Researchers Recommend More Transparency for Gene-Edited Crops | Science
Press Release, November 19, 2020 | New government regulations for biotechnology will create gaps in oversight of gene-edited crops and the provision of information to consumers.
The ‘Public Good’ of Controlling Mobile Pests with Genetically Engineered Crops
Margaret Huffman, Nov. 11 2020 | Choosing to plant genetically engineered seed that will grow insect-resistant corn (Bt corn) is more expensive at the time of planting but is common practice in places like the United States and the Philippines. This study takes a closer look at those who do not plant genetically engineered seed because their neighbors use of Bt corn eliminated the local pest pressure.
Student Spotlight: Jabeen Ahmad, AgBioFEWS Fellow
CALS Magazine, Fall 2020 | AgBioFEWS Fellow Jabeen Ahmad's interdisciplinary journey from public defender to plant biologist.
Responsible Innovation in Biotechnology: Stakeholder attitudes and implications for research policy | Elementa
Jennifer Kuzma, September 1, 2020 | This article explores attitudes of stakeholders involved in biotechnology towards the Responsible Innovation (RI) framework.
Office of Research and Innovation Honors Three with Award for Excellence
Matt Simpson, August 10, 2020 | Three Office of Research and Innovation employees won this year’s Award for Excellence — SHRA employee Patti Mulligan and EHRA employees Daniel Findley and Nicholas Leblanc.
Returning to Farming’s Roots in the Battle Against the ‘Billion-Dollar Beetle’ | Agricultural and Resource Economics
Rosemary Brandt, July 21, 2020 | Nicknamed the "billion-dollar beetle" for its enormous economic costs to growers in the United States each year, the western corn rootworm is one of the most devastating pests farmers face.
|10.1126/science.abd1512||Responsible Innovation, Biotechnology, Governance, CRISPR, Gene-Editing|
|10.1016/j.ecolecon.2020.106883 PDF||Agroecology; Bioeconomic feedbacks; Areawide pest suppression; Crop choice; Discrete choice models; Endogenous sorting|
|10.1007/s11051-020-05022-2. PDF||Social science, Nantechnology,
Societal and ethical implications, Nanotechnology infrastructure network,
Emerging lanthanum (III)-containing materials for phosphate removal from water: A review towards future developmentsZhi, Y., Zhang, C., Hjorth, R., Baun, A., Duckworth, O.W., Call, D.F., Knappe, D.R.U., Jones, J.L., Grieger, K. (2020) Emerging lanthanum (III)-containing materials for phosphate removal from water: A review towards future developments. Environment International, 435: 109257. DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.106115 PDF
|Lanthanum, Phosphate, Surface water restoration, Eutrophication control, Phosphorus inactivation|
Effect of microplastics on ecosystem function: Microbial nitrogen removal mediated by benthic macroinvertebratesHuang, Y., Li, W., Gao, J., Wang, F., Yang, W., Han, L., Lin, D., Min, B., Zhi, Y., Grieger, K., Yao, J. Effect of microplastics on ecosystem function: Microbial nitrogen removal mediated by benthic macroinvertebrates. Science of the Total Environment, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142133.
|Microplastics, Nitrogen removal function, Denitrification, Anammox, Chironomids, Microorganisms|
|10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109257 PDF||Machine learning, Natural resources management, Stakeholders, Decision-support tools, Decision-making, Process-based modeling|