Cyberinfrastructure

Seeing the Forest for the Genes

 

Seeing the Forest for the Genes

A first of its kind study uses bioinformatics to help answer ecological questions about plant defenses and tree community dynamics 

Mobilizing the power of higher education to tackle the grand challenge of sustainability: Lessons from novel initiatives

 

The need for sustainable development, which seeks to improve human well-being while protecting the planet’s life support systems, poses complex challenges. Regardless of whether these problems arise in the context of energy, food, or water supply, climate change, urbanization, or other pressing concerns, they involve interconnected economic, sociocultural and environmental components. These sustainability challenges also present unique leadership and research opportunities for higher education.

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