Started in 2018, the mission of the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute is to advance communication and public understanding of current research discoveries about Earth’s natural systems — air, water, land and life — in Florida, and beyond.
Earth’s natural systems include the atmosphere, oceans, land, polar ice caps and glaciers, and life. Intrinsically connected, these systems affect one another and result in global change that profoundly impacts the future of our planet. Only by understanding the way the Earth’s systems interact, we will be poised to fully understand the ways human activity affects the natural environment in which we live.
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The award recognizes the outstanding contributions of math and science teachers across the nation.
With funding from TESI, students learn how computer programming can be used to solve environmental problems.
Join us for a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on the Amazon with Professor Walker on Wednesday, August 28 at 11 a.m. EST!
Science on Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
It can sometimes feel like mother nature is out to get us, but is she really? The Florida Museum and the UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute invite you to grab a local brew and learn from scientists about whether hurricanes, sharks and sinkholes are actually here to kill you at our fall “Science on Tap” series. Download the event flyer: Science On Tap: Is Florida Trying to Kill Me?
Science on Tap: Hurricanes
Join us Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at First Magnitude Brewing Company.
Science on Tap: Sharks
Join us Thursday, October 17 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Cypress & Grove Brewing Co.
Science on Tap: Sinkholes
Join us Thursday, November 14 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm at First Magnitude Brewing Company.
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The Bottlenose Dolphin Epigenetic Age Estimation Tool is much quicker and less invasive than pulling teeth.
This information will help researchers better understand how plants will respond to climate change.
Excess nitrogen from sources like improperly treated sewage and fertilizers may also be to blame.
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