About 55 million years ago, the Earth burped up a massive release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere – an amount equivalent to burning all the petroleum and other fossil fuels that exist today. “And we don’t know where it came from,” says University of New Hampshire’s Will Clyde, associate professor of geology. “This is a big part of the carbon cycle that affected the climate system, and we don’t understand it.”
The University of New Hampshire has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to study changes in land use and conservation around national parks in Africa as part of a larger investigation of tropical deforestation and degradation, which are major causes of global climate change.
The Division of Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB) in the Directorate for
Biological Sciences (BIO) of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is implementing
an eight month cycle for proposal submission and will initiate new procedures, on a trial basis, for
the submission and review of research proposals beginning in Fall, 2011.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new solicitation for their premier program for early career investigators. the Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER). The current announcement, NSF 11-690, will be in effect for 2011, 2012 and 2013.