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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

Rezual Mahmood examining data

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 Areas

Research centers

Martha Shulski lecturing

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 Teams

Carbon Science and Modeling Program

Our faculty and staff know two heads are better than one. It’s why they build teams dedicated to tackling specific, scientific questions related to the natural resources in Nebraska, North American and beyond.

Our Research Teams

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Grants in 2020

292

Publications
in 2019

46 Countries

Global Impact

Research News

Together, the Nebraska Indian Community College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources team will explore how the floods reshaped the Missouri River and the ecological makeup around the three NICC campuses.

Shulski to partner with Nebraska Indian Community College to study ecological impacts of 2019 floods

Together, the Nebraska Indian Community College and University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources team will explore how the floods reshaped the Missouri River and the ecological makeup around the three NICC campuses.  (6/24/2020)
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Jamilynn Poletto, fish physiologist and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Natural Resources, is improving human health through her studies of fish health.

Fish ecology: A true ‘canary in a coal mine’ for human health

Jamilynn Poletto, fish physiologist and assistant professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Natural Resources, is improving human health through her studies of fish health.  (6/24/2020)
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Findings from Nebraska

Study finds effects of weather, time on wildlife sightings

Findings from Nebraska's Anastasia Madsen and colleagues could help improve population estimates of elusive and endangered species. (5/27/2020)
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