The Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduates (NERU) program focuses on the impacts of climate change on ecosystems in Northern Sweden. The program is a collaboration between the Univ. of N.H. and the Abisko Scientific Research Station. Read more…

We will not offer a summer 2016 program. New program info. will be posted as funding becomes available. All NSF REU student opportunities are listed on NSF REU program websites.
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Meet our Students

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.

2015 Students
nicastro Adam Nicastro
Miami University of Ohio
Geology major

Interview with Adam:
What were your thoughts when first arriving in UNH?

Relief, it was good to know I had finally gotten here. It felt like there was so much build up and uncertainty leading to this point.

What is your opinion of NERU program so far?

It’s definitely an amazing opportunity, and one that I never expected, honestly. It’s great to know that we’re all here and it seems like everyone is getting along amazingly well. It’s going to be a ton of fun and a great experience to look back on one day.

What are you most looking forward to?

Out of all the things on the itinerary,  I think I’m most excited about the geology field trip to Norway.

Is there anything you regret not bringing?

Surge protector… and my cat Sam

If there is one thing you want to accomplish this summer, what would it to be?

I like to set reasonable expectations of myself, so just traveling and seeing new parts of the world is something I’d like to accomplish, but really, I’d like to just make the most of my time and hopefully come back from Sweden with presentable findings.


What is your favorite type of PopTart?
That is a tough question. It’s not technically a PopTart I guess, but theres an organic brand that makes really good ones that are cherry-pomegranate flavored. I think it’s called Nature’s Path? Something like that.

Three Facts:

I’m a huge Bengals fan, I’ve played guitar since I was ten, and I’ve sold recordings of music that I’ve made to people from around the world.

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