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New Book by Marianne Krasny and Keith Tidball

Feb 16, 2015
"Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Group Up" (MIT Press), a new book by DNR Professor Marianne Krasny and DNR Senior Extension Associate, Keith Tidball, draws on research in social capital and collective efficacy, ecosystem services, social learning, governance, social-ecological systems, and other findings in the social and ecological sciences to investigate how people, practices, and communities interact.  Read more

Woodswoman Fund honors LaBastille - inspires future women scholars

Feb 4, 2015
The estate of Anne LaBastille '55, Ph.D. '69 has established the Woodswoman Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to female doctoral students with demonstrated need who study conservation or natural resources. On Nov. 19, professors, students and admirers gathered in Fernow Hall for a special presentation to commemorate LaBastille’s life and announce the creation of this self-sustaining fund. Read more
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Study of Plant Tolerance to deer

Dec 5, 2014
Rampant deer have long been munching away on forest plants and altering ecosystems, but new evidence suggests some plants are evolving tolerance to being eaten. Read more
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Fernow Hall Rehab featured in Architect

Nov 19, 2014
Fernow Hall's rehab was recently featured in Architect Magazine.  Showcasing the renovation in photos, Architect makes note of the large team led by di Domenico + Partners, as well as Fernow's LEED Gold Certification,  sustainable initiatives, and the care taken to blend both the new and the old.  Read more
Jim Lassoie

Jim Lassoie honored for excellence in teaching

Nov 6, 2014
Jim Lassoie, Professor of Natural Resources, was among a small group of regional recipients of this year’s Excellence in College and University Teaching Awards For Food and Agricultural Sciences,  presented at the 127th Association of Public and Land-grant Universities annual meeting. Read more
Dr. Tom Gavin

Tom Gavin teaching in Taiwan

Nov 4, 2014
Dr. Tom Gavin, Professor Emeritus, just returned from Taiwan, where he spent two weeks teaching at National Taiwan University (NTU) at the invitation of his former student, Hsiao-wei Yuan.  There were also several field trips with the class and grad students to visit various projects, visiting sites where conflicts arise between land use, mainly agriculture, and conservation of biodiversity. Read more

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