Research

City Birds: Study Shows Impact Of Urbanization On Our Feathered Friends

As pandemic restrictions begin to lift and cities start to bustle, we take a closer look at UNC Charlotte research into urban intensification and its impact on forest birds. This study by UNC Charlotte landscape ecologist Sara Gagné with two alumni and a colleague suggests ways to help forest birds in cities.

Hammelman To Study Urban Foodscapes With NSF CAREER Award

Colleen Hammelman, assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, has received a prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant to study population change and gentrification in urban foodscapes. Her five-year funding is expected to total $461,555.

Geographers' COVID-19 Study Offers Way To Detect, Monitor Clusters

As communities relax COVID-19 restrictions, a study by UNC Charlotte geographer Eric Delmelle and two of his former doctoral students could provide decision-makers with timely data about spikes in COVID-19 cases to help guide their decisions.

Scientists, Citizens Consider Impact On Environment Of COVID-19 Slowdowns

Scientists and citizens are thinking about how slowdowns and shutdowns from COVID-19 might be helping the environment. Among those exploring this issue is UNC Charlotte atmospheric scientist Brian Magi, who is part of a local and global network of researchers who consider air quality and climate.

New Research Could Help Address Threats To Reefs

Corals depend on their symbiotic relationships with the algae that they host. New insights into this important process, in a study by UNC Charlotte's Tingting Xiang and colleagues, could offer clues to helping reefs survive.

New Biomedical, Biotechnology Graduate Certificates Add Exciting Choices

The Department of Biological Sciences has developed graduate certificates in biomedical sciences and in biotechnology, in response to growing student and societal needs. The world's critical needs continue to drive the demand for biotechnology and biomedical professionals.

Geology, Mechanical Engineering Collaboration Leads To Significant Findings

Since 2012, the somewhat unusual research pairing of a geologist and mechanical engineer at UNC Charlotte has led to some important scientific results, and has recently earned recognition of their work with a top award for interdisciplinary research and publication.

NEA Grant to Fund Arts-Based Social Mobility Research

An interdisciplinary team from UNC Charlotte has received a $29,000 Research Grant in the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the project “Arts-based social mobility: Exploring cultural capital in Charlotte, NC.” Sociology Associate Professor Vaughn Schmutz will lead the team, which includes faculty and staff from the College of Arts + Architecture.

Graduate Programs Stand Out In U.S. News & World Report Rankings

UNC Charlotte’s Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration program and Clinical Health Psychology doctoral program in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences have earned high marks in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings.

Anthropology Researcher Addresses Hunger Issues

When the Jamil Niner Student Pantry opened on campus in 2014, professor Nicole Peterson decided to focus a research project on campus, working to determine the depths of the food insecurity problem on the UNC Charlotte campus.