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November 16, 2022

Farms of the future

Cellular agriculture could provide a sustainable option for the meat industry, reducing energy, water, and land-use challenges and the industry's carbon footprint.

Food resilience after a global catastrophe? 

A team of researchers is investigating what could be done to feed the world in the event of a nuclear winter or other globally impactful event.

Adapting crops to climate change

Farmers are making adjustments to ensure their crops survive as the effects of climate change and extreme weather bring new risks to agriculture.

The history of corn cultivation

A unique confluence of disciplines and serendipity helped researchers gain a deeper understanding of how modern corn was domesticated.

Biodiverse 'keystone food spaces'

Small farms and home gardens can have a significant impact when it comes to meeting the United Nations’ goal to end global hunger and malnutrition.
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Event Highlights

2022 Embodied Carbon Symposium
Nov. 28–29, 2022
Elements of Global Change: Ecology Presentations and Community Discussion
Nov 30, 2022
15th Annual Postdoctoral Research Symposium
Dec. 9, 2022
Pennsylvania in the Balance Conference
Dec.12–14, 2022


Postdoctoral Scholar, Systems Analysis & Sustainability, Chemical Engineering
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Research Technologist II
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Dear Colleague Letter: Critical Aspects of Sustainability: Innovative Solutions to Climate Change
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Request for IdeaLab Proposals from the Law, Policy, and Engineering Program
Deadline: Nov. 28, 2022
NASA Earth Science Applications: Ecological Conservation
Deadline: March 14, 2023
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