Research Spotlight


Erika Wise
Erika Wise, Assistant Professor in UNC's Department of Geography

Erika is a climatologist who focuses on the use of past climate information to better understand current and future climate systems and the impacts on water resources. Part of her research includes using the science of studying tree rings to gain information on past environmental conditions.

Erika will be discussing her research at an IE brown bag lunch on July 30. Learn more about her work Follow her on Twitter @WiseClimate

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