Sarah Schaier

Sarah Schaier's Articles

  • Thompson Hall at sunrise, with flag

    Six Students, Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Three UNH students and three alumni received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, a record number for UNH.
  • Assistant Professor Easton White demystifies quantitative skill building for graduate students.

    Quantitative Confidence

    Although developments in biology over the past 20 years increasingly require researchers to use advanced quantita­tive skills such as mathematics, statistics and programming, biology students...
  • Arthur Mathieson's Notebook

    Research from Renowned Phycologist Now Archived at UNH

    In fall 2022, Arthur Mathieson, professor emeritus of biology, phycologist and former head of the UNH Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, passed away, leaving behind a legacy of publications on marine...
  • Gregg Moore and Michelle Fournet

    Caribbean Partnership Expands

    Gregg Moore, coastal restoration ecologist and associate professor in the department of biological sciences, has invited Michelle Fournet and Laura Kloepper, both visiting assistant professors in the...
  • Alana Davidson

    Hunger for Change

    Since graduating from UNH in 2017 with a degree in dietetics, Alana Davidson has been continuing the work she began as an undergraduate to reduce food insecurity and building a career committed to...
  • Julia Saltzman

    Unfiltered: Endangered Species and Social Media

    Julia Saltzman, a graduate student in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture’s marine biology program, used social media to provide critical information about previously undocumented...
  • Female graduate student on a boat holding a male blue crab

    Crustacean Consternation

    UNH researchers have documented the first-ever pair of mated blue crabs in Great Bay Estuary, with potentially serious impacts on the ecosystem.
  •  Laura Kloepper and her winged research assistant collect data on bat movement.

    Hawks on the Hunt

    A study by UNH researcher Laura Kloepper recently published in Nature Communications aids our understanding of how predators select and track a target among thousands of potential prey.
  • The Stordalen mire in Abisko, Sweden, a subarctic region where Assistant Professor Jessica Ernakovich has collected data on soil microbes in permafrost.

    Microbial Ecologist Honored with CAREER Award

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently recognized Jessica Ernakovich, assistant professor of natural resources and the environment, with a prestigious $1.1 million CAREER award to continue...
  • Goldwater scholarships

    Golden Opportunity

    Two students from the University of New Hampshire recently received the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, the nation’s premier undergraduate award for science, math, engineering and...
  • Water Works

    Water Works

    New research has found that watershed size plays a major role in a river network’s ability to filter certain pollutants. The findings both further our understanding of which estuaries and coastal...
  • Parasitic wasp model

    The Right Bite

    A study of a previously undescribed group of parasitic wasps has uncovered new information about their mandible, or jaw, function. The discovery is an intriguing development in insect evolution—one...
  • Students work on the plasmid toolbox

    A Hypothesis, a Collaboration and a Solution

    It isn’t often that an entire class of undergraduate students has an opportunity to fill a scientific knowledge gap that may eventually lead to the design of better drugs or treatment strategies. But...
  • Madagascar beach

    Industrial Fishing in Distant Waters

    As global commercial fishing expands, concerns about both legal and illegal fishing in the marine waters of developing countries have also grown. New research studying Madagascar finds worries are...
  • Loading New Hampshire Food Bank truck

    Focused on Helping Others

    The 2021 Food Drive Challenge at UNH, which took place during the first three weeks of November, generated food and monetary donations to the New Hampshire Food Bank totaling the equivalent of 26,285...
  • Dave Mortensen prepares meatloaf meals.

    Rescue Mission

    COLSA’s department of agriculture, nutrition, and food systems (ANFS), UNH Hospitality Services, and Gather, a food pantry and food distribution network based in Portsmouth, are turning unused food...
  • Caribbean Connection

    Caribbean Connection

    UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) is excited to announce a teaching and research partnership with the H.
  • The PDE6 crystal structure used for the research.

    Eye Might

    UNH researchers have advanced our understanding of the mutations that result in color blindness and certain retinal degenerative diseases that cause blindness as a result of their unprecedented look...
  • COLSA Dean Anthony Davis

    Taking on Big Challenges

    Anthony S. Davis bought a house in New Hampshire, sight unseen, when he joined UNH as dean of the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.  
  • View of Puerto Rico before and after arrival of "Godzilla" dust storm

    Dust in the Wind

    UNH scientists have been awarded a Rapid Response Research (RAPID) grant from the National Science Foundation to advance our understanding of extreme, global-scale events on tropical ecosystems.
  • Gulf of Maine

    Fish Futures

    The National Science Foundation (NSF) has recently awarded a team lead by a UNH scientist more than half a million dollars to study how warming waters and migrating fish populations are going to...
  • Ben Gutzler extracts a lobster spermatophore

    The Joy of Specs

    A new study from UNH discovered a better way to count sperm in lobster that could help researchers of any animal species understand this key aspect of species survival.
  • Long-Time UNH Dairy Researcher Recognized by American Dairy Science Association

    Long-Time UNH Dairy Researcher Recognized by American Dairy Science Association

    Long-time New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researcher Charles Schwab, professor emeritus of animal and nutritional sciences and a former member of UNH’s dairy program, has received the...
  • CIBBR Announces New Grants

    CIBBR Announces New Grants

    The UNH Center for Integrated Biomedical and Bioengineering Research (CIBBR) recently announced funding for research studying important human diseases that currently lack adequate therapeutic...
  • Eyes on the Tiger

    Eyes on the Tiger

    New UNH research studying the Soligas tribe in India and their relationship with the endangered Bengal tiger has found that allowing the two groups to share a habitat both protects the tiger...
  • UNH dietetics students in the simulation lab

