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USF geoscientist creates oceanic tracking model to urge investigators to revive search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight
The new method can reconstruct the drift path and origin of debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing over the Indian Ocean with 239 passengers onboard.
August 23, 2023Research and Innovation
Students traveled throughout the Tampa Bay region to gather an interdisciplinary perspective on the social and physical impacts of severe weather and climate-related disasters.
August 3, 2023Research and Innovation
From testing new structural materials that can better withstand natural disasters to identifying gaps in emergency management, USF is investigating solutions to many of the horrors faced during storms like Hurricane Ian.
June 6, 2023Research and Innovation
Researchers developed a new classification system that will help improve methods for targeting wetland restoration and protection.
April 20, 2023Research and Innovation
Due to a chemical reaction caused by a lightning strike, a new phosphorus material developed for the first time in solid form on Earth.
April 11, 2023Research and Innovation
With a rare instrument, the USF team is analyzing data from the Mauna Loa eruption to better understand lava flows to help mitigate dangers.
December 19, 2022Research and Innovation
As the Tampa Bay region prepares for Hurricane Ian, a team of researchers is on the road to collect data on how individuals respond in a natural disaster.
September 26, 2022Research and Innovation
Mark Rains, professor of geology in the USF School of Geosciences and the state’s chief science officer, is using his expertise in hydrological sciences to understand how stakeholders use shared water resources and then as a team, how we might rebuild some of the original water flow paths into Florida's modern landscape.
August 11, 2022University News
As an evolutionary paleobiologist, Sarah Sheffield uses fossils dating back 450 million years to understand how organisms have changed through time. “We can take a look at the past, to better understand our present and to better understand our future,” said Sheffield, assistant professor of geology and paleobiology in USF’s School of Geosciences.
July 4, 2022University News
University of South Florida geology professor discovers the industrial boom’s impact on global warming.
June 30, 2022Research and Innovation
The Florida horse conch – one of the world’s largest invertebrate animals – has become symbolic of Florida’s natural resources and widely used in advertising for the state’s tourism industry. But unregulated commercial harvesting and recreational live collection are pushing populations closer to collapse.
April 6, 2022Research and Innovation
Professor and Director of the USF School of Geosciences Mark Rains has been appointed by Gov. Ron DeSantis to lead the Office of Environmental Accountability and Transparency, a division of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
March 31, 2021University News