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Twitter ‘fingerprint’ provides a measure of a community’s resilience to disasters

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Climate-related natural disasters such as floods, droughts, wildfires, and heat waves are expected to worsen as the Earth’s warming trend continues, stressing communities all across the country. Understanding the resilience of a community facing a climate-related crisis event is critical to improving its adaptive capacity to future disasters. A new algorithm developed by graduate student…

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Inspiring Future Students – Mock Climate Negotiations

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

High school students tackled global climate change in mock United Nations climate negotiations organized by graduate student Bi Zhao. Participants in this summer course offered by Think Summer at Purdue learned the basic science of climate change, its uneven impact on different countries and societal groups, and how tough it is to reach an international…

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Climate change and infectious diseases in freshwater systems

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Graduate student Héctor Zumbado-Ulate, Biological Sciences, is focusing his research efforts on examining how changing climate conditions affect the susceptibility of these frogs to Bd. With funding from a PCCRC student travel grant, Zumbato Ulate was able to conduct 3 months of field work in Costa Rica, collecting data from across elevation and latitudinal gradients,…

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Q&A with Dr. Elisabeth Krueger

Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Water is a fundamental resource, underpinning all drivers of growth. Despite its critical role in human health, energy generation, agricultural productivity, and manufacturing, water is often poorly managed, especially across sectors. Climate and land use changes, rapid urbanization and population growth are putting additional pressures on this management challenge. Elisabeth Krueger (PhD 2019) focused her…

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