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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...

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

A professor sits at a computer desk.

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

Professor Gregory Starr

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

Dried leaves appear orange on a tree branch.

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

A biologist at The University of Alabama uses a microscope in a lab.

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

UA Research Examining How Heat Waves Are Getting Bigger

The sun shines onto grass on The University of Alabama campus.

Dr. David Keellings was recently awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the relationship between the size of heat waves and causes across the U.S. with the goal of developing predictive...

August 13, 2019

UA to Lead Study on Irrigation-Fed Farming Impacts in Deep South

Dr. Moradkhani

Unique research led by The University of Alabama will study whether more irrigation-fed farms in the Deep South could lead to a more robust agriculture industry, possibly becoming an even greater economic engine.

July 25, 2019

Cold-Tolerant Bumble Bees Focus of UA Research Effort

Researchers at The University of Alabama will lead a genetic investigation into whether the environment influences cold tolerance in bumble bees.

July 22, 2019

First Animal Not What Scientists Have Long Thought

The last common ancestor of all animal life was more like modern stem cells and not a clump of similar cells, as has long been thought.

June 13, 2019

Researchers Find Patterns Associated with Extreme Floods

Dr. Moradkhani

Extreme floods across the continental United States are associated with four broad atmospheric patterns, a machine-learning based analysis of extreme floods found.

May 10, 2019

UA Joins UN Network for Sustainable Solutions

A University of Alabama College of Engineering research center has been invited to join a global initiative for the United Nations with a focus on sustainable development.

April 25, 2019

Student Club Wants a Friendlier World for the Bees

The UA Bee Club is dedicated to making the world a friendlier place for the essential honey bee.

April 24, 2019