Dr Howard Neufeld, Honors faculty member and professor in the Department of Biology leads new research study revealing as he explains, "how successful the Clean Air Act has been in improving air quality within this popular national park." This research published on March 9, 2019 in the journal Atmospheric Environment: X shows that after rising from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s, ozone levels in the park began decreasing after 2002. Click here for the full story from AppalachianToday edited by Elisabeth Wall.
Dr. Neufeld is also co-author of an earlier study examining the worldwide impact of ozone pollution trends on plants and key crops. That research was published June 28. 2018, in the journal Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene as part of the Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report (TOAR) project. Click here, for more on that story also from AppalachianToday and edited by Elisabeth Wall.
Top photo features Dr. Howard Neufeld, Honors faculty member and professor in the Department of Biology at Appalachian State University. Photo by Marie Freeman