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Feb
1
Wed
Seminar Series: Small mammals and their exotic predators in the Florida Keys @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Seminar Series Presents:

Michael Cove, North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit; North Carolina State University, gives a talk entitled: Small mammals and their exotic predators in the Florida Keys:estimating occupancy, abundance, movement, and diet to support endangered species management

Seminar held at 11am in room 1221 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849.

  • Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
  • Parking is available at the parking deck on Duncan Drive, directly across from the SFWS Building. See Parking Services on Level 3 for a Visitor Pass.
  • CFEs available on request.

To review or download the SFWS Seminar Series fall schedule, visit:  http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Spring-SFWS-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

Feb
8
Wed
Seminar Series: Animal reintroduction in the Anthropocene: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Seminar Series Presents:

David Jackhowski, Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation, gives a talk entitled: Animal reintroduction in the Anthropocene: Opportunities, Challenges and Future Directions

Seminar held at 11am in room 1221 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849.

  • Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
  • Parking is available at the parking deck on Duncan Drive, directly across from the SFWS Building. See Parking Services on Level 3 for a Visitor Pass.
  • CFEs available on request.

To review or download the SFWS Seminar Series fall schedule, visit:  http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Spring-SFWS-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

Feb
15
Wed
Seminar Series: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Applications in Agriculture and Forestry @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Feb 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Seminar Series Presents:

Christian Brodbeck of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University, gives a talk entitled: Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Applications in Agriculture and Forestry
Seminar held at 11am in room 1221 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849.

  • Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
  • Parking is available at the parking deck on Duncan Drive, directly across from the SFWS Building. See Parking Services on Level 3 for a Visitor Pass.
  • CFEs available on request.

To review or download the SFWS Seminar Series fall schedule, visit:  http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Spring-SFWS-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

Mar
4
Sat
The Dixon Legend 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Trail Run @ Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center
Mar 4 @ 6:30 am – 2:00 pm

Come visit the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center on March 4, 2017 and run the 2nd annual Dixon Legend, a 5K, 10K, and ½ marathon trail run through the diverse forests of the Dixon Center’s 5,000+ acres. Pace yourself as you run dirt roads and trails through upland hardwood forests, across cool stream bottoms, or through the rolling hills of fire-maintained Longleaf Pine ecosystems.

Race times will be 7:45 a.m. for the ½ marathon and 8:00 a.m. for the 5K and 10K races. Race day registration and packet pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Solon Dixon Center on race morning. A pre-race registration and packet pickup will be held at the USDA Service Building (23592 Alabama Hwy 55) auditorium from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on March 3, in Andalusia, Ala.

Registration can be done online at the provided link or by completing a race form (available at sdfec.auburn.edu) and mailing to the below address. Proceeds from the race support the operations of the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

All registrations received prior to February 17, 2017 will receive a race T-shirt. 1st place finishers in each race will be awarded for male/female overall winners and specified age classes (see race form). Completion medals will be awarded for the ½ marathon only.

Dorm-style rooms are available for reservation at the Dixon Center. However, alternative accommodations can be found within the nearby communities of Brewton and Andalusia. Visit http://www.explorebrewton.com/ or https://www.andalusiachamber.com/ to learn more.

For more information about the race or to become a sponsor, email Joel Martin at marti12@auburn.edu or call 334-222-7779 for details. Race will be held at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center located at 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, Alabama 36420.

Mar
8
Wed
Seminar Series: Long-range Topochemical Polymerization Order Observed on Cellulose Nanocrystals @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Seminar Series Presents:

Luciana Lucia of the Department of Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, gives a talk entitled: Long-range Topochemical Polymerization Order Observed on Cellulose Nanocrystals

Seminar held at 11am in room 1101 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849.

  • Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
  • Parking is available at the parking deck on Duncan Drive, directly across from the SFWS Building. See Parking Services on Level 3 for a Visitor Pass.
  • CFEs available on request.

To review or download the SFWS Seminar Series fall schedule, visit:  http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Spring-SFWS-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

Mar
9
Thu
Master’s Defense: Andrea Cole Wahl @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Forestry Master’s Defense: Andrea Cole Wahl, Maj. Prof, Dr. Lori Eckhardt

Title: The effect of Sirex spp. woodwasps and their fungal associates on Alabama forest health

Location: 3315 Dixon Executive Conference Room

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

 

 

Andrea Cole Wahl Thesis Defense Abstract

“The effect of Sirex spp. woodwasps and their fungal associates on Alabama forest health”

Forestry is an industry in the Southeastern United States that provides products and jobs to people throughout the region. These forests, while are mostly well managed for various outcomes, are susceptible to a variety of pests and pathogens that have to potential to do great ecological and economic damage.

