Research Landscapes

Featured Presenter

Matt Yost | August 4, 2022

Matt YostOn August 4, join us for the next USU Research Landscapes, featuring Dr. Matt Yost, an assistant professor in the Plants, Soils & Climate Department at Utah State University.

The event will be at 4:30 p.m. at the O.C. Tanner headquarters in Salt Lake City, and will include a question-and-answer session and networking opportunities with other attendees.

During his presentation, Dr. Yost will be sharing his research on developing land management practices that promote resiliency to weather variation and changing climate.

Upcoming Presenters

Joanna Endter-Wada head shot
Joanna Endter-Wada | Nov 3, 2022
Joanna Endter-Wada, Professor in the Department of Environment and Society and Director of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Graduate Certificate Program will share her research on finding and analyzing links between humans and biophysical aspects of ecosystems with an emphasis on water, public land, forest resources, fisheries and urban landscapes.


What is Research Landscapes?

At Utah State University Research Landscapes, we provide an entry-point for state and community decision-makers across the Wasatch Front to connect with the researchers who are investigating the most critical issues facing the state.

Why should I attend?

As the state’s land-grant institution, Utah State University is uniquely situated in the state to help solve Utah’s land, water, and air challenges. During the event, the presenters will share data-driven discoveries to provide the state’s decision-makers and stakeholders with tools and insights to address these critical issues.

What is the event like?

Each event will feature a live presentation that highlights the researcher and their work, followed by a question-and-answer session with the presenter. 

Previous Events

Fire in the West: Appreciating the Inevitable

We have some choice in how or when wildfires occur, but it’s counterproductive to remove all fire from the landscape. Adjusting our perception of fire as a natural and necessary tool rather than purely as a threat can help us better manage our landscapes ...

Xero to Hero: Resource-Positive Landscapes

Professor Kopp’s research efforts are focused on landscape water conservation and sustainable turfgrass management. She works directly with many of the federal, state, and municipal agencies that are working toward achieving water use efficiency in the st...

Finding Our Sense of Place

On November 18, 2020, USU Research Landscapes featured David Anderson and Jake Powell of the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning department to discuss how communities can recognize, strengthen, and defend the key physical and social features t...