The Iowa State University Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has been awarded the 2018 "Most Active Student Subunit" award.
Four new ISUEO Extension publications were announced recently all authored by Adam Janke, Wildlife Extension Specialist. These publications provide a simple guide including materials needed and step by step instructions for construction. The new Woodworking for Wildlife include instructions for Bat Box (WL 0009), Blue Bird Box (WL0010), Aldo Leopold Bench (WL0011), and Wood Duck Box (WL0012). Great publications for all those woodworkers out there!
Melanie Aust is an undergraduate research assistant with the ISU monarch butterfly research team. Aust, a native of Glenwood, Iowa, is a senior in animal ecology and a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority, Environmental Science Club, and Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Club. She has worked with the monarch team in the field and in the lab since 2018.
Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when crop yields are maximized.
Prairie strips are composed of a diverse plant community and can be designed to provide an abundance of flowers blooming from early spring through late fall. This is crucial to conserving pollinators and other beneficial insects.
Now it appears that prairie strips have an extraordinary power to change this pattern.
If you can't find Abby Zabrodsky in class, just take a look in the great outdoors and chances are you can find her there. After all, that's where this Iowa State junior in forestry loves spending her time, whether she's hiking, researching tree growth, or even ... logrolling.
We had another successful year at the NREM Chili Cook Off! There were 15 participants and 17 different chili entries.
Here are the 2018 winners:
Roadkill: "Silli Chili" by Avery Wickham
Veggie: "Faux Chili" by Sophie Erickson
ISU Forestry Club will be selling Christmas trees in November and December.
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a tenure-eligible faculty position for an Assistant Professor of Forestry.
Jaime Sandoval Jr., an Animal Ecology major has been selected for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist for the Dover-Foxcroft field office in Maine. Congratulations Jaime.
Daniel Robison from West Virginia University, Morgantown, has been named the next endowed dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station.
Andrew Larson in a junior in the NREM Forestry program currently working in leadership role as Co-director of the Homecoming Central Committee. Larson has participated in a LEAD Retreat for Iowa State’s top student organization leaders and is a Dean’s Leadership Scholar.
The publication Chronic Wasting Disease in Deer (WL 0001) by Adam Janke and Julie Blanchong is now available in the ISU Extension Store.
Peter Moore, Natural Resource Ecology and Management has received a Miller grant to complete an open textbook to support quantitative reasoning courses for students in natural resource programs, specifically NREM 240,&nb