Stress in Adolescence Prepares Rats for Future Challenges
October 9, 2015
"Unpredictable stress can have dramatic and lasting consequences, both for humans and for free-living animals," said Lauren Chaby, Ph.D. student in neuroscience and ecology.
Focus on the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy
October 2, 2015
The Penn State Alumni Association has reprinted an article originally published by the Kittochtinny Historical Society that shares what life was like at the Pennsylvania State Forest Academy. The reprinting coincides with the University Libraries exhibit now on display at the Hintz Family Alumni Center that depicts how Penn State has fulfilled its University mission across Pennsylvania.
Tillage Timing Influences Nitrogen Availability and Loss on Organic Farms
October 1, 2015
"We know that organic farming relies a good deal on tillage to manage weeds and to incorporate manure and cover crops into soils, and our research shows that this practice can pose environmental tradeoffs," said Denise Finney, postdoctoral scholar in the lab of Jason Kaye, associate professor of soil biogeochemistry. "Although it helps to reduce the use of chemicals, tillage -- especially fall tillage -- is an important driver of nitrogen dynamics and has potential environmental implications."
Thompson, Casey Announce Forestry Education Grant for Penn State University
September 23, 2015
The grant funding is intended to address forest legacy planning among private landowners, including the transfer to future generations, land protection strategies and other tools used to keep woodlands intact. The project involves landowners across the northeastern United States.
Penn State DuBois Wildlife Students Work to Restore Habitat at Area Lake
September 9, