An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of New Hampshire’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) new Frontiers in Earth-System Dynamics (FESD) program to support a project that crosses the boundaries between space physics, atmospheric, and ice core science.
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.
mHealth Evidence, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, McKesson Foundation, the National Science
Foundation and the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research at NIH, is
soliciting white papers on alternative test designs to the traditional
randomized control trial that could be applied to Mobile health (mHealth) intervention research
or on techniques for analyzing the rich longitudinal data sets that can be
obtained from mHealth technologies.