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A Non-Flying Office Addition

David Vaught is presented a new, but earth-bound trophy

Vaught, chair and director of graduate studies for the University of Missouri School of Natural Resources’ Parks, Recreation and Tourism department, was recognized in early March.

A Stormy Forecast

Spring Storm Season May be unusually Active, Says MU Atmospheric Sciences Researcher

The upcoming storm season could be more active than usual in Tornado Alley, according to a University of Missouri atmospheric sciences professor. Tony Lupo, department chair and professor of MU atmospheric science, said that the upcoming weather pattern resembles that of the turbulent 2002-2003 season when 109 tornadoes swept across Missouri – one of the worst seasons on record. Then,…

Easter Eggs? Check. Candy? Check. Flashlight? Check.

MU Parks, Recreation and Tourism students get practical experience at planning a big event

On March 25, children from Columbia will search for candy-stuffed Easter eggs after the sun goes down in the 2nd Annual Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. This fun outing not only gives the kids something to look forward to, but it gives the MU Parks, Recreation and Tourism students the chance to give back to the community. In 2009, the City…

Understanding a Weather Stop Sign in the Sky

An MU-Russia team partners to determine how a warming climate may influence atmospheric blocking

In December and January, a lingering snowy and cold snap engulfed much of America. While previous storms steadily moved over the country and out to sea, leaving moderate weather behind, this period of harsh winter weather came and stayed for weeks and plunged as far south as Texas. The frigid and stagnant weather pattern confused many, but it didn’t surprise…

Green wood

CAFNR professor researches environmentally certified forest products

Everyone is in favor of going green. But how much more will the average consumer pay to help the environment? Francisco Aguilar, assistant professor in forestry at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is finding out.

Seeing Green

New technology at MU's Delta Research Center has the potential to keep money in farmers' pockets and help protect the environment

University of Missouri scientists have played a key role in developing new technology that takes the guesswork out of deciding how much nitrogen to apply to crops. The technology has the potential to keep money in farmers’ pockets and help protect the environment.

You’ve got quail

Modern farming techniques have erased much of the habitat of the once-abundant northern bobwhite quail, but on Hobson’s farm and others like it, the quail population is going up-without dragging profits down.

Ready for the storm

Campus Weather Service helps make MU "storm ready"

Students in the Department of Soils, Environmental and Atmospheric Sciences are working to make MU the first university in mid-Missouri to become certified as “storm ready” by the National Weather Service (NWS).

A little science, a lot more fish

Lives of Nepal's subsistence fish farmers dramatically improved with help from an MU professor, some science and vertical cages

In 1985 Jack Jones, now the Dunmire Professor of Water Quality in the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, wanted to add an international component to his emerging career. He noticed Nepal’s developing aquaculture and thought his expertise could help. With a National Science Foundation grant, he traveled to the country between Tibet and China.

Chasing Thundersnow

MU researchers release weather balloons during winter storms

Everyone is familiar with storm chasers who follow tornadoes during the summer months. One University of Missouri researcher and a team of students will be doing much the same thing this winter in search of a rare weather phenomenon called thundersnow. The research could make the prediction of such severe snowfall events more accurate.