June 29, 2013

UMF's Barton receives Maine Literary Award

Morning Sentinel Staff

FARMINGTON -- Andrew M. Barton, University of Maine at Farmington professor of biology, researcher and Maine author, recently was named a 2013 Maine Literary Award winner by the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance.

Barton's 2012 work "The Changing Nature of the Maine Woods," in collaboration with Alan S. White and Charles V. Cogbill, was awarded the John N. Cole Award for Maine-Themed Nonfiction. A detailed, but accessible introduction to the forests of Maine, the book assesses key ecological forces in the past, present and future and explores how and why Maine forests differ across the state, according to a news release.

A long-time faculty member at UMF, Barton teaches biology with an emphasis on forest ecology, conservation and environmental science. In addition to his role as a faculty member and researcher, he also serves as faculty coordinator for the University's Sustainable Campus Coalition -- a collaborative group of campus and community members that promotes environmental sustainability.

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