The STRIPS project is very much a collaborative effort that includes Iowa farmers and landowners, ISU extension and research faculty hat has developed a sustainable soil/water conservation practice that provides numerous benefits to Iowa’s environment. Lisa Schulte-Moore has provided leadership for the development of the concept, conducting the research, publishing results, and delivering the results to Iowa’s landowners.
An alumni of our Forest Biology MS program, Dr. Fabrice DeClerck, will speak at the Global Program's Feeding the World Seminar Series. Dr. DeClerck serves as Senior Scientist, Agricultural Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, at Bioversity International. He will speak on the topic:
“Food system transformations for sustainability and health”
When: October 12 from 3:40 – 5:00
Where: 1204 Kildee Hall (Ensminger Room)
Rosemary Galdamez, an incoming senior at North High School in Des Moines, Iowa, is one of 19 George Washington Carver Summer Research Internship Program interns this year. The high school student completed a research project with Carver Program mentor Thomas Isenhart, a professor in the department of natural resource ecology and management.
To read more about Rosemary's adventure, click here.
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.