South Dakota State University

Ant diversity marks grassland restoration progress

The more diverse the ant population, the closer a restored section of grassland is to its original state, according to Laura Winkler. The South Dakota State University graduate completed her master's degree ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Nesting habitat key to pheasant numbers

(Phys.org) —With record low pheasant numbers, hunters are looking at a tough season, but South Dakota State University wildlife researchers predict the birds can rebound, with proper management.

dateOct 11, 2013 in Ecology
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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.

dateMay 29, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateMar 27, 2013 in Engineering
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Study tracks relationship between storms, cities

(Phys.org)—On the Great Plains, storm clouds are visible from quite a distance. And, sometimes, those storms seem to veer off course for no apparent reason. A group of scientists is studying weather patterns to determine ...

dateAug 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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