Collaborative research led by professor of data visualization Colin Ware of UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping has found that humpback whales in the southern Gulf of Maine feed on the ocean bottom more often than humpbacks in other regions, putting the Northeastern whales at increased risk for entanglement in bottom-set gear such as those used in lobster traps.
“Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy,” a movie based on a book by Ellen Fitzpatrick, professor of history, will premiere nationwide on TLC on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at 9 p.m. The two-hour film, which features noted actors and is executive produced by Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Couturié’s The Couturie Company in partnership with Amblin Television, revisits the
Microbiologists at UNH have received a $716,000 to study the evolution of beneficial microbes by examining the relationship between the Hawaiian bobtail squid and a bacterium that helps it avoid predators by emitting light. Cheryl Whistler and Vaughn Cooper, both associate professors of microbiology and genetics, are the investigators on the three-year grant from the National Science Foundation.
Renowned moose researcher Pete Pekins is leading a new study that will track up to 100 calves and adult female moose during the next two years to learn why there are fewer of them. Pekins, his students, and biologists from the NH Dept. of Fish & Game (many of whom are his former students), will determine if parasites – which are thriving as winters in New Hampshire are shrinking – are contributing to the rapid decline in moose numbers in the North Country.
UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream discussion series continues on November 13, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-340 with a discussion of opportunities and challenges for vegetable and fruit production in New Hampshire.
The Office of Research Integrity (ORI) recently posted on its website a series of case studies addressing a vareity of topics in the responsible conduct of research. The ORI Casebook: Stories about Researchers Worth Discussing (Casebook) is desgined to raise awareness of the types of ethical dilemmas researchers may encounter and provide a way to work through them.
The Casebook consists of the following eight topic chapters: