Unleashing the Power of Genetics: Selecting the Best Seeds for Restoring the Shortgrass Prairie
Author Yannie Chen studies plants that grow in shortgrass prairies. She tries to find ways to predict which plants would be best to use for restoration efforts.
Sound “Waves”: How Acoustic Deterrent Devices Increase Sound in the Ocean
Dr. Charlotte Findlay studies the distribution of Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs) along the west coast of Scotland. She works with volunteers to better understand how ADDs contribute to noise pollution in aquatic environments.
E-cigarettes, are they really better for us?
Dr. Blythe Harrell studies e-cigarette use among teenagers. She measures symptoms of dependence in Texas teenagers who use e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.
It’s getting hot in here! Turning up the heat and the hormones makes a female turtle
Author Dr. Marroquin-Flores studies male and female development in turtles. She explores the effects of temperature and hormones on how genes are regulated in turtle eggs.
Tackling Tennessee Tornadoes￼
Authors Dr. Jayme Walters and Dr. Kelsey Ellis study how people respond when they receive a tornado warning. They focus on people living in Tennessee and try to identify communities most at risk in the event of a tornado.
Sustainable Use of Recycled Glass in Pavement Systems
Author Saurabh Singh studies the potential use of recycled glass to improve the properties of concrete. He tests the durability of recycled glass as a fly ash substitute to help reduce current levels of pollution.
Going off the rails: Soras increase alarm calling when they hear owls, but not ducks
Author Daniel Goldberg studies a type of waterbird called a sora. He uses autonomous recording units to record their calls to better understand how they respond to the presence of a predator.
How do molecules outside the cell affect the nervous system?￼
Author Jennifer Patritti-Cram studies the way that nerve cells communicate. She looks at specific molecules called purines to determine their role in healthy nerve cells, in tumor tissue, and in pain responses.
How obesity changes feeding circuits in the brain
Author Mark Rossi studies neurons in the brain and how they change in response to overeating.
Graduate Student Experiences of Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH)
Author Cierra Sorin studies sexual consent. In this article, she focuses on graduate students to help prevent sexual violence and harassment on university campuses.
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