- What's EPSCoR?
- Ecosystems & Society
- New England Sustainability Consortium
- Ecosystems Computing Challenge
- Reports, Briefs and Highlights
- Past Projects: 2007-2011
- Social Media
- STEM Activities
May 21 2015 - 11:51amClimate modeler Muge Komurcu probes the missing link in global climate models
When Muge Komurcu looks skyward at passing clouds, she admires their beauty and mercurial nature like any good cloud watcher. But she notes, "When I see a cloud, I think about the small ice particles and cloud droplets inside." The focus of Komurcu's scientific research is understanding how clouds work or, more specifically, modeling how they influence climate by either absorbing or reflecting sunlight—in large part a function of whether they are made up mostly of water or ice.
May 20 2015 - 5:54pm
If sustainability science is about reaching beyond the borders of academia into communities, then it follows that a class focused on the growing discipline might land a student in a group of fishermen concerned about their livelihoods.
May 14 2015 - 2:35pm
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM) is aPresidential award established by the White House in 1995. The PAESMEM program is administered by theNational Science Foundation (NSF) on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy(OSTP). View Flyer
Nominations, including self-nominations, are invited for "Individual" and "Organizational" PAESMEM awards.Individuals and organizations in all public and private sectors are eligible including industry, academia, K-12,military and government, non-profit organizations, and foundations.
Mar 31 2015 - 10:22am
The NH Wildlife Action Plan is being updated and needs your input!
Share what you think New Hampshire can do to safeguard natural lands for wildlife and people
NH Fish and Game, in collaboration with other agencies and organizations, is updating the NH Wildlife Action Plan. Biologists, land use experts, land protection advocates, hunters, fishermen, birders, paddlers, snowmobilers and skiers - all who work in or enjoy the outdoors - have an opportunity to weigh in on the plan for protecting wildlife species and habitats for the next decade.
Five input sessions are being held around the state in April and May to gather ideas for actions from people who are closely connected with, and concerned about, protecting wildlife and habitats. We invite you to share your concerns about wildlife and help make the revised NH Wildlife Action Plan an even more useful and informative guide for 2015-2025!
Mar 30 2015 - 12:12pm
PSU Graduate Student Awarded American Rivers’ Lapham Fellowship
Jonathon Loos, a graduate student in Plymouth State University’s Master of Science program in Environmental Science and Policy and the Center for the Environment, has been awarded the American Rivers’ Anthony A. Lapham River Conservation Fellowship. This fellowship honors the memory of Anthony A. Lapham who served for many years on the board of American Rivers, including as its Chairman.The Fellowship provides an excellent professional development opportunity for talented post-graduates pursuing careers as leaders in the field of conservation advocacy.
Mar 9 2015 - 11:13am
For the past year, Chris Dundorf, President of 2KR Systems, has been working with a team of students and professors at the University of New Hampshire Manchester to create a prototype for the SnowSentry, a sensor and monitoring station that measures the weight of snow loads. By this summer, he hopes to have the devices ready to be deployed on the rooftops of strip malls, big-box stores, warehouses and school roofs -- any large structure with a flat roof and destiny with heavy snow.
Feb 27 2015 - 11:28am
The Snow Group watches how the surface albedo of the snowpack changes over time. We may not think about it, but pollutants are carried with the air and deposited in and on top of the snowpack, where they may impact albedo. Having a day-by-day 360-degree view of the sample sites will hopefully provide enough visual clues as to what has happened over the last day, and assist in interpreting changes in the data.
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?