Cameron Lee

tree rings (photo courtesy of Motion Array)

What are the main factors that either inhibit or promote growth in trees? Traditionally, scientists primarily looked at temperature and precipitation. However, Cameron C. Lee, Ph.D., assistant professor of Geography at Kent State University, and the members of his ClimRISE Lab take a different approach to biometeorological research....

Kent State Uses Geospatial Technology to Map Violence

Everyone expects Death Valley in July to be "hot" and Minneapolis in February to be "cold", right? Much research has been done to study the extreme temperature events that take place in these and other regions. But, what about 81 degrees in Anchorage in July or 2 degrees in Dallas in February? Such events are often called "relat...

Grass after first frost

Who hasn’t heard the somewhat sarcastic phrase “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes”? Did you know there is now a term for this? They are called ‘weather whiplash’ events. Many wonder if climate change is the reason we’ve had these day-to-day dramatic changes from hot to cold or cold to hot. As a climate scientist, Cameron L...