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Mapping Bird Migration

A study by DSI Affiliated Faculty, Jeff Buler, is using weather radar data to map the nocturnal habits of migratory bird populations and define a new metric that may redefine land management along migratory routes.

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Migratory bird populations face rapid declines due to many interacting factors including light pollution, climate change, and habitat loss and degradation. Researchers hope that the stopover-to-passage ratio can offer additional insight and renewed interest in understanding stopover sites. Pictured here: Orchard Oriole. Photo courtesy of Kyle Horton.

Robotics on the Rise

DSI Affiliated Faculty and UD Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Bert Tanner leads the new Center for Autonomous and Robotic Systems, which promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary work. Collaborations with DSI are already under way.

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12 Receive General University Research Grants

Twelve University of Delaware professors have won General University Research grants to work on a broad range of projects, including DSI Resident Faculty,  Federica Bianco and Gregory Dobler, and DSI Affiliated faculty, Teomara Rutherford.

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Composite image by Don Shenkle

Tropical Forest Loss

DSI Resident Faculty member, Kyle Davis has published a new study that tropical forest loss is increased by large-scale land acquisitions.

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Photo courtesy of Kyle Davis

Building Better Benchmarks

Rudi Eigenmann, DSI DiCoS Core Director & Faculty Council member, and Sunita Chandrasekaran, DSI Affiliated Faculty are part of a UD Team of computer scientists team measuring the true performance of supercomputers

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