Examining the influence of urbanization on the evolution of eastern gray squirrel
Washington University takes a leadership role in the Midwest Climate Collaborative to help address specific climate challenges in the 12-state region.
Kimberly Parker at the McKelvey School of Engineering will use a grant from the Herman Frasch Foundation for Chemical Research to better understand dicamba volatilization.
The McKelvey School of Engineering’s Joshua Yuan and collaborators have developed a plant-based material to help safely clean up harmful “forever chemicals.”
Claire Masteller, in Arts & Sciences, won a $313,872 National Science Foundation grant for collaborative research that will help scientists distinguish between climate-driven change and the natural variability of river channels.
Animals will often put their lives on the line for reproduction, even if it comes at the cost of being the wrong temperature. New research from biologist Michael Moore in Arts & Sciences could help reveal the pathways that organisms might take as they adapt to a warming world.
New approaches to help save animals from extinction may come from experts outside of the traditional natural science disciplines. The Living Earth Collaborative invites social scientists, political scientists, engineers and other experts from the university community who would like to be involved in efforts to help with conservation projects to participate in a July 21 social event.
A team that received early support from the Living Earth Collaborative was awarded a $633,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to evaluate pollination in orchards across the city of St. Louis. They will examine how factors such as human population density, socioeconomic status, soil type and surrounding vegetation impact insect numbers and fruit yield.
Living Earth Collaborative postdoctoral fellow Matthew Austin published new research finding that climate change is affecting how violets reproduce.
Geoscientists Walid Ben Mansour and Douglas A. Wiens in Arts & Sciences received a grant from the National Science Foundation to determine the thermal and compositional structure of Antarctica using seismic, gravity and topography data and petrological modeling.