In the first study of its kind, new research from the University of New Hampshire shows that crop rotations, in isolation from other management factors, can increase the functions performed by soil microbial communities that benefit plant growth. The research team found that increasing rotational diversity fundamentally changes microbial community structure and activity, improving soil quality...
A four-year study led by Paul Kirshen, research professor of civil and environmental engineering at UNH, will examine the future of dams in New England. The project marks an expansion in partners and scope for the New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST), adding Rhode Island to the existing partnership between Maine and New Hampshire.
The project will empower stakeholders to make complex...
A spark ignites. It excites. And it marks the transfer of passion into something far more expansive and wide-reaching. It’s an ideal analogy for the research enterprise at UNH, the state’s flagship public university and one of the nation’s high-impact research universities. Read SPARK.
The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.
Preview a few of July’s stories below. Find the rest of the July Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.
Yes, You Can Grow...
Representatives from the UNH Durham, Manchester and Concord campuses have completed a comprehensive review of the UNH Refrigerant Management Program (RMP). The purpose of the RMP is to:
• Maximize the recycling of ozone depleting substances (ODS) and minimize the release of ODS to the ambient air from the servicing, repairing, maintaining, and disposing of refrigeration appliances on its Durham...