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The Beavers Returning to the Desert

The Beavers Returning to the Desert

07/19/2021

One small, plucky animal has an outsized ability to transform its environment, helping to replenish river ecosystems even in the desert. BBC News.

Hard Choices are Ahead for the Colorado River, but One Scientist's Voice is Making Waves

Hard Choices are Ahead for the Colorado River, but One Scientist's Voice is Making Waves

07/09/2021

A new article appearing in Science Magazine features Jack Schmidt, director of the Center for Colorado River Studies, who 'thinks big and speaks candidly,' and may just be what the doctor ordered for the struggling Colorado River.

Keep Your Friends Close: Biodiversity Benefits Plants through Soil Feedbacks

Keep Your Friends Close: Biodiversity Benefits Plants through Soil Feedbacks

07/07/2021

The research team determined that soil from biodiverse communities helped to reduce plant pathogens, and boosted plant growth.


The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources employs teaching, research, and extension programs to better understand our natural ecosystems and to foster the sustainable use of our resources. Our programs integrate across biological, physical, and socioeconomic aspects of ecosystems, with the goals of advancing scientific knowledge relevant to natural resources, producing effective future leaders in both research and management arenas, and translating research findings into management practices.