Matias Kirst, an associate professor in quantitative genetics at the University of Florida, explains how researchers study tree genetics to identify species best suited for forest plantations and those able to adapt to climate change.
Earth & Environment
The "third rock from the Sun"—Earth. With an orbit neither too close nor too far from the Sun, it occupies a unique position in the Solar System. It's the only planet known to man with the right conditions for the origin and evolution of life. During Earth's 4.5 billion-year history, a combination of processes has transformed it into a watery blue, living planet. The Earth's ecosystems involve complex interactions between the biological (living) and physical (non-living) worlds. Scientific research helps us comprehend our effects on the environment and how the environment in turn responds to impacts of our activities.
"Center for Enabling New Technologies through Catalysis" lives up to its name - new catalysts yield much more from carbon sources
Alvin turns 50, and we want you to help us celebrate
California berry growers and mathematicians team up for water conservation, and more
A team of scientists seeks to provide online access to a wealth of information on environmental radiation levels to help demystify an often misunderstood subject.
Martha Monroe, a professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida, talks about her career in environmental education and learning about and providing tools for educators to successfully engage and teach students.
Airborne and satellite observations of West Antarctic topography and glacier flow speeds are combined with a computer model simulating ocean-driven glacier melting to show that the ice sheet's collapse is already underway.
Conservation Biologist Steve Goodman has been working in Madagascar for more than 22 years, enjoy one of his stories from the field
In this week's episode we discover secrets in buried soils. We learn how elephant seals protect their organs when diving. We learn about Amulet- the future in wearable technology and finally we explore the fast-moving Thwaites glacier in Antarctica.
Roof color positively affects temperature in urbanized areas
Researchers say role of viruses could reveal more about reef decline
Lihini Aluwihare studies the chemistry of organic matter in the oceans
New designs for water supply improve quality, use less energy
In this week's episode we discover the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid. We learn about a new device for diagnosing pancreatic cancer. We study the cougars' diet and finally we explore a science & engineering festival.
Researchers are using powerful new tools to study rice varieties to discover new sources of salt tolerance
A computer engineer has developed a technology to help farmers boost yields and conserve water
Solar army commander leads research group on quest for affordable solar fuels
The Virtual Observatory And Ecological Informatics System (VOEIS) project monitors changes in freshwater ecosystems