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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.

September 23, 2021

UA Researchers Tackle Plastic Waste as Part of National Effort

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

August 26, 2021

Barrier Island Marine Ecosystem Altered by Storm Events

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

August 20, 2021

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...

August 9, 2021

AWI Strategic Plan Addresses Global Water Research and Solutions

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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.

June 25, 2021

Drone Resolution

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

June 14, 2021

UA Research to Enhance Flood Resilience of Coastal Communities

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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.

June 7, 2021

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

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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.

April 12, 2021

Groundwater Impact on Oceans Cannot Be Ignored, Major Study Finds

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

March 30, 2021

New Grant Strengthens Work to Solve Rural Wastewater Challenge

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Recently announced federal funding will move forward an ambitious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.

March 12, 2021

UA Contributing Solutions to Wastewater Treatment in Rural Alabama

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Engineering researchers at The University of Alabama are part of a prestigious project to demonstrate effective solutions to raw sewage draining into the waterways of the state’s Black Belt region.

November 17, 2020

UA-Led Study of Southeastern Groundwater Assists Water Management

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The University of Alabama is leading a 4-year, $6 million project to conduct groundwater research that will provide new scientific insights and make useful groundwater water predictions for the Southeast.

November 5, 2020

Disruption to Tiny Life Can Lead to Big Changes in Warmer Climate

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New research from The University of Alabama supports the growing consensus that, while some animals will find it difficult to adjust to predicted warmer temperatures, a more widespread effect of a changing climate is...

October 12, 2020

Four Professors Receive Early Career Research Awards

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Over the summer, four professors at The University of Alabama received national recognition early in their careers for innovative research that will increase understanding of our world while boosting UA’s educational mission.

October 7, 2020

UA Researchers Part of National Project to Study Intermittent Streams

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Biologists at The University of Alabama are part of a national research project that addresses water quality at the critical connection between streams that flow continuously and those with intermittent flow.

October 2, 2020