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As a terminal lake, one without an outlet, the same process that makes the Great Salt Lake so salty also makes it prone to collecting pollution since it acts as the end of the line for the rivers that empty into it.
USU Researchers Investigating Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Great Salt Lake Dust

USU Researchers Investigating Potentially Toxic Chemicals in Great Salt Lake Dust

As a terminal lake, one without an outlet, the same process that makes the Great Salt Lake so salty also makes it prone to collecting pollution since it acts as the end of the line for the rivers that empty into it.

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The USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Utah State University is now accepting applications.
Now Hiring Assistant Professor of Fish Biology

Now Hiring Assistant Professor of Fish Biology

The USGS Utah Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Utah State University is now accepting applications.

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Dr. Joe Wheaton sat down with the Public Policy Institute of California to talk about the impact of beavers on their ecosystems and the climate.
Beavers: The Unlikely Climate Hero

Beavers: The Unlikely Climate Hero

Dr. Joe Wheaton sat down with the Public Policy Institute of California to talk about the impact of beavers on their ecosystems and the climate.

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As Utah’s ecological crisis continues, Dr. Sarah Null has been looking at water conservation methods that could present some promising options to shepherd water back to Utah's saline lake.
'Promising Options': USU Researcher Investigating Water Conservation Methods for Great Salt Lake

'Promising Options': USU Researcher Investigating Water Conservation Methods for Great Salt Lake

As Utah’s ecological crisis continues, Dr. Sarah Null has been looking at water conservation methods that could present some promising options to shepherd water back to Utah's saline lake.

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Dr. Jack Schmidt joined ABC Australia at Lake Powell to talk firsthand about the water crisis on the Colorado River.
The Vanishing River

The Vanishing River

Dr. Jack Schmidt joined ABC Australia at Lake Powell to talk firsthand about the water crisis on the Colorado River.

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A diverse group of managers, scientists, consultants, and wetland enthusiasts came together for a boots-in-the-field discussion about how to turn ground back to native wetland plants.
USU Scientists Share Successes in Great Salt Lake Wetlands Replacing Phragmites With Native Plants

USU Scientists Share Successes in Great Salt Lake Wetlands Replacing Phragmites With Native Plants

A diverse group of managers, scientists, consultants, and wetland enthusiasts came together for a boots-in-the-field discussion about how to turn ground back to native wetland plants.

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A growing number of land managers and ranchers are noting the perks of having a beaver-in-residence, and are inviting the animals to find a home on their property — with the help of the team at the Beaver Ecology and Relocation Center.
USU Center Relocates Beaver as Land Managers See Benefits of Rodents' Residence

USU Center Relocates Beaver as Land Managers See Benefits of Rodents' Residence

A growing number of land managers and ranchers are noting the perks of having a beaver-in-residence, and are inviting the animals to find a home on their property — with the help of the team at the Beaver Ecology and Relocation Center.

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For more than two decades trends for above-normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall have ruled the West.
Facing Down Drought in the West

Facing Down Drought in the West

For more than two decades trends for above-normal temperatures and below-normal rainfall have ruled the West.

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Linda Nagel took the helm as dean of the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources this month, launching her new leadership role at Utah State University.
Linda Nagel Excited in New Role as Dean of Quinney College of Natural Resources

Linda Nagel Excited in New Role as Dean of Quinney College of Natural Resources

Linda Nagel took the helm as dean of the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources this month, launching her new leadership role at Utah State University.

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A continuation of the current 23-year-long drought will require difficult decisions to prevent further decline.
What Will it Take to Stabilize the Colorado River?

What Will it Take to Stabilize the Colorado River?

A continuation of the current 23-year-long drought will require difficult decisions to prevent further decline.

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In a study published in 2020, Janice Brahney, Utah State University associate professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences, made a startling discovery: microplastic particles are widespread in the Earth’s atmosphere.
USU Professor Studying How Plastic Moves Its Way Through Bear River System

USU Professor Studying How Plastic Moves Its Way Through Bear River System

In a study published in 2020, Janice Brahney, Utah State University associate professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences, made a startling discovery: microplastic particles are widespread in the Earth’s atmosphere.

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The 2021 Annual Report for the U.S. Geological Survey, Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit.
2021 USGS, Utah Cooperative Unit Annual Report

2021 USGS, Utah Cooperative Unit Annual Report

The 2021 Annual Report for the U.S. Geological Survey, Utah Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit.