    Perfect Match

    This year, UNH’s graduating dietetics majors have achieved an impressive feat: all who applied for dietetic internships through the “matching” system have been accepted, or “matched,” by one of their...
  • COLSA professor emeritus Charles Schwab

    Dairy Distinction

    Charles Schwab, professor emeritus of animal and nutritional sciences and a long-time former member of UNH’s dairy program, has received the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Fellow Award.
  • UNH Nutrition students winning poster

    Nutrition Students Take Top Honors in Poster Contest

    Tiana DiBenedetto ‘20, Sophie Kenny ‘20, Madeline Quigley ’20 and Briannah DeLorme ’20 have won first place in the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN) undergraduate poster category...
  • Fungi Feud: State-of-the-Science Paper Resolves Mycorrhizae Controversy

    Fungi Feud: State-of-the-Science Paper Resolves Mycorrhizae Controversy

    Serita Frey, UNH professor of natural resources and the environment and researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, recently authored a state-of-the-science article, ...
  • Fungi Feud

    Fungi Feud

    Serita Frey, UNH professor of natural resources and the environment, recently authored a state-of-the-science article on whether or not mycorrhizal fungi contribute to the soil carbon cycle.
  • Acadia stream

    Into the Woods, Again

    Following a three-year hiatus, the Northeastern States Research Cooperative (NSRC) has been revitalized, thanks to $2 million in funding for the 2020 fiscal year from the U.S. Forest Service.
  • Margaret Frye ‘20 huggin goat

    Learning to Speak For Those Who Can’t

    Margaret Frye '20 is a veterinary technology major from New Bern, North Carolina. Her childhood dog, Alice, gave her the chance to see firsthand the profound impact that pets can have on the lives of...
  • Marisa Gazzola '20

    Caring for Marine Animals Includes Lessons in Adaptability

    Marisa Gazzola ’20, a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major from Harrison, New York, talks about her summer internship with COLSA’s Sarah Schaier.
  • Professor Charlie Caramihalis instructs a student in the new Culinary Nutrition and Food Studies minor

    New Minor Brings Nutrition into the Kitchen

    The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture is now offering a culinary nutrition and food studies minor that brings together nutritional science and foundational cooking skills.
  • EcoQuest alumni listen to the speakers during the 20th anniversary celebration in the Huddleston Ballroom.

    New Zealand Study-Abroad Program Turns 20

    COLSA is celebrating 20 years of the New Zealand study-abroad program EcoQuest.
  • Assaulted Marsh

    Assaulted Marsh

    ​New UNH research is shedding light on why salt marshes are being lost to sea level rise and how to save them from destruction. The study, which was recently published in the scientific journal...
  • College of Life Sciences and Agriculture faculty Maggie Begis and Kevin Pietro

    COLSA Faculty Honored with College Awards

    Maggie Dylewski Begis and Kevin Pietro received the college's top honors this year.
  • UNH associate professor Alan Baker poses with former graduate student Peter Siver and Professor Jim Haney

    A Goodbye, a Surprise Hello and an Unexpected Honor

    When botanical sciences professor Alan (Al) Baker retired in May after 47 years at UNH, the department threw him a retirement party.
  • UNH's Kiley Kennedy '19

    Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom

    Kiley Kennedy ’19 considers the world to be her classroom.
  • UNH 2019 Intercollegiate Dressage Team

    Dressage Applause

    UNH Equestrian Team’s Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) squad is the 2019 Region A Reserve Champion. 
  • 700 MHz nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer

    Major Magnetism

    UNH is set to receive a multimillion-dollar nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, which will enhance research capabilities and establish a regional NMR facility in northern New England. 
  • Skin of the longfin squid

    Skin Secrets

    We’re one step closer to clothing and cosmetics that can change color and pattern in response to their surroundings, thanks in part to new research from Feixia Chu and Matthew MacManes.
  • UNH Connect STEM participant Isabella Solari

    Connections that Count

    In August, before vehicles loaded with dorm room essentials deliver more than 3,000 first-year students to UNH’s Durham campus, roughly two dozen new Wildcats arrive to begin a two-week Connect STEM...
  • Cook Strait female giant weta

    Good Vibrations

    New research that reveals how a species of giant weta communicate could have important implications for  conservation efforts.
  • PEEP flock gathers around a student.

    Flock Around the Clock

    The Poultry Experiential Education Program is adding some unusual items to students' to-do lists.
  • True Grit

    True Grit

    Lisa Arvidson graduated this past December, two-and-a-half decades after she took her first undergraduate class.
  • Countryside stream

    Muddy Waters

    Bill McDowell clarifies what proposed changes to the Clean Water Act could mean.
  • Reception area at the UNH PAWS Veterinary Clinic

    UNH Veterinary Clinic Makes Pet Ownership Possible

    Lower-income pet owners have access to affordable wellness services through UNH’s PAWS Veterinary Clinic.
  • Bennett Thompson

    A Presidential Pursuit

    Before heading home for Thanksgiving, Bennett Thompson '19G got some great news: He'd been selected as a Presidential Management Fellow.
  • UNH Plays Major Role in Identification of First Asian Longhorned Tick in NH

    UNH Plays Major Role in Identification of First Asian Longhorned Tick in NH

    Istvan Miko, the manager of the UNH Collection of Insects and Other Arthropods, identified the invasive Asian longhorned tick, which was sent to UNH by an concerned resident of Rindge, New Hampshire...
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