Researchers Introduce Macrosystems Approach to Study Stream Ecology | freshare.netSnack Attack: Bears Munch on Ants and Help Plants Grow | freshare.netHumanity Has Exceeded 4 of 9 ‘Planetary Boundaries’ | freshare.netRainfall Can Release Aerosols | freshare.netEmerald Ash Borer Confirmed as Threat to White Fringetree | freshare.netNew Contaminants Found in Oil and Gas Wastewater | freshare.netMDC to Match $1.3 Million to Help Landowners with Habitat Conservation | freshare.netHunting Bats Rely on ‘Bag of Chips Effect’ | freshare.netHumans, Sparrows Make Sense of Sounds in Similar Ways | freshare.netMDC Talks Winter Turtle Power | freshare.netAlgae Blooms Create Their Own Favorable Conditions, New Study Finds | freshare.netBig River, Big Data | freshare.netMapping Snake Venom Variety Reveals Unexpected Evolutionary Pattern | freshare.netBreathing Diesel Exhaust Leads to Changes ‘Deep Under the Hood’ | freshare.netAre Human Behaviors Affecting Bird Communities in Residential Areas? | freshare.net2014 in Missouri Conservation News | freshare.netHoliday Closures on the Buffalo | freshare.netForget Myth: Poinsettias are Not Poisonous to Humans, Pets | freshare.netSensing Distant Tornadoes, Birds Flew the Coop | freshare.netBuffalo National River Deputy Superintendent | freshare.netSpider’s Web Weaves Way to Advanced Networks and Displays | freshare.netFight Litter Through Annual “No More Trash!” Contest | freshare.netCitizen Science Spurs Increased Support For Conservation | freshare.netHow to Help Winter Wildlife | freshare.netFungus-Growing Ants Selectively Cultivate Their Crops | freshare.netEat More Carp | freshare.netFirst Time Hickory Nut Pie | freshare.netOrganic Mulch Lets Insect Pollinators Do Their Job | freshare.netKeep Your Plants from Freezing this Winter | freshare.netUsing and Planting a Living Christmas Tree Adds Appeal to Home Landscape and Memories of the Season | freshare.netTool Maintenance Now Saves Time in the Spring | freshare.netNumber of Missouri Christmas Tree Farms in Decline | freshare.netMotorists: Be on the Lookout for Deer on Highways | freshare.netGroundwater Patches Play Important Role in Forest Health, Water Quality | freshare.netHome in the Business Park | freshare.netNational Water-Use at Lowest Levels Since Before 1970 | freshare.netLittle Evidence Conservation Organizations Respond to Economic Signals | freshare.netProtect Bulbs From Pesky Critters | freshare.netMDC Stocks Rainbow Trout at Mid-Missouri Lakes for Winter Fishing | freshare.netPharmaceuticals and the Water-Fish-Osprey Food Web | freshare.netBackpack Physics: Smaller Hikers Carry Heavier Loads | freshare.netWhy Plants Don’t Get a Sunburn | freshare.netNestling Birds Struggle in Noisy Environments | freshare.netMinimal Risk of Encountering Stinging Caterpillars in Missouri | freshare.netNew Tracers Can Identify Frack Fluids in the Environment | freshare.netPersimmon Seeds Predict Ozarks’ Winter Weather | freshare.netAs Weather Cools, Trout Fishing Action Heats Up | freshare.netU.S. Forest Service Releases 2015 Dates for Fee-free Days | freshare.netOK Dept. of Wildlife Internships | freshare.netSpring River Dam Repairs Completed | freshare.netThe Glade as an Ozarks Treasure | freshare.netSmall Spills at Gas Stations Could Cause Significant Health Risks Over Time | freshare.netReport Assesses Health of the Nation’s Birds | freshare.netImportation of Firewood Banned on Arkansas’s WMAs and NWRs | freshare.netRivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal | freshare.netSearch for Missing Hiker Successful | freshare.net2015 Natural Events Calendar on Sale | freshare.netErbie Campground Open | freshare.netGenetic Secrets of the Monarch Butterfly | freshare.netThe Cultural Side of Science Communication | freshare.netNanoparticles Accumulate Quickly in Wetland Sediment | freshare.netWind Turbine or Tree? Certain Bats Might Not Know | freshare.netFall Fishing on the Ouachita River | freshare.netDog Waste Contaminates Our Waterways | freshare.netSmoke in the Air | freshare.net2014 Arkansas Fall Color Updates Now Available | freshare.netWeekly Fall Color Reports Available | freshare.netFracking Wastewater That Is Treated for Drinking Produces Harmful Compounds | freshare.netDiscover Nature with Elk Driving Tours | freshare.netGlade Restoration Workshop Planned for Calico Rock | freshare.netA Day on the River: A National Hunting and Fishing Day Event |‘Green Wave’ Explains Migratory Bird Routes | freshare.netPesticides Levels Still a Concern for Aquatic Life in Rivers and Streams | freshare.netWalking Off Obesity | freshare.netA Future for Agroforestry | freshare.netCamden Doctor Has Battled Feral Hogs for Years | freshare.netPassenger Pigeon Centennial a Conservation Milestone | freshare.netHunter Observation Form Goes Electronic | freshare.netCape Nature Center Hosts Missouri Author-Artist Duo | freshare.netMDC to Hold