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Projects

  • cchange

    C-CHANGE: Consortium for Coupled Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises

    C-CHANGE is an Iowa State University Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Initiative focused on building science-based partnerships for meeting 21st century challenges and opportunities in agriculture, technology, and innovation. C-CHANGE faculty and staff work across the university and with farmers, communities, businesses, and other organizations to create practical, science-based solutions for seeing change in agriculture

  • strips

    STRIPS: Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips

    The STRIPS team pioneered field application of prairie strips as a farmland conservation practice. Farmers and farmland owners can now receive funding through the USDA Conservation Reserve Program to establish prairie strips on their farms.

  • pewi map

    PEWI: People in Ecosystems - Watershed Integration

    PEWI is an online tool designed to provide a scientific platform for teaching, discussing, and evaluating agricultural watershed management. PEWI encourages users to think through the complexity of social-ecological systems and their associated trade-offs, and build comprehensive understanding of system outputs and outcomes at multiple scales.

  • tractor planting prairie

    We are determining biodiversity impacts of land restoration associated with renewable energy development. Wildlife taxa of interest include birds, small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and pollinators. We are also assessing impacts to plant communities.