2021 Ogallala Aquifer Summit encourages a community-wide approach to tackle issues facing the aquifer The 2021 Ogallala Aquifer Summit focused on sharing information about community-led activities and identifying current barriers and opportunities related to effectively managing this valuable resource over the short and long term. Read more.
Featured map: Demonstrating the cascade of stewardship Managing and regulating water to ensure long-term, sustainable use is a top priority for state and local planners — however, it quickly becomes a delicate balance with consideration to ecological processes, natural disasters and general land/water ownership rights. Read more.
New book discusses extreme weather events like Winter Storm Uri The book “Climate Change and Extreme Events,” recently published by Elsevier, explores the relationship between climate change-related weather events and their impact on human lives through a multidisciplinary lens. Read more.
Promoting coastal resilience through partnerships and planning What some might see as an unlikely partnership at first, has blossomed into an action-oriented, trail-blazing group of partners working collaboratively towards a common goal: building coastal resilience in the Southeast region. Read more.
Meet a scientist: Jaclyn Robertson Jaclyn Robertson is a third-generation Aggie and the fourth generation to live on her family's property in Milano County, Texas. Her strong connection to her community and deep Texas roots is what motivates her work as an AgriLife Extension associate for the Texas Water Resources Institute. Read more.
Activity patterns and behavioral modifications of feral swine in North America and Eurasian boar in Europe One means of understanding wild pig biology and behavior is turning to their not-so-distant relatives, the Eurasian boar. Learn how we examine the differences between North American feral swine and Eurasian boar research focused on the activity patterns and behavioral modifications of these animals in response to both human control efforts and environmental influences. Read more.
TWRI experts help Texans understand water after the big freeze Read more.
Texas Brigades summer camps offer wildlife knowledge, life skills Read more.
The Blackland Research Center is looking to add an assistant professor in digital agriculture Read more.
New conservation research: Factors associated with listing decisions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act Read more.
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As a project specialist for the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, Brittany builds strategies and works with our Institute partners to grow recognition for our research and products while building on fundamental Insti…