EPSCoR Profiles

Barracuda Cross-jurisdictional Collaboration: Timothy Waring and Laurent Hébert-Dufresne – summer 2023

Forecasting Our Climate Future with Barracuda’s Stephanie Miller

We are already seeing the repercussions of our changing climate through altered weather patterns, development of new diseases, increasing numbers of annual natural disasters, and warming oceans. The NSF EPSCoR RII Track-2 Biodiversity and Rural Adaptation to Climate Change Using Data Analysis project (Barracuda) is working to develop tools with […]

Kati Corlew: The Art of Storytelling in Science

Kati Corlew is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Faculty Coordinator of Civic Engagement at the University of Maine Augusta (UMA), Bangor campus. Corlew has also developed several courses on the study of qualitative research methods, community organizing, and more specifically, a Psychology of Disaster and Climate Change undergraduate course.   Further, […]

Barracuda Co-PI Profile: Matthew Dube

Matthew Dube, Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems and Data Science at the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA). Dube completed his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics as well as both his advanced degrees in Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the University of Maine. Hired straight out of […]

Barracuda continues the recent tradition of Maine EPSCoR grants partnering with Upward Bound

Biodiversity and Rural Response to Climate Change Using Data Analysis (Barracuda)—made possible through a four-year, $4 million (RII Track-2 FEC) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)—has partnered with the Upward Bound program here at the University of Maine (UMaine).   Upward Bound, a U.S. Department of Education grant, creates opportunities for high school students from lower income […]

Barracuda Graduate Student Profile: Bailey McLaughlin

Bailey McLaughlin is a Ph.D. student in Ecology and Environmental Sciences at the University of Maine. McLaughlin’s interest in big global change questions regarding how biodiversity might be impacted by climate change and other global change drivers lead her to work with Brian McGill, Professor of Ecological Modeling in the School of Biology and Ecology with a joint appointment at the Sen. George J. Mitchell […]

The Language of Maps: The biography of the species adaptation process under climate change and its effects on cultural evolution

 “I have long, indeed for years, played with the idea of setting out the sphere of life — bios — graphically on a map,” philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote. Maps have a long history of helping humans explain and navigate their world. Brian McGill, Professor of Ecological Modeling, School of Biology […]