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Dancing My PhD - From the Spring 2018 Edition of Discovery

Dancing My PhD - From the Spring 2018 Edition of Discovery

Jun. 14, 2018

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

hile earning his doctorate in ecology at USU, Zachary T. ‘Zack’ Brym entered the 2013 national Dance Your Ph.D.contest sponsored by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the journal...

The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking - From the Spring 2018 Edition of Discovery

The Crossroads Project: Unlocking People’s Thinking - From the Spring 2018 Edition of Discovery

Jun. 14, 2018

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

“Some scientists are fabulous communicators,” says Davies, associate professor of professional practice in USU’s Department of Physics. “Still, communication is not what scientists are traditi...

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

All Invited to USU Wildflower Walk June 5 in Green Canyon

May. 30, 2018

All wildflower enthusiasts are invited to participate in the annual Richard J. Shaw Memorial Wildflower Walk Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in the hills of North Logan’s Green Canyon. Utah State University...

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Rittenour, selected as a 2018 Geological Society of America Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Tammy Rittenour, selected as a 2018 Geological Society of America Fellow

May. 11, 2018

Dr. Carol Dehler and Dr. Tammy Rittenour, both faculty in the Geology Department at USU, have been selected as fellows in the Geological Society of America (GSA). This is an honor bestowed on the best...

Great Salt Lake: A lake no more?

Great Salt Lake: A lake no more?

May. 10, 2018

A three-day forum hosted by Friends of the Great Salt Lake at the University of Utah Officers Club is providing an in-depth look at the many challenges and unique attributes of a lake that delivers $1...

Inequality is Normal: Dominance of the Big Trees

Inequality is Normal: Dominance of the Big Trees

May. 09, 2018

Traci Hillyard

Utah State University researchers used large forest plots from 21 countries and territories to find that, on average, the largest one percent of trees in mature and older forests comprised 50 percent ...

Charles P. Hawkins named Fellow for Society for Freshwater Science

Charles P. Hawkins named Fellow for Society for Freshwater Science

May. 03, 2018

Traci Hillyard

The Society of Freshwater Science has announced the election of Utah State University’s Professor of Watershed Sciences Charles (Chuck) Hawkins as a Fellow of the society. Hawkins, of USU’s S.J. Q...

Graduate Student, Cody (Mark) Holthouse, Garners Sustainable Agriculture Grant to Study Invasive Stink Bug

Graduate Student, Cody (Mark) Holthouse, Garners Sustainable Agriculture Grant to Study Invasive Stink Bug

May. 02, 2018

Mark Cody Holthouse, PhD student co-advised by Drs. Diane Alston and Lori Spears, was awarded a $25,000 graduate student grant to study a relatively new invasive insect pest in Utah, the brown marmora...

Research and Graduate Studies Congratulates USU Robins Awardees

Research and Graduate Studies Congratulates USU Robins Awardees

Apr. 23, 2018

Congratulations to Patrick Belmont, USU Faculty Research of the Year and Susan Washko, USU Master’s Student Researcher of the Year. ...

Assistant Professor Peter Howe Named Recipient of NSF Career Award

Assistant Professor Peter Howe Named Recipient of NSF Career Award

Apr. 17, 2018

Human-Environment Geography professor Peter Howe has been awarded a National Science Foundation Career Award for a study on climate adaptation and decision making that will span the next five years. ...

USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2018

USU College of Science Recognizes Top Scholars of 2018

Apr. 12, 2018

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Utah State University’s College of Science hosted an awards ceremony and banquet April 5, 2018, to recognize the college’s top scholars. “Today we honor our students for their hard work and for...

Local Efforts to Improve Public Ecological Observatory Network

Local Efforts to Improve Public Ecological Observatory Network

Apr. 03, 2018

Riana Gayle

A group of researchers at Utah State University are leading a project called ARGON or Augmenting Research Grounded On NEON. The program has already collected over 18 million data points related to spe...

