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A warming Midwest increases likelihood that farmers will need to irrigate

Plant biology professor Evan DeLucia and his colleagues found that hotter conditions expected by midcentury will lead to a need for crop irrigation in the Midwest, a region that relies primarily on rainfall to grow crops.

Jessica Conroy receives NSF grant to study tropical water cycles

Conroy was awarded the CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate past patterns of the water cycle in the tropical Pacific.

Dr. Andrew Miller receives Distinguished Research Scientist award

Dr. Andrew Miller, affiliate of Plant Biology, was presented with the Distinguished Research Scientist award from the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois during a Celebration of Excellence held to honor the outstanding achievements of its employees.

At the intersection of plankton and numbers

Graduate students in biology and mathematics collaborate to shed light on disease dynamics

Excessive rainfall as damaging to corn yield as extreme heat, drought

University of Illinois scientists have linked historical crop insurance, climate, soil and corn yield data to quantify the effects of excessive rainfall on corn yield.

Taking bird research to new heights

Mark Hauber broadens our understanding of the avian world

Stephen Long Elected to National Academy of Sciences

University of Illinois plant biology and crop sciences professor Stephen P. Long is one of 100 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Team measures puncture performance of viper fangs

Like other vipers, puff adder skulls have hinged jaws that deploy the fangs when the animal opens its mouth to strike.

Introducing Beescape: a new online tool and community to support bees

A new online tool and community, called Beescape, enables beekeepers, or anyone interested in bees, to understand the specific stressors to which the bees in their managed hives, home gardens or farms are exposed, according to researchers at the University of Illinois, through a collaboration with Penn State University.