Deborah Clark and Emry Birdwell, who manage 14,200 acres of ranch land in Henrietta, Texas, focus on wildlife sustainability and sustainable grazing, and have seen a 452 percent improvement in bobwhite quail populations on their land this fall, earning them the 2014 UNT Quail Keystone Ranch Award.
A study by researchers from the University of North Texas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found that Hispanics were hospitalized significantly fewer total days during a 12-month period than both non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and were more likely to survive the hospital stay, regardless of the condition that admitted them to the hospital.
The UNT College of Engineering has joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC), which brings together leading research teams across North America to provide the world's most comprehensive research on cold-formed steel structures.
UNT student Cory Kildare is recruiting 50 mothers of three-month-old to six-month-old infants to take part in the study this fall. Each participant can choose to be entered to win one of four $25 gift cards for participation in the study, which is expected to take about an hour and a half.
The use of weapons and explosives in conflict zones is often considered inevitable; however, one UNT researcher hopes his work can help the military combat this never-ending threat with data the military can use to develop better protection for soldiers and civilians.
University of North Texas researchers discovered that plant-based building materials can provide up to 20 percent energy savings, reduce energy consumption and the overall carbon footprint compared with synthetic building materials currently on the market.
A UNT College of Education doctoral student will examine these questions this fall in a doctoral dissertation about "Parenting Style, Frequency of Electronic Communication with Parents, and the Development of Autonomy in First-Year, First-Semester College Students."
University of North Texas Distinguished Research Professor Richard Dixon has been named president-elect of the American Society of Plant Biologists.
Aditya Vaidya is conducting advanced engineering research at the University of North Texas that could help cities better manage mosquito-borne illness outbreaks. Vaidya is just 16-years-old.
Alexis Wormington, a UNT junior studying biology, has received a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Greater Research Opportunities undergraduate fellowship to further her research on how titanium dioxide nanoparticles affect aquatic ecosystems.