Research

Our research inquiry is dedicated to scientific discovery, creativity and perseverance so we can help address major environmental issues facing our planet. Our research leads to knowledge about our earth and its resources; to natural disaster risk reduction; to the prevention of endangered species extinction; to climate solutions.

We turn our research into innovative, accessible and science-based information people can use — conservation reports; web-based tools; interactive maps; inventions; and more — because if our science isn’t useable, what’s the point? It’s science that informs policy and helps shape our world.

Areas of research

From groundwater to climate, from fisheries to forests, our faculty are building a scientific understanding of our natural world. Their discoveries affect practitioners, influencers and policy decisions.

Our Research Projects

Research centers

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Our faculty and staff work with an extensive list of partners from outside of the university, including state and federal agencies, public groups and nonprofit organizations, to identify, inform and solve real-world problems.

Our Research Centers

Research News

A National Science Foundation grant will help University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers study how severe storms are formed in the Great Plains so they can better predict when storms will form, how destructive they will be, and if there is a chance of tornadoes or flash flooding.

Hu lands NSF grant to study severe storms, predict potential damage

A National Science Foundation grant will help University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers study how severe storms are formed in the Great Plains so they can better predict when storms will form, how destructive they will be, and if there is a chance of tornadoes or flash flooding.  (8/20/2019)
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Eight University of Nebraska partners, including the Nebraska State Climate Office, recently were awarded a Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant worth about $145,000 to examine the human health and socio-economic effects of extreme weather and climate-related events

Grant to bridge climate change and human health effects

Eight University of Nebraska partners, including the Nebraska State Climate Office, recently were awarded a Collaboration Initiative Seed Grant worth about $145,000 to examine the human health and socio-economic effects of extreme weather and climate-related events (8/20/2019)
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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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