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Jul 27 2016 - 8:55am
Protecting N.H.'s Forests and Trees
Listen to UNH researcher Scott Ollinger discussing the value of trees and current threats to forest health. While trees fill our state and have stood tall for decades, they also encounter invasive insects and extreme weather that threaten their health. From backyards to secluded state parks, trees are the background for much that happens in the Granite State and also provide many benifets like clean water and clean air.
Jul 12 2016 - 3:53pm
PSU master's student Carolyn Greenough received a 2016 Plan NH Scholarship this week. Plan NH’s Scholarship and Fellowship Program recognizes and honors outstanding New Hampshire students who are interested in aspects of the built environment and its impacts on the social, economic, and/or environmental capital of a community. Greenough's work helps us understand the variety of cultural values people and organizations place on viewsheds (i.e. beautiful scenic vistas in the Lakes and White Mountain Regions), which alterations for development projects are acceptable, and what balances can be struck.
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.