One pest species that has been studied extensively in the Southern Hemisphere is Sirex noctilio F. This is a species of woodwasp, native to Eurasia, which has become invasive in many parts of the world. This insect, along with its mutualistic fungal pathogen, Amylostereum areolatum, is a cause of concern because they have the potential to attack healthy pine stands, ending in the mortality of vast amounts of trees.

In the Southeast, no S. noctilio have been detected. A survey was undertaken to gain a better understanding as to which species of woodwasps are found in Alabama forests. Traps were deployed in three localities throughout the state, and were visited year-round for at least one year. Woodwasp and other insect species of concern were morphologically identified and cataloged from all sites.

Woodwasp species were dissected and sampled for nematode infestation and for associated fungal species. These samples (wasp, nematode, and fungi) were all molecularly analyzed, and then phylogenetic relationships were determined. A novel relationship between S. nigricornis and D. siricidicola was observed.

Isolates of Amylostereum from Alabama and other localities around the world were subjected to chemicals emitted by the pine substrates in which they grow. Certain defense chemicals were shown to significantly reduce growth rates of Amylostereum spp. hyphae compared to a dH2O control treatment.

Amylostereum spp. tended to be poor competitors to Leptographium spp. fungi when plated in direct contact with each other. One isolate of A. chailletii, 15B from Alabama, outcompeted both L. terebrantis and L. procerum. A VCG study was also performed, where isolates of the same species of Amylostereum were plated together to determine if isolates were clonal.

 

 

Mar
13
Mon
Forest HER – On FIRE! @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mar 13 @ 8:30 am – Mar 14 @ 4:00 pm

 

What is ForestHer – On FIRE? It is a hands-on workshop that focuses on teaching women landowners about Alabama’s historic fire regime and how it can be used as an effective land management tool. Come dressed and ready to go to the woods! Most of day one you will be indoors learning about fire behavior, safety, and management techniques. The remaining portion of the class will be spent in the woods applying what you have learned in the classroom. Weather permitting, students will see a prescribed fire.

When? 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 13, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 14.

Who can attend? Women who love nature and learning about the natural world. You don’t have to own a lot of land. If you have even one acre, this workshop is for you!

Where? Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

What is the cost? The $80 fee includes a workbook to keep; breaks, lunch, and dinner on day one; and breaks and lunch on day two. Seating is limited, so preregistration is required.

For more information:  To register by phone, contact Becky Barlow at 334-844-1019 or email rjb0003@aces.edu. To register online, go to http://www.aces.edu/go/699. A flyer is available to download and share.

Mar
22
Wed
Seminar Series: How Trees and Urban Forest Systems Affect Stormwater Runoff @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Spring Seminar Series Presents:

Eric Kuehler of the Forest Service Southern Research Station, Athens, Georgia, gives a talk entitled: How Trees and Urban Forest Systems Affect Stormwater Runoff

Seminar held at 11am in room 1101 in the SFWS Building, 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849.

  • Complimentary cookies and coffee will be served.
  • Parking is available at the parking deck on Duncan Drive, directly across from the SFWS Building. See Parking Services on Level 3 for a Visitor Pass.
  • CFEs available on request.

To review or download the SFWS Seminar Series fall schedule, visit:  http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-Spring-SFWS-Seminar-Series.pdf

 

School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Research Open House @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Mar 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SFWS Research Open House, Graduate Student Poster Presentation and Reception

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences will host a graduate student research open house on Wednesday, March 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. The open house serves as a venue to showcase the diversity of the School’s research program while providing opportunities for graduate students to present their research and network with stakeholders and other members of the academic community.

Auburn University administration, faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the poster presentation and reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Conference Hall, Room 1101. For more information, please contact the School’s Associate Dean of Research, Dr. Graeme Lockaby, at lockabg@auburn.edu.

Mar
26
Sun
KPNC 5K, Tot Trot & Sunday Stroll @ Kreher Preserve & Nature Center
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come explore the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center’s beautiful forested trails on this carefully measured, well- marked 5K course. Those who prefer are invited to walk the course. Proceeds benefit the nature center’s operations and environmental education programs. The 5K race starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday Stroll starts at 3:00 p.m. and the Tot Trot starts at 3:30 p.m. Race day registration begins at 1:00 p.m.

Registration fees vary and include t-shirt, snacks and door prizes. Pre-registration is $20 per runner, $10 for tots, and $15 for strollers. Race day registration is $25 per runner. Same fees apply for tots and strollers. 5K Awards: Top 3 male and female; 1st and 2nd in 10 year groups; 1st Master male and female. Tot Trot Awards: All finishers receive a finisher’s ribbon. Register online auburn.edu/preserve. Race held at the Kreher Preserve & Nature Center located at 2222 N. College Street, Auburn, Al.

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