Water & Environment

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Water & Environment

Heuermann Lecture addresses balancing agriculture and ecosystem resiliency

Working toward a world that can meet the needs of a growing population that at the same time sustains diverse, resilient natural ecosystems was the theme of the most recent Heuermann Lecture.
Dr. Elena Bennett speaking at the Heuermann Lecture

Heuermann Lecture to feature ecosystem ecologist, Jan. 14

Elena M. Bennett, an ecosystem ecologist studying the interactions of ecosystem services on landscapes will deliver the next Heuermann Lecture. Bennett is an associate professor and the Canada Research Chair in Sustainability Science at McGill University in the School of Environment.
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Heuermann Lecture to feature panelists on Nebraska’s healthy ecosystem

Strategies for achieving Agricultural production advances while preserving Nebraska’s healthy agricultural ecosystems will be the topic of a panel discussion during the first Heuermann Lecture of the season on Nov. 25.
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2020 Master Gardener training

Lincoln, Neb. — Nebraska Extension is offering Master Gardener training throughout the state in 2020.

Master Gardeners

Huskers plant 150 trees for Nebraska U's 150th year

A new birthday gift to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is taking root across East Campus.
N150 Trees

Nebraska leads study of Kenya's socio-ecological systems

For more than 5,000 years, the eastern shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya have been home to pastoralists — living and moving in tandem with the rainfall and the land to allow their livestock to forage and thrive.
Matthew Douglass working with Daasanach men

Analysis IDs ag practices to fight flood, drought

A synthesis of 89 studies across six continents has helped clarify which agricultural practices hold water when it comes to helping soils soak up precipitation — a factor critical to mitigating floods, outlasting drought and stabilizing crop yields.
Andrea Basche

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