• New Study Suggests the United States’ Power Supply Has the Capacity to be More Adaptable to Climate Change than Previously Predicted

    October 30, 2017

    NEW YORK, October 30, 2017 — Climate change scientists warn that the continued burning of fossil fuels is likely to cause major disruptions to the global climate system leading to more extreme weather, sea level rise, and biodiversity loss. The changes also will compromise our capacity to generate electricity. In recent decades, capacity losses at […]

  • Groffman’s Study into Urban Ecosystem Homogenization published in Nature Ecology & Evolution

    August 25, 2017

    Expansion of urban, suburban and exurban land in the United States over the past several decades has led to neighborhoods in very different parts of the country featuring patterns of roads, residential lots, commercial areas and aquatic features that are more similar to each other than the native ecosystems they replaced. In research funded by […]

  • The ASRC’s Environmental Sciences Initiative welcomes its newest members

    April 13, 2017

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative is excited to welcome several new members, each of whom will be working with ASRC Professor Peter Groffman on new research projects. These projects will contribute greatly to our understanding of human-dominated and natural systems, particularly those across the eastern and northeastern U.S.   Julie Weitzman, […]

  • Andrew Reinmann joins the CUNY ASRC’s Environmental Sciences Initiative as newest faculty hire

    February 1, 2017

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center welcomes Dr. Andrew Reinmann to its Environmental Sciences Initiative as an Assistant Professor, joining Initiative Director Charles J. Vörösmarty and Professor Peter Groffman as the third of four faculty members with the initiative. Reinmann—who will also hold an assistant professorship with Hunter College’s Department of Geography—has a research focus […]

  • New results and findings by Environmental Sciences Initiative researchers and affiliates over Fall 2016

    December 14, 2016

    CUNY ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative (ESI) researchers and affiliates were featured in a number of publications that came out over Fall 2016!   A few highlights include:   ESI Director Charles Vörösmarty served as one of the authors of the latest Arctic Report Card for 2016, which considers a range of environmental observations throughout the […]

  • Congratulations to Affiliate PhD student Andrea Gomez on her winning poster!

    December 7, 2016

    Congratulations to the Wiley poster prize winners @cunyasrc Open House 2016! pic.twitter.com/YMYmpuj2gA— Wiley Polymers (@WileyPolymers) November 21, 2016   Congratulations to ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative (ESI) Affiliate PhD student Andrea Gomez on winning one of the Wiley poster prizes at the recent ASRC Inaugural Open House on November 17, 2016!   The Open House offered […]

  • Hungarian President Áder tours CUNY ASRC prior to UN Climate Change Summit

    May 27, 2016

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center was honored to host Hungarian President János Áder and First Lady Anita Herczeg on Thursday, April 21, in advance of his participation at the United Nations Climate Change Summit. President Áder heard presentations from the ASRC’s Environmental Sciences Initiative (ESI), led by Director Dr. Charles J. Vörösmarty, prior to […]

  • Scientists from the Environmental CrossRoads Research Group contribute to report assessing risks to the world’s shared river basins

    May 6, 2016

    The first global assessment of threats and risks to transboundary river basins has been released by a consortium of institutions* led by the UNEP-DHI Center for Water and Environment and including the Environmental CrossRoads Research Group of the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s Environmental Sciences Initiative. Around the world, there are 286 transboundary river basins, […]

  • Peter Groffman announced as professor with ASRC Environmental Sciences Initiative

    November 23, 2015

    Dr. Peter M. Groffman has been named to the faculty at The City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental Sciences Initiative. “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Peter Groffman to CUNY,” said Dr. Gillian M. Small, Vice Chancellor for Research and Executive Director of the CUNY ASRC. “He is an exceptionally […]

  • ASRC Environmental Sciences to welcome CUNY environmental science research community for November 12 symposium

    October 26, 2015

    The CUNY Advanced Science Research Center’s (ASRC) Environmental CrossRoads Initiative will host a day-long symposium titled “Environmental Science at the CrossRoads: Advancing Interdisciplinary Research at CUNY” on November 12. This symposium will highlight interdisciplinary environmental scientific research happening at CUNY and discuss key theoretical and methodological issues occurring across scales, from the nano to the […]