UMaine Get $20M for Research of Maine’s Aquatic Ecosystems


The University of Maine and The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will use a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation to learn more about Maine’s aquatic ecosystems. The Maine eDNA project — where “e” stands for “environmental” — will analyze samples from around Maine’s waterways.

Lead researcher and UMaine professor, Michael Kinnison, says eDNA uses tools similar to those that crime scene investigators use, to find out which organisms are present. Kinnison spoke with Maine Public’s Nora

Source: Maine Public

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