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In a new study by Ana Caicedo, Biology, and colleagues that examines how weeds evolve, in particular weedy rice – one of the prime threats to rice production worldwide and in the United States – the scientists found that “relatively few genetic...

Sandra Petersen, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, recently traveled to Warsaw, Poland, to serve on a panel of international experts that reviewed large project grants for the Poland International Research Agenda Programme. The program is funded by...

Beatriz dos Santos Dias, a Ph.D. student in Environmental Conservation and advisee of professor Tim Randhir, was part of a team that won second place in a water conservation competition sponsored by the Brazilian Student Association, BRASA, at...

A news story in E & E News chronicles how Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences, and her colleagues were able, after years of planning, to get ice cores from frozen Lake El’gygtgyn in the northeastern Russia to find out what the climate...

Four women paleontologists, Geosciences graduate students Serena Dameron, Raquel Bryant, and Adriane Lam, and research assistant professor Kinuyo Kanamaru, appear on a recent website, “The Bearded Lady Project: Challenging the Face of Science,”...

Robert M. DeConto, Geosciences, comments in a Nature article about how scientists believe the large glaciers and ice sheets in East Antarctica are melting, in part because warmer water is getting under the ice and melting them from below...

A recent study of natural groundwater storage reservoirs in New England by hydrologist David Boutt, Geosciences, found that upland aquifer systems dominated by thin deposits of surface till – a jumbled, unsorted material deposited by glaciers –...

A Daily Hampshire Gazette story on climate research at UMass Amherst includes comments from Ambarish V. Karmalkar, Geosciences, and Michael A. Rawlins, associate director of the Climate Systems Research Center....

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ), a national tick testing lab Directed by microbiology professor and LMZ director Stephen Rich, recently was chosen by Battelle, the world’s largest independent, non-profit research and development...

Gopal Narayanan and Neal Erickson, Astronomy have coordinated the “Event Horizon Telescope” (EHT) to turn the Earth into one giant telescope by coordinating observations from instruments arrayed around the world. The Large Millimeter Telescope (...

Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences, says scientists have linked data from tree rings and from sediment layers in Prince William Sound to show that rising temperatures are responsible for the rapid retreat of the Columbia glacier in Alaska....

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, talks about ticks and how they are now present all across Massachusetts. He also says it can be difficult to tell which ticks carry diseases such as Lyme disease and...

Katherine McClellan, a graduate student in Environmental Conservation, is the first-place winner of the university’s inaugural Three Minute Thesis competition. In her presentation, “Shark Sense: Navigating shark interactions with offshore...

Panos Kevrekidis, Mathematics and Statistics, is a recipients of the 2017-2018 Samuel F. Conti Faculty Fellowship Award. News Office release

Julie Brigham-Grette, Geosciences, and chair of the Polar Research Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, comments in a story in Earth and Space News about how scientists are trying to figure out what the Trump administration’s...

A new study by Timothy Randhir and graduate student Ammara Talib, Environmental Conservation, suggests that threats to the watershed in the increasingly populated suburban areas northwest of Boston, such as water...

Joseph S. Elkinton, Environmental Conservation, is part of a team of scientists studying hemlock trees on the Miller Peninsula in Washington state as part of an effort to understand why hemlocks are dying in large numbers on the East Coast...

Two CNS graduate students, Fiona Ge, Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Sarah Winokur, Neuroscience and Behavior Program, have received 2016 Fall Travel Awards from the Center for Research on Families. Ge’s research broadly focuses on...

Ann Noble ’66 BS, ’70 PhD, Food Science, is cited as one of the pioneering women of California winemaking. In 1974, Noble was the first woman hired as a faculty member in the department of viticulture and enology at the...

Alfred Crosby, Polymer Science and Engineering, is part of a team that recently received a highly competitive three-year, $1 million grant from the France-based Human Frontier Science Program which supports teams of scientists from different...

UMass Amherst, which is 251st in the worldwide university rankings, is also No. 49 in agriculture and forestry in the QS World University Rankings for 2017. In other CNS fields,...

Alexandra Pope, Astronomy, and colleagues report that they have detected a surprising rate of star formation, four times higher than previously detected, in a dust-obscured galaxy behind a Frontier Fields cluster. Pope says, “This very distant,...

Stephen M. Rich, Microbiology and director of the Laboratory of Medical Zoology, says scientists don’t know whether this will be a big season for deer ticks, which carry a variety of diseases, including Lyme disease....

A research team of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, led by Karan Hingorani, a graduate student in Lila Gierasch’s lab, has developed the first firm mathematical foundation to explain cell ligands’ role in promoting proper protein folding. The...

Michael Rawlins, associate director of the Climate System Research Center, has received a five-year, $370,000 NSF grant as part of a multi-institution effort to better understand biological processes and land-ocean interactions controlling the...