Scientists within NLAE partner with a number of different agencies and universities across the United States and different foreign countries.
The location on the Iowa State University campus provides one of the strongest partnerships because of the scientific interactions with closely allied disciplines. Many of our scientists hold appointments as Collaborators, primarily within the Department of Agronomy. University faculty who are long-time collaborators are found in the Departments of Natural Resources of Ecology and Management, Entomology, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Horticulture, Animal Science, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, and Chemistry. These collaborations take many forms: joint preparation of research proposals, collaboration on funded proposals, supervision and training of graduate students, joint authorship of research papers, and extension activities. The vast majority of these activities are directly related to the mission of the NLAE.