Faculty Research

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Alyson Eberhardt and Dave Burdick separate beachgrass

David Burdick, faculty advisor with Alyson Eberhardt, NRESS Ph.D. candidate

The NRESS Ph.D. Program is very proud of the more than 75 UNH faculty members who advise, mentor and serve on numerous guidance and doctoral committees for 56 NRESS students. As seen on the menus for NRESS Faculty Affiliations, NRESS faculty represent a wide range of 23 research groups, departments, and schools, colleges and UNH outreach.

Prospective students are encouraged to contact NRESS faculty members directly when seeking a potential advisor for mentoring and possible funding of applicant’s doctoral studies.

Faculty | Email Department/Research Group Research Interests
John Aber
john.aber@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Forest ecosystems, acid rain, modeling, agroecosystems
Heidi Asbjornsen
heidi.asbjornsen@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Forest ecology

Catherine M. Ashcraft
catherine.ashcraft@unh.edu

Natural Resources and the Environment Environmental policy and planning; International environmental governance; Negotiation and dispute resolution; Water resources management
Shadi Atallah
shadi.atallah@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Environmental and resource economics; agroforestry; bioeconomics of pests and diseases; ecological-economic modeling; ecosystem services; food systems
Semra Aytur
semra.aytur@unh.edu
Health Management and Policy Relationships between policy, environment, and systems change to promote healthy behaviors and prevent chronic diseases
Kimberly J. Babbitt
kbabbitt@unh.edu 
Natural Resources and the Environment Wildlife ecology, amphibian ecology; ecology of temporary aquatic systems
Margaret Boettcher
margaret.boettcher@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Earthquake physics, rock mechanics, and frictional behavior of faults
Jennifer Brewer
jennifer.brewer@unh.edu
Geography

Human-environment dynamics, political ecology, policy, natural resource co-management, collective action, fisheries, climate change

Julie Bryce
julie.bryce@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Applications of trace element and isotope geochemistry to lithospheric, hydrologic, atmospheric and biogeochemical processes

Elizabeth Burakowski
elizabeth.burakowski@unh.edu

Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center  
David Burdick
david.burdick@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment/Jackson Estuarine Laboratory Physiology and restoration ecology of marsh plants and sea grasses; cumulative impact management
Rosemarie Came
rosemarie.came@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Paleoclimatology, with a specific interest in the forcings that initiate climate changes, and the mechanisms by which climatic signals propagate globally

John E. Carroll
(Professor Emeritus)
john.carroll@unh.edu

Natural Resources and the Environment Ecological ethics and values, sustainable agriculture, food and energy sustainability
William Clyde
will.clyde@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Vertebrate paleontology, stratigraphy
Russell Congalton russ.congalton@unh.edu Natural Resources and the Environment Remote sensing and geographic information systems
Alexandra Contosta
alix.contosta@unh.edu
Earth Systems Research Center Land use-climate feedbacks; winter ecology; ecosystem ecology
J. Matthew Davis
matt.davis@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Hydrogeology
Jack Dibb
jack.dibb@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Atmospheric chemistry, air-snow exchange
Semme Dijkstra
s.dijkstra@unh.edu
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center Ocean Mapping: seafloor characterization, small object detection and habitat mapping
Kurk Dorsey
kurk.dorsey@unh.edu
History U.S. foreign relations, environmental history, Canada
Mark Ducey
mark.ducey@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Forest biometrics and management
Jessica Ernakovich
Jessica.Ernakovich@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment

Microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, stable isotopes

Charles French
charlie.french@unh.edu
UNH Extension Civic agriculture, public participation in local decision-making, land use conflict, and rural economic development
Serita Frey
serita.frey@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Soil science, microbial ecology, ecosystem science
Stephen Frolking
steve.frolking@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center Ecosystem modeling and carbon balance
Kevin Gardner
kevin.gardner@unh.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering Contaminant behavior in estuarine environments, contaminated sediment chemistry and management, trace chemical behavior in the environment.
Jeffrey Garnas
Jeff.Garnas@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment

