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Research at Nebraska Rooting for Crop Improvement

Complex interactions between plant roots and soil microbes influence plant health and yields. Nebraska scientists are studying the unseen but important root microbiome. What they learn could improve crop production.

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Research at Nebraska Drones Could Help Fight Fire with Fire

Sending drones instead of people into dangerous wildfire situations could save lives. Nebraska researchers are developing fire-starting drones to aid wildfire management and controlled burns to rejuvenate grasslands.

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Research at Nebraska Momentum Builds on Nebraska Innovation Campus

New partnerships, a burgeoning entrepreneurial vibe and expansion of world-class facilities have moved Nebraska Innovation Campus into the spotlight in Nebraska and beyond.

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Research at Nebraska Geospatial Tools Help Restore Wetlands

Using geospatial technology, a Nebraska researcher is helping wetland managers evaluate and restore critical bird habitat in Nebraska’s Rainwater Basin. Wetland conservation efforts worldwide could benefit.

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Research at Nebraska System Helps Diagnose, Treat Brain Damage

Precisely measuring slight movement in the face, mouth and fingers can yield insights into the brain that controls them, and could improve treatment for nervous system maladies. A Nebraska researcher teamed with students to develop technology that does just that.

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Van Etten looks back on half-century of science
March 24, 2017

After more than 50 years managing his lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, James Van Etten’s passion for research hasn’t waned.


Nebraska part of national research initiative to improve cover crops
March 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is part of a $6.6 million research initiative to promote soil health through the development and adoption of new cover crops across the United States. The initiative was launched March 22 by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, which is the lead institution.


Big-game jitters: Coyotes no match for wolves’ hunting prowess
March 22, 2017

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s John Benson conducted research showing that as coyotes replace wolves at the top spot in the food chain in habitats along the Atlantic coast, the different feeding patterns of the two species may lead to ecosystem destabilization.


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