Dr. Steve Dinsmore spoke about his exciting find of the Bar-tailed Godwit on last Friday's (August 11, 2017) River to River episode on Iowa Public Radio. A podcast is available to listen, the segement on the Godwit is towards the end of the podcast.
Tyler Harms (IDNR) is the co-organizer of a symposium for the 78th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference scheduled for Milwaukee, WI, January 28-31, 2018. The symposium is entitled, Ducks to Dickcissels: Collaboration for the Conservation of Multiple Species in Grasslands. Kelly VanBeek (USFWS) is the primary organizer.
Dr. Richard Lindroth, Vilas Distinguished Achievement and Sorenson Professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was elected Fellow in the Entomological Society of America in 2017. He is an international leader in the disciplines of chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, and global change ecology.
Congratulations to Natural Resource Ecology and Management Professor Emeritus and former IA Cooperative and Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Leader, Dr. Erwin Klaas on being awarded Story County Iowa's Citizen of the Year!
The outstanding NREM/ENT BioIogy IT team has done it again!
The Forestry Camp was the topic of this week's Biology IT sprint and the result is a list of Forestry Camp locations, some photos, and Camp leadership going back to the beginning; 1914. If you have photos, slides, and/or Camp reports please turn them into the NREM office in 339 and we will get them scanned and linked to the web page. More to come on this effort this summer, but it is off to a great start!
Grace Vaziri and Jim Adelman are excited about science. So excited they created Nerd Nite, Des Moines - an evening of talks, music, beverages, and cake!
Nerd Nite brings together scientists, artists, and professionals in a low-key environment to exchange ideas they are excited and passionate about and have a great time.
NREM Graduate Student Awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
Congratulations to Maggie Jones, NREM Graduate Assistant, on recently being awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.
ISU Field Courses are being offered THIS SUMMER in Montana!
Join us Thursday, February 2, at 6:30 p.m. in 118 Horticulture Hall for an information session about courses being offered this summer in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana.
The courses being offered are:
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Iowa State University seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in forestry/silviculture at the assistant professor level. The position is a 9-month appointment and has responsibilities in teaching, research, and service (a standard appointment is 45%, 45%, and 10%, respectively).
The 65th Annual Midwestern Forester's Conclave will be at Saylorville Lake, Prairie Flower North campground on April 1st. We are expecting 14-16 teams with 200-250 competitors! More information can be found on the 65th Annual Midwester Forester's Conclave FaceBook Page.
The NREM207 Outdoor Skills Weekend (OSW) is based off of the popular national program, Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow. The NREM207 Outdoor Skills Weekend is aimed at undergraduates in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, especially Forestry and Animal Ecology majors in our department who might have little or no experience recreating and/or working outdoors.
Here is a glimpse into the real-life NREM adventure of Mario Pagni, spring 2014 Summa Cum Laude ISU graduate with double majors in Forestry and Public Service & Administration.
In early November, fourteen students from the ISU Forestry Club/Society of American Foresters Student Chapter attended the Society of American Foresters Annual Convention in Madison Wisconsin. Their attendance was facilitated by support from NREM, along with the Dean and Ann Einspahr Travel Fund.
Dr. Richard Schultz Invited to the Inauguration of the Con-E-ECT UNESCO Chair on Conservation and Ecotourism of Riparian and Deltaic Ecosystems in Greece
We are excited to announce the addition of Gabriele Edwards to ISU Extension Forestry. She will primarily focus on restarting the Community Tree Steward program as an urban forestry specialist. Join us in welcoming her to Natural Resource Ecology and Management!