The latest issue of UD Research is now available online. This issue’s theme “building a safer world” features a first person article on the “Future of Food” written by Robin Morgan, CANR Dean, and highlights CANR programs in avian biosciences and food safety. Limited hard copies are available in the CANR Communications Office.
Doug Tallamy, chairperson of the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware, has received the gold Eddie Award from Folio magazine for his article “A Call for Backyard Biodiversity,” first published in American Forests.
The Eddie Award is part of the Eddie and Ozzie Awards Gala in New York City, which has celebrated editorial and design excellence in the magazine industry for over 20 years.
The article deals with the dangers of the diminishing biodiversity in the American urban and suburban landscape and the need for suburban lawns to be populated with natural native plant species instead of unnatural plant species imported from across the globe.
It also focuses on the importance of functional landscaping, using plants that, in addition to their beauty, help support ecosystem development, instead of aesthetical landscaping, using plants which may look nice but serve little ecosystem function.
Tallamy was honored in the category for association/non-profit publication with circulation less than six times a year.
Article by Adam Thomas
This article can also be viewed online on UDaily by clicking here.
UD Global is now introducing audiences in the United States and abroad to the University of Delaware’s growing international presence. Check out the publication online.
The magazine features an interview with Lesa Griffiths, professor of animal science in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources who is UD’s associate provost for international programs and the director of the Institute for Global Studies at UD. The magazine also notes CANR’s collaboration with the United Nations (UN) International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), with headquarters near Hyderabad, India.