Feature • 01 / 05
Investing in Future Health
Pandemics like COVID carry staggering economic and human health costs. New analysis by Stuart Pimm finds we could curb future outbreaks by investing as little as $22 billion a year in measures to stop wildlife trafficking and tropical deforestation.
Feature • 02 / 05
Casting Light on the Hidden Fishers
A global initiative co-led by Xavier Basurto aims to help end gender inequity in small-scale fisheries by documenting, for the first time, the vital but largely unheralded contributions of female fishers.
Feature • 03 / 05
A More Precise Way to Predict Climate Impacts
By tapping his acumen for statistical analysis and hers for geospatial mapping, Jim Clark and Jennifer Swenson are creating powerful new tools to predict climate change’s impacts on North American species.
Feature • 04 / 05
Helping the Energy Sector Clean Up Its Act
Dalia Patño-Echeverri is spearheading efforts to create an energy management model that will let U.S. electricity producers increase the efficiency of their systems while slashing emissions and reducing operational costs.
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Conservation that Benefits Both Fish and Humans
David Gill’s pioneering long-term study of the Sunda Banda Seascape in Indonesia is yielding deeper insights into how marine protected areas affect humans that rely on ocean resources.
FROM THE DEAN
The New Face of Leadership
Those who will help lead us through the cumulative crises we face today need the ability to listen, communicate, empathize, speak truthfully, collaborate, create transparency, fail and recover, and maintain a sense of humor. These, not unassailable authority, are what will lead us to solutions.
Students’ Energy Research Lights Up New Flagship McDonald's
From an environmental point of view, the most magical new attraction at the Magic Kingdom this year isn’t a ride or show. It’s a McDonald’s – the first of its kind anywhere – that generates all its own energy from renewable sources.
Pathway to Success
Since 2012, the Nicholas School's ESSP program has helped more than 270 talented high school students from underserved communities enhance their environmental literacy and explore careers in STEM fields.
Making the Connection
The Nicholas School’s ELEMENT outreach program takes a new approach to getting elementary-school students excited about science and the environment.
- Speaking Truth to Congress
- ‘Unfavorable’ Food Environments Found Near HBCUs
- $2.4M Grant Funds Clean Energy Research
Species-Tracking Technology Wins 2020 Ocean Award
Shedding Light on a Dark Biosphere
A Pioneer in Planetary Health
Calculating Classroom COVID Risks
Stepping Up for First Responders
- WILD Program Targets Emerging Water Leaders
Wetland Center Preps for Major Expansion
Learning to Lead
Students “Seas the Day” with Podcasts
Undergrads Launch “Operation Climate”
$20 Million Gift Strengthens Faculty Expertise on Climate Solutions
The Nicholas School received a $20 million gift earlier this year to strengthen faculty research and teaching aimed at finding solutions to climate change and other pressing environmental challenges confronting society.
- Clark Elected to National Academy of Sciences
- Mullin Wins Fellowship to Study Climate Justice
- Three Faculty Named Distinguished Professors
- New Award Recognizes Excellence in Teaching
- Two ‘Rising Stars’ of Science Join School
- Birnbaum Named Scholar-in-Residence
- Katul Wins National Recognition
- Pimm Receives Rare Honor