Drought Research Making Headlines

image of bare trees in an arid landscape against a sunset

August 8, 2022

This month, there has been a lot of buzz online surrounding UConn research at the Hydroclimatology and Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions Lab overseen by Professor Guiling Wang. In particular, the topic of interest surrounds findings on plants' chemical markers to help forecast flash droughts far in advance.

Characterized by its rapid acceleration due to low rainfall and high temperatures, a flash drought is a subset of the already devastating natural disaster.

This summer, many regions of the country has been affected by some level of drought over varying periods; therefore, this research is happening at a crucial time. To learn more, please check out the following publications and resources: