Rachel Willis is a professor of American studies, global studies, and economics within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences. Her research focuses on how sea-level rise, drought, and increased storm severity threaten port communities, influence migration, alter global food sheds, and impact future access to work through complex water connections related to infrastructure for global freight transportation.
Using state-of-the-art instrumentation and lab analyses, UNC researchers gather information on Jordan Lake.
In the months following one of the most destructive hurricanes of the past decade, UNC researchers had to act fast. Using a unique grant from the NSF, they’re testing water quality in Lumberton — one of the hardest-hit places during the storm.
For over a decade, UNC scientists have committed to sustaining and protecting the unique species and ecosystems in the Galápagos Islands. In honor of Darwin Day — a celebration of the renowned naturalist's research — here’s a look at some of the iconic wildlife and cutting-edge research found in this archipelago. (photos by Mary Lide Parker)
The North Carolina Botanical Garden’s Katie Stoudemire brings the outdoors inside, making nature safe for children with compromised immune systems
From rivers in the backcountry of Alaska, down the Sierra mountains, up into space, and through commercial waterways in North Carolina — UNC researchers are measuring the world’s water and developing solutions to prevent it from running dry
Ever since he was a kid, Martín Benavides has viewed sharks a little differently than most people.
Water experts within the UNC Sustainability Office and Institute for the Environment strive to make local and statewide water systems healthier, safer, and more resilient.
To help restore the monarch butterfly population, the North Carolina Botanical Garden has joined a nationwide effort to grow milkweed.