Natural Resources & the Environment

Cameron Faustman

CAHNR Honors Former Dean Cameron Faustman’s Decades of Service

The CAHNR community came together virtually to recognize the contributions of beloved alumnus, emeritus professor, and interim dean Cameron Faustman


Eversource Energy Center Prepares for Storms with Stormwise Program

Stormwise helps develop forest systems in Connecticut that are resilient to climate change and coexist with human infrastructure

Winter means road salt, which means a range of effects on our environment, according to UConn researchers (Adobe Stock).

Too Much Salt: Good for Winter Travel, but with Consequences for Environmental and Human Health

An overuse of road salt in the winter has potentially harmful effects for everything from wildlife to groundwater

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The Goldilocks Effect: Adding the Right Amount of Sediment to Salt Marshes Keeps Coastlines Afloat

According to a new UConn study, adding just the right amount of sediment to the surface of a Connecticut salt marsh protects coastlines in the face of rapid sea level rise

A tree down across power lines.

Predicting Power Outages With UConn’s Diego Cerrai

From winter storms to summer hurricanes, predicting weather's effect on the power grid is an ever-evolving challenge

Redeveloped orchard land that did not have contaminated soils. Higgins says historic aerial photos showed that the trees were not planted until around 1970, which was after lead arsenate pesticides fell out of style.

Arsenic in Connecticut Wells May be a Legacy of Past Pesticide Use on Orchards

Poisons can linger in the ecosystem decades after they were last applied

A large tree limb fallen in a residential street, flanked by orange traffic cones.

Study: Tree Trimming Pays Dividends for Eversource Customers

New England’s largest investor-owned utility’s tree trimming program increases grid reliability

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Seeing Beneath the Trees: Using Robots and AI to Control Understory Invasive Plants

A PhD candidate and certified forester is developing a next-generation approach to invasive plant removal

Pine beetle infestations can be difficult to detect at a distance, and when it becomes apparent they've taken up residence in a forest, it may be too late.

Diagnosis from the Sky: Catching Insect Infestations within Forests Before It’s Too Late

Fine-tuning remote sensing to protect forests from the spread of dangerous critters

One of UConn's most visible individuals speaks about UConn's journey to this point.

Six From UConn Named to World’s Highly Cited Research List

The list identifies researchers who produced multiple papers ranking in the top one percent by citations for their field and year of publication