Browse Research Projects

Our funded research projects and development projects span a wide range of topics that interest and benefit New Hampshire residents and their environment. Find projects that interest or relate to you below by topic.

Resource Year Topic
Understanding differential climatic and exploitative impacts on two Atlantic cod stocks in the western Gulf of Maine
Recent updates to the Atlantic Cod management strategy reflect the complex structure of our local cod populations, breaking the U.S. cod stocks into…
2024-2025 Fisheries
Temporal dynamics of phytoplankton populations in coastal NH
Phytoplankton – microscopic marine algae that live in our oceans and photosynthesize like plants – are the food that fuels all marine ecosystems.…
2022-2023 Fisheries
Promoting the sustainability of New Hampshire oyster aquaculture by improving pathogenic Vibrio management tools and contingencies
Though infections by the bacterium Vibrio parahaemolyticus have increased in the Northeast, New Hampshire and Maine have avoided any Vibrio-linked…
2022-2023 Aquaculture
Diversifying the New England Sea Vegetable Aquaculture Industry – Phase II: Line Seeding Technology and Grow-out Trials for Longline Nori Production
Seaweed aquaculture in the Gulf of Maine has exploded in the last ten years, but is based on a single species. This project seeks to diversify the…
2022-2023 Aquaculture
What ‘goes with the flow’? Linking Zostera marina reproduction and genetic diversity with oceanographic drivers in Great Bay Estuary
Lumpfish are a species that may become economically important in aquaculture and offer a unique opportunity to understand climate change in the Gulf…
2022-2023 Wetlands
Team LuMP — Lumpfish Mapping Project
Lumpfish are a species that may become economically important in aquaculture and offer a unique opportunity to understand climate change in the Gulf…
2022-2023 Aquaculture
Factors influencing PFAS bioaccumulation and biomagnification in marine food webs associated with AFFF sources in a New England estuary
Attention and concern have increasingly grown around PFAS, and little is known about how it accumulates in seafood.
2022-2023 Water Quality and Safety
Development and evaluation of a culturally tailored online nutrition education program targeting fish consumption among Hispanic adults
Eating fish is a healthy choice, but those who need it most may not be getting the nutritional education to help them benefit from seafood diets.
2022-2023 Human Health
Wastewater treatment processes influencing Emerging Contaminant loads to the Great Bay Estuary
To examine the growing threat of PFAS and other contaminants, Paula Mouser and her team at the University of New Hampshire will apply new analysis…
2020-2021 Emerging Contaminants
Shellfish Growing Areas (NSI)
Reducing the extent of permanently closed shellfish growing areas through regulatory modernization: enteric virus contamination and mitigation…
Tradeoff Analyses of MSP (regional)
Decision support for the economic analysis of trade-offs in coastal and marine spatial planning for the U.S. Northeast
Legal Analysis of MSP (regional)
The governance role of local authorities in marine spatial planning: a legal assessment of prospects and problems.
Evaluating Adaptation Strategies (regional)
Climate change adaptation and ecosystem service resilience in Northeast coastal communities: quantifying economic values and tradeoffs for regional…
Catch Share Management (regional)
Social and economic impact assessment of catch share management in the Northeast multispecies fishery.
Storm Event Nitrogen Fluxes
Understanding the Mechanisms Controlling Storm Event Nitrogen Fluxes from the Lamprey River Watershed Using Continuous in situ Sensors
Salinity and Pathogenic Vibrios
Interactions between Salinity and the Resident Microbial Community in Excluding Pathogenic Vibrio from Oysters
Lobster Recruitment and Retention
Recruitment and Retention of Lobsters in a New England Estuary
2012-2013 Fisheries
Alternative Seafood Marketing
Matching Alternative Marketing Opportunities with the N.H. Commercial Fishing Industry's Alternative Marketing Capacity
2012-2013 Fisheries
Alewife Population
Alewife Population Assessment and Aquaculture
2012-2013 Aquaculture, Fisheries
Shoreline Hardening (regional)
Social and ecological factors influencing shoreline hardening in the Northeast: implications for vulnerability, resilience and informed decision…