Calendar

Feb
16
Tue
Forestry in the Private Sector
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Land Ownership and Forest Management

Location: Room 1223, SFWS Building

Subject: Seedling Genetics and Reforestation Issues

Speaker: John Pait, ArborGen

Feb
17
Wed
SFWS Seminar Series
Feb 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series

Jacek Siry of Center for Forest Business & Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Univ. of Ga. will give a seminar.
“Sustainability. Forestry. Economics.”
Wednesday February 17th at 11 am in room 1101 in the SFWS Building
602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Note: Cookies and coffee will be served.
Parking: Obtain Visitors Pass and park across street from Building.
CFE’s available on request.

Spring 2016 Seminar Series Schedule

Bio: Dr. Siry’s expertise includes international investments and finance, business management, and policy; wood products trade, availability, and costs; and forest management across the world’s leading wood supply regions. His research is focused on the global competitiveness of forest industries, international forest investments, timber market modeling, and forest management efficiency.

Affiliation: University of Georgia

Title: Sustainability. Forestry. Economics.

Feb
18
Thu
Forestry in the Private Sector
Feb 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Land Ownership and Forest Management

Location: Room 1223, SFWS Building

Subject:Financial Assistance for Timberland Owners – Farm Bill

Speaker: Tim Albritton, NRCS

Feb
22
Mon
Soft Skills – Your Keys to Success in the Work Place, A Career Development Series @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 22 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

SoftSkillsPlan to attend Soft Skills – Your Keys to Success in the Work Place, A Career Development Series, Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Visit with our panelists to discover how soft skills such as communication, team work, conflict resolution, and work ethic have become crucial for career success.

Learn how personal attributes of empathy, integrity, adaptability and emotional intelligence will help you to become a valued leader!

Featured guest panelists include: Marc Walley, President, Forest Investment Associates, Ben Malone, State Conservationist, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Chuck Sykes, Director, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

 

A pizza dinner will be offered immediately following the panel discussion. This program is free for students.

To inquire about this program and other valuable student services, please contact our Student Services office at 334-844-1001. We look forward to seeing you at the Spring 2016 Career Fair!

Feb
23
Tue
SFWS 1st Annual Career Fair @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Career Fair Flyer 2016School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences presents its 1st Annual Career Fair, Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Thirty forestry, wildlife sciences, and natural resource-focused employers (complete list below) will be on hand to meet students in the SFWS Conference Hall. Light refreshments will be available. All students attending will be entered to win one of four gifts valued at $50. The first 50 students to arrive will receive a free ball cap!

This event benefits all students!

  • * Meet Potential Employers and Learn About Their Organizations
  • * Explore Careers in Forestry, Wildlife Sciences & Natural Resources
  • * Apply for Jobs and Internships
  • * Discover What Will Make You Most Competitive In the Job Market

Attending employers include: Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Forestry Commission, Alabama Nature Center, Bartlett Tree Experts, Canfor Scotch Gulf, Georgia-Pacific, Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc., Hancock Forest Management Group, High Adventure Company, International Paper, Jasper Lumber Company, Inc., Larson & McGowin, Inc., Regions Bank, Resource Management Service LLC, Scotch Land Management LLC, St. Marks NWR, The Westervelt Company, Timber Products Inspection, US Fish and Wildlife Service, US Geological Survey, USDA Forest Service, USDA-National Resources Conservation Service, West Fraser, WestRock Company, Phenix City, AL, WestRock Company, Richmond, VA, and Weyerhaeuser.

 

Other Skill-Building Activities Offered Include:

 

Improve your interviewing skills! Participate in AU Career Services Mock Interviews: Offered on 2/24 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the SFWS Faculty Library.

 

Plan to attend Soft Skills – Your Keys to Success in the Work Place, A Career Development Series, Monday, February 22, 2016 from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Visit with our panelists to discover how soft skills such as communication, team work, conflict resolution, and work ethic have become crucial for career success.

Learn how personal attributes of empathy, integrity, adaptability and emotional intelligence will help you to become a valued leader!

Featured guest panelists include: Marc Walley, President, Forest Investment Associates, Ben Malone, State Conservationist, USDA – Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Chuck Sykes, Director, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries.

A pizza dinner will be offered immediately following the panel discussion. This is a free event for students.

 

Learn more!

To inquire about these valuable student events, please contact our Student Services office at 334-844-1001. We look forward to seeing you at the Spring 2016 Career Fair!

 

Forestry in the Private Sector
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Land Ownership and Forest Management

Location: Room 1223, SFWS Building

Subject: Managing Timberland Held in Trusts

Speaker: Don Heath, Regions Bank

Feb
24
Wed
Auburn University Career Services Mock Interviews @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 24 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Auburn University Career Services will offer mock interviews for students on Wednesday, February 24, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., in the SFWS Faculty Library.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of this valuable opportunity to hone their skills.

