Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition assembled the fleet for a public showcase outside Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans.
The Air Quality and Climate Group in UT’s Tickle College of Engineering recently found a way to speed up modeling of earth systems.
The Evolution Institute recently featured a conversation between Gordon Burghardt and scientist Kevin Laland on the topic of niche construction–the process through which an organism alters its own or another species’ environment, rather than one being passively shaped by the other. Read the interview online. Burghardt is an Alumni Distinguished Service Professor, holds appointments in the
A regional plan and tool kit for water quality challenges drew coverage from Nooga.com, the Times Free Press, and The Chattanoogan.
Scientific American weighs the pros and cons of introducing–and removing–invasive species from ecology. The outlet interviewed Martin Nuñez, a post-doctoral research associate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, who has published several papers warning of perverse incentives to distribute economically valuable species more widely.
Jennifer Schweitzer, associate professor and associate head in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, recently published a study on tree migration in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution. Findings from the study were mentioned by Mother Nature Network, Climate Wire, and Scientific American.
In a study published recently in the Journal of Glaciology, researchers report new information on Blood Falls. Multiple outlets—including Simple Most, Bustle, Outdoor Hub, and Popular Science—reported on the recent findings. This study confirms the speculation of a 2015 paper by Jill Mikucki, an assistant professor in the Department of Microbiology, into a confirmed fact—and
Assistant Professor Brad Collett and students from the School of Landscape Architecture in UT’s College of Architecture and Design have written and published HydroLIT: Southeast Tennessee Water Quality Playbook, a regional plan and tool kit for water quality challenges and its future.
Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to “migrate” to higher elevations in order to survive.
The Knoxville News Sentinel recently featured Karen Hughes, a mycologist and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, in a video interview and written article. Hughes is one of many scientists conducting research in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park following the November 2016 wildfires. Her research focuses on fungi that comes up
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, when 20 million Americans took to the streets to raise awareness about the environment, climate change, and endangered species. “Any holiday or observance is a great time to promote literacy for children and teens of all ages,” says Cindy Welch, associate director of UT’s Center for Children’s and
Zachary Ogburn, a second year chemistry graduate student, has developed a novel approach to monitor how microscopic algae adapt—a step that could help improve the marine environment.