Current Research by Department

Planting for the planet: youtube.com/watch?v=hk7pzHw2XOc

Latest CANR Research News
  • Precision Prevention For Prostate Cancer

    June 04, 2021 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Aditya Dutta and research collaborators found that, under conditions of stress, the NKX3.1 gene, which is critical in prostate biology, moves to the mitochondria — the powerhouse of the cell — in order to protect against prostate cancer.
  • Planting for the planet

    April 22, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant
    The saying “From tiny acorns, mighty oaks grow” reminds us that great things can come from small, humble beginnings. It also points to an easy way each one of us can turn inspiration into action to “Restore Our Earth” — the theme of Earth Day 2021.
  • Why can't we be friends?

    April 06, 2021 | Written by Tracey Bryant
    Just as the beneficial bacteria living in yogurt and sauerkraut are good for your gut, tiny organisms living in the soil help plants — by getting them nutrients, protecting them from drought, and fending off disease.
  • Backyard carbon

    March 29, 2021 | Written by Lauren Bradford
    To witness the carbon cycle in action, many homeowners need look no further than their own backyards. Researchers quantify carbon emissions from lawns and lawn maintenance in cities.

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