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Student Project Examples

Bear Crash Analysis for State of Maine
Bear Crash Analysis for State of Maine

This project examines accidental data involving bear from a spreadsheet by the Maine Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the years 2010-2012.

Project Credits: Angie Rossignol, Nathan Boynton

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Transportation Analysis
Transportation Analysis

The forest industry in the state of Maine has markets that greatly fluctuate. This project utilizes Network Analyst to analyze the profitability of trucking from selected logging locations in the state of Maine to selected mills.

Project Credits: Shawn Cyr, Trevor Francis, Mitchell Roi

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Aroostook County Crash Analysis 2000-2004
Aroostook County Crash Analysis 2000-2004

This was an analysis of crash location and density for Aroostook County.

Project Credits: Michael San Antonio and Derek Young

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Possible Wind Turbine Sites in Fort Kent, ME
Possible Wind Turbine Sites in Fort Kent, ME

The objective of this research was to locate areas suitable for installation of commercial wind turbines based on elevation and legal setbacks within Fort Kent.

Project Credits: Mary Marucci, Andy Pelletier, and Shane Dufour

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GIS Analysis of the Association Between Soil and Forest Type
GIS Analysis of the Association Between Soil and Forest Type

Winner of UMFK Scholars Symposium, Student Poster Session. The project looked at mature stands of wood to see the relationship between forest type and the soil types on which they grow in Northern Maine. 

Project Credits: Angela Glew, Kyle Davis, and Tony Collin

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Bald Eagle Nesting Sites in Aroostook County, ME
Bald Eagle Nesting Sites in Aroostook County, ME

This is a spatial analysis of bald eagle nesting sites in Aroostook County from a 2014 survey.

Project Credits: Cole Mclaughlin, Adam Caron, Garrett Wilbur

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Travel Habits of Radio Collared Deer in the North Maine Woods
Travel Habits of Radio Collared Deer in the North Maine Woods

Spatial data (shapefile) was used to understand the travel patterns of a deer that has been collared and tracked in the North Maine Woods for the six week period of December 2013 to January 2014.

Project Credits: Kendra Freund, Jordan Kelly

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2014 Maine Lobster Landings Study
2014 Maine Lobster Landings Study

In the state of Maine fishing for lobster requires a license and tags. Harvest data from the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) was used to determine which town was the most productive in 2014.

Project Credits: Hayden Alley, Bruce Lord

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Aroostook County Moose Collisions 2000-2005
Aroostook County Moose Collisions 2000-2005

This study examined if season of year or road conditions influenced vehicle-moose collisions on three highways in Aroostook County, Maine.

Project Credits: Michael Henderson and Daniel Kent

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Ungulate Crash Study of Maine for 2006
Ungulate Crash Study of Maine for 2006

The project's goal was to answer the following spatial questions: What counties had the highest and lowest number of moose and deer collisions? Where in Maine do moose and deer collisions happen more or less in relation to each other? Which types of roads have the highest reported collisions? We also compared the frequency of accidents relative to human population.

Project Credits: Bradley Hubert and Paul Cyr

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Geographic Analysis of the 2012 Moose Population
Geographic Analysis of the 2012 Moose Population

The purpose of this project was to determine if there are any geographical regions or relationship to water bodies where moose are heavily condensed in population within Aroostook County.

Project Credits: Travis Powers, Isac Quint, and Sam Beaulieu

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Rare Natural Community Types of York County, Maine
Rare Natural Community Types of York County, Maine

Winner of UMFK Scholars Symposium, Student Poster Session. The purpose of our project was to locate and identify rare habitat types at the highest risk for human development.

Project Credits: Charles Michaud, Timothy McDermott, and Kevin Guerette

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First Responder Response Times for Fort Kent, Maine
First Responder Response Times for Fort Kent, Maine

This study examines response times for emergency vehicles to arrive on scene in Fort Kent in 2015-2016.

Project Credits: Nina C., Samuel D., Christopher J.

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