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Researchers examine a trawl sample from the Ocean Twilight Zone on board the R/V Henry B. Bigelow. (Photo by Jennifer Berglund, Oh Sister Productions)

Snapshot: Ann Bucklin in the Ocean Twilight Zone

Marine sciences professor Ann Bucklin recently joined a research team exploring the deep waters off New England.

The giant swallowtail butterfly, a newcomer to Connecticut, is one representative of increased biodiversity among insect species in the Northeast due to climate change. (Getty Images)

Insects Coping with Climate Change

Entomologist David Wagner says the number of insect species in Connecticut is increasing due to climate change. That's good news and bad.

(Graphic: University of Maine Climate Change Institute)

UConn Joins Coalition of Universities Working Against Climate Change

UC3 aims to promote climate action and resilience by leveraging the strengths and skill sets of its member schools.

Natalie Munro's field site in Israel, located about two kilometers above the eastern shore of the Sea of Galilee. (Natalie Munro/UConn Photo)

Snapshot: Natalie Munro in Israel

Anthropology professor Natalie Munro shares her photos from an archaeological dig in Southern Levant.

A saltmarsh sparrow nest at high tide. (Photo by Jenna Mielcarek)

Rapid Change – A Tale of Two Species

Climate change is creating winners and losers. UConn researchers are studying two Connecticut examples.

Climate Change in Our Backyard. (Yesenia Carrero/UConn Illustration)

Climate Change in Our Backyard

Climate change is not just happening elsewhere. This series draws attention to local environmental transitions and the many ways UConn students and researchers are investigating and responding to them.

Students pick beans at the Spring Valley Student Farm. (Peter Morenus/UConn File Photo)

Sierra Club Ranks UConn a Green Campus Leader Again

One area where UConn consistently excels is dining services. Sustainability efforts include sourcing food from small, community-based and locally owned farms.

Swallowtail butterfly on a buttonbush blossom. (Getty Images)

Changing the Landscape – Invasive Plants

Plant science professor Jessica Lubell on invasive plant species and her work to identify native species as alternatives for landscaping purposes.

Doing fieldwork can be stressful, but also involves some great moments. (Photo from Dimitris Xygalatas)

Snapshot: Dimitris Xygalatas in Mauritius

UConn anthropologist Dimitris Xygalatas shares his photos from the field.

A view from the survey boats, while waiting for the tide to come in and allow travel to the next location, Gulf of Mottama. (Chris Elphick/UConn Photo)

Snapshot: Chris Elphick in Myanmar

Researcher Chris Elphick shares photos from Myanmar, where he helped survey species of waterbirds, including a critically endangered sandpiper.