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

Amy Villamagna Presented PSU’s Distinguished Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Amy Villamagna, associate professor of environmental science and policy, on her selection for Plymouth State’s 2020 Distinguished Scholarship Award. She joins past CFE award winners Jason Cordeira (2019) and Mark Green (2014). This award is designed to recognize and honor a member of the Plymouth State University faculty who demonstrates exceptional research, creativity […]


Graduate Students in the News

Our graduate students have been in the news sharing their research and work with our partners. We celebrate the success of all our students and our graduates in 2020. Ryan Heisler talks with Trout Unlimited about his research on fisheries Amanda May shares how her Plymouth State education and Pathways internship have led to a […]


Squam Lake Contaminants Meeting

Watch the video of this meeting: Tuesday, April 28, 2020 6:30 – 8:30 pm Plymouth State University (PSU) invites you to attend an online public meeting via Zoom regarding recent research on Squam Lake contaminants. This meeting is a follow-up to the November 2017 public meeting at PSU, intended to provide updates and results of research done since. The meeting will […]


Spring 2020 Environmental Science Colloquium

Please join us for the Spring 2020 Environmental Science Colloquium. All talks are in Boyd Science Center and open to all. Tuesday, February 4, 3:30-4:30 pm, Boyd 144 PFAS in New Hampshire: Panel discussion Sources and Occurrence of PFAS in NH – Brandon Kernen, PG, NHDES; Mechanisms of action, biochemical properties and animal/human correspondence in […]


Fall 2019 Environmental Science Colloquium

The Center for the Environment announces the Fall 2019 Environmental Science Colloquium series. The talks cover a wide range of topics related to environmental science. The Colloquium is open to everyone from PSU and the community. Unless otherwise noted, the talks are in Boyd Science Center, Room 001 from 4-5 pm. Please enter Boyd Science […]