Department research on coastal resilience is the focus of a recent video created by UVAToday Illimitable. Professor Karen McGlathery, Research Professor Peter Berg, and Ph.D. student Amelie Berger talk about Virginia’s Eastern Shore, their research, and implications on carbon capture and coastal change. Check out the video at UVAToday Illimitable.
The UVA Department of Environmental Sciences graduate students will host this years research symposium on February 23rd. Find more info (including schedule, keynote speaker, and more) on the Enviroday website.
Professor Vivian Thomson’s 2017 book, Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation (MIT Press), won the honorable mention award in the 2018 PROSE competition, for the Government and Politics category. The PROSE awards, awarded yearly, recognize the very best in professional and scholarly publishing.
Department of Environmental Sciences Professor Xi Yang is a coauthor on a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. The study used the sun-induced fluorescence (SIF) system designed by Prof. Yang to continuously monitor soybean photosynthesis. The increased understanding of the connection between SIF and photosynthesis at the local scale is an important advance towards monitoring photosynthesis globally in real-time using satellite based SIF measurements.
Since February, @writeclimate engaged over 1200 members of the UVA community in a conversation on climate change. On pieces of paper, they all wrote a piece of our shared climate story— the history of climate science and policy, why we care about climate change, and what we are doing about it. From the paper, students have created art. The show opens at the amphitheater on April 16th at noon. April 17th-23rd you can visit the show in Clark Hall.
Envi Sci graduate student Stephanie Roe was a part of the UVA team that won this year’s Patagonia Case Competition. The competition had 108 submissions on the topic of how to make Patagonia a carbon-neutral company by 2025. UVA was selected first as one of 10 finalists, presenting its winning proposal at the UC-Berkeley Haas School of Business on April 20th.
New power plant study by Envi Sci research team highlights potential national, regional, and local health impacts of power plant regulatory rollback. The study in Energy Policy is available without subscription until Nov 21, 2018.
Envi Sci professor Deborah Lawrence was interviewed by the Guardian and UVA Today about her recent statement with 39 other scientists by the Climate and Land Use Alliance and her article published by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation on the importance of forests and ending deforestation to our carbon budget.
A recent study by Envi Sci research associate Salvi Asefi-Najafabady and professor Deborah Lawrence has been published in the journal Climate Change and covered by UVA Today. The study used models to predict future occurrence of heat stress, finding that 10s of millions of people in East Africa could face over 100 additional days of dangerous heat per year by 2090.