Timber 2015 Expo a Showcase for Pennsylvania Forest Products Industry
March 30, 2015
Pennsylvania's large forest-products industry will be showcased during the 2015 Forest Products Equipment and Technology Exposition, June 5-6 at Penn State's Ag Progress Days site at Rock Springs.
Wildfire Critical in Calculating Carbon-Payback Time for Biomass Energy Projects
March 27, 2015
Accounting for wildfire is essential in achieving an accurate and realistic calculation of the carbon payback period associated with converting forest biomass into energy, according to a new study.
Gaines Receives Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award
March 23, 2015
Katie P. Gaines, a doctoral candidate in ecology advised by Dr. Dave Eissenstat, has been awarded the 2015 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award for her dedication to teaching and mentoring K-12 students.
Research to Focus on How Deer Respond to Changes in Moon Phase, Weather
March 17, 2015
"There are a lot of widely held beliefs about what causes deer to move, how far they move and when they move," said Duane Diefenbach, adjunct professor of wildlife ecology and leader of the Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at Penn State.
"In our current research project, we are collecting hundreds of thousands of locations from GPS-collared white-tailed deer. We thought it would be fun to see what people think about how deer move and see if that's actually true."
Professor Uses Data Gathered from Squirrels to Make Music
March 17, 2015
Sonification is the process of taking large data sets — like the results of monitoring a group of squirrels’ body temperatures for a year — and translating them into musical audio files. The resulting sonification illustrates the pattern of the data while being pleasing to the ear.