Environment

I-CARES to offer funds for innovative research

By Public Affairs on February 3, 2014 in Climate, Energy, Environment, News, Sustainability

The International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability, or I-CARES, has released its 2014 call for research proposals. I-CARES will award up to $500,000 this year in seed funding for innovative research projects to tenured and tenure-track faculty at Washington University in St...

Iron uptake by plants focus of I-CARES grant

By Public Affairs on September 5, 2013 in Environment, News, Plants

Both humans and plants need iron in their diets, or else they get sick and don’t grow. Humans can eat iron-rich foods or a supplement, but for plants, the process is more complicated, as iron in the soil has to be dissolved before the plant can absorb it. With a one-year grant from Washington Uni...