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UMFK hires new forestry professor

FORT KENT, Maine – The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce that Stephanie Landry has been hired as an applied forestry management faculty member.

 “We’re so happy to have such a qualified faculty member familiar with the area join us,” said UMFK President Deb Hedeen. “Her expertise in local forests on both sides of the border will be valuable to our students.”

 Landry received her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in sociology, from the University of Moncton in 2010. She earned her masters in 2012 from the University of Sherbrooke. Landry is currently finishing her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Quebec at Rimouski. She is also fluent in French and English.

 “I’m so excited to join the UMFK family,” said Landry. “I’m thankful to be able to share my passion for the sustainable management of the forest with the students and doing so not far from home in the region I grew up in is wonderful.”

Landry has been widely published in various publications on topics from LiDAR and remote sensing to canopy cover estimation from Landsat images. She has conducted research on the factors impacting forest regeneration and created tools to estimate different forest characteristics of the Acadian Forest Region of North America. Landry’s area of expertise is broad, covering statistical modeling to landscape ecology.

“The experience I’ve developed in remote sensing, especially with LiDAR, will be an asset for UMFK as well as the students,” said Landry. “The students will develop skills sought by employers, which will make them more competitive in the job market.”

 For more information on the applied forest management program at UMFK, please go to www.umfk.edu/forestry/ or call 207-834-7500.

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