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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to the STRIPS team that was recently awarded the 2018 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Team Award. 

    The award will be presented to the team at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Spring Awards Program in March.

  • ISU Fulbright scholars engage in cultural exchange with middle school students

    ISU Fulbright scholars engage in cultural exchange with middle school students.

  • Congratulations to our NREM Canvas early adopters Julie Blanchong, Amanda Chung, and Richard Schultz!

    They will each receive a Certificate of Merit from the Center of Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) office on campus for their participation in the transition from Blackboard to Canvas online learning management systems. Julie, Amanda and Richard have provided feedback to help improve the teaching experience for ISU instructors and learning experience for ISU students across campus.

  • Coach Sudbury outlined Phase I course improvements and the forestry students provided the expertise and work force. The course was greatly improved and Coach Sudbury received many positive remarks from other schools who participated in the recent regional meet. The ISU Cross Country Club was able to contribute to the Forestry Club to help fund students to attend the national Society of American Foresters meeting in Albuquerque this fall. Great partnership and a win for all.

    Congratulations to both the men and women CC teams winning the 2017 Big 12 Championship  and competing well in the regional event!

    Photo is of students attending the Society of American Foresters meetings in Albuquerque this fall.

  • Coach Sudbury outlined Phase I course improvements and the forestry students provided the expertise and work force. The course was greatly improved and Coach Sudbury received many positive remarks from other schools who participated in the recent regional meet. The ISU Cross Country Club was able to contribute to the Forestry Club to help fund students to attend the national Society of American Foresters meeting in Albuquerque this fall. Great partnership and a win for all.

    Congratulations to both the men and women CC teams winning the 2017 Big 12 Championship  and competing well in the regional event!

    Photo is of students attending the Society of American Foresters meetings in Albuquerque this fall.

  • Below are pictures of NREM lab students conducting a fall prairie burn that will favor forbs over grasses. 

    In the photo on the right, students are clearing a honey locust from a riparian pasture. Students in the Conservation Reserve Program will use the honey locust as part of a riparian buffer system that they will design and plant.

  • The 2017 Iowa Aquaculture Conference was a well-attended event with many people interested in all manners of fish farming. Around 250 people attended the event.


    Panelists (seen in the photo to the left) included Joe Sweeney, Eagles Catch; Myron Kloubec, Kloubec Koi Farm; Julie Tegland, J&J Dry Dock Shrimp; and Matt Clarken, VeroBlue Farms.

    See photos below from the conference. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • The 2017 Iowa Aquaculture Conference is being co-sponsored by Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, Iowa State University and the North Central Aquaculture Center (NCRAC). Over 250 individuals are pre-registered for the conference that will be held in Ames on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. 

    Speakers include Brian Waddingham (Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers), Joe Morris (NCRAC), Luke Roy (Kentucky State University), Matt Smith (Ohio State University) and Alan Johnson (Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources). In addition, a Farmer’s Panel of Iowa aquaculturists will be available to address questions about aquaculture in the state of Iowa as well.

    More details 

  • Tyler Murray and Eryn Hubbard organized a capstone project for the Learning and Leadership Sciences (LLS) minor at McFarland Park on Saturday October 28th, 2017.  The capstone project was a service learning day at McFarland assisting park personnel with prairie seed collection, honeysuckle removal, and some water quality assessments/fish sampling. Several NREM clubs were represented and participants pictured in the photo. The minor is offered through the College of Human Sciences 

  • VISIONS magazine featured an article about our French Montana Camp (pdf) in their latest issue. Check it out! 

     

     

  • This fall, NREM juniors and seniors in the AECL 333 Fisheries Techniques class learned about and got hands-on experience using different gears to sample fish.  

    Students in the class next used some of the fish they caught to learn about otoliths (i.e., fish ear bones) and how fisheries scientists can use them to age fish.  Students used the new necropsy lab that was renovated thanks to differential tuition to dissect fish in order to remove the otoliths.

     

    Next week, students will look at the otoliths in class under microscopes to learn how to age them!  Data gained through this process informs fishery managers about fish recruitment, growth, and mortality that in turn is used to manage populations.

     

     

     

     

  • Happy Halloween! Pictured are two members of the department dressed as a tree and bunny rabbit.

  • 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.

  • Congratulations to Dr. Michael Weber on being named Iowa State University Harmon Family Professor in Forestry!


    (Dr. Wendy Wintersteen, Dr. Michael Weber, Dr. Sue Blodgett)

  • 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)

    Here is a brief bio on Dr. DeClerck:https://www.bioversityinternational.org/about-us/who-we-are/staff-bios/single-details-bios/declerck-fabrice/

    Dr. DeClerck is also EAT Science Director with the Stockholm Resilience Center at Stockholm University. 

  • 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.

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