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

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

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.

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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Talking with U of M

Talking pet anxiety with U of M

Anxiety at being left home alone can be real for many pets, particularly dogs. Kristi Flynn, DVM, an assistant professor at the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences and Dana Emerson, VT, a certified training partner at the Veterinary Medical Center, offer advice on how owners can help decrease their pet’s anxiety during the transition back to the office.

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Professor, Department of Entomology
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