Amalia Harrington

Marine Biology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Effects of ocean acidification on the physiology of subadult American lobsters (Homarus americanus) | | Increases in anthropogenic input of CO2 into the atmosphere has caused widespread patterns of ocean warming (OW) and ocean acidification (OA). Both processes will likely have major impacts on commercially important species, but OA may pose a particular threat to marine calcifying invertebrates. In the State of Maine, commercial fisheries landings are valued in excess of $600 million, the majority of which is sustained by the American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery. Previous research explored the effects of OA and OW on larval lobsters, but little work has focused on subadult or adult stages. We present preliminary results of a short-term study exploring physiological impacts of OA on subadults. We used Honeywell Durafet pH electrodes in combination with a... Read More →
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Jamie Haverkamp

Anthropology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Learning from the past to mitigate future impacts on North American agricultural systems | | Food security has emerged as a major challenge in the 21st century and is anticipated to ensue beyond the next 50 years. Agriculture is highly dependent on climatic and social context... Read More →
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David Hersom

Nursing, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Importance of Personal Self-Care in Reducing Nursing Burnout Rates | | PICO Question: | Among nurses, does emphasizing personal self-care (exercise, healthy diet, relaxation, and appropriate breaks during one's shift) reduce rates of burnout compared to a lack of self-ca... Read More →
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Natalie M. Holbrook

Psychology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Mediating Role of Negative Problem Orientation and Impulsive/Careless Problem-Solving in the Link Between Perceived Stress and Irritable Bowel Symptom Severity | | Having a negative problem orientation (NPO; viewing problems as unsolvable) or an impulsive/careless problem-solving style (ICS; making careless and hurried attempts) plays a significant mediating role in the negative impact of stressful life events on wellbeing (e.g., depression, anxiety; physical health problems... Read More →
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Lucy Iselborn

Nursing Major, Psychology Minor, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Contraceptive Counseling Practices Among Providers Prescribing Opiates to Women of Childbearing Age | | Opioid use has reached epidemic levels in the United States, resulting in 28,647 deaths in 2014 alone (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2016). The risks associated with opioid use are much higher for pregnant women due to the detrimental effects on the developing fetus, including neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Symptoms of NAS include: mottled skin, high-pitched crying, hyperactive reflexes, irritability, poor feeding, rapid breathing, tremors and seizures, and occur because the baby is withdrawing from opioids (Yazda, Desai... Read More →
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Teaka Jackson

Food Science, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Effects of Blanching on Sea Vegetable | | Antioxidants are essential to human life due to their ability to eliminate free radicals, which can damage cellular processes. Consumption of seaweed is becoming more common in the United States, primarily because of the nutritional benefits associated with its consumption. Previous research has shown that red and brown seaweed species contain a variety of antioxidants, such as polyphenols and catechins, however the effects of processing on seaweed antioxidants has not been well characterized. | The objective of this study was to determine how blanching affects antioxidant levels in Gracilaria. Gracilaria is a red sea vegetable farm-raised in Maine. Blanching is a common heat treatment used for preserving the color and texture of vegetables. It involves placing vegetables into hot water for a short period, then immediately immersing them in ice water. Although blanching denatures enzymes which cause quality loss in vegetables, the thermal processing may destroy phytochemicals that contribute to antioxidant activity. | Gracilaria samples were blanched in boiling water for 0 (control), 5, 30 and 60 seconds, packaged, and then refrigerated for 11 days. This process was performed in triplicate and samples were analyzed on day 1, 4, 8, and 11 of storage. Samples were extracted in 60% methanol over a 24-hour period. Total phenolic content, ferric reducing antioxidant power and radical scavenging (with 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl) assays were performed to study the different mechanisms associated with antioxidant capacity of the Gracilaria. The data are currently being subjected to analysis of variance and... Read More →
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Ashlin Jalbert

Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Picture Exchange Communication System and Nonverbal Children with Autism | | The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) device commonly used amongst non-verbal children on the autism spectrum. The present review dis... Read More →
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Hallie Marshall

Wildlife Ecology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Perception of the horizon predicts bird abundance better than habitat size in a tidal marsh species of conservation concern - The Saltmarsh Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus) is a species of tidal marsh bird facing rapid population decline throughout its range. A major cause of this decline is loss of summer breeding habitat, and thus there is a need to preserve coastal marshes in the northeastern United States. To do so requires an understanding of the habitat features that support robust populations. In other grassland bird species, habitat patches with low horizons are preferred to those with tall objects (e.g., trees, telephone poles, wind turbines). This study tests how the abundance of Saltmarsh Sparrows in marshes is affected by the maximum height of objects in the horizon of marshes from Maine to Virginia. Abundance data were collected via point count surveys at 1,586 points during the summer breeding season of 2012. At each of these points, a clinometer was used to determine the height of objects in the horizon. Previous studies have shown increases in Saltmarsh Sparrow abundance with marsh size increases. Our study has found that the angle to the maximum horizon, which considers a... Read More →
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Laura Mattas

