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


Advancing Undergraduate Environmental Research at Plymouth State

Advancing Undergraduate Environmental Research (AUGER) is an extracurricular initiative of the Center for the Environment to engage and educate undergraduates in the what, how, and why of environmental research. Throughout the summer of 2018, CFE faculty mentors are engaging undergraduate Plymouth State students in extracurricular field- and lab-based environmental research projects spanning watershed ecosystems. Projects […]


Student Spotlight: Carolyn Greenough

Carolyn Greenough’s research was recently featured in an article by NH EPSCoR. Her work focused on how key stakeholders in the Lakes and White Mountains regions of New Hampshire value their scenic views when considering the impact of large-scale energy projects. Carolyn was a student at the Center for the Environment while working toward her […]


Spring 2018 Environmental Science Colloquium Series

The Center for the Environment organizes an Environmental Science Colloquium Series each term which is open to everyone. Please join us at 4-5 pm in Boyd Science Center, Room 001 for the following talks: January 31: The Academic Journal Publishing Ecosystem: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Christin Wixson, Lamson Library, Plymouth State […]


Jason Cordeira Awarded Climate Science Service Award

In November 2017, Jason Cordeira, Assistant Professor of Meteorology and Affiliate Faculty at the Center for the Environment, was awarded the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Climate Science Service Award. The award was presented to Jason at the Winter Outlook Workshop at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, CA. Jason is an […]


CFE to Host Panel Discussion on “Presence of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Stream Sediments of the Squam Lake Watershed”

A public meeting sponsored by the Squam Lakes Association and the Center for the Environment at Plymouth State University Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 5:30 pm, Boyd Science Center – Room 144, Plymouth State University The Squam Lakes Association (SLA) and Plymouth State University‚Äôs Center for Environment (CFE) invite the public to attend a panel […]