Animal Science Research


This study represents a unique opportunity to understand different outcomes of grazing by livestock versus horses as it pertains to sage grouse and will inform management of grazing on public lands. Read More...
Jim Sedinger
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2013

Sage grouse

This project characterizes the olfactory mechanisms that determine how the mosquito (Anopheles stephensi) specifically targets humans for blood feeding versus other animals.

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Andrew Nuss
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
Start Date: 7-01-2017

Anopheles stephensi mosquito

Providing beneficial information on demographic parameters that determine population growth or decline as well as providing detailed information on high quality habitats that are selected by ewes to enhance lamb survival.

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Kelley Stewart
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 9-01-2015

Bighorn lamb with collar

Arthropod pests are numerous and result in billions of dollars in lost revenue annually. Traditionally, control of these pests has relied on insecticidal chemical applications or genetically modified crops. However, insecticide resistance has emerged in response to these strategies and new control measures are needed.

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Andrew Nuss
Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Veterinary Sciences
Start Date: 7-01-2016

Manduca sexta, Tobacco Hornworm catipillar