Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on North American Prairie Fires

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Native Bison Hunters Amplified Climate Impacts on North American Prairie Fires

Study shows hunter-gatherers used active burning to improve grazing, drive bison, long before arrival of Columbus Blackfeet Burning Crow Buffalo Range, painting by Charles Marion Russell, 1905. DALLAS (SMU) – Native American communities actively managed North American prairies for centuries before Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the New World, according to a new study [...]

2018-07-25T14:30:05+00:00 July 24, 2018|Categories: Earth & Climate, Researcher news, SMU In The News, Subfeature|

Ancient “Sea Monsters” Reveal How the Ever-Changing Planet Shapes Life, Past and Present

Never-Before-Seen Fossils From Angola Bring a Strange Yet Familiar Ocean Into View The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will open a new exhibition Nov. 9, 2018 revealing how millions of years ago, large-scale natural forces created the conditions for real-life sea monsters to thrive in the South Atlantic Ocean basin shortly after it formed. [...]

SMU physicist and her students join national laboratories, other universities in high-stakes hunt for elusive dark matter

SMU physicist Jodi Cooley is a member of the international scientific team that will use a powerful new tool to understand one of the biggest mysteries of modern physics.

SMU students share their research at SMU Research Day 2018

SMU Research Day 2018 featured posters and abstracts from 160 student entrants who have participated this academic year in faculty-led research, pursued student-led projects, or collaborated on team projects with graduate students and faculty scientists.

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