"The NRESS program connected me with diverse faculty studying genetics, community ecology, and physical soil ecology. The staff, faculty, and students involved in NRESS overwhelmingly support each other. I really benefited from the collaborative nature of my peers in NRESS, and I know this is a unique experience chatting with folks from other programs and universities."
—Mark Anthony, NRESS '19G, Postdoctoral Researcher, Crowther Lab att ETH Zürich
"Interdisciplinary research was an important part of my graduate work, and it was one of the key reasons I chose to study at UNH. My advisors supported and encouraged my interest in branching out from the earth sciences to work with biologists, economists, and engineers. Of all the skills I gained during my PhD, I expect that the ability to reach across disciplines will be one of the most valuable as I move forward in my science career.”
—Danielle Grogan, NRESS '16G, Research Scientist, Earth Systems Research Center, UNH
"The interdisciplinary training I received from the NRESS program transcends the environmental sciences. I use the complex problem solving, writing, and presentation skills, which I practiced and honed during my time in the program, to address complicated, diverse legal problems on a daily basis."
—Nathaniel Morse, NRESS '14G, Attorney at Orr & Reno, Concord, New Hampshire
"Having worked in fisheries research around the world for over 30 years it was important to obtain my degree from a world renowned university. The NRESS program ideally suited my needs and challenged me to be a better researcher; it offers access to world class staff, facilities, and support networks, and is sufficiently flexible that I could remain fully employed while studying part time. The NRESS program has significantly broadened my knowledge and extended my research into new and exciting directions."
—Stephen Eayrs, NRESS '16G, Director at Smart Fishing Consulting, Brisbane, Australia
"The NRESS program was a natural fit given my broad interests in hydrology, atmospheric science, and biogechemistry. My advisors encouraged me to think creatively and tackle challenging problems that required an interdisciplinary approach and the depth and breadth afforded by the program’s flexible degree requirements. My research experiences fostered my ability to engage with colleagues and contribute effectively to advances in our understanding of Arctic hydrology and climate change, and to help shape future research priorities."
—MIchael Rawlins, NRESS '06G, Extension Associate Professor, Geosciences, UMASS-Amherst and Associate Director, Climate System Research Center
"The NRESS program was the perfect fit for my research interests in that my interests crossed the disciplines of mapping technology, ecology and environmental policy. My experiences interacting with my interdisciplinary committee and colleagues from diverse backgrounds has translated well into my work as a government scientist where I am often communicating across disciplines and levels of knowledge about scientific topics."
Ashley Norton, NRESS '10G, Lead Coastal Scientist, DNREC, Watershed Stewardship
Division, Shoreline & Waterway Management Section, Milton, Delaware
"I think the best part of the NRESS program is the wide breadth of disciplines in each cohort. It's easy in a graduate program to get so deep into your own study that you lose sight of the bigger picture. Getting to talk and work with foresters and geologists and social scientists and agroecologists on a daily basis really helped me keep an important perspective on my own work as a wildlife biologist. Throughout my time in NRESS, I had many discussions about ideas I probably wouldn't have been exposed to if I was in a purely wildlife-focused program. Those discussions were invaluable because they allowed me to look at my research in a unique light, and also helped me connect my work to a broader conservation community."
— Rory Carroll, NRESS ‘19G, Assistant Professor of Biology ,Southern Arkansas University
"My experience with the program was a very positive experience. I am a non-traditional student and the program provided me the flexibility and the time needed to work full time and still be able to complete the degree."
— Robert Colter, NRESS ‘19G, Forest Soil Scientist and Ecologist, White Mountain National Forest, Campton, NH
"When I was looking for a doctoral program, I had several criteria I was considering, largely centered around a desire for faculty with a commitment to applied research, flexibility in program of study, and ability to network with scholars and practitioners in my field. I chose NRESS for a combination of reasons including the access to faculty in the newly formed Carsey School of Public Policy and the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, as well as the NRESS alumni network with a strong showing in ocean and coastal research, policy, and management. NRESS provided me with the framework to explore coursework, research, and network development on topics directly relevant to my interests and to build my knowledge across disciplines which will be essential to my interests in applied research and practice addressing the challenges of coastal and ocean resource management."
— Lindsey Williams, NRESS '19G, Instructor, School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, UNH
"I had a great experience with NRESS. The professional and intellectual environment was stimulating and the welcoming and collegial atmosphere among a diverse group of people (at all levels) made it a great place to be!"
— Brooks Kohli, NRESS ‘19G, Postdoctoral Researcher, Jarzyna Lab, Ohio State University
"My experience in the NRESS PhD program was exceptional. Faculty and staff were supportive and helpful. I especially appreciated that the program strongly encourages interdisciplinary study and offers pathways for success across disciplines."
— Mary Jensen, NRESS '19G