Ecology and evolution of insects and pathogens in forest ecosystems; insect-fungal interactions; biological invasions; genetics

Stuart Grandy
stuart.grandy@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Soil fertility and biogeochemistry
Iago Hale
iago.hale@unh.edu

 

Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems

Development of plant genetic resources for sustainable food systems; agronomic and horticultural breeding, genetics, and genomics; agricultural system diversification

John Halstead
john.halstead@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Solid waste management
Lawrence Hamilton
lawrence.hamilton@unh.edu
Sociology Statistics, survey research, the Arctic
Erik Hobbie
erik.hobbie@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center Mycorrhizal fungi, isotopes, carbon and nitrogen cycling
Theodore Howard
ted.howard@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Economics of natural resources
Meghan Howey
meghan.howey@unh.edu
Anthropology Archaeology: anthropocene, landscape, geospatial modeling, cultural heritage and sustainability, North America
Jennifer Jacobs
jennifer.jacobs@unh.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering Surface water hydrology and land-surface
water and energy dynamics
Joel Johnson
joel.johnson@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Marine geology, sedimentology
Nancy Kinner
nancy.kinner@unh.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering Bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments and more generally, environmental microbiology
Adrienne Kovach
adrienne.kovach@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Molecular ecology, population biology and conservation genetics of vertebrates
Jo Laird
jo.laird@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Metamorphic petrology
Richard Lammers
richard.lammers@unh.edu
Earth Systems Research Center Hydrological cycle and human influences
Thomas Lee
tom.lee@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Community and physiological ecology
Joseph Licciardi
joe.licciardi@unh.edu
Earth Sciences Glacial geology
Anne Lightbody
anne.lightbody@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Civil and Environmental Engineering Flow and transport within surface water systems, including rivers, streams, lakes, fresh-water wetlands, and salt-water marshes
Marian Litvaitis
m.litvaitis@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Biodiversity, phylogenetics, and connectivity of marine invertebrates; conservation genetics of vertebrates
Anthony Lyons
anthony.lyons@ccom.unh.edu
CCOM/JHC Underwater acoustics and acoustical oceanography
Mary Martin
mary.martin@unh.edu
Earth Systems Research Center Hyperspectral remote sensing
Larry Mayer
Larry.Mayer@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/
CCOM/JHC
Ocean mapping
William McDowell
bill.mcdowell@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Land use and water quality, biogeochemical cycles
Michael Merenda
michael.merenda@unh.edu
Management Strategic management, entrepreneurship, international business and SME competitiveness
Weiwei Mo
weiwei.mo@unh.edu
Civil and Environmental Engineering Sustainable and resilient urban infrastructure, complex systems modeling, life cycle assessment, industrial ecology
Gregg Moore
gregg.moore@unh.edu
Biological Sciences/Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Coastal wetland restoration ecology, conservation and land management

Paula Mouser

Paula.Mouser@unh.edu

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Bioremediation of contaminated environments; environmental microbiology of water and wastewaters; -omics tools applied to engineered systems

Scott Ollinger
scott.ollinger@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment/Earth Systems Research Center Forest ecology, nutrient cycling, air pollution impacts on forest ecosystems, modeling
Michael Palace
michael.palace@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center Tropical forest ecology and structure
Peter Pekins
pete.pekins@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Ecological energetics of wildlife
James Pringle
jpringle@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/OPAL Physical oceanography
Robert Robertson
rob.robertson@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Human dimensions in natural resources management, sustainable tourism development
Shannon Rogers
Shannon.Rogers@unh.edu
UNH Extension How people and communities use and value the environment and natural capital
Rebecca J. Rowe
rebecca.rowe@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Vertebrate community ecology, landscape ecology, impacts of land use and climate
change, ecosystem sustainability, historical ecology
Thomas Safford
tom.safford@unh.edu
Sociology/
International Affairs
Analyzing inter-organizational relationships and understanding the roles different public and private sector organizations play in environmental management
Joseph E. Salisbury

joe.salisbury@unh.edu

Earth Sciences/OPAL Characterize distributions of carbon dioxide, air-sea carbon exchange, acidification and productivity in riverine-influenced coastal regions, developing methods for understanding community productivity dynamics and plume detection using satellite ocean color data
Fredrick Short
fred.short@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment/Jackson Estuarine Laboratory Ecology of marine plants ecosystems
Rebecca Sideman

