Our Department of Environmental Studies professors are committed to undergraduate research. You find opportunities to work with them on their projects, or to design your own project under their guidance. One option is to gain course credit for research through ENV 410 - Environmental Research. See the faculty page for more information on the projects department faculty are currently pursuing. You may also click on the links below to learn about some unique projects that have engaged our students and faculty in recent years.
Saco River Estuary
The Saco River estuary is the focus of a research project aimed at sustaining the health of the estuary. A team of researchers and undergraduate students is currently studying the ecology of the estuary as well as the policies, regulations and economics that influence this portion of the river.
This research program started with a simple question: "Is the squirrel I see outside my window everyday the same one?" This question has grown into an ecological research program conducted by students on UNE's Biddeford Campus.
UNE's Department of Environmental Studies began formal collaborations with the Nyando District Centre for Environmental Conservation in 2010 through Dr. Richard Peterson’s study abroad course Environment, Health and Community Development in East Africa. Dr. Peterson and his students have created a blog to document the collaboration between UNE and NYADEC.