Research Spotlight

COLSA Well Represented Among Winners
In 2021, the UNH Sustainability Institute launched the UNH Sustainability Awards, which recognizes activities and achievements that best embody the principles and practices of sustainability.
New Collections Manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium
Erin Sigel recently joined the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture as the new collections manager of the Hodgdon Herbarium, which she describes as a “hidden gem of the university.”
The Impact of Human-Induced Noise on Animals
New research from Nicole Abate ‘20G that examines the effects of different types of noise on crickets’ movement and mating  was recently published in Metaleptea, the orthopterists’ society’s newsletter.
COLSA student follows her passion
Mary Kate Munley's love of the sea has motivated her work monitoring Loggerhead sea turtles nesting along the coast of Florida and studying the state’s stone crab population.
Published research, an industry in peril
Mary Kate Munley '21 is a marine, estuarine and freshwater biology major who was one of the authors of a recently published study about the impact of “red tides” on...
A STEM Research Partnership between UNH & Gyeonggi Science High School for the Gifted in South Korea
Professor Subhash Minocha hosted eight students from the Gyeonggi Science High School for the Gifted in Suwon, South Korea as part of the Science Research Internship Program (SRIP).
Bacteria Blooms Threaten Lake, Human and Animal Health
The Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collective (CMC) met to discuss ongoing efforts to track blooms and strategize about ways to educate the public.
Wildlife and Conservation Biology Major Talks Research & Working with Faculty
Listen to wildlife and conservation biology major Jenna O'del '20 talk about what the unique opportunities to  conduct research and work with faculty on their research projects while an undergrad means to her.
In the Field
Alina Harris '19G is a student in UNH's agricultural sciences master's program. Find out what she's doing and why she loves doing it at New Hampshire's flagship...
Work at the Intersection of Nutrition Research and Population Health
Although born in Ottawa, Canada, Caitlin Porter '20G grew up in New Hampshire, which made her especially eager to return to the state and enroll in UNH’s Nutritional Sciences master’s program after receiving her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Connecticut.
New grant will fund study on one of the most unique biomaterials known to humankind
Hagfish slime, which has been described as the grossest super-material in existence, might be one of the most unique biomaterials known to humankind — and UNH scientist and assistant professor David Plachetzki has received a grant from the National...
Professor Pete Pekins leads a team of undergraduate and graduate students as they track radio-collared moose and their calves to chart their survival.