News Archives

APRIL, 2018
Cameron McIntire
- NRESS Ph.D. Student cores an eastern white pine to assess the impact of White Pine Needle Damage. Read more ....

Recent News - NRESS Ph. D. Students
Katherine Ineson - granted Summer TA Fellowship for 2018
Emily Whalen - granted Summer TA Fellowship for 2018
Mark Anthony - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018- 2019 academic year

Rory Carroll - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018- 2019 academic year
Andrea Jilling - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018- 2019 academic year
Yusi Turell - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2018- 2019 academic year

MARCH, 2018
Elizabeth Burakowski
- NRESS Faculty and Alumnae '13G is a co-author on a recent study that looked at the economic impact of climate change on the winter sports industry.  Read more ....

Katherine Sinacore
- NRESS Ph.D. Student, investigates growth and water use of plantation trees.  Read more ....

Amanda Daly
- NRESS Ph.D. Student was recently named a Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) program finalist. The highly competitive two-year program connects finalists with participating federal agencies looking to hire exceptional advanced-degree candidates for what will potentially lead to a successful career in public service.

Ryan Cassotto - NRESS Alumnus '17G has been awarded the 2018 Graduate Student Research/Scholarship/Creativity Award.  This award is designed to recognize outstanding graduate student research/scholarship and other creative work that represents the best overall contribution to the discipline.  The award will be formally announced and Ryan will be presented with an Award Certificate at the Graduate Research Conference on April 9, 2018.


OCTOBER 6, 2017

Allison Leach


Allison Leach - NRESS Ph.D. Student receives research award. Leach and her co-authors were honored for their paper “The Nitrogen Footprint Tool Network: A Multi-Institution Program to Research and Reduce Nitrogen Pollution,” published in the April 2017 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Leach was a guest editor on that special issue that focused on nitrogen footprints. Read more ....


JULY, 2017

Katherine Inneson


Katherine Ineson - NRESS Ph.D. Student, shares an article -  Hope for Bat Recovery - In her research, Katherine documents the impacts of white-nose syndrome in populations of Little Brown Bats that have survived since the disease began affecting colonies of bats in New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts around 2008. Documenting the Effect of White Nose Syndrome on Region’s Bats (Video)

Olivia Bartlett

MAY, 2017
Olivia Bartlett -
NRESS Ph.D. Student, Switzer Fellow
Olivia's dissertation research investigates changes in soil chemistry and forest productivity across the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF) in central New Hampshire using field data to validate cutting-edge remote sensing approaches.


MAY, 2017
Allison Leach -
NRESS Ph.D. Student
Allison is a guest editor of a special issue on campus nitrogen footprints for Sustainability: The Journal of Record. The Special Issue has 9 peer-reviewed articles about applying the campus nitrogen footprint tool (which Allison helped develop) at different universities. One of her dissertation chapters is part of the special issue to be be released next week!

Matthew Smith - NRESS Alumni, Research Scientist at UNH
Composting at the UNH Organic Research Dairy Farm - Learn more ....

Ryan Stephens - NRESS Ph.D. Student
UNH Researchers Identify Five New Truffle Species - Read more ....

MARCH, 2017
Abby Carroll -
NRESS Ph.D. Student
Global Warming Will Probably Make Animals Shrink - Read more ....

NRESS Faculty
NRESS Faculty

(L to R)  John Aber, Serita Frey, Scott Ollinger, Stuart Grandy, William McDowell


Excellence in Ecology


UNH Ranks Second Nationally in Ecological Research and Scholarship - Read more ....


Matthew Tarr  -
Extension Associate Professor/NRESS Ph.D. Student
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation awarded $197,982 to Extension Associate Professor Matthew Tarr for the project entitled, "Use of Transmission Line Rights-of-Way and New England Cottontail Clearcuts by Adult and Fledgling Songbirds during the Breeding and Post Breeding Periods." This project will assess the entire bird community using Eversource transmission line rights-of-way and clearcuts created to benefit the New England cottontails to determine how vegetation management and the landscape surrounding these habitats influences use by conservation priority bird species.

