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Close up of a brown-colored bat

Research Leads to New Information About Bats and Insects

September 16, 2020

NRRI's five-year bat study leads to master's candidate unexpected new knowledge about bat guts and insects using eDNA.
UMD student Raina Costello drags a drop cloth to collect ticks

Skeeters, Ticks, and Bats—Oh My!

September 16, 2020

Student research at Boulder Lake has implications for health and the environment.
Engineering kit for distance learning

Engineering a Solution

September 15, 2020

With experiential learning key, a curated kit meets a distance learning challenge.
UMD Professor Jessica Hanson

Expert Alert: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

September 15, 2020

During Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Awareness Month, a UMD public health professor shares important information on the topic.
NRRI Engineering and Maintenance Lead Jeff Kinkel backpacking at Yellowstone Canyon.

Meet the Researcher: Jeff Kinkel

September 10, 2020

Eighteen months ago, Jeff Kinkel took on a challenging role at NRRI that makes him grateful for the team approach.

Preserving a Hidden Past

September 9, 2020

Rare plants, endangered by climate change, survive in the cracks of Lake Superior rock.
A wooden bridge over a creek

NRRI, USFS Collaborate to Show Efficiencies in Timber Bridges

September 8, 2020

Research shows bridge builders that building with wood can save time and money while sequestering carbon.
UMD Associate Professor Roxanne Gould and her mother making an offering of asema (tobacco) on the shores of Lake Superior.

A Relational Approach

September 4, 2020

Collaborative UMN project connecting Indigenous perspective, humanities scholarship, and community in problem-solving for the environment.
A grove of birch with sunlight streaming through it.

NRRI Recent Funding Awards

September 1, 2020

Natural Resource Research Institute funding awarded between January 1 and August 28, 2020.
UMD NRRI Chemistry and Materials Science Program Leader (Materials and Bioeconomy) Brian Barry in the  Chemical Extractives Lab.

Minnesota Leading in Biochar Research and Demonstration

August 24, 2020

Biochar is gaining interest around the globe. NRRI is working to understand all of its potential.