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  • Capturing the rain

    Are urban storm-water management practices adequate to protect life and property in the face of today’s weather? That timely question is a focus for Jan Thompson, Morrill Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (’84 MS agronomy, ’91 PhD forestry), and her students. Read full story.

  • Listen to the Interview by Deb Kozel with Joe Morris, Aquaculture Extension Specialist at Iowa State University and the Director of the North Central Regional Aquaculture Center, about the development of an aquaculture industry in Iowa. 

    The segment was part of Conversations About Government in Iowa, short, conversational interviews conducted by LSA staff regarding state and local government.

  • Abby Zabrodsky, forestry student, adventuring in the great outdoors

    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

    Five-Alarm: "Iowa Spicy" by Jen Schieltz

    Crowd Pleasin': "Calico Beans" by Doug Stokke

    2018 Chili Champ: "Wet Hot American Chili" by Emma Hashman

    We also recognized the Fall 2018 graduating seniors and in particular, the Outstanding Senior Award recipients: Angelo Cozzola, Travis Hoffmann, Cody Mesinger, Hunter Moore, Katie Minnihan, Bryan Yeo Wei Ren, Michael Parker, and Shakira Stowers.

       

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  • Cassandra Nuñez, Adjunct Assistant Professor received a Broadening Participation Travel Award to attend the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 2019 Annual Meeting, January 3-7 in Tampa, FL.

    The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology allows students, post-docs, faculty members to attend the annual conference by providing help with the costs of travel, lodging and registration. All applicants filled out an application and provided one letter of recommendation to be considered for the award. The Broadening Participation Travel Awards for the 2019 meeting are partially funded by the Gans Collection and Charitable Fund Inc. 

    Congratulations to Cassandra Nuñez!

  • Assistant Professor, Forestry - Apply today!

    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. We seek a faculty member with expertise in forest management and silviculture to achieve a variety of ecosystem goods and services (e.g., timber and other forest products, habitat, water quality protection). This position is a 12-month appointment with integrated responsibilities in extension (65%), research (30%), and teaching (5%). 

  • Assistant Professor, Forestry - Apply today!

    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. We seek a faculty member with expertise in forest management and silviculture to achieve a variety of ecosystem goods and services (e.g., timber and other forest products, habitat, water quality protection). This position is a 12-month appointment with integrated responsibilities in extension (65%), research (30%), and teaching (5%). 

  • Assistant Professor, Forestry - Apply today!

    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. We seek a faculty member with expertise in forest management and silviculture to achieve a variety of ecosystem goods and services (e.g., timber and other forest products, habitat, water quality protection). This position is a 12-month appointment with integrated responsibilities in extension (65%), research (30%), and teaching (5%). 

  • Sandoval, an Animal Ecology major has been selected for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service District Conservationist

    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 named dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

    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.

  • Incoming transfer and freshmen enrolled in NREM 207, “Introduction to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation,” spent the last weekend of September outdoors, learning about the ways people connect to natural resources through outdoor recreation. The annual Outdoor Skills Weekend is held with the help of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to give students an opportunity to learn about things like hunting, fishing, trapping, camping, bird watching, and other outdoor recreation opportunities that help people value natural resources. The weekend concludes with a Wild Game Dinner prepared by NREM faculty, staff, and DNR partners.

  • Larson Leads Homecoming Central Committee as Co-director

    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 scholar program provides students with financial aid and opportunities to pursue research projects.

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    The 15 reviewers being recognized this year were selected from more than 800 reviewers, based on both the quantity and quality of reviews completed. The full list of the exceptional reviewers will appear in the January 2019 issue of ET&C and will be announced at the SETAC North America Meeting in November 2018 and the SETAC Europe meeting in May 2019.

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