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Pollen grains and an electron microscope helped Husker researchers identify what Vittoria della Rovere took to ease her discomfort in her dying hours.

Written in pollen: Study reveals deathbed detail of 17th-century duchess

Pollen grains and an electron microscope helped Husker researchers identify what Vittoria della Rovere took to ease her discomfort in her dying hours. (9/12/2018)
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Assistant professor Jamilynn Poletto and two of her graduate students built the The Fish Conservation Behavior and Physiology Lab from the ground up in an old red brick building on East Campus. "There was literally nothing in here," Poletto said.

New laboratory key to fish research at Nebraska

Assistant professor Jamilynn Poletto and two of her graduate students built the The Fish Conservation Behavior and Physiology Lab from the ground up in an old red brick building on East Campus. "There was literally nothing in here," Poletto said.  (8/28/2018)
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John Benson, a Nebraska ecologist who primarily studies land-based predators, helped reel in data to derive a first-of-its-kind estimate of annual survival among young white sharks.

Researchers net crucial estimate of white shark survival

John Benson, a Nebraska ecologist who primarily studies land-based predators, helped reel in data to derive a first-of-its-kind estimate of annual survival among young white sharks. (7/23/2018)
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He carries with him rancid chicken necks, a bottle of fox urine and a jar of gland lure, so it’s best to stay upwind of Kyle Dougherty

Urban foxes: Reports spike in Lincoln as researchers trap, study the sly animals

He carries with him rancid chicken necks, a bottle of fox urine and a jar of gland lure, so it’s best to stay upwind of Kyle Dougherty (5/29/2018)
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A new study led by  Mark Kaemingk is helping advance understanding of how local water-management decisions impact anglers and can add unintended resource stressors on regional waterways.

Study angles for new tactics for fishing, water management

A new study led by Mark Kaemingk is helping advance understanding of how local water-management decisions impact anglers and can add unintended resource stressors on regional waterways. (5/22/2018)
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"What can scientists studying white sharks learn from an expert on mountain lions? As it turns out, quite a lot," writes the Monterey bay Aquarium about research recent published on great white shark survival rates. John Benson, assistant professor with SNR, used his knowledge of estimating survival rates of predators on land to conduct research and estimate survival rates of the great white sharks off the coast of California.

New insights to help young white sharks survive

"What can scientists studying white sharks learn from an expert on mountain lions? As it turns out, quite a lot," writes the Monterey bay Aquarium about research recent published on great white shark survival rates. John Benson, assistant professor with SNR, used his knowledge of estimating survival rates of predators on land to conduct research and estimate survival rates of the great white sharks off the coast of California. (5/9/2018)
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The invasive spread of eastern redcedar across Nebraska will continue as long as policy is mismatched with known science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found. Without resolving the disconnect, grasslands will keep transitioning into cedar woodlands.

Focus policy to better control redcedar invasion

The invasive spread of eastern redcedar across Nebraska will continue as long as policy is mismatched with known science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found. Without resolving the disconnect, grasslands will keep transitioning into cedar woodlands. (3/27/2018)
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A new dog-faced bat species discovered in Panama has been named after Patricia Freeman, who devoted her career to studying bats. Freeman is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources.

'Wicked cool': New bat species named after Freeman

A new dog-faced bat species discovered in Panama has been named after Patricia Freeman, who devoted her career to studying bats. Freeman is a professor emeritus at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources. (3/13/2018)
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John Benson, vertebrate ecologist, has researched everything from moose in Canada to great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean to cougars in Florida. He joined the School of Natural Resources in January 2017 where he will continue his divergent research.

Benson: Studying animals is a career

John Benson, vertebrate ecologist, has researched everything from moose in Canada to great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean to cougars in Florida. He joined the School of Natural Resources in January 2017 where he will continue his divergent research. (3/13/2018)
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Endangered whooping cranes are migrating earlier in the spring and later in the fall in association with recorded higher average temperatures, according to a newly published study by two researchers with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Climate change affecting whooping cranes' migration patterns

Endangered whooping cranes are migrating earlier in the spring and later in the fall in association with recorded higher average temperatures, according to a newly published study by two researchers with the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. (3/8/2018)
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Sixty mule deer does are carrying GPS monitoring devices for a new research study designed to aid in the management of mule deer populations in high and low density areas of Nebraska.

Mule deer in southwest Nebraska receive monitoring devices

Sixty mule deer does are carrying GPS monitoring devices for a new research study designed to aid in the management of mule deer populations in high and low density areas of Nebraska. (2/21/2018)
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Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are asking whether predicted increased temperatures across the Great Plains will influence the survival of the native, game bird species, the Sharp-tailed grouse. In a new study by SNR researchers, the answer appears to be: Yes, it is likely.

Sharp-tailed grouse lose nesting space under projected climate conditions

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln are asking whether predicted increased temperatures across the Great Plains will influence the survival of the native, game bird species, the Sharp-tailed grouse. In a new study by SNR researchers, the answer appears to be: Yes, it is likely. (2/13/2018)
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A new web-based application by the Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit allows Nebraska wildlife managers to virtually manipulate land cover in a region to see how pheasants would be affected. The app is open-source and can be altered for any variable with a relation to land cover.

Pheasant-management app has potential to propel other research

A new web-based application by the Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit allows Nebraska wildlife managers to virtually manipulate land cover in a region to see how pheasants would be affected. The app is open-source and can be altered for any variable with a relation to land cover. (1/16/2018)
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Some of the best places to generate wind energy in Nebraska are also home to many species of grassland birds. New research offers a better understanding of how one prairie bird responds to wind turbines.

Greater Prairie-Chicken Nesting Not Affected Much by Wind Turbines

Some of the best places to generate wind energy in Nebraska are also home to many species of grassland birds. New research offers a better understanding of how one prairie bird responds to wind turbines. (11/9/2017)
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