Beth Potier

Beth Potier's Articles

  • Beach on Lake Erie

    Not Taking the Plunge

    New research from UNH finds that as climate changes, so does lake recreation behavior.
  • UNH mechanical engineering professor Yaning Li

    Inspired by Nature

    Mechanical engineering professor Yaning Li looks to nature’s shapes and structures to create innovative new materials.
  • Undersea image of a fish in seaweed

    Nowhere To Hide

    New research from UNH finds that changes in seaweed "forests" may be harmful for an ecologically important fish.
  • Five CEPS students standing beside a poster at URC

    Engaging With Industry

    For their senior capstone project, five UNH undergraduates developed a new cleaning robot for Massachusetts company Symbotic.
  • UNH professor of history Jeff Bolster driving a boat

    Revelle Lecture

    Professor of history Jeffrey Bolster was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to deliver its prestigious Revelle Commemorative Lecture.
  • Physics professor Jiadong Zang

    Computing on the Head of a Pin

    Physics professor Jiadong Zang has discovered a materials combination that could lead to tiny computers.
  • Overhead shot of COLSA Undergraduate ResearchConference

    Undergraduate Inquiry

    Students present their original research, scholarly activity and creative works at the Undergraduate Research Conference  April 17 – 28, 2018.
  • Jeep drives through water on flooded coastal road.

    Rising Tides, Increasing Floods

    New research from UNH finds that so-called "nuisance flooding" along coastal roads has increased 90 percent in the past 20 years.
  • Field with subtle hills

    Washboard Landscape

    Newly discovered  Seacoast-area ridges may hold clues about ice age, climate change.
  • Large group of hydrographers at the edge of the ocean

    Next in XPRIZE

    A UNH-led team has qualified for the final round of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE.
  • Postdoctoral researcher Kerri Seger speaks into a microphone

    Fulbright Scholar

    Postdoc Kerri Seger listens to whales in Colombia.
  • Great Bay

    Keeping Great Bay Great

    Across the disciplines and decades, UNH research has helped understand and improve this valuable resource.
  • Abigail D'Ambrosia

    Warming Earth, Shrinking Mammals

    A graduate student's findings from 50 million years ago give insight into future impacts of climate change.
  • UNHInnovation

    The Innovators

    Fostering a culture of entrepreneurship and contributing to economic development, UNHInnovation has been making waves.
  • Rocket launching

    Better (Space) Weather Forecasts

    State-of-the-art space weather instruments developed by UNH researchers are heading into space.
  • UNH professor Pete Pekins in a meadow

    Tracking Moose

    Pete Pekins is leading a study on the dwindling moose population and the rise of the winter tick.
  • Liz Burakowski

    White Gold

    Elizabeth Burakowski has co-authored a study from the organization Protect Our Winters.
  • Larry Mayer sits on the edge of a dock in front of a research vessel

    National Academy Honor

    Larry Mayer has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
  • Underwater photo of orange tunicates, or sea squirts

    Here Come the Sea Squirts!

    Warmer ocean temperatures will accelerate the reproduction in invasive tunicates.
  • Oyster River in autumn

    Stronger Storms Hamper Rivers' Clean-Up Powers

    New UNH research aims to improve health of Great Bay Estuary.
  • Montage photos of trees with their root systems

    Getting to the Root of the Matter

    Study by graduate student finds roots comprise almost a third of total tree biomass.
  • Mount Etna eruption

    Eruption Clues

    UNH researchers create a snapshot of volcano plumbing.
  • a moose in the mist

    Tracking a Population in Peril

    For the past four years, UNH professor Pete Pekins has been tracking the decline of New Hampshire’s moose population at the hands of the winter tick.
  • illustration of roads in a town flooding

    Road Scholars

    Researchers find rising seas could cause flooded roads in unexpected places on New Hampshire’s Seacoast.
  • A cyanobacterial bloom on the surface of a lake

    Researching Healthy Lakes

    UNH researchers will examine how lake water quality in the Northeast’s temperate forests changed over the past three decades.
  • Graduate student Allison Leach in front of a research poster

    Grad Honors

    A UNH doctoral student has received AASHE's Campus Sustainability Research Award.
  • J. Brent Loy and Brian Calder of UNH

    Innovator Winner

    Brian Calder has been named Innovator of the Year.
  • Overhead view of forest in snow, with square patches of bare ground

    Warming Soils, Warming Earth

    In Science paper, UNH researchers describe a new feedback loop that could accelerate global warming.
  • Nathan Schwadron, professor of physics at UNH

    Communications Breakdown?