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A team of graduate students at USU are working to measure airborne dust as water levels recede at the Great Salt Lake, monitoring what could be the start of an ecological disaster.
Another One Bites the Dust: Measuring Dust Pollution From the Shrinking Great Salt Lake

Another One Bites the Dust: Measuring Dust Pollution From the Shrinking Great Salt Lake

A team of graduate students at USU are working to measure airborne dust as water levels recede at the Great Salt Lake, monitoring what could be the start of an ecological disaster.

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Utah's title of "greatest snow" is at risk due to climate change. Listen to Jordan Smith and Patrick Belmont discuss this issue on UPR's UnDisciplined.
UPR's UnDisciplined: what will happen to Utah's 'greatest snow' when there's no more snow?

UPR's UnDisciplined: what will happen to Utah's 'greatest snow' when there's no more snow?

Utah's title of "greatest snow" is at risk due to climate change. Listen to Jordan Smith and Patrick Belmont discuss this issue on UPR's UnDisciplined.

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Cristina Chirvasa is one of three USU Goldwater Scholars in 2022, one of the nation's top recognitions for undergraduate STEM scholars.
QCNR Undergrad Researcher Cristina Chirvasa Named Goldwater Scholar

QCNR Undergrad Researcher Cristina Chirvasa Named Goldwater Scholar

Cristina Chirvasa is one of three USU Goldwater Scholars in 2022, one of the nation's top recognitions for undergraduate STEM scholars.

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American white pelicans who pause their migration at Strawberry Reservoir are filling their bellies with native species like Utah sucker for the most part, leaving cutthroat trout to the human anglers. Phaedra Budy, Gary Thiede, Kevin Chapman, and Frank H
Locally Sourced: Pelican Prefer Native Fish to Sportfish at Utah's Strawberry Reservoir

Locally Sourced: Pelican Prefer Native Fish to Sportfish at Utah's Strawberry Reservoir

American white pelicans who pause their migration at Strawberry Reservoir are filling their bellies with native species like Utah sucker for the most part, leaving cutthroat trout to the human anglers. Phaedra Budy, Gary Thiede, Kevin Chapman, and Frank H...

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Jack Schmidt was featured on FOX Weather where he discussed the extreme drought in the west and its impact on the Grand Canyon.
Warm weather, lack of rain impacts Arizona's Grand Canyon

Warm weather, lack of rain impacts Arizona's Grand Canyon

Jack Schmidt was featured on FOX Weather where he discussed the extreme drought in the west and its impact on the Grand Canyon.

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Problems, solutions, and potential legislative action are explored in this week's Salt Lake City Weekly.
Research from Dr. Sarah Null is being used in efforts to reverse the decline of the Great Salt Lake

Research from Dr. Sarah Null is being used in efforts to reverse the decline of the Great Salt Lake

Problems, solutions, and potential legislative action are explored in this week's Salt Lake City Weekly.

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This year’s theme is Forecasting and Adapting to Drought, one of the most prominent issues in Utah and the Western US. Registration and abstract submissions are open.
USU Spring Runoff Conference Returns this March 29

USU Spring Runoff Conference Returns this March 29

This year’s theme is Forecasting and Adapting to Drought, one of the most prominent issues in Utah and the Western US. Registration and abstract submissions are open.

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Research from Casey Pennock, Phaedra Budy, Wally Macfarlane, and Jack Schmidt shows that something as seemingly simple as maintaining natural streamflow in a river is absolutely critical for fish populations.
New Research Advocates Basic Strategy for Native Fish Recovery: Access to Water

New Research Advocates Basic Strategy for Native Fish Recovery: Access to Water

Research from Casey Pennock, Phaedra Budy, Wally Macfarlane, and Jack Schmidt shows that something as seemingly simple as maintaining natural streamflow in a river is absolutely critical for fish populations.

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Jack Schmidt sees three shades of a silver lining to Friday’s doomsday-seeming announcement from the Bureau.
Scientists see silver lining in fed’s efforts at Lake Powell

Scientists see silver lining in fed’s efforts at Lake Powell

Jack Schmidt sees three shades of a silver lining to Friday’s doomsday-seeming announcement from the Bureau.

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The tenure-track Assistant Professor position application period is open through February 17.
WATS is Hiring a USGS Co-op Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Research Fish Biologist

WATS is Hiring a USGS Co-op Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Research Fish Biologist

The tenure-track Assistant Professor position application period is open through February 17.

