How change-makers are tackling climate change, embracing sustainability and helping to set the pace for environmental advancement in a new age.
Many North American migratory birds are shrinking in size as temperatures have warmed over the past 40 years. But those with very big brains, relative to their body size, did not shrink as much as smaller-brained birds, according to biologists in Arts & Sciences. The study in Ecology Letters is the first to identify a direct link between cognition and animal response to human-made climate change.
Randall Martin, at the McKelvey School of Engineering, was awarded a three-year NASA grant to analyze fine particulate matter data, work that will help in air quality management.
On Jan. 28, the newly formed Midwest Climate Collaborative launched during a virtual summit. Washington University is one of 30 founding members.
A new study co-authored by biologist Jonathan Myers in Arts & Sciences provides key insights into how and why tree populations migrate in response to climate change. The research was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
For the first time, researchers can infer levels of nitrogen dioxide on scales as small as a square kilometer thanks to a new method developed in the lab of Randall Martin.
Washington University in St. Louis is a founding member of the Midwest Climate Collaborative, which will be officially introduced during an online summit Jan. 28.
Research from the lab of Kimberly Parker at the McKelvey School of Engineering looks at the interactions of different herbicides and what they mean for herbicide drift.
Bronwen Konecky, assistant professor of earth and planetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, won a $239,375 award from the National Science Foundation.
WashU is committed to creating a more sustainable world for future generations. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at how.