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Students in the UNT Urban Policy & Planning degree program are working with the City of Lewisville to transform a greenspace into a park.

Bee Sustainable - June 21, 2021

Elinor Lichtenberg researches bees and other insects that visit flowers, their behavior and ecology, how humans affect these insects, resources needed for insects to thrive and how to help improve sustainable ranching practices.
Researchers conducted laboratory experiments on mahi-mahi embryos to determine the effects of ultraviolet radiation (UV) and oil co-exposure during different times in their development. The team observed that UV affected the success of mahi-mahi hatch in all exposure scenarios compared to controls but was highest (a 1.6- to 6-fold increase) when co-exposure occurred late in embryonic development.
Exciting publications from Dr. Tate Barrett, UNT Postdoc, working in Dr. Alex Ponette's lab. His research on black carbon in the Arctic was recently published.