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Chris Luecke, dean of Utah State University’s S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR), announced he will step down from his leadership post, effective July 2022. The transition marks the end of a decade of thoughtful leadership and
USU's Chris Luecke to Leave Post as Natural Resources Dean

USU's Chris Luecke to Leave Post as Natural Resources Dean

Chris Luecke, dean of Utah State University’s S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR), announced he will step down from his leadership post, effective July 2022. The transition marks the end of a decade of thoughtful leadership and...

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A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at USU creating tools to better understand the global impact of climate change and other disasters as part of a national initiative.
USU Part of New Institute to Understand Climate Change, Other Disasters

USU Part of New Institute to Understand Climate Change, Other Disasters

A multi-disciplinary team of researchers at USU creating tools to better understand the global impact of climate change and other disasters as part of a national initiative.

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New research from Stefani Crabtree shows that modern subsistence diets, and the diets of ancient people, were much broader than what most people eat today. Crabtree learned how to hunt goanna lizards and other aspects of subsistence eating from Nyalanka T
Stone Age Foodies: Comparing Ancient and Modern Food Choices with Isotopes

Stone Age Foodies: Comparing Ancient and Modern Food Choices with Isotopes

New research from Stefani Crabtree shows that modern subsistence diets, and the diets of ancient people, were much broader than what most people eat today. Crabtree learned how to hunt goanna lizards and other aspects of subsistence eating from Nyalanka T...

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Most people are oblivious to the vast, interconnected network that underlies a forest floor, but it’s a system that plants literally depend on for survival — especially big trees. They are able to fend off attackers better when they are connected to this
Hidden Allies Aid Survival of the West's Largest Trees

Hidden Allies Aid Survival of the West's Largest Trees

Most people are oblivious to the vast, interconnected network that underlies a forest floor, but it’s a system that plants literally depend on for survival — especially big trees. They are able to fend off attackers better when they are connected to this ...

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Professor Sarah Null of Utah State University will be working with a diverse team of experts to study how to better manage water stored for the environment, to better protect vulnerable ecosystems during a time of biodiversity loss and accelerating climat
What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

Professor Sarah Null of Utah State University will be working with a diverse team of experts to study how to better manage water stored for the environment, to better protect vulnerable ecosystems during a time of biodiversity loss and accelerating climat...

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Getting beaver populations to thrive in Utah's desert landscape has been a challenging task for Emma Doden, a masters student in translocated beaver ecology at Utah State University. Doden and several other researchers set out to reintroduce beavers to th
The Beavers Returning to the Desert

The Beavers Returning to the Desert

Getting beaver populations to thrive in Utah's desert landscape has been a challenging task for Emma Doden, a masters student in translocated beaver ecology at Utah State University. Doden and several other researchers set out to reintroduce beavers to th...

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Recently, researchers from South Korea, Japan and the United States found that by projecting the fire weather conditions under two mildly varying warming levels.
'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

'Best Case' Goals for Climate Warming Could Still Result in Massive Wildfire Risk

Recently, researchers from South Korea, Japan and the United States found that by projecting the fire weather conditions under two mildly varying warming levels.

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How resilient mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) are to changing temperatures.
Mountain Pine Beetles Show Resiliency to Warming Climates

Mountain Pine Beetles Show Resiliency to Warming Climates

How resilient mountain pine beetles (Dendroctonus ponderosae) are to changing temperatures.

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UNESCO today released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats.
New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

UNESCO today released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats.

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In addition to annoying bites and buzzing, some mosquitoes carry harmful diseases.
USU Biologist Uses Machine-Learning Approach to Track Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

USU Biologist Uses Machine-Learning Approach to Track Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

In addition to annoying bites and buzzing, some mosquitoes carry harmful diseases.

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Picture a Scientist

Online film screening window: Friday - Sunday, March 5-7 2021 Panel Discussion via Zoom Monday, March 8, 2021 Noon MST Click for more information

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USU entomologists, faculty member Joe Wilson, left, and alumna Olivia Carril, search for bees in an area under development near Utah's GSENM. The longtime collaborators are featured in a new documentary premiering Sept. 24. Tony Di Zinno.
USU Entomologists Featured in Grand Staircase-Escalante Bee Documentary

USU Entomologists Featured in Grand Staircase-Escalante Bee Documentary

USU entomologists, faculty member Joe Wilson, left, and alumna Olivia Carril, search for bees in an area under development near Utah's GSENM. The longtime collaborators are featured in a new documentary premiering Sept. 24. Tony Di Zinno.

