Behind the Science Blog
DRI’s “Behind the Science” blog featuring our people and projects
Read the stories below to learn more about the amazing people and projects happening at DRI.
Murray, Nieminen, Collins, Christopher, and Lundin at DRI are studying snow algae as part of the Living Snow Project – a collaboration between DRI and Robin Kodner and her team at Western Washington University. Continue Reading Heading to the mountains? The Living Snow Project needs your help
Meet graduate researcher Nicholas Kimutis and learn about his work in DRI’s Division of Atmospheric Sciences in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog. Continue Reading Meet Graduate Researcher Nicholas Kimutis
Alumni from the Desert Research Institute’s WASH Capacity Building Program (WASHCap) recently gathered for an online Zoom panel to share some of the positive impacts that the program has had on their careers in the areas of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) across Africa and India. Continue Reading WASH Capacity Building Program Alumni Share Career Impacts
The recipient of DRI’s 2021 Technical Employee of the Year Award is Alison Swallow, the Project Coordinator for DRI’s Office of External Affairs and Communications. Get to know Alison in this Q&A! Continue Reading Meet Alison Swallow, DRI’s 2021 Technical Employee of the Year
The Native Waters on Arid Lands project’s COVID-19 Working Group is a network of partners working together to solve problems and share information across Indian Country. Continue Reading From COVID-19 to Drought: Collaborating on Emerging Challenges Across Indian Country
Each year, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) honors the incredible commitment and dedication of our faculty and staff through an award ceremony called the Celebration of Science. This year’s event was held virtually and recognized the winners of...
Meet graduate researcher Natasha Sushenko and learn about her work in DRI’s Environmental Microbiology Laboratory in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog. Continue Reading Meet Graduate Researcher Natasha Sushenko
Scientists from the Desert Research Institute (DRI) partnered with the Sugar Pine Foundation, Flying Forests, and the Carson Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to test a new method for reseeding burned slopes by drone. Continue Reading Restoration by Drone: DRI and Partners Test New Method for Reseeding Native Forests after Wildfire
Meet DRI graduate researcher Dylan Person and learn about his work with the Cultural Resource Management Program in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog. Continue Reading Meet Graduate Researcher Dylan Person
Meet DRI scientist Nathan Chellman and learn about his work in the Ice Core Laboratory in this interview with DRI’s Behind the Science Blog. Continue Reading Meet Nathan Chellman, Ph.D.
New DRI projects for 2021 include microplastics, microfossils, snowmelt risk, and solute transportFEB 26, 2021RENO & LAS VEGAS, NEV.Introducing the winners of DRI's 2021 Institute Project Assignment (IPA) competition.Each year, the Desert...
What’s in the plume? Researchers compare health impacts of smoke from wildfires versus prescribed burns
wildfires often burn hotter and their plumes may include chemicals released by burning houses or other structures. Continue Reading What’s in the plume? Researchers compare health impacts of smoke from wildfires versus prescribed burns
Each year, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) welcomes new graduate students from the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), who work under the direction of DRI faculty on our northern and southern campuses to...