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Our Department's overall mission is to conduct research, educate at all levels, and provide services and outreach that benefit South Dakotans and society as a whole. Our department addresses basic and applied research questions and approaches in: Ecology and Environmental Science, Rangeland Ecology and Management, and Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Read More...
We can expect more large, high-intensity forest fires in the coming years, according to wildfire expert Mark Cochrane, a senior scientist at the Geospatial Sciences Center of Excellence. He and an international team of researchers used satellite imagery to identify 478 extreme fire events. He will discuss his research on SDPB's In the Moment on Monday, April 10.
Fisheries biologist Steven Chipps of the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and Fulbright scholar Muthiah Muruganandam will use existing data to track changes in the characteristics and water quality of surface waters in northeastern South Dakota.