Natural Resources & the Environment

The researcher team led a field tour in June attended by DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes, Deputy Commissioner Mason Trumble, Director of the Office of Climate Planning Rebecca French, and State Forester Christopher Martin.

‘The Problem is Nature Just Isn’t Natural Anymore’

As Connecticut’s trees are pushed to the brink by climate change, UConn researchers are working to help make New England woodlands more resilient

Smiling woman outside

Amy Harder Appointed Associate Dean of UConn Extension

Harder will lead UConn Extension's programs, which serve all of Connecticut's 169 municipalities

Female puma (Puma concolor) in the high country in the Gros Ventre Mountains near Jackson, Wyoming

From Wyoming Mountains to Connecticut Forests, Tracking Feline Apex Predators

UConn researchers have developed a model for tracking apex feline predators like mountain lions and bobcats in the wild

Drying arctic lake in the summer of 2022

Opening the Gates for Arctic Science

This work provides fundamental understanding of how the Arctic is responding to climate change

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

Giselle Malloy

Meet the Undergraduate Researcher: Giselle Malloy, CAHNR

Giselle Malloy '23 has a passion for environmental justice that has led to intriguing undergraduate research opportunities in water stewardship. This profile is part of a series for UConn's Month of Discovery.

Earth’s night lights as observed in 2016 based on NASA’s Black Marble Product.

Viewing Earth from Space at Night: Tracking Our Changing Black Marble

Turning on the lights when the sun goes down offers great insights into a range of human activities. Now scientists have a way to make better use of satellite data monitoring nighttime light changes

UConn Researchers Assessing the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Remote sensing experts applied their expertise to satellite imagery of the storm's aftermath, in hopes the information will aid in rescue efforts

View from the car behind orange highway maintenance truck spreading de-icing salt and sand, crystals dropping on the ice covered asphalt road.

Connecticut Institute of Water Resources Expands Groundwater Safety Efforts

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is funding an effort to lessen contamination of groundwater and enable more frequent testing of rural wells

Reflections of reeds in Swan Lake.

State of the Water in Connecticut

With new climate and environmental concerns, Connecticut water experts are keeping tabs on this precious resource