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Environmental scientists are always in search of new tools that can better characterize the Earth’s surface. Tomoaki Miura, in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management,is lead authorof a new study published in Scientific Reportsthat shows that Himawari-8, a new-generation geostationary satellite, was able to acquire cloud-free observations every 4 days and capture the seasonal changes of vegetation more accurately than before.
Faculty are invited to serve on the Research Advisory Committee (RAC), an ad hoc committee of the CTAHR Senate. The committee will consist of 6–10 faculty who represent diverse departments and project and will meet regularly via video conferencing. The RAC advises the Associate Dean for Research. Topics to be discussed may include the following: What does a healthy research enterprise look like, and how do we cultivate it?
Aurora Saulo (Dept. of Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences) and co-authors recently published a peer-reviewed article, “Linking Food Endorsement Labels & Messaging to Perceived Price and Emotions: A Mind Genomics® Exploration,” in the journal Advanced Nutrition and Food Science.
Birendra Mishra (HNFAS) co-authored a groundbreaking study, “Reproductive Hazards of Space Travel in Women and Men,” supported by NASA and published in the prestigious journal Nature Reviews Endocrinology. Extended travel in deep space poses potential hazards to the reproductive function of female and male astronauts, such as exposure to cosmic radiation, microgravity, increased gravity (hypergravity), psychological stress, physical stress, and circadian rhythm disruptions.
Saudi Arabia isn’t a big cattle-producing country. This is in large part because it’s difficult to grow enough of the right kinds of forage for them in the country’s arid conditions. Molecular Bioscience and Bioengineering grad student Ahmed Bageel is looking to change that, and his research into Leucaena earned Ahmed the award for best oral presentation at the 7th International Conference on Sustainable Environment and Agriculture.