With a $10,000 award from the UCI Graduate Division, Thomas Gilbreath will study how land-use in Africa affects the mosquito population and spread of malaria. The fellowship supports students whose research could have significant public impact.
Michael Prather discusses UCI's new environment institute, which aims to identify research needed for an improved understanding of society's response to a changing climate and for environmental science to better respond to societal needs.
Global climate change - especially as it relates to glacial melting and rising ocean levels - is the subject of much debate and research. Eric Rignot, Earth system science professor, studies ice sheet melting in Antarctica and Greenland. He will talk about his work March 31 as part of the 2008-09 Discover the Physical Sciences Breakfast Lecture Series.