Luggage Sites

The website for the Orth Research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is built with Luggage, has a powerful search function, and can be edited by anyone on their team.

The Soybean Research Laboratory serves as a hub for field entomologists to collaborate on topics relevant to landscape ecology and IPM. This team also hosts the Soybean Pest Podcast. Luggage and Suitcase Interim provide tools to make it easier.

The Horticulture and Home Pest News website serves as a hub of expert information about gardening, landscaping, lawn care, home pest management, and much more. HortNews is built with the Luggage Drupal platform with the Suitcase theme from Biology IT.

Field Ecology Research and Teaching Course
Under mentor supervision, teams of undergraduate students design and complete ecological research projects in a field setting. Each team also creates a teaching activity based on their research project. Teams engage community members and K-12 students in their teaching activity during a field day, and through visits to schools and other institutions. ISU students gain experience in written, visual, and oral communication by developing research and teaching activity proposals, research reports and outreach materials, and by delivering a presentation of project results.
Flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program
The Flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program is a series of web-based videos designed to educate local officials and the general public about floodplains, flood risks, and basic floodplain management principles.
Flooding in Iowa
The Flooding in Iowa Project is a series of web-based videos designed to educate local officials and the general public about floodplains, flood risks, and basic floodplain management principles.
Forecast and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS (FACTS)
During the growing season we provide real-time measurements and forecasts for weather, soil water and nitrogen, crop water and nitrogen, yield predictions, crop stage and heat/frost stress. Before/after the growing season we benchmark production, economic, and environmental performance, estimate the yield gaps, and perform what-if scenario analysis to identify management practices with the highest profits and lowest environmental impacts.
Genome Informatics Facility (GIF)
The Genome Informatics Facility serves as a centralized resource of expertise on the application of emerging sequencing technologies and open source software as applied to biological systems. Its mission is to integrate this knowledge into pipelines that are easy to understand and use by faculty, staff and students to enable the transformation of ‘big data’ into data that dramatically accelerates our understanding of biology and evolutionary processes.
Global Programs
Since 1973, the Global Programs office, along with ISU departments and centers, has been engaged in international research and development activities in over 40 countries throughout the world.
Information Technology
The Extension IT Computer Support Hotline is available M-F from 8 AM to Noon and 1 PM to 5 PM to answer your computer questions and troubleshoot problems.
Insect Zoo | Department of Entomology
Iowa State University Department of Entomology Insect Zoo continues to educate Iowans. The Insect Zoo was featured on the children’s segment of the Iowa Outdoors program. If you missed the show you can view it here.
Integrated Crop Management
The Integrated Crop Management (ICM) website is a convenient, central location for producers to access a variety of crop production information, including: agronomy, soils and environment, weeds, integrated pest management, water quality, and grain handling and storage. Contributors to the site represent the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach crops team, which includes about 30 faculty and staff.
Integrated Pest Management
This web site provides Integrated Pest Management (IPM) information from Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and its many departments and programs. The ISU Integrated Pest Management program represents research and extension faculty and staff from the Departments of: Agronomy Entomology Horticulture Plant Pathology & Microbiology
Interdepartmental Microbiology Graduate Program
The Interdepartmental Microbiology (IM) Graduate Program at Iowa State University offers both M.S. and Ph. D. degree opportunities in all aspects of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology.
Iowa Concern
Iowa Concern is a program of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. The program began in 1985 as a toll-free number serving the agricultural community. Today, Iowa Concern serves both urban and rural Iowans. Iowa Concern services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at no charge.
Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
The Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is a joint effort of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) and the USDA Farm Service Agency in cooperation with local Soil and Water Conservation Districts that provides incentives to landowners to voluntarily restore wetlands targeted for water quality improvement in the heavily tile-drained regions of Iowa.
Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The Cooperative Research Units (CRU) Program provides federal agencies the opportunity to access fish and wildlife expertise available at 40 Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Units (Units) and cooperating faculty at host universities. Federal agencies issue intra and inter agency agreements to US Geological Survey (USGS) for specific projects and informational needs. The CRU Headquarters office and USGS Contracting then issue a Research Work Order to a Unit and its host university, to conduct the work specified for the agreed upon funding.
Iowa Grain Quality Initiative
The Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) is a cutting edge grain quality research and information program. The interdisciplinary project performs the "rapid response function" at ISU for the grain industry.
Iowa Learning Farms
Building a Culture of Conservation
Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium
The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is a community-led organization whose mission is to enhance monarch butterfly reproduction and survival in Iowa through collaborative and coordinated efforts of farmers, private citizens and their organizations. The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium is composed of state-based organizations that agree on a common goal to enhance the monarch butterfly's reproduction across the state by supporting the propagation of breeding habitat through research, education and direct action. The Consortium’s research effort will establish a sound scientif
Iowa Nutrient Research Center
The Iowa Nutrient Research Center was established by the Iowa Board of Regents in response to legislation passed by the Iowa Legislature in 2013. The center pursues science-based approaches to areas that include evaluating the performance of current and emerging nutrient management practices, and providing recommendations on implementing the practices and developing new practices.
Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Professional Development Program | Iowa SARE
Since 1988, the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program has advanced profitable and environmentally sound farming systems that are good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program.
ISU Brain Initiative
The Iowa State University Brain Initiative is a team of faculty and staff dedicated to the acceleration of state-of-the-art brain research. The initiative is a multidisciplinary effort between the College of Engineering, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the College of Design at ISU.
Laboratory of Bryony Bonning
Insects pose a major threat to food production and to the health of plants, animals and humans as vectors of various disease agents. In the lab we examine the molecular interactions between viruses and insects, and between microbe-derived insect toxins and their receptors. Fundamental knowledge of these interactions is then used to optimize current insect pest management strategies and to develop novel environmentally benign solutions.
Laboratory of Eric Underbakke
Architecture and assembly of scaffolded signaling complexes
Laboratory of Gregory L. Tylka
The Tylka laboratory is focused on the soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines
Laboratory of Kevin J. Roe | Natural Resource Ecology and Management
To date my research in my lab has focused on freshwater mollusks, fishes, and shrimps. I have two major areas of interest, I use phylogenetic methods to understand the evolution of organisms and their distributions, and population genetic tools to aid in conservation of rare species. Because many freshwater organisms are affected by anthropogenic impacts on water quality and availability, much of the work in my lab has involved endangered species.
Laboratory of Marit Nilsen-Hamilton
A fundamental feature of life is the interaction between its component parts, without which life would not exist. Interaction occurs at all levels. At the molecular level, proteins and nucleic acids form complexes that create the structural and functional entity, which is the cell. Cells interact to form multicellular organisms (eukaryotes) or communities (prokaryotes). At both the molecular and cellular levels, interaction involves communication in addition to association. It is by way of these communications that most of the miracles of nature are achieved.
Laboratory of Reuben Peters
Research in my group is centered on studies of diterpenoids. These form a large group of natural products, with over 12,000 already known. Notably, many (although certainly not all) of these diterpenoids are found in plants, where the requisite biosynthetic machinery for gibberellin phytohormones, particularly the relevant diterpene cyclases, provides a biosynthetic reservoir that appears to have been repeatedly drawn upon to evolve new such natural products, which we have termed labdane-related diterpenoids.
Laboratory of Ryan Smith
Our research interests are broadly focused on the study of the innate immune system and how mosquito immunity influences vector competence and pathogen transmission.
Laboratory of W. Allen Miller
We employ plant viruses as easy-to-use model systems to provide basic understanding of how viruses express genes and replicate. Because of similarities in translation and replication strategies across kingdoms, this knowledge may be relevant to major human viruses such as hepatitis A and C viruses, dengue, West Nile, and others. At a more fundamental level, viruses are fascinating as the smallest, minimal replicating entities. They allow detailed understanding of what it takes to replicate, the essential property that defines life.