Earth and Climate Science, 1:00PM-2:15PM
SURFACE-BASED GROUND-PENETRATING RADAR PROFILES OF THE JUNEAU ICEFIELD, ALASKA: COMPARISON OF ANNUAL SIGNALS IN THE 2012 AND 2015 TEMPERATE SNOWPACK | | We recorded ~180 km of 400 MHz common offset ground-penetrating radar (GPR) profiles over the temperate Juneau Icefield dur... Read More →
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Anna McGinn

Climate Change Institute and School for Policy and International Affairs, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Origins of the Anthropocene in Maine and the Northeast | | In 2016, an international group of leading geologists recommended adding a new epoch in Earth’s time scale - the “Anthropocene” - defined by the primacy of human activity in controlling global climate. While the Anthropocene is globally defined, the onset may be spatially asynchronous. We use Maine as a case study to consider the relative degrees to which local, regional, and global human activity influenced... Read More →
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Kayla Michaud

Economics, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Energy-Smart Bangor Residential Rebate Program Presentation | | Energy-Smart Bangor Residential Rebate Program Presentation Poster | Judging Category: Undergraduate Student | Date submitted: 3/2/2017 | Presenter’s email address: kayla.michaud@maine.edu | | Authors... Read More →
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Haley Netherton

Zoology, Wildlife Ecology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Nexus of Environmental Enrichment, Public Perceptions, and Education for Captive Grizzly Bears | | Animals living in captive environments face a different set of challenges from their wild counterparts. Because they live in a limited physical space and need expend only li... Read More →
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Mariah Radue

Quaternary and Climate Studies, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Little Ice Age in New England | | The Little Ice Age is a period characterized by abrupt decreases in global temperatures and shifts in climatic and environmental conditions. Based on ice cores and other climate records, the Little Ice Age is believed to have occurred during the timespan of 1300-1850. While climate changes during this recent event were spatially and temporally heterogeneous, temperatures in the North Atlantic were generally about 2 degrees Celsius below average, and glaciers expanded in North America, Europe, and Asia. These climatic shifts shaped the experience of human inhabitants in the region who faced famines and unpredictable weather events. For example, an extraordinarily cold summer in 1816, known as the... Read More →
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Charles Rodda

Climate Change Institute, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, 1:00PM-2:15PM
2,000 years of climate change in Central Asia | | We synthesize 2,000 years of paleoclimate proxy records from Central Asia, examine weather station data from 600 Central Asian stations active since the beginning of the twentieth century, and compare climate reanalysis model... Read More →
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Baidehi Roy

Forest Resources, 1:00PM-2:15PM
A comparative analysis of ecosystem services in Maine | | Natural resources, especially forests, contribute a significant amount of the goods and services produced in the Maine economy. The ecosystem services (ES) framework provides a useful way to compare both market and non-market goods and services across different locations or regions, in order to holistically view the benefits of natural resources accruing to particular places. This poster displays preliminary results from mapping the distribution of a selection of ES indicators in order to understand their proportional availability for different locations in Maine. Areas of ES provision were calculated using 25-miles radii around county centroids, calculated in ArcMap GIS software. Measures of ES include water availability, forest harvest, recreation, preserved lands, and carbon storage. Results compare the bundles of ES provision for 16 locations across the state. Future work will expand on the relationship between ES provision and human community outcomes for these locations. Results will help policy makers in the utilization of the natural potential of local ecosystems for long term sustainable development in Maine. | | Faculty Mentor: Mindy... Read More →
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Madeline Sanborn

Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1:00PM-2:15PM
The Effects of a Stroke on the Brain Organization of Deaf American Sign Language Users | | This literature review explores the relationship between the language organization of the deaf brain and the effects of a stroke. It takes into consideration the side effects of a stroke on a hearing brain, and how it compares to the effects of a stroke on a deaf brain. Specialized areas of the brain, such as... Read More →
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Grace Scott

Chemistry, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Optimizing extractions of recalcitrant polyphenols in Maine seaweed | | Seaweed has been used for centuries as a health beneficial, whole food source. Recent research has linked specific benefits, including anti-diabetic and anti-cancer effects, to bioactive molecules such as... Read More →
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Brendan Smith