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In 1863 the U.S. Army attacked the Shoshone Tribe instigating the largest mass murder of Native Americans in US History.
Boa Ogoi: Restoring Sacred Land 150 years after the Bear River Massacre

Boa Ogoi: Restoring Sacred Land 150 years after the Bear River Massacre

In 1863 the U.S. Army attacked the Shoshone Tribe instigating the largest mass murder of Native Americans in US History.

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Although the dangers of human and wildlife close encounters are well documented, humans seem unable to resist the temptation to try to get close to, or even touch, wildlife.
Ask an Expert - Smartphones and Wildlife a Bad Combination

Ask an Expert - Smartphones and Wildlife a Bad Combination

Although the dangers of human and wildlife close encounters are well documented, humans seem unable to resist the temptation to try to get close to, or even touch, wildlife.

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Leaders across the west are grappling with how to continue to share a diminishing supply of water from the Colorado River.
Managers Turn to USU Water Experts to Understand Dynamics of a Dwindling Colorado River Supply

Managers Turn to USU Water Experts to Understand Dynamics of a Dwindling Colorado River Supply

Leaders across the west are grappling with how to continue to share a diminishing supply of water from the Colorado River.

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The beaver relocation project, a partnership between Utah State University, the U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, is part habitat restoration and part population growth for the species.
Nature's Engineers: Relocating Beavers for Habitat Restoration

Nature's Engineers: Relocating Beavers for Habitat Restoration

The beaver relocation project, a partnership between Utah State University, the U.S. Forest Service and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, is part habitat restoration and part population growth for the species.

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Dr. John M. Neuhold, professor emeritus of Utah State University’s Quinney College of Natural Resources and first director of the Ecology Center, passed away on June 29, 2020, at the age of 92.
Remembering Dr. John Neuhold

Remembering Dr. John Neuhold

Dr. John M. Neuhold, professor emeritus of Utah State University’s Quinney College of Natural Resources and first director of the Ecology Center, passed away on June 29, 2020, at the age of 92.

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Research on the drying of Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake and the center of the world's most productive fishery, conducted by USU researchers Sara Null and Sapana Lohani is being featured in National Geographic.
Cambodia's Biggest Lake is Running Dry, Taking Forests and Fish With It

Cambodia's Biggest Lake is Running Dry, Taking Forests and Fish With It

Research on the drying of Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia's largest lake and the center of the world's most productive fishery, conducted by USU researchers Sara Null and Sapana Lohani is being featured in National Geographic.

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A recent study found wind and rain are scattering tiny pieces of plastic throughout national parks and wilderness areas in the West — including one unique landscape in Idaho.
Tiny Plastic Particles are Piling Up in Idaho's Wild Places, According to This Study

Tiny Plastic Particles are Piling Up in Idaho's Wild Places, According to This Study

A recent study found wind and rain are scattering tiny pieces of plastic throughout national parks and wilderness areas in the West — including one unique landscape in Idaho.

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A new study by USU Assistant Professor, Trisha Atwood, suggests modern-day megaherbivores could suffer the same fate with unknown consequences for Earth.
Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

A new study by USU Assistant Professor, Trisha Atwood, suggests modern-day megaherbivores could suffer the same fate with unknown consequences for Earth.

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Michelle Baker, associate dean in Utah State University’s College of Science and professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, will serve as the college’s interim dean, beginning January 1, 2021.
Michelle Baker to Serve as Interim Science Dean During 2021 Search

Michelle Baker to Serve as Interim Science Dean During 2021 Search

Michelle Baker, associate dean in Utah State University’s College of Science and professor in the Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, will serve as the college’s interim dean, beginning January 1, 2021.

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In a paper published July 23, 2020 in Science, USU Ecologist Zach Gompert and colleagues describe a supermutation in insects that can help explain large gaps in evolutionary trees.
Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

Sticking Out: USU Genetic Ecologist Uses Genome-Mapping to Reveal 'Supermutation'

In a paper published July 23, 2020 in Science, USU Ecologist Zach Gompert and colleagues describe a supermutation in insects that can help explain large gaps in evolutionary trees.

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Support fellow Aggie researchers by registering for the 2020 ESA Meeting by Thursday, July 23 and participate in live or recorded presentations. Use the hashtag #ESAWatchParty2020 to advertise a talk or to post something on Facebook and Twitter.
Support Aggie Researchers Virtually at the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting

Support Aggie Researchers Virtually at the 2020 ESA Annual Meeting

Support fellow Aggie researchers by registering for the 2020 ESA Meeting by Thursday, July 23 and participate in live or recorded presentations. Use the hashtag #ESAWatchParty2020 to advertise a talk or to post something on Facebook and Twitter.

