RISA News

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North 28 August 2017

Climate May Quickly Drive Forest-Eating Beetles North

RISA investigators contributed to important study about one of the world's most aggressive tree-killing insects. The findings suggest the beetles' advance could reduce biodiveristy and harm tourism and forestry industries. 

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally 1 August 2017

Surging Heat May Limit Aircraft Takeoffs Globally

RISA investigators publish first global analysis of heat impact on aircraft takeoffs, which could prove costly for the aviation industry.

Report: Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment 1 August 2017

Report: Santa Barbara Area Coastal Ecosystem Vulnerability Assessment

RISA teams are working closely with Sea Grant and regional researchers to provide scientific expertise for city and county planners.

New tool to forecast sea ice 31 July 2017

New tool to forecast sea ice

Arctic sea ice has declined dramatically during the last few decades, posing challenges and opportunities for Alaskan residents, subsistence users, and maritime operators.

Report: Changing Fire Regimes and Management Strategies 24 July 2017

Report: Changing Fire Regimes and Management Strategies

This project will help managers respond to changing fire regimes by analyzing historical climate observations and future projections to plan for fire management and wildfire potential.

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