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Plant science discovery advances renewable energy research

Plant science discovery advances renewable energy research

New discoveries in the laboratory of Richard Dixon could help develop biomass crops better suited for processing into products such as aviation fuel, plastics and other industrial products.

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EnsurIng Fish Can Swim Through Manmade Obstacles

EnsurIng Fish Can Swim Through Manmade Obstacles

Biologists at UNT are helping state conservation efforts by studying fish velocity through manmade obstacles such as pylons and culverts. Professor Ed Mager and his team will examine four species of fish that are considered to be species of greatest conservation need.

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Upgrades to Water Research Field Station

Upgrades to Water Research Field Station

An anonymous donation of $300,000 promises to improve UNT's existing Water Research Field Station with a permanent lab facility and educational resources.

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 First-of-its-kind Test for Identifying Toxic Silver Ions

First-of-its-kind Test for Identifying Toxic Silver Ions

UNT chemistry researchers have developed a test to more easily identify toxic silver ions, which can be harmful to humans and the environment at high concentrations.

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Preventing Nuclear Waste Contamination

Preventing Nuclear Waste Contamination

Jincheng Du, an internationally recognized researcher in nuclear waste processing, has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State with a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, the International Commission on Glass’s W.E.S. Turner Award and Corning’s 2019 Gordon S. Fulcher Distinguished Scholar Award.

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Researching Pollinators

Researching Pollinators

Elinor Lichtenberg is a behavioral and community ecologist interested in how plant-pollinator interactions change with the biological community.

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Citizen Scientists as Excellent Resources

Citizen Scientists as Excellent Resources

Biological sciences researcher Kelly Albus sifted years of data collected by citizen scientists and found that it is of a quality consistent with that collected by professional agencies.

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Preventing Undersea Oil Pipeline Leaks

Preventing Undersea Oil Pipeline Leaks

Physics researcher Oliviero Andreussi is developing a virtual lab to test compounds that will either increase or decrease the formation of natural gas hydrates, potentially preventing undersea pipeline leaks.

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Partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife

Partnering with Texas Parks and Wildlife

David Hoeinghaus is partnering with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to protect the fish and others in their ecosystem.

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City of Dallas Funds Water Conservation Program

City of Dallas Funds Water Conservation Program

Rudi Thompson, associate professor of biological sciences, is successfully changing behavior and saving billions of gallons of water each year through the city of Dallas’ Environmental Education Initiative.

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UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program Earns Top Honors

UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program Earns Top Honors

The UNT Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program in Chile was recently awarded a 2019 Ocean Award by Boat International, a publisher of materials for boating enthusiasts.    

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