- What's EPSCoR?
- Ecosystems & Society
- New England Sustainability Consortium
- Ecosystems Computing Challenge
- Reports, Briefs and Highlights
- Past Projects: 2007-2011
- Social Media
- STEM Activities
Feb 20 2015 - 11:53am
Spring course offered at UNH begins with exploration of the precept that we live in a world with a finite supply of natural resources and with limited life support capacity. Students will be introduced to tools for sustainability engineering, which includes life cycle analysis and life cycle impact analysis, the metrics and mass and energy flow analyses used in the field of industrial ecology, and environmental management systems.
Feb 18 2015 - 11:40am
Forest Journal: More albedo can be a pretty cool thing
Albedo? Sounds like a Puerto Rican marinade involving garlic and vinegar. Wait, no, that's adobo, which helps make pulled pork delicious but has nothing to do with reflectivity. Cuban sandwich, anyone?
Jan 22 2015 - 2:12pm
New Hampshire’s natural beauty—from our coastline to the forests to the thousands of rivers and lakes that connect it all together—not only supports NH's critical tourism economy, but is also why so many visitors end up moving here. However, NH faces a significant challenge in the future. Can we maintain robust economic development and associated population growth while retaining the natural beauty and resources that are the foundation of the state’s quality of life and the real NH advantage?
Jan 13 2015 - 4:00pm
Adding annually to the pool of highly educated and skilled labor is among the most important benefits higher education institutions provide. New Hampshire’s ability to retain and attract businesses that will keep the state’s economy strong is reliant on the state’s capacity to generate a skilled workforce. The most significant role of the Community College System of New Hampshire (CCSNH) is in preparing state residents with the education and training they need to be successful.
Dec 19 2014 - 10:16am
How One Student Went from GBCC to UNH
“Jackie Lemaire is such a good example of what community colleges can do for bright, motivated students,” said Leslie Barber a biological science professor at Great Bay Community College. “Relatively quickly, she discovered a talent for sciences: something that our faculty also noticed. We encouraged her to pursue a major in the area of biological science, and to consider joining one of our research projects."
Dec 18 2014 - 2:52pm
The New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge is designed to be an “innovation accelerator,” with participants developing original proposals for sustainable, market-based solutions to societal challenges. The winning team, which consisted of UNH students, Amano’s Mobile Grocery Stores, proposed creating vehicle-based stores to operate in close proximity to homes, offices and community centers for people who do not have easy access to traditional grocery stores.
Dec 4 2014 - 1:11pm
It is very common these days to hear references to Republicans having conflicts with science. But if a new study just out in the journal Environmental Politics is correct, the conflict between "Republicans" and the scientific community may really boil down to a conflict between scientists and today's so-called Tea Party. The paper suggests that on a large array of scientific topics, members of the Tea Party diverge markedly from more traditional members of the GOP.
Dec 2 2014 - 9:41am
Collaborative Project Tackles Problem of Closed Shellfish Flats
With fecal bacterial contamination and naturally occurring Vibrio pathogens on the rise, there’s a lot working against the economic viability of Maine and New Hampshire’s shellfish flats. And the growing problem raises the specter of serious public health consequences.
Nov 21 2014 - 8:17am
Ph.D. Candidate Danielle Grogan's scientific career was cemented by her undergraduate research experience at Smith College, where she majored in mathematics and minored in geology. Her research project involved a little campus pond that perpetually filled with silt and had to be dredged every few years. Grogan was tasked with figuring out why, and thereafter was hooked on the hydrologic-human cycle.
Nov 7 2014 - 2:14pm
UNH's William McDowell talks about how the underground infrastructure of a city has its own geology and hydrology, and they call it "urban karst". This is just one part of how McDowell and his colleagues explain how a city is an ecosystem.