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Raising the Research Profile

CAFNR Research Council working to promote researchers and projects

When Shibu Jose was named the interim associate dean for research in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) in late 2018, one of his first goals was to develop a CAFNR Research Council. The council would be made up of faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and graduate students, and would help share and spread CAFNR’s…

Q&A With Lydia Jefferson

Jefferson is a junior in environmental sciences

Why did you decide to come to the University of Missouri and major in environmental sciences? What do you enjoy about the program itself? The field of study? I’ve wanted to come to Mizzou since I was in eighth grade, back when I wanted to be a fiction writer. Even though my interests shifted to STEM during high school, my…

Part of the Frontline Discovery Group

Undergraduate research opportunities open doors for CAFNR students

When Lauren Eagon came to the University of Missouri to study natural resource science and management, one of her goals was to complete her own research project. With the help of faculty mentors in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), Eagon, who is now a senior, has been an active participant in undergraduate research throughout her…

A Deserved Distinction

Chung-Ho Lin elected to the rank of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Senior Member

Chung-Ho Lin, associate research professor in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR), was recently honored by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Lin was elected to the rank of NAI Senior Member. “I am honored to earn the rank of NAI Senior Member,” Lin said. “I appreciate the advisory…

CAFNR Students Earn S.T.A.R Honors

As Mizzou pivoted to new forms of learning and engagement in Fall 2020, the Office of Undergraduate Research designed and delivered a robust set of online workshops. As part of those workshops, the office created the S.T.A.R. program: Student Training for Advancing Research. For each student who attended at least five workshops or completed compliance training (IRB, RCR, EHS), they…

A Focus on Community Health and Resilient Food Systems

Free, virtual Agroforestry Symposium scheduled for Jan. 28-30

The annual Agroforestry Symposium returns in 2021 with a focus on community health and resilient food systems. The symposium, led by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Center for Agroforestry, will be completely virtual this year – and free of charge. This is the 12th year of the event and registration is currently open.…

A Long-Term Look

Tony Lupo sees similar winter trends for mid-Missouri

While there’s never a dull moment when it comes to long-term forecasting, Tony Lupo doesn’t foresee any wild weather swings during the upcoming winter months in mid-Missouri. Lupo, a professor of atmospheric science in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) School of Natural Resources (SNR), said the weather shouldn’t stray too far from last…

CAFNR Office of Research Recognizes Drivers of Distinction

The CAFNR Office of Research recently recognized 10 faculty members as Drivers of Distinction. The honor was given to the faculty members, listed below, who had the highest total shared credit research expenditures over the past 10 years (2011-20). David Diamond – director, Missouri Resource Assessment Partnership (School of Natural Resources) Felix Fritschi – C. Alice Donaldson Professor in Bioenergy…

Joining a Prestigious Organization

Shibu Jose selected as 2020 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 

Growing up on a small agroforestry farm in India, Shibu Jose found an interest in the land management practice, which combines both agriculture and forestry, at an early age. That interest in agroforestry morphed into a passion as Jose began his bachelor’s degree in forestry at Kerala Agricultural University in Kerala, India. Jose, now the associate dean in the CAFNR…

Emily Piontek Receives Distinguished Thesis Award as Part of 2020 Celebration of Excellence

Emily Piontek received the 2020 Distinguished Thesis Award as part of this year’s virtual Celebration of Excellence Awards. This past spring, she graduated with her Master’s in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and a Certificate in Public Policy. During the completion of her research, Piontek was advised by Sonja Wilhelm Stanis, associate professor in…