DRI and UNR scientists report that climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species.
A competitive grant totaling $3.8 million has been awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute, in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, to integrate science and water policy research with extensive community outreach to identify the expected impacts of climate change and solutions for protecting valuable water resources throughout northern Nevada. Read more…
As the annual Lake Tahoe Summit brings attention to the state of Lake Tahoe’s environment, researchers at the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno are continuing research that informs public policy makers and finds solutions to the risks that face the lake's precious ecosystem.
Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole in December of 1911. More than 100 years later, an international team of scientists led by Joe McConnell of Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) have proven that air pollution from industrial activities arrived long before. Read more…
A team of scientists led by Michael Sigl and Joe McConnell of Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) have completed the most accurate and precise reconstruction to date of historic volcanic sulfate emissions in the Southern Hemisphere.
In a new study, published this week in Nature GeoScience, DRI hydrogeologists and atmospheric scientists, led by Joe McConnell, Ph.D., analyze past climate variability using ice cores from West Antarctica.
A team of U.S. ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation and led by Dr. Kendrick Taylor, a research professor with the Division of Hydrologic Sciences at Nevada’s Desert Research Institute, have recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends back 68,000 years.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has named Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute assistant research professor, to the National Science Team supporting the new Landsat Data Continuity Mission Satellite, scheduled to launch in February from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
The 2012 Lake Tahoe Summit provided an opportunity for Desert Research Institute (DRI) reaseachers to demonstrate to Sen. Dean Heller methods used to study changes in water clarity and invasive species.
Hydrogeologist has played key role in water research projects throughout Nevada
RENO – Dr. Jim Thomas has been named the Executive Director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS) at the Desert Research Institute (DRI). He was previously DRI’s Director of the Center for Watersheds Environmental Sustainability (CWES).
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