Nominations are open for the Siehl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture 2016 awards. The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to agriculture and the alleviation of world hunger.
The U of M will begin construction later this year on a new, 10,500-square-foot lab facility which will house bee research, led by world-renowned bee expert Marla Spivak. The existing lab is outdated and in poor condition; the new lab will include space for training new scientists as well as conducting ongoing research.
Estimates of how much nitrous oxide, a significant greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone-depleting substance, is being emitted in the central United States have been too low by as much as 40 percent, a new study led by University of Minnesota scientists shows.
A new series of papers highlights how the science and practice of ecosystem services – the benefits nature provides – has matured. The papers will be published June 16 as a special feature, "Nature as Capital," in the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences.
Daniel Larkin has been hired by the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) as its new Aquatic Plant Management and Restoration Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist. Larkin, who will start in August, is currently an associate conservation scientist with the Chicago Botanic Garden and an adjunct assistant professor of plant biology and conservation at Northwestern University.
Jeffrey Peterson, a professor at Kansas State University, has accepted the position of director of the Water Resources Center, beginning in late August. In that role he'll guide the interdisciplinary center, encourage and strengthen the links among University water resources research and extension, and strengthen graduate education and training in water resources science.