Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring

Precipitation Data in Demand Recent widespread droughts and severe floods… [more]

Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring

Monitoring Rangelands

WERA-040 (2007-2012): This project has provided tools that help landowners and land… [more]

Monitoring Rangelands Monitoring Rangelands

Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems

W-2185 (2007-2012): This project provided successful, cost-effective, and sustainable… [more]

Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems

Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

W-2122: This project advanced our understanding of bioactive dietary chemicals that… [more]

Bioactive Dietary Chemicals Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

Rural Population Change

W-2005: This project has provided data and insights on demographic trends in rural… [more]

Rural Population Change Rural Population Change

Preventing Obesity in High Risk Families

W1005 (2007-2012): This project has identified factors that contribute to obesity… [more]

Preventing Obesity in High Risk Families Preventing Obesity in High Risk Families

Mitigating Agrochemical Impacts

W-2045 (2010 - 2015): This project has advanced our understanding of the fate and… [more]

Mitigating Agrochemical Impacts Mitigating Agrochemical Impacts

Rangeland Fragmentation

W1192 (2006-2012): This project has influenced the way public and private land management… [more]

Rangeland Fragmentation Rangeland Fragmentation
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Volunteer Precipitation Monitoring

Precipitation Data in Demand Recent widespread droughts and severe floods in the U.S. are reminders that fluctuations—especially extremes—in precipitation seriously impact the environment and society. For almost 125 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has monitored … [Read More...]

WERA-040 research and outreach has helped rangelands professionals sharpen their skills for identifying ecological sites on rangelands. Photo by Bobbie Davis, NRCS.

Monitoring Rangelands

WERA-040 (2007-2012): This project has provided tools that help landowners and land managers assess the ecological status of rangelands and make management decisions that support the sustainability of healthy rangelands. Who cares and why? Rangelands in the western U.S. form a vast and … [Read More...]

Pentalonia caladii colony heavily parasitized by Endaphis fugitiva

Biological Control of Pests in Plant Systems

W-2185 (2007-2012): This project provided successful, cost-effective, and sustainable pest control in agricultural and natural settings by releasing, manipulating, and conserving the predators, parasites, and pathogens that attack harmful insect and weed pests. Who cares and why? Insect … [Read More...]

Salmon is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, bioactive chemicals that promote cardiac health (photo by Andrea Pokrzywinski).

Bioactive Dietary Chemicals

W-2122: This project advanced our understanding of bioactive dietary chemicals that can be either beneficial or harmful to human health, thus identifying ways to improve food safety, prevent common diseases, and ensure that consumers have a safe, healthy food supply. Who cares and … [Read More...]

The ethnic composition of many rural areas is changing as ethnically diverse immigrants seek work and low costs of living in rural areas. Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl, Bread for the World.

Rural Population Change

W-2005: This project has provided data and insights on demographic trends in rural areas that are essential for plans, programs, and policies that support sustainable rural communities and promote residents’ quality of life. Who cares and why? As rural places and populations change, … [Read More...]

Group Of Children Running In Park

Preventing Obesity in High Risk Families

W1005 (2007-2012): This project has identified factors that contribute to obesity in young children and have developed innovative strategies and initiatives to help prevent and decrease obesity, especially in low-income and minority families with children. The proportion of the U.S. … [Read More...]

W-2045 research and models have been used to assess how birds are impacted by exposure to oil spill chemicals. This  research helps ensure that the ecosystem will recover successfully. Photo by Petty Officer Caleb Critchfield, U.S. Coast  Guard.

Mitigating Agrochemical Impacts

W-2045 (2010 - 2015): This project has advanced our understanding of the fate and effects of agrochemicals and led to mitigation technologies that reduce the risks to human and environmental health. Who cares and why? Agrochemicals (e.g., pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, and … [Read More...]

W1192_Cow herd is tended on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest in Arizona_Photo by Wink Crigler for X Diamond Ranch_Cropped

Rangeland Fragmentation

W1192 (2006-2012): This project has influenced the way public and private land management decisions are made by developing standardized tools for assessing the social, economic, and ecological aspects of rangeland fragmentation in the western U.S. Who cares and why? One of the most serious … [Read More...]