- Associated Press - Sunday, January 21, 2018

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A new app from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln could help with land management efforts.

The Pheasant Habitat Simulator was created to help the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission research game birds while managing land for the species. It was built as an open-source app.

The app gives researchers flexibility to examine a variety of issues, such as links between cropping practices and nitrates or the emerald ash borer and its spread among urban trees.

Research associate Lyndsie Wszola says she and her university colleagues are eager to interested to see people use the app in different ways.

The app was developed in response to Game and Parks Commission request to create an easy-to-use tool to help manage pheasants.

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