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Droughts Are a New Reality for New England. Diverse Crop Rotations Can Help.

Droughts Are a New Reality for New England. Diverse Crop Rotations Can Help.

NHAES research shows that complex crop rotations encourage nitrogen build-up in soil and improve drought resistance
What is crop rotation? Crop rotation refers to the practice of planting different crops in the same plot over different time periods. For example, planting broccoli one season, winter wheat the next season and sweet corn the next. Using a variety of crops can provide different advantages, such as adding nitrogen to the soil and reducing the need for fertilizer, offering natural weed...
Recognizing Research Excellence

Recognizing Research Excellence

COLSA's Ollinger honored for work in forest ecosystem ecology
Scott Ollinger, director of the Earth Systems Research Center and professor of natural resources and the environment in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, was the recipient of the 2022 Excellence in Research Award at the University of New Hampshire's Faculty Excellence Awards ceremony Oct. 13. Ollinger is a world-renowned scholar in forest ecosystem ecology. His nearly 100 peer-...
Seeking to Stem the Tide

Seeking to Stem the Tide

UNH researchers working to protect tidal marsh sparrows
Tidal marsh sparrows, tiny birds that nest in salt marshes, are threatened by sea-level rise and are a conservation priority in the coastal northeast. By understanding how they've adapted to the harsh environment of salt marshes, Adrienne Kovach, associate professor of natural resources and the environment, and her research team at the University of New Hampshire aim to protect tidal marsh...

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  • Hands-on environmental studies for U.S. students
    Ecology, sustainability, and environmental science were the focus of a special visit by EcoQuest’s international students to the Ramsar wetland at Pūkorokoro Miranda on 28 October 2022.
    Hands-on environmental studies for U.S. students
    Ecology, sustainability, and environmental science were the focus of a special visit by EcoQuest’s international students to the Ramsar wetland at Pūkorokoro Miranda on 28 October 2022.
  • Promoting energy efficiency within the food service industry
    Madelyn Bradley is an environmental and resource economics major from Wakefield, R.I. who was awarded a sustainability fellowship by the UNH Sustainability Institute.
    Promoting energy efficiency within the food service industry
    Madelyn Bradley is an environmental and resource economics major from Wakefield, R.I. who was awarded a sustainability fellowship by the UNH Sustainability Institute.
  • A strong foundation to address the impacts of climate change
    Megan Wimsatt is an environmental sciences: ecosytems major who has received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research under the guidance of Ruth Varner, professor of biogeochemistry in both the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and at the...
    A strong foundation to address the impacts of climate change
    Megan Wimsatt is an environmental sciences: ecosytems major who has received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to conduct research under the guidance of Ruth Varner, professor of biogeochemistry in both the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and at the...
  • Learning How to Protect Our Natural Resources
    Isabelle Lopez is a wildlife and conservation biology major with a geospatial analysis minor who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to study the use of drones to monitor and protect natural resources. 
    Learning How to Protect Our Natural Resources
    Isabelle Lopez is a wildlife and conservation biology major with a geospatial analysis minor who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to study the use of drones to monitor and protect natural resources. 
  • Preparing for a career protecting vulnerable ecological communities
    A passion for wildlife and its habitats has been propelling Grace McCulloch out of bed very early this summer. On weekday mornings, Grace wakes at 3:30 a.m. and heads to one of the many sites in New Hampshire where she’s studying the birds that depend on the climate-change-threatened saltmarsh...
    Preparing for a career protecting vulnerable ecological communities
    A passion for wildlife and its habitats has been propelling Grace McCulloch out of bed very early this summer. On weekday mornings, Grace wakes at 3:30 a.m. and heads to one of the many sites in New Hampshire where she’s studying the birds that depend on the climate-change-threatened saltmarsh...
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