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What we do: We support research, demonstration and outreach projects and research teams favoring the development and adoption of 'ecologically friendly' production systems.
OF IncrEASING INTEREST are two topics: soil health and agricultural and ecological diversity.
MORE ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE: The Ecological Systems and Research Initiative was a separate program area, now integrated with the cross-cutting program area (as of November 2015). All grants that were categorized in this program area are searchable through our main site search box.
Initiative leader: Malcolm Robertson, (515) 294-1166, firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a new FAQ about prairie strips, a conservation practice that uses strategically-placed native prairie plantings in crop fields, developed by the ISU STRIPS Research Team (STRIPS stands for Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Priarie Strips). Read more about the Leopold Center's support of this research team.