Research from the Bertram group featured in the press:
- Scientists uncover new clues about the climate and health effects of atmospheric particles (November 1, 2022): An international team of researchers led by chemists in the Bertram Research Group has found that particles with two phases can form when different types of SOA mix. This finding could help improve current models that predict SOA climate and health effects (From UBC Science). The original paper was published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics.
Image courtesy of Fabian Mahrt.
This paper has been highlighted by several online new sites (Phys.org, ScienceDaily, EurekAlert!, Sciencenewsnet.in, Newswise, Nach Welt, AlphaGalileo, Swift Telecast, Switzerland Global Enterprise, and Chemical Institute of Canada News).
- Wildfire smoke may warm the Earth for longer than we thought (October 20, 2022): Professor Bertram and Ph.D. student Nealan Gerrebos explain their latest research on how wildfire smoke may warm the Earth for longer than previously thought in The Conversation. Their research paper has been read more than 3,400 times within the past 10 days. You can find the original paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Other news articles that picked up the the story include: Newsbreak, Foreign Affairs New Zealand, Phys.org, Devdiscourse, The Week (India), Winnipeg Free Press, StratfordToday.ca, Alaska Highway News, Yahoo!News, The Deccan Herald, Galaxy Concerns, Inside Headline, Inverse, Salon, The University of British Columbia Magazine, and The Globe and Mail.)
- Global distribution of the phase state and mixing times within secondary organic aerosol particles in the troposphere based on room-temperature viscosity measurements (November 30, 2021) has been selected for a Virtual Issue entitled Atmospheric Aerosol Research jointly published by The Journal of Physical Chemistry A and ACS Earth and Space Chemistry.
- Scientists discover three liquid phases in aerosol particles (April 12, 2021): Researchers in the Bertram Research Group, in collaboration with researchers at McGill University and the University of California, Irvine, have discovered three liquid phases in individual aerosol particles, changing our understanding of air pollutants in the Earth’s atmosphere (From ScienceDaily). The original paper was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Image courtesy of Yuanzhou Huang.
This paper has been highlighted by several online magazines (EurekAlert!, The Academic Times, AZOCleantech, ScienMag, New Atlas, Environmental News Network, AlphaGalileo, Phys.org, and COSMOS magazine).
- Environmental Conditions Affect Air Pollutant Degradation (February 22, 2016) summarizes our recent 2016 paper published in Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, showing that low temperature and humidity slow down photochemical reactions.
- Scratching the Surface: Studying Sea Spray Aerosols at EMSL (December 21, 2015) featured our research in the Arctic on the CGSS Amundsen.
- A marine biogenic source of atmospheric ice-nucleating particles (September 2015): A team of international researchers including members of the Bertram Group receive press coverage for their Nature paper that showed that phytoplankton waste in ocean spray could trigger ice formation in clouds. News articles that picked up the story include: BBC, Sciencedaily, Myscience, Europa, EurekAlert!, and Stonybrook University News.
- Probing Aerosols One By One (March 31, 2014): Methods reveal the chemistry of individual sea spray and mineral dust aerosol particles (From Chemical & Engineering News). This article featured our research on how changes in relative humidity can lead to phase transitions within individual aerosol particles.
- Tiny airborne pollutants lead a double life (July 30, 2012): Researchers have provided visual evidence that atmospheric particles separate into distinct chemical compositions during their life cycle. Observations could have important implications for modeling global climate change and predicting air quality conditions (From ScienceDaily). The original paper was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
Image courtesy of Lindsay Renbaum-Wolff.
This paper has been highlighted in several other online magazines (Environmental Protection Online, EScience News, EurekAlert!, Harvard Gazette,
Phys.org, R&D Magazine, Science Codex, SciTec Daily, and ACCN).
- Advancing the Field of Atmospheric Sciences (July 2012) The atmospheric aerosol program, CREATE-AAP, led by Professor Allan Bertram is highlighted in International Innovation.
- Investigating Climate Change. The Anatomy of Atmospheric Aerosols (2005) The research of Professor Allan Bertram is profiled in Synergy – The Journal of UBC Science.