Center for the Environment

Center for the Environment: Environmental scholarship informed by the world with a regional focus and local engagement.

Squam LakeThe Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University addresses fundamental environmental issues in northern New England through scientific research, education, and collaboration. We engage on and off campus partners in projects using science-based knowledge to promote informed decision making. CFE provides future educators, researchers, and leaders with a comprehensive environmental education that includes real-world research experience, an understanding of how the natural and built environments are integrated, and knowledge of the community we live in and the economy in which we participate.

Recent News

From Pikas to People Power: A Multifaceted Look at Climate Action

Friday, April 19, 2019, 7 p.m.Silver Center for the Arts, Smith Recital Hall Laura Getts, MS in Environmental Science & Policy ’17, is speaking as part of PSU’s Saul O. Sidore Lecture Series on climate change. Laura will talk about how rapid, localized shifts in energy sourcing produce social justice wins for some, and challenges […]


Beebe River Brook Trout Presentation

On April 16, 2019 at 7 pm at the Common Man Inn, the monthly meeting of the Pemigewasset Chapter of Trout Unlimited will showcase the on-going research being conducted by Center for the Environment faculty and students. Graduate students Jared Lamy (Biology) and Josh Hoekwater (Environmental Science and Policy) will present results of their research on Brook Trout […]


New Publication by CFE Student

Former CFE student Jessica Wilhelm, MS in Environmental Science & Policy ’15, has a new publication about her research while a student at Plymouth State. The paper is titled “Trace metals in Northern New England streams: Evaluating the role of road salt across broad spatial scales with synoptic snapshots” and was published in February 2019 […]


Spring 2019 Environmental Science Colloquium

Please join us this spring for our Environmental Science Colloquium series. Talks are 4-5 pm (except 4-6 pm on April 10) in Boyd Science Center, Room 001. Please the public entrance by Highland Street. February 20 – Collaboration as an optimal research approach at PSU: Case studies in avian population ecology Dr. Len Reitsma, Professor […]


Snowpack Sensing Study Featured in Union Leader Article

The Union Leader recently published a story about a Plymouth State snowpack sensing research project. Eric Kelsey, research assistant professor of atmospheric science at PSU and the director of research at the Mount Washington Observatory, is leading the project. Working with a team of ten undergraduate and graduate students and research technician Dan Evans, Eric […]