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Research Round-Up: Davis College announces grant awards for November

Norman Martin

December 18, 2023

Texas Tech's Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources provides an array of high-quality expertise to support an ongoing research mission. Today, college officials continue to post their monthly research round-up, reflecting research grants awarded the previous month. Davis College researchers were awarded a total of $5.3 million in awards during the month of November 2023.

“This was a banner month for Davis College highlighted by the team led by Krishna Jagadish in the climate smart grant,” said Darren Hudson, Davis College Interim Associate Dean for Research and the Larry Combest Endowed Chair for Agricultural Competitiveness in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics.

“This grant is a huge testament to the quality of research at Davis College in water security and conservation and climate adaptation. Climate adaptation and water conservation are cornerstone strategic areas for our college and this investment by USDA will propel Davis College into the leadership nationally and internationally in that area.”

“Our faculty continue to grow the research enterprise of Davis College and we are proud and appreciative of their efforts,” he said. “They continue to prove why Davis College is a great place to do research of major importance to society and why Davis College is a top college in the fields of agricultural sciences, natural resources, and landscapes.”

Major Award(s):

  • “Establishing Climate Smart Commodities with Reduced Greenhouse Gas Footprints to Enhance Environmental and Economic Sustainability in the Texas High Plains” (USDA-Natural Resource Conservation Service, $5 million) Department of Plant & Soil Science Professor Krishna Jagadish, Associate Professor Lindsay Slaughter, Assistant Professor Haydee Laza, Associate Professor Wenxuan Guo, Assistant Professor Matthew Siebecker, Research Assistant Professor Impa Somayanda; Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics Associate Professor Donna McCallister; Agricultural Education & Communications Professor Rudy Ritz and Associate Professor Amy Boren-Alpizar
  • “Implications of Table Sugar and Natural and Artificial Sweetener Consumption for Bodyweight, Welfare, and Public Policy” (USDA-NIFA. $230,000) Stephen Devadoss, Emabeth Thompson Endowed Professor, Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics

Other Awards:

  • Darren Hudson, Agricultural & Applied Economics
  • Noureddine Abidi, Plant & Soil Science
  • Abu Sayeed, Plant & Soil Science (FBRI)
  • Chris Turner, Plant & Soil Science (FBRI)
  • Brendan Kelly, Plant & Soil Science (FBRI)
  • Zhen Zhang, Plant & Soil Science (FBRI)
  • Caitlyn Cooper, Natural Resources Management


This story was first published in the Davis College NewsCenter. See the original article here.