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UA Part of National Project to Study Dragonfly, Damselfly Evolution

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An international team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama are collecting and analyzing data for the insect order that contains dragonflies and damselflies.

August 6, 2020

UA Researcher Studying Link Between Pollutants and Hermaphroditic Fish

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Pollution and chemical imbalances in water could have an adverse effect in fish that live among the mangrove trees along the Florida coast. Dr. Ryan Earley and his students are charting multiple courses to...

July 22, 2020

The Last Frontier

The sun sits on the horizon above the ice-laden sea off the coast of Antarctica.

Antarctica’s unique role helps UA research push boundaries of discovery.

July 2, 2020

Predicting Plant Water Needs in a Warmer, Drier World

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UA-involved study shows dry air drives overlooked changes in how plants drink and breathe.

June 1, 2020

Natural Records

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UA Researchers use nature to discover how waterways behaved before recorded history

May 22, 2020

Four Projects Receive Funding from UA CyberSeed Program

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Four promising research projects received funding from The University of Alabama CyberSeed program, the UA Office for Research and Economic Development announced.

May 5, 2020

Southern U.S. Hotspots for Severe Consequences of Flash Floods

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The worst region for flash floods in the continental United States is likely the Southwest, according to a recent analysis of flash floods by The University of Alabama.

February 26, 2020

Data on Land Use Deficient Without Accounting of Illicit Activity

For a full picture of how humans change land, decision-makers need to see the scope of illicit activities, according to a recently published paper that includes work from a scientist at The University of...

January 13, 2020

UA Engineers Help Find Site to Drill for Antarctica’s Ancient Ice

A red, tracked vehicle pulls a large, flat antenna across the white, Antarctic ice.

A unique radar developed by engineering researchers at The University of Alabama helped find the location to recover some of the oldest ice buried in Antarctica as part of an international effort to better...

December 20, 2019

UA Researcher Awarded Time on Supercomputer

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Dr. David A. Dixon will access some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to understand more about the properties of elements that power nuclear energy.

November 25, 2019

UA Part of Study on Shifting Role of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Emissions

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An earth-systems scientist at The University of Alabama assisted a large research project in the Arctic that shows the region could increase carbon dioxide emissions after millenniums of holding it beneath the frozen surface.

October 22, 2019

Researchers Develop Tool to Diagnose Dying Forests

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Predicting if droughts and heat waves will kill a forest is difficult, but new work involving an engineering researcher at The University of Alabama could help spot problems early to mitigate risks and possibly...

October 7, 2019

Two UA Professors Get Boost with NSF CAREER Awards

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The National Science Foundation granted a CAREER Award to Dr. Paulo T. Araujo in physics and astronomy and Dr. Kevin M. Kocot in biological sciences.

September 16, 2019

UA Researchers Continue Groundbreaking Work in Greenland

A PistenBully tows a flat radar on the baren, white ice of Greenland.

For the second consecutive year, a team of researchers from The University of Alabama traveled to the Arctic Circle to help unveil ancient climate history and provide perspectives on improving climate models.

August 28, 2019

‘There’s Still Time’

A University of Alabama ecologist is integral to UA research in helping better understand freshwater mussels, improving efforts to conserve and restore the animal to the state’s streams and rivers.

August 21, 2019