"Evolving" stream in urban ecosystem.

Riverine ecosystem services and the thermoelectric sector: Strategic issues facing the Northeast. [PDF]


EPSCoR Lamprey River Water Study.



Jan. 2021 New outreach video about College Br. watershed prepared by Ellen Ervin at Moharimet [link to video]

Dec. 2020 Eliza Balch
Graduated with M.S. Soil and Water Resource Management

Oct. 2020 Sarah Bower
Accepted a Technical Specialist position with the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance

Nov. 2020 Congratulations to Eliza Balch
For defending her Master’s thesis! Taking nitrogen by storm: Spatial and temporal controls on nitrogen processing in a small reservoir

Sep. 2020 New data visualization/analysis website: TRISH - Tree Ring Integrated System for Hydrology
[link to project website]
[link to visualization/analysis website]

Jul. 2020 Congratulations to Sarah Bower
Successfully defended M.S. thesis: “Effects of storms on nitrate removal and greenhouse gas emissions from fluvial wetland dominated surface water flow paths”

May 2020 - Congratulations to Lara Munro
Awarded National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postgraduate doctoral scholarship 2020-2024

Apr. 2020 Andrew Robison Awarded Dissertation Year Fellowship from UNH Grad School for the 2020-2021 school year.

Mar. 2020 Andrew Robison Accepted into the American Geophysical Union’s Voices for Science Program, Policy Track. [link to article]

Mar. 2020 Sarah Bower Awarded the Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship for Summer 2020

2019. Andrew Robison Accepted into the University of New Hampshire’s Research Communication Academy [link to article]

2019. Prof. Wil Wollheim and team, Among the Winners of the Low Cost Nutrient Sensor Challenge
[link to article]

2019. Prof. Wil Wollheim talks about his research
Prof. Wollheim is studying water quality in streams and rivers in New England and how the quality is affected by land use change and fertilizer use" [link to video]

2019. Andrew Robison: SFS Mulholland Award
Contratulations to Drew for winning the prestigious Mulholland Fellowship from the Society of Freshwater Science to attend the annual meeting in Salt Lake City, UT, in May 2019."

2019. Water Systems Analysis Group at UNH
One of three winners nationwide for the EPA Nutrient Sensor Challenge, Phase 2.
[link to article]

Dec. 2019 Eliza Balch Accepted into the University of New Hampshire’s Research Communication Academy

Aug. 2019 Eliza Balch Awarded winner of the EPA’s Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge: [link to article]

Mar. 2019 Sarah Bower Awarded the Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship for Summer 2020

2018. Wil Wollheim gives keynote address to the New Hampshire Water and Watersheds Conference Entitled “An Aquatic Symphony: The Ongoing Revolution in in situ Water Quality Sensing and What It Means for Watershed Science and Resource Management"

2018 Andrew Robison Along with Wil Wollheim
Awarded an Iola Hubbard Climate Change Endowment Award from the Earth Systems Research Center at UNH

2018. Christopher Whitney: SFS Endowment Award
Congratulations to Chris for winning a travel award from the Society of Freshwater Science to attend the annual meeting in Detroit Michigan, in May 2018.

2018. Congratulations to Andrew Robison
For defending his PhD proposal AND passing his qualifying exam!

Aug. 2018 Sarah Bower: Awarded the Graduate Fellowship Award for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years

2017. Congratulations to Chris Whitney
For defending his Master Thesis!

2018. UNH one of five winners of the Nutrient Sensor Action Challenge, Stage 1.
The project focuses Quantifying the impact of dam removals on nitrate retention using low cost nitrate sensors. [link to article]

2017. UNH Researchers Find Effects of Climate Change Could Accelerate by Mid-Century
Nature lovers beware, environmental models used by researchers at the University of New Hampshire are showing that the effects of climate change could be much stronger by the middle of the 21st century, and a number of ecosystem and weather conditions could consistently decline even more in the future. If carbon dioxide emissions continue at the current rate, they report that scenarios of future conditions could not only lead to a significant decrease in snow days, but also an increase in the number of summer days over 90 degrees and a drastic decline in stream habitat with 40 percent not suitable for cold water fish.
[link to article] [link to article]

2017. UNH Study: Stronger Storms Make It Harder For Rivers To Clean Up Pollution
Freshwater streams and rivers naturally clean up some forms of pollution originating from urban and agricultural areas, but increased storm intensity reduces this ability, new research from UNH finds.
[link to article] [link to article] [link to article]

UNH's Broadband Center of Excellence awarded two grants to UNH researchers April 27th, 2017
DURHAM, NH - See the article recently posted to UNH TODAY. [link to article]

Op-ed article published in Fosters April 18th, 2017
DURHAM, NH - The article titled "Another View: The March of Science" by Wilfred M. Wollheim and Richard G. Smith was recently posted to Fosters.com. [link to article]

UNH Ranks 2nd in Academic Productivity in the Field of Ecology
DURHAM, NH - A study in the journal Ecosphere published in January ranked UNH second in scholary productivity out of 316 North American academic institutions for the years between 2000 and 2014. [Read more here and also here.]

2016 Christopher Whitney: EPA STAR Fellowship
DURHAM, NH - Congratulations to Chris Whitney who has won an EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship for 2016. He was one of only seven chosen to receive this award in the New England States and one of only 52 graduate students nation wide. [Read more here and also here.]

UNH Scientists Find Urban Ecosystems "Evolve"
DURHAM, NH - Cities are generally thought of as highly engineered landscapes that are not as ecologically dynamic as naturally occurring forests and free-flowing streams. But in a series of studies published Sep 10 in a special issue of the journal Biogeochemistry, scientists specializing in urban ecosystems, including two from UNH, show urban and suburban environments are dynamic biological, chemical, and even geological ecosystems that can change relatively quickly in response to human activities. [Read more here.]

Study finds that Northeast rivers act as horizontal cooling towers
DURHAM, NH - Running two computer models in tandem, scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate, hydrology, and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U.S. and show how rivers serve as "horizontal cooling towers" that provide an important ecosystem service to the regional electricity sector; but at a cost to the environment. [Read more here.]

Composing an Aquatic Symphony
DURHAM, NH - In a memorable scene from the movie "Amadeus," Emperor Joseph II tells an incredulous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart that although the young composer's symphony he'd just premiered was indeed ingenious, it simply had too many notes to digest in one sitting. On the contrary, scientist Wil Wollheim is hoping a current NOAA/NH Sea Grant-funded project he is heading will provide a rare cascade of "notes" to allow composition of what he calls an "aquatic symphony." [Read more here.]

Claire Treat and Steve Frolking published a News and Views piece in the October 2013 issue of Nature Climate Change on the fate of carbon stored in Arctic permafrost under changing climate conditions. [Read more here.]

NH EPSCoR researchers are studying the environment in an effort to support better management of the state's natural resources, so that population growth and development proceed in a sustainable fashion, without threatening the quality of life that makes New Hampshire a desirable place to live and visit. [Video available here.]

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