UNH CREAM Students Host Open House at Fairchild Dairy Center May 3
University of New Hampshire students enrolled in the Cooperative Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM) course will host an open house at the UNH Thomas P. Fairchild Dairy Teaching and Research Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014.
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.
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 >>>
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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