Department of Biological Sciences

  • Lizzie Gill
    Known for being a country rich in biodiversity, Costa Rica provided the perfect location for Lizzie to conduct research on the wide variety of tropical pumpkin grown there. Learn More
  • Jasmin Beateu describing her poster
    In 1991, COLSA faculty recognized that an increasing number of undergraduate students were conducting research in faculty labs. Donna Brown, founding director of the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research, and COLSA faculty member Wayne Fagerberg decided that students should have the experience of a professional scientific conference where they could showcase research in collaboration with faculty mentors. See scences from this year's conference. Learn More
  • Bee
    Buzzing bees are one of the surest signs of spring. But that seasonal soundtrack is increasingly in danger, according to Sandra Rehan, assistant professor of biology and director of the Bee Lab at UNH. Learn More
  • Tilapia
    Come learn how to make your own aquaponics system using household materials at the University of New Hampshire Spring Open House at the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1, 2017. The greenhouses will be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days, and the event is free and open to the public. Learn More
  • Moocall Sensor

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Our focus is on organismal biology in the basic and applied sciences, encompassing physiology, behavior, ecology, and evolutionary biology. Faculty in our department study a wide range of organisms from freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Our location near the Atlantic coastline and the White Mountains provides numerous opportunities for field-based research. The Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, located nearby on Great Bay, and Shoals Marine Laboratory, located on the Isles of Shoals, are valuable resources for students in the Marine and Freshwater Biology program. Collaboration with Cooperative Extension and the Agricultural Experiment Station allows for terrestrial ecological research within farm and forest systems.

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