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Current Issue: March 5, 2021
University of Oklahoma, Peru University Partner on Health, Climate Research Projects
Researchers from the University of Oklahoma are working with the Universidad Nacional de San Agustín, one of Peru’s largest and oldest public research universities, on four collaborative projects to study climate change impacts and adaptation strategies for Latin America, as well as advanced public health monitoring and technologies to mitigate the disparate impact of diseases such as cancer and COVD-19 amongst the indigenous populations of Peru.
Improved Flash Flood Tools Aim to Increase Public Safety
Researchers from the University of Oklahoma and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Severe Storms Laboratory are improving current software to enhance guidance for the categorization of flash flood warnings to increase public response and public safety to these deadly weather events.
OU Study Highlights Need for Improving Methane Emission Database
A University of Oklahoma-led study published in 2020 revealed that both area and plant growth of paddy rice is significantly related to the spatial-temporal dynamics of atmospheric methane concentration in monsoon Asia, where 87% of the world’s paddy rice fields are situated. Now, the same international research team has released a follow-up discussion paper in the journal Nature Communications. In this paper, the team identifies the limits and insufficiency of the major greenhouse emission database (EDGAR) in estimating paddy rice methane emissions.
Stefan Wilhelm Named 2021 Scialog Fellow
Stefan Wilhelm, an assistant professor in the Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering and an associate member of the Stephenson Cancer Center was named a 2021 Scialog: Advancing Bioimaging Fellow. Fifty five early-career researchers, interested in pursuing collaborative, high-risk, highly impactful discovery research on untested ideas applicable to creating breakthroughs in imaging technology and applications are invited to participate in the program. The program format encourages participants to engage in dialogue and form new research teams, through interaction with a collection of scientists who approach the problem from different perspectives and disciplines.
OU Research Delineates the Impacts of Climate Warming on Microbial Network Interactions
Climate change impacts are broad and far reaching. A new study by OU researchers from the Institute for Environmental Genomics explores the impacts of climate warming on microbial network complexity and stability, providing critical insights to ecosystem management and for projecting ecological consequences of future climate warming.