Associate Professor Marco Gerosa was awarded a 250k grant to sponsor his research project titled Collaborative research: Scaffolding skill acquisition to onboard OSS ecosystems. This research aims to develop broadly applicable principles and methods to scaffold the newcomers’ skill acquisition as they onboard into an Open Source Software (OSS) project, which in recent years has become an integral part of software development.
Assistant Professor Crystal Hepp received a New Investigator Award (75k per year for 3 years) from the Arizona Biomedical Research Center (ABRC) to investigate the circulation and source locations of West Nile virus in Arizona.
Professor Kiona Ogle leads a team of SICCS faculty who were awarded a 3 million dollar grant to train graduate students in tackling big ecological questions through informatics, collaboration and better communication.
Dr. Andrew Richardson’s latest research was featured in the journal Nature, this research provides some of the first evidence that a warmer world will significantly shift ecosystem-wide growing seasons, putting plants at higher risks during extreme temperature swings. Using digital repeat photography—in which conventional digital cameras are programmed to take multiple images of a specific frame each day—researchers measured green-up and green-down. Simulating five levels of warming in different chambers, ranging from zero to 16.2 degrees F (zero to 9 degrees C) above ambient temperature, scientists used both photographic data and direct observation to track responses in each plant species. This whole-ecosystem approach makes the SPRUCE experiment unique.