Food Science and Human Nutrition, 1:00PM-2:15PM
University of Maine Walkability/Bikeability Audit | | The focus of this study was to assess and grade the walkability/bikeability paths in a 1.5 mile radius around the University of Maine campus. This project was part of a 14-state study, Get Fruved, a USDA funded project for health promotion on college campuses. At UMaine, 4 student researchers conducted an environmental audit on 39 paths (75% in the day, 25% at night), selected by a campus committee as most frequently used walking/biking paths. The Centers for Disease Control and... Read More →
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Wenjing Sun

Forest resources, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Manufacturing Renewable Composites using Cellulose Nanofibrils and Fungus Mycelia as Binder | | This study aims to produce a novel all-renewable hybrid composite panel using softwood particles, cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and fungus mycelia. CNF, currently produced on pilot scale by the University of Maine has been successfully used as a complete replacement of urea-formaldehyde resin in the formulation of traditional particleboard. The produced panels have mechanical properties similar to those of conventional particleboard with the additional advantage of being added-formaldehyde free. Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, which can also act as a binder to produce particleboard. Mycelium-based particleboard has been commercialized by Ecovative Design and has the additional advantage of being Class-A fire resistant. The hybrid panel we produced is expected to have improved physical and mechanical properties and inherent fire resistance. | | Faculty Mentor: Mehdi... Read More →
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Chelsea Sutton

Communication Sciences and Disorders, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Treatment Methods Of Tinnitus | | Tinnitus, the perception of buzzing or ringing of the ear, affects nearly 50 million individuals in the United States, 20% of whom are considered to have a severe case. The disorder ranges from mild to severe, however the symptoms can be so strenuous that the quality of life is affected. Although tinnitus is incurable there are different methods of treatments, such as sound therapy and cognitive behavior modification therapy (CBT), that aim to restore the... Read More →
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Emma Taccardi

Marine biology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Can stable isotopes indicate the geographical origins of sea lice? | | The salmon louse Lepeophtheirus salmonis is the primary parasitic disease of salmon aquaculture and affects populations of both wild and farmed fish. Despite the current understanding of its detrimental effects on host salmonids, its complete life history strategy remains uncertain. The current study investigated the distribution of sea lice in Maine through stable isotope analysis (SIA). Louse populations were collected from farmed Atlantic salmon in Cobscook Bay and from wild salmon at the Milford Dam to determine if the isotopic signatures of lice from different fish stocks were unique. Preliminary studies experimented with processing protocols to establish the most efficient method for sea lice SIA. Further analysis of... Read More →
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Benjamin Tero

Biochemistry, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Pretty in Pink: How Gordonia Bacteriophage Flapper Contributes to Phage Diversity | | Bacteriophage (phage), viruses that infect bacteria, are the most abundant biological entity in the world. Despite having only 178 sequenced genomes in the phagesdb.org database, Gordonia phage bacteriophage show greater diversity than Mycobacteria phage for which 1,354 genomes have been sequenced. To understand relationships between these diverse phage, they are sorted into clusters based on genome structure and nucleotide sequence. The novel Gordonia phage Flapper belongs to cluster CR and has a genome length of 67,527 base pairs with 96 predicted genes. Flapper forms lysogens in the host Gordonia terrae, meaning it remains dormant in the host and possibly integrates its genome into the host genome. There is no evidence, however, of genes in the Flapper genome that are essential for lysogeny, such as an integrase gene which facilitates integration of the phage genome into the host genome... Read More →
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Joshua Villazana

Entomology, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Black Soldier Fly Hermetia illucens (Diptera: Stratiomyidae) and The Future Alternative to Aqua Feed & Seafood Waste Management in Maine | | There are over 120,000 fly species on the planet and many are known to be a nuisance. However, some flies are well suited for remediati... Read More →
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Christian Zwirner

Biochemistry, 1:00PM-2:15PM
Defensive Mechanisms of Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor in Host Response to Candida albicans Infection | | This project involves an analysis of the defensive roles of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a cell-surface receptor linked to epithelial cell proliferation that is targeted is many cancer therapies, in response to Candida albicans infection. Candida albicans is a commensal fungus that can cause mucosal candidiasis and life threatening disseminated infections in immunocompromised patients. Our ultimate goal is to answer specific questions about how EGFR protects against mucosal candidiasis using a zebrafish model developed in the Wheeler lab at the University of Maine. It is speculated that EGFR may regulate epithelial barrier homeostasis, upregulate mucus production, and recruit neutrophils; however, very few studies have been conducted to support these claims. In this study, AG-1478, an EGFR inhibitor, was used to assess the... Read More →

