ITAP Team Members

Integrated Terrain Analysis Program Team Members Program Director: Dr. Eric McDonaldResearch Professor, GeomorphologyAffiliation: Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES)Professional Qualifications/CV: Dr. Eric...

12 Days of DRI: 2018 in Review

Featured projects
December 18, 2018
It’s safe to say that 2018 has been a great year for DRI. From launching new programs to engage community members in science and technology to making new strides in our core research areas, we’re proud of what we’ve...

Western Regional Climate Center

Western Regional Climate Center Lab Description The Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC) in Reno, Nevada, delivers high-quality climate data services at national, regional and state levels working with NOAA partners in the...

George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research

George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research About the George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research An award has been established in the honor of Dr. George B. and Jane C. Maxey, former Executive Director of the...

Into the Plume: Advancing Fire Science Using Drone Technology

Featured projects
July 31, 2019
Photo: Drone pilots look toward their aircraft flying through the smoke. Credit: DRI’s Dave Vuono. Fire science research using drone technology at DRI “It was sort of like a deep-sea exploration, with a submarine scanning...

Meet Nathan Chellman, Ph.D.

Featured researchers
March 25, 2021

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.

Meet John Watson, Ph.D.

Featured researchers
March 11, 2019
John Watson, Ph.D., is a research professor of air quality science with the Division of Atmospheric Sciences at the Desert Research Institute in Reno. John specializes in air quality measurements, source apportionment (tracing...

Fire Impacts on the Mojave Ecosystem: Literature Review

Fire Impacts on the Mojave Ecosystem: Literature Review Fenstermaker, L.F. (2012). Fire Impacts on the Mojave Ecosystem: Literature Review, 33 p., Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy, Report No. DOE/NV26383-24; DRI...

DRI Foundation

DRI Foundation DRI Foundation Innovation Research Program DRI Nevada Medal Ways to Donate About the DRI Foundation The DRI Foundation was formed in 1982 and is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. The Foundation board members...

Amber Pairis

Amber Pairis Associate Research Professor, Climate Adaptation and Literacy Program Lead Division of Atmospheric Sciences Research

DRI’S WaterStart Program GOED Knowledge Fund Success Story

News releases
June 30, 2020
This story was reposted with permission from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development. CARSON CITY, Nev. – After investments totaling $4.3 million through the Knowledge Fund administered by the Nevada...