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Protected areas, like Yellowstone, are invaluable, but are they actually effective at preserving endangered species? And if not, how can future protected areas do better?
Enlisting Private Land Owners in Conservation is Essential to Saving Endangered Species

Enlisting Private Land Owners in Conservation is Essential to Saving Endangered Species

Protected areas, like Yellowstone, are invaluable, but are they actually effective at preserving endangered species? And if not, how can future protected areas do better?

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Creosote bushes produce tufts of fluffy, white fruits. Living nearby are similarly white and fluffy wasps known as thistle-down velvet ants.
True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

True Colors: USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

Creosote bushes produce tufts of fluffy, white fruits. Living nearby are similarly white and fluffy wasps known as thistle-down velvet ants.

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Ecology Graduate Student, Emma Doden, is working to understand the dynamics of beavers translocated to desert rivers for restoration purposes and how they compare to the naturally-occurring resident beavers who are already established.
Beaver in Utah's Desert Rivers

Beaver in Utah's Desert Rivers

Ecology Graduate Student, Emma Doden, is working to understand the dynamics of beavers translocated to desert rivers for restoration purposes and how they compare to the naturally-occurring resident beavers who are already established.

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Extreme heat is a growing hazard to public health, causing greater mortality than other hazards like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in the United States.
All Summer Long: Heat Waves and COVID-19

All Summer Long: Heat Waves and COVID-19

Extreme heat is a growing hazard to public health, causing greater mortality than other hazards like floods, tornadoes and hurricanes in the United States.

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The Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research with USU faculty, one-on-one.
In the Time of COVID Undergrad Researchers Mentors Use Technology Ingenuity and Grit

In the Time of COVID Undergrad Researchers Mentors Use Technology Ingenuity and Grit

The Native American Summer Mentorship Program was created with the express purpose of bringing scholars together to experience hands-on research with USU faculty, one-on-one.

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“There’s no nook or cranny on the surface of the earth that won’t have microplastics,” said USU Ecologist Janice Brahney in a New York Times article highlighting her important research on plastic pollution in the air.
Where's Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.

Where's Airborne Plastic? Everywhere, Scientists Find.

“There’s no nook or cranny on the surface of the earth that won’t have microplastics,” said USU Ecologist Janice Brahney in a New York Times article highlighting her important research on plastic pollution in the air.

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Pando looks like any other apsen forest, but the approximately 47K stems that form its body share a single genome. For the past 10 years, USU ecologist Paul Rogers has studied Pando, and in 2018 he co-authored a study that found it might be dying.
Conservation insights from an enormous aspen clone: Q&A with USU ecologist Paul Rogers

Conservation insights from an enormous aspen clone: Q&A with USU ecologist Paul Rogers

Pando looks like any other apsen forest, but the approximately 47K stems that form its body share a single genome. For the past 10 years, USU ecologist Paul Rogers has studied Pando, and in 2018 he co-authored a study that found it might be dying.

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Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study in PNAS found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right along with the climate.
Warming Climate is Changing Where Birds Breed

Warming Climate is Changing Where Birds Breed

Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study in PNAS found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right along with the climate.

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Wildfires were once an important driver of ecosystem health in western U.S forests, but decades of fire suppression, natural and human-caused disturbances and environmental change have combined to create conditions that favor wildfires.
The Utah Fire Atlas Offers Land Managers a New Tool

The Utah Fire Atlas Offers Land Managers a New Tool

Wildfires were once an important driver of ecosystem health in western U.S forests, but decades of fire suppression, natural and human-caused disturbances and environmental change have combined to create conditions that favor wildfires.

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“Western tanagers pass through Utah’s Cache Valley every spring but sometimes they linger in large numbers before heading to their mountain destinations,” says Utah State University ornithologist Kim Sullivan.
Migrating Birds Bring Color to USU

Migrating Birds Bring Color to USU

“Western tanagers pass through Utah’s Cache Valley every spring but sometimes they linger in large numbers before heading to their mountain destinations,” says Utah State University ornithologist Kim Sullivan.

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The Navajo Nation has been hit hard by the pandemic with more than 4,400 cases and nearly 150 deaths. Among the volunteers who have joined the relief effort are USU Biology and Ecology doctoral students Elizabeth Simpson, Megan Kepas, and Hannah Wilson.
Ecology Grads Help with Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief

Ecology Grads Help with Navajo Nation COVID-19 Relief

The Navajo Nation has been hit hard by the pandemic with more than 4,400 cases and nearly 150 deaths. Among the volunteers who have joined the relief effort are USU Biology and Ecology doctoral students Elizabeth Simpson, Megan Kepas, and Hannah Wilson.

