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Wetland Ecosystem Services: How wetlands can benefit Iowans.

May 14, 2020

wetland with yellow flowers in foregroundKay Stefanik, Assistant Director, Iowa Nutrient Research Center, discusses the ecological services wetlands provide in the Iowa agricultural landscape, in a blog post for the Iowa Learning Farms/Conservation Learning Group.  

There is a need for more wetlands in Iowa

June 24, 2020

"Farm News" interview with Iowa Nutrient Research Center Assistant Director Kay Stefanik about the importance of wetlands and the roles they play in Iowa's landscape. Article (June 19, 2020) by Kriss Nelson. 

Putting Science Into Practice: AAI Agribusiness Showcase & Conference 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 8:00am to Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 3:55pm

Putting Science into Practice is the theme of the 2021 Agribusiness Association of Iowa Virtual Showcase & Conference, Feb. 9-10. INRC Assistant Director Kay Stefanik will speak on "Implementing Wetland Edge-of-Field Management: Why, Where, and How" at 3:00.p.m., during the session, Putting Wetland & Edge of Field Management into Practice, from 3:00-3:55. 

Wonders of Iowa Wetlands Webinar

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

A webinar on Tuesday, May 25, 7-8 p.m., kicks off the series “Profiles in the Wonders of Iowa’s Wetlands” created by the Iowa Nutrient Research Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The series will feature 12 in-depth educational videos highlighting the diversity and benefits of wetland ecosystems throughout the state. The webinar, which airs during American Wetlands Month, will introduce the project and give an overview of Iowa wetland types, their functions and ecology, and the beneficial goods and services they can provide. Find more information and the link to register.  

New ‘Marsh Madness’ trailer will deliver sights, sounds and science of wetlands to audiences across Iowa

June 7, 2021

A new trailer named “Marsh Madness” combines sight, sound and science to engage Iowa audiences about the values of the state’s wetland ecosystems. The artfully designed trailer features scenes of wetlands and their plant and animal communities and recorded sounds of wetland fauna. Adding to the immersive educational experience are three-dimensional interactive models demonstraing the unique landscape placement and hydrology of three wetland types typical in the state. The trailer was developed by Iowa Learning Farms team and the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. 

Soil study shows why nitrous oxide emissions should factor into climate change mitigation

November 11, 2021

A newly published study found that poorly drained agricultural soils emit enough of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide that the resulting climate change effects could far exceed the benefits of using the same soils as a means of sequestering carbon.The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, was authored by Steven Hall, associate professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Nathaniel Lawrence, ISU graduate student in ecology, evolution and organismal biology; Carlos Tenesaca, research scientist in ecology, evolution and organismal biology; and Andy VanLoocke, associate professor of agronomy. Funders for the work included the Iowa Nutrient Research Center. 

Dr. William Crumpton

William Crumpton
Researchers
Edge-of-Field
Professor - Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology
Area of Expertise: 
Nitrate Removal Wetlands

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