Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

CAHS Organized Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table

A team of more than 30 students, research scientists, extension personnel, and faculty members from the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences successfully conducted the Leafy Greens Workshop: From Farm to Table on Thursday, February 15, 2018. This was an opportunity to showcase the land-grant program in action through the research activities of students working [...]

CAHS Scientists Ram Ray, Ali Fares and Eric Risch Published on Effects of Drought on Crop Production and Cropping Areas in Texas

Agricultural production is directly affected by climate variables and climate change. These variables control crop growth and health, and annual crop yield over time. Increased crop yield is required to meet the needs of future population growth, but drought causes significant yield reductions for rain-fed and irrigated crops. Thus, studying the effect of climate change [...]

CEP and CARC personnel participated in the 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 33rd Annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference was held on February 8, 2018, at Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, Rosenberg, Texas. The conference was a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf Coast region. The counties in this region include Waller, Wharton, Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Colorado, Austin, and Fort Bend.  This event focused on teaching [...]

Soil Moisture Sensing Industry Representative Trains and Interacts with CAHS’ Students and Research Scientists

Knowledge of soil moisture and the measurement of soil moisture help to answer important questions about drought, flood forecasting, greenhouse gas emissions, food security and crop production. To provide basic knowledge on the science of the analytical measurements of soil moisture content and soil water potential, the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences  (CAHS) at [...]

CAHS Scientist, Ram Ray, Published on Sequoia’s Groves Vegetation Moisture Stress Analysis under a Warming Climate

Temperature is an important limitation to forest growth, especially at higher elevations. A warmer temperature can extend the growing season and thus enhances vegetation growth. There are projections that increasing temperature during dry periods will intensify drought effects on vegetation. Thus, studying the effect of rising temperature on vegetation moisture content is essential to understand [...]

CAHS Researcher, Almoutaz El Hassan, published on the May 2015 Catastrophic Blanco River Flood in South Texas

Unprecedented rainfall across the State of Texas in May 2015 produced flooding that claimed at least 24 lives across the state and eleven lives in the town of Wimberley, TX alone. The most devastating single event flood over this period occurred during May 23-24 along the Blanco River watershed, which is located in South-Central Texas. [...]

Reviving a Forgotten Theory of Apical Dominance in Plants: Kebrom Publishes New Work

The shoot architecture of plants is a major factor determining the yield of crops. Optimal shoot architecture also enhances the esthetic values of ornamental plants. The number of branches developed and their position determines the shoot architecture. Branches develop from buds at the leaf-stem junctions. In some plants, the buds do not grow, and thus [...]

CAHS Students Continue an Award-Winning Tradition in 14th Annual Pathways Symposium at Tarleton State University

The Texas A&M University System’s 14th Annual Pathways Symposium hosted by Tarleton State University was completed on November 3, 2017. The symposium a venue for students to showcase their research efforts, network with faculty, gain exposure to graduate and post-graduate opportunities, and form lasting collaborative relationships for future research. Ten undergraduate and graduate students from [...]

Texas Senate Committee on Agriculture, Water and Rural Affairs Holds Public Hearing on Harvey

How do we study and identify ways to improve the capacity of and further maintain the structure of the Addicks and Barker Reservoirs? What is the current state of data-sharing standards for rainfall and stream gauges? Should we develop a statewide real-time flood warning system coordinated through mobile devices? Can the existing local and regional [...]

Paul Johnson and Team Receive 50K National Science Foundation I-FAST Grant

Dr. Paul Johnson, Research Specialist in the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC), and his team members Dr. Ojumu, Oluwagbemiga of the PVAMU College of Business, and Brett L Cornwell of Texas A&M University (Mentor) received funding for his proposal from the National Science Foundation I-FAST commercialization grant. This award is given to eight (8) team [...]