CAER faculty associates and affiliated scholars conduct meaningful environmental research at multiple locations around the world. For example, Professors Jimmy Adegoke and Jejung Lee of the UMKC Department of Geosciences are part of a team of researchers that recently received a multi-year grant from NASA’s Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science (IDS) program. The research involves monitoring and assessing multiple regional surface, atmospheric, and water cycle processes to provide new insights into the causes of the rapid depletion of the regional water resources in the northern sub-Saharan Africa (NSSA) region. Professor Tina Niemi, a Senior Fulbright Specialist Awardee, has recently taught and conducted research with colleagues at Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana, India. Her work focuses on tectonics and paleoseismology. Professor Arif Ahmed of the Henry Bloch School of Management collaborates with researchers and health practitioners at the University of Western Cape South Africa on global public health issues including non-monetary determinants of access and utilization of health care.