Climate

Photo of a scientist working with equipment high above ground on an instrument tower
Rodrigo Vargas, who specializes in soil-plant-atmosphere interactions, is collaborating with the U.S. Forest Service and multiple institutions in Mexico to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation.

From remote sensing satellites in space, to pocket-sized instruments that detect minute quantities of trace elements, to microscopes and genetic sequencers that register changes in the microbial ecosystem, researchers affiliated with DENIN are employing every tool at their disposal to investigate the changes taking place on our planet due to climate change.

From changes in the carbon cycle to changes in the frequency and severity of storms and droughts, we are looking at the science of climate change on multiple spatial and temporal scales. Researchers are busy in the tropics and in the polar regions as well as right here in Delaware to understand changes that are taking place now and potential changes yet to come, as well as ways to ameliorate these effects through engineering or policy solutions. Research into alternative energy sources including wind, biofuels, and fuel cells as well as technologies for more efficient use of traditional energy sources such as electric vehicles is also being conducted by those affiliated with DENIN.

Mary A. S. Lighthipe Chair and Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UD
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John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Graduate GIS Certificate Director and Associate Professor
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Research Associate Professor, Geography, UD
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Professor, Geography, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Professor, Geography, and Delaware State Climatologist, UD
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Professor, Geography, UD
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Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Assistant Professor, Geography, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Geography, and Director, Environmental Studies and Science Program, UD
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Assistant Professor, Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Research Associate Professor, Geography, UD
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Professor, Geography, UD
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Assistant Professor, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Professor, Geography, and Delaware State Climatologist, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Professor and Chair, Geological Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Geography, and Director, Environmental Studies and Science Program, UD
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Associate Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy and Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy, UD
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Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Professor, School of Marine Science and Policy, UD
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Associate Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UD
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Professor, Marine Science and Policy, and Director, Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration, UD
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Associate Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, DSU
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Richard B. Murray Professor of Physics, UD
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Professor, Marine Biosciences, UD
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Senior Scientist, Institute for Energy Conversion and Electrical Engineering, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor Emerita, Political Science and International Relations, UD
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Professor, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Director, Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER), DSU
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Professor, Marine Policy, UD
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Dan Rich Chaired Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Director, W.M. Keck Advanced Microscopy Facility, UD
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Engineering Alumni Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering, and Director, Center for Fuel Cell Research, UD
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Director of Outreach and Engagement, College of Arts and Sciences, UD
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Vice Provost for Research, Scholarship, and Innovation, and Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UD
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Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, UD
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Interim Director, Institute of Energy Conversion, and Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UD
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Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Geography, and Director, Environmental Studies and Science Program, UD
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Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English, UD
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Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration, and Director, Delaware Water Resources Center, Institute for Public Administration, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Geological Sciences, and Hydrogeologist, Delaware Geological Survey, UD
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Professor and Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD
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Assistant Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice, UD
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Associate Professor, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
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Profesor, School of Marine Science and Policy, and Chair, MARACOOS, UD
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John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Associate Professor, Oceanography, UD
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Associate Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences, UD
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Professor Emeritus, Geological Sciences, UD
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