Current Research by Department

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

Research News
  • Delaware sewers provide a clearer view of COVID numbers

    July 26, 2022 | Written by Johnny Perez-Gonzalez of WHYY
    WHYY examines wastewater testing for COVID-19, including the work of the UD Center for Environmental and Wastewater Epidemiological Research.
  • Salty farms

    July 25, 2022 | Written by Adam Thomas
    UD is part of a multi-institutional team researching this problem and trying to develop a tool to help farmers better prepare themselves against damaging salt patches.
  • Food insecurity

    June 09, 2022 | Written by Kate Nyquist and Adam Thomas
    Kyle Davis, an assistant professor who researches food insecurity, said that the main implication of not reaching this goal is that “humanity will not be able to provide sufficient and nutritious food for all people on the planet if current crop production patterns persist.”
  • Bracing our crops

    May 02, 2022 | Written by Dante LaPenta
    In just about every corner of the globe, maize is an essential crop. Americans, who call it corn, dedicate more than 90 million acres to it — roughly the same size as the entire state of Montana. But a crop is only valuable if you can harvest it. Researcher Ashley Hostetler identifies traits that help crops survive in harsh environments

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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