DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers from the Nicholas School of the Environment will lead 12 newly announced Bass Connections interdisciplinary research projects for the 2018-19 academic year.

The Bass Connections program brings together faculty and students from disciplines across Duke University’s campus to explore and pursue novel solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing society and our planet today.

Sixteen core Nicholas School faculty members, three postdoctoral associates and one visiting fellow will lead new projects on topics including energy economics, the Endangered Species Act, global health, environmental justice, marine conservation, water quality and tropical ecology.

Duke graduate and undergraduate students alike can apply to become a member of a team. Applications open Jan. 24 and run through Feb. 16. Most projects last for two semesters; some have a summer component. Course credit and summer funding are available.

The newly announced projects to be led by Nicholas School researchers are:

Nicholas School PhD students and faculty members with secondary or adjunct appointments at the school will also help lead some of the projects.

For a full list of new Bass Connections projects for the 2018-19 academic year, go here.