Wild and Wool
Featuring Dr. Kezia Manlove. Wild and Wool addresses domestic sheep grazing on public land was an integral part of settling the western United States. However, as conservation efforts ramp to rebound bighorn populations, the wool industry, scientific comm...
'Wildfires In The West' With Paul Rogers And Larissa Yocom On Wednesday's Access Utah
Listen to the UPR interview with Larissa Yocom and Paul Rogers concerning wildfires in the west.
USU Recognized for Best Undergraduate Research Program in Nation
Utah State University has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA), recognizing USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry. The award will be presented by...
Mapping Landsat's Long History
Recently, Ellie Leydsman McGinty developed an interactive Google Earth Web Map of the Landsat Program’s long history. NASA had the opportunity to talk with her about this project.
Martyn Mathews Caldwell, 1941 - 2021
We lost a special friend, colleague, and scientific intellect this week. Martyn M. Caldwell passed away from complications of Parkinson's and Lewy Body disease on January 24th.
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.
Forest Ecology and Management degree is accredited for another 10 years
Today, Dec. 17th, our Forest Ecology and Management degree was accredited for another 10 years by the Society of American Foresters (SAF)
Monarch Butterflies On 'Wild About Utah'
Monarch butterflies are facing a dire situation across the country, with their numbers plummeting dangerously close to extinction levels. Two major populations occupy North America—the Eastern and Western population—that carry with them the innate behavio...
Climate Change, Criollo and the Colorado Plateau: Is an old Breed the Future for Cattle Ranching?
The Colorado Plateau, located in the western United States, is known for its stunning landscapes and wild-west ambiance. The cowboy lifestyle is still very much a part of the landscape with over 90% of the region being utilized by the cattle industry. Cli...
Biochar: Can it Help Fight Climate Change While Improving Soil Health?
As carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere increase, the battle against climate change worsens. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that traps and radiates heat. Capturing carbon, or carbon sequestration, is a natural or artificial process that all...
Fall Semester WILD Alumni and Friends Newsletter 2020
Greetings and welcome to the first WILD Alumni and Friends newsletter! In this first edition, we look at two of our members: Bill Woody and Jennifer Bakken.
And now for something completely different….
Mark Kreider is a MS student in Ecology, advised by Dr. Larissa Yocom. Many of us know Mark for his research on post-fire forest regeneration ecology, including a recent paper on the identification of aspen seedlings in the field. But it turns out that M...
Light pollution alters predator-prey interactions between cougars and mule deer in western US
A new study by authors including WILD faculty David Stoner, Terry Messmer, and UDWR personnel Kent Hersey and Dan Olson provides strong evidence that exposure to light pollution alters predator-prey dynamics between mule deer and cougars across the interm...
USU Research Looking At The Root Of Plant-soil Interactions
To improve restoration and agricultural practices, USU scientists are studying how soil microbes and moisture affect native and nonnative plants.
Warming Climate is Changing Where Birds Breed
Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right al...
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. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not happen at the cost of Uta...