DRI scientists are starting the first ever effort dedicated to studying and conserving Nevada’s orchids. Many people know orchids as flashy, delicate flowers raised in lush greenhouses, but orchids also thrive in the sparse wetlands sprinkled around Nevada’s arid landscape. In fact, lovers of the state’s orchids like to tout one impressive statistic: Nevada has no less than 14 species of native orchids, in contrast with Hawaii’s mere three.
Lynn Fenstermaker: Celebrating a Career in Ecological Remote Sensing and NASA Space Grant Leadership
Lynn Fenstermaker, Ph.D., recently retired from DRI after 32 years. She studied large-scale questions about environmental stressors.
Estom Yumeka Maidu Student Teaches DIY Air Filtration Techniques to Help Reservation Communities During Wildfire Season
Many houses have no particulate filtration systems, especially on reservations. Piercen Nguyen and his colleagues have a proven solution.
Tim Minor, M.A, recently retired from DRI after 31 years. His successful career as a geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing scientist brought him to DRI in 1991.
Scientists have sought to understand the conditions that led to the Great Barrier Reef’s formation. A new study claims to have the answer.
Footprints Claimed as Evidence of Ice Age Humans in North America Need Better Dating, New Research Shows
Recent research claimed that preserved footprints were from the last ice age. Now, a new study disputes the evidence of such an early age.
Scientists presented a new system, the SeqCode, that could help microbiologists effectively categorize and communicate about microorganisms.
The continuation of life for the Wá∙šiw is based around plants like hímu. With it, they can help us understand our problems.
“Buen Aire Para Todos” project will create a new air quality monitoring system for Latinx community in East Las Vegas
Latinx communities in East Las Vegas will soon have access to an improved air quality monitoring program, thanks to a EPA grant for a new project called Buen Aire Para Todos.
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.