Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research

Natural Resources and Environmental Systems Research Archives - College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

New Research Published in Journal of Hydrology

November 26 - Communities in urban areas succumb to flash flooding very often during times of sudden and heavy rain. Cooperative Agricultural Research Center scientist Dr. Hamideh Habibi and her colleague Dr. Dong-Jun Seo have studied how the network of drainage systems in these areas can impact flash flooding. The team recently shared their findings in [...]

CARC Researchers Publish Study on Climate Change Effects on Irrigation

November 19 - Agriculture is a global staple that's heavily impacted by climate change each day. Prairie View A&M University researchers Dr. Ripendra Awal and Dr. Ali Fares have taken their research on climate change effects in the Brazos Headwaters Basin to the next level by focusing on the necessary irrigation requirements farmers in the [...]

CARC Researchers Publish on National MDPI Website

November 12 - Some would argue that Global climate change has significantly shifted various weather patterns and impacted a multitude of climates. Prairie View A&M University researchers Dr. Ripendra Awal, Dr. Haimanote Bayabil, and Dr. Ali Fares set out to find out how extreme precipitation due to climate change has taken its toll on the [...]

CARC Scientist Ram Ray’s Research Published in Journal of Mountain Science

October 29 - Devastating impacts of landslides may now be averted thanks to research conducted by Cooperative Agricultural Research Center (CARC) Research Scientist Dr. Ram Ray along with his colleagues Dr. Jennifer Jacobs of University of New Hampshire, and Dr. Ellen Douglas of University of Massachusetts – Boston. The Journal of Mountain Science has published [...]

A Web-Based Tool to Monitor and Visualize Groundwater Storage in Texas

August 20, 2018 – Groundwater is an important source for drinking, industry, and irrigated agriculture with the latter being the largest consumer of groundwater resources in Texas. In semi-arid and drought-prone areas, groundwater becomes a primary source to fulfill water demands. Advancements in technology that create the ability to visualize and analyze data have given [...]

PVAMU Agricultural Research Serves USAID Farmer to Farmer Program in Gujarat, India

July 9, 2018 - The USAID Farmer to Farmer (F2F) Program transfers technical knowledge and expertise of U.S. experts, agricultural producers and businesses on a voluntary basis to middle-income countries around the world. The primary goal of the F2F program is to promote sustainable improvements in climate change, food security, and education. Moreover, the program [...]

Establishing an Intelligent Equipment Lab for Precision Agriculture at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)

April 23, 2018 - Agriculture produces food and fiber, which are essential in our daily lives. With a dramatic increase in the world's population over the next few decades, the question of how we will feed a growing population is becoming more crucial. Precision agriculture (PA) is a scientific advancement that answers the call as [...]

CAHS Scientist Ram Ray Published on estimating land surface variables using models and satellite data in Texas and California

Assessment of Land Surface Models at the heterogeneous terrain and climate regimes is essential for understanding complex hydrological and biophysical parameterization. The models assist in responding to climate change in the global eco-climate system because they quantify and analyze the surface energy fluxes and its variations. Ram Ray, Research Scientist, and his colleagues examined the [...]

Bringing Hands-On Experiential Learning Activities to the Classroom

March 18, 2018 - Students enrolled in BS AGRI degree program will have an opportunity to participate in the Earth Team Volunteer Program as part of a collaborative venture between PVAMU's College of Agriculture and Human Sciences and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The PI for the project, [...]

PVAMU Water Team Celebrates the 2018 World Water Day by Connecting with Students

April 2, 2018 - The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) joined the global community to celebrate the annual World Water Day on March 22nd.  This year, the theme of the celebration was Nature for Water – Exploring Nature-based Solutions to the Water Challenges We Face in the 21st Century.  The CAHS Water Team [...]