Vehicle and Equipment Auction Oct. 18 in Salem | freshare.netView ‘Caterpillars with Character’ at Cape Nature Center | freshare.netMaster Gardener Courses Being Offered in Hollister and Ozark | freshare.netEvent at Rockwoods Reservation to Commemorate the Passenger Pigeon | freshare.netFun on the Farm | freshare.netPollutant Risk Changes When Bugs Take Flight | freshare.netGo Mobile with New, Free MDC “MO Hunting” App | freshare.netFall Armyworms Infesting Some Oklahoma Lawns | freshare.netStatistics Show Arkansas Ranking High in Deer Categories | freshare.netMDC Provides Columbia High Schools with Outdoor Equipment | freshare.netBaby Alligator Found at Bull Shoals Lake | freshare.netMDC Hosts Women’s Trout Fishing Event at Maramec Spring Park | freshare.netYoung Birds Delay Departure, Make Frequent Stopovers During First Migration | freshare.netConservation Department Continues Alligator Gar Restoration | freshare.netArkansas Bear Survey Needs Eyes in the Field | freshare.netLawn Care Professional Workshop in Springfield Sept. 2 | freshare.netLawn, Gardening or Insect Problem:  Who Ya Going to Call? | freshare.netHunter Education Skills Session on MU Campus | freshare.netLearn About Tree Health and Garden Pest Control at Master Gardener Seminar | freshare.netMU Scientists Call for Increased Conservation Efforts to Save Black Bears | freshare.netA Global Temperature Conundrum: Cooling or Warming Climate? |

Exploring the Ozarks Outdoors:

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Walking Off Obesity Increased Access to Nature Trails, Forest Lands –Not Nature Preserves– Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates, MU Study Finds from MU News Bureau on Vimeo. Researchers at the University of Missouri and the University of Minnesota found that local governments can help reduce youth obesity levels by increasing the amount and… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 09/12/14
A Future for Agroforestry Biodiversity is becoming a key topic for landowners to consider. With onslaughts of invasive pests such as emerald ash borer and the spread of detrimental diseases such as SDS in soybeans, many producers should be looking at ways to add variety to a land management plan. “Without biodiversity you could… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 09/12/14
Fun on the Farm September brings the beginning of fall, football, festivals and more importantly — harvest season. With cornhusks ready to gather, plump pumpkins dotting the fields and ripe apples prime for picking, the autumn season is the perfect time to get out on a farm. For the eighth year, South Farm Research… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 09/12/14
Who’ll Report the Rain? Above: Nancy Bishop, senior research/lab technician, checks rain and other weather gauges at the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center in New Franklin. Each day Nancy uploads the recorded data to weather reporting sites and the CoCoRaHS precipiation monitoring network. “It only takes a couple of minutes and simple to do,”… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 07/31/14
Listening for Danger Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 07/10/14
Joining the Force Earlier in May, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled the latest plans for the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force. The task force will include a partnership with 12 land grant universities – including the University of Missouri – to “support state-level strategies and actions to curb water… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 06/05/14
Chemical Beacons Sometimes plants inadvertently roll out the red carpet for bacteria. Mizzou plant scientists recently discovered how a plant’s own chemicals act as a beacon to bacteria, triggering an infection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published their study April 21. “When bacteria recognize these plant chemicals it builds a… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 05/15/14
Dangerous to Be Young There’s a reason why there is less singing outside your window. Nearly one-third of songbird species across North America are experiencing long-term declines. Scientists have spent years researching potential causes for these population declines, focusing on the birds when they have just hatched as well as when they are adults.… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 05/09/14
Celebrating Wilderness Western states such as Alaska and Montana often have the allure to visitors as a place unexplored or never disturbed by man. But in Missouri there is plenty of backcountry areas left to explore in the state’s eight wilderness areas. These areas are located throughout southern Missouri and were created… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 04/04/14
