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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

UA Researchers Provide U.S. Drought Vulnerability Rankings

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According to UA research, drought vulnerability comes from a combination of how susceptible a state is to drought and whether it’s prepared for impacts. The most and least vulnerable states could surprise.

September 18, 2020

UA, Auburn, Others Join for Antarctic Biological Research

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Twenty scientists soon embark on a 14-week voyage to study unexplored Antarctic waters to improve understanding of biodiversity undergoing rapid changes because of a changing climate.

September 9, 2020

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

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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

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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