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Financial Services

FY16 Grants at UMFK

National Parks Service

Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies applied for, and received, funding from the National Park Service. The grant awarded is year one of a two-year project entitled “Mapping Lichen Cover and Biomass in the Western Caribou Arctic Herd Home Range”. This grant will be used to research the effects of lichen habitat changes and their relation to the decline in population of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. Dr. Peter Nelson will be assisted in his research by Dr. Emily Holt, Independent Consultant.


Northwest Arctic Borough

Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies applied for, and received, funding from the Northwest Arctic Borough. The grant awarded is a year two of a two-year (to begin September 2017) project entitled “Mapping Lichen Cover and Biomass in the Western Caribou Arctic Herd Home Range”. This grant will be used to research the effects of lichen habitat changes and their relation to the decline in population of the Western Arctic Caribou Herd. Dr. Peter Nelson will be assisted in his research by Dr. Emily Holt, Independent Consultant.


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies, has applied for, and received, funding from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This three year grant, titled “Roses-2014/Terrestrial Ecology”, will map and model attributes of an arctic-boreal biome shift. Dr. Peter Nelson will be assisted in his research by Dr. Emily Holt at the University of Northern Colorado, as well as Matt Macander at ABR, Inc.


Maine Economic Improvement Funds

Peter Nelson, Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies applied for, and received, funding from the Maine Economic Improvement Funds. The grant awarded is a two-year project entitled “Enhancing applications of remote sensing research in Maine through ground-based Spectroradiometry”. This grant will be used to purchase a portable spectroradiometer device, as well as conduct research.