Earth Systems Research Center

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Smoke on the Water

UNH researchers will study Amazonia's wildfire history from thousands of years ago to understand how fire might affect the region in the future. Read More

Recent Stories

  • Looking Northward
    - Looking Northward
    The University of New Hampshire has joined the University of the Arctic, marking an official pledge to continue and expand on its polar expertise. Read More
  • Nell Campbell authored a report for the United Nations.
    - A United Effort
    Countries around the world have pledged to adopt new measures that will improve their land and soil health thanks in part to UNH. Read More
  • Fully thawed fens.
    - Mercury Rising
    Arctic communities who bear witness to the early impacts of climate change are grappling with a new challenge. Read More
  • Snowy trail in a northern forest
    - Winter Is Coming. Or Is It?
    “Winter is coming,” the saying goes. But is it? New research from UNH has found clear signs of a decline in frost days, snow covered days and other indicators of winter that could... Read More
  • T Hall
  • Erik Hobbie travels abroad.
    - Have Work, Will Travel
    Sometimes an extended trip abroad — or maybe a few — can offer new perspectives for those in the STEM fields.  Read More
  • Woman bores small core from tree in forest.
    - Adapting to Change
    As carbon dioxide increases in the atmosphere, trees across the U.S. are responding by growing more and conserving water when needed.  Read More
  • Tamara Marcus smiles at the camera wearing an orange printed top
    - Making Climate Connections
    Tamara Marcus researching methane emissions from permafrost in northern Sweden. Photo by Ruth Varner.Tamara Marcus, a graduate student in UNH’s Natural Resources and Earth System... Read More
  • Flooded road blocked with yellow tape and "high water" sign
    - Pounding the Pavement
    New research from UNH shows that thicker asphalt could extend the life cycle of roads — and save money — as the effects of climate change stress them. Read More
  • Spring pink blossoms on a tree in front of a brick building on campus.
    - Seasons Of Change
    One of the leading indicators of climate change — phenology, or nature’s calendar — can provide some insight into past climatic trends as well. Read More