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These researchers achieved this distinction for the significant new knowledge they generated in their disciplines of tourism management, mathematics and transportation engineering.
In an international study that collected data in 133 sites spanning 20 countries, assistant professor Paul-Camilo Zalamea and research associate Carolina Sarmiento from the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of South Florida, along with more than 100 collaborators, learned that termites are pivotal when it comes to breaking down wood, contributing to the earth's carbon cycle.
'Doomsday glacier,' which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on 'by its fingernails,' scientists say
Antarctica's so-called "doomsday glacier" -- nicknamed because of its high risk of collapse and threat to global sea level -- has the potential to rapidly retreat in the coming years, scientists say, amplifying concerns over the extreme sea level rise that would accompany its potential demise.
September 6, 2022Global Research
Faster in the Past: New seafloor images – the highest resolution of any taken off the West Antarctic Ice Sheet – upend understanding of Thwaites Glacier retreat
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica has been an elephant in the room for scientists trying to make global sea level rise predictions. A new study in Nature Geoscience led by marine geophysicist Alastair Graham at the University of South Florida’s College of Marine Science (USF CMS), adds cause for concern. For the first time, scientists mapped in high-resolution a critical area of the seafloor in front of the glacier that gives them a window into how fast Thwaites retreated and moved in the past.
September 5, 2022Global Research
A University of South Florida assistant professor, Diego Santiago-Alarcon, helped develop a methodology that will predict disease transmission from wildlife to humans, from one wildlife species to another and determine who is at risk of infection. This new approach will help direct infectious disease surveillance and field efforts, providing a cost-effective strategy to better determine where to invest limited disease resources.
September 1, 2022Global Research
USF professor Jody McBrien is a scholar in the field of refugee studies, She was on sabbatical in Europe, when Russia invaded Ukraine in February, creating the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. She hopes to return to Europe later this year for more in-depth research on the Ukrainian refugee crisis, which could create opportunities for USF students to study more closely the issue overseas.
August 26, 2022Global Research
Scientists from the University of South Florida (USF) are using 3D technology to conduct research that could potentially rewrite the history of Greek Sicily.
Thanks to the interdisciplinary work of a team of USF scientists, the ancient Greek city of Heloros, in Sicily, is now being studied with the most advanced digital technologies. The team identified additional structural details of the city, which dates to the eighth century B.C., and is now able to reveal a fuller picture of its layout.
To combat the ongoing threat of mosquito-borne diseases worldwide, University of South Florida researchers have launched a mosquito-tracking dashboard driven by citizen science—a scalable solution proven effective in a recent USF study.
New models developed by an international team including USGS researchers could predict and explain the locations of resilient coral reef communities that may play a key role in coral reef conservation efforts.
University of South Florida researchers have launched a mosquito-tracking dashboard, funded by a four-year grant from the National Science Foundation. The dashboard combines data from three partner apps – Mosquito Alert, NASA’s GLOBE Observer and iNaturalist.
A group of faculty and students from the University of South Florida’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management will travel to Serbia this fall as part of a U.S. Embassy University Partnership grant.
August 1, 2022Global Research
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