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CAFNR Office of Research Newsletter // March 23, 2023 // 5(6)
Feature Stories
Blooms Like it Hot. But, Also, Cold? (click to read)
Blooms Like it Hot. But, Also, Cold? »

CAFNR researcher works with international team to discover prevalence of cold-water algae blooms

An End in Sight (click to read)
An End in Sight »

Climate expert predicts an end to catastrophic drought, increased risk of severe weather this spring

Missouri Water Center Works to Monitor Water Quality, Quantities, Train Students (click to read)
Missouri Water Center Works to Monitor Water Quality, Quantities, Train Students »

Because water issues are broad and complex, co-directors and advisory committee members spent the past year prioritizing research focus areas

CAFNR Research Council

The CAFNR Research Council is continuing its online webinar series for the spring semester. Registration is not required. Upcoming events include:

  • Thursday, March 23, 3:30 p.m.: Keri Jacobs, Associate Professor and MFA Chair in Agribusiness, will present “From Anecdote to Evidence: A look into governance practices of agricultural cooperatives,” Join on Zoom.
  • Thursday, April 6, 3:30 p.m.: Jaime Barros Rios, postdoctoral fellow, Plant Science and Technology will present “Natural Variation of Lignin Metabolism in Poplar.” Join on Zoom.
  • Thursday, April 20, 3:30 p.m.: “Using Cryo-Electron Microscopy to Study Protein Quality Control in Disease,” Stephanie Gates, associate professor, Biochemistry. Join on Zoom.
Research Roars

Mid-Career Research Development Program Accepts Hospitality Management Faculty

Pei Liu, associate professor of hospitality management, was accepted into Mizzou’s Mid-Career Research Development Fellows Program for a two-year term beginning fall 2023.

Hospitality Management Professor Receives Fullbright Award

Dae-Young Kim, professor of hospitality management, was selected by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board as an award recipient for 2023-24. Kim is a Fulbright U.S. Senior Scholar for the upcoming academic year. He will use his scholarship to teach and conduct research on sustainable tourism in Las Palmas, Spain, for five months.

CAFNR faculty members have received the following recent grants (listed by Principal Investigator):

Robert Myers, Uniting the Regional Cover Crop Councils to Build National Cover Crop Decision Support Tools, Agricultural Research Service, 7/15/22-6/14/27, $160,400

Robert Myers, Catalyzing cover crop advancement as a climate-smart practice through a national variety improvement and seed production program, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 4/1/23-3/31/28, $10,000,000

Andrew Scaboo, SOYGEN3: Building capacity to increase soybean genetic gain for yield and composition through combining genomics-assisted breeding with characterization of future environments, University of Minnesota, 10/1/22-9/30/23, $62,996

Kerry Clark, Innovation-to-Impact (i2i) 2.0 Technology Driven Platform, University of Illinois System, 9/20/22-9/19/23, $31,847.

Kerry Clark, SIL MRA2 Mechanization, University of Illinois System, 8/15/22-8/14/23, $146,728

Jie (Christine) Lie, Children Learning through Outdoor Experiences, 5/31/22-5/31/24, $110,085

In the News

MU research boost is nothing to swine about
COMO Magazine

$10 Million Grant will Help MU double the Acerage of Cover Crops in the U.S. by 2023

Maple syrup production gains popularity near St. Louis but warming winters endanger it
St. Louis Post Dispatch

Hummingbirds are headed back to the Midwest

Missouri has an increased interest in wine

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