Topic: Environmental science

Funded by a variety of organizations, including the American Museum of Natural History, the study examined how wave turbulence affects foraging patterns for fish and sea urchins.

News, Science & Research

Galapagos Islands illustrate power of biodiversity in changing climate

November 17, 2019 0 comments

The Galapagos Islands, one of the first marine reserves in the world and Charles Darwin’s famed site of revolutionary observation, recently housed University researchers looking to better understand biodiversity.

Loren Albert, Voss postdoctoral research associate at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, began her biology career at Reed College before earning her PhD at the University of Arizona.

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University researchers use drones to study forests, carbon cycle

February 21, 2018 0 comments

Loren Albert, one of four Voss postdoctoral research associates at the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society, is taking her research to new heights.

Students and faculty at Wednesday evening’s glass casting demonstration make their own miniature volcanoes during the “What Fire Does” series.

News, Science & Research

Event series explores fire in landscapes, history, art

April 25, 2017 0 comments

The nature of fire may be a surprise, said Stephen Pyne, author of books detailing fire’s history in the evolution of our planet and the United States.

Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

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Ethnobotany society connects students to plants

April 9, 2017 0 comments

“Where do you guys imagine your food comes from?” asked Aja Grande ’18.

Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

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Lecture highlights integral role of insects in modernity

March 24, 2017 0 comments

Edward Melillo, associate professor of history and environmental studies at Amherst College, has been drawn to insects since childhood.

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: All historic buildings, spaces should be considered in Performing Arts process

February 27, 2017 0 comments

The potential demolition of the Urban Environmental Lab raises the question of the potential tradeoffs inherent in the placement of the performing arts.

News, Science & Research

U. researchers discover inaccuracy of previous climate models

February 14, 2017 0 comments

Current climate models used to study climate change may not be as accurate as previously thought.

The coast of Block Island, where the wind farm will be built, is a world-class resource that is close to an area that uses a lot of electricity.


Alum outlines progress, construction challenges of Block Island wind farm

November 17, 2015 0 comments

Jeff Grybowski ’93 discussed progress on building a wind farm off the coast of Block Island at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy Thursday.

Throughout the summer, periodic fish kills in the Providence River and Narragansett Bay were exacerbated by low oxygen levels, which were nonetheless comparable to those of past years.

Metro, Science & Research

Scientists work to identify cause of fish die-off in area waters

October 1, 2015 0 comments

Researchers are working to determine the causes of an increased number of dead fish in local waters this summer.

New projects receive funding to study Narragansett Bay

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New projects receive funding to study Narragansett Bay

March 5, 2015 0 comments

As ecological change affects the world around us, University researchers are looking at its impact close to home.