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When the glaciers are gone: Managing for biodiversity

As new landscapes and ecosystems emerge from the loss of glacier coverage, scientists are trying to understand what the consequences are for biodiversity in post-glacial regions and what can be done to increase the adaptation potential of biodiversity.
By Emilio Mateo
Research Review
October 19, 2023
Three women hike up a trail holding field equipment.

Intern Reflection: Shifting focus–my summer of unexpected setbacks and learning opportunities

After a weekend injury changed her summer field plans, intern Hannah Harbert shares her path to learning the importance of being able to pivot in a career in research.
By Hannah Harbert
AGCI Insight
August 21, 2023

“Climate whiplash” is the new normal for California, experts say

Recent studies indicate that California must prepare for both worsening drought and more intermittent, heavier rainfall in the face of climate change. In this piece for Yale Climate Connections, Energy Innovation's Sarah Spengeman and AGCI's Elise Osenga explore how extreme weather swings are likely to become the state's new normal as precipitation patterns are altered by rising temperatures.
By Sarah Spengeman Elise Osenga
June 5, 2023

Staying current in times of rapid change: Introducing the Colorado River Science Wiki

Designed to serve as a central hub for the Colorado River science community, the Colorado River Science Wiki hosts a repository of new research and science information pertinent to the River, an overview of relevant legal and political frameworks, and a page highlighting upcoming events, conferences, and meetings focused on Colorado River research.
By Tanya Petach
AGCI Insight
May 19, 2023

A double whammy: Wildfire debris pollutes drinking water

Wildfires, which have intensified with climate change, can contaminate drinking water supplies after a heavy rain. AGCI's Tanya Petach and Energy Innovation's Alex Urquhart examine wildfires' long-term impacts on water quality and the need for fire-resilient water systems in this piece for Yale Climate Connections.
By Alex Urquhart Tanya Petach
February 8, 2023

Water quality impacts under the worsening wildfire regime

Wildfires are increasing in intensity, frequency, and size, decimating ecosystems and devastating communities. As worries about the impacts of wildfires grow, researchers are ramping up efforts to understand wildfires’ water quality repercussions. Studies conducted following the Marshall and Camp fires will help lay the groundwork for future water resiliency efforts and community preparedness.
By Tanya Petach
Research Review
November 28, 2022
Sheep in pasture in front of solar panel array

How “agrivoltaics” can provide more benefits than agriculture and solar photovoltaics separately

Recent research evaluates how agrivoltaics -- co-locating solar electricity generation and agricultural production -- may achieve sustainable energy and food goals while possibly reducing local opposition to solar energy deployment.

By Aspen Global Change Institute Staff

Research Review
October 18, 2021
Flames from 2018 Lake Christine fire climb up “ladder fuels” into the crowns of dense forests atop Basalt Mountain in Colorado.

After the megafires: What’s left and what’s next

Something is clearly different about the wildfires roaring in the western United States. Over the last decade, we have increasingly used terms like “megafires” and…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
September 16, 2021

Intern Reflection: A riddle of the alpine

Rachael Jones is an AGCI Summer 2021 Intern

I love watching the rising snowpack graph each winter and cheering on that moving dial that seems…

By Rachael Jones
AGCI Insight
August 3, 2021
Brazilian rainforest

Tipping points in tropical forests: Carbon fluxes in the Amazon and Africa

Representatives and scientists from nearly 200 nations are in the process of carefully vetting a summary for policymakers of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

By Emily Jack-Scott
Research Review
July 22, 2021