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Expert Alert

Next-generation Earth systems science report

Melissa Kenney with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment is available to provide expert comment on the Next Generation Earth Systems Science at the National Science Foundation report.

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Cory Anderson: Stalking a deer killer

As a lifelong hunter and an environmental health graduate student concentrating in infectious diseases, Cory Anderson harbors a passion both personal and professional when it comes to chronic wasting disease, or CWD.

A researcher runs wire from the bed of a pickup and out through the open tailgate to tow a low flatbed cart with a life-size cardboard cutout of a hyena on it.
Research Brief

Predator traits shape anti-predator response

New research from the U of M's College of Biological Sciences shows that predators’ hunting techniques and the relative degree of danger they pose are key factors dictating anti-predator response in other species.

Carmen Fernholz at his farm near Madison, Minnesota.
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Greener farms of the future

U of M researchers are partnering with farmers to find new ways to cultivate the soil and raise animals—and help mitigate climate change.

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UN climate change report

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change analyzed the academic research on climate science and gave an update on our understanding of climate change. Gabe Chan, an assistant professor in the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, breaks down the findings of the report. 

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African swine fever

John Deen, a professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine, weighs in on ASF’s impact and potential threats to local and national farmers. 

 

Elleni Paulson
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Fostering food systems connections

As the first graduate of a new Applied Sciences Leadership program, Elleni Paulson hopes to improve communication among farmers and consumers.

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Urban heat and climate change

Associate Professor Tracy Twine in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences is available to comment on the heatwave and what it means for the Twin Cities and other metropolitan areas in the Midwest.

Scientist measuring water levels in a wetland.
Research Brief

Wetland restoration offers best protection against agricultural run-off

University of Minnesota researchers, along with colleagues at institutions from the University of Kansas (KU), University of California-Irvine (UCI) and others, found that wetland restoration and construction along waterways are the most cost-effective way to reduce nitrate and sediment loads in large streams and rivers.

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Research Brief

How effective is targeted livestock grazing?

Land managers are increasingly turning to livestock such as cattle, sheep, goats and horses to manage unwanted weeds in the Midwestern U.S. and across the country. 
Researchers at University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) synthesized the results of 70 individual studies to discover if this strategy is effective.

 

A red-headed woodpecker hovers at the entrance to its nest hole.
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Holey homemakers

A young researcher studies the red-headed woodpecker, a bird that has long captivated her—and for good reason.

The new solar array in the parking lot next to Mondale Hall.
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Leading by example

At the University of Minnesota, combating climate change is serious business and a top priority.