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The iconic Great Salt Lake is in serious trouble, and lawmakers are noticing. Water levels in the lake have reached record lows.
A Lake in Peril: Researchers Participate in First Summit on Threats to the Great Salt Lake

A Lake in Peril: Researchers Participate in First Summit on Threats to the Great Salt Lake

The iconic Great Salt Lake is in serious trouble, and lawmakers are noticing. Water levels in the lake have reached record lows.

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The paper was announced as the best publication for 2020 in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society at the recent AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
Dr. Phaedra Budy's Research on Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Selected for Award

Dr. Phaedra Budy's Research on Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Selected for Award

The paper was announced as the best publication for 2020 in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society at the recent AFS Annual Meeting in Baltimore.

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A new story in Arizona Daily Star amplifies research results from the Center for Colorado River Studies, pointing out that emergency plans for water saving in the Colorado River likely won’t be enough.
In the News: New Colorado River Water Savings Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough, Researcher Warns

In the News: New Colorado River Water Savings Plan Doesn't Go Far Enough, Researcher Warns

A new story in Arizona Daily Star amplifies research results from the Center for Colorado River Studies, pointing out that emergency plans for water saving in the Colorado River likely won’t be enough.

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A new institute at USU that focuses on sharing evidence-based research with state decision-makers released its 2021 Report to the Governor on Utah’s Land, Water, and Air.
New USU Institute Releases Inaugural Report on Natural Resources in Utah

New USU Institute Releases Inaugural Report on Natural Resources in Utah

A new institute at USU that focuses on sharing evidence-based research with state decision-makers released its 2021 Report to the Governor on Utah’s Land, Water, and Air.

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The Watershed Sciences community is deeply grateful for the generosity of late USU alum Bunny Sterin who donated funds to establish a scholarship for students in the Master of Ecological Restoration degree program.
Benevolent Alum’s Legacy Lives on in Watershed Science Education

Benevolent Alum’s Legacy Lives on in Watershed Science Education

The Watershed Sciences community is deeply grateful for the generosity of late USU alum Bunny Sterin who donated funds to establish a scholarship for students in the Master of Ecological Restoration degree program.

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The JEDI fellowship will be awarded to an individual that has a demonstrated record of supporting diversity and inclusion in science.
2022 JEDI Graduate Research Fellowship Application Period is Now Open Through January 15

2022 JEDI Graduate Research Fellowship Application Period is Now Open Through January 15

The JEDI fellowship will be awarded to an individual that has a demonstrated record of supporting diversity and inclusion in science.

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A new grant will allow researchers to determine how water markets can be used to make water management systems more resilient.
Head Above Water: Major Grant Awarded for Research on Water Markets

Head Above Water: Major Grant Awarded for Research on Water Markets

A new grant will allow researchers to determine how water markets can be used to make water management systems more resilient.

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Dr. Janice Brahney joined the Instead Podcast to discuss the prevalence of microplastics in our atmosphere, water, and land.
USU Professor Joined Instead Podcast to Discuss Plastic in Atmospheric Dust

USU Professor Joined Instead Podcast to Discuss Plastic in Atmospheric Dust

Dr. Janice Brahney joined the Instead Podcast to discuss the prevalence of microplastics in our atmosphere, water, and land.

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Dr. Sarah Null examined operating California reservoirs for ecosystems during drought to understand what went wrong and offer recommendations for the next drought.
Managing Water Stored for the Environment During Drought

Managing Water Stored for the Environment During Drought

Dr. Sarah Null examined operating California reservoirs for ecosystems during drought to understand what went wrong and offer recommendations for the next drought.

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USU's Drs. Patrick Belmont and David Rosenberg provide commentary in this piece from KUER on the importance of how well the state of Utah stores and conserves water, especially during this drought.
Reservoirs are crucial to Utah’s water system, and they’re running low

Reservoirs are crucial to Utah’s water system, and they’re running low

USU's Drs. Patrick Belmont and David Rosenberg provide commentary in this piece from KUER on the importance of how well the state of Utah stores and conserves water, especially during this drought.

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Chris Luecke, dean of Utah State University’s S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR), announced he will step down from his leadership post, effective July 2022.
USU's Chris Luecke to Leave Post as Natural Resources Dean

USU's Chris Luecke to Leave Post as Natural Resources Dean

Chris Luecke, dean of Utah State University’s S. J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR), announced he will step down from his leadership post, effective July 2022.

