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Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau

Vachel Carter (2011-12 GCSC fellow) is the lead author on a paper resulting from a study that assesses the human influence on prehistoric wildfires. GCSC affiliate faculty from multiple disciplines who were part of the study are: Simon Brewer and Andrea Brunelle, Department of Geography; Brian Codding, Department of Anthropology; and Mitchell J. Power, Natural History […]


Faculty recognized for critical research efforts during the pandemic

These GCSC faculty affiliates were recognized for their efforts on critical health and social justice issues brought on, or exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic.   The following is excerpted from a story by Rebecca Walsh in At the U. Some of the best long-term, basic research is often made immediately relevant by current events. The […]


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Researching wildlife during the pandemic

Excerpted from an article by Paul Gabrielsen in AtTheU. Read the full story here. The coronavirus pandemic shut down a lot of research, including field research. But not so for Austin Green, a doctoral student in the Şekercioğlu research group in the School of Biological Sciences.  A 2019 recipient of a National Geographic Society Early […]


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John Lin named Earth Leadership Program Fellow

GCSC faculty affiliate John Lin, professor of atmospheric sciences, has been named a 2021 fellow of The Earth Leadership Program. The program recognizes mid-career academic researchers who focus on environmental and sustainability issues and provides them with an opportunity to develop as global leaders to bring their expertise to effect positive change. Dr. Lin will join a global network […]


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President Watkins’ Leadership in Sustainability Efforts at the U

As President Ruth Watkins has announced her departure from the U, we wish to acknowledge her support of the Global Change and Sustainability Center. She has been a champion for the Center in many ways, including supporting stable funding for our work, supporting establishment of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Sustainability, and building the research […]