Environment & Nature

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Grants Boost UA Climate Science Research Efforts

Researchers from The University of Alabama are among those to receive funding from NOAA for climate science and community resilience projects.

UA in Study of Frogs’ Ability to Rebound from Infectious Disease

UA in Study of Frogs’ Ability to Rebound from Infectious Disease

A national team of researchers that includes The University of Alabama will examine whether frogs’ ability to survive certain infections helps enhance understanding of human responses.

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UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

Researchers will experiment with more effective ways of breaking down hard-to-recycle plastics.

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Barrier Island Marine Ecosystem Altered by Storm Events

UA researchers found storms affect the marine ecosystem around barrier islands longer than originally thought.

Rainforest Drought Intensified Disease, Death in a Brazilian Frog

Rainforest Drought Intensified Disease, Death in a Brazilian Frog

Human-caused changes to the environment that exasperate droughts in a Brazilian rainforest intensify seasonal infections of a deadly fungus afflicting frogs and toads, causing localized mass deaths, according to research involving The University of Alabama.

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AWI Strategic Plan Addresses Global Water Research and Solutions

The Alabama Water Institute has launched its five-year strategic plan to guide its mission of carrying out cutting edge and applied research for a more water-secure world.

Drone Resolution

Drone Resolution

UA researchers have shrunk complex radar technology to fit drones, allowing them to capture more, better data to help with water management.

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UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

Researchers at The University of Alabama Center for Complex Hydrosystems Research are working to develop advanced computational earth science and coastal models that help coastal communities prepare for flooding from tropical storms and hurricanes.

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Nearly a Third of Mobile Bay Marshes Gone Since 1980s, Study Finds

About half a football field of marshes on the edges of Mobile Bay vanished annually over the past 35 years, according to a study by researchers at The University of Alabama.

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Groundwater Impact on Oceans Cannot Be Ignored, Major Study Finds

The international study involves data from Mobile Bay collected by researchers at The University of Alabama.