Areas of Priority

IANR Research, Teaching and Extension Communities

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IANR strives to combine research, teaching and extension in a multidisciplinary, collaborative environment that encourages the best thinking and expertise from across the University and private enterprise – to ensure Nebraska’s competitiveness in a world of change and challenge.

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Communities

  • Science Literacy
  • Stress Biology
  • Healthy Humans
  • Healthy Systems For Agricultural Production and Natural Resources
  • Computational Sciences
  • Drivers Of Economic Vitality for Nebraska

The six communities were formed in 2011. At that time, faculty from all IANR departments came together and rather than focus on individual department needs, they agreed to focus on areas of strength that they felt the institution as a whole could build upon. That type of bold collaboration and thinking is what was needed to propel Nebraska forward. We are striving to excel in these areas but we can go much further and have a much greater impact with your involvement. As we continue to strategize around these areas, we encourage you to become a part of the conversation. We welcome your feedback, ideas, engagement, and support in our ongoing endeavor to make your university a global leader in these key areas.

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Streaming Science
Streaming Science is a student-driven science literacy program highlighting the work of scientists conducting critical agricultural and environmental research in Nebraska.

Science Literacy

Encouraging members of society to analyze complex challenges and make science-informed decisions in real-world situations.

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Healthy Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Systems

Stress Biology

Improving production, health, and well-being for animal, plant, and human systems; we are working to better understand how organisms and systems adapt to stressors such as drought, insects, heat and cold.

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Stress Biology
By researching the effects of high nighttime temperatures on wheat and rice, Nebraska researchers are hoping to gain a better physiological and genetic understanding of the heat stress responses.
Healthy Humans
Nebraska's Angela Pannier is part of the team exploring new treatment options for growth plate disorders.

Healthy Humans

Establishing a research-based understanding to advance human health in relationship to healthy communities; we are conducting studies along a continuum from basic biomedical research directed to understand disease to nutritional foods and strategies that promote physical and mental well-being.

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Healthy Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Systems

Healthy Agricultural Production and Natural Resources Systems

Building on our expertise in soil health, water resources, ecology, risk analysis, and plant and animal systems, we are helping Nebraskans develop resilient agricultural production and natural resources systems.

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Healthy Systems
Nebraska One Health brings together people with diverse backgrounds, skills, and perspectives to improve the health of humans, animals, plants and shared environments.
Computational Sciences
As a member of the Agricultural Data Coalition, Nebraska is helping farmers better control, manage,and maximize the value of the data they collect every day in their fields.
Computational Sciences

Computational Sciences

Striving to efficiently and effectively analyze and report large sets of high-quality data in ways that we can easily share with the public.

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Drivers of Economic Vitality for Nebraska

Drivers of Economic Vitality for Nebraska

Strengthening Nebraska's entrepreneurial approaches to stimulate economic development and increase the vitality of Nebraska's communities and the quality of life of its people. 

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Economic Vitality
University programs are designed to help community leaders explore their regional economic advantages and strategically build on economic strengths.