Energy Harvest Creating an energy grid with small bioenergy power plants could benefit people in rural areas of the country as well as provide relief to an overworked national power grid, University of Missouri researchers have found. “Transporting power through power lines to remote, rural areas is very inefficient and can be… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 03/13/14
Concealing Swine Pork brings us the wonderful aromas of bacon frying, pork chops grilling and ham baking. However, the odor from a hog house is less pleasant. A University of Missouri Extension assistant professor of agricultural systems management is researching ways to reduce that odor. Through funding from the MU College of… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 02/05/14
Self-Repairing Plants? University of Missouri plant science researchers have found a receptor in plants that could be a vital component in the way plants respond to danger, including pests, environmental changes and plant wounds. This discovery may lead to herbicides, fertilizers and insect repellants that naturally work with plants to make them… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 01/24/14
Care of the Wild Sometimes visitors at the Kansas City Zoo warn Kelsey Goens that there are kangaroos on the loose. She reassures them that no marsupials have escaped. Two dozen or so kangaroos roam the zoo’s Australia section at will during the day. Kids visiting today’s zoos have a much different experience from… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 12/26/13
Autumnal Giving Tim Reinbott’s love of pumpkins started back in kindergarten during a class field trip. Now as superintendent of the Bradford Research Center in Columbia, he is sharing his affection for the autumnal adornments with students around central Missouri. “Since 2005 we have been growing pumpkins to share with kids,” Reinbott… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 12/18/13
The Sweet Path Plant scientists are borrowing a tool from medicine to unravel how plants fight off an attack. The Schultz-Appel Chemical Ecology lab in Mizzou’s Bond Life Sciences Center used PET scans to decipher how and when a plant uses resources to fight off a disease or insect. Positron emission tomography (PET)… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 12/11/13
Rehabilitating Birds of Prey CAFNR students, community members and other MU students gear up to volunteer their time and effort in rehabilitating injured raptors. Since 1972, the Raptor Rehabilitation Project organization at MU has been keeping this project soaring. The Raptor Rehabilitation Project is a service and education organization of the MU College of… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 11/15/13
Sea Change Meteorologists often use information about warm and cold fronts to determine whether or not a tornado will occur in a particular area. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that the temperature of the Pacific Ocean could help scientists predict the type and location of tornado activity in the… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 10/15/13
Treasured Champion Bur Oak to Receive Much-Needed Care In mid-Missouri, generations have known it simply as “The Big Tree.” With a 140-foot crown spread, the nearly 100-foot tall bur oak located just off the Katy Trail near McBaine is a contender as a national champion. Most evenings, dozens of visitors to the tree take in the beauty of… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 10/15/13
A Little Less Nitrogen Nitrogen fertilizer costs U.S. farmers approximately $8 billion each year, and excess fertilizer can find its way into rivers and streams, damaging the delicate water systems. Now, a discovery by a team of University of Missouri researchers could be the first step toward helping crops use less nitrogen, benefitting both… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 10/02/13
Crawling Research Vineyards of the Midwest may be in danger by an emerging virus. A little bug not normally indigenous to Missouri is being tested to see if it is the culprit in the spread of this new viral disease.The Grapevine vein clearing virus (GVCV) was first discovered in 2004 in a… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 10/02/13
Toxic Nanoparticles? Nanomaterials are increasingly used in water treatment, food packaging, pesticides, cosmetics and other areas.  There is a growing concern that these particles could pose a potential health risk to humans and the environment.  In a new study, researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a reliable method for detecting… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 08/29/13
