Lisa Schulte Moore, a professor of natural resource ecology and management at Iowa State University, has been named a 2021 MacArthur Fellow. The prestigious awards, sometimes called “genius grants,” identify scientists, artists, entrepreneurs and others who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and who show promise for important future advances. Among other work, Dr. Schulte Moore leads a $10 million grant from USDA to develop new value chains for U.S. farmers, particularly the generation of renewable natural gas using biomass from perennial grasses. One of the goals is to develop new markets for producers to establish diverse perennial vegetation on farms.  More >>