Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods.
Since June 1996 the Albion Hodgdon Herbarium and the associated Sumner Pike Library have been housed in the Spaulding Life Sciences building of the Biological Sciences Complex. The herbarium comprises approximately 200,000 specimens (120,000 vascular plants, 80,000 marine algae, and 550 bryophytes and lichens). A space-saving compactor system for specimen storage allows for a significant increase in the size of the collection in the coming years.
Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
The Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS) was established in 2001 to provide a focal point for genomic research at UNH. Led by Hubbard Professor of Genomics Kelley Thomas, HCGS is devoted to understanding the structure and function of genomes from across the spectrum of life, and has a particularly strong focus on marine and aquatic organisms. Research in the center takes a holistic approach to molecular biology and evolution by studying the complete genome and its protein expression patterns.
The facility provides highly controlled environments for a diversity of research projects, including ornamental and food crop breeding, sustainable ornamental plant nutrition and development, aquaculture, biological pest control, bioremediation, and plant genetic diversity as well as substantial undergraduate and graduate instructional activities. The greenhouse environments are monitored and precisely regulated through a computer-based control system that creates a sustainable growing environment through the conservation of heat, electricity, water and fertilizer, and increased plant resistance to insect pests and diseases.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
Research farms and greenhouses offer outstanding opportunities for hands-on teaching and experiential learning about sustainable agriculture by graduate and undergraduate students within UNH academic programs, and formal and informal outreach and engagement with stakeholders of our state and region.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
The NHVDL assists the NH Commissioner of Agriculture and State Veterinarian in their efforts to monitor and control important animal diseases. We contribute to the academic, research and outreach missions of the University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
The New Hampshire Water Resource Research Center (WRRC), located on the campus of the University of New Hampshire, is an institute which serves as a focal point for research and information on water issues in the state and region.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, Thompson School of Applied Science
The Organic Dairy Research Farm is operated by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station and College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and represents the first of its kind at a land-grant university. It is intended to help the University of New Hampshire explore opportunities for regional dairy producers through research.
The School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering has extensive facilities and support units that serve its marine education, research and outreach programs.
Summer teaching and research facilities operated jointly by UNH and Cornell University support intense, hands-on college credit courses and internships ranging from field marine biology to underwater research, forensics, and marine vertebrates.