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Undergraduate Students
  • The following NREN students are participating in the 2019 Social Innovation 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.

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EcoQuest alumni listen to the speakers during the 20th anniversary celebration in the Huddleston Ballroom.

New Zealand Study-Abroad Program Turns 20

Celebration commemorates transformative student experience
The UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) is celebrating 20 years of the New Zealand study-abroad program EcoQuest. The program, which combines cultural immersion, rigorous coursework and directed hands-on field research that makes important contributions to ecological conservation, is made possible by a long-standing partnership with the EcoQuest Education Foundation Te Rarangahau...
Assaulted Marsh

Assaulted Marsh

New research looks for answers to save salt marshes from sea level rise
New UNH research is shedding light on why salt marshes are being lost to sea level rise and how to save them from destruction. The study, which was recently published in the scientific journal Estuaries and Coasts, is the first  to assess the impact of flooding stress on belowground plant growth in a Gulf of Maine salt marsh and link the results directly to the marsh’s ability to keep pace with...
Berries growing at UNH

A Key Appointment

UNH doctoral student is first woman to lead Maine’s agriculture department
Amanda Beal Courtesy photo When Amanda Beal looks back on the journey that led to her doctoral work at UNH, a career with Maine Farmland Trust and her selection as the first woman commissioner of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, the path seems clear. Beal grew up on a dairy farm in Litchfield, Maine, and would go on to become an expert in the state on agriculture...

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  • A summer internship at the Ecotarium
    Abby Molodetz ’20 spent the summer interning at the Ecotarium in Worcester, Massachusetts thanks in part to a grant she received from COLSA’s donor-supported SOAR fund. COLSA: Tell us about your internship. (Company name, your title, responsibilities): Abbie Molodetz: I was an intern in the...
    A summer internship at the Ecotarium
    Abby Molodetz ’20 spent the summer interning at the Ecotarium in Worcester, Massachusetts thanks in part to a grant she received from COLSA’s donor-supported SOAR fund. COLSA: Tell us about your internship. (Company name, your title, responsibilities): Abbie Molodetz: I was an intern in the...
  • UNH alum on the front lines of the climate crisis
    Kathryn Bennett '19 is working to understand what will happen to our planet as millennia-old permafrost thaws, releasing methane into the atmosphere. The invisible gas is "like a foot on the accelerator...
    UNH alum on the front lines of the climate crisis
    Kathryn Bennett '19 is working to understand what will happen to our planet as millennia-old permafrost thaws, releasing methane into the atmosphere. The invisible gas is "like a foot on the accelerator...
  • A Soil Scientist Pulls Up Roots
    Andrea Jilling will graduate with her doctorate in Earth and Environmental Sciences in September 2019. Her thesis topic is the potential bioavailability and agronomic relevance of mineral-associated organic nitrogen, and her advisor is Stuart Grandy.
    A Soil Scientist Pulls Up Roots
    Andrea Jilling will graduate with her doctorate in Earth and Environmental Sciences in September 2019. Her thesis topic is the potential bioavailability and agronomic relevance of mineral-associated organic nitrogen, and her advisor is Stuart Grandy.
  • Moose Biologist and UNH Alum Honored With International Award
    Lee Kantar ‘95, a moose biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), was honored with the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award by his peers at the 53rd North American Moose Conference. “Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the...
    Moose Biologist and UNH Alum Honored With International Award
    Lee Kantar ‘95, a moose biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW), was honored with the Distinguished Moose Biologist Award by his peers at the 53rd North American Moose Conference. “Maine has the most progressive and scientific moose management program in the...
  • UNH Changemakers Apply Their Skills in the Field
    Twenty-five students who were selected to participate in the 9th annual social innovation internship presented a summary of their accomplishments to an audience in Hamilton Smith Hall on July 24. The internship program is coordinated by the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and is...
    UNH Changemakers Apply Their Skills in the Field
    Twenty-five students who were selected to participate in the 9th annual social innovation internship presented a summary of their accomplishments to an audience in Hamilton Smith Hall on July 24. The internship program is coordinated by the UNH Center for Social Innovation and Enterprise and is...
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