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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's 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's 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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A recent study by Matt Joeckel, Conservation and Survey Division director, and his colleagues had them tripping over dinosaur bones to map the ancient soils of a famed geological formation in Utah. Why? The soils give clues to what ancient environments were like.

The soils the dinosaurs walked on

A recent study by Matt Joeckel, Conservation and Survey Division director, and his colleagues had them tripping over dinosaur bones to map the ancient soils of a famed geological formation in Utah. Why? The soils give clues to what ancient environments were like.  (11/7/2017)
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 A team of researchers, including two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have developed and proposed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought.  This novel approach to thinking about drought may help decision makers better prevent and respond to drought impacts.

Redefining drought could lead to better preparation

A team of researchers, including two from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, have developed and proposed a new definition of drought that integrates ecological, climatic, hydrological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions of drought. This novel approach to thinking about drought may help decision makers better prevent and respond to drought impacts.  (11/1/2017)
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 A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy drones in search of improved crop irrigation efficiency. The funding provided by the half million-dollar grant will be used to explore using new aerial robotic technologies to help farmers make informed decisions about managing their complex center pivot irrigation systems.

Drones are buzzing toward increased crop production

A new research project funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to deploy drones in search of improved crop irrigation efficiency. The funding provided by the half million-dollar grant will be used to explore using new aerial robotic technologies to help farmers make informed decisions about managing their complex center pivot irrigation systems.  (10/24/2017)
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Nebraska scholars have provided a novel approach for state water resource managers or city planners to estimate future consumptive water use - water that is not recycled - in residential areas in cities and small towns.

Husker research flows to help state's water management plan

Nebraska scholars have provided a novel approach for state water resource managers or city planners to estimate future consumptive water use - water that is not recycled - in residential areas in cities and small towns.  (9/29/2017)
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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.  (9/27/2017)
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A nearly $300,000 National Science Foundation grant will help Jenny Dauer, SNR science literacy professor, develop assessments and hone a foundational science course that focuses on teaching students science and decision-making skills.

Dauer earns NSF grant to assess science and decision-making course

A nearly $300,000 National Science Foundation grant will help Jenny Dauer, SNR science literacy professor, develop assessments and hone a foundational science course that focuses on teaching students science and decision-making skills.  (8/30/2017)
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With one of the first grants from a new collaboration-intensive National Science Foundation program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists from the School of Natural Resources will lead efforts to develop a highly interdisciplinary approach for managing rapid change in the Arctic.

Husker scientists aim to boost Arctic's resilience

With one of the first grants from a new collaboration-intensive National Science Foundation program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists from the School of Natural Resources will lead efforts to develop a highly interdisciplinary approach for managing rapid change in the Arctic.  (8/30/2017)
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The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award to launch an interdisciplinary graduate training program focused on understanding resilience and vulnerability in agricultural landscapes. The new training program will be led by Craig Allen, a research professor with SNR and director of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

NSF grant to boost graduate education in ag resilience

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has earned a five-year, $3 million National Science Foundation Research Traineeship award to launch an interdisciplinary graduate training program focused on understanding resilience and vulnerability in agricultural landscapes. The new training program will be led by Craig Allen, a research professor with SNR and director of the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.  (8/7/2017)
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Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.

Warning system gets the early drop on drought

Agricultural crops can wither in a flash when the days turn hot, the air dries, the rain stops and moisture evaporates quickly from the soil. A new early warning system developed by two nationally recognized centers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with the U.S. Geological Survey, can help alert stakeholders as drought begins.  (7/12/2017)
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Six University of Nebraska researchers, including SNR's Mark Burbach, will join colleagues from three other institutions to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.

Nebraska researchers join national team studying psychology of water use

Six University of Nebraska researchers, including SNR's Mark Burbach, will join colleagues from three other institutions to develop a model for engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure adequate supplies of good-quality water both for and from agriculture.  (5/24/2017)
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A Lincoln-based startup company that specializes in innovative, research-based ways of removing industrial solvents and petroleum-based pollutants from groundwater is taking off. AirLift Environmental is an outgrowth of scientific research, including by Steve Comfort, SNR soil and water chemist.

Airlift Environmental building innovative technology for groundwater cleanup

A Lincoln-based startup company that specializes in innovative, research-based ways of removing industrial solvents and petroleum-based pollutants from groundwater is taking off. AirLift Environmental is an outgrowth of scientific research, including by Steve Comfort, SNR soil and water chemist.  (5/9/2017)
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A grant awarded to a group of 10 Natural Resources Districts and Conservation and Survey Division at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will fund the creation of a cloud-based software program, Nebraska GeoCloud, that will make available all airborne electromagnetic survey data for Nebraska.

Grant will fund creation of cloud-based program for survey data

A grant awarded to a group of 10 Natural Resources Districts and Conservation and Survey Division at University of Nebraska-Lincoln will fund the creation of a cloud-based software program, Nebraska GeoCloud, that will make available all airborne electromagnetic survey data for Nebraska.  (5/9/2017)
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A new program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide the state's science teachers new approaches to teaching about water.

Program will help state's science teachers with water system literacy

A new program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will provide the state's science teachers new approaches to teaching about water.  (3/30/2017)
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Researchers at nine universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the completion of a six-year, $5 million program that reinvented the way climate scientists connect with farmers.

U2U program wrapping up, brought climate tools to farmers

Researchers at nine universities, including University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are celebrating the completion of a six-year, $5 million program that reinvented the way climate scientists connect with farmers.  (3/14/2017)
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