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Dr. Jack Schmidt is featured in this video from Denver7 ABC News to discuss issues surrounding the Colorado River.
Colorado River levels continue to decline. What does this mean for the future?

Colorado River levels continue to decline. What does this mean for the future?

Dr. Jack Schmidt is featured in this video from Denver7 ABC News to discuss issues surrounding the Colorado River.

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Dr. Janice Brahney is featured in this video, produced by Seeker, discussing how airborne microplastics end up in the atmosphere and what happens when we breathe them in.
You’re Breathing in Microplastics, But What Does That Mean for Your Health?

You’re Breathing in Microplastics, But What Does That Mean for Your Health?

Dr. Janice Brahney is featured in this video, produced by Seeker, discussing how airborne microplastics end up in the atmosphere and what happens when we breathe them in.

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Hope Braithwaite organized the Utah State University Water Quality Extension event, “Pack It Out Utah” which ended on Sunday.
Packing it Out Utah Style: Successful Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

Packing it Out Utah Style: Successful Statewide Trails and Waterways Cleanup

Hope Braithwaite organized the Utah State University Water Quality Extension event, “Pack It Out Utah” which ended on Sunday.

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We are seeking applications for a full-time 12-month tenure-track Assistant Professor Extension Specialist position in Climate Resiliency and a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate Data Analysis.
Watershed Sciences is Hiring Two Climate Focused Assistant Professor Positions

Watershed Sciences is Hiring Two Climate Focused Assistant Professor Positions

We are seeking applications for a full-time 12-month tenure-track Assistant Professor Extension Specialist position in Climate Resiliency and a full-time 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Climate Data Analysis.

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Decisions Downstream combines the research of Dr. Sarah Null and the work of local Utah artists and the Natural History Museum of Utah. The exhibit is now on display at the USU library.
Decisions Downstream: Exhibit at Merrill-Cazier Library Offers Hands-On Look at Watersheds

Decisions Downstream: Exhibit at Merrill-Cazier Library Offers Hands-On Look at Watersheds

Decisions Downstream combines the research of Dr. Sarah Null and the work of local Utah artists and the Natural History Museum of Utah. The exhibit is now on display at the USU library.

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Following the release of the most recent report from the IPCC, Drs. Patrick Belmont, Robert Davies, and Juliet Carlisle are featured in this ABC4 Utah In Focus discussion on climate change.
In Focus Discussion: Climate Change

In Focus Discussion: Climate Change

Following the release of the most recent report from the IPCC, Drs. Patrick Belmont, Robert Davies, and Juliet Carlisle are featured in this ABC4 Utah In Focus discussion on climate change.

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Thursday, September 2 at 1:30pm, join USU physicist Dr. Rob Davies to discuss how Extension is poised to play an outsize role in moving us to the “all hands on deck” posture that we must achieve in the face of global climate change.
USU Extension Webinar on Climate Change Communication

USU Extension Webinar on Climate Change Communication

Thursday, September 2 at 1:30pm, join USU physicist Dr. Rob Davies to discuss how Extension is poised to play an outsize role in moving us to the “all hands on deck” posture that we must achieve in the face of global climate change.

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Have you ever wondered how wildfire, fish, and water security are interconnected? Patrick Belmont presented at Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter in Park City Thursday, Aug. 12. Click to view his talk.
Fired Up: Wildlife, Fish and Water Security in Utah

Fired Up: Wildlife, Fish and Water Security in Utah

Have you ever wondered how wildfire, fish, and water security are interconnected? Patrick Belmont presented at Swaner Preserve and Ecocenter in Park City Thursday, Aug. 12. Click to view his talk.

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Dr. Sarah Null is the latest appointed Public Policy Institute of California CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow. Sarah's work focuses on innovations for storing and utilizing ground and surface water to improve the health of ecosystems.
Meet Sarah Null, Newest PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow

Meet Sarah Null, Newest PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow

Dr. Sarah Null is the latest appointed Public Policy Institute of California CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow. Sarah's work focuses on innovations for storing and utilizing ground and surface water to improve the health of ecosystems.

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Dr. Sarah Null is a PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow working to find out how best to protect vulnerable ecosystems and the water resources they rely on.
What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

What It Means to Store Water for the Environment

Dr. Sarah Null is a PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow working to find out how best to protect vulnerable ecosystems and the water resources they rely on.

