Explore our Research Platforms

NRRI collaborates as part of the University of Minnesota research enterprise and works with regional, national and global partners to accelerate good ideas towards implementation and commercialization. We address critical initiatives through five integrated Research Platforms. Together, we discover the economy of the future. Find out how. 

NRRI Research Platforms

Strategic Initiatives

Innovations today. Solutions tomorrow. NRRI’s research agenda targets the following three major initiatives. These focal points of our integrated research programs will deliver real impacts for Minnesota and the region.

Sample Research Projects

A website of the state's carnivore species -- from the tiny least weasel to the black bear.

The Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas documents the distribution of every breeding bird species in Minnesota and provides a solid foundation for future conservation efforts.

Online mapping tools and data for natural resource planning, management, and research in Minnesota.

Helping decision-makers prioritize where to restore and protect wetlands in Minnesota.

Featured News

MnDOT funding seeks to understand true number of incidents in Minnesota to save money, wildlife and human injuries.

NRRI tests durability of thermally modified balsam fir and Eastern hemlock to expand market opportunities.

GIS skills and biology background come together in data delivery role for Kristi Nixon.

Tiffany Sprague is NRRI’s Sustainability Coordinator, helping us all live out our best sustainable lives at home and at work.

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