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Research

At the College of Biological Sciences we learn biology by doing biology, and our faculty are on the cutting edge of research and discovery in the field. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities concerning research at CBS.

Funds available for enhancing research with new equipment

The CBS Dean's Office will be awarding $350,000 for the purchase of equipment that enhances the research capacity of CBS investigators. Funds can be used to purchase either new equipment or auxiliary components to augment existing CBS equipment, as well as digital or cloud-based equipment, e.g. new analytical software. 

Diverse perspectives on biodiversity

Global survey reveals that more species are threatened with extinction than previously thought


With millions of plant and animal species scattered across every biome on the planet, biodiversity is a complex topic. Experts from all over the world need to communicate across borders to bring the global challenges to biodiversity into focus. How can researchers share their findings to build a common understanding of the risks and opportunities for action? 

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.