Agriculture and Environment

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Hands-on experience in environmental research

Undergraduate students in Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering have the chance to do field research with faculty and grad students to get a closer look at the careers they’re pursuing.

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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.

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.

grazing goat
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.

 

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