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Undergraduate Students
  • The following NREN students are participating in the 2019 Change Maker Collaborative Internship program: Jessica Holley Clancy, Eliane Driscoll, Colleen Dunphy, Jonathan Gagne, Marianna Miller, Rachel Rymaszewski, and Nick Walsh.
  • Angelica Beltrán Franco ’19, a wildlife and conservation biology major, has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Summer 2019 to study in Tanzania in conjunction with The School for Field Studies (SFS).
  • Jake Gehrung ’20, an environmental science: ecosystems major, has received a 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Abroad (Ecuador)
  • Elizabeth Martin ’20 and Maggie Phillips ’19, both environmental science: ecosystems majors, have received 2019 Brian E. Doyle Undergraduate Marine Extension Fellowships
  • Hayden McDermott ’19, an environmental conservation and biology major, received a UNH Kidder Award
  • Vincent Pagano ‘20, an environmental conservation and sustainability major, Ben Phillips ‘20, a wildlife and conservation biology major, and Hannah Stewart ’20, an environmental conservation and sustainability and environmental and resource economics dual major, have received 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF)
Graduate Students
  • NRESS Ph.D. student, Amanda Beal, has been appointed by Gov. Mills of Maine as Maine's new Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
  • Sarah Bower ‘20G, Stacey Doherty ‘20G, Benjamin Fraser NRESS Ph.D. student, Julia Jones ‘19G, Bennett Thompson ‘19G, and Emily Whalen NRESS Ph.D. student, all received 2019 UNH Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowships (STAF)
  • NRESS Ph.D. students Heather Grybas and Katherine Ineson received 2019 UNH Dissertation Year Fellowships (DYF)
  • Chad Hammer ‘19G is the 2019 Society of American Foresters (SAF) Granite State Division Graduate Student of the Year
  • Allison Herreid '19G, was chosen to participate in the first cohort of the Limnology and Oceanography Research Exchange (LOREX) program in Summer 2019
  • Sam Palmer ‘19G, received a 2019 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP); Allison Herreid ‘19G and Jess Stekettee NRESS Ph.D. student, both received honorable mentions.
  • NRESS Ph.D. student Drew Robinson was selected for Voices for Science (Policy Track), run by the American Geophysical Union
Faculty
Department
  • NREN has won the “Most Outstanding Rookie Team” Award and the “Most Bike Trips – Large Group” Award in the Seacoast Commute Smart May 2019 Challenge.
Alumni 
  • Molly Jacobson, '17 B.S. wildlife and conservation biology, contributed a commentary to UNH's Inquiry 2018 about her research at UNH.

Recent Photos

  • NREN Flannel Friday

    NREN's Flannel Friday Showdown, Fall 2018

  • NREN Flannel Friday

    NREN's Flannel Friday Showdown, Fall 2018

  • Manalo & McDowell

    Dr. Alberto Manalo and Dr. Bill McDowell pose for Flannel Friday!

Recent Featured Articles

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Soil Synthesis

NSF funds study on soils’ impact on climate change
Serita Frey, Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment A new National Science Foundation grant will support UNH efforts to understand the impact of three significant global changes — climate warming, the release of nitrogen into the atmosphere and invasion by non-native plants — on soil located in the American Northeast. The grant, to professor of natural resources and the environment...
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Excellence in Citations

Study ranks 41 UNH researchers in top 2 percent worldwide
A recent study published in PLOS Biology Journal lists 41 current and emeritus UNH researchers among the world's leading 100,000 researchers, in the top 2 percent. The study, led by John P.A. Ioannidis of Stanford University, ranked more than 6 million researchers in 22 disciplines and 176 subdisciplines researchers based on citation metrics from data from 2019. The UNH researchers — from the...
Growing More Than Algae

Growing More Than Algae

Fertilizer runoff in streams and rivers can have cascading effects, analysis shows
A new analysis of hundreds of experiments co-authored by UNH professor of natural resources Bill McDowell shows fertilizer pollution can have ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, spurring algae growth that feeds insects as well as the fish that feed on the insects. The analysis, published in Biological Reviews, combined the results of 184 studies drawn from 885 individual...

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  • New Collections Manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium
    Erin Sigel recently joined the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as the new collections manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium, which she describes as a “hidden gem of the university.”
    New Collections Manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium
    Erin Sigel recently joined the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as the new collections manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium, which she describes as a “hidden gem of the university.”
  • Helping Communities Prosper
    Anna Stockman graduated from UNH in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in community and environmental planning, and now works for Eastern Maine Development Corporation.
    Helping Communities Prosper
    Anna Stockman graduated from UNH in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in community and environmental planning, and now works for Eastern Maine Development Corporation.
  • VIDEO: A Student Learns About a Life-Changing Award
    Watch Makayla Edgecomb ’23 learn that she's been chosen to receive a new scholarship that will cover the full cost of her tuition, room and board, fees and other expenses for the remaining three years of her undergraduate career at UNH.
    VIDEO: A Student Learns About a Life-Changing Award
    Watch Makayla Edgecomb ’23 learn that she's been chosen to receive a new scholarship that will cover the full cost of her tuition, room and board, fees and other expenses for the remaining three years of her undergraduate career at UNH.
  • 2020 Educator of the Year
    COLSA alumnus Steve Roberge '03 has been named 2020 "Educator of the Year" by Cheshire County Conservation District in New Hampshire. This award recognizes his efforts to steward a conservation ethic and awareness through his personal and professional work.
    2020 Educator of the Year
    COLSA alumnus Steve Roberge '03 has been named 2020 "Educator of the Year" by Cheshire County Conservation District in New Hampshire. This award recognizes his efforts to steward a conservation ethic and awareness through his personal and professional work.
  • Working with Stakeholders Across NH to Protect Wildlife Habitats
    Haley Andreozzi graduated from UNH in 2013 with a master’s degree in natural resources: wildlife and conservation biology. She is now the wildlife outreach program manager at UNH Extension.
    Working with Stakeholders Across NH to Protect Wildlife Habitats
    Haley Andreozzi graduated from UNH in 2013 with a master’s degree in natural resources: wildlife and conservation biology. She is now the wildlife outreach program manager at UNH Extension.
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