Why Research at COLSA?

Why Research at COLSA?

  Work alongside our exceptional faculty on groundbreaking research and innovative solutions to complex global issues.

  Explore everything from biological systems, health and nutrition, genetics and biotechnology to agriculture profitability and sustainability, marine biology, environmental sciences and economic development.

  See first-hand why UNH has gained global recognition as a top-tier land, sea and space grant university.

  Learn on the front lines to create your own sustainable future.

Meet Our Researchers, Discover Their Work

  • A photo of UNH alum Alex Zager in a forest holding up an animal.
    Bullfrog Vocalization Study: A Zoological Analysis
    Alex Zager, a zoology major, explores bullfrog vocalizations and the effects of temperature on their activity during mating season.
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  • A photo of undergraduate student Jocelyn Brierley in a vehicle.
    Zoology Research: Giraffe Vocalizations Study
    Discover COLSA student Jocelyn Brierley's research on giraffe vocalizations and behavior in response to noise at the Potawatomi Zoo.
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  • A photo of COLSA student Olivia Boyan
    Characterizing Moose Vocalizations for Passive Acoustic Monitoring
    Olivia Boyan is a zoology major from Hartford, Connecticut. COLSA: Tell us about your research in as non-technical language as possible. Olivia Boyan: For our research, we’re seeking to quantitatively characterize moose vocalizations to use for a passive acoustic detector, which can monitor populations without physically disturbing their…
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  • Jill Munger standing on a beach
    Bioacoustics
    Jill Munger studies variation in acoustic communities and community behavior associated with mangrove restoration efforts in British Virgin Island
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  • UNH student Ella Lukacz on a farm
    Evaluating Hydrangea Cultivars for Regional Growers
    Ella Lukacz is a sustainable agriculture and food systems major and history minor from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. COLSA:…
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A photo of duckweeds in a pond with a cityscape shown in the background.

Aquatic Plants Could Help Reduce Water Pollution

Aquatic Plants Could Help Reduce Water Pollution

UNH research shows how duckweed can help mitigate urban water pollution

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