Earth Systems Research Center

fall foliage at Campton, NH
Acadia National Park
Arctic Winter

THE Earth Systems Research Center

We are scientists and educators dedicated to investigating the Earth as a system
to improve human well-being and pursue a sustainable future

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1,349 peer-reviewed journal articles published since 1986

380 grants awarded to ESRC scientists since 2008

$78 million in grant funding awarded to ESRC scientists since 2008

120 degrees awarded to ESRC graduate students since 1991

Recent Stories

Student researcher stands at edge of stream in Arctic Sweden.

Transforming Students Into Climate Leaders

Transforming Students Into Climate Leaders

Three programs provide research opportunities in Arctic, Andes...

UNH scientists are investigating supplementation of dairy cow diets with seaweed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve milk quality and animal health.

UNH Scientists Share $13M in Grants to Study Benefits of Feeding Dairy Cows Seaweeds

UNH Scientists Share $13M in Grants to Study Benefits of Feeding Dairy Cows Seaweeds

Most people are unlikely to associate seaweed with dairy production. But University of New Hampshire...

Meghan Howey works with student archaeology students on a dig near Great Bay.

Unearthing Great Bay's Past

Unearthing Great Bay's Past

Archaeology project documents social, ecological changes over 400 years...


UNH Diversity Statement

The University of New Hampshire is committed to building and nurturing an environment of inclusive excellence where all students, faculty, and staff can thrive.  We also are committed to providing open and inclusive access for all alumni, volunteers, learners, employees, and visitors seeking to participate in our programs and activities.  We venture to sustain a campus environment that fosters mutual respect and understanding.  We believe diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion are foundational values inextricably linked to achieving our core educational mission; and we embrace the many characteristics of our community members that make them uniquely themselves.  Here, you belong, and all are welcome.

UNH Land, Water and Life Acknowledgement

As we all journey on the trail of life, we wish to acknowledge the spiritual and physical connection the Pennacook, Abenaki, and Wabanaki Peoples have maintained to N’dakinna (homeland) and the aki (land), nebi (water), olakwika (flora), and awaasak (fauna) which the University of New Hampshire community is honored to steward today. We also acknowledge the hardships they continue to endure after the loss of unceded homelands and champion the university’s responsibility to foster relationships and opportunities that strengthen the well-being of the Indigenous People who carry forward the traditions of their ancestors.