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

A map of New England showing rivers and tributaries across New England studies that were studied as part of this research

Mapping the Value of Water Quality Improvements

Mapping the Value of Water Quality Improvements

COLSA professor maps water quality scenarios for use in innovative survey examining the economic...

Researcher David Moore collecting sap from beech trees in a forested area. Snow covers the ground. David crouches next to a bucket.

Tapping Into New Syrup Flavors

Tapping Into New Syrup Flavors

Diversifying the syrup industry: NHAES research studies producing syrups from non-maple trees...

A scenic shot of Great Bay marshes with autumn foliage in the background.

Retracing Colonists’ Spread into Great Bay

Retracing Colonists’ Spread into Great Bay

Innovative technology sheds new light on English colonists’ movements across land and water...


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.