Early detection of changing ecosystems is aim of Nebraska-led research

With a four-year, nearly $4 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program, a team from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is working to develop and implement first-of-their-kind screening tools that enable earlier, more precise detection of subtle changes that foreshadow destabilizing ecological transitions.
Changing Ecosystems

Nebraska biochemist explores role of proteins in health

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Limei Zhang has pinpointed a protein within Mtb — WhiB1 — that may help explain why tuberculosis is so hard to treat.
Limei Zhang

Stalk-worn sensor to measure crops’ water use

Wearable technology will soon move from wrist to stalk, swapping measures of blood flow and respiration for sap flow and transpiration.
James Schnable

Pannier earns Presidential Early Career Award

University of Nebraska–Lincoln researcher Angie Pannier has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
Angie Pannier

Ag Research Division co-hosts national agroecosystem research meeting

Scientists from across the country converged in Lincoln June 4-6 for the annual meeting of the Long-term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) Network.
LTAR Meeting

Research aims to prevent resistance to staph infection treatment

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are working to halt resistance to an antibiotic used to treat serious staph infections in humans.
Staphylococcus aureus

Study explores value of Nebraska’s roadside restoration efforts

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have teamed up with the Nebraska Department of Transportation to evaluate roadside revegetation practices.
Roadside Revegetation

Study of sorghum-munching aphids earns NSF award

A tiny invader’s gooey march through U.S. sorghum fields continues to devastate crop yields, forcing some farmers out of the sorghum business despite the crop’s increasing importance.
Joe Louis