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A photo of a tropical watershed system

Tropical Rivers Act as Carbon Sinks Following Major Rainfall Events

Long-term water flow data can help improve climate change modeling accuracy
NHAES researcher Bill McDowell, a professor of Natural Resources and the Environment at COLSA. Rivers in tropical climates are often associated with supporting diverse ecosystems and being great ecotourism destinations, but these tropical rivers may also play an important role in capturing, storing, and preventing organic carbon from converting to carbon dioxide. This prevention can reduce the...
A photo of a cow at the UNH Organic Dairy farm.

WBUR: Cow burps drive global warming. Scientists think feeding them seaweed could help

Andre Brito, Associate Prof., Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems
"Cattle is the second largest source of methane in the United States. The industry as a whole is very interested in results to mitigate methane." WBUR out of Boston recently reported on NH Agricultural Experiment Station-funded research led by Associate Professor Andre Brito into if seaweed fed to cows could help reduce methane emissions from bovine.
The Stordalen mire in Abisko, Sweden, a subarctic region where Assistant Professor Jessica Ernakovich has collected data on soil microbes in permafrost.

Microbial Ecologist Honored with CAREER Award

Funds to support research, teaching and outreach targeting soil microbes in thawing permafrost
The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently recognized Jessica Ernakovich, assistant professor of natural resources and the environment, with a prestigious $1.1 million CAREER award to continue her work building a research, teaching and outreach program focused on soil microbes in the Arctic’s permafrost. Ernakovich will study how the microbes behave as the permafrost thaws and how the rate of...
Aerial of downtown Durham, NH

Small Towns/Big Trends: Demographic Insights on Living, Working and Thriving in Rural America

A Virtual Congressional Briefing Featuring Ken Johnson
Kenneth Johnson, a researcher with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station – a unit in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture – will be part of a panel of scholars who will brief Congressional staff, federal agency personnel, rural NGOs and media interested in rural America. The panel will focus on the rapid transformation of rural America, which has undergone profound...
Research at the UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouses

UNH Macfarlane Research Greenhouse Open House Returns April 2

Learn from experts, see the research, and tour the new greenhouse addition
The New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station is excited to welcome our community of supporters back to the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses Open House. After two years of having to call off the event due to COVID precautions, there's much to showcase. Come greet the Spring with UNH! On Saturday, April 2, 2022 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., come meet and learn from NH Agricultural Experiment...
 Get Your Copy of the 2021 UNH Dairy Research Report

Get Your Copy of the 2021 UNH Dairy Research Report

The 2021 UNH Dairy Research Report, which presents the latest dairy research conducted at the University of New Hampshire, will be available in December. Dairy producers can sign up now to receive a print copy of the report, which is a publication of the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and UNH Cooperative Extension.  "It's exciting to be able to share such a variety of science-based...
Researchers are developing a unique monitoring system for wildlife in the Granite State to help inform management and conservation decisions.

UNH Researchers Developing Unique Wildlife Monitoring System for Granite State

With more than 81 percent of New Hampshire represented by forested lands home to more than 500 vertebrate animals, the Granite State's wildlife populations are important to the ecological, recreational, and economic sustainability of the state. Managing and conserving New Hampshire’s wildlife species requires robust data on where they are located and the size of their populations. However, this...
UNH scientists are investigating supplementation of dairy cow diets with seaweed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve milk quality and animal health.

UNH Scientists Share $13M in Grants to Study Benefits of Feeding Dairy Cows Seaweeds

Most people are unlikely to associate seaweed with dairy production. But University of New Hampshire scientists will be working to change that, sharing two grants totaling nearly $13 million to investigate supplementation of dairy cow diets with seaweed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve milk quality and animal health.  New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station researchers André...
Large black bear looks directly at a trail camera

Research Snapshot: Spying on Wildlife

Trail cameras help researchers monitor N.H.’s wildlife
This bear appeared ready for its close-up as it wandered in front of a trail camera, one of several deployed across southeastern New Hampshire by Remington Moll, assistant professor of natural resources and the environment. Moll, his Ph.D. student Andrew Butler, and research partners from New Hampshire Fish and Game are harnessing the increased quality of trail cameras and improved models for...
Woodland animals such as mice play an essential role in keeping forests healthy and thriving.

Tiniest Woodland Animals Play Critical Role in Keeping Forests Healthy

Robust forest growth and regeneration are critical to ensuring economic sustainability of New Hampshire's timber industry. And it is the tiniest of woodland animals that play an essential role in keeping forests healthy and thriving, according to new research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station. Ryan Stephens, lead researcher of the experiment station-funded project, explained...
Stuart Grandy, professor of soil biogeochemistry and fertility, and Paula Mouser, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, have received a two-year USDA equipment grant for $323,025 to purchase an ultra-high-performance high resolution liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry instrument (UHPLC-MS/MS) similar to the instrument here.

UNH Scientists Receive $1M to Support Critical Soil Sustainability Research

University of New Hampshire scientists have received three grants totaling $1 million that will support research addressing urgent questions in soil sustainability and, ultimately, resilient food production in New Hampshire and beyond. The projects range from using state-of-the-art instrumentation to determine components that help build soil organic matter, to increasing soil microbes' ability to...
NH by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020

New Hampshire is Becoming More Diverse, with Children at the Forefront

Hispanics are State’s Largest Minority Population
New Hampshire is becoming a more diverse state, with children at the forefront of the demographic changes in the past decade, according to a new analysis from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station and the UNH Carsey School of Public Policy. Station researcher Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer for the Carsey School and an Andrew Carnegie fellow, said the Granite State’s population...