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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.

A gray tree frog calling. (Kurt Schwenk/UConn Photo)

Nature and Knowledge at Our Doorstep

Students exposed to nature, some for the first time, soon become fascinated and eager to learn more.

Percentages of Connecticut's land surface in 2015. (Graphic by Maxine Marcy for UConn)

Preserving Green Spaces in Connecticut’s Changing Landscape

Smart land use management is critical in order to preserve open space, says extension educator Chester Arnold. 'It isn’t something we can go back and fix later on.'

Researcher John Volin discusses the history of the state’s forests, and current threats from climate change, blights, and invasive species. (Yesenia Carrero/UConn Illustration)

Connecticut’s Forests Today a Far Cry from Towering Giants of Old

'We tend to look at deforestation in areas like the tropics, but we should also look at what is happening in our own backyard,' says researcher John Volin.