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Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Keystone Field to Market Initiative


January 2011 - December 2012


This is a pilot project to define a biodiversity sustainability metric for commercially grown corn, wheat, cotton, and soy crops in the Southeast. This project is funded by the Field to Market project, Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture ( and The Nature
Conservancy. This project will serve as a proof of concept to explore the use of a biodiversity metric which can inform producers about the possible influence their practices may have on species within and around agricultural fields.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4253



Funding Agencies

  • Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey