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May 07, 2019

A big thank you to everyone who came out to the 2nd Annual NREM Softball Game. We had a great turn out this year. As usual, we were having so much fun we forgot to keep score!

May 07, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Lisa Schulte Moore, who has accepted a position on the Science Advisory Board of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, a DOE-funded center located at the University of Wisconsin. She was recruited to represent agricultural and sustainability interests.

April 26, 2019

The HATCH project just published a paper on state natural resource agency administrators vs. agriculture experiment directors perspectives on natural resource management.

View this video from the HATCH project, and read the associated paper.

April 17, 2019

student clean up crewPictured are NREM graduate students taking part in the Story County Clean Up.

April 17, 2019

field notes coverThe 2019 Edition of NREM Field Notes is now available!

April 09, 2019

NREM students participated in chainsaw and wildland fire safety training at Hickory Grove Park.

March 07, 2019

John Meadows of Jacksonville Beach, FL passed away December 24, 2018 following a battle with Parkinson’s disease.  On completing his Ph.D. at Duke University in forestry economics, he was on the ISU Department of Forestry faculty 1968 – 1973.

March 06, 2019

We are happy to announce a new opportunity, the James Furnish Scholarship in Forestry has been established at the ISU Foundation to provide scholarships for junior and senior students in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management. Supplementary funding provided by Dr.

March 06, 2019

The renovation of rooms in Science II that combines rooms 220, 224 and 228 is expected to be completed in April.

February 22, 2019

AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University wildlife ecologist said the confirmation of chronic wasting disease in a deer in a new Iowa county this year, and additional cases in counties where the disease has already been found, indicates the likelihood of more cases of the disease in the years ahead.

February 21, 2019

AMES, Iowa – A different way of studying is spreading around Iowa State University.

Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, assistant professor of industrial design, is teaching students sketchnoting to research how this style of note-taking affects learning, particularly in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines. Sketchnoting is an alternative to traditional note-taking, a process of adding visuals to notes in order to cement what students learned and push them to think about the material in a new way.

February 21, 2019

Paul Wray passed away in the early afternoon hours of February 20.

After completing his PhD. in forest biology at Iowa State University, he served briefly as a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute before returning to the Forestry Department at Iowa State University as a faculty member in forestry extension.  For over 30 years, he and Dean Prestemon were the “face of forestry” to countless forest land owners around the state.

February 18, 2019

In recognition of his work with the NREM Learning Community, the Dean's office in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences has awarded a $500 Professional Development Grant to John Burnett. 

February 18, 2019

Kelsey Fisher has been awarded a 2019-2020 Brown Graduate Fellowship. Her outstanding credentials have positioned her as one of twelve outstanding students from across the university receiving this $10,000 award.

February 15, 2019

The Iowa State University Chapter of the American Fisheries Society has been awarded the 2018 "Most Active Student Subunit" award.

February 13, 2019

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!

February 05, 2019

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.

February 05, 2019

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. 


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