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Research

The CASNR research program is recognized for excellence in the discovery and delivery of knowledge on current and emerging aspects of the food, fiber, fuel, natural resources, environmental sciences, management, and planning disciplines. In keeping with research that addresses regional issues with national and global impact, CASNR promotes and supports multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional research programs. These programs address real world issues faced by producers, processors and consumers of food, fiber and natural resources. This allows the research to support programs in areas contributing to the local and regional workforce, sustainable economic and social development, and growth.

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS

CASNR boasts an unparalleled and innovative research enterprise at its best:

  • Emphasis on problem-solving research
  • Over one-half of the research funding is dedicated to multi-disciplinary research
  • Technology development and commercialization receive significant emphasis
  • Research revenue per tenure/tenure-track faculty member FTE is $122,000
  • CASNR leverages $1 of state line-item funds for every $5 of sponsored funds
  • Sponsored funding generated per tenured/tenure-track faculty in CASNR is the highest of any college at Texas Tech University

MAJOR RESEARCH THRUSTS

Research programs within CASNR are diverse and include:

  • Biotechnology and precision agriculture
  • Sustainable land and water use
  • Food safety, security, and quality
  • Animal health, nutrition, and welfare
  • Processing and value-added products
  • Natural resource management and planning
  • Agricultural marketing, trade and policy analysis
  • Human and social capital
  • International agricultural development

AREAS OF RESEARCH EXCELLENCE