About CFE

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.

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Michele Pruyn

After a long illness, Michele Pruyn passed away on July 17, 2015 surrounded by family and friends. Michele was an Associate Professor of Plant Biology and an affiliate faculty member in the Center for the Environment. Prior to coming to PSU in 2006, Michele earned her PhD in Wood Science and Forest Science from Oregon State University, […]

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STEM-Health Camp

5th Annual STEM-Health Camp at White Mountains Community College: Exploring Temperature and Links to Human Health White Mountains Community College and the North Country Health Consortium recently held the 5th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – Health camp in Berlin, NH in June. STEM – Health camp is a project-based camp for students […]

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Mark Green Studies Benefits of Reduced Road Salt

PLYMOUTH- Reducing the use of road salt through research, citizen science, and innovative technologies may soon protect public health and water resources while saving municipalities money. After a long winter, summer is especially sweet and thinking about winter road salt is not appealing. But increasingly, the use of road salt as a deicer is jeopardizing […]

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Student Research Presentations

This spring, a number of students are completing the Master of Science degree. As part of their degree requirements, the students are presenting their research. Please join us for these presentations! May 5 – 9:30 am – Boyd 001: Jen Bell, Testing the Floristic Quality Assessment as an Indicator of Human Disturbance in Forested Wetlands […]

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Research Grants Awarded to Melanie Perello

Melanie Perello, a second-year graduate student in PSU’s Environmental Science and Policy program, has been awarded research grants from the Geological Society of America (GSA) and Sigma Xi. She is also the inaugural recipient of the International Phycological Society’s (IPC) Paul C. Silva grant. These grants are supporting Perello’s Master of Science thesis research which […]

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January 9th, 2013 by Michael

Center for the Environment

Plymouth State University
Samuel Read Hall Building, 2nd Floor
MSC #63, 17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264

phone (603) 535-3179
fax (603) 535-3004