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Remote Sensing, ShanghaiRanking, Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence, SDSU Image Processing Laboratory, U.S. Geological Survey Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science

South Dakota State University Ranks 27th in World, 7th in U.S. For Remote Sensing Research

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South Dakota State University was ranked 27th worldwide and 7th in the United States for research productivity in the area of remote sensing, according to ShanghaiRanking’s 2017 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

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Conservation Biology, Tropical Forest Reforestation, forest fragments, Birds, Habitat Fragmentation

Targeted Forest Regeneration: A Blueprint for Conserving Tropical Biological Diversity?

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A new University of Utah-led study shows that targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates of bird species over time.

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WIU Faculty, Students Studying Behavior of Asian Carp as Part of National Grant

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A group of Western Illinois University biologists and biology graduate and undergraduate students are working with the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center (UMESC) to conduct ecological studies on Asian carp in the Upper Illinois and Mississippi rivers.

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soil, soil formation, Topography, Geology

When Does Rock Become Soil?

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Nature’s way of forming soil takes a great deal of patience. The Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) August 15 Soils Matter blog post explains the complex process of soils forming and maturing.

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Tiny particles, P, me, V, micro-scale, micro-scale 3D models, Object Physics, Object measurement, Mount St. Helens, Volcano Sciences, Volcanos, Ash

Innovative Way to Understand Nature of an Entire Tiny Particle

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New research from the University of New Hampshire has led to the development of a novel technique to determine the surface area and volume of small particles, the size of a grain of sand or smaller. Due to their tiny size, irregular shape and limited viewing angle, commonly used microscopic imaging techniques cannot always capture the whole object’s shape often leaving out valuable information that can be important in numerous areas of science, engineering and medicine.

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atmosphere science, UAH, earth system science, Rwanda, water availability, Ecological Forecasting, Google Earth Engine, Landsat Satellites, synthetic aperture radar, Develop, NASA

UAH Earth System Science Major Helps Map, Preserve Wetlands in Rwanda

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Alex McVey, a senior majoring in Earth system science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (AUH), served as the project lead this summer for NASA DEVELOP’s Rwanda ecological forecasting project.

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Earthquakes, Induced Earthquakes, wastewater injection, Oklahoma earthquakes

New Analysis Casts Doubt on Predicted Decrease in Oklahoma Earthquakes

Wastewater injection rates in Oklahoma have declined recently because of regulatory actions and market forces, but seismologists say that has not yet significantly reduced the risk of potentially damaging earthquakes.

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Earthquakes, Geology, Energy Sources, Oil and Gas Extraction, Hydraulic Fracturing, Geophyscics

Shake It Up: Human-Induced and Natural Earthquakes in Central U.S. Are 'Inherently Similar'

The stresses released by human-induced and naturally occurring earthquakes in the central United States are in many cases indistinguishable, meaning that existing tools to predict shaking damage can be applied to both types.

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earth system science, Atmospheric & climate research, UAH, Geospatial, Geology

UAH Designated Center of Academic Excellence in Geospatial Sciences

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UAH's Department of Atmospheric Science has been named a Center of Academic Excellence in geospatial sciences by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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Photosynthetic reaction centers, Heliobacter, Biomimetics, Solar energy

A New Picture Emerges on the Origins of Photosynthesis in a Sun-Loving Bacteria

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A research group led by Raimund Fromme has gained important new insights by resolving with near-atomic clarity, the very first core membrane protein structure in the simplest known photosynthetic bacterium, called Heliobacterium modesticaldum (Helios was the Greek sun god). By solving the heart of photosynthesis in this sun-loving, soil-dwelling bacterium, Fromme’s research team has gained a fundamental new understanding of the early evolution of photosynthesis, and how this vital process differs between plants systems.







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