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When one sits down to talk about water and ecosystem resiliency with Steve Thomas, river and stream ecologist with the School of Natural Resources, the conversation quickly meanders just like the streams he studies.

Resilience doesn’t mean stagnant

When one sits down to talk about water and ecosystem resiliency with Steve Thomas, river and stream ecologist with the School of Natural Resources, the conversation quickly meanders just like the streams he studies. (7/5/2019)
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Caleb Roberts, Craig Allen and Dirac Twidwell have found evidence that multiple ecosystems in the U.S. Great Plains have moved substantially northward during the past 50 years.

Analysis finds U.S. ecosystems shifting hundreds of miles north

Caleb Roberts, Craig Allen and Dirac Twidwell have found evidence that multiple ecosystems in the U.S. Great Plains have moved substantially northward during the past 50 years.  (7/1/2019)
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Researchers with the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, based at the School of Natural Resources, are surveying anglers at Standing Bear, Prairie Queen, Lake Halleck, and Schwer Pond waterbodies between April 1 and Oct. 31.

Researchers to survey anglers at Omaha lakes

Researchers with the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, based at the School of Natural Resources, are surveying anglers at Standing Bear, Prairie Queen, Lake Halleck, and Schwer Pond waterbodies between April 1 and Oct. 31.  (4/10/2019)
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Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal <em>Ecological Applications</em>.

Local extinction of SoCal mountain lions possible within 50 years

Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications.  (3/20/2019)
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Eric North created two new formulas that lay the groundwork for answering when a tree has lived its best life. If his study results are replicated and implemented, it would give cities an opportunity for economic gain while also giving the tree a second life as usable lumber.

Bigger, Faster, Weaker? When tree growth is more than just size

Eric North created two new formulas that lay the groundwork for answering when a tree has lived its best life. If his study results are replicated and implemented, it would give cities an opportunity for economic gain while also giving the tree a second life as usable lumber.  (3/12/2019)
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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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