About Me

Hello! I’m Clarice Perryman, a PhD Candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow in Earth & Environmental Science and a part of the Trace Gas Biogeochemistry Lab Group at UNH.

I was born and raised in Dayton, OH. I received my B.A. in Geology with a minor in Environmental Studies from Earlham College, where my undergraduate research focused on pedogenic carbonates in archaeological soils in SW Colorado. While at Earlham I worked at the Sustainability Office running the Green Office Program and in Dr. Cynthia Fadem‘s geochemistry lab as a research assistant. In 2015 I participated in the Northern Ecosystems Research for Undergraduate REU program, where my love for peatlands and methane cycling began.

I’ve been a member of the UNH Trace Gas Biogeochemistry Lab Group (PI Dr. Ruth Varner) since 2016. I completed my MS in Earth Science – Geochemical Systems in Fall 2017 and am currently a PhD Candidate in the Natural Resources & Earth Systems Science program. Both my MS and PhD research focus on how climate change will impact the ability of methane oxidizing (or consuming) bacteria to mitigate methane emissions from northern peatlands. My main research sites are Stordalen Mire in Abisko, Sweden and Sallie’s Fen in Barrington, NH.

Outside of my research I love to bake, tend to my ever-growing collection of houseplants, do yoga, and hike.