Diversity in science matters to breakthroughs. When more scientists with varied backgrounds and experiences fill laboratories and collaborate on teams, outcomes in innovation and discovery surpass those of less diverse scientific groups, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH)….
Professor Measures Impact of Climate Change on Great Smoky Mountain National Park Ecosystems
Jason Fridley, associate professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences, recently received funding from the National Park Service to continue research into the effects of climate change on the forest vegetation and ecosystems of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Below, he describes his work and what he hopes to achieve from the findings.