Climate Change Not Responsible for Altering Forest Tree Composition
October 15, 2014
Forests in the Eastern United States remain in a state of "disequilibrium" stemming from the clear-cutting and large-scale burning that occurred in the late 1800s and early 1900s, contends Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology.
Shale Gas Development - Bringing Change to Pennsylvania Forests and Wildlife
September 16, 2014
If you have spent any time in the forests of Pennsylvania over the past six years, you’ve noticed many changes — mainly in the form of well pads, drilling rigs, traffic jams, and compressor stations all related to shale gas development in the Marcellus Shale. What you may not have noticed is the impact of this development on plant and animal species. Margaret C. Brittingham, Lillie A. Langlois, and Patrick J. Drohan are beginning to study and understand the impact.
Students Enhance Habitat for Wildlife near Restored Creek
September 16, 2014
Students in Michael Sheriff's Conservation Biology class in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will build and install bird and bat boxes to enhance wildlife habitat near a recently restored creek.
Children's Garden at Arboretum Opens; New Fund Set Up for Children's Programs
September 10, 2014
“From the beginning, the arboretum has been a destination for families who want to encourage their children to love and care for the natural world,” says Kim C. Steiner, director of the arboretum and professor of forest biology.
Gettin' Dirty: Agroecology Major Excels as Member of U.S. Soil Judging Team
August 25, 2014
Penn State student Nancy Kammerer and seven other undergraduate students from throughout the United States made up the United States National Soil Judging Team that competed in Korea in June 2014 . Patrick Drohan, associate professor of pedology, coaches Penn State’s Soil Judging Team.