Research Centers

Housed under the School of Natural Resources, our subsidiary centers and units function as interdisciplinary groups that generate a variety of data relevant to their unique research goals.

Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies (CALMIT)

A center-of-excellence for education and research, the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies focuses on

  1. Remote Sensing
  2. Geographic Information Systems
  3. Global Positioning Systems

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Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes (CRAWL)

The Center for Resilience in Agricultural Working Landscapes (CRAWL) unifies expertise in agriculture with expertise in resilience, and focuses on approaches to measure and foster resilience in working landscapes. Our approach is a landscape approach; many other individuals and centers focus on agricultural productivity at the individual plant or animal scale, or on field scale production. We are interested in maintaining productivity of heterogeneous agricultural landscapes in the face of rapid social, economic and ecological change.

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Conservation and Survey Division

The Conservation and Survey Division, the natural resource survey component of the School of Natural Resources, is a unique, multi-disciplinary research, service and data-collection organization established by state statute in 1921. The Division's mission is to investigate and record information about Nebraska's geologic history, its rock and mineral resources, the quantity and quality of its water resources, land cover and other aspects of its geography, as well as the nature, distribution and uses of its soils.

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Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem
Studies Unit (GP-CESU)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosts the Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, a network of 12 federal agencies and 20 academic institutions and one NGO. The Great Plains-CESU encompasses a broad geographical portion of the Great Plains and offers an outstanding group of scientists in grasslands, ecosystems studies, and natural and cultural resources management for collaborative research, technical assistance and educational opportunities.

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High Plains Regional Climate Center

Seeking to increase the use and availability of climate data in the High Plains region, the High Plains Regional Climate Center works closely with scientists from other regional and federal climate centers to develop and implement services and programs that provide a regional structure for climate applications.

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Nebraska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife
Research Unit

The mission of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Program is to

  1. Train graduate students for professional careers in natural resource research and management
  2. Conduct research that will create new information useful for management of natural resources
  3. Provide technical assistance to cooperators

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National Drought Mitigation Center

The National Drought Mitigation Center helps people and institutions develop and implement measures to reduce societal vulnerability to drought by stressing preparedness and risk management rather than crisis management.

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Nebraska State Climate Office

The Nebraska State Climate Office is an organization dedicated to delivering science-based climate services at the local and state level. Our focus is on weather and climate monitoring, climate services, and stakeholder engagement. Our operations include the Nebraska Mesonet, a state-wide weather observation network with nearly 70 locations across Nebraska assessing local conditions.

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Platte Basin Timelapse

The Platte Basin Timelapse project tells stories of the Platte River basin using innovative multimedia content. The long-term documentary project uses more than 60 time-lapse camera systems placed throughout the 90,000 square-mile basin, from its headwaters in the Colorado Rockies to the river’s confluence with the Missouri River on Nebraska’s eastern border.

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