Environment and Natural Resources

Texas A&M AgriLife Research partners with various institutes and agencies to develop nationally and internationally recognized science-based knowledge documenting natural resource management as a requirement for healthy, functional ecosystems. Agriculture is the largest user of the world’s water resources. One of the biggest concerns for the future of water-based resources is the sustainability of the current and future water resource allocation. Wildlife management has become an integrated science using disciplines such as mathematics, chemistry, biology, ecology, climatology and geography to gain the best results. Research in natural resources is a multifaceted and holistic approach, which requires a significant change in how the natural and human environments are identified.

AgriLife Research topics in the environment and natural resources include:

Water Use and Management
Research programs focus on demonstrations and educational projects that determine the best methods, processes, or activities to improve and protect water quality.

Wildlife Management
Research programs promote sustainable wildlife populations, including game, nongame and endangered species through impact assessments, demographic and spatial modeling and monitoring protocols.

Ecosystem Management
Some major research areas include Rangeland Ecology and Management, ecosystem issues spanning all rural/urban gradients, ecological restoration, human dimensions within an ecosystem management perspective, and other areas concerning natural resources.

Soils
AgriLife Research partners with departments and other institutes to help provide landowners and everyday citizens with the necessary information on tracking environmental effects on soils as well as ways to help keep the soil as well as the plants and vegetables that grow in the soil safe from these concerns.

 

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