    Nathan Schwadron explores the effects of radiation from solar winds on Earth.
  • Landscape view of forest with mountains in distance

    Woodland Woes

    New England has been losing forestland to development at a rate of 65 acres per day, according to report co-authored by John Aber.
  • Biaxial tester, used in advanced manufacturing

    Advancing Manufacturing

    With new NSF grant, UNH will address New Hampshire's workforce needs.
  • A view of students at UNH

    Academic Consequences

    New UNH research has found that campus sexual violence significantly affects academics.
  • UNH student tracking moose in New Hampshire's northern woods

    Tracking a Troubled Icon

    The iconic moose is in decline. Here's what UNH researchers are doing about it. 
  • UNH's Flow Physics Facility Wind Tunnel

    Win(d)-Win Proposition

    Nike’s “Breaking2” running project tapped UNH’s Flow Physics Facility.
  • illustration of people rolling out a path from a building to the city
  • Large computerized instrument, a sorting flow cytometer

    Cell Sorter

    Need your cells sorted? The University Instrumentation Center’s new sorting flow cytometer can help.
  • Icebreaker Healy in Arctic

    Northwest Passage

    For two days in March, UNH will be the epicenter for discussions about how New England will respond to changes in the Arctic.
  • map of ocean floor

    Prize on the Bottom of the Sea

    A team of UNH-trained hydrographers are in the running for the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE. 
  • UNH graduate and NASA eclipse spokesperson C. Alex Young

    UNH Grad Is Point Person on Eclipse Comms

    C. Alex Young '01G is talking about the eclipse. A lot. 
  • Image of a total solar eclipse

    We’re All Heliophysicists

     Nathan Schwadron, professor of physics in the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space.
  • SEM image of volcanic ash

    Smart Ash

    New UNH research will help scientists measure, and thus predict the movement of, tiny particles like ash from volcanic eruptions.
  • Corinna Jenkins Tucker

    Sibling Studies

    Corinna Jenkins Tucker aims to understand the role of conflict in sibling relationships.
  • Jennifer Miksis-Olds

    Good Listener

    Jennifer Miksis-Olds has made a career out of listening to some of the Earth’s most curious creatures.
  • Thompson Hall at UNH from the front

    CoRE Strength

    “Universities have departments but the world has problems,” goes the old adage. UNH’s new annual Collaborative Research Excellence (CoRE) initiative, supported by the Office of the Provost and the...
  • Louise Griffin standing in front of Patriots 5 Super Bowl trophies

    Griffin Wins Patriots Community Award

    Louise Griffin was honored at Gillette Stadium recently for her leadership of the Zack’s Team Foundation, which addresses the issue of substance abuse.
  • Scott Ollinger, professor of ecosystem ecology at UNH

    On High with Scott Ollinger

    Scott Ollinger, professor of ecosystem ecology, understands our changing climate by studying the forests AND the trees.   
  • UNH associate professor of anthropology Meghan Howey

    Meghan Howey Digs Durham

    On the edge of Great Bay, Meghan Howey, associate professor of anthropology, digs for clues to New Hampshire's early — and violent — past.  
  • Flooded road with hazard sign in front

    Road Scholars

    Rising groundwater can flood roads up to two miles from the ocean, new research from UNH has found.On New Hampshire’s Seacoast, rising seas could cause flooded roads in unexpected places: up to two...
  • Michael Thompson

    Rising Star

    Michael Thompson received the Rising Star of Excellence award at a conference in Denver recently. 
  • UNH researcher Matt MacManes

    Birdbrained

    At their core, the findings of recent research led by Matt MacManes seem obvious: Males and females are different. Yet the work disrupts a long-held gender bias within experimental science.
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