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  • The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was the recent recipient of Leadership in Collaboration by the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig.  In addition to receiving the award, one of the evenings highlights was being present for U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administering the oath of office to Bill Northey for his new role as the U.S. Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service (FFAS).   

  • Ann Russell has developed a web-based model about nitrogen cycling and an interactive educational tool in Iowa agricultural land. The model is targeted for undergraduates, the tool for the general public and grades 5-12. (2016-2018). Visit the N Model for Iowa Agriculture Systems website to learn more.

  • Ann Russell has developed a web-based model about nitrogen cycling and an interactive educational tool in Iowa agricultural land. The model is targeted for undergraduates, the tool for the general public and grades 5-12. (2016-2018). Visit the N Model for Iowa Agriculture Systems website to learn more.

  • Ann Russell has developed a web-based model about nitrogen cycling and an interactive educational tool in Iowa agricultural land. The model is targeted for undergraduates, the tool for the general public and grades 5-12. (2016-2018). Visit the N Model for Iowa Agriculture Systems website to learn more.

  • Tyler Grant has just published his model that predicts monarch butterfly habitat and host selection in the summer breeding zone. This important work will help inform conservation planning and activities. The paper describing the monarch butterfly movement and egg-laying model is now published online. 

    Find the paper at this link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304380018300644

  • Ann Russell, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, and Ann Gansemer-Topf were awarded an ISUMiller Grant entitled, “Sketchnoting as a Pedagogical Tool in Ecology”  They plan to implement this technology in AECL 312 this fall.

     

  • Ann Russell, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness, and Ann Gansemer-Topf were awarded an ISUMiller Grant entitled, “Sketchnoting as a Pedagogical Tool in Ecology”  They plan to implement this technology in AECL 312 this fall.

     

  • Ann Russell was accepted as a Science Communication Fellow through ISU's Reiman Gardens. Reiman Gardens is a member of the NSF-funded Pacific Science Center's National Portal to the Public Program (PoP).
    Her activity will be in the Showcase event at Reiman Gardens: Wednesday, April 18 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m

  • Ann Russell was accepted as a Science Communication Fellow through ISU's Reiman Gardens. Reiman Gardens is a member of the NSF-funded Pacific Science Center's National Portal to the Public Program (PoP).
    Her activity will be in the Showcase event at Reiman Gardens: Wednesday, April 18 from 2:00 - 4:30 p.m

  • The latest placement rates for our undergraduates have been posted.  Surveys of students who graduated summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 were compiled by the CALS Career Services Office.  Overall, the college experienced a 99.2% placement rate (where placement includes employment, continuing education and military service).  This compares with 97.9% placement for the previous year.  Perhaps most interesting is the fact that this was the largest (1124 students) graduating class ever in CALS – a 5% increase over the previous year.

    For the 81 Animal Ecology majors who responded to the survey there was 100% placement – 69 were employed (59% in Iowa), 11 were pursuing further educational opportunities (in professional or graduate school).  There were 7 graduates that did not respond or could not be contacted.

  • The latest placement rates for our undergraduates have been posted.  Surveys of students who graduated summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 were compiled by the CALS Career Services Office.  Overall, the college experienced a 99.2% placement rate (where placement includes employment, continuing education and military service).  This compares with 97.9% placement for the previous year.  Perhaps most interesting is the fact that this was the largest (1124 students) graduating class ever in CALS – a 5% increase over the previous year.

    For the 81 Animal Ecology majors who responded to the survey there was 100% placement – 69 were employed (59% in Iowa), 11 were pursuing further educational opportunities (in professional or graduate school).  There were 7 graduates that did not respond or could not be contacted.

  • The latest placement rates for our undergraduates have been posted.  Surveys of students who graduated summer 2016, fall 2016 and spring 2017 were compiled by the CALS Career Services Office.  Overall, the college experienced a 99.2% placement rate (where placement includes employment, continuing education and military service).  This compares with 97.9% placement for the previous year.  Perhaps most interesting is the fact that this was the largest (1124 students) graduating class ever in CALS – a 5% increase over the previous year.

    For the 81 Animal Ecology majors who responded to the survey there was 100% placement – 69 were employed (59% in Iowa), 11 were pursuing further educational opportunities (in professional or graduate school).  There were 7 graduates that did not respond or could not be contacted.

  • Maggie Jones has just accepted an offer to earn her PhD with Drs. Bob McCleery and Rob Fletcher, in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, at the University of Florida at Gainesville.  She will be working in Kruger National Park in South Africa to determine the effects of elephant exclusion on the landscape.  Congratulations Maggie!

  • Maggie Jones has just accepted an offer to earn her PhD with Drs. Bob McCleery and Rob Fletcher, in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, at the University of Florida at Gainesville.  She will be working in Kruger National Park in South Africa to determine the effects of elephant exclusion on the landscape.  Congratulations Maggie!

  • A new ‘game’ called PEWI has been developed for teaching land use concepts

    Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore, Robert Valek and collaborators developed PEWI that can be used to understand the interrelationships of land use, natural resources, and land management. Read the full news release.

  • Jim Adelman’s research on Avian influenza was recently published by PeerJ

    Jim Adelman’s research on Avian influenza was recently published by PeerJ  https://peerj.com/articles/4060/.   Research conducted by Jim and Kyoung-Jin Yoon (CVM) studied wild birds and rodents around poultry operations to see if they carried the virus or had  exposure to the virus.

  • Jim Adelman’s research on Avian influenza was recently published by PeerJ

    Jim Adelman’s research on Avian influenza was recently published by PeerJ  https://peerj.com/articles/4060/.   Research conducted by Jim and Kyoung-Jin Yoon (CVM) studied wild birds and rodents around poultry operations to see if they carried the virus or had  exposure to the virus.

  • NREM graduate Anna MacDonald was acknowledged by ISU E&O as a 2017 Woman Impacting Agriculture

    NREM graduate Anna MacDonald (B.S. Animal Ecology, M.S. Wildlife Ecology) was acknowledged by ISU E&O as a 2017 Woman Impacting Agriculture: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/womeninag/2017-women-impacting-agriculture.

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