Environment

Bat with white nose syndrome

Saving bats from deadly fungus

By Courtney Chazen on October 19, 2017 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Joshua Blodgett, assistant professor of biology, knows that bats may not rank high on most people’s lists of lovable creatures. However, that has not stopped him from researching how to combat white-nose syndrome (WNS), an infectious disease that is wiping out bat populations across North America...

Agriculture can become leader in climate change

By Courtney Chazen on November 17, 2016 in Climate, Environment, News, Plants

More than 80 international participants from 40 organizations attended the 2016 C-Quest workshop on Oct. 24-25 at Washington University in St. Louis. The two-day event entitled Charting a Course for Climate Research in Agriculture, featured multiple presenters focused on developing practices that...