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In harm’s way: Wolves may not risk ‘prey switching’ say USU ecologists

CAS program faculty Dan MacNulty explores 'prey switching.'

USU Scientist’s Efforts Highlighted in AGU’s ‘Earth Day’ Collection

Utah State University scientist Patrick Belmont is among researchers invited by the American Geophysical Union to submit a ‘success story’ illustrating the power of science in providing solutions for a special 2017 Earth Day/March for [...]

2017 Snowmelt

CAS faculty Scott Jones, Simon Wang, and Jim Lutz  on this year's snow melt.

Zach Gompert Studies Formation of New Species

With colleagues from ten universities in North America and Europe, Zach Gompert published ecological and genomic insights into stick insect speciation in the Feb. 17, 2017, issue of Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Jacopo Baggio Uses Math to Aid Environmental Restoration

Jacopo Baggio's team employed analytic modeling to unravel the confusion in a case study of estuary watershed restoration efforts in Washington’s Puget Sound. The team reports development of quantitative tools to foster collaboration and efficient [...]

USAID Wonders of the Mekong project

Phnom Penh, Cambodia:  USU Professor Sarah Null is part of  the project launch for the USAID Wonders of the Mekong project.  We started collecting samples from the head water (source) that gives birth to the [...]