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Apr
11
Tue
Weaver Lecture Series Presents Dr. David Fowler @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Apr 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences is proud to present the 2017 Weaver Lecture Series. The second lecture of the two-part series to be offered this year, will be given by Professor David Fowler, Environmental  of the Natural Environment Research Council, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Professor Fowler’s talk, “Impacts of Human Activities on the Global Nitrogen Cycle Through the 21st Century,” will discuss the efficacy of the Earth’s ecosystems, atmosphere and oceans to globally cycle increased fixed nitrogen from human activity.

Professor Fowler trained in Environmental Physics at the University of Nottingham, obtaining a PhD in 1976 from research on the dry deposition of sulfur dioxide by micrometeorological methods. His research focuses on the surface – atmosphere exchange processes of trace gases and particulate matter and has been applied to ozone, acid deposition, the global biogeochemical cycle of nitrogen, emissions of greenhouse gases, atmospheric aerosols and effects of pollutants on vegetation.

Fowler’s work has been widely applied in the development of effects-based pollution control strategies in the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Europe. He was awarded an Honorary Professorship at the University of Nottingham in 1991, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1999, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 2002. In 2005, he was awarded a CBE or Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his research of atmospheric pollution.

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences’ Weaver Lecture Series was established in May of 1996 through an endowment provided by Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver. The objective of the Weaver Lecture Series is to bring experts in various research areas relevant to forestry and wildlife sciences to the Auburn University campus to enhance the School’s academic programs through public lectures and interaction with faculty and students.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m., in the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building, 1101 Conference Room. A reception for Dr. Fowler will be held prior to the lecture at 3:00 p.m.  For details about the Weaver Lecture Series and to review research abstracts, visit http://wp.auburn.edu/sfws/weaver/.

 

 

Apr
12
Wed
Doctoral Defense: Shree Dangal @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Apr 12 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Forestry Doctoral Defense: Shree Dangal, Maj. Prof, Dr. Hanqin Tian

Title: Interactive Effects of Climate Change and Grazing on Ecosystem Productivity and Greenhouse Gas Balance at Multiple Scales from Landscape to Global

Location: 3315 Dixon Executive Conference Room

Date: Monday, April 12, 2017

Time: 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

Abstract:

At a global level, the results showed that livestock grazing and climate change reduced net primary productivity at the rate of 28.5 TgC/yr and 10 TgC/yr, respectively. Soil organic carbon, on the other hand, reduced at a rate of 242 TgC/yr in response to grazing and 42 TgC/yr in response to climate change.

The results also showed that methane (CH4) emission from the global ruminant livestock sector accounted for 47-54% of all non-CO2 GHG agricultural emissions. Likewise, nitrous oxide emission from the global grasslands increased significantly from 1.41 Tg N2O-N/yr in 1961 to 1.89 Tg N2O-N/yr in 2014. Managed pastures dominated N2O emission contributing to up to 68% of the total grassland emissions. Overall, the results of this study demonstrate that increasing livestock production and climate change have profound impacts on the environment and the climate system. In order to mitigate GHG emissions from the livestock sector, direct and indirect approaches that relies on animal (improving feed quality, feed additives, animal productivity) and land (grazing optimization, transition to extensive system) based mitigation approaches and policy (imposing tax on conventional ranching) efforts that promote sustainable intensification should be implemented.

Seminar Series: Brilliance without choices and choices without brilliance: Development and adaptation @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Marty Luckert of the Forest and Natural Resource, Economics and Policy in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology at the University of Alberta, gives a talk entitled: Brilliance without choices and choices without brilliance: Development and adaptation

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

Apr
14
Fri
Seminar Series: Genetic monitoring of wildlife populations: case studies from endangered carnivores, ungulates and lagomorphs @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Lisette Waits of the Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho, gives a talk entitled: Genetic monitoring of wildlife populations: case studies from endangered carnivores, ungulates and lagomorphs

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

Master’s Defense: John Draper @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wildlife Sciences Master’s Defense: John Draper, Maj. Prof, Dr. Todd Steury

Title: Genetic Diversity and Connectivity of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Alabama.

Location: 3315 Dixon Executive Conference Room

Date: Monday, April 14, 2017

Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

May
4
Thu
Master’s Defense: Rebecca John @ School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
May 4 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Wildlife Sciences Master’s Defense: Rebecca John, Maj. Prof, Dr. Bob Gitzen

Title:

Location: 3315 Dixon Executive Conference Room

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Time: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

 

 

Jun
25
Sun
Forestry Camp: June 25 – 30, 2017 @ Auburn University
Jun 25 @ 6:18 pm – Jun 30 @ 7:18 pm

Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) are offering Forestry Field Camp in 2017! Alabama has a wealth of forest related natural resources. It is the third most forested US state – two out of every three acres in Alabama is forested! This hands-on camp will give students an opportunity to get outdoors and learn about forestry in Alabama and the importance of forestry field measurements in making forest management decisions.

Taught by ACES and SFWS forestry professionals, Forestry Camp is open to high school students ages 15-18. Students will learn how to take forest tree measurements, sample forests for inventory information and use a professional grade GPS for a geocaching adventure around Auburn’s campus. Camp will conclude with a fun forestry conclave activity where students have the opportunity to compete in technical events such as compass and pacing, and tree diameter and height estimation to showcase their newly acquired skills.

Students will experience an amazing campus-life in this one week program full of evening social and recreational activities. Camp participants will have 24/7 counselor supervision.

This camp is intended for rising 9th – 12th grade students.

Visit Auburn Youth Programs website to register. At any time during the registration process, if you run into a problem or have a question, please call the registration office at (334) 844 – 5100 or e-mail us at auyouth@auburn.edu. The office is open Monday through Friday from 7:45am to 4:45pm CST.

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