John Draper wins the award for best student poster

John Draper, a master’s student of Dr. Todd Steury, wins the award for best student poster at the Alabama Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting for his poster entitled “Black Bears in North Eastern Alabama”.

Three of Dr. Steve Ditchkoff’s students: Michael Glow, Todd Jacobson, and Kevyn Wiskirchen were approved by unanimous recommendation to be awarded scholarships from The African Safari Club of Florida, Inc.

Three of Dr. Steve Ditchkoff’s students: Michael Glow, Todd Jacobson, and Kevyn Wiskirchen were approved by unanimous recommendation to be awarded scholarships from The African Safari Club of Florida, Inc.

Auburn’s Dr. Gary Hepp honored at 2015 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards Ceremony

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Charles Pell places in the top 3 in the oral competition at the Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference

Lisa Samuelson’s graduate student, Charles Pell places in the top 3 in the oral competition at the Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference.

Pratima Devkota places in the top 3 for the graduate student poster competition at the Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference

Congratulations goes out to Lori Eckhardt’ s graduate student, Pratima Devkota, places in the top 3 for the graduate student  poster competition at the Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference held this week in Knoxville, TN.

3rd Annual Spring Fling

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Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences “SFWS” will host the third annual Spring Fling Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Crooked Oaks Farm in Notasulga, Ala. This event is being held to raise funding for scholarships and student support for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. Crooked Oaks Farm is owned by legendary Auburn Football Coach Pat Dye and is home to Quail Hollow Gardens, a beautiful Japanese maple tree farm, and the Crooked Oaks and Auburn Oaks hunting lodges.

Saturday’s events will include live and silent auctions, demonstrations from the Southeastern Raptor Center, tours of Coach Dye’s home and gardens, special appearances, and dinner with live music and dancing. The expo and silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m, live auction at 8:30 p.m. and dancing and fun until 11:30 p.m. For more information click here.

 

 

Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund establishes new scholarship at SFWS

Presentation of check for Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund/Jim Leist Memorial Endowed Scholarship

 

In a moving program, the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund honored the memory of longtime employee Jim Leist, with the establishment of the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund/Jim Leist Memorial Endowed Scholarship  in the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.  Representatives from Weyerhaeuser and Leist’s family presented Interim Dean Graeme Lockaby with $75,000, which will establish and endow the scholarship for students interested in forestry or forest engineering. Leist, who passed away in 2014, was a 1982 graduate in forest engineering.

 

“We are thrilled that Weyerhaeuser has decided to partner once again with the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences by supporting our students through scholarships and honoring the memory of Jim Leist,” said Heather Crozier, director of development for the School.

 

Weyerhaeuser is one of the largest manufacturers of wood and cellulose fiber products.  The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund is the philanthropic arm of the company, dedicated to nourishing the communities where employees work and live. Speaking for Weyerhaeuser, Rhonda Hunter, Weyerhaeuser’s Senior Vice President for Timberlands, said that Leist’s commitment both to Auburn University and to mentoring others in the industry led to the establishment of this scholarship as an appropriate way to honor his legacy.

Regions Bank presents $200k to SFWS to support research

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Summer and Fall 2015 Advising and Registration

 

The School of Forestry and Wildlife Academic Advising Schedule:

 

Advising Dates: Monday, February 9, 2015 thru Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Freshman & Sophomores > 2.50 and above GPA and all Juniors and Seniors:

 

You will be advised by SFWS Faculty Advisors.

To find your Faculty Advisor please look at your Auburn

DegreeWorks in your TIGER I and email them for an appointment.

 

http://www.auburn.edu/administration/degree_works/

 

Freshman and Sophomores 2.0 > 2.49 GPA :

 

Advised by SFWS Student Services Office by appointment only.

To schedule your appointment send an email to:

SFWSSSO@auburn.edu or hollalp@auburn.edu

 

All SFWS Students < 2.0 GPA :

 

Referred to the Academic Counseling and Advising Center (ACAC).

Follow the link below to get started:

 

http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/undergrad_studies/acac/advising.html

 

 

Class Registration Opens March 6th!

 

Auburn professor warns of possible widespread water scarcity by the end of 21st century

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In a recent paper led by Dr. Susan (Shufen) Pan, an assistant professor in Auburn University’s International Center for Climate and Global Change Research, findings about evapotranspiration (ET) imply that more than half of the global land area could experience water scarcity by the end of 21st century. The research warns that in two climate change scenarios, global warming would result in large increase of surface evapotranspiration at the end of the 21st century, a measure of the amount of water lost from the land surface. The team also found that the ratio of evapotranspiration to precipitation would greatly increase across the global land area. In particular, regions like Africa would face the largest increase in evapotranspiration, a problem compounded in this area, for example, where at least 44% of the population does not currently have access to clean, reliable water supplies. From both scientific and policy perspectives, it is of critical importance to preparing for water scarcity in the 21st century as well as minimizing potential climate change impacts through alleviating greenhouse gases emissions.

To read more, please link the following websites:

https://plus.google.com/114334262701794909951/posts

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/2014EF000263/

https://www.facebook.com/earthsfuture

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