Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
The UNH Brewing Science Laboratory is both a fully equipped professional beverage manufacturing facility and one of the most advanced analytical beer chemistry labs in the state. The laboratory, which was completed in the spring of 2018, supports UNH’s Brewing Science minor and provides beneficial beer testing services to New Hampshire brewers.
Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
The Center for Biomedical and Bioengineering Research, which is funded by a ﬁve-year, $10 million Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will accelerate the translation of basic biomedical and bioengineering research into actual innovative tools and treatments that improve human health.
Biological Sciences, Natural Resources and the Environment, Thompson School of Applied Science
College Woods is located on the west side of the main campus. It comprises approximately 250 acres of woods, streams, and small fields. College Woods is the oldest and most intensively used University property for education, research and recreation. It is not uncommon to see walkers, runners, and classes all in one brief stroll through the woods.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems
All of UNH's equine facilities are conveniently located on the main campus, within a 10-minute walk of the campus center or they may be reached by campus shuttle bus service. Facilities include:
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
This NHAES/COLSA facility is representative of a typical New England Dairy operation, thereby developing new knowledge and management expertise geared directly to many state and regional stakeholders. It houses about 90 milking-age cows and approximately 70 growing, replacement animals. Included in that number is the 20-cow, student-managed CREAM herd (CREAM is the acronym for Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management), with the remaining animals devoted primarily to research in the area of dairy nutrition and reproductive biology. The facility relies heavily on student labor - during the academic year there are typically about 40 students working part-time at the farm at any given time, either as hourly employees or as participants in the CREAM program. In addition to its primary research focus, the farm receives large numbers of visitors and hosts a number of public programs each year (e.g., School to Farm Days). Milk production currently averages about 26,000 to 27,000 pounds per cow per year for the CREAM and research herds.
New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station
The NHAES/COLSA Farm Services unit is responsible for the major activities by which forages are provided for the dairy and equine operations, and for sustainable manure management for these facilities. Corn silage, hay and/or haylage are produced on approximately 400 acres of university-owned land and approximately 90 acres of privately owned land that we lease. Manure and used bedding are composted for incorporation on our certified organic fields, maintaining soil tilth and fertility. Farm Services personnel also contribute to the general upkeep of our farm facilities and resources (e.g., maintenance of farm machinery, construction and maintenance of fencing, building repairs, maintenance of farm roadways - including snow removal, etc.). Additionally, they are responsible for purchasing additional forages when required, and they obtain bedding materials for our animal facilities.
Since June 1996 the Albion Hodgdon Herbarium and the associated Sumner Pike Library have been housed in the Spaulding Life Sciences building of the Biological Sciences Complex. The herbarium comprises approximately 200,000 specimens (120,000 vascular plants, 80,000 marine algae, and 550 bryophytes and lichens). A space-saving compactor system for specimen storage allows for a significant increase in the size of the collection in the coming years.
Biological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
The Hubbard Center for Genome Studies (HCGS) was established in 2001 to provide a focal point for genomic research at UNH. Led by Hubbard Professor of Genomics Kelley Thomas, HCGS is devoted to understanding the structure and function of genomes from across the spectrum of life, and has a particularly strong focus on marine and aquatic organisms. Research in the center takes a holistic approach to molecular biology and evolution by studying the complete genome and its protein expression patterns.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Natural Resources and the Environment, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
A research facility primarily focused on horticultural and agronomic crops, wildlife management, and a part of the Great Bay oyster renovation effort. The farm is the site for the extensive cucurbit breeding program, the longest-running such program in North America, and emerging research on sustainable forage production, agricultural soils, and pollination services. The farm contributes forages for the dairy and equine programs. Daily operations are carried out by the Kingman Farm staff.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Food Systems, Biological Sciences, New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station, Thompson School of Applied Science
The facility provides highly controlled environments for a diversity of research projects, including ornamental and food crop breeding, sustainable ornamental plant nutrition and development, aquaculture, biological pest control, bioremediation, and plant genetic diversity as well as instructional activities. The greenhouse environments are monitored and precisely regulated through a computer-based control system that creates a sustainable growing environment through the conservation of heat, electricity, water and fertilizer, and increased plant resistance to insect pests and diseases.