Posts Tagged ‘ School of Natural Resources ’

Weatherfest is April 9, will focus on severe storm safety

Apr 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, March 31

The 11th annual Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium and Family Weatherfest April 9 will feature information about safety and severe weather. The family-oriented event, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Hardin Hall, is free and open to the public. Ken Dewey, a climatologist in the School of Natural Resources, organizes the symposium each year to […]

Coordinator’s environmentalism took root growing up in Nepal

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Jan. 27

Credit Kathmandu for Prabhakar Shrestha’s push to green the Big Red. Shrestha grew up in Nepal, first in a small village in the east part of the Asian nation, then in the capital city of Kathmandu. Conditions in the city led Shrestha to become involved in environmental issues. “Solid waste management as a whole is […]

Tern and plover conservation partnership celebrates 10 years

Feb 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, February 18, 2010, Issue

The Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a reception starting at 6 p.m., following the annual Nebraska Tern and Plover meeting, Feb. 23, in Hardin Hall. The all-day meeting is free and open to the public. The meeting will include a poster session, research findings, river reports and lunch. The […]

Water, natural resources lecture series begins Jan. 13

Jan 6th, 2010 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 7, 2010

A free 14-lecture water and natural resources seminar series, beginning in January, will give the public opportunities to hear top speakers address water and environmental concerns ranging from regional to global. The UNL Water Center’s annual spring semester lecture series begins Jan. 13 and ends April 28. During that time, lectures are presented each Wednesday, […]

Forum probes climate change in Nebraska

Dec 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, December 10, 2009, Issue

Climate change in Nebraska was the focus of a Dec. 1 forum led by School of Natural Resources faculty. The event, “Sportsmen’s Forum: Climate Change and Nebraska Wildlife,” was designed to help Nebraskans understand the implications of climate change in the Cornhusker State. Rick Schneider, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, presented an overview of the […]

$3.1M IGERT award is a first for UNL

Nov 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, November 19, 2009

NSF grant to fund innovative, water-focused graduate education program UNL is launching an innovative, interdisciplinary graduate education program to prepare future scientists, policymakers and natural resource managers to address increasingly complex global water issues. The program is funded by a $3.1 million National Science Foundation grant. The five-year grant from NSF’s Integrative Graduate Education and […]

Researchers hope poop project gets to bottom of river otter questions

Oct 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, October 29, 2009

UNL researchers are using a novel approach to get the poop on one of the state’s most reclusive species. They want to know more about river otters, threatened nocturnal mammals that live along Nebraska’s river basins. Because the animals are so difficult to trap and study, researchers in the School of Natural Resources as well […]

Drought monitor rolls past 500th map

Sep 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, September 10, 2009

The U.S. Drought Monitor achieved a milestone with publication of the April 7 map – number 500. “The Drought Monitor is being used as a model all around the world,” said Mark Svoboda, climatologist for the UNL-based National Drought Mitigation Center. “It has generated awareness of drought as a hazard.” The School of Natural Resources […]

UNL analyzes data from test holes, helicopters for resource districts

Jun 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, June 11, 2009

This is not your grandmother’s water dousing. UNL geologists are analyzing data collected by high-tech helicopter-mounted equipment to pinpoint locations where water is likely to be found. Resource districts and others will be able to use the analyses for exploration, development and protection of groundwater supplies, said Jesse Korus, groundwater resources coordinator for the Conservation […]

Dewey treks to Arctic Circle to witness environmental trends

Jan 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Campus News, Issue, January 29, 2009, November 13, 2008, October 30, 2008

Ken Dewey has a new passion. Storm chasing is out. Climate change is in. After building a career on pursuing storms and snapping severe weather photos, the School of Natural Resources professor is exploring deeper into the environment to see if the global climate is truly shifting. “This is not a direction I anticipated. I […]