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Global Environmental Impact

As concerned citizens of the global community, we must recognize and live within environmental limits. Future generations will survive only if we maintain the delicate balance of our planet through thoughtful stewardship of its natural resources. With the world's population exceeding 7.5 billion, the need to conserve these essential elements is increasingly critical. Becoming more environmentally efficient helps us better manage our shrinking water supply, clean the air we breathe, reduce our carbon footprint, and protect our biodiversity.

Quick Hits

Sen Xu

Sen Xu, assistant professor of biology, received a NSF Faculty Early Career Development award to investigate how the process of recombination in sexual organisms is modified by genetic variants and through interaction with environmental changes.

Luke Frishkoff

The National Science Foundation awarded Luke Frishkoff, assistant professor of biology, a $1.1 million grant to study the ecological niches of anole lizard species in the Caribbean islands.


solar-induced phenomena

Physics Distinguished Professor Yue Deng, Assistant Professor Daniel Welling, and Research Engineer Scientist Cheng Sheng are using a NASA grant to look at the impact of solar-induced phenomena on our electrical power grids.

Global Environmental Impact Stories