Natural Resources and the Environment

Three researchers walk through a salt marsh at sunrise

Research Snapshot: Early Birds

UNH researchers study tidal marsh sparrows to understand how they're adapted to living in the harsh environment of salt marshes. Read More

Recent Stories

  • aerial photo of sun setting over T Hall
    - CAREER Builders
    Three UNH assistant professors have received prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program, or CAREER, awards from the National Science Foundation. With the five-year... Read More
  • A photo of researchers Jeff Garnas (left) and Matt Vadeboncoeur
    - Forest Impacts
    What impact do nonnative pests and diseases have on the vegetation of the Northern Forest? How will climate change impact the range of the northern red oak, especially within the... Read More
  • Professor Russ Congalton holding up his AmericaView Lifetime Achievement Award
    - A Lifetime Achievement
    Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment Russell Congalton has spent close to half a century researching and teaching geographic information systems (GIS), remote... Read More
  • 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... Read More
  • Drone image of hurricane-damaged mangrove forest
    - In the Face of a Storm: Bend or Resist?
    Bill McDowell, professor of environmental science.In a new study of the ecological impacts of tropical cyclones, an international research team including researchers from UNH... Read More
  • Close-up of southern pine beetle
    - Pine Pests
    UNH researchers Jeff Garnas, associate professor of forest ecosystem health, and Ph.D. student Caroline Kanaskie discovered the damaging southern pine beetle in New Hampshire and... Read More
  • High-frequency water quality sensor
    - Going With The Flow
    Climate change is expected to cause more droughts and stronger storms, and a new UNH study suggests that as these precipitation extremes grow more common the effect on water... Read More
  • Image of man installing solar panels
    - E&E News: Dems' spending bill taps small banks for climate justice
    As climate change concerns begin to rise, legislators in Washington have began to shift the focus of resources toward implementing clean energy, especially in overlooked... Read More
  • Student researcher stands at edge of stream in Arctic Sweden.
    - Transforming Students Into Climate Leaders
    Three National Science Foundation grants provide international climate change research opportunities for students. Read More
  • Eelgrass in Great Bay Estuary
    - Giving Eelgrass an Edge
    UNH researchers received a new NOAA grant that aims to improve the health of eelgrass in Great Bay. Read More