A new, long-view study of climate and the oceans suggests that, as a result of rising global temperatures, the world’s fisheries could be, on average, 20 percent less productive by the year 2300, with those in the North Atlantic down nearly 60 percent.
UVA environmental scientists have been monitoring stream water quality in the national park for decades. Then a wildfire presented an opportunity to study rapid changes in water chemistry.
After the mass construction and distribution of “bee hotels,” environmental scientists at a UVA field station are learning about the dynamics of bee populations in Virginia.
UVA is at the forefront of a growing campaign to build awareness and action around the importance of reactive nitrogen as a lesser-known component of climate-forcing greenhouse gases and a major contributor to acid rain, dead zones and smog.
Atmospheric chemist Sally Pusede is working to better understand how the activities of humans interact with the atmosphere on local, regional and global scales.
The University of Virginia’s environmental sciences department, with help from state and federal agencies and conservation organizations, has been studying the health of Virginia’s remote mountain streams for nearly four decades.