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Research by Dr. Soren Brothers conveys the unpredictable appearance of algal blooms in freshwater lakes that are less impacted by pollution and recreation.
Green Storms in Blue Water: Unexplained Algae Blooms Increasing in Freshwater Lakes

Green Storms in Blue Water: Unexplained Algae Blooms Increasing in Freshwater Lakes

Research by Dr. Soren Brothers conveys the unpredictable appearance of algal blooms in freshwater lakes that are less impacted by pollution and recreation.

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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.
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

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.

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As the American West grapples with extreme drought and climate change, Dr. Jack Schmidt's voice, research, and leadership are paramount in answering the great question of how best to manage the diminishing water resources of the Colorado River.
The Colorado River is shrinking. Hard choices lie ahead, this scientist warns.

The Colorado River is shrinking. Hard choices lie ahead, this scientist warns.

As the American West grapples with extreme drought and climate change, Dr. Jack Schmidt's voice, research, and leadership are paramount in answering the great question of how best to manage the diminishing water resources of the Colorado River.

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Award-winning research out of the Department of Watershed shows that Bonneville Cutthroat trout have developed coping mechanisms to adapt to some waterway interruptions.
Tracking Trout Movement to Understand Waterway Adaptations

Tracking Trout Movement to Understand Waterway Adaptations

Award-winning research out of the Department of Watershed shows that Bonneville Cutthroat trout have developed coping mechanisms to adapt to some waterway interruptions.

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The exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah can still be visited through the month of July.
Decisions Downstream Video by NHMU Features the Work of Dr. Sarah Null

Decisions Downstream Video by NHMU Features the Work of Dr. Sarah Null

The exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah can still be visited through the month of July.

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Dr. Janice Brahney and grad student Macy Gustavus are featured on KSL 5 News highlighting the prevalence of microplastics all around the Earth.
We drink it, we breathe it: Microplastics are 'everywhere we look,' Utah scientists say

We drink it, we breathe it: Microplastics are 'everywhere we look,' Utah scientists say

Dr. Janice Brahney and grad student Macy Gustavus are featured on KSL 5 News highlighting the prevalence of microplastics all around the Earth.

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Microplastics are so pervasive that they now affect how plants grow, waft through the air one breathes, and permeates distant ecosystems.
Plastic Planet: Tracking Pervasive Microplastics Across the Globe

Plastic Planet: Tracking Pervasive Microplastics Across the Globe

Microplastics are so pervasive that they now affect how plants grow, waft through the air one breathes, and permeates distant ecosystems.

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Joe Wheaton and a cadre of researchers from Utah State University’s Department of Watershed Sciences is garnering national attention for its efficacy to restore riverscapes to healthier and more resilient states.
Sticks and Stones in Streams: National Focus on Simple Actions to Promote Self-Sustaining Solutions

Sticks and Stones in Streams: National Focus on Simple Actions to Promote Self-Sustaining Solutions

Joe Wheaton and a cadre of researchers from Utah State University’s Department of Watershed Sciences is garnering national attention for its efficacy to restore riverscapes to healthier and more resilient states.

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Charles (Chuck) Hawkins, has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) for 2021.
Charles (Chuck) Hawkins Receives Award of Excellence from Society for Freshwater Science

Charles (Chuck) Hawkins Receives Award of Excellence from Society for Freshwater Science

Charles (Chuck) Hawkins, has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence from the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) for 2021.

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Dr. Patrick Belmont presents on climate change denial at TEDxUSU, March 2021
Belmont Examines Climate Denial

Belmont Examines Climate Denial

Dr. Patrick Belmont presents on climate change denial at TEDxUSU, March 2021

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Congratulations to all the recipients of S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) Awards for 2021!
QCNR 2021 Awards Recipients

QCNR 2021 Awards Recipients

Congratulations to all the recipients of S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) Awards for 2021!

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Dr. Trisha Atwood contributed to the assessment of global carbon emissions from trawling in an article that is featured in the NY Times.
Dr. Trisha Atwood Contributes Assessment featured in a NY Times Article

Dr. Trisha Atwood Contributes Assessment featured in a NY Times Article

Dr. Trisha Atwood contributed to the assessment of global carbon emissions from trawling in an article that is featured in the NY Times.

