Awards for Sustainability Leadership

Alta Ski Area partners with the University of Utah Sustainability Office to recognize and reward leadership in research, education, community partnership, or campus as a living lab. Nominate someone for a cash award. Read more here.

Bill Anderegg – Researching Forest Ecosystems

In this installment of our regular research spotlight series, we learn more about his work researching drought recovery and forest die-off, his role in a recently awarded NSF Dynamics of Coupled Natural and Human Systems grant, and how he connects people to his research. Welcome to campus! What brought you to the U? I was […]

It Takes More Than Rain to Recover from Drought

You might think that the antidote to drought is rain, but there is more to ecosystem recovery than a period of generous rainfall. William Anderegg, Assistant Professor of Biology and GCSC faculty affiliate, studies how drought and climate change affect forest ecosystems, including tree physiology, species interactions, carbon cycling, and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks. Anderegg is part of […]

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Mapping Escape Routes for Firefighters

A new study has developed a mapping tool that may be used in the future to help crews fighting wildfires map the most efficient escape routes. Author Michael Campbell is a doctoral student with co-author Phil Dennison, Department of Geography professor and GCSC faculty affiliate. Read more about how crews currently determine routes and how the […]

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Affiliates receive award for interdisciplinary research on sustainability of woodland health and human livelihoods

GCSC faculty affiliates from three colleges were successful in competing for an NSF award to research coupled natural-human systems. Researchers Brian Codding (PI), Phil Dennison (Co-PI, Geography), Shane Macfarlan (Anthropology), Simon Brewer (Geography) are from the College of Social and Behavioral Science. Bill Anderegg (Co-PI, Biology) is in the College of Science, and Court Strong […]