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Trisha Atwood, Bonnie Waring, and Karen Beard received a significant National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of migrating, plant-eating birds on the carbon cycle.
Three Ecology Center Faculty Members Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant

Three Ecology Center Faculty Members Awarded $1.4 Million NSF Grant

Trisha Atwood, Bonnie Waring, and Karen Beard received a significant National Science Foundation grant to study the impact of migrating, plant-eating birds on the carbon cycle.

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USU biologist Joseph Wilson displays the new children's book, 'Bees are the Best,’ he recently published with illustrator Jonny VanOrman. Geared to preschoolers through fourth graders, the book introduces youngsters to bee diversity.
Bees are the Best: USU Biologist Publishes New Children's Book

Bees are the Best: USU Biologist Publishes New Children's Book

USU biologist Joseph Wilson displays the new children's book, 'Bees are the Best,’ he recently published with illustrator Jonny VanOrman. Geared to preschoolers through fourth graders, the book introduces youngsters to bee diversity.

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Two longtime members of Utah State University’s Department of Environment and Society were honored recently by the Society for Range Management (SRM) for their career achievements in rangeland science and management.
Two College of Natural Resources Professors Recognized by the Society for Range Management

Two College of Natural Resources Professors Recognized by the Society for Range Management

Two longtime members of Utah State University’s Department of Environment and Society were honored recently by the Society for Range Management (SRM) for their career achievements in rangeland science and management.

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Why are there so many species of plants? Why do some plants thrive, while others don’t?
Not Falling Far from Tree: USU Ecologist Studies Seed-to-Seed Transitions

Not Falling Far from Tree: USU Ecologist Studies Seed-to-Seed Transitions

Why are there so many species of plants? Why do some plants thrive, while others don’t?

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The Great Salt Lake is facing multiple threats that put ecosystems, economies and species at risk, said Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University professor during a “Canyon Conversations” lecture Saturday morning.
USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is facing multiple threats that put ecosystems, economies and species at risk, said Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University professor during a “Canyon Conversations” lecture Saturday morning.

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Humans are a complex species. Convincing them to do something … like protect themselves from a grizzly attack might seem like a straightforward task.
Using Science to Persuade Hikers to be Bear-Safe in Yellowstone

Using Science to Persuade Hikers to be Bear-Safe in Yellowstone

Humans are a complex species. Convincing them to do something … like protect themselves from a grizzly attack might seem like a straightforward task.

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Researcher Courtney Flint, a natural resources sociologist, will address how understanding the relationship between Utah's lands and personal well being.
Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU's Research Landscapes

Land-use and Personal Wellbeing is Topic for USU's Research Landscapes

Researcher Courtney Flint, a natural resources sociologist, will address how understanding the relationship between Utah's lands and personal well being.

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For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. What causes people to migrate away from their home countries, and what happens when they do?
Understanding Migration Requires Understanding Changing Land Systems

Understanding Migration Requires Understanding Changing Land Systems

For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. What causes people to migrate away from their home countries, and what happens when they do?

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Wolves are charismatic, conspicuous and easy to single out as the top predator affecting populations of elk, deer and other prey animals say Utah State University researchers Michael Kohl and Dan MacNulty.
Fearing Cougars More Than Wolves, Yellowstone Elk Manage Threats From Both

Fearing Cougars More Than Wolves, Yellowstone Elk Manage Threats From Both

Wolves are charismatic, conspicuous and easy to single out as the top predator affecting populations of elk, deer and other prey animals say Utah State University researchers Michael Kohl and Dan MacNulty.

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Ecology Center and Department of Watershed Sciences faculty, Sarah Null, spoke recently with the National Geographic about her research on drought and dams on the Mekong River.
Sarah Null's Research on the Mekong River Featured in the National Geographic

Sarah Null's Research on the Mekong River Featured in the National Geographic

Ecology Center and Department of Watershed Sciences faculty, Sarah Null, spoke recently with the National Geographic about her research on drought and dams on the Mekong River.

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Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant.
USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

USU Ecologist Receives DOE Grant to Study Soil's Role in Carbon Cycle

Utah State University ecologist Bonnie Waring heads one of seven projects chosen nationally by competitive peer review for a U.S. Department of Energy Terrestrial Ecological Sciences grant.

