Research

Climate drove 7,000 years of dietary changes

“What people eat, and how they get it, are a massive part of a person’s daily experience. Understanding what caused changes in those behaviors in the past is important to understanding how we may respond to changes in the future.” – Kurt Wilson.   Kurt is a doctoral candidate in anthropology and a past GCSC […]


Wasatch Environmental Observatory Seed Grant Awards

The GCSC recently provided seed grants to four research teams to conduct interdisciplinary research at the intersection of Wasatch Front air, water, and health. Criteria that was considered in funding decisions included utilization of Wasatch Environmental Observatory (WEO) data resources, inclusion of ecological and/or environmental justice perspectives, collaborations between academic units, and new scholarship or knowledge. […]


News from our faculty affiliates

New study questions the importance of meat eating in shaping our evolution – J. Tyler Faith Report on pre-planning for public housing recovery in Utah – Divya Chandrasekhar New research outlines how pine needles offer a simple, low-cost means of assessing particulate matter pollution – Pete Lippert Dust threatens to destroy Utah’s snow – McKenzie […]


Research Symposium Uploads

We will put your posters and other materials online so that viewers can preview your work before  the symposium. This will also be a persistent part of our website where you can later direct people to learn about your work (e.g. a link on your CV).   See the 2022 symposium for how this will […]


Brown smoke obscures a building with the sign "...D CENTRAL BAKERY". People in masks wait in line outside. Barricades with "road closed" sign block the adjacent street.

Wildfire smoke trends worsening for Western U.S.

The warming climate has made wildfires and smoke increasingly common. Researchers in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences evaluated data from a number of sources to look at air quality trends in the West. A new paper by doctoral student Kai Wilmot with Gannet Hallar and John Lin (GCSC-affiliated faculty) and Derek Mallia (past GCSC fellow) […]