Biological Sciences: Agricultural Sciences - PHD

This option is intended for students interested in careers in agriculture and aquaculture-related fields, particularly in linking the diverse components of agricultural production systems. The option centers on basic and applied research on agriculturally relevant plants, microbes and animals, both terrestrial and aquatic, spanning genetics, physiology, biotic and abiotic stresses, environmental interactions, production systems, and cultural practices. Students in agricultural sciences will acquire a broad knowledge of agricultural production, with strong emphasis on improving productivity and overall sustainability while minimizing environmental impacts. Within this overarching theme, students will conduct focused research in one or more of the following areas: controlled environment agriculture; integrated agricultural production systems; agricultural nutrient capture and reuse; aquaculture of freshwater and marine plants and animals; agroecology; dairy nutrition and reproductive management; equine management; crop production; integrated pest management; agricultural biotechnology; plant breeding, genetics, and genomics; and/or plant pathology. The agricultural sciences option prepares students to become experts in professional fields related to agriculture, and leaders in collaborative and interdisciplinary efforts to address local, regional, national and/or global agricultural issues. Students may pursue careers in teaching and/or research in federal, state, and private organizations. Link to UNH Graduate School program description >>>

Questions? Contact:

Todd Guerdat, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Office: G42 Spaulding Hall
Lab: 234 Spaulding Hall
603.862.0135 (office) 603.862.1085 (lab)

Diane F. Lavalliere

Senior Academic/Student Support Assistant
Spaulding 117
Durham, NH 03824