Down on the Farm Shrimp Agriculture typically brings to mind corn, soybeans and cattle. But research at the University of Missouri could make seafood a major cash crop in the Show-Me State. David Brune, a professor of agricultural systems management in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is developing a seafood production system… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 08/29/13
Above and Beyond Students at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources did big things this summer. From conducting research in Germany, to traveling for Monsanto, from working on a sea turtle reservation in Costa Rica, to interning in the community relations department for the St. Louis Cardinals, our interns were all… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 08/22/13
Promise of Elderberry Researchers, plant scientists and horticulturists from the University of Missouri are showcasing their work on a little berry that is making big news among health researchers. During the first International Elderberry Symposium held recently in Columbia, participants got a peek into what the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates called his “medicine… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 08/01/13
Baby Bird Threat Baby birds face many dangers before they leave the nest.  A new threat is slithering up their trees. “A warmer climate may be causing snakes to become more active and seek more baby birds for food,” said John Faaborg, professor of biological sciences in MU’s College of Arts and Science… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 07/18/13
Red Hot Knowledge “Seeing a crown fire run up a mountainside and hearing that ‘freight train’ sound that comes with the incredible energy release of a burning forest is an amazing and humbling experience,“ said Peter Noble, CAFNR alum. Noble graduated from MU with a B.S. in both forestry and fisheries and wildlife… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 07/12/13
Digital Bugs No matter where you are, someday you may be able to study more than 7 million insect specimens from the Enns Entomology Museum at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources through an online virtual museum. CAFNR and 13 other Midwestern institutions are digitizing their collections… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 06/14/13
Tree Trouble Missouri’s black walnut trees could be in trouble if thousand cankers disease (TCD) moves in from bordering Tennessee. TCD is a serious threat to one of the state’s most valuable hardwood species, says Hank Stelzer, University of Missouri Extension state forestry specialist and Forestry Department Chair at the MU School… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 05/23/13
Ready to Burst? The value of farmland has seen a significant increase during the last decade. According to a University of Missouri agricultural economist, low mortgage rates and record income per acre may be driving farmland values higher than is sustainable. “We’re looking at interest rates close to the lowest level in 60… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 04/18/13
Fish Story Fishing always has been a hobby for MU associate professor Mark Morgan. Since moving to Missouri a decade ago, he has discovered the wide variety of fishing Missouri waterways have to offer: hold bass, trout, crappie, catfish, walleye and more. He also has encountered many techniques used by fishermen, such… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 02/28/13
Hot 2012 2012 is the warmest year on record in Missouri since 1895 when climatologists began recording temperatures, said Patrick Guinan, MU School of Natural Resources extension assistant professor of climatology. The year will also go down as the 11th driest year since 1895. This is part of a longer trend. Since… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 01/04/13
Name That Weed A new app can help people easily identify weeds in their field, lawn or garden. Kevin Bradley, MU Extension weed scientist and associate professor of plant sciences in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, unveiled the app for iPhones, iPads and Android devices at the MU Crop… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 12/21/12
Learning Through Seeing Chris Starbuck, emeritus associate professor in plant sciences, has found success blending his long term passions for photography and plants. “I have been taking photos off and on for 40 years and have always considered photography an art form,” Starbuck said. “I find that I pay closer attention to the… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 12/19/12
Who Are the Tornado Tourists? Like big game hunting guides giving tourists a glimpse of African lions, a growing group of commercial storm chasing companies are providing people from all over the world a close look at tornadoes. Gaining in popularity since the movie Twister in 1996, these tours have become a regular part of… College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources 07/14/10