CLAS Earth and Its Future

Ski lifts drift over a green field as people walk in the distance.

Clues about the Northeast’s Past and Future Climate from Plant Fossils

The warmer, wetter, and homogeneous climate of the past may soon return for the eastern seaboard

Yaowu Yuan at the EEB greenhouse

Yellow Evolution: Unique Genes Led to New Species of Monkeyflower

Research sheds light on a crucial area of evolution

Sunrise over a barren, rocky landscape, namely the Karoo Basin in South Africa.

Mercury Helps to Detail Earth’s Most Massive Extinction Event

'It wasn't just one very bad day on Earth. The situation is much more complicated than people realized'

Sand lance, a vital forage fish, caught off the coast of Greenland.

Genetic Barriers, a Warming Ocean, and the Uncertain Future for an Important Forage Fish

'It's all temperature driven, and the implications for this, in light of climate change, are huge'

Aeration tanks in a sewage treatment plant.

A Solution for Reclaiming Valuable Resources Flushed Down the Drain

UConn researchers are turning a sewage treatment plant problem into biofuel

Screen shot of Zofia Baumann working with oysters in hopes to help restore Connecticut’s oyster populations.

Science in Seconds: Oyster Restoration

UConn Marine Science researcher Zofia Baumann has her eyes set on restoring Connecticut’s oyster populations

A woman in chest waders stands in a stream, taking scientific measurements.

The Travails of an Alewife: Dams, Drought, and Climate Change

UConn researchers are studying the alewife – a threatened species and vital food web component -- for clues on how CT waterways and their inhabitants will adapt to climate change

Copepods, tiny crustaceans found in nearly every saltwater and freshwater habitat, offer valuable insights into how species adapt to climate change.

Can a Tiny But Essential Ocean Organism Keep Pace with Climate Change?

Trying to understand how well copepods can cope with warming oceans

Lake Tanganyika

UConn Research Team Awarded $2.5 Million for ‘Biodiversity on a Changing Planet’

The grant will allow them to research the effects of climate change on Lake Tanganyika, which millions of people depend on as a food supply

UConn students Robert Avena (left) and Sumeet Kadian (right) pose for a photo in front of the Hop River Trail tunnel in Bolton Notch State Park that runs under Interstate 384 in Bolton, CT

For Popular Trail, There’s Light at the End – and the Beginning, and the Middle – of the Tunnel

UConn students' Service Learning project will help make the Hop River Trail safer for the thousands of bikers and pedestrians who use it