Judges
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Amy Baron

Ecology and Environmental Sciences, School of Biology and Ecology, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Bird Abundance in the Rockweed Habitat along the Maine Coast | | Along the Maine coast, rockweed (Ascophyllum nodosum) is the dominant primary producers in the sheltered rocky intertidal areas and provides many essential ecological services to the intertidal ecosystem. Rockweed biomass supports organisms through direct grazing and additions to the detrital food web. Its complex three-dimensional structure not only provides invertebrates with protection from heat, desiccation, and predation at low tide but also a predation refuge for juvenile fishes. Moreover, rockweed provides habitat and a foraging site for coastal birds, such as Common Eider (Somateria mollissima), which forage for invertebrates in the expanded floating canopy. A strong linkage between rockweed and marine invertebrates has been shown; however, less is known about the ecological values of rockweed habitats to vertebrates, particularly birds. To understand the importance of rockweed for coastal birds, I conducted bird and algae surveys along the entire coast of Maine between June and September 2016. Bird counts were modeled as a function of the species composition of the macroalgal community (i.e., rockweed Ascophyllum nodosum versus other macroalgal species such as Fucus spp., bare rock or other substrates), geographic region, shoreline exposure, wind and wave conditions, precipitation, calendar day, and tidal cycle. On average, bird use of the intertidal zone was higher in areas with greater coverage of rockweed. These results may have implications for the ecological effects of rockweed harvest for commercial use. | | Faculty Mentor: Brian... Read More →
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Audrey Bergeron

Biochemistry, 9:15AM-10:30AM
Candida and Pseudomonas Interact to Enhance Infection in Transparent Zebrafish | | Infections comprised of multiple microbial species, such as bacteria and fungi, are called “mixed infections” and present a significant burden in hospitals, often complicating patient treatment... Read More →
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Destin Black

Intermedia, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Untitled | | My project explores the intersection of art and science to encourage viewers to look at art and data more carefully and critically. The project will contain diverse methodologies and mediums. The resulting work will produce a multi-media work for display. | | Faculty Mentor: Owen... Read More →
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Robert Boenish

Marine Biology, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Dynamics of effective effort in a dynamic trap fishery: Maine American lobster (Homarus americanus) Utilization and interpretation of fishery-dependent data presents issues due to statistical difficulties associated with non-random sampling. A standardized framework is developed in this study for estimating Maine, USA, American Lobster (Homarus americanus) effective effort (individual trap hauls) on a fixed spatiotemporal scale using fishery-dependent data. We employ environmental covariates in a two-stage generalized additive model framework and non-parametrically bootstrap to standardize lobster catch per unit effort (CPUE) and estimate confidence intervals for the years 2006-2013. Bootstrapped CPUE confidence intervals are combined with high resolution landings data to estimate confidence intervals of effective lobster effort. In all study years we found the peak of effective effort preceded the peak of landings. Coast-wide from 2006-2013, effective effort increased modestly (9.1%) while landings increased dramatically (69.6%), suggesting assessment of spatiotemporal fishery dynamics may provide important insights for future management in Maine. Characteristic east-west differences in catch and effort were present in all study years, further suggesting non-stationarity of biological, temporal, and geographic processes in the Maine Lobster fishery. | | Faculty Mentor: Yong... Read More →
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Andrew Galimberti

Entomology, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Mineral Oil as a Tool in Integrated Pest Management of Potato | | Mineral oil is an organic petroleum-based pesticide which has a variety of uses in pest management. It has been used as an insecticide in several crops, primarily against small, soft-bodied insects. It is also... Read More →
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Caitlin Howell

Bioengineering, 9:15AM-10:30AM
Plasma patterned infused paper substrates for controlled bacterial adhesion | | Patterning substrates to create regions of varying surface chemistry for biological adhesion plays a key role in diagnostics and in vitro bioassays. However, problems a
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Molly Miller

Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 9:15AM-10:30AM, 10:45AM-12:00PM
Title: Round Table examining fisheries co-management across Maine’s geographic and cultural contexts: Maine’s intertidal aquaculture industry (Room 6 Presenter 3) | | The Sustainable Ecological Aquaculture Network (SEANET) utilizes Ostrom’s social-ecological systems framework to conduct research designed to improve and further develop aquaculture in Maine. Community-based intertidal aquaculture has the potential to diversify... Read More →


Monday April 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:15pm
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