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Utah State University researchers Jennifer Weathered and Edd Hammill report that the impacts of agricultural pesticides on assemblages of aquatic insects varied resulting in distinct ecological winners and losers within aquatic communities.
Biting Backfire: Some Mosquitoes Actually Benefit from Pesticide Application

Biting Backfire: Some Mosquitoes Actually Benefit from Pesticide Application

Utah State University researchers Jennifer Weathered and Edd Hammill report that the impacts of agricultural pesticides on assemblages of aquatic insects varied resulting in distinct ecological winners and losers within aquatic communities.

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American biologist E.O. Wilson supports the biophilia hypothesis – “BET” for short – suggesting humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.
Citizen Scientists: Join USU Ecologists in NSF-funded Biodiversity Study

Citizen Scientists: Join USU Ecologists in NSF-funded Biodiversity Study

American biologist E.O. Wilson supports the biophilia hypothesis – “BET” for short – suggesting humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life.

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This week UPR Science Reporter and Ecology graduate student, Ashely Rohde, took home not one but two first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists - Utah Chapter.
Congrats to UPR Science Reporter & Ecology Graduate Student, Ashley Rohde, for Recognition by The Society of Professional Journalists

Congrats to UPR Science Reporter & Ecology Graduate Student, Ashley Rohde, for Recognition by The Society of Professional Journalists

This week UPR Science Reporter and Ecology graduate student, Ashely Rohde, took home not one but two first place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists - Utah Chapter.

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Jim Lutz and graduate student Sara Germain of the Department of Wildland Resources in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources were featured in a BBC video on the life history of trees.
USU Researchers Featured in BBC Video on Trees in Yosemite

USU Researchers Featured in BBC Video on Trees in Yosemite

Jim Lutz and graduate student Sara Germain of the Department of Wildland Resources in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources were featured in a BBC video on the life history of trees.

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Utah is experiencing an explosion in population and a changing economy. These conditions are transforming the way the state uses water, particularly in the case of urbanization.
Water is Focal Point at USU's Research Landscapes Talk in Salt Lake City

Water is Focal Point at USU's Research Landscapes Talk in Salt Lake City

Utah is experiencing an explosion in population and a changing economy. These conditions are transforming the way the state uses water, particularly in the case of urbanization.

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Jacqueline J. Peña, a recent Ecology master’s alumna, from the Department of Wildland Resources in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, was awarded the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) E. Lucy Braun award for her poster.
USU Alumna Awarded Prestigious ESA E. Lucy Braun Award

USU Alumna Awarded Prestigious ESA E. Lucy Braun Award

Jacqueline J. Peña, a recent Ecology master’s alumna, from the Department of Wildland Resources in the S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, was awarded the 2018 Ecological Society of America (ESA) E. Lucy Braun award for her poster.

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world and, in the struggle for existence, organisms interact with each other and their environment in a myriad of ways. Along that journey, they adapt, or perish, as they’re exposed to peril at every turn.
USU Biologist Zach Gompert Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

USU Biologist Zach Gompert Receives Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

It’s a dog-eat-dog world and, in the struggle for existence, organisms interact with each other and their environment in a myriad of ways. Along that journey, they adapt, or perish, as they’re exposed to peril at every turn.

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Knowledge of the past is crucial for adaptation in the future, and research from an ecologist at Utah State University may help promote better understanding of winter weather anomalies by investigating evidence of historic climate and weather.
Climate History in Tree Rings Builds Understanding of Climate Future

Climate History in Tree Rings Builds Understanding of Climate Future

Knowledge of the past is crucial for adaptation in the future, and research from an ecologist at Utah State University may help promote better understanding of winter weather anomalies by investigating evidence of historic climate and weather.

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For wildfire firefighters, knowing exactly how long it takes for them to reach safety is critical, and new research provides more precise information about the time to cross different terrains and different slopes.
Rachel Hager, Ecology Grad Student and UPR Science Reporter, Reports on More Precise and Accurate Travel Time for Firefighters Crossing Rough Terrain

Rachel Hager, Ecology Grad Student and UPR Science Reporter, Reports on More Precise and Accurate Travel Time for Firefighters Crossing Rough Terrain

For wildfire firefighters, knowing exactly how long it takes for them to reach safety is critical, and new research provides more precise information about the time to cross different terrains and different slopes.

