Research & Discovery

Mark Urban with a sheet of aufeis in Alaska. aufeis in northern Alaska. Aufeis is ice that forms as layers on streams in winter, and is declining as the region becomes warmer. (Photo courtesy of Mark Urban)

Climate Change Models May Underestimate Extinctions, Says UConn Biologist

Animal and plant species may be on a collision course created by climate change, and current predictions likely underestimate how many will go extinct, according to a new study.


Northeast Ocean Network Receives Funding for Next Five Years

The network, which includes UConn’s marine sciences department, will receive nearly $2 million a year to continue remote sensing tracking of sea and atmospheric data.

Kyle Hadden, assistant professor of Pharmaceutical Science, in the lab with a liquid handling machine on Nov. 14, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

New Facilities Enhance UConn’s Drug Development Research Capability

The University's drug development research received a substantial boost with the opening of two new research facilities at the Biotechnology-Bioservices Center.

The Affable bumble bee (Bombus affinis) is among the species that is no longer found in what once was its native habitat. (Johanna James-Heinz photo)

Biological Collections Help Scientists Document Environmental Change

'Dead bugs do tell tales,' according to biologist David Wagner, who is examining the decline of bee pollinators and the threat of climate change.

Emmanouil Anagnostou, professor of civil and environmental engineering, stands near a satellite receiving dish on September 7, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Forecasting With a Global Perspective

Engineering professor Emanouil Anagnostou is using algorithms to build the scientific and physical background for more precise prediction of severe weather.

Kristin Kelly, associate professor of political science poses for a portrait near Mirror Lake on September 9, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Protecting the Privacy of Consumer Records

A UConn political scientist is studying people's concerns about the privacy of their medical records and the implications for public policy.

Kumar Venkitanarayanan, professor of animal science and Anup Kollanoor Johny, a postdoctoral fellow in animal science, with chickens at the Poultry Unit on Horsebarn Hill Road on Nov. 29, 2011. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Waging the War Against Salmonella … One Molecule at a Time

UConn researchers have found a creative way to combat Salmonella using natural food grade molecules.

Image of brain scan.

How Do We Learn to Speak and Read?

UConn faculty and alumni scientists explore the processes of learning to speak and read at the world-renowned Haskins Laboratories in New Haven.

Professor Blair Johnson at his office on Nov. 8, 2011. (Max Sinton for UConn)

Mapping HIV Prevention Efforts

A UConn researcher is using GIS to analyze how environment, culture, and politics can affect the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions.

Photo of nine month baby crying

Kids’ Temper Tantrums Encompass a Range of Emotions

A UConn psychology professor is analyzing recordings of toddlers’ tantrums to better understand how kids manage their emotions and what parents can do about it.