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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

$11.6 M

Grants in 2020

306

Publications
in 2019

46 Countries

Global Impact

Research News

The journal Rangeland and Ecological Management recently published an article by Tonya Haigh detailing the results of a survey of ranchers. She led a team that surveyed a collection of Northern Plains ranchers who endured a 2016 flash drought that significantly altered forage production in the area.

Decisions, decisions -- study shows ranchers with drought plans in place make some pivotal moves sooner than those who don't

The journal Rangeland and Ecological Management recently published an article by Tonya Haigh detailing the results of a survey of ranchers. She led a team that surveyed a collection of Northern Plains ranchers who endured a 2016 flash drought that significantly altered forage production in the area. (12/21/2020)
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Re-analyzing the microscopic gut contents of a mummy buried in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas has revealed the extreme pressure that built up in the colon, which swelled to six times its normal diameter in response to a parasite-carried disease. The case study, along with two others, is detailed in a forthcoming book chapter authored by Nebraska

Mummy GI tracts yield evidence of early hospice care

Re-analyzing the microscopic gut contents of a mummy buried in the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas has revealed the extreme pressure that built up in the colon, which swelled to six times its normal diameter in response to a parasite-carried disease. The case study, along with two others, is detailed in a forthcoming book chapter authored by Nebraska's Karl Reinhard and his colleagues.  (12/9/2020)
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The three-year project is expected to result in a new online collection of educational materials, including a fifth-grade curriculum and activity book; Platte Basin Timelapse short films and multimedia stories; a public-consumption Guide to Nebraska Wetlands; and an online wetland ESRI StoryMap

NGPC partners with PBT project, others to boost wetland resources

The three-year project is expected to result in a new online collection of educational materials, including a fifth-grade curriculum and activity book; Platte Basin Timelapse short films and multimedia stories; a public-consumption Guide to Nebraska Wetlands; and an online wetland ESRI StoryMap (11/13/2020)
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