Dissertation Fellowships Awarded for the Academic Year 2017-18
Amanda Daly, Cameron McIntire and Ryan Stephens - NRESS Ph.D. Students



Rory Carroll
- NRESS Ph.D. Student
Carroll said bobcats are an “umbrella species,” meaning that, “generally, if there is good enough habitat for them to live and move, many other species will be able to do so as well.” Read more ....

Elizabeth Burakowski - NRESS Alumna '13G and Research Assistant Professor - EOS, UNH
Facing Climate Change, Ski Resorts Deploy New Tech - Warming winters are having a serious impact on the North American skiing industry and resorts are increasingly turning to new technology to adapt. Read more ....

Rory Carroll  - NRESS Ph.D. Student, assess methods measuring bobcat movements, compared two different methods to assess how well connected the landscape is for bobcats across the state. While one, resource selection, was better in most circumstances the second, expert opinion, provided valuable insights the other method could not. Read more ....

Cynthia Kallenbach - NRESS Alumna '15G, Research finds microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter - “Soil carbon, in my mind, is the fulcrum around which all aspects of soil revolve,”  says a former New Hampshire researcher.  Read more ....

Heather Ballestero
NRESS Alumna '13G, Jodie Bray Strickland, Heidi Lemieux and Jeffrey Benway of Engineers Without Borders hold a woven bowl with George Byona, a member of Busoga Volunteers for Community Development, right, and a local village leader in Bulagira Buganza, Uganda. Villagers presented the bowl as a gift to the New Hampshire engineering team, which is working on a project to bring clean water to nine villages. Read more ....

Congratulations Lesley Atwood - NRESS Ph.D. Student, won 1st place in the Graduate Student Soil Biology poster competition at Tri-Societies meeting in Phoenix!

Sarah Widlansky
NRESS Ph.D. Student won the Colbert Prize (for the best student poster), at the recent Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in Salt Lake.  Sarah's poster was on her ongoing research in the Rukwa Rift Basin of Tanzania.

Serita Frey and Stuart Grandy - NRESS faculty receive $1.5 to investigate human impact on soil microorganisms.
Read more ....

Joel Johnson - NRESS/CEPS faculty receives prestigous award and Recognition from the Geological Society of America. Read more ....

Matthew Davis 
NRESS/CEPS faculty, named one of the First Faculty Fellows in UNH's Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center.  Read more ....

Scott Ollinger - NRESS faculty will lead a team of UNH researchers on a $1.25 million National Science Foundation grant to understand the impact of forest biodiversity on climate change. Read more ....

Recent News - NRESS Ph. D. Students
Eric Morrison - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2016- 2017 academic year
Jennifer Wilhelm - granted UNH Dissertation Year Fellowship, 2016- 2017 academic year
Amanda Daly - Fellow, NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide, 2016
Tamara Marcus - awarded UNH CEPS Fellowship, 2016
Sarah Widlansky 
- awarded UNH CEPS Fellowship, 2016 and
                                        Graduate Fellowship from UNH Graduate School, Summer 2018
Lauren Koenig - awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2013–2018
Mark Anthony - awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
Rory Carroll - awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015
Sophie Burke - received Fulbright U.S. Student Grant Award to research in New Zealand, 2015

Christopher Whitney - awarded EPA STAR Graduate Research Fellowship, 2015

AUGUST, 2016
William Clyde -
NRESS Faculty has coauthored a book that is bringing to life Earth's long-buried history. Johnson and Clyde’s new book, “Ancient Wyoming: A Dozen Lost Worlds Based on the Geology of the Bighorn Basin” focuses on what “may be the best place on Earth to tell the story of our planet,” since the Bighorn Basin includes rock from almost every geologic time period. Read more ....

Amanda Beal

Amanda Beal - NRESS Ph.D. Student is the New President of Maine Farmland Trust
NRESS Ph.D. Student and daughter of a Maine dairy farmer who grew up to be a policy advocate and expert in agriculture and sustainability, our very own Amanda Beal, was named president and chief executive officer of Maine Farmland Trust on Monday. Read more ....




Lesley Atwood - NRESS Ph.D. Student - Winner and People’s Choice Selection of the 3 Minute Thesis Challenge
3MT is an academic competition that challenges students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.