Research Finds Decline in Forest Cover in New England and New York
Forest cover has declined throughout New England and New York over the
last decade, though losses to development slowed slightly during the
Great Recession, researchers in the Carsey School of Public Policy at
the University of New Hampshire found. The researchers also found
forest losses were greatest along the urban fringe, where population
growth was highest.
The Data Discovery Center provides easy access to a large collection of earth science and environmental information collected across New Hampshire and regionally in parts of New England. It's home to satellite imagery, sensor data (atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial), model results, survey information and more.
PSU master's student Carolyn Greenough received a 2016 Plan NH Scholarship this week. Plan NH’s Scholarship and Fellowship Program recognizes and honors outstanding New Hampshire students who are interested in aspects of the built environment and its impacts on the social, economic, and/or environmental capital of a community. Greenough's work helps us understand the variety of cultural values people and organizations place on viewsheds (i.e. beautiful scenic vistas in the Lakes and White Mountain Regions), which alterations for development projects are acceptable, and what balances can be struck.
NH EPSCoR researchers
at the University of New Hampshire's Carsey School of Public Policy
looked at the state of forest cover in a new report, Forests In Flux,
which was released this week. They say the amount of forest cover in
the New England states and New York has declined by about 1 percent over
the past decade.
The 2016 Graduate Student Water Symposium will be hosted at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA from September 9 – 11. All presentations will be by undergraduate and graduate students, but post docs, alumni, faculty, and industry representatives are welcome to attend!
BioBlitz is a daylong species scavenger hunt in Odiorne Point State Park, where families explore alongside scientists and field experts to find and record data on as many different species in the Park as possible in one day.
Join the Stewardship Network: New England to help count baby oysters as part of a restoration project. The oysters were measured in early summer and need to be counted and measured again to understand their growth and survival. This event is taking place over multiple days: September 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30. You can sign up for whatever days you can help!
With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2015, AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 2016 will mark Fall Meeting’s 49th year as the premiere place to present your research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues that can enhance your career. Final abstract submission deadline is August 3. Learn more >>
Jan 24 2017 - 8:00am - Jan 26 2017 - 5:00pm
The National Council for Science and the Environment 2017 Conference
Reports on Health Risks Associated with Rising Seas and Climate Change. Rising seas pose significant risks to New Hampshire coastal communities and ecosystems, cultural resources, and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and a host of climate change driven health impacts are a significant threat to Granite State and New England residents.
The Data Discovery Center
(DDC) is a digital library that provides access to a broad suite of data sets
generated by the New Hampshire and Maine EPSCoR programs. Current holdings
include atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial sensor data, imagery, model
results, and survey data, in support of the Ecosystems and Society Project and the
New England Sustainability Consortium (NEST).
Want to help with science research on behalf of the environment? Citizen science projects need your help - counting species, monitoring water and weather and more. Sort by state, how much time you can spend, or topic to find the best project for you!
The Business and Industry Association’s strategic economic plan for
the state concludes that one of the best investments New Hampshire can
make for a prosperous future is to develop a highly skilled workforce —
one that is especially in tune with our burgeoning advanced
manufacturing and high-tech sectors.