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In a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Null, associate professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences, and her colleagues, use art, interactive exhibits and accessible science to illustrate how decisions about river management can be i
Exhibit at NHMU Offers Hands-On Access to Real Consequences of Watershed Decisions

Exhibit at NHMU Offers Hands-On Access to Real Consequences of Watershed Decisions

In a new exhibit at the Natural History Museum of Utah, Null, associate professor in the Department of Watershed Sciences, and her colleagues, use art, interactive exhibits and accessible science to illustrate how decisions about river management can be i...

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Catch up with what our faculty and staff have been doing at the Quinney College of Natural Resources over the past 6 months.
QCNR 2021 Spring News Roundup

QCNR 2021 Spring News Roundup

Catch up with what our faculty and staff have been doing at the Quinney College of Natural Resources over the past 6 months.

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With 10 years of monitoring data on the Right Hand Fork indicating that the brown trout in this stream were negatively impacting the entire cutthroat trout population in the Logan River. A USU research team proposed a combined effort to conserve the popul
By Hook And By Creek. Persistence is Key.

By Hook And By Creek. Persistence is Key.

With 10 years of monitoring data on the Right Hand Fork indicating that the brown trout in this stream were negatively impacting the entire cutthroat trout population in the Logan River. A USU research team proposed a combined effort to conserve the popul...

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Glaciers in western Canada are disappearing at a rate nearly twice the global average, leaving major ecological disruptions in their wake. Janice Brahney and her team are investigating what that means for the ecosystems the glaciers support. Credit: Janic
Slow Motion Disaster: Receding Glaciers Open Space for Invading Algae

Slow Motion Disaster: Receding Glaciers Open Space for Invading Algae

Glaciers in western Canada are disappearing at a rate nearly twice the global average, leaving major ecological disruptions in their wake. Janice Brahney and her team are investigating what that means for the ecosystems the glaciers support. Credit: Janic...

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Dr. Patrick Belmont will be presenting at USU's TEDx event on Friday, March 5th. The presentations will be from 6-8 pm.
Dr. Patrick Belmont Presenting at USU's TEDx

Dr. Patrick Belmont Presenting at USU's TEDx

Dr. Patrick Belmont will be presenting at USU's TEDx event on Friday, March 5th. The presentations will be from 6-8 pm.

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To find a way to help people understand how their choices affect both habitats and humans, Dr. Sarah Null recruited artists to create large-format images, paintings and interactive exhibits based on her research.
Decisions Downstream: New Art-Science Exhibit Offers Insights into Watershed Connections

Decisions Downstream: New Art-Science Exhibit Offers Insights into Watershed Connections

To find a way to help people understand how their choices affect both habitats and humans, Dr. Sarah Null recruited artists to create large-format images, paintings and interactive exhibits based on her research.

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UNESCO today released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats.
New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

New research demonstrates crucial role of World Heritage marine sites in fighting climate change

UNESCO today released the first global scientific assessment of its World Heritage marine sites’ blue carbon ecosystems, highlighting the critical environmental value of these habitats.

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Utah continues to provide much-needed late winter snowfall, hydrologists say the state currently has 80% of normal snowpack. Researchers at USU are already looking ahead to fire season by investigating how wildfires impact Utah’s water supply reservoirs
Dousing the Flames: USU Investigates how Wildfires Impact Utah's Water Supply Reservoirs

Dousing the Flames: USU Investigates how Wildfires Impact Utah's Water Supply Reservoirs

Utah continues to provide much-needed late winter snowfall, hydrologists say the state currently has 80% of normal snowpack. Researchers at USU are already looking ahead to fire season by investigating how wildfires impact Utah’s water supply reservoirs

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The new publication builds upon a 2020 white paper, “Strategies for Managing the Colorado River in an Uncertain Future.”
New report confronts tough choices for the future of the Colorado River

New report confronts tough choices for the future of the Colorado River

The new publication builds upon a 2020 white paper, “Strategies for Managing the Colorado River in an Uncertain Future.”

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New research from Soren Brothers, assistant professor Utah State University Department of Watershed Sciences and Ecology Center, details how lakes in Nunavut could have a big impact on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and it’s not all bad news.
Arctic Stew: Understanding How High-Latitude Lakes Respond to and Affect Climate Change

Arctic Stew: Understanding How High-Latitude Lakes Respond to and Affect Climate Change

New research from Soren Brothers, assistant professor Utah State University Department of Watershed Sciences and Ecology Center, details how lakes in Nunavut could have a big impact on carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and it’s not all bad news.

