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To Combat Coral-Eating Pest, UA Researcher Helps Find What They Smell

A University of Alabama researcher is part of a team that identified genes used to communicate by a starfish that preys upon coral reefs, a promising discovery that could lead to efforts to repel...

April 7, 2017

Ceremony to Celebrate Research by UA Faculty Rescheduled

A graphic that reads "Faculty Research Day, Celebrating Excellence."

Members of The University of Alabama faculty will be honored for their research contributions at the upcoming Faculty Research Day.

March 21, 2017

Minzoni quote

“We should definitely be planning for sea level rise in coastal communities, especially those on the Gulf Coast. . . . As a paleoclimatologist, I see sea level rise as […]

February 27, 2017

Steinberg quote

“They (certain birds) don’t participate in this behavior during the breeding season because their energy is geared towards producing and raising young birds. It probably happens in the winter because […]

February 14, 2017

UA Professor Receives Highest Award in Geosciences

Dr. Nick Tew at Moraine Lake

The American Geosciences Institute recently announced that Dr. Berry H. “Nick” Tew Jr., the state geologist of Alabama and the director of The University of Alabama’s Center for Sedimentary Basin Studies, has received the...

September 29, 2016

Everglades quote

“The goal is to aid and develop understanding to retain the Everglades in as pristine a state as possible. And that’s a continuing process.”

September 9, 2016

A Greener Gusher

A University of Alabama chemistry professor and an international group of scientists are working to replace petrochemicals with wood.

September 7, 2016

UA’s Virtual Sandbox Lets Kids, Adults Learn about Hydrological Processes

Dr. Sagy Cohen, an assistant professor of geography at The University of Alabama who specializes in global hydrology, has completed the creation of an augmented reality sandbox.

September 2, 2016

Flood Prediction

“People didn’t have time to collect their gatherings, and they lost everything. Maybe in the near future we will be able to do a better job warning people about that.”

September 1, 2016

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...

May 13, 2016

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby to Speak at UA Water Policy Summit

U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby will speak at The University of Alabama’s 2016 Water Policy Summit Friday, April 8 at 8 a.m.

April 6, 2016

UA’s Museum Expedition to Investigate Gulf State Park

The University of Alabama's 38th annual Museum Expedition is heading to the Gulf Coast this summer in an effort to help archaeologists investigate the prehistoric occupation of the Gulf State Park area.

March 31, 2016

UA Students Ready to Make Muscle Car Greener in National Contest

After nearly 18 months preparing, The University of Alabama EcoCAR 3 team is ready to turn a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into an advanced, significantly more energy-efficient vehicle that should maintain the speed and performance...

January 4, 2016

A Warming Wonder Lab

Heat, itself, is helping researchers discover potential impacts of a warming world.

November 25, 2015

Calling All Birds

By recording months of bird calls, University of Alabama researchers are creating a baseline to later measure changing bird populations.

September 5, 2015