New Hampshire

Reaching new heights, both academically and personally
Grace Higgins is a double major in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology and music. She is one of 17 COLSA students to receive a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship in 2022.
Learning How to Protect Our Natural Resources
Isabelle Lopez is a wildlife and conservation biology major with a geospatial analysis minor who received a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) to study the use of drones to monitor and protect natural resources. 
Preparing for a career protecting vulnerable ecological communities
A passion for wildlife and its habitats has been propelling Grace McCulloch out of bed very early this summer. On weekday mornings, Grace wakes at 3:30 a.m. and heads to one of the many sites in New Hampshire where she’s studying the birds that depend on the climate-change-threatened saltmarsh...
A Rising Tide? The role of social networks for women oyster farmers in Maine and New Hampshire
Natalie Lord is pursuing her master’s degree in environmental conservation and sustainability and plans to apply her skills and knowledge to a career in marine science management.
Microplastics and marine life in Great Bay
Taja Sims-Harper is a doctoral student in the marine biology Ph.D. program. She conducts research on microplastics in oysters and other marine life in Great Bay in the lab of Bonnie Brown, professor of ecological genetics and the chair of the department of biological sciences.
URC 2022: Roadways and Predator Populations in Southeastern N.H.
Lara G. Santos ’22 is an environmental conservation and sustainability major from Stoneham, Mass. She presented her research at the 2022...
Developing better ways to monitor marine habitats
Grant Milne graduated from Thiel College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in conservation biology and a Bachelor of Arts in biology before joining COLSA's biological sciences: marine biology Ph.D. program. The Portville, New York native, who once had a gray seal chew on his fin while he was SCUBA...
Studying the impact of invasive green crabs on shellfish in Great Bay Estuary
Kelsey Meyer is a doctoral student in COLSA’s biological sciences: marine biology Ph.D. program. She currently spends a lot of time traversing Great Bay in a small boat, collecting invasive green crabs, baiting traps and monitoring tiles for oyster spat.
VIDEO: A Student Learns About a Life-Changing Award
Watch Makayla Edgecomb ’23 learn that she's been chosen to receive a new scholarship that will cover the full cost of her tuition, room and board, fees and other expenses for the remaining three years of her undergraduate career at UNH.
2020 Educator of the Year
COLSA alumnus Steve Roberge '03 has been named 2020 "Educator of the Year" by Cheshire County Conservation District in New Hampshire. This award recognizes his efforts to steward a conservation ethic and awareness through his personal and professional work.
Working with Stakeholders Across NH to Protect Wildlife Habitats
Haley Andreozzi graduated from UNH in 2013 with a master’s degree in natural resources: wildlife and conservation biology. She is now the wildlife outreach program manager at UNH Extension.
Protecting Wildlife in New Hampshire
Pat Tate graduated from UNH in 1999 with a degree in wildlife and in 2007 with a master’s degree in natural resources: wildlife. He is now a wildlife biologist with NH Fish & Game.