South Dakota State University (SDSU) was established in 1881 in Brookings, South Dakota. Today, SDSU has nearly nearly 12,000 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. SDSU is known for its academic departments of agriculture, engineering, nursing and pharmacy. SDSU's Web site is more oriented towards students and prospective students.
Scientists help retrieve ice core from West Antarctica
A slice of ice from 17,500 years ago can help scientists figure out how the Earth came out of the Ice Age and how climate change can happen in the future, according to South Dakota State University Professor Jihong Cole-Dai ...
Patterns of deforestation may increase Amazon's vulnerability to drought
Two major droughts within a five-year period have done significant damage to the Amazon forest in Brazil, but analyzing how the forest has responded may help researchers predict the long-term impact of global warming, according ...
Landowners key to preserving Prairie Pothole habitat
(Phys.org) —A survey of Midwest landowners will help policymakers find ways to further incentivize conservation of wetlands and grasslands in the Prairie Pothole Region, according to Larry Gigliotti, assistant unit leader ...
Scientist documents wetland losses
(Phys.org) —Wetlands in eastern North and South Dakota are shrinking at a rapid pace, according to professor Carol Johnston of the South Dakota State University Natural Resource Management Department.
Researcher evaluates frozen blueberries
Blueberries pack a powerful antioxidant punch, whether eaten fresh or from the freezer, according to South Dakota State University graduate Marin Plumb.
Ranchers benefit from long-term grazing data
Scientists studying changes in the Earth's surface rely on 40 years of Landsat satellite imaging, but South Dakota ranchers making decisions about grazing their livestock can benefit from 70 years of data gathered at the ...
Agricultural engineers develop system to prevent combine fires
"What a nightmare," blogs one North Dakota sunflower farmer, describing fires smoldering in combine engine and ladder compartments, under the rotor belt and in front of the radiator.
Researcher examines motion of breaking waves
During the spring of 2011, Lake Poinsett homeowners were amazed at how easily the waves destroyed their sandbag and concrete barricades, but South Dakota State University Civil Engineering Professor Francis Ting was not. ...
Multi-hybrid planter to advance precision ag research
When plant scientist Peter Sexton needed a new row-crop planter at the Beresford research farm, he looked to the future—in terms of equipment and networking.
Researchers explore fuel from algae, insects in native grasses
(Phys.org)—Fuel made from algae and the discovery of insects that no one has ever seen in native grasses were among the research findings presented by South Dakota State University researchers at the 2012 Sun Grant National ...