LAS Information Technology
LAS IT provides a wide array of IT services for all of the departments, programs, and researchers within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. A full list of the departments we support can be found here: Our support structure is organized by rough geographic boundaries within the campus, with the North LAS IT group supporting many of the physical and biological sciences, and the South LAS IT group which primarily provides support for the social sciences and humanities.
Leandro Lab
The Leandro lab conducts research on fungal diseases of soybean. Our focus is on diseases caused by soilborne fungal pathogens, particularly on soybean sudden death syndrome and soybean root rot. We also conduct research on foliar diseases of soybean, including soybean rust.
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Through research and education, the Leopold Center helps to identify and develop new ways to farm profitably while conserving natural resources.
The Living well through Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise (LIFE) Program is the first of its kind—a unique program led by younger adults that increases access for at-risk older rural populations to sustainable, low cost, physical activity programming.
Luggage Documentation
Luggage is a platform for creating websites, targeted at academic websites for departments and researchers. The platform is built on Drupal and consists of features that come with configuration. For example, the People feature contains a prebuilt content type appropriate for displaying a group of people divided into subgroups of your own choosing (faculty, staff, etc.) along with a view.
Maize Surface Lipids
This collaborative and interdisciplinary project is focused on understanding the biosynthetic pathways and genetic networks responsible for the accumulation of surface lipids on aerial portions of land plants. These surface lipids provide a hydrophobic layer that is a primary line of defense against numerous biological and environmental stresses.
Mark Gleason Laboratory
I provide disease management advice for horticultural commodities in Iowa - fruits, vegetables, shade and forest trees, herbaceous ornamentals, and turfgrasses. A major emphasis is evaluating biological and reduced-chemical Integrated Pest Management techniques to enhance the sustainability of Iowa fruit and vegetable farms. These projects involve research trials on ISU farms as well as demonstration trials on commercial fruit and vegetable farms. My research and extension efforts are closely linked.
Massimo Marengo
Massimo Marengo is a stellar astrophysicist. His research focus has three main directions: the determination of precise distances in the local and far universe using variable stars; the study of stellar populations and stellar properties; and the analysis of extrasolar planetary systems and their asteroid belts.
Master Gardener Program
Master Gardeners are individuals who have taken the Master Gardener training and share their time and expertise as volunteers in community gardens, city beautification projects, and farmers markets to name a few. It is the acquisition of knowledge, the skill in gardening, and giving back to the community that distinguishes a Master Gardener from other gardeners.
ISU Extension builds partnerships and provides research-based learning opportunities to improve quality of life in Iowa. We believe in quality, access, diversity and accountability. We are dedicated to engagement, entrepreneurship and a local presence.
Microbiology Undergraduate Program
The Microbiology Program offers multiple scholarships each year. Click the following link to apply for scholarships for the 2016-2017 school year. Iowa State University offers degrees in microbiology at both the graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) and undergraduate (B.S.) level.
Montana Camp
The Rod & Connie French Conservation Education Camp was established through a donation by Rod and Connie French to Iowa State University. The facility is operated by Department of Natural Resource Ecology & Management as a space for hands-on field education in forestry, fisheries and wildlife.
Nason Lab
Members of the Nason lab are evolutionary biologists who use ecological and genetic approaches to study evolutionary processes.
The North Central Iowa Regional STEM Hub is a partnership of educators, companies, elected officials and Iowa students and families addressing policies and programs designed to improve North Central Iowa’s economic development and educational system focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
NCR Center for FSMA Training, Extension, and Technical Assistance
Training and informational resources to support the Food Safety Management Act
ISU Extension and Outreach News
North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC)
The North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) is one of the five Regional Aquaculture Centers established by Congress that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. NCRAC is an administrative unit that serves the twelve states in the North Central Region: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.