When Hot is Too Hot

When Hot is Too Hot

Mar. 01, 2018

Jordan Smith from Utah State University’s Quinney College of Natural Resources and his colleagues in the Institute of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism at USU looked at how historical weather condition...

USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

USU's Nancy Huntly Named Ecological Society of America Fellow

Feb. 28, 2018

Utah State University professor Nancy Huntly has been named a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists. One of 28 honorees this year, Hun...

The Science Behind the Stories That Trees Could Tell

The Science Behind the Stories That Trees Could Tell

Feb. 28, 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, a place of high-rises, bustling traffic and trees. Yes, the trees are abundant and enhance the beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. However, it may surprise one to learn...

Comes Naturally? USU Geneticist Explores Predictability of Evolution

Comes Naturally? USU Geneticist Explores Predictability of Evolution

Feb. 16, 2018

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Using a unique, long-term data set collected on stick insects, USU geneticist Zach Gompert and colleagues explored the predictability of evolution. The team published findings in the journal 'Science....

Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

Rethinking environmental legislation to include the conservation ideas of tomorrow

Jan. 28, 2018

Zoological Society of London - led study argues for change in policy focus to capitalize on potential of rewilding to halt biodiversity loss...

New Research Provides Maps of Climate Change Opinions by Political Party

New Research Provides Maps of Climate Change Opinions by Political Party

Dec. 07, 2017

A new study published in the journal Climatic Change finds substantial differences in the climate change views of both Republicans and Democrats across U.S. states and congressional districts. The res...

Invasive Frogs Give Invasive Birds a Boost in Hawaii

Invasive Frogs Give Invasive Birds a Boost in Hawaii

Dec. 01, 2017

Puerto Rican coqui frogs were accidentally introduced to Hawaii in the 1980s, and today there are as many as 91,000 frogs per hectare in some locations. What does that mean for native wildlife?...

Don't Resist! USU Chemists Advance Emerging Battery Technology

Don't Resist! USU Chemists Advance Emerging Battery Technology

Nov. 30, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

“Battery storage of environmentally friendly energy resources such as solar and wind present challenges because of unstable grid energy, heavy cycling that requires frequent charging and discharging...

A Drier South: Europe's Drought Trends Match Climate Change Projections

A Drier South: Europe's Drought Trends Match Climate Change Projections

Nov. 14, 2017

Grace Michaelson

On the same day that global leaders wrapped up an international water and climate summit in Rome, researchers published new findings that suggest European drought trends are lining up with climate cha...

'Sharks!' Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 3

'Sharks!' Topic for Science Unwrapped Friday, Nov. 3

Nov. 14, 2017

Mary-Ann Muffoletto

Sharks often evoke fear, but Utah State University ecologist Trisha Atwood says the aquatic creatures deserve greater credit for their role in maintaining healthy marine and coastal ecosystems and a s...

Utah master Naturalist Program Wins 2017 ANROSP Program of the Year Award

Utah master Naturalist Program Wins 2017 ANROSP Program of the Year Award

Nov. 09, 2017

Tracy L. Jones

Utah State University Extension’s Utah Master Naturalist Program and its director, Mark Larese-Casanova, were recently honored with the Program of the Year Award at the 2017 Alliance of Natural Rese...

Early Bloomers: USU Biologist's Research Reveals Climate Change Impacts

Early Bloomers: USU Biologist's Research Reveals Climate Change Impacts

Nov. 07, 2017

Phenologist Will Pearse, assistant professor in USU's Department of Biology and the USU Ecology Center, publishes findings in 'Nature Ecology & Evolution’ that indicate global warming is affecting p...

Utah’s Great Salt Lake has lost half its water, thanks to thirsty humans

Utah’s Great Salt Lake has lost half its water, thanks to thirsty humans

Nov. 03, 2017

Sarah Derouin

The world’s saltwater lakes are drying up and scientists have long suspected climate change was to blame. Now, a study reveals another potential culprit: thirsty humans. ...

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