Current Research by Department

Soil scientist Yan Jin awarded University’s highest faculty honor: youtube.com/watch?v=Rh__5gorAvo

Latest CANR Research News
  • Ag-inspired engineering

    December 08, 2021 | Written by Maddy Lauria
    Two UD professors from two different colleges have found common ground between corn and bridges that will allow them to better understand the structural stability upon which both objects rely.
  • Researchers with influence

    November 16, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant
    Three professors from the University of Delaware — Wendy Smith, Rodrigo Vargas and Yushan Yan — have been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers for 2021 by Clarivate, a global analytics company.
  • Looking deeper into the soil

    October 07, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    UD's Rodrigo Vargas is a co-principal investigator on a new $18.9 million National Science Foundation grant to study soil at depths greater than anywhere else in the world.
  • 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.

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

One Health Delaware free vet clinic in Wilmington helps pets, people, students

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