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Salt Found to Preserve Shelf Life of Alternate, Low-Cost Feed for Dairy Heifers

Optimism Grows for Using Residues from Brewery Industry
Heifers at the Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center are fed wet brewers grains. In the past decade, the number of New Hampshire craft brewers has increased from 15 to 93. What happens to all of that grain when the brewing process is complete? Fortunately, wet   brewers grains have shown promise as a cost-effective, high-nutrient feed replacement for conventional dairy feed. And new...
Seedless Table Grapes

Learn About the Best Varieties of Seedless Table Grapes to Grow in NH

UNH scientists present results at virtual research field day May 6
Have you ever wondered why there are so many different varieties of grapes, but you can find only red, green, and black grapes at the local grocery store? New Hampshire vineyard managers, backyard enthusiasts, and consumers one day may enjoy the diverse tastes of locally grown seedless table grapes. New research from the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life...
Doctoral student David Moore has been monitoring sap flow in several species of native, deciduous hardwoods during winter dormancy.

Q&A: Specialty Syrups

ProductionWhat makes certain trees candidates for syrup production and others not? Trees are good candidates if: - They are found commonly in the area. - They are deciduous (we know that maples yield 'buddy' sap when the leaves come out). - They are diffuse-porous. Ring-porous trees form new vessels (cells that transport water in the xylem) before their leaves come out, and diffuse-porous trees...
Randomness, not Environmental Selection, Key to Altering Bacteria in Arctic

Randomness, not Environmental Selection, Key to Altering Bacteria in Arctic

New UNH research investigates microbial communities and their role in climate change
Scientists are using ice cores to further understand and predict the implications of a thawing Arctic. In the Northeast, heat waves, heavy downpours, and sea level rise pose growing challenges. Infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, and ecosystems will be increasingly compromised, according to NASA. Such climatic outcomes at lower latitudes could be, in part, affected by changes to microbial...
According to New Hampshire Fish and Game and UNH researchers, New Hampshire has approximately 1,400 bobcats

People May Be Stressing Out NH’s Bobcats

UNH scientists find higher cortisol levels in bobcats closer to residential, agricultural areas
The bobcat, New Hampshire’s official state wildcat and a critical contributor to the sustainability of the state's forest ecosystem, may be being stressed out by human activity in residential and agricultural areas, according to scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.  Experiment station scientists have found that hair...
Heidi Asbjornsen, associate professor of natural resources and the environment.

Top in Their Fields

COLSA scientists among top in their fields
Serita Frey, professor of soil microbial ecology. Researchers from around the world are turning to the findings of scientists with the  College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) as they work to solve some of the most critical agricultural and environmental issues facing the planet. Nearly 40 percent of the current and former UNH scientists recently listed among the world’s leading...
Experiment Station Presents Specialty Syrup Research Field Day

Experiment Station Presents Specialty Syrup Research Field Day

Learn about untapped opportunities of high-value niche syrup production
Scientists with the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture present the preliminary findings of the first assessment of sap flows in species of trees that offer unique tasting, high-value syrups. Deciduous hardwoods such as sycamore, beech, birch, hickory, and basswood may offer commercial and backyard maple syrup producers an untapped...
Nate Spada checking tanks at marine lab

Liking Lumpfish

Grad student’s research goes viral
Lumpfish. That’s what was featured in the first video Nate Spada '19 ever posted to TikTok, lumpfish and their eggs. Not exactly the kind of thing you’d expect to draw much interest, let alone more than a million followers — 1.1 million, actually, and 18.5 million likes. Surprised? Spada was, too. “Honestly, I had no idea that people were this interested in marine biology,” Spada says. “When I...
UNH Pathologist: Mill River Dolphin Had Parasitic Brain Infection

UNH Pathologist: Mill River Dolphin Had Parasitic Brain Infection

Animal was seen swimming erratically before death
Results of a necropsy performed on a dolphin that died in the Mill River in Gloucester, Mass., indicate the animal had a parasitic infection and hemorrhage in its brain, according to a pathologist with the NH Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at UNH. While there is no risk to humans from this parasite, the event underscores warnings that the public never should interact with animals in the wild that...
Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn

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...
Close-up of clams

Not Clamming Up

New research overturns understanding of cancer-causing mechanism in invertebrates
Photo by Brian Beal. Each day, adult humans lose up to 70 billion cells due to a form of programmed cell death called apoptosis. It’s an important regulatory mechanism that rids the body of defective cells, and when it breaks down, cells proliferate unchecked, as in cancer. Building on a decades-long legacy of UNH research into cancer in the softshell clam (Mya arenaria), a recent paper by a team...
Headshot of researcher Serita Frey, wearing a dark t-shirt and a necklace

Frey Fellow

Serita Frey honored as AAAS fellow
Serita Frey, professor of natural resources and the environment and a AAAS Fellow. Serita Frey, UNH professor of natural resources and the environment and a leading researcher on soil microbial ecology, has been selected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Frey’s recognition for this honor, bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers, cites “her...