Our department addresses the challenge of developing environmentally sustainable agricultural systems to produce food for a world population that is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050. We provide expertise to mitigate the impact of climate change and to develop the potential of sustainable biofuel crops. Our work on nutrient and carbon fluxes in ecosystems helps increase nutrient use efficiency, improve soil health and solve greenhouse-gas issues. We have three major program areas: Crop Science, Soil Science, and Environmental Information Systems. We promote productive and sustainable land use practices on regional, national, and international scales. Our main thematic areas focus on food production systems, sustainable agroecosystem management, and linkages between agriculture and environmental change. To learn more about the department's research themes, click here.
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