Mon, 10/21/2019 - 2:55pm
Earth system scientists have identified another culprit (other than rain) that causes a river to overflow its banks: leafy plants. In a study published today in Nature Climate Change, the UCI researchers describe the emerging role of ecophysiology in riparian flooding. As an adaptation to an overabundance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, trees, plants and grasses constrict their stomatal pores to regulate the amount of the gas they consume,…
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 11:49am
The Pew Charitable Trusts ran a great background feature and Q&A this week with Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences Marshall Shepherd, where he explains his flood-related research and the importance of experts interacting with policymakers and the public: Q: The public isn’t always fully informed about flood risks. How can that change to help people make better decisions? A: I cannot…
Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:44pm
From higher storm surge and more frequent flooding along the coast, to erratic weather patterns that affect the many industries connected to agriculture and forestry, the state of Georgia and its citizens face a growing array of challenges related to climate change. Now, a multi-disciplinary team of experts from across the state has developed the Georgia Climate Research Roadmap, a list of 40 key questions that can help Georgia’s policymakers…
Tags: Coliseum Training Facility, Human Nature, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, The Linguistics Society at UGA, Cindy Hahamovitch
Mon, 10/05/2015 - 10:30am
Friday and Saturday October 9-10, the Sixth Women and Girls in Georgia conference will be held in the Miller Learning Center: The theme of this year's conference is sustainability. Presentation topics throughout the conference will explore the intersections of social, economic and environmental challenges as they relate to women and girls in the state, including environmental justice, local food, food insecurity, climate change, environmental…
Tags: Department of Genetics, Computer Science, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Dawson Hall, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 10:25am
Congratulations to Juanita Johnson-Bailey, director of the Institute for Women's Studies, who has been named the 2015 recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award, an honor given by the American Association of University Women for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls: Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award is given for a broad range of activities including classroom teaching, educational and…
Tags: J Marshall Shepherd, Department of Genetics, performance, Lamar Dodd School of Art, flooding, Meeting
Mon, 11/03/2014 - 10:21am
What does it mean when work becomes our life, our identity, our primary devotion? The question itself is a function only of higher considerations, a luxury hopefully of which we become availed as society advances. One of the fundamental spilts between the approach to social policy in the U.S. and Europe is over how we see this very question: Workaholism - how does it work? workaholism tends to produce negative impacts for employers and employees…
Tags: J Marshall Shepherd, Carl Vinson Institute of Government International Center, flooding, Human Nature