Becky.Sideman@unh.edu

Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems/UNH Extension Sustainable agriculture, vegetable and small fruit production, plant breeding and genetics, plant disease resistance and pathogen interactions, plant pathology and disease management
Richard G. Smith
richard.smith@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Agroecology, sustainable agricultural systems, weed ecology and management, functional role of biological diversity in agroecosystems, plant invasions, community ecology
Jeannie Sowers
Jeannie.Sowers@unh.edu
Political Science/ International Affairs Comparative environmental politics, environment and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, climate and resource politics, war and the environment
Michael Swack
michael.swack@unh.edu
 
Economics/Carsey School of Public Policy Development finance, community development, economic development and microfinance
Douglas Vandemark
doug.vandemark@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/OPAL Air-sea interaction and ocean remote sensing
Ruth Varner
ruth.varner@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center Trace gas measurements of methyl bromide and carbon dioxide
Cameron Wake
cameron.wake@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/Earth Systems Research Center Ice chemistry, glaciology, air quality and human health interactions
Larry Ward
larry.ward@unh.edu
Earth Sciences/
CCOM/JHC
Coastal geology, sedimentation
Fiona Wilson
fiona.wilson@unh.edu
Sustainability Institute Corporate sustainability, business models designed for social and environmental impact, social entrepreneurship
Wilfred Wollheim
wil.wollheim@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment Watershed nutrient and carbon dynamics, aquatic ecosystems, watershed and ecosystem modeling
Adam Wymore
adam.wymore@unh.edu
Natural Resources and the Environment

Aquatic ecosystems, watershed biogeochemistry, carbon and nitrogen cycling, water quality

Jingfeng Xiao
j.xiao@unh.edu
Earth Systems Research Center Terrestrial carbon cycle, remote sensing, ecological modeling, disturbances, vegetation dynamics, land cover/land use change, and human-environment interactions
Affiliate Faculty/ Email Department Research Interests
Janet Campbell (Emerita)
janet.campbell@unh.edu
School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering Remote sensing of phytoplankton pigments and primary productivity in the ocean, optics of the ocean
John Campbell
jlcampbell@fs.fed.us
USDA Forest Service Biogeochemical cycling, water quality, forest ecosystems
Kevin Dodds
kdodds@fs.fed.us
USDA Forest Service Forest entomology, forest health, insect ecology, forest disturbance
Jeffrey Foster

jeff.foster@nau.edu

Northern Arizona Univ Disease ecology, conservation biology, avian ecology, and pathogen genomics
Richard Hallett
rhallett@fs.fed.us
USDA Forest Service

Urban forest ecology and management, remote sensing, forest health, working across the rural to urban continuum

Joel Hartter
joel.hartter@colorado.edu
Carsey School of Public Policy Natural resource use in rural communities, human-environment interactions, protected areas, and land use/land cover change
David Hollinger
davidh@unh.edu
USDA Forest Service Forest-atmosphere interactions, global policy change
John G.W. Kelley
john.kelley@noaa.gov
john.kelley@unh.edu
Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center GIS-based web mapping and coastal, estuarine, and Great Lakes oceanographic forecast modeling systems
Paul Kirshen
Paul.Kirshen@umb.edu
Carsey School of Public Policy Water resources engineering and management, climate change vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning
Rakesh Minocha
rakesh.minocha@unh.edu
USDA Forest Service Acid rain, stress physiology, biochemical stress indicators, forest health
Isabel Munck
imunck@fs.fed.us
USDA Forest Service

Forest pathology, forest health, forest ecology, forest management