Beth Potier

Beth Potier's Articles

  • 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


    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.
  • Underwater shot of reddish seaweed

    Ocean Invasives

    UNH researchers looked at seaweed populations during the last 30 years in the Gulf of Maine.
  • Qiaoyan Yu

    CAREER Boost

    Two UNH assistant professors, Marko Knezevic of mechanical engineering and Qiaoyan Yu of electrical and computer engineering, have received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program, or...
  • Graphic of globe with data radiating out

    Broadband Grants

    UNH’s Broadband Center of Excellence has awarded two grants to UNH researchers.
  • UNH PhD student Drummond Biles

    Winning at Brevity

    How do you describe years of research in lay terms and in just three minutes? UNH graduate students have the answer.
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen addresses UNH faculty researchers in Huddleston Hall

    Supporting Research and Economic Development

    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen met with UNH faculty and student researchers in Durham last week. 
  • Disability Data

    Disability Data

    This past November,4,405,000 people with disabilities in the U.S.had jobs. That’s 300,000, or four percent, more people with disabilities who worked than in November 2015, but still just 31.1 percent...
  • Disability Data

    Disability Data

    This past November, 4,405,000 people with disabilities in the U.S. had jobs. That’s 300,000, or 4 percent, more people with disabilities who worked than in November 2015, but still just 31.1 percent...
  • UNH graduate student at Graduate Research Conference

    Spotlight on Graduate Research

    UNH graduate students took the spotlight last week during the Graduate Research Conference.
  • Elena Long

    Forging a Path for LGBT Physicists

    Elena Long, a postdoctoral researcher in UNH’s physics department, made news twice in the final months of 2016. First, the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility...
  • Manchester

    Regenerating Tissue, Revitalizing Industry

    In December, UNH was tapped to play a leading role in a major national public-private institute that aims to launch an industry, headquartered in New Hampshire, that will develop bioengineered human...
  • Project O.A.S.I.S.

    Engineering an Oasis

    Growing up in India, Sid Nigam ’16 saw plenty of food insecurity and malnutrition. At UNH, the mechanical engineering student channeled a passion for sustainable, affordable food into a project that...
  • Living Longer, Living Stronger

    Living Longer, Living Stronger

    At the heart of exercise scientist Summer Cook’s research lies a deceptively simple question.
  • Headshot of mechanical engineering professor Marko Knezevic

    Marko Knezevic Snags CAREER Award

    Scanning electron microscope image of a fractured magnesium alloy 
  • Larry Mayer sits on the stern of a UNH research vessel

    Hall of Fame

    Larry Mayer has been inducted into the Hydrographer Hall of Fame.
  • Thompson Hall at UNH from the front

    To the CoRE

    UNH has launched a new internal funding competition to support interdisciplinary collaborations across campus.
  • Reduce, Reuse, REMADE

    Reduce, Reuse, REMADE

    UNH will join more than 100 partners from industry, academia and government in a new Department of Energy institute focused on the reduction of energy and emissions through more efficient material...
  • UNH Manchester

    Tissue, Organ Research Institute Coming to Manchester

    UNH will play a leading role in a major national public-private institute that will create an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs. Funded by $80 million from the U.S.
  • vaquita

    Professor with a Porpoise

    Chris Glass wouldn’t blame you if you’ve never heard of the vaquita. The small porpoise is so secretive that it wasn’t discovered as a species until 1958. Plus, there are only about 60 of them in...
  • NASA rocket with UNH-built instruments on board

    How's the Weather in Space?

    Rocket with instruments designed by UNH researchers blasted into space Nov. 19 (Photo: NASA)
  • Flooded road in New Hampshire town

    The Soggy Truth

    Political ideology is the strongest predictor of survey respondents' perceptions of climate and weather.
  • UNH EOS director Harlan Spence

    UCAR Board

    Harlan Spence has been elected to serve as a member of the board of trustees of the UCAR.
  • Telescope image of space, with bright yellow and bright purple objects highlighted

    Rogue Black Hole

    UNH researcher Dacheng Lin has discovered a massive black hole “wandering” at edge of its galaxy.
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