The recording of the 2016 Tri-State Forestry Conference Talks are now available online! You can view the presentation, or watch them in their entirety. There are also links to past presentations.
Congratulations to Logan Halverson for being awarded the first place Xi Sigma Pi West Central Region Scholarship for 2015-2016!
The award is presented to student members who show exceptional promise based on participation in Xi Sigma Pi activities, leadership in community and campus organizations, professional activities, and academic achievement.
CALS Research Minute: Jim Adelman on Bird Feeders and Disease Transmission
Dr. Klaver reviewed Large Carnivore Conservation as part of a graduate seminar and seminar participants represented the full range of readers who might be interested in the book: natural resource managers, citizen advocates, researchers, and students. Although we encountered a variety of opinions based on our different backgrounds and orientations, we discovered a surprising amount of consensus both about what the book does well and where it falls short of our expectations.
Congratulations to the following team members on being awarded a Miller Faculty Fellowship for their proposal titled Research, teaching, and community engagement: Experiential learning through field ecology:
Painting is something Animal Ecology Senior Kristy Adey has a passion for; it allows her to display her talents and creativity. The hallway mural of Science II was an inspiration for Kristy based on a mural in room 114 of the same building created by a group of Biological and Pre-medical Illustration students.
NREM faculty are predominately featured is the most recent edition of CALS Stories. Learn more about protecting soil and water and what NREM is doing to help.
On behalf of the Awards Committee and the Faculty and Staff of the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management I am pleased to announce that Erica Anderson, Jessica Colvin, Kailey James, Jeff Noble, Aaron Razo, and Nathan Seibert have been recognized as recipients of the Fall 2015 NREM Senior Contribution Award.
We are happy to acknowledge that Roger Bachmann, professor emeritus, and Dan Canfield, PhD Animal Ecology, received the 2015 LaBounty Best Paper Award for the co-authored article published in the journal Lake and Reservoir Management:
Bigham Stephens DL, Carlson RE, Horsburgh CA, Hoyer MV, Bachmann RW, Canfield DE. JR. 2015. Regional distribution of Secchi disk transparency in waters of the United States. Lake Reserv Manage. 31:55–63.
Check out the article in the Iowa State Daily about our Forestry Department, Forestry Club, and preparing for 2016 Conclave!
We are proud of Dr. Don Koo Lee, MS Forestry ’75 and PhD Forestry ’78, a recipient of the George Washington Carver Distinguished Alumni Award (by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences). We were happy to host a reception on October 30, 2015 in his honor before the awards ceremony the same evening.
The public is invited to attend the dedication of the James and Patricia Dinsmore Tract at Big Wall Lake Wildlife Management Area in Wright County. A ceremony will take place at the site at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, followed by a reception.
2013 Forestry Graduate, Hannah Howard has been chosen as the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Young Alum of the Month for October, 2015. Read about what Hannah has been up to HERE.
Brooks worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources for his work experience. He is a senior majoring in Animal Ecology with a Wildlife option.
Q. What company/organization did you work/volunteer with?
A. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Savannah worked in the Weber Fisheries Ecology and Management Lab over the summer of 2015. She is a senior in Animal Ecology and Biology with a Fisheries Option.
Blake is a senior in Animal Ecology Major, with a Wildlife Option.
Q. Where did you go for Study Abroad?
A. New Zealand
Q. Was this a travel course, exchange or internship?
Q. Who were the instructors who facilitated the trip (if there were any)?
A. Michael Weber
If the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center (NCRAC) does its job right, it has to stay on top of emerging trends in the industry and identify research questions that will help the industry progress. Floating merrily along with the current won’t get the job done. Read the full story at ISU's News Services.
Chelsea Wolf, 2011 Animal Ecology Graduate, is CALS Young Alum of the Month. Check out what she's been up to HERE.
Read about preparing Iowa's woodlands and Foresters for the future, and connecting students with opportunities and the outdoors in the December edition of STORIES in Agriculture and Life Sciences. The articles featured NREM Alumni, current Faculty, and Staff.
Dr. Wintersteen and Brian Meyer at Iowa State University provided leadership for a report entitled, ‘Pursuing a Unifying Message: Elevating Food, Agricultural and Natural Resources Research as a National Priority’ in partnership with Mississippi State University, Soil and Water Conservation Society, Texas Tech University and Colorado State University.