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.
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.
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.
Solving climate change requires a new and deeply interdisciplinary approach, says Lisa Reyes Mason, assistant professor and director of the College of Social Work PhD program, in a recent commentary for “Nature Climate Change”.
Joshua Fu, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been instrumental in the study of black carbon.
A UT study shows that just as our family histories dictate what we look like and how we act, plant evolutionary history shapes community responses to interacting with agents of global change.
Carbon dioxide is key to life on Earth, but too much of the good thing can overheat the Earth’s surface and hurt the very things it supports. Thus, understanding how carbon cycles through the atmosphere is crucial to predicting its effects. UT professor Aimee Classen has received more than $880,000 from the U.S. Department of
From extreme drought to super storms, many wonder what the future holds for the climate of the eastern United States. A study conducted by researchers at UT does away with the guessing. Results show the region will be hotter and wetter. Joshua Fu, a civil and environmental engineering professor, and Yang Gao, a graduate research
The ethics of climate change will be the theme of several events that kick off later this month. The events, which include two book discussion sessions and a public lecture by the author, are being sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at UT Knoxville.
The University of Tennessee Space Institute Aviation Systems program flew its first science mission to collect critical data for national institutions. In April, a UTSI crew flew over eastern Tennessee for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Atmospheric Turbulence and Diffusion Division, located in Oak Ridge.