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Category: Research

November 04, 2018

Unity College professor discovers another new species of tardigrade

Even as tardigrades make waves in pop culture, there is still much to be discovered about the world’s smallest known animal Barnacles may be an odd — and smelly —  parcel for most people to receive. But for Dr. Emma Perry, Professor of Marine Biology at Unity College, it’s exciting, presenting yet another opportunity to… Read more »

July 01, 2018

Alumni Story: A reason to shell-ebrate

From Big Night to the Big Day, Unity College’s turtle-loving Greg LeClair has exemplified what a Unity College Education can offer young conservationists It’s a chilly night in April, and the sun fell just a couple hours ago. The weather isn’t quite ideal for the Unity College Herpetology Club’s first ever organized Big Night, where… Read more »

December 01, 2017

Spying on Turtles in the Name of Conservation

Unity College students, faculty aid Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife in years-long turtle study As the antenna slowly swept a semicircle into the crisp fall air above his head, Greg LeClair (‘18) listened closely to the steady beep of the receiver at his chest for any change in intensity. Up to his hips… Read more »

November 01, 2017

Faculty Research

Dr. Kathleen Dunckel Dunckel, D., A. Weiskittel, and G. Fiske.  (2017) Projected future distribution of Tsuga canadensis across alternative climate scenarios in Maine, U.S.  Forests. 8. 285; doi:10.3390/f8080285 Climate change is expected to alter the suitable habitat of individual tree species, and forest managers require resources about the potential impacts on a regional scale to… Read more »

June 14, 2017

Academic Research at Unity College

Dr. Jennifer Clarke, Professor of Wildlife Biology Professor of Wildlife Biology Dr. Jennifer Clarke has had a multitude of research papers published in several journals in recent years, from work on the barks and howls of dingoes to the vocalisations of captive Sumatran tigers, her most recently published work. Three of Dr. Clarke’s recently published… Read more »

William Hafford

October 14, 2016

Unity faculty get grant to integrate math, writing, marine biology

National Science Foundation rewards college for leadership in transdisciplinary learning. A trio of Unity College professors has earned a share of a National Science Foundation grant that will integrate mathematics, writing, and marine biology at America’s Environmental College. The grant is part of a $2.65 million National Science Foundation IUSE Math grant awarded to 11… Read more »