Current Research by Department

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Latest CANR Research News
  • Inner Workings: Keeping arsenic out of rice

    August 12, 2021 | From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Journal
    Angelia Seyfferth is investigating how husk fertilizer affects the movement and form of arsenic within the rice plant.
  • Hungry birds need healthy caterpillars

    August 10, 2021 | Written by Beth Miller
    Caterpillars are especially important in our environment because of their impact on birds. Most bird species rely on caterpillars to provide energy for themselves and their young.
  • Helping India's smallholder farmers

    August 04, 2021 | Written by Adam Thomas
    UD graduates assist with this research study that suggests diversifying nutritional strategies in India. Angelia Seyfferth, associate professor in CANR, said that CENFOODS is happy to support talented students like Jessica Clark internships program.
  • Resisting urban pressure

    August 02, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    UD researchers investigate ability of urban trees, soils to maintain critical ecosystem services.

Inspiring discovery

With cutting-edge innovation, our faculty and students transform exploration into impact. We apply classroom and laboratory knowledge to tackle real-world challenges. And we're leading the way in cross-disciplinary unique strengths to create more sustainable and equitable ecosystems.

From understanding migratory wildlife patterns or predicting consumer behaviors, to identifying pest resistant plant genetics and pioneering new techniques in veterinary medicine, our research helps define the world around us. Explore our areas of expertise and discover the exciting advances we're making today.

Animal and Food Sciences

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Applied Economics & Statistics

Researchers explore consumer response to the use of recycled water in wine production

Entomology and Wildlife Ecology

UD research investigates migratory birds’ habitat concerns on coffee farms

Plant and Soil Sciences

Rodrigo Vargas among leaders in assessment of continent’s carbon cycle assessment

Cooperative Extension

Sweet corn out, sweet potatoes in: Data shows fundamental shifts in American farming