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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

$14.7 M

Grants in 2019

278

Publications
in 2018

46 Countries

Global Impact

Research News

The National Science Foundation funded a five-year project to develop a new FEW-Nexus network focused on education and education research that is headed by Cory Forbes, associate professor of science learning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources.

SNR's Forbes leads development of NCR on Food, Energy and Water Education

The National Science Foundation funded a five-year project to develop a new FEW-Nexus network focused on education and education research that is headed by Cory Forbes, associate professor of science learning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Natural Resources.  (4/7/2020)
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The National Drought Mitigation Center and Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies have helped launch first-of-their-kind global drought-monitoring and forecast products utilizing NASA satellite observations.

Drought center, CALMIT help launch drought-monitoring, forecast tools

The National Drought Mitigation Center and Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies have helped launch first-of-their-kind global drought-monitoring and forecast products utilizing NASA satellite observations. (4/3/2020)
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