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Up in the mountains near Preston, Idaho and the Oneida Narrows of the Bear River, Professor Joe Wheaton of Utah State University and his students are working to restore a small stream called Station Creek.
Niall Clancy, Ecology Grad Student and UPR Science Reporter, Reports on USU Researchers Using Beavers As Tools In Stream Restoration

Niall Clancy, Ecology Grad Student and UPR Science Reporter, Reports on USU Researchers Using Beavers As Tools In Stream Restoration

Up in the mountains near Preston, Idaho and the Oneida Narrows of the Bear River, Professor Joe Wheaton of Utah State University and his students are working to restore a small stream called Station Creek.

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Utah State University’s Office of Research announced Charles “Chuck” Hawkins as the 2019 recipient of the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.
Charles Hawkins Awarded USU's Most Prestigious Research Accolade

Charles Hawkins Awarded USU's Most Prestigious Research Accolade

Utah State University’s Office of Research announced Charles “Chuck” Hawkins as the 2019 recipient of the D. Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.

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Researchers at the University of Utah recently published a paper describing new technology that will make the development of biofuels from plants more economically feasible.
UPR Science Reporter, Ashley Rohde Reports on New Technique To Extract Fuel From Algae

UPR Science Reporter, Ashley Rohde Reports on New Technique To Extract Fuel From Algae

Researchers at the University of Utah recently published a paper describing new technology that will make the development of biofuels from plants more economically feasible.

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A controlled detonation Sunday night in Juab County lit up the sky with a massive fireball.
UPR Science Reporter, Rachel Hager, Reports on Massive Fireball And Environmental Clean-Up From Controlled Explosion Of Derailed Railcars

UPR Science Reporter, Rachel Hager, Reports on Massive Fireball And Environmental Clean-Up From Controlled Explosion Of Derailed Railcars

A controlled detonation Sunday night in Juab County lit up the sky with a massive fireball.

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Listen as UPR's Niall Clancy visits a unique stream restoration project in southern Idaho. Features Professor Joe Wheaton from the Utah State University Restoration Consortium.
Science Utah Podcast Episode 5: Stream Restoration with Beavers

Science Utah Podcast Episode 5: Stream Restoration with Beavers

Listen as UPR's Niall Clancy visits a unique stream restoration project in southern Idaho. Features Professor Joe Wheaton from the Utah State University Restoration Consortium.

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The warm temperatures of spring are heading our way and the intense heat of the summer is just around the corner. Now, there is new research investigating how we perceive extreme heat and how it can affect us.
UPR Science Reporter, Rachel Hager, Reports on How Socio-Economic Differences In Extreme Heat Risk Perception May Impact Responses

UPR Science Reporter, Rachel Hager, Reports on How Socio-Economic Differences In Extreme Heat Risk Perception May Impact Responses

The warm temperatures of spring are heading our way and the intense heat of the summer is just around the corner. Now, there is new research investigating how we perceive extreme heat and how it can affect us.

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Elk roam the winter range that straddles the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park with little regard for wolves.
Yellowstone Elk Don't Budge for Wolves say Scientists

Yellowstone Elk Don't Budge for Wolves say Scientists

Elk roam the winter range that straddles the northern boundary of Yellowstone National Park with little regard for wolves.

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Born in Sweden in 1814, Anders Ångström was a physicist, solar astronomer and a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy. He was among the first scientists to identify hydrogen in the Sun’s atmosphere and to examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis.
USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Ångström Scale Friday, March 22

USU's Science Unwrapped Explores the Ångström Scale Friday, March 22

Born in Sweden in 1814, Anders Ångström was a physicist, solar astronomer and a pioneer in the field of spectroscopy. He was among the first scientists to identify hydrogen in the Sun’s atmosphere and to examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis.

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When millions of geese descend from the warm winds carrying them north along the Pacific coast to Alaska, they are arriving a bit earlier every year. Shifts in global climate patterns are changing the way migratory birds move around the globe each spring.
The Early Bird Gets the Protein Despite a Changing Climate

The Early Bird Gets the Protein Despite a Changing Climate

When millions of geese descend from the warm winds carrying them north along the Pacific coast to Alaska, they are arriving a bit earlier every year. Shifts in global climate patterns are changing the way migratory birds move around the globe each spring....

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Logan Mayor Holly Daines held a second public hearing at Logan City Hall last night to discuss allowing dogs into Logan City parks for a 12-month trial period.
Science Utah Podcast Episode 4: Dog Poop

Science Utah Podcast Episode 4: Dog Poop

Logan Mayor Holly Daines held a second public hearing at Logan City Hall last night to discuss allowing dogs into Logan City parks for a 12-month trial period.

