Ecology Center News
Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where we agree and where we don't
The New York Times published a summary of research by Peter Howe, assistant professor in the Environment and Society Department at Utah State University, and his colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, which demonstrates that Ameri...
USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium
Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018, in the Huntsman Hall Perry Pavilion on campus. Among the honored guests were past center
Modern Wildfire Trends Underestimates Future Risks to Water Security
Dramatic increases in wildfire over the last few decades have garnered considerable media attention. Numerous headlines have claimed that the amount of wildfire in the western U.S. is unprecedented. However, in a recent issue of Earth’s Future, published
First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats
Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show continuing deterioration of this 'forest of one tree.' ... Rogers and McAvoy, in a PLOS ONE publicat...
Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People
Joanna Endter-Wada and Karin Kettenring contributed a guest editorial to the October edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on the value of wetlands to mitigate weather catastrophes. These Utah State University researchers from the S. J. a
Dr. William Pearse among NSF funded new projects to address longstanding, multi-scaled environmental problems
In a press release, dated August 29, 2018, the National Science Foundations (NSF) announced their investment of $9 million in nine new projects to research biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at r...
The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking
Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says USU Physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99). “Some scientists are fabulous communicators,” says Davies, associate professor of professional practice in USU’s Departm