Research

Op-Ed: Southern California’s beaches are running out of sand

Op-Ed: Southern California’s beaches are running out of sand

In an op-ed published by the LA Times, Division of Flooding and Poverty research lead Brett Sanders describes how sand deposits, sediment management, and climate change combine to create challenges for beaches in Southern California. Beyond erosion on beaches themselves, lack of sand deposits also impacts infrastructure in communities along […]

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The NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 10 New Projects to Prevent and Remove Marine Debris in North America

The NOAA Marine Debris Program Awards Funding to 10 New Projects to Prevent and Remove Marine Debris in North America

Through the NOAA North America Marine Debris Prevention and Removal awards, the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association has been selected as a 2021 funding recipient. A key collaborator of the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve (TRNERR), the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association project will improve social-ecological resilience in the Tijuana River […]

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In the News: Pandemic Histories Archive Project

In the News: Pandemic Histories Archive Project

The UCI School of Social Ecology recent published a feature article about the Pandemic Histories Archive. Over 180 students have contributed to the archive project over the past 18 months, recording observations and experiences related to the pandemic and key social justice issues of the day. Read more about the […]

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New Research Article on Uncertainty and Savoring

New Research Article on Uncertainty and Savoring

Newly published research by Andrew Gregory, Jordi Quoidbach, Claudia Haase, and Blum Center Associate Director Paul Piff identifies one of the unexpected upsides of uncertainty. The research, titled “Be here now: Perceptions of uncertainty enhance savoring,” showed that people exposed to feelings of uncertainty were more likely to savor positive emotions in […]

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New Article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability: Melting of Himalayan glaciers and planetary health

New Article in Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability: Melting of Himalayan glaciers and planetary health

The Himalayan glaciers are vital for planetary health and the well-being of the Himalayan region. Our research on planetary health focuses on understanding the impacts that human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems have on public health. The melting Himalayan glaciers’ impacts on planetary health will impact current and future generations […]

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