Memorial set for Rick Hall

September 28, 2016

Rick HallRick Hall, natural resource ecology and management professor, died on Sept. 21 of acute myeloid leukemia. He was 69 years old.

Hall joined ISU’s forestry department (now NREM) in 1974. He served as interim chair of the department from 2008 to 2009 and held the Arthur and Frances Wallace Endowed Professorship in forestry from 2004 to 2010. He was an Iowa State alumnus, earning a bachelor's degree in forest management in 1969.

A celebration of life program will be held Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the ISU Alumni Center.

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Estefany Argueta, Animal Ecology Senior, Wins Inaugural Award

September 23, 2016

Congratulations to Estefany Argueta, senior in animal ecology!

Estefany was presented with the inaugural George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award on Sept. 20th in St. Louis!

Read more about Estefany here…/isu-student-awarded-george-wa…

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Forestry Student wins Xi Sigma Pi West Central Region Scholarship

April 7, 2016

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.

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NREM Graduate Seminar Book Review Published

February 24, 2016

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.

Miller Faculty Fellowship Awarded

February 18, 2016

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:

Timothy Stewart, Janette Thompson, Cassandra Nunez, Michael Rentz, Peter Wolter, Natural Resource Ecology and Management; Joanne Olson and Kristina Tank, School of Education.

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Kristy Adey Makes Students Feel At Home With Iowa Mural

February 18, 2016



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.

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Fall 2015 NREM Senior Contribution Awardees Announced

December 2, 2015

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. 

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Professor Emeritus Bachmann and PhD Grad Canfield win Award

November 30, 2015

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.

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Dr. Don Koo Lee, Forestry Alumni, wins Distinguished Alumni Award

November 10, 2015


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.

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