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May 13 2016 - 2:22pm
New England States Are Losing Their Forest Cover
The amount of New Hampshire land covered by forests is declining over time
NH EPSCoR researchers at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy looked at the state of forest cover in a new report, Forests In Flux, which was released this week. They say the amount of forest cover in the New England states and New York has declined by about 1 percent over the past decade.
Apr 27 2016 - 8:38am
ArcGIS Intensive Training Class To Be Offered Again This Year
The GSS 805: Applied GIS for Research, ArcGIS intensive training class will be offered again this year at UNH on the Durham Campus. This class will take place from Monday, May 23rd to Friday, June 3rd in room N110 of Kingsbury Hall. This year's class is being offered as a four credit graduate level class, but undergraduate seniors are also welcomed to petition the Graduate School for enrollment.
Space is limited, so interested students are encouraged to register early. Registration for the class can be completed on the UNH Summer Session website.
For a full description of the class please visit the UNH Geospatial Science Course Information page.
Apr 26 2016 - 10:35am
New Research: Clean Water for Less
A collaborative team of scientists, community leaders, and water resources experts found that integrated planning could save Exeter, Stratham, and Newfields over $100 million (in fifty-year lifecycle costs) by prioritizing high-impact, low-cost mitigation strategies across permit type and town boundaries.
Apr 19 2016 - 8:40am
NH EPSCoR Researcher Ken Johnson Named 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow
One of NH EPSCoR's Ecosystems & Society researchers, University of New Hampshire professor of sociology Kenneth Johnson, has been named a 2016 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. He is among just 33 scholars nationwide selected to receive the country’s most generous and most prestigious fellowships to advance research in the social sciences and humanities.
Apr 14 2016 - 9:04am
Scott Ollinger Discusses Upcoming Science Pub Nights on WMWV
Listen to WMWV's 7-minute Drive Time Interview with UNH's Scott Ollinger for a discussion on upcoming Science Pub Nights at Seadog Brewing Company in North Conway, NH. Scott explains the idea behind Science Pub Nights and what he hopes you can take away from them - and why he wants you to join the conversations.
Apr 12 2016 - 9:24am
UNH's Bill McDowell to play key role in leading international conference on the impacts of extreme climate events
"An international conference on the impacts of extreme climate events on aquatic biogeochemical cycles and fluxes will be convened...from Jan. 22-27, 2017, in San Juan, Puerto Rico...
Other conveners include Bill McDowell of the University of New Hampshire...
The conference will bring together leading scientists from across the world to address the most challenging questions and concerns associated with extreme climate events -- tropical storms and hurricanes, thunderstorms, heat waves, droughts, ice storms, snowstorms and/or northeasters, unexpected frost/freeze events, and tornadoes -- and how they impact aquatic ecosystems worldwide."
Read more here.
Apr 6 2016 - 8:54am
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) is soliciting proposals from within the New England states to restore and sustain healthy forests and rivers that provide habitat for diverse native bird populations, as well as freshwater and diadromous fish populations. Approximately $1.9 million is available this year. Projects from throughout the New England states (i.e. Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut) are invited, with a particular focus on projects that include on-the-ground restoration in New Hampshire. The full proposal due date is Thursday, May 19th, 2016. Read more >>
Mar 29 2016 - 8:58am
Student presentations at the NH Water and Watershed Conference
Students from St. Anselm College presented a poster on their research project, “Cool-water Stream Vulnerability to Climate Change,” at the NH Water and Watershed Conference at Plymouth State University March 18, 2016. Students and faculty from St. Anselm are collaborating with students and faculty from Manchester Community College in this two-year project funded by a seed grant from NH EPSCoR.More »
Feb 25 2016 - 12:13pm
A new paper published in Global Change Biology synthesizes findings from hundreds of studies and serves as a summary overview of a full report released earlier this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Global Change Research Program as part of the U.S. Forest Service’s National Assessment on the Impacts of Drought on Forests and Rangelands.
“While the effects have been most pronounced in the West, our analysis shows virtually all U.S. forests are now experiencing change and are vulnerable to future declines...Given the high degree of uncertainty in our understanding of how forest species and stands adapt to rapid change, it’s going to be difficult to anticipate the type of forests that will be here in 20 to 40 years.”