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.
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.
Jessica Hellmann, director of the Institute of the Environment, discusses the need for people to understand the short- and-long term impacts of droughts and climate change on our agriculture industry, environment and everyday lives.
A new tool developed by a University of Minnesota research team allows farmers to create a budget balance sheet of any nitrogen reduction plans and see the economic and environmental cost, return and margins, all customized to fields under their management.
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.
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.