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Researcher Shannon White (left) with assistants implants a transmitter into a wild brook trout, which will allow her to track the fish's movement and monitor its behavior.

Brook trout behaviors could help the animals adapt to habitat change.

A survey of nearly 7,000 farmers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed finds that many have voluntarily implemented water-quality best management practices.

A new fungal biopesticide is achieving mortality rates from 95.5 to 99 percent within 14 days.

Climate change is driving people to urban areas.

Julianna Razryadov, a graduate student in horticulture, is studying the benefits of using native plants to boost the sustainability and aesthetics of green roofs.

The fast-moving, wind-whipped blazes that burned more than 150,000 acres, killed 14 people, and damaged 2,400 structures in the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee last year may be a portent of things to come, warns Professor of Forest Ecology and Physiology Marc Abrams.

Penn State creates a new center for the study of microbial interactions.

Put your notebooks away, turn off your cell phones, and test your knowledge.

Hayly Hoch (left) and Alyssa Gurklis completed a 10-week summer internship with Penn State Extension in Allegheny County in 2016.

An undergraduate internship plants the seeds of collaboration.

A new tool developed by Heather Gall, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and three undergraduate students can help consumers calculate their emerging-contaminant footprint.

Following a new lead on the fungus that causes white-nose syndrome.

Ash and chestnut leaves

Faculty and staff in the college are conducting research on Pennsylvania's trees with a goal of saving ecologically and economically important species teetering on the brink of extinction.

Avian flu threatens to re-emerge during waterfowl migration periods.

In terms of their risks to human health and the environment, genetically engineered (GE) crops are no different from conventional crops, according to a report published last year by the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Plant pathology graduate student Siyi Ge examines the progress of oyster mushrooms in the growing room of the new Mushroom Research Center.

New facilities spawn fresh opportunities for mushroom research.

Matt Thomas, professor of entomology, and Jessica Waite, postdoctoral scholar in entomology, published a paper in the January 16 issue of Scientific Reports in which they examine the relationship between mosquitoes and cattle on human malaria occurrence.

Chuck Ray works with the University's wood collection. With the recent addition of specimens from Dennis Brett, the collection now is the largest of its kind in the world.

Private gift makes Penn State's wood collection one of world's largest.

Like the lines etched into the skin of a centenarian, the rings displayed within a cross-section of a tree limb divulge hidden stories, stories of turmoil and stability, life and death.

A new gene-edited mushroom is changing the dialogue around GMOs.