Facilities

Biological Sciences
atantic marine aquaculture center - mussels caught in net
Providing research and development necessary to stimulate an environmentally sustainable offshore aquaculture industry in New England and nationwide. Stock enhancement is also being explored as a tool to revive wild capture fisheries. Learn More
Biological Sciences
scientists carrying oysters
We are dedicated to transforming science into actions that increase the resiliency of communities and environments. Using collaborative principles and techniques, we build the capacity of research teams, public agencies, municipalities, nonprofits, and businesses to fund, conduct, and use credible, relevant science to address critical community challenges now, and in the future. We also develop trainings and offer consultations for students, scientists, and others interested in building their capacity to link science to decision making. Learn More
Biological Sciences
center for freshwater biology logo
Lakes and streams are among our most valuable and delicate resources. Maintaining the quality of these aquatic ecosystems for present and future generations recquires an understanding of the potential problems and their solutions. The Center for Freshwater Biology (CFB) is based at the University of New Hampshire and promotes training, research and outreach activities concerning freshwater systems within the state of New Hampshire, nationally and globally. Learn More
Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods Paul Bunyan tree
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. Learn More
Biological Sciences
RV Gulf Challenger
UNH operates two research vessels the R/V Gulf Challenger and the R/V Coastal Surveyor, as well as a number of small boats ranging from 10' to 40' in length. The Shoals Marine Laboratory operates additional vessels, primarily the R/V John M. Kingsbury, as part of its classes and programs. Learn More
Biological Sciences
purple flower
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. Learn More
Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
Hubbard Center
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. Learn More
Biological Sciences
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL)
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL) is located five miles from the Durham campus on the shores of Great Bay Estuary, one of the largest estuaries in northern New England. Learn More
Biological Sciences
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
State of the art testing facility for ocean engineering, including a large wave/tow tank, an engineering tank that serves as a deep-water testing basin, and a flume tank used to simulate open-water channel flow. Learn More
Biological Sciences
NOAA Physical Scientist Elizabeth Lobecker in telepresence room.
CCOM/JHC recognizes the importance of public education and outreach. As part of this effort, Chase Lab and other UNH Marine Programs facilities are open for tours to community groups. Learn More