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USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

USU Bee Surveys in Newest National Park Could Aid Studies Elsewhere

01/17/2019

Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? In the Jan. 17, 2019, online edition of PLOS One, Utah State University and USDA researchers report findings about pollinator biodiversity in Califo...

Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

Scott Jones Named Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America

01/08/2019

Utah State University soil science Professor Scott Jones was named a fellow of the Soil Science Society of America during the organization’s annual conference in early January. Only a fraction (0.3 percent) of the society’s active and emeritus members may...

Two New Wildflower Species Discovered in Logan Canyon

Two New Wildflower Species Discovered in Logan Canyon

12/21/2018

You would think that scientists would know how many species occur in an area, especially one as well-populated as Cache County. But scientists at Utah State University just discovered two new species of wildflowers that only occur near Logan – and they th...

Animals, the Keepers of Natural Climate Change Solutions?

Animals, the Keepers of Natural Climate Change Solutions?

12/10/2018

What does your favorite wild animal, a wildebeest, a wolf, and a sea otter have in common? Among many similarities, these and other wild animals affect the carbon cycle. And in case you need another reason to appreciate wild animals more, scientists sugge...

USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change

USU Grad Students Gain Cross-Disciplinary Skills to Tackle Climate Change

12/05/2018

How do you tackle a wicked problem like climate change? This hot-button issue involves a complex web of tenacious public opinion, volatile political environments, variable economics, intricate natural systems and time frames much longer than most folk’s a...

Global Research Exchanges Benefit Utah Aspen

Global Research Exchanges Benefit Utah Aspen

11/29/2018

A weave of Utah State University international relationships has led to worldwide forest ecology research, the establishment of a consortium, and hopefully a better understanding of one of the world’s oldest and largest single organisms.

A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks

A Finger on the Pulse of U.S. State Parks

11/28/2018

Roaming with bison in Custer, South Dakota or gawking at drop-dead vistas from Dead Horse Point, Utah … state parks in the United States offer spectacular scenery and seemingly endless acres of recreation opportunities. Although each state park system is ...

Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where we agree and where we don't

Climate Change and Renewable Energy: Where we agree and where we don't

11/06/2018

The New York Times published a summary of research by Peter Howe, assistant professor in the Environment and Society Department at Utah State University, and his colleagues in the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, which demonstrates that Ameri...

USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

USU Ecology Center Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Luncheon Symposium

10/30/2018

Utah State University ecologists celebrated past and current achievements during the USU Ecology Center’s 50th Anniversary Luncheon and Symposium held Oct. 24, 2018, in the Huntsman Hall Perry Pavilion on campus. Among the honored guests were past center ...

Modern Wildfire Trends Underestimates Future Risks to Water Security

Modern Wildfire Trends Underestimates Future Risks to Water Security

10/29/2018

Dramatic increases in wildfire over the last few decades have garnered considerable media attention. Numerous headlines have claimed that the amount of wildfire in the western U.S. is unprecedented. However, in a recent issue of Earth’s Future, published ...

First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats

First comprehensive assessment of Pando reveals critical threats

10/17/2018

Utah State University researchers Paul Rogers and Darren McAvoy have conducted the first complete assessment of the Pando aspen clone and the results show continuing deterioration of this 'forest of one tree.' ... Rogers and McAvoy, in a PLOS ONE publicat...

Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People

Sustaining Wetlands to Mitigate Disasters and Protect People

10/04/2018

Joanna Endter-Wada and Karin Kettenring contributed a guest editorial to the October edition of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment on the value of wetlands to mitigate weather catastrophes. These Utah State University researchers from the S. J. a

Dr. William Pearse among NSF funded new projects to address longstanding, multi-scaled environmental problems

Dr. William Pearse among NSF funded new projects to address longstanding, multi-scaled environmental problems

08/29/2018

In a press release, dated August 29, 2018, the National Science Foundations (NSF) announced their investment of $9 million in nine new projects to research biosphere processes and their complex interactions with climate, land use and invasive species at r...

The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking

The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking

06/01/2018

Scientists get a bad rap for being poor communicators, says USU Physics alum and faculty member Rob Davies (Physics, MS’96, PhD ’99). “Some scientists are fabulous communicators,” says Davies, associate professor of professional practice in USU’s Departm...