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Microevolution, or traits varying due to natural selection, is pretty settled in evolutionary science. But macroevolution – the evolution of new species – hasn’t been observed.
UPR Science Reporter, Leslie Forero, Reports on Study That Suggests Microevolution and Macroevolutionary Patterns Seen In Pigeon Lice

UPR Science Reporter, Leslie Forero, Reports on Study That Suggests Microevolution and Macroevolutionary Patterns Seen In Pigeon Lice

Microevolution, or traits varying due to natural selection, is pretty settled in evolutionary science. But macroevolution – the evolution of new species – hasn’t been observed.

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Heat waves are more dangerous than tornadoes, statistically. They kill more people than sharks, and put more human lives at risk than blizzards, floods or lightning storms.
Focusing the Heat: Extreme Weather Risk Perception in the United States

Focusing the Heat: Extreme Weather Risk Perception in the United States

Heat waves are more dangerous than tornadoes, statistically. They kill more people than sharks, and put more human lives at risk than blizzards, floods or lightning storms.

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The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.
Science Utah Podcast Episode 3: The Endangered Species Act

Science Utah Podcast Episode 3: The Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.

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While most individuals are unaware of how food gets from farm to table, Dr. Kynda Curtis, a professor and extension specialist in applied economics at Utah State University, is all too familiar with the process.
Extension Specialist Awarded For Research On Behalf Of Small Farmers

Extension Specialist Awarded For Research On Behalf Of Small Farmers

While most individuals are unaware of how food gets from farm to table, Dr. Kynda Curtis, a professor and extension specialist in applied economics at Utah State University, is all too familiar with the process.

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Bear Lake is also home to several species of fish found nowhere else in the world.
Drought Linked to Declines of Unique Bear Lake Fish

Drought Linked to Declines of Unique Bear Lake Fish

Bear Lake is also home to several species of fish found nowhere else in the world.

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New research suggests that social and economic impacts of wildfire are becoming more complex. Liana Prudencio is a PhD student in Watershed Sciences and the Climate Adaption Science program at Utah State University.
Complex Economic And Socio-Political Challenges Of Wildfires In The Intermountain West

Complex Economic And Socio-Political Challenges Of Wildfires In The Intermountain West

New research suggests that social and economic impacts of wildfire are becoming more complex. Liana Prudencio is a PhD student in Watershed Sciences and the Climate Adaption Science program at Utah State University.

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This episode of Science Utah features stories from UPR's Riana Gayle and Niall Clancy. Tune in to hear about northern Utah's Bear Lake, its fishes, and what's being done to conserve them.
Science Utah Podcast Episode 2: Fishes of Bear Lake

Science Utah Podcast Episode 2: Fishes of Bear Lake

This episode of Science Utah features stories from UPR's Riana Gayle and Niall Clancy. Tune in to hear about northern Utah's Bear Lake, its fishes, and what's being done to conserve them.

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USU AggieAir At Forefront Of DroneDrones may be the future of convenience and delivery, but there are still many challenges when it comes to using them in urban environments.
USU AggieAir At Forefront Of Drone Technology

USU AggieAir At Forefront Of Drone Technology

USU AggieAir At Forefront Of DroneDrones may be the future of convenience and delivery, but there are still many challenges when it comes to using them in urban environments.

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In six well-regarded hydrology and water resources journals published in 2017, the estimated percentage of studies whose results could be fully reproduced was only between 0.06 and 6.8 percent.
Aiming for Gold: Improving Reproducibility in Hydrology Studies

Aiming for Gold: Improving Reproducibility in Hydrology Studies

In six well-regarded hydrology and water resources journals published in 2017, the estimated percentage of studies whose results could be fully reproduced was only between 0.06 and 6.8 percent.

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Coal is big in Utah. It's our state rock and according to the US Energy Information Administration, it represents one-third of our state's total energy production.
Burning Fossil Fuels Reduces Diversity In Wet Regions, Study Suggests

Burning Fossil Fuels Reduces Diversity In Wet Regions, Study Suggests

Coal is big in Utah. It's our state rock and according to the US Energy Information Administration, it represents one-third of our state's total energy production.

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For Science Utah's inaugural podcast episode, reporters Ashley Rhode and Rachel Hager join producer Niall Clancy for a discussion about Utah's state insect.
Science Utah Podcast Episode 1: Bee Ranchers

Science Utah Podcast Episode 1: Bee Ranchers

For Science Utah's inaugural podcast episode, reporters Ashley Rhode and Rachel Hager join producer Niall Clancy for a discussion about Utah's state insect.

