MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Experts Offer Environmental Insights For Earth Day (April 22)
Contact: Beth Potier
UNH Media Relations
March 27, 2006

From the depths of the sea to the top of Mt. Washington to the outer edges of the solar system, University of New Hampshire researchers are taking the pulse of the planet’s health. Climate change, fisheries decline, organic food production, and biodiesel technology are among the Earth Day-related subjects UNH professors can provide expert commentary on.

Further, UNH is one of the nation’s greenest campuses: It’s ranked in the top five percent of research campuses for energy efficiency by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Here is a sampling of the university’s rich resources in environmental issues:


Climate Change

George Hurtt, assistant professor of natural resources and Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space

Cameron Wake, research associate professor, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space


General Sustainability and UNH’s “Green” Efforts

Tom Kelly, director, UNH Office of Sustainability




Ihab Farag, professor of chemical engineering

UNH Biodiesel Group


Fisheries management

Andrew Rosenberg, professor of natural resources policy and management



Marine ecology

James (Jeb) Byers, assistant professor of zoology

Stephen Jones, research associate professor, director of the UNH Center for Marine Biology and assistant director for research of the NH Sea Grant College Program


Ann Reid, director, Great Bay Coast Watch



Ecology and environmental policy

Mimi Larsen Becker, associate professor of natural resources and environmental policy



UNH Organic Dairy

Charles Schwab, professor of dairy science


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