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EnviroLab gets NASA grant for heat mapping

October 31, 2023

With the support of a new $1.5 million grant from NASA, the Data-Driven EnviroLab will evaluate disparities in heat stress from environmental and climate injustices across the U.S. 

Conserving critically endangered scalloped hammerheads in the Galapagos

October 25, 2023

Savannah Ryburn, A UNC Ph.D. student in the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, has dedicated the last five years to researching the diet of juvenile blacktip and scalloped hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos Islands using a cutting-edge technique called metabarcoding.

Shark Week researcher: Savannah Ryburn

July 24, 2023

Savannah Ryburn is a Ph.D. student in the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program within the UNC College of Arts and Sciences and a graduate student researcher within the UNC Center for Galapagos Studies. She studies the diet and ecology of sharks in the Galápagos and North Carolina.

Roberts-Watson Family Support New Environmental Scholars Program

October 20, 2021

The newly formed department of earth, marine and environmental sciences received a vote of confidence from College alumni Jennifer Watson Roberts ’82 and Manley Roberts ’80, who have created the Roberts-Watson Family Environmental Scholars Program.

PhD students turn pandemic challenges into opportunities

September 22, 2021

Esteban Agudo, a marine ecologist pursuing his degree in Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) and Savannah Ryburn, pursuing her PhD in the Environment, Ecology & Energy Program, turn challenges of pandemic into opportunities in Galapagos.