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USU Ecologists Use Carrion Flies to Survey Tropical Forest Mammals

USU Ecologists Use Carrion Flies to Survey Tropical Forest Mammals

Aug. 16, 2017

Beth King

Scientists, including Utah State University Ecology Center researchers Torrey Rodgers and Karen Kapheim, working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama tested a new technique:...

Research Team Predicts Multi-Year U.S. Drought and Fire Conditions

Research Team Predicts Multi-Year U.S. Drought and Fire Conditions

Aug. 14, 2017

Yoshimitsu Chikamoto

The next mega-droughts and subsequent active wildfire seasons for the western U.S. might be predictable a full year in advance, extending well beyond the current seasonal forecast and helping segments...

Global Forest Research Explains Tropical Biodiversity

Global Forest Research Explains Tropical Biodiversity

Jul. 12, 2017

Traci Hillyard

The diversity of woody plant species is one of the most notable aspects of forests worldwide. However, the mechanisms behind the high diversity in tropical forests and the lower diversity in temperate...

USU Symposium Highlights Water Research/Issues in Utah

USU Symposium Highlights Water Research/Issues in Utah

Jul. 12, 2017

Jeannine Hueneman

The iUTAH 2017 Symposium, July 13-14, will bring together more than 120 researchers and educators from universities, governmental agencies, industry partners and non-profit organizations to discuss ac...

Dust as Old as Dirt: QCNR Professor Digs into Knowledge Gap

Dust as Old as Dirt: QCNR Professor Digs into Knowledge Gap

Jun. 26, 2017

Traci Hillyard

According to current research, the dust has a significant impact on the biological productivity in oceans, forests and freshwater lakes, which has the potential to increase carbon storage across these...

Deep Breath: USU Ecologist Probes Soil Respiration Responses to Climate

Deep Breath: USU Ecologist Probes Soil Respiration Responses to Climate

Jun. 05, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

USU ecologist Bonnie Waring says soils have the potential to store huge quantities of carbon, but little is understood about microbial respiration exchanges between soils and the atmosphere. ...

Sequestering Blue Carbon through Better Management of Coastal Ecosystems

Sequestering Blue Carbon through Better Management of Coastal Ecosystems

May. 30, 2017

Traci Hillyard

Focusing on the management of carbon stores within vegetated coastal habitats provides an opportunity to mitigate some aspects of global warming. Trisha Atwood from Utah State University’s Watershed...

USU Scientist's Efforts Highlighted in AGU's 'Earth Day' Collection

USU Scientist's Efforts Highlighted in AGU's 'Earth Day' Collection

Apr. 21, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Utah State University scientist Patrick Belmont is among researchers invited by the American Geophysical Union to submit a ‘success story’ illustrating the power of science in providing solutions ...

Wolves: Timid Predators? at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, April 7

Wolves: Timid Predators? at USU's Science Unwrapped Friday, April 7

Apr. 07, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

USU wildlife ecologist Dan MacNulty is featured Science Unwrapped speaker Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. in USU's Eccles Science Learning Center Auditorium. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Ima...

Nine Aggies Recognized in NSF Grad Research Fellow Search

Nine Aggies Recognized in NSF Grad Research Fellow Search

Apr. 07, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Nine Utah State University scholars are among the honorees of the prestigious 2017 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship search. The USU scientists were selected from nearly 13,000 ...

USU Inaugural Professor Cites Mentoring, Research Innovation as Aims

USU Inaugural Professor Cites Mentoring, Research Innovation as Aims

Mar. 31, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Teaching, research, service. Professors wear many hats and face many demands, which require focus and prioritization. Utah State University ecologist Peter Adler remembers sitting at a memorial servic...

All Aggies Invited to Celebrate 2017 Natural Resources Week at USU

All Aggies Invited to Celebrate 2017 Natural Resources Week at USU

Mar. 17, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

The Utah State University community is invited to participate in a variety of activities during Quinney College of Natural Resources Week March 20-25. “Our theme for the week is ‘Naturally Engage...

