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The UConn College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources is committed to basic and applied research that addresses issues related to agriculture, environmental and economic sustainability, natural resources management, human and animal health, nutrition, food, and healthy and resilient communities. The Storrs Agricultural Experiment Station (SAES) administers CAHNR research programs, funding for which is provided by a wide range of federal, private, and nonprofit organizations. Increasingly, CAHNR research is conducted in multidisciplinary teams that include faculty from CAHNR, other UConn schools and Colleges, and institutions from across the United States and the world. 

Dr. Lawrence and her field crew quantify wetland vegetation and collect soil and biomass samples in twenty Connecticut wetlands to investigate how tidal restoration and vegetation zones affect carbon storage and nitrogen removal from coastal wetlands.

Research Priorities

  • Ensuring a vibrant and sustainable agricultural industry and food supply

  • Enhancing health and well-being locally, nationally and globally

  • Designing sustainable landscapes across the urban-rural interfaces

  • Advancing adaptation and resilience in a changing climate


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