TGLL Fellows in the News!
Lacey Holland (TGLL Fellow 2012-2013)
Lacey Holland, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences, is conducting research on the causes and health effects of emissions-based pollution in not only Salt Lake City but in more than 1,000 metropolitan areas across the globe. As urbanization of the world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, Holland is concerned about the concentration of human emissions in population centers.
Tommy Good (TGLL Fellow, 2011-2013)
Tommy Good talks about sonification of the geologic history of cephalopods during "Fossil Monsters from the Deep Sea and Deep Time" at Science Day at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)
Patrice Kurnath (TGLL Fellow, 2011-2013)
Climate change might have disastrous effects on even the smallest creatures, according to a U study.
Patrice Kurnath, a graduate student in biology, researched wood rats’ ability to digest and metabolize toxins produced by the plants they consume. She compared how these feeding patterns relate to their environment and possible climate change.
“I feel my research encompasses both ecological physiology and global climate change,” Kurnath said.
Paul Staten (TGLL Alum)
Climate change is apparent — as water levels are increasing, snow is melting and weather is becoming more extreme, according to a U study.
Heat is trapped in the atmosphere and bodies of water, and when the temperature of water rises, it turns to steam.
“Moisture in the air is important because storms are fueled by the air’s moisture content,” said Paul Staten, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences.