In the News 



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Megan Jarchow, a WAFERx co-PI and an Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota, talks about how we use our landscapes and why native ecosystems matter in an economy dedicated to feeding the world.

August 2019





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Demictratic candidates advocate for an end to oil and gas drilling on public lands to reduce carbon emissions. WAFERx PI, Paul Stoy,  discusses another way to reduce carbon in the atmosphere. He says native perennial grasses have the potential to store a lot of carbon.

May 2019





Four ranchers standing in a pasture with cows, mountains, and clouds in the background; the Yellowstone Public Radio logo in the upper right corner

Montana has a new program that pays farmers to use practices that store carbon dioxide in the soil. Paul Stoy, WAFERx PI, discusses the challenge and importance of putting carbon back into the ground.

May 2019





Field of lentils

WAFERx grad student, Teresa Warne, talks about her research studying lentil production and consumption. She says, "Since lentil production and consumption can be viewed as a sustainability solution, we are trying to understand the barriers to lentil production producers face, as well as the opportunities lentils provide locally,”

April 2019



Photo of sunset of field of tea growing with 'Nature Journal' logo

Selena Ahmed,  Principle Investigator of MSU's Food and Health Lab and WAFERx PI, was interview for this Nature article about how changing climates could effect the quantity and quality of tea.

February 2019





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WAFERx PI, Paul Stoy, was ranked as one of the world's most cited researchers for interdisciplinary research in ecology, agriculture, and earth sciences.


December 2018




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Selena Ahmed, WAFERx PI, on why the U.S. should invest in interdisciplinary food and farm research. And, on how Congress responded to this message.

September 2018




Char-Koosta News

Dr. Selena Ahmed talks to Char-Koosta News about her project's goal of supporting a healthy and sustainable food system on the Flathead Reservation.

September 2018




The Furrow Summer 2018

Scientists report that the frequency and intensity of heavy downpours is increasing nationally. Dr. Paul Stoy discusses how land-use changes, including farming practices, are impacting climate.

June 2018





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WAFERx researchers at MSU, Paul Stoy, Tobias Gerken, and Gabriel Bromley, share their recent findings that increases in summer planting are leading to an increase in rainfall in the Great Plains.

April 2018





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Julia Rosen interviews members of the WAFERx team about the climage change mitigation strategy known as BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage) and how it could dramatically reduce the carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. However, it would also require a massive shift in our land-use, agriculture, and energy systems.

February 2018






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Paul Stoy
Outreach Coordinator: 
Selena Gerace