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NRT students create open-access materials about resilience

NRT students create open-access materials about resilience

University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate students recently formed the Council of Resilience Education to equip the public with information and strategies for tackling harmful environmental changes through education resources, including games.  2/13/2020
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 Researchers testing floating wetlands ability to survive winter

Researchers testing floating wetlands ability to survive winter

Alexa Davis, graduate student with the School of Natural Resources, is testing whether living, floating treatment wetlands can survive a Nebraska winter. If they do, it could have long-term, positive implications for Midwestern states trying to reduce nutrient runoff. Continue reading…   1/16/2020
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Study allows Husker to hang with bats

Study allows Husker to hang with bats

To many people, the spooky sight of a bat flying across a moonlit sky is a sign of Halloween.  10/31/2019
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 Malaria bird project a finalist in crowdfunding competition

Malaria bird project a finalist in crowdfunding competition

Ian Hoppe, an SNR grad student, is a finalist in a crowdfunding competition at Experiment.com through July 3 for his project researching bird behavior and their exposure to parasites. If he earns the most financial backers by June 24, he'll get a $1,000 boost from the Wildlife Disease Association.   6/12/2019
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 Grad spotlight: Katharine Hogan is growing roots in Nebraska

Grad spotlight: Katharine Hogan is growing roots in Nebraska

Meet Katharine Hogan, a doctoral student studying plant community ecology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln  5/9/2019
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 National park podcast features Willemssens, tiger beetle research

National park podcast features Willemssens, tiger beetle research

If you’re one of the 4.1 million guests to drive through Yellowstone National Park this year, you may just hear a familiar voice on the radio. Kelly Willemssens, of SNR, is featured in a podcast airing about one of the park’s tiniest and most valuable creatures: the wetsalts tiger beetle.   3/12/2019
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NRT program featured in Nebraska’s annual research report

NRT program featured in Nebraska’s annual research report

Nebraska’s National Research Traineeship director Craig Allen and the research of NRT student Daniel Rico figured prominently in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s annual research report. The program is based at the School of Natural Resources.   12/4/2018
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To Hold a Beautiful, Burning Snake

To Hold a Beautiful, Burning Snake

They said the Thompson Ridge wildfire was a good fire. A dead aspen, black and brown sheaves of bark sloughing off in the droughty summer, fell into a power line and ignited.  11/14/2018
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Master's student heads to Meteo-France

Starting in November 2018, National Drought Mitigation Center graduate research assistant Tony Mucia will be looking at remote-sensing data from a new vantage point on Earth.   11/7/2018
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 Urban foxes: Reports spike in Lincoln as researchers trap, study the sly animals

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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Investigating Hydraulic Conductivity Transience in Sandy Rivers

Investigating Hydraulic Conductivity Transience in Sandy Rivers

Drone imagery was used to monitor changes in stream geomorphology over time. This research project investigated processes responsible for hydraulic conductivity transience in sandy rivers.  1/1/2018
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Fiber-optic Technique Senses Groundwater Discharge into Surface Water

Fiber-optic Technique Senses Groundwater Discharge into Surface Water

Assembled fiber-optic distributed temperature sensor (FO-DTS) on Gudmundsen Sandhills Research Laboratory. FO-DTS is a technique that uses fiber-optic cable deployed on a streambed to sense groundwater discharge into surface water.  1/1/2018
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