News and Events

Hubbard Brook Research Foundation and UNH Help Relaunch The Northern States Research Cooperative

Following a three-year hiatus, the Northeastern States Research Cooperative has been revitalized, thanks to $2 million in funding for the 2020 fiscal year from the U.S. Forest Service. The grant program originated in New Hampshire and has supported research conducted by Hubbard Brook researchers, including studies that investigate winter climate change, water quality, forest inventory management, and changes in forest ecosystems.   


On July 9, 2019, Hubbard Brook hosted its first ever live storytelling event: The Moss. Nine Hubbard Brook community members shared personal stories on the theme of "Unexpected Encounters."

Thanks to climate change and wetter weather, forest soils are absorbing less methane

Farming, energy production, and landfills produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. Forests can remove methane from the atmosphere through the activity of soil bacteria. But increasing precipitation – a symptom of climate change – is making it harder for forest soils to trap greenhouse gases, creating a feedback loop that exacerbates global warming.