• A photo of UNH emeritus Bill McDowell, who was recently named a fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science
    Tuesday, May 07, 2024
    UNH’s William McDowell Named a Fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science
    UNH Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science William H. McDowell was recently named a 2024 Fellow of the international Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) for his research contributions to aquatic science. McDowell, whose teaching and research career spans more than four decades, serves as the director of the New Hampshire Water Resources Research Center. His research examines the impacts of...
  • Assistant Professor Rem Moll spots his first moose in Barlett Experimental Forest
    Monday, March 18, 2024
    Hired at the height of COVID, the assistant professor of wildlife ecology and management talks about his background, influences and one thing few people know about him
    Life might have been very different for Remington (Rem) Moll, assistant professor in the department of natural resources and the environment, if a leg injury suffered in his junior year of college hadn’t derailed his plans to become a professional athlete. But fortunately, Moll — who, along with his brother, was one of the first two people in his family to complete college — had already begun to...
  • Researcher David Moore collecting sap from beech trees in a forested area. Snow covers the ground. David crouches next to a bucket.
    Wednesday, March 13, 2024
    NHAES research studies producing syrups from non-maple trees
    Long before the snow melts and the heavy coats get stored for the season, the quintessential signs that spring is not too far away in New Hampshire are maple trees that become dotted with buckets and the coming alive of the sugar shacks that have been hibernating for many months. In 2022, three New England states—Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont—and New York were in the top six states producing...
  • A young fisher walks across a snowy opening in the forest.
    Monday, February 12, 2024
    New England fisher populations are declining; UNH to study possible causes
    A member of the weasel family, the fisher (Pekania pennanti) lives only in North America and is highly valued for its fur. A combination of habitat loss and over trapping led to the near extinction of the fisher (sometimes referred to as a fisher cat) in the early 1900s. And while trapping limits (two per season in the Granite State) and reintroduction programs have helped bolster their numbers...
  • UNH Faculty Make Highly Cited Researchers List
    Friday, January 19, 2024
    Distinction earned by only 0.1% of scientists worldwide
    Two UNH faculty, Serita Frey and Stuart Grandy, both from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, were included in Clarivate’s 2023 Highly Cited Researchers list, which identifies the top 0.1% of the world’s scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their field or fields of research. The list is made up of influential researchers at universities, research...
  • Aerial view of forest
    Monday, December 11, 2023
    UNH Involved in New Report Outlining Carbon Dioxide Removal at Gigaton Scale
    The University of New Hampshire has contributed to a first-of-its-kind new report looking at carbon dioxide (CO2) removal in the United States. Mark Ducey, professor of natural resources and the environment, is one of the researchers from more than a dozen institutions involved in the high-resolution assessment, “Roads to Removal: Options for Carbon Dioxide Removal in the United States,” which...
  • A saltmarsh sparrow in the brush
    Tuesday, November 28, 2023
    Genetics research offers insight into conservation practices for imperiled saltmarsh sparrow
    Key Research Finding The genetic diversity of saltmarsh sparrow populations is impacted by geographical distance, environmental factors and landscape features, highlighting the importance of protecting diverse marsh types—including inland, coastal and urban—across the range of the species to preserve its genetic and ecological diversity. The study also raised considerations about the...
  • Male student in greenhouse holds a plant. His t-shirt says UNH Graduate School.
    Monday, October 16, 2023
    Schaefer, professor Jessica Ernakovich both receive funding to use DOE facilities
    Sean Schaefer, a Ph.D. student in UNH’s Natural Resources and Earth Systems Science program, was selected for the Department of Energy’s (DOE) prestigious Graduate Student Research Program. Schaefer, who studies microbial ecology in the Arctic with associate professor of natural resources and the environment Jessica Ernakovich, was one of just 60 graduate students nationwide to receive this honor...
  • A photo of a red fox captured by a camera trap in New Hampshire
    Monday, August 28, 2023
    Researchers used camera-trap system across Southeastern NH to monitor mammal behaviors
    Key Finding: In a study of the activity of 12 mammal species in rural versus suburban areas in New Hampshire, researchers found that bobcats and lagomorphs (rabbits and hares) reduced their activity in suburban areas, while deer and coyotes shifted to being more active at night. The study results highlight how mammals change their behavior in complex ways to adapt to growing suburban...
  • UNH student Georgi Fischer cross country skiing with her dog
    Monday, August 14, 2023
    UNH student is a plaintiff in first constitutional climate lawsuit in the country
    Georgianna (Georgi) Fischer ’24 was 17 when she became one of the plaintiffs in Held v. Montana, the first constitutional climate lawsuit in U.S. history. The case was filed in March 2020 by Our Children's Trust on behalf of 16 residents of Montana, then aged 2 through 18, and argues that the state's support of the fossil fuel industry has worsened the effects of climate change on their lives,...
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