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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

$3.7 M

Grants in 2020

292

Publications
in 2019

46 Countries

Global Impact

Research News

A multi-campus collaboration among University of Nebraska system faculty, including four Husker researchers, has discovered antibiotics used in human treatment in two Nebraska agricultural water systems.

Team detects antibiotics in Nebraska watersheds

A multi-campus collaboration among University of Nebraska system faculty, including four Husker researchers, has discovered antibiotics used in human treatment in two Nebraska agricultural water systems. (9/8/2020)
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Specimens on lower Missouri living 3x shorter, producing 10x fewer eggs than upriver counterparts

Downstream effects: Sturgeon lifespan, fertility vary strikingly with river conditions

Specimens on lower Missouri living 3x shorter, producing 10x fewer eggs than upriver counterparts (8/24/2020)
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Rezaul Mahmood, Director of the High Plains Regional Climate Center, and a team of researchers recently published a paper featuring a series of specific atmospheric changes measured across the Commonwealth of Kentucky during the 2017 total solar eclipse.

SNR’s Mahmood leads study of 2017 eclipse effects on atmospheric conditions

Rezaul Mahmood, Director of the High Plains Regional Climate Center, and a team of researchers recently published a paper featuring a series of specific atmospheric changes measured across the Commonwealth of Kentucky during the 2017 total solar eclipse. (8/10/2020)
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