Research and Innovation

Feeding the world. Protecting the planet.

Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary solutions. For 150 years, the daring innovations of our graduates have shaped the world we know today. Now, we carry on that daring spirit, using cutting-edge technology and scientific advances to envision a better tomorrow.

Focused on identifying and addressing future challenges, students and faculty of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources are mastering research in five areas of unique strength:

  • Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation;
  • Human dimensions of food, agriculture and natural resources;
  • Sustainable food systems, landscapes and ecosystems;
  • Genetics and genomics for plant, animal and ecosystem improvement; and
  • One Health intersections among animal, plant, human and ecosystem health.

Explore the exciting research we’re leading and the entrepreneurial ecosystem we’re building.

UD Research Initiatives

In an age of technology and innovation, the future has never looked more exciting.

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Upcoming events

  • UD in Sussex County

    Article by Michele Walfred | March 10, 2020

    Middle school students learn about plants and STEM careers

  • Expert insight on Coronavirus

    Article by Beth Miller | March 05, 2020

    Scientists, physicians and a historian bring clarity, counsel and context on COVID-19

  • Soil judging team

    Article by Dante LaPenta | March 04, 2020

    First UD soil judging team earns professional development benefits

  • Expert insight on Coronavirus

    Article by Beth Miller | March 05, 2020

    Scientists, physicians and a historian bring clarity, counsel and context on COVID-19

  • For the Record, Feb. 14, 2020

    Article by UDaily staff | February 14, 2020

    University community reports recent new assignments, presentations, publications, honors

  • UD in Sussex County

    Article by Michele Walfred | March 10, 2020

    Middle school students learn about plants and STEM careers

Faculty expert spotlights

Headshot of Professor Kyle McCarthy
Kyle McCarthy
Townsend Hall
302-831-1412

Areas of research include: Evaluation of wildlife behavioral response to human recreation; Application of resource selection, diversity of mammals and population models to rare and elusive species.
Headshot of Professor Changquing Wu
Changqing Wu
Townsend Hall
302-831-3029

Areas of research include: Separation and identification of bioactive compounds from foods, spices, using column chromatography techniques; Impact of bioactive compounds on obesity and heart disease.

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