Rebecca Irelan

Rebecca Irelan's Articles

  • Map of coastal town

    Watershed Wisdom

    When it comes to tackling the complex environmental challenges New Hampshire communities frequently face, developing productive partnerships with academic researchers is often an iterative process.
  • Diane Foster

    Taking the Helm

    Diane Foster, professor of mechanical and ocean engineering, is new leader of UNH's School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering.
  • Group of researchers gathers around large drone outside on a sunny day.

    The Spirit of Collaboration

    Jennifer Jacobs is passionate about bringing people together to tackle the big issues affecting communities— from our water supply to our roadways, she’s helping to advance the conversation about how...
  • Team of researchers in Antarctica stand in front of a large telescope.

    Stellar Science

    Sometimes you have to go to the extreme reaches of the planet to study the most extreme phenomena in space.
  • Red round invasive seaweed sits amid other green native seaweed species on the bottom of the ocean.

    In The Weeds

    Invasive seaweeds that have found a foothold in the Gulf of Maine could change the way predators and prey interact.
  • Larry Mayer sits on dock near research vessel.

    A World-Class Honor

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has elected Larry Mayer as a foreign member.
  • Kai Ziervogel holds flask of water and thermometer.

    Mighty Microbes

    UNH scientists are taking part in a study to learn more about the microbes that break down contaminants in the ocean and subterranean desert environments.
  • Young man dressed in warm winter clothing stands on frozen lake next to long series of black sediment cores.

    Clues in the Cores

    A UNH graduate student is tracing through the Arctic's climate history.
  • Two young women sit at a table in front of a laptop and smile as they look at colorful graphs on the screen.

    Launching Young Careers Into Space

    The edge of space is as close as Morse Hall for high school and college students looking to launch their science careers.
  • Woman with long brown hair, blue shirt and red life vest stands next to a tank of water while holding a long black cylinder.

    Shaping a Career From Shifting Sands

    Meagan Wengrove ('18G) has carved her career out of water and sand movement, thanks in part to the evolution of the UNH Marine School. 
  • A silver octagonal probe approaches the red-hot surface of the sun.

    Here Comes the Sun

    An historic mission to study the sun and space weather benefits from expertise of UNH researchers and students. 
  • An older man with a beard and a younger woman with dark chin-length hair stand beside a tall cube machine they built.

    High-flying Telescope Focuses on Cosmic Radiation

    Scientific balloon launch helps UNH researchers test new technology for gamma ray detection from space. 
  • Artist's drawing of research ship

    Exploring the Seas

    UNH will co-operate a forthcoming research vessel that will provide cutting-edge technology for scientists to study the Atlantic Ocean and adjoining seas.
  • Artist's rendering of a satellite in space above Earth.

    UNH Researchers Shine a Light on More Accurate Way To Estimate Land-based Photosynthesis

    Researchers have linked plant energy "glow" with photosynthesis across all major land-based ecosystems.
  • R/V Endeavor

    Collaborative Endeavor

    UNH scientists and graduate students now have access to a state-of-the-art research vessel, the R/V Endeavor.
  • Erik Chapman

    Chapman Named N.H. Sea Grant Director

    Erik Chapman has been appointed the new full-time director of New Hampshire Sea Grant, effectively immediately.
  • Underwater photo of orange tunicates, or sea squirts

    Here Come the Sea Squirts!

    Warmer ocean temperatures will accelerate the reproduction in invasive tunicates.
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