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    Sierra Club Ranks UNH Second Coolest School in the Country

    The University of New Hampshire is the second coolest school according to the Sierra Club’s 2018 Cool Schools list.

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    Inside the Push to Bring Racial Equity to Land Grant Universities

    "An underdog campaign is being waged among America’s public andland-grantt universities to address their history of racism and to prioritize the issues of racial equity and food justice."

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    UNH launches SIMAP

    We're excited to launch the Sustainability Indicator Management & Analysis Platform (SIMAP). SIMAP is a comprehensive footprint-reporting tool that offers campuses a simple and affordable online platform for tracking, calculating, and reporting their carbon and nitrogen footprints. 

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    UNH Earns Highest National Rating for Sustainability

    We are thrilled to announce that UNH has achieved a Platinum rating for sustainability.  Thank you for making our campus a sustainable learning community!

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Sustainability Dual Major

Open to all undergraduate from any UNH college or major.

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Special Edition! NRESS Environmental Sciences Seminar Series 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - James Hall G46: The Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science (NRESS) PhD Program presents: NRESS PhD Student Research Presentations in Six Minutes or Less! Experience examples of the interdisciplinary world of NRESS! Aquatic Nutrients & Metals in Rivers & Streams — Sediment Issues with Dam Removal— Climate Change & Non-maple Syrup — Landscape Modelling & Historical Reconstruction Join faculty, fellow students and guests for an insightful hour of PhD research presentations Students, in all stages of their PhD, present and explore in 6 minutes or less: · What questions do I intend to answer? · What interests me most about this research? · Why does this research matter? Who/What benefits? 16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE

NRESS Environmental Sciences Seminar Series 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - James Hall, G46: NRESS PhD Program Fall 2018 Environmental Sciences Seminar Series presents "Navigating the New Arctic", a mini-series within the seminar series. We welcome the first of four speakers in thie mini-series:Dr. Sue Natali, Associate Scientist, Woods Hole Research CenterShifting Carbon Dynamics in the Arctic and Implications for Global ClimateCarbon has been accumulating in northern high latitude terrestrial ecosystems for thousands of years, but as the climate warms, the large pool of carbon is at risk of being thawed, decomposed, and transferred to the atmosphere. Despite the potential importance of changes in northern carbon cycling for global climate, both the sign and magnitude of the current and future carbon balance of the Arctic remain highly uncertain. To address this uncertainty, I will present ecosystem carbon cycling results from a warming and drying experiment in a sub-arctic tundra landscape, and then I will focus on carbon cycling in the Arctic during the period of greatest uncertainty, the nongrowing season (NGS; fall, winter, spring). Using a new synthesis of NGS CO2 fluxes that span northern high latitude terrestrial ecosystems, I examine the drivers of NGS respiration, estimate current NGS CO2 emissions for the northern permafrost region, and project NGS CO2 emissions under two future climate scenarios--Representative Concentration Pathways (RCP) 4.5 and 8.5. While climate change may shift the Arctic from a carbon sink to a source, the magnitude of this response will be highly dependent on future climate change mitigation efforts.

NRESS Environmental Sciences Seminar Series 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM - James Hall, G46: Dr. Joseph Wunderle, Wildlife Team Leader, Sabana Field Research StationManagement Challenges for an Endangered Migratory bird in The Bahamas: Kirtland’s Warbler Winter Ecology v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} b\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} 281 7772400 10058400 259 261 257 276 262 279 1 0`````````````````````` 5 False 1 0 285 282 True 1 False 0 0 0 0 -1 304800 243 3175 3175 70 True True True 278 134217728 1 1 -9999996.000000 -9999996.000000 8 Empty 8210719 5066944 12419407 14806254 16711680 8388736 16777215 75 Office 22860000 22860000 (`@````````` 266 263 5 110185200 110185200 We predicted that differences in site fidelity, movements, and population density would correspond with variation in food abundance in wintering Kirtland’s Warblers (KW, Setophaga kirtlandii) in The Bahamas. Resource tracking resulted in late winter warbler densities that were positively correlated with ripe fruit and ground arthropod biomass. Sex and age differences in wintering KWs are indicative of intraspecific competition, which in drought years have negative reproductive consequences that carry over to the breeding grounds. The KW’s preferred fruits occur only in early successional sites, including anthropogenically disturbed sites (e.g., bull dozed or goat farms) indicating that re-occuring disturbances including those caused by hurricanes are necessary for the wabler. Thus these early successional sites that retain moisture and the KW’s preferred fruits in late winter are important for conservation of the endangered warbler’s winter habitat in the Bahamas.

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