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Research In The News

Mike Gil (PhD student), Biology

Biology PhD student Mike Gil has found that even healthy populations of herbivorous reef-dwellers aren't sufficient to stop coral bleaching in the face of pollution.

Scientists Have More Depressing News About Our Coral Reefs, Dec. 10, 2015, The Huffington Post

Andrea Dutton, Geological Sciences

Far-flung fossils give UF researchers global warming clues, Jan. 13, 2015, The Gainesville Sun

Geological Sciences Assistant Professor Andrea Dutton's work studying fossil corals in the Seychelles Islands for clues to sea level rise was reported in the Gainesville Sun. The study, published in January's Quaternary Science Review, was partially funded by the National Science Foundation. The Seychelles were chosen for this research because sea levels there match average global sea levels well. Her research team found fossil evidence that sea levels were 20 to 30 feet higher than they are now during a warm period 125,000 years ago when many coastal areas including most of South Florida were underwater. She found that the melting of the Antarctic ice sheet was the major contributor to this rise, a situation that may repeat itself in the future.

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Experts in the News

Chuan-Kang Shih, Anthropology

Shih is an expert on the Mosuo, the last matriarchal society in China.

’Kingdom of Daughters’ in China Draws Tourists to Its Matrilineal Society, Oct. 25, 2015, The New York Times

Brian Child, Geography

Child comments on the declining lion population in Africa.

Lion Population in Africa Likely to Fall by Half, Study Finds, Oct. 26, 2015, The New York Times

Andrea Dutton, Geological Sciences

The Secrets in Greenland's Ice Sheets, Nov. 12, 2015, New York Times Magazine

Preparing for the inevitable sea-level rise, Feb. 29, 2016, The Atlantic

Articles by CLAS Researchers

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, Dec. 21). A purported new mathematics proof is impenetrable – now what?

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, Nov. 20). The rush to calculus is bad for students and their futures in STEM

Bianchi, Thomas S. [Geological Sciences]. (2015, Oct. 5). Permafrost-eating bacteria: a new twist on thawing Arctic and global warming

Golant, Stephen M. [Geography]. (2015, Sept. 29). Should older Americans live in places segregated from the young?

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, Sept. 9). The Common Core is today’s New Math – which is actually a good thing

Ken Chitwood [Religion; PhD student]. (2015, Aug. 31). The streak of doubt that underlies ISIS’ destructive acts of religious fervor

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, Aug. 3). Can math solve the congressional districting problem?

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, June 25). Don’t freak if you can’t solve a math problem that’s gone viral

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, May 26). John Nash: a beautiful mind and its exquisite mathematics

Knudson, Kevin [Mathematics]. (2015, May 18). Topology looks for the patterns inside big data

Aaron, Jessi Elana [Spanish & Portuguese Studies] (2015, May 11). Forever crooked: how everyday language reflects negative attitudes about the physically disabled

Russo, Ray [Geological Sciences]. (2015, May 1). Seismologists deploy after a quake to learn more, so we can prepare for the next one

Østebø, Terje [Religion/African Studies]. (2015, Mar. 19). The virtual significance of Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to ISIS

Acord, Sophia Kryzs [Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere/Sociology], with Susan D. Gillespie [Anthropology] and Kevin S. Jones [UF College of Engineering]. (2015, July 28). Want more innovation? Try connecting the dots between engineering and humanities

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