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Earther featured a study lead by researchers from UT and the University of Vermont about the climate model that factors in how humans react to climate change. A team led by Louis Gross, director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis and a UT faculty member, paired a standard climate model with the well-known social psychological theory of planned behavior to explore how individuals would hypothetically respond to their changing climate.

The researchers conducted 766,767 simulations to effectively test the relationship between behavior and climate.

Gross is the James R. Cox Professor and Alvin and Sally Beaman Distinguished Professor in UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Mathematics.