Research

Research excellence at UNH reaches from the uncharted ocean depths to the edge of our solar system and the Earth we call home. Powered by more than $100 million in competitive external funding , UNH research produces high-impact results that transform lives, solve global challenges and drive economic growth through productive partnerships with communities and businesses.

Recent Research

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Shrinking Mammals

Shrinking Mammals

When our planet warmed 50 million years ago, mammals shrank

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Ecology Excellence

Ecology Excellence

UNH ranks second nationally in ecological research, scholarship

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Budding branches against a blue sky

Spring's Window

Spring's Window

Study finds that climate change is affecting spring's timing

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Feeding Frenzy

Feeding Frenzy

UNH researcher finds a giant black hole gnawing on a star meal for a decade

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Plasma Physics

Top 3

UNIVERSITIES IN SPACE PLASMA PHYSICS

 

 

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Ranked 2nd

in North America for Ecology Research

 

 

Satellites

20+

NASA SATELLITES WITH UNH INSTRUMENTS

 

 

Funding

Top 20%

NATIONWIDE IN RESEARCH FUNDING

 

 

URC

1850

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS IN 2016

 

 

 

  • Ocean Research
    fields of research

    Oceans

    With expertise in ocean mapping, estuarine science and ocean engineering, the School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering is among the top in the nation.

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  • Space Research
    fields of research

    Space

    UNH is a leader in understanding and exploring space, from the Earth's magnetosphere to the local solar system and out to the farthest reaches of the universe.

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  • Earth Research
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    Earth & Environment

    Ranked among the top universities in publication impact in geoscience and forestry, UNH research helps us understand and protect our environment.

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  • Climate Change Research
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    Climate Change

    From the Arctic Circle to our New Hampshire backyards, UNH research is helping understand, mitigate and adapt to a new climate future.

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  • Vulnerable Populations Research
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    Vulnerable Populations

    People with disabilities, victims of sexual assault and crimes against children, and rural populations are among those who benefit from new knowledge created at UNH.

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Global Impact

  • Geologists in Wyoming
    Wyoming, USA

    Warming planet, shrinking mammals.

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  • researcher on a tower in Denali Park
    Denali National Park

    The Arctic is the globe's refrigerator, and UNH researchers want to know who left the door open.

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  • colorful map of Michigan
    Michigan

    Interdisciplinary research sheds new light on Michigan's mysterious monuments.

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  • Armstrong Basin
    Gulf of Mexico

    Gulf of Mexico’s Armstrong Basin named for UNH-based hydrographer.

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  • Costa Rica
    Costa Rica

    UNH seniors design affordable, sustainable aquaponic system.

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  • Greenland
    Petermann Gletscher, Greenland

    UNH research scientist shares his expedition to the Petermann Glacier of northwest Greenland.

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  • Sweden
    Sweden

    UNH research finds Northern lakes are major contributors of greenhouse gases.

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  • Caribbean
    Curacao

    With two new grants, UNH researchers shed light on sponges' importance to coral reefs.

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Institutes & Centers

More than 50 centers and institutes leverage UNH’s research strengths to make major contributions, from launching satellites to preventing campus sexual assault.

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Faculty Honors

Larry Mayer sits on the stern of a UNH research vessel

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Hydrographic Society of America inducts Larry Mayer.

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UNH anthropology professor Eleanor Harrison-Buck

Publicly Engaged

Publicly Engaged

Anthropologist Harrison-Buck receives fellowship to establish museum in Belize.

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CCOM researcher Tom Weber

Acoustics Excellence

The Acoustical Society of America honored UNH researchers Tom Weber and Jennifer Miksis-Olds.

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