Through collaborative partnerships, the Natural Resources Research Institute delivers the innovative tools and solutions needed to utilize and sustain Minnesota’s precious natural resources. NRRI's mission is to deliver integrated research solutions that value our resources, environment and economy for a sustainable, and resilient future. Three strategic initiatives drive the research: ecosystem resilience, future forest industries, and iron and minerals of the future. The interdisciplinary team includes biologists, ecologists, engineers, materials scientists, statisticians and technicians to address the challenges of a resource-based economy in the face of climate change impacts. NRRI's forward-facing vision is to help Minnesota -- and beyond -- discover the economy of the future.
Some of NRRI's research topics include:
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