One-of-a-Kind? Or Not. USU Geneticist Studies Formation of New Species

One-of-a-Kind? Or Not. USU Geneticist Studies Formation of New Species

Feb. 27, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

A stick insect blends into needles of a fir tree. USU biologist Zach Gompert and colleagues extensively studied the insect's genus to gain insights about evolution. ...

 Sarah Null, along with three other USU researchers have each been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant.

Sarah Null, along with three other USU researchers have each been awarded a National Science Foundation CAREER Grant.

Feb. 27, 2017

Heather Zollinger

The NSF CAREER award, which averages more than $500,000 over the course of five years, is one of the most prestigious awards a new faculty researcher can receive. Established in 1995, this award is gi...

Call for Posters, Registrants for 2017 USU Spring Runoff Conference

Call for Posters, Registrants for 2017 USU Spring Runoff Conference

Feb. 21, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

The Utah State University Water Initiative hosts its annual Spring Runoff Conference March 28-29 at the university’s Eccles Conference Center. “Data-driven Water Management for an Uncertain Future...

iUTAH Project Administrator Selected as AAAS Fellow

iUTAH Project Administrator Selected as AAAS Fellow

Feb. 21, 2017

Jeannine Huenemann

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has selected Andreas (Andy) Leidolf, iUTAH Assistant Director and Project Administrator, as one of 19 inaugural Community Engagement Fell...

Wolfing it Down: Brown Bears Reduce Wolf Kill Rate say USU Ecologists

Wolfing it Down: Brown Bears Reduce Wolf Kill Rate say USU Ecologists

Feb. 13, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

In Yellowstone National Park, wolves wait to access their elk kill as brown bears feast on the spoils. USU ecologist Aimee Tallian reports the presence of the bears reduces wolf kill rates. ...

Efforts to Restore Imperiled Pando Show Promise Says USU Ecologist

Efforts to Restore Imperiled Pando Show Promise Says USU Ecologist

Feb. 01, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

USU ecologist Paul Rogers, director of the Western Aspen Alliance, discusses the state of Utah's state tree and restoration efforts of Pando, Utah’s huge aspen clone, in the Jan. 19, 2017 issue of '...

USU Forester Mike Kuhns Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

USU Forester Mike Kuhns Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan. 30, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Lauded for his contributions to the field of urban forestry, Utah State University professor Mike Kuhns is the 2016 recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Utah Community Forest Council and...

USU's Science Unwrapped Probes

USU's Science Unwrapped Probes "Fact, Fiction" in New Series

Jan. 25, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Hosted by USU's College of Science, Science Unwrapped features family friendly presentations and hands-on learning activities all ages can enjoy together....

Pitching in: USU Biologists Study Evolution of Labor Division in Bees

Pitching in: USU Biologists Study Evolution of Labor Division in Bees

Jan. 25, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

USU undergrad Makenna Johnson, left, with faculty mentor Karen Kapheim, uses microscopy to examine an alkali bee's reproductive organs. The two published findings on the evolution of division of labor...

Forests Can Temper Effects of Urban Growth say USU Researchers

Forests Can Temper Effects of Urban Growth say USU Researchers

Jan. 25, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Urban areas across the United States are growing quickly, often consuming surrounding farmlands and forests. The resultant urbanization process poses a host of negative environmental consequences, say...

Freezing in Record Lows? You May Doubt Global Warming says USU Scholar

Freezing in Record Lows? You May Doubt Global Warming says USU Scholar

Jan. 18, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Peter Howe, assistant professor in USU's Department of Environment and Society and the USU Ecology Center, is among authors of a study investigating Americans’ beliefs about climate change published...

'Ant-like' Bees Among New Desert Species Tabbed by USU Entomologist

'Ant-like' Bees Among New Desert Species Tabbed by USU Entomologist

Jan. 18, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Utah State University entomologist Zach Portman studies a diverse group of solitary, desert bees that aren’t major pollinators of agricultural crops, but fill an important role in natural ecosystems...

Water in Megacities: USU Scholars Receive Top Water Resource Award

Water in Megacities: USU Scholars Receive Top Water Resource Award

Dec. 20, 2016

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

With USU faculty mentors Joanna Endter-Wada, professor in the Department of Environment and Society and Shujuan Li, associate professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Pl...

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