Spotlight

Protecting Forests on an Interconnected and Changing Planet
Jeff Garnas says that the planet's forests face serious problems due to climate change and a global trade system that make possible the spread of insects and pathogens.
Accomplished researcher and educator brings strong background in sustainable farming systems
Find out what David Mortensen thinks about his new role at COLSA, what lead him to his career as a researcher and educator, and why finding sustainable ways to feed the world is more important than ever.
Accomplished Researcher Heading the Department of Biological Sciences
Bonnie Brown, who comes to UNH from...
Farms lauded for providing real-world setting for students
The University of New Hampshire has been ranked No. 12 in a rating of the best college farms in the nation. The ranking by College Rank evaluated college farms on student integration with sustainability factors, community programming, and courses available at the university or college farm, not...
Facility is Only Research Greenhouse Operation in World with Certification
For the second year, the Macfarlane Research Greenhouses at the University of New Hampshire have received the top grade for sustainability by an independent international sustainability certification group. The facility, which is part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station...
Learning how to use solutions-based research to protect oceans
Kennedy McGrath is a dual major in marine, estuarine and freshwater biology and sustainability with a minor in marine policy. Kennedy conducts research on marine plastic pollution, and she is currently being mentored by Taja Sims-Harper, a doctoral candidate in the marine biology Ph.D. program.
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.
Pre-Professional Health Programs Advisor
Melissa Mellor, COLSA’s pre-professional health programs advisor, joined COLSA in 2019. She loves working with UNH’s pre-health students and helping them design a plan to maximize their success and achieve their goals.
Creating meaningful and positive changes within the marine ecosystem
Lauren McDowell’s passion for conservation and for studying and working with marine life led her to the University of New Hampshire – a top tier...
URC 2022: Take a Chance on Me: How Motivation, Risk Perception, and Personality Enter Into Choices About Risk
Aislinn Low '22 – a student in the Neuroscience and Behavior program at COLSA – presented at the 2022 UNH Undergraduate Research Conference on how...
URC 2022: The Effects of Estradiol on the Angiogenic Factor CCN1 in Human Tumor Granulosa Cells
Kiely Hoyt '23 of Mahopac, NY, is a student in the Biomedical Science program at COLSA who presented her research into human tumor granulosa cells at the 2022...
URC 2022: The Dynamics of Perceptual Filling-in and Motion Induced Blindness During Binocular Rivalry
Emily Komerska '25 of Newmarket, NH, is a pre-med Neuroscience and Behavior major at COLSA who shared her research into visual perception research at the 2022...