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Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

01/12/2021

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

JEDI Graduate Research Fellowships | Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University

JEDI Graduate Research Fellowships

01/05/2021

As part of our commitment to creating a more just and equitable world, the Department of Watershed Sciences is offering two JEDI research fellowships, starting August 2021.

QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

09/24/2020

The year 2020 has changed how so much of the world is delivered, including the delivery of recognitions and awards. Joseph Wheaton, associate professor from the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources Watershed Sciences Department at Utah St...

 

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Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

01/12/2021

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

JEDI Graduate Research Fellowships | Department of Watershed Sciences, Utah State University

JEDI Graduate Research Fellowships

01/05/2021

As part of our commitment to creating a more just and equitable world, the Department of Watershed Sciences is offering two JEDI research fellowships, starting August 2021.

QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

QCNR Professor Joseph Wheaton Recognized with 2020 Gordon Warwick Award

09/24/2020

The year 2020 has changed how so much of the world is delivered, including the delivery of recognitions and awards. Joseph Wheaton, associate professor from the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources Watershed Sciences Department at Utah St...

How beavers became North America's best firefighter

How beavers became North America's best firefighter

09/23/2020

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)

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

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

09/16/2020

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

WATS Doctoral Student Christy Leonard Receives GSA Research Grant

WATS Doctoral Student Christy Leonard Receives GSA Research Grant

09/14/2020

“Our scholars always do well in this competition and we are so fortunate to have such great graduate students,” says James “Jim” Evans, professor in USU’s Department of Geosciences. “We’re also fortunate to have strong support for our students from profe...

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

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

09/08/2020

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.

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

08/18/2020

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.

Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

Herbivores, Not Predators, Most At Risk of Extinction

08/05/2020

One million years ago, the extinction of large-bodied plant-eaters changed the trajectory of life on Earth. The disappearance of these large herbivores reshaped plant life, altered fire regimes across Earth’s landscapes, and modified biogeochemical cyclin...

Enlisting Private Land Owners in Conservation is Essential to Saving Endangered Species

Enlisting Private Land Owners in Conservation is Essential to Saving Endangered Species

07/20/2020

In 1872 the United States created Yellowstone, the first National Park in the world. Since then many more parks, monuments, preserves, wildernesses and other protected areas have been created in the USA. Protected areas, like Yellowstone, are invaluable, ...

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

06/15/2020

Utah State University Assistant Professor Janice Brahney and her team used high-resolution atmospheric deposition data and identified samples of microplastics and other particulates collected over 14 months in 11 national parks and wilderness areas. The r...

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

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

05/15/2020

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. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not happen at the cost of Uta...

Filling the Gap: Study Finds Carbon Emissions Globally Underestimated

Filling the Gap: Study Finds Carbon Emissions Globally Underestimated

05/05/2020

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

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

03/30/2020

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. It is pulled from these natural stockpiles when plants decay, when humans burn coal for energy, when wildfires...

USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

USU Professor Discusses Threats to the Great Salt Lake

02/27/2020

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.