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UC Riverside Scientist to Explore How Vegetation Affects Urban Heat Islands
October 27, 2008
Darrel Jenerette, a landscape ecologist at the University of California, Riverside, is on a team led by Arizona State University researchers that will be investigating human vulnerability to deadly heat exposure. The three-year project will examine how variation in the "urban heat island" impacts human comfort and health risks, as well as how human decisions lead to this variation. Jenerette's work will focus on the moderating effects of vegetation on urban heat islands.
University of California - Riverside
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