UNC Research

Burdens of Paradise

A broad study looking at food and water insecurity in the Galápagos brings together a team of researchers to focus on an often-overlooked population.

Championing Public Health

The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has been addressing the world’s biggest challenges for more than 80 years.

Mucking in the Marshes

Josh Himmelstein is getting knee-deep in marshes to understand the effects of sea-level rise.

The Sediment Scientist

Anne Smiley maps coastal habitats and nitrogen levels to assess water quality and coastal ecosystem health, protecting communities hit by major storms.

Bringing Bivalves Back

Oysters have been dying off for the last century, and PhD candidate Mark Ciesielski wants to know why — and how to stop it.

The Coastal Engineer

Since 1987, Rick Luettich has been building systems to protect the coast from environmental hazards and extreme weather events.