Our geo-science and environmental science students hail from a wide range of institutions and disciplines. All are interested in scientific research and are participating in our study of biogeochemical processes in northern upland and wetland ecosystems.
University of New Hampshire
Environmental Science major
Hi, my name is Paige Clarizia. I am a senior at the University of New Hampshire where I am currently studying Environmental Science with a focus in ecosystems. I am from Danvers, Massachusetts and have only left the country once for a conference in Montréal, Canada. I have been a lab technician since the beginning of my sophomore year at UNH's Water Quality and Analysis Laboratory where I worked on various environmental projects.
My research this summer in Abisko, Sweden will focus on trace gas emissions from the peatland. More specifically, I will look at seasonal methane fluxes along the thaw gradient in Stordalen Mire. I will also look at carbon dioxide emissions and compare these emissions to various physical factors. Understanding methane and carbon dioxide fluxes will advance future predictions of where and at what rate methane will be released into our atmosphere.