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Ocean Aerosols and Climate Change

April 22, 2021

In this video, Will Vizuete explains how his research in the Galápagos helps deepen an understanding how ocean aerosols are formed, which is needed to help accurately predict how climate is changing and, in turn, tackle climate change.

Earth Day, Water Quality, and the Galápagos Islands

April 22, 2021

To celebrate Earth Day, check out one way UNC strives to improve the planet in this video interview with UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health researcher Jill Stewart, who studies water quality in the Galápagos Islands and has developed … Continued

Native and Invasive Species in the Galápagos

April 14, 2021

UNC PhD candidate Bryan Reatini investigates the interactions between native and invasive species and aims to identify threats to local biodiversity in the Galápagos Islands. In this video, he shares how the Galápagos Science Center helped him achieve his goals.

Research from Above

April 5, 2021

UNC recently launched Carolina’s Drone Lab to provide a hub for interdisciplinary research teams in need of innovative drone and sensing technologies to assist with a variety of projects — from characterizing floodplains, to mapping invasive species, to forest management.

Computing Advances Make Waves for Flood Software

March 30, 2021

The Coastal Resilience Center uses modeling software called ADCIRC, which was co-developed by UNC marine scientist Rick Luettich, to predict and evaluate hurricane landfalls and flooding hazards.

Studying Aging From Adolescence to Adulthood

March 18, 2021

A study by the Carolina Population Center following the cognitive, mental, and physical health of participants from their adolescence into adulthood will continue into its sixth wave after receiving additional NIH funding.

COVID-19 Impacts on Teen Driving

March 11, 2021

A new study from the UNC Highway Safety Research Center shows the number of teen related crashes has decreased during the pandemic because they’re spending less time on the road. How will less practice and the state waiving the road test requirement for provisional licenses impact future crash data?

Linking Ecosystems to Human Health

March 8, 2021

UNC Center for Galapagos Studies Deputy Director Jill Stewart researches the linkages between ecosystems and human health through tracking pathogens in water. This feature is the first of many from the center this week in honor of International Women’s Day.

A Legacy of Precision Nutrition

March 4, 2021

Dr. Steven Zeisel will be stepping down as the UNC Nutrition Research Institute’s director after 13 years, but he leaves behind the legacy of precision nutrition, an approach that recognizes eating as individualistic, not one-size-fits-all.

Add Health Study to Continue at Carolina

March 1, 2021

The UNC Carolina Population Center has received two five-year-grants, totaling $38.2 million, that together will fund Wave VI of Add Health — the largest, most comprehensive nationally representative and longitudinal study of the health of adolescents ever undertaken in the United States.