Principal Investigator

Amir AghaKouchak

This project proposes a methodology that improves capabilities to forecast 1- to 6-month precipitation and water supply anomalies. Predicting and understanding droughts' effects on water resource systems is essential to securing sustainable water resources. This project will make unique contributions through a comprehensive and challenging...

Principal Investigator

Jonathan Quebbeman

Today, there are many river basins facing the challenges and complexities of ensuring a sustainable water supply as future water demands increase and threats such as climate change alter the hydrologic regime. The Colorado River, in particular, faces these challenges and many more as the...

Principal Investigator

Mekonnen Gebremichael

Almost all major development problems in Sub-Saharan Africa are water-related: low economic development, low energy production, food insecurity, recurrent droughts, disastrous floods, and poor health conditions. As part of efforts to develop industry and improve the lives of its citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa has embarked on...

Principal Investigator

Yang Liu

Skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., represents a significant and growing public health burden. Annually, skincancer costs an estimated $1.7 billion to treat and results in $3.8 billion in lost productivity. The most severe type of skin cancer,melanoma, causes over...
Principal Investigator

Steve Kelling

Birds are excellent indicators of ecosystem health. New Big Data approaches, which employ global networks of volunteers to gather data, and novel approaches to model and visualize species distributions over enormous spatial and temporal scales represent a game-changing opportunity for the conservation of bird populations...
Principal Investigator

Heather Lynch

The Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) has been identified as a key indicator species of the health and status of the Antarctic and Southern Ocean ecosystem, which is currently threatened by commercial fishing, a growing tourism industry, and the effects of climate change. Despite its central...
Principal Investigator

Keith Huntington

The town of Ajax, Ontario received a report from Specialists in Energy, Nuclear and Environmental Sciences (SENES) Consultants detailing the likely changes in local weather patterns for 2040-2049. The climate model predicts an increase in the frequency and intensity of monthly rainfall, a decrease in...
Principal Investigator

Caroline Jahn

Alaska is warming twice as fast as the rest of the nation due to changes in the climate, causing shorter winters, thawing permafrost, and rapidly receding glaciers. All of these weather changes are lengthening wildfire seasons and increasing the number of wildfires experienced by the...
Principal Investigator

William Frier

Portions of Amistad National Recreation Area (NRA) are threatened by the presence of an invasive grass species known as giant cane (Arundo donax), which drastically alters riparian habitats by out-competing native vegetation and depleting vital resources. Giant cane does not provide viable habitat or food...
Principal Investigator

Neda Kasraee

Since the early 2000s, wind-deposited sediment mounds have been growing and encroaching onto the Black Rock Playa of the Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area. These sedimentary structures along the edge of the playa alter the natural landscape, limit recreational activities...