climate change

Researchers investigate personal hurricane evacuation decisions

Posted 5 days 9 hours ago
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An important question with relevance throughout our region is the focus of a new research collaboration: Why do some people living in the path of a major hurricane decide to evacuate while others stay put?

Prashant Doshi, a professor of computer science, and professor of psychology Adam Goodie are gathering information about residents in areas hit by hurricanes Irma and Harvey to learn more about how people make decisions in risky situations. This will ultimately help officials and emergency personnel better manage evacuations in the future.

"This research will improve our...

Building Better Plants

Posted 3 weeks 2 days ago
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UGA plant scientists like professor of plant biology Katrien Devos, pictured, headline the top feature of the new issue of Research Magazine:

In a changing climate, stress tolerance becomes really important, according to Chung-Jui “C.J.” Tsai, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and professor of forestry and natural resources, and genetics. She uses model systems to find mechanisms that are applicable to any plants.

“How do you grow crops—whether they are woody or perennial—under changing climate?” she said. “You could improve the wood quality, but it won’t matter if...

Courage on Climate Change

Posted 1 month 1 week ago
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The Office of Sustainability hosts a discussion today with former U.S. congressman Bob Inglis (R-SC), "Finding the Courage to Come Together on Climate Change":

Mr. Inglis is a six term congressman from South Carolina who is advocating a free market approach to begin dealing with the problems associated with the burning of fossil fuels. He is currently Executive Director of republicEn.org, a growing grassroots community of over 3,750 Americans educating the country about free-enterprise solutions to climate change.

Monday, October 30, 4:30 pm, Miller Learning Center, room 214...

Noted and Quoted, October 2017

Posted 1 month 2 weeks ago
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Franklin faculty, students and alumni continue to appear in a variety of media around the world. A sampling of October news about and by our colleagues:

Study provides first estimate of total U.S. population with felony convictions – research by associate professor of sociology Sarah Shannon at Phys.org

“Something tropical” in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend? Hurricane season is not over, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall Shepherd in Forbes

UGA researches how “brown ocean” effect strengthens hurricanes on land, research by Marshall Shepherd...

Noted and Quoted, September 2017

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago
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The stormy weather brings out the best in our climate experts, among others. A sample of the Franklin College faculty members quoted in the media during September:

Why President Trump recoils from denouncing his “alt-right” supporters, article in STAT quotes professor of psychology Keith Campbell

New light cast on sea level, climate threats – Brunswick News mentions work by Public Service Associate and geography Ph.D. Mathew Hauer

No, NASA is not predicting 15 days of complete darkness in November, by Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor Marshall...

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