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Join UPR for a new podcast - Science Utah! Each episode features stories and commentary by UPR's science reporters on subjects like bees, air quality, or even dog poop.
Science Utah: UPR Announces New Podcast

Science Utah: UPR Announces New Podcast

Join UPR for a new podcast - Science Utah! Each episode features stories and commentary by UPR's science reporters on subjects like bees, air quality, or even dog poop.

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The second USU Research Landscapes event will be held on June 18, and will feature research about Utah's water usage by Department of Biology Professor Michelle Baker.
USU Launches New Research Series on Land, Water and Air

USU Launches New Research Series on Land, Water and Air

The second USU Research Landscapes event will be held on June 18, and will feature research about Utah's water usage by Department of Biology Professor Michelle Baker.

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Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says Utah State University physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99).
Created at USU, 'The Crossroads Project' Unlocks People's Thinking

Created at USU, 'The Crossroads Project' Unlocks People's Thinking

Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says Utah State University physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99).

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A new scientific book, commissioned by the British Ecological Society and published by Cambridge University Press, provides the first comprehensive and rigorous review of the rewilding concept.
Cheetahs around Cheyenne? New Book Reviews the Rewilding Concept in Ecology

Cheetahs around Cheyenne? New Book Reviews the Rewilding Concept in Ecology

A new scientific book, commissioned by the British Ecological Society and published by Cambridge University Press, provides the first comprehensive and rigorous review of the rewilding concept.

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Before humans knew they existed, tiny microbes were hard at work in helpful and sometimes not-so-helpful ways. “Microscopic organisms have influenced major historical events,” says Utah State University biologist Bonnie Waring.
Can Microbes Change History?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25

Can Microbes Change History?' Asks Science Unwrapped Friday, Jan. 25

Before humans knew they existed, tiny microbes were hard at work in helpful and sometimes not-so-helpful ways. “Microscopic organisms have influenced major historical events,” says Utah State University biologist Bonnie Waring.

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Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends?
USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends?

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You would think that scientists would know how many species occur in an area, especially one as well-populated as Cache County.
Two New Wildflower Species Discovered in Logan Canyon

Two New Wildflower Species Discovered in Logan Canyon

You would think that scientists would know how many species occur in an area, especially one as well-populated as Cache County.

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What does your favorite wild animal, a wildebeest, a wolf, and a sea otter have in common? Among many similarities, these and other wild animals affect the carbon cycle.
Animals, the Keepers of Natural Climate Change Solutions?

Animals, the Keepers of Natural Climate Change Solutions?

What does your favorite wild animal, a wildebeest, a wolf, and a sea otter have in common? Among many similarities, these and other wild animals affect the carbon cycle.

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How do you tackle a wicked problem like climate change? The truth is there are no easy answers.
USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change

USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change

How do you tackle a wicked problem like climate change? The truth is there are no easy answers.

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A weave of Utah State University international relationships has led to worldwide forest ecology research, the establishment of a consortium, and hopefully a better understanding of one of the world’s oldest and largest single organisms.
Global Research Exchanges Benefit Utah Aspen

Global Research Exchanges Benefit Utah Aspen

A weave of Utah State University international relationships has led to worldwide forest ecology research, the establishment of a consortium, and hopefully a better understanding of one of the world’s oldest and largest single organisms.

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Roaming with bison in Custer, South Dakota or gawking at drop-dead vistas from Dead Horse Point, Utah … state parks in the United States offer spectacular scenery and seemingly endless acres of recreation opportunities.
A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks

A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks

Roaming with bison in Custer, South Dakota or gawking at drop-dead vistas from Dead Horse Point, Utah … state parks in the United States offer spectacular scenery and seemingly endless acres of recreation opportunities.

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The New York Times published a summary of research by Peter Howe, assistant professor in the Environment and Society Department at Utah State University, and his colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where we agree and where we don't

Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where we agree and where we don't

The New York Times published a summary of research by Peter Howe, assistant professor in the Environment and Society Department at Utah State University, and his colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

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Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018.
USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018.

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Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show continuing deterioration of this 'forest of one tree.'
First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats

First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats

Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show continuing deterioration of this 'forest of one tree.'

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Joanna Endter-Wada and Karin Kettenring contributed a guest editorial to the October edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on the value of wetlands to mitigate weather catastrophes.
Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People

Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People

Joanna Endter-Wada and Karin Kettenring contributed a guest editorial to the October edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on the value of wetlands to mitigate weather catastrophes.

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Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says USU Physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99).
The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking

The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking

Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says USU Physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99).