Current Research by Department

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

Research News
  • Growing space crops

    November 28, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    Growing food in space is fraught with daunting challenges, including extreme environmental stressors like radiation and microgravity. Qingwu (William) Meng, an assistant professor of controlled-environment horticulture, is an expert on plant growth and light, which, as you’ll remember from your elementary school science or Ms. Frizzle’s Magic School Bus, is an essential component in turning a seed into a mature plant.
  • Sharing their research

    November 18, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    The symposium gave young researchers a chance to summarize their work, often to a visitor without prior knowledge of the subject. Awards were given in each of the college’s five unique strength research areas.
  • Improving Kenya's Crop Yield

    November 17, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    As climate change continues to impact food production and supply chains in sub-Saharan Africa, it will be critical for the region to address these food security challenges by enhancing agricultural production.
  • From Tanzania to Delaware

    November 01, 2022 | Written by Kate Zincone
    Plant and soil sciences graduate student Shem Elias conducts research on ginger to take home to Tanzania.

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