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June 29, 2016

Six Minnesota high school students have been selected to participate in the Global Youth Institute, part of the annual World Food Prize International Symposium from Oct. 13-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. They earned the honor by participating in the Minnesota Youth Insitute sponsored by CFANS.

June 16, 2016

Mike Kilgore, professor in the Department of Forest Resources, will become interim head of the department effective June 27.

June 1, 2016

Water quality is one of the most significant considerations in working forests, and many of our current best management practices have been designed to protect our water resources. Diana Karwan, Assistant Professor in forest hydrology and watershed management, works with watershed tracer studies to better understand how sediments move through and interact with streams. In turn, her work can then help improve and design best management practices that are scientifically sound and impactful in forest watersheds.

Diana Karwan
April 25, 2016

Daniel Gallaher, professor in Food Science and Nutrition, will become interim head of the department, effective July 1, 2016.

Dan Gallaher
April 6, 2016

The University of Minnesota has released its fifth cold-hardy wine grape, named “Itasca.” The new grape, which will be used to make dry white wines, is the latest in a series of cold-hardy cultivars developed by the university.

Itasca wine grape
April 4, 2016

The University of Minnesota released its fifth cold-hardy wine grape, named “Itasca.”

Itasca wine grape
April 1, 2016

Enough forested habitat remains to bring the tiger back from the brink of extinction, according to new analysis published in Science Advances.

Tiger
March 16, 2016

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.

trees
March 16, 2016

An internationally renowned bee expert, the former leader of one of Minnesota’s most diversified dairy companies and an innovative leader in pork production are the 2016 recipients of the prestigious Siehl Prize in Agriculture.

Siehl Prize
March 16, 2016

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change. However, a new University of Minnesota study with more than 1,000 young trees has found that plants also adjust – or acclimate - to a warmer climate and may release only one-fifth as much additional carbon dioxide than scientists previously believed.

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