For questions or more information, please contact SFWS Student Services office at 334-844-1001 or email workingwithnature@auburn.edu.

 

 

 

SFWS Seminar Series
Feb 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series

Zhaofei “Joseph” Fan of SFWS will give a seminar.
“Using GPS-mapped data to study the effect of landscape structure and management activities on the spread of Chinese tallow along the Gulf
of Mexico coastal region”
Wednesday February 24th at 11 am in room 1221 in the SFWS Building
602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Note: Cookies and coffee will be served.
Parking: Obtain Visitors Pass and park across street from Building.
CFE’s available on request.

Spring 2016 Seminar Series Schedule

Bio: Zhaofei (Joseph) Fan, Associate Professor of Natural Resources Biometrics and Spatial Ecology, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University. Dr. Fan’s research interests include (1) multivariate statistical analyses and computer simulation (intensive methods) of long-term landscape change and sustainable multiple-resource (e.g., timber production, wildlife habitat, water quality) management under natural (fire, wind) disturbances and alternative management scenarios; (2) multilevel/hierarchical, ecological modeling to quantify the spatial-temporal patterns and dynamics of natural ecosystems including population dynamics, community structure,  inter- and intra- specific competition and biodiversity; (3) generalized mixed models for experimental and survey data analysis (e.g.,  mortality/survival and growth models); and (4) application of  spatial statistics and GIS/RS/GPS  in regional resource inventory, monitoring and conservation.

Affiliation: SFWS

Title: Using GPS-mapped data to study the effect of landscape structure and management activities on the spread of Chinese tallow along the Gulf of Mexico coastal region

Abstract: Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera (L.) Small, Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb) is an aggressive invader along the Gulf Coastal Plain and has become a major threat to native coastal forest, wetland, and prairie ecosystems in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Invasion of tallow trees has been greatly facilitated by flooding and birds (seed dispersers), landscape fragmentation (creation of gaps and edges) caused by both natural and human disturbances, and the resultant demographic characteristics of invasive populations in an invaded landscape.  We used the remotely sensed data and management area maps of different periods to delineate the boundary of vegetation cover/habitats and their dynamics. Sampled tallow trees from each habitat were mapped using GPS and fell for age structure and stem analysis. Spatial analysis of the mapped age structure of tallow populations indicated that the abundance of seed trees is a major factor that affects the spread of tallow in a landscape. Any types of corridors such as road, fire line and power line greatly facilitated this process. Management activities such as prescribed burn and thinning to restore an open canopy structure will increase the risk of tallow invasion. Forest management should remove seed trees to mitigate tallow invasion and spread on invaded landscapes.

Mar
1
Tue
Forestry in the Private Sector
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Land Ownership and Forest Management

Location: Room 1223, SFWS Building

Subject: Managing Investor Owned Timberland (TIMOs)

Speaker: Marc Walley, Forest Investment Assoc.

Mar
2
Wed
SFWS Seminar Series
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Seminar Series

Krista A. Capps of University of Georgia, Odum School of Ecology & Savannah River Ecology Laboratory will give a seminar.
“The functional role of consumers in ecosystems: the conservation implications of managing organisms to preserve ecosystem function”
Wednesday March 2nd at 11am in room 1101 in the SFWS Building
602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849

Note: Cookies and coffee will be served.
Parking: Obtain Visitors Pass and park across street from Building.
CFE’s available on request.

Spring 2016 Seminar Series Schedule

Bio: Dr. Krista Capps is an Assistant Professor at the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia.  She has 32 peer reviewed publications and competitive grants exceeding $1,700,000.  She teaches or has taught Readings in Sustainability Science (Graduate Course), Threatened & Endangered Species, Freshwater Ecosystems of Maine, Field Course: Animal Adaptations to Changing Climate, Conserving Ecosystem Function in Heterogeneous Landscapes (Graduate Course), Urbanized landscapes and the role of community engagement in sustainable ecosystems.

I am an aquatic community and ecosystem ecologist. I work in both temperate and tropical freshwater systems. I earned a BS in biology and political science from Hope College, a MS in environmental science from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and a PhD from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University in the laboratory of Alex Flecker. I conducted my dissertation research on the community and ecosystem-level effects of armored catfish invasion in the Usumacinta River in southern Mexico. I completed a postdoctoral fellowship through the Sustainability Solutions Initiative at the University of Maine in the laboratories of Aram Calhoun and Mac Hunter. I also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras and a Fulbright-Hays Scholar in Mexico.

I hold a joint position through the Odum School of Ecology and the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the University of Georgia (UGA). At UGA, I am an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Integrative Conservation Research, the River Basin Center, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute.

Affiliation: University of Georgia

Title: The functional role of consumers in ecosystems: the conservation implications of managing organisms to preserve ecosystem function.

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