Jacob Dein, a graduate student studying geography, has received a 2019 American Geographical Society (AGS) Council Fellowship for his research studying the impact of noise pollution in urban spaces.
Throughout April, UT’s Office of Sustainability will work with students, faculty, and campus partners to provide a range of environmentally focused events to celebrate Earth Month.
A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau—19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher—to explore the effects of climate change on tree leaf-out and, as a result, the emergence of spring wildflowers.
Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor of social work, discussed the recent wave of severe weather, how it can be addressed, and what to expect for the future.
Laura Smith, a UT geography PhD candidate, discusses how she uses data collected 80 years ago by dendrochronology pioneer Florence Hawley to better understand today’s correlation between tree growth and precipitation in eastern Tennessee.
A new study, coauthored by researchers at UT, is the first to show how climate-driven evolution in tree populations alters the way trees directly interact with their immediate soil environment.
Marine microbes are uniquely responsible for carrying out processes that are essential for all of earth’s biogeochemical cycles, including many that play a role in climate change.
A study, coauthored by Maxim Lavrentovich, shows that plants favor the production of uneven, asymmetrical patterns on the surface of pollen grains over more symmetrical patterns.
Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander.
The UT Organic Farm Internship and VOL Supported Agriculture programs are offering a 20-week community-supported agriculture program beginning in mid-May and running through October.
According to a study co-authored by PhD candidate, Samuel Borstein, reef fish species at the extremes of the food chain evolve faster than fish species in the middle of the food chain with a more varied diet.
As COP24 comes to an end, David Anderson, a professor in UT’s Department of Anthropology, answers some of the most important questions about the impact of the conference and the future of climate action.