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This video, created by undergraduate students in our college, takes a look into the history of women in the Quinney College of Natural Resources.
Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

This video, created by undergraduate students in our college, takes a look into the history of women in the Quinney College of Natural Resources.

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The year 2020 has changed how so much of the world is delivered, including how the delivery of recognitions and awards.
QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

The year 2020 has changed how so much of the world is delivered, including how the delivery of recognitions and awards.

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The rodent creates fireproof refuges for many species, suggesting wildlife managers should protect beaver habitat as the U.S. West burns. (Email Sign-in Required to Read)
How beavers became North America's best firefighter

How beavers became North America's best firefighter

The rodent creates fireproof refuges for many species, suggesting wildlife managers should protect beaver habitat as the U.S. West burns. (Email Sign-in Required to Read)

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Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Ron Goede recently passed away. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020.
Ron Goede: April 3, 1934 - August 29, 2020

Ron Goede: April 3, 1934 - August 29, 2020

Emeritus Adjunct Professor, Ron Goede recently passed away. A celebration of his life will be held on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

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With 10 awardees, Aggies tie for first among 134 institutions from North and Central America vying for student grants from the Geological Society of America
WATS Doctoral Student Christy Leonard Receives GSA Research Grant

WATS Doctoral Student Christy Leonard Receives GSA Research Grant

With 10 awardees, Aggies tie for first among 134 institutions from North and Central America vying for student grants from the Geological Society of America

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In this episode of Instead with Dr. Patrick Belmont, you will learn– How streams and fish can benefit from wildfire. How much disturbance is too much. And, what Utah has in common with California wildfires.
After the Smoke Clears: watersheds recovering from wildfire, with Dr. Patrick Belmont

After the Smoke Clears: watersheds recovering from wildfire, with Dr. Patrick Belmont

In this episode of Instead with Dr. Patrick Belmont, you will learn– How streams and fish can benefit from wildfire. How much disturbance is too much. And, what Utah has in common with California wildfires.

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Drought and dams have pushed Tonle Sap into dangerous decline, threatening its swamp forests and the fish nurseries there that provide most of the nation's protein.
Cambodia’s biggest lake is running dry, taking forests and fish with it

Cambodia’s biggest lake is running dry, taking forests and fish with it

Drought and dams have pushed Tonle Sap into dangerous decline, threatening its swamp forests and the fish nurseries there that provide most of the nation's protein.

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Global study sheds new light on current species declines, past species extinctions, and disruptions to Earth's ecosystems
Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

Global study sheds new light on current species declines, past species extinctions, and disruptions to Earth's ecosystems

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Microplastic particles and fibers spiral through the Earth system, accumulating even in protected wilderness areas and national parks in the western U.S.
More than 1,000 Tons of Plastic Rains into Western U.S. Protected Lands Annually

More than 1,000 Tons of Plastic Rains into Western U.S. Protected Lands Annually

Microplastic particles and fibers spiral through the Earth system, accumulating even in protected wilderness areas and national parks in the western U.S.

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As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food.
As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn't

As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn't

As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food.

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Back in 2013 Matthias Koschorreck, a biologist in the Department of Lake Research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany, on a whim decided to take some measurements in the catchment of a small river in Catalonia, Spain.
Filling the Gap: Study Finds Carbon Emissions Globally Underestimated

Filling the Gap: Study Finds Carbon Emissions Globally Underestimated

Back in 2013 Matthias Koschorreck, a biologist in the Department of Lake Research at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Germany, on a whim decided to take some measurements in the catchment of a small river in Catalonia, Spain.

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The Earth's carbon can be stored in trees and plants, in the ocean, in fossil fuels deep underground, and in the soil directly beneath our feet.
Eating Like a Bird: NSF Grant Keeps Tabs on Geese Herbivory and Carbon in the Yukon

Eating Like a Bird: NSF Grant Keeps Tabs on Geese Herbivory and Carbon in the Yukon

The Earth's carbon can be stored in trees and plants, in the ocean, in fossil fuels deep underground, and in the soil directly beneath our feet.

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The Great Salt Lake is facing multiple threats that put ecosystems, economies and species at risk, said Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University professor during a “Canyon Conversations” lecture Saturday morning.
USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

The Great Salt Lake is facing multiple threats that put ecosystems, economies and species at risk, said Wayne Wurtsbaugh, Utah State University professor during a “Canyon Conversations” lecture Saturday morning.