Patricia Jarema

Phone: (603) 862-4466
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 256, Durham, NH 03824

Learning how communities make decisions that have an impact on local, regional, and larger scale ecosystems and biological functioning fascinate me. My training and research focus has been to develop statistical models to understand community decision making in regards to ecosystem services at varying spatial scales. My research is interdisciplinary including economics, biology, ecology, applied sociology, and policy.
As part of my research interests and training I teach undergraduate courses in applied statistics in both biology and resource economics. I also teach urban ecology as a discovery course. I work with undergraduate students in the UNH Freshwater Biology Lab on research projects that aim to develop an understanding of eco-toxins in local freshwater systems. I am passionate and enthusiastic about undergraduates doing scientific research and am thrilled to work in a college that values these experiences.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 400: Prof Perspectives on Biology
  • BIOL 412H: Honors/Intro Bio:Evo Biodiv&Ec
  • BIOL 430: Biology of the City
  • BIOL 528: Applied Biostatistics I
  • BIOL 600: Field Experience
  • BIOL 695: Biology Teaching Practices
  • EREC 525: Statistical Methods&Applicatns
  • ZOOL 400: Professional Perspective Zool
  • ZOOL 600: Field Experience


  • Ph.D., Natural Resources/Conservation, University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D., Environmental Studies, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S., Resource Management, University of New Hampshire
  • B.S., Natural Resources/Conservation, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • A.A., Environmental Science, Greenfield Comm Coll
  • A.A., Education, Greenfield Comm Coll

Research Interests

  • Applied Economics
  • Biostatistics
  • Ecology
  • Human Ecology

Selected Publications

  • Jarema, P. M., & Halstead, J. (2015). The Relationship between Social Capital and Ecosystem Services: A Regional Analysis. In Social Capital at the Community Level An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective.

  • Jarema, P. M. (2015). A Brief History of Social Capital Research. In J. Halstead, S. Deller, & S. Rogers (Eds.), Social Capital at the Community Level An Applied Interdisciplinary Perspective.