Research Topics

tidal marsh management
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Salt marshes have been managed for centuries, but these ecosystems are now recognized for many services and management actions should support overall marsh health rather than narrow objectives (e.g., mosquito control). 
multi trophic aquaculture
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Oyster aquaculture has grown dramatically in New Hampshire during the past few years.
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex
New Hampshire-raised steelhead trout are making a splash in restaurants and seafood markets throughout northern New England, thanks to researchers at N.H. Sea Grant and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Lumpfish Research at UNH
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex
Lumpfish being grown to investigate their use as cleanerfish.
marine aquaculture
Judd Gregg Marine Research Complex
Mussels, kelp and trout grown off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. are fulfilling demand for local seafood while removing excess nutrients from the water.
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
Tidal marshes developed in New England during the past 4,000 years when sea levels rose slowly.
monitoring macroalge
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
As excess nutrients enter the Great Bay Estuary, a variety of nuisance plants can bloom and lead to fundamental changes in the ecology of the estuary – causing loss of habitat critical for support of valuable plants and animals.
mooring loads
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory
Researchers at the Center for Ocean Engineering are working with SINTEF Aquaculture and Fisheries, Norway, and the United States Naval Academy to better understand the external loadings and response of closed contained fish cages.
seafloor mapping
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory
We use custom-made underwater videography systems to map the seafloor for a variety of purposes.
Thanks to a $5 million gift, the University of New Hampshire will transform and expand its existing open ocean aquaculture site into the UNH Sustainable Seafood Field Laboratory. This first-of-its-kind field lab will provide the critical data needed to monitor local environment conditions and the aquaculture system’s impact on natural fisheries.