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UNH Scientists, Alumni Recognized for White Mountain National Forest Research

Faculty and graduate student scientists, and alumni from the University of New Hampshire were among those recognized recently for their work in helping conserve the White Mountain National Forest. The Two Chiefs Partnership Award is a national honor given annually by the chief of the USDA Forest Service and the chief of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in recognition of partnership efforts that promote landscape conservation across jurisdictional and resource boundaries.

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Bobcat in the Backyard: NH Wildcat Responding to Detrimental Effects of Roads

New Hampshire's bobcats are responding to the detrimental effects of roads - including possibly hunting in residential areas - as they continue to rebound and re-colonize in areas of the state with dense road networks and substantial traffic volumes, according to new research funded by the New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.

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Could Earthworms Save the Climate?

We know that earthworms are good for our gardens. When you turn over a spade full of rich soil and find it packed with the wiggly creatures, you know that your garden is going to grow strong and healthy. Vermicomposting—using worms to consume food scraps and turn them—has justifiably become all the rage. But now it appears earthworms can do more than just save your tomatoes and eggplants from struggling in poor soil. According to a new study, they could also be instrumental in saving the planet.

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In the Classroom: Food for Thought

In 2007, the word of the year in the Oxford American Dictionary was locavore. Kelly Cullen, associate professor of natural resources and the environment, did the lexicon one better this semester by teaching students how to be one.

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UNH professor recognized for lifetime citizen science work

University of New Hampshire botanist Barrett Rock has been selected by the Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) grant-making organization as the first recipient of its Youth Environmental Science Medal in recognition of his formative work in the development and implementation of inquiry-based, experiential K-12 science education.

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Maine, New Hampshire biologists working on moose study

With a tough winter still underway, moose biologists in Maine and New Hampshire are on the death watch. They are working together in a five-year study to understand the declining moose populations in their respective states.

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UNH Researcher to Discuss Farming and Climate Variability at March 7 Event

John Aber, professor of natural resources at the University of New Hampshire and researcher with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, will discuss future climate and land use scenarios and provide an overview of UNH's innovative composting and energy capture facility in his keynote address at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association Spring Growth Conference Saturday, March 7, 2015.http://colsa.unh.edu/aes/article/nhaes/abermofga

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Rock Solid: Marble Scholars

The family of the late Marilynn Rumley ‘52 helped to establish the Marble Scholarship program in 2014, which provides scholarship support to students enrolled in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Preference for scholarship awards, granted by Rumley’s estate gift of more than $1.1 million, is given to students from New Hampshire. Meet this year's Marble Scholars.

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UNH Recognized for University Research Farms in National Ranking

The University of New Hampshire has been ranked as hosting one of the top 20 sets of university farms in America. UNH has four horticulture, agronomy, and dairy farms, as well as greenhouses, which are centered on teaching, research and outreach. All are facilities of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station in the UNH College of Life Sciences and Agriculture.

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Bobcat Population Has Recovered Dramatically

A new study from the University of New Hampshire and Fish and Game finds that the state’s bobcat population has rebounded substantially.

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