We can expect more large, high-intensity forest fires in the coming years, according to wildfire expert Mark Cochrane, a senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence. He and an international team of researchers used satellite imagery to identify 478 extreme fire events. He will discuss his research on SDPB's In the Moment on Monday, April 10.
Naomi Oreskes, professor of history and science and affiliated professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University, will be the Harding Lecture speaker, April 4.
Fisheries biologist Steven Chipps of the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and Fulbright scholar Muthiah Muruganandam will use existing data to track changes in the characteristics and water quality of surface waters in northeastern South Dakota.
Two senior scientists at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence will develop tools to help monitor and manage natural resources in West Africa using NASA satellite-based Earth imaging data.
Sixteen bird walkers gathered May 11, at Oak Lake Field Station to search for migrating and resident species of birds.
Wetlands in eastern North and South Dakota are shrinking at a rapid pace, according to professor Carol Johnston of the South Dakota State University Natural Resource Management Department.