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Posts Tagged ‘Geography’

UA Research Could Be Used to Counter Global Warming

Science Advances, one of the world’s top, multidisciplinary, highly selective, online-only research journals, has published an article about how much carbon dioxide – the primary greenhouse gas that causes global warming – in the atmosphere can be reduced by natural regrowth of secondary forests in the Latin America neotropics. A total 60 scientists from throughout Latin America and the U.S. wrote the research article, titled “Carbon Sequestration Potential of Second-Growth Forest Regeneration in the Latin American Tropics.” Two of the authors are geography professors from The University of Alabama’s Spatial Ecology and Conservation Lab. Dr. Eben Broadbent, an assistant professor who is listed as second author on the article – a ranking system showing the amount of work each author contributes – and Dr. Angelica Almeyda Zambrano, is an adjunct professor who is listed as fifth author.

UA Researcher Studies Cuba’s Coastal Forests in Anticipation of Tourism Increase

Dr. Michael Steinberg, a University of Alabama researcher, is conducting a study of the coastal mangrove forests in Cuba’s Zapata Peninsula and in two national parks. The study uses satellite maps of the park’s coastal mangrove forests from the past 40 years to examine the forests growth or decline during that time frame.

2016 Randall Research Program Honors 16 UA Students

Sixteen University of Alabama undergraduate researchers have received recognition through the Randall Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award Program. The program recognizes the best research activity conducted by UA undergraduates, who are nominated by faculty and staff research directors.

3 UA Students Earn Hollings Scholarships

Three University of Alabama sophomores will receive the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship for 2016-2018.

UA Professor to Aid Park Service in Mapping of Florida Bay

The National Parks Service commissioned a University of Alabama faculty member to create a map of Florida Bay in Everglades National Park. UA researchers are developing an accurate map of the channels and flats to help ensure the conservation of the bay.

UA Research Featured in World’s Top Science Journal

Research co-authored by two University of Alabama geography professors published today in an online edition of Nature, the world’s most highly cited interdisciplinary scientific journal.

UA Professor Helps Discover Theory in How Glaciers Influenced Land Formations

A University of Alabama geographer’s forecasting model has helped determine heavily glaciated areas in North America more than 25,000 years ago significantly affected temperatures and land formations in unglaciated areas more than 200 miles away.

UA Faculty to Discuss Alabama Greece Initiative Projects

University of Alabama faculty members who traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, in May will participate in an Oct. 22 symposium in which they will discuss their ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

400 Middle-, High-School Students Travel to UA for Science Olympiad

More than 400 students are expected to participate in the 2014 regional Science Olympiad competition at The University of Alabama Saturday, Feb. 22, beginning at 9 a.m.

UA Researchers’ Study Indicates Foreclosure Rates Racialized in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa’s mortgage foreclosure trends since the 2008 recession follow the race-wealth divide and disproportionately affect black residents, according to a study by two professors at The University of Alabama.

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