Lucky Horse Shoes

With less than a month into the season, it’s been a great spring for the equestrian teams at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). Last weekend, Equine Studies major in UNH’s College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) Karlee Burmaster ’16 won the Zone 1 Championship in Advanced Walk, Trot, Canter equitation. As a member of UNH’s Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) hunt seat equitation team, coached by Christina Keim, Burmaster will now advance to the IHSA Nationals, held in Harrisburg, PA, on May 1st through 4th.

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A Meeting of the Minds

For budding scientist Caitlin Roberts, attending the Northern and Southern New England Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NNE-JSHS & SNE-JSHS) is an unparalleled opportunity to meet other high school students throughout New England, learn about what fellow young scientists are studying, and gain valuable practice in confidently presenting her own research to the public while competing for monetary awards. Story >>>

Scholarship Awards

With ample opportunities for undergraduate and graduate research, the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture at the University of New Hampshire provides state-of-the-art resources and guidance from world-class faculty that enable our students to truly flourish.

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Flatfish Conditioning for Stock Enhancement

"For stock enhancement, the ideal end product is an individual that can survive in the wild until maturity. Conditioning fish for stock enhancement can increase survival and recapture rates," writes Michelle L. Walsh, University of New Hampshire.

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Battle plans for green crab

The invasive green crab — and how to stop its devastation of the state’s shellfish industry — is drawing new calls to arms among the industry’s stakeholders and others. According to a report by Alyssa Novack of the University of New Hampshire and Peter Phippen of the Massachusetts Bays Program, the invasive species arrived in New England in the 1800s in the ballast waters of ships.

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Biomedical bleeding affects horseshoe crab behavior

Collecting and bleeding horseshoe crabs for biomedical purposes causes short-term changes in their behavior and physiology that could exacerbate the crabs’ population decline in parts of the East Coast. Authors of a new report examined this issue as well as possible solutions to its problems. Each year, the U.S. biomedical industry harvests the blue blood from almost half a million living horseshoe crabs for use in pharmaceuticals -- most notably, a product called Limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL), used to ensure vaccines and medical equipment are free of bacterial contamination. This lifesaving product can only be made from horseshoe crab blood.

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The Tales a Lobster Trap Tells

A video from the lobster research lab of zoology professor Win Watson is a finalist in the Ocean 180 Video Challenge, which aims to engage non-scientists and students in timely and relevant ocean science research. The video will be viewed and judged by more than 30,000 middle school students from around the world.

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Winter Greens

Researcher Looks for Reliable Ways to Grow Spinach in Time for Winter Markets
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The environmental, and economic, costs of invasive species

UNH professor Larry Harris says invasive species found in New Hampshire waters, like the didemnum, have economic impacts, ‘from clogging intakes to cooling systems of water treatment plans to having a negative impact on aquacultures.’

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Using Drones in the Fight Against Apple Scab

For apple growers in the eastern United States, the biggest problem -- the most relentless, pervasive, unavoidable issue, which can ruin a whole crop if not managed aggressively -- is apple scab. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are working on a new tool to combat the apple scourge: A drone.

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