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Our faculty and students are creating new knowledge every day and driving solutions to some of our greatest challenges. You are now viewing a collection of discoveries at the College of Biological Sciences.

Soil horizon swings

Researchers dig into what earthworms wiggling into previously worm-less areas around Itasca and northern Minnesota means for soils.

earthworm wiggles on forest floor

The team loads up the bags of dried mustard in the car. Next stop: northwest Minnesota. It may sound like a restaurant delivery, but the condiment’s final stop won’t be a diner booth.

A bacterial bullseye

Microbial Engineering graduate student Maddy Bygd identified a promising new candidate for remediating “forever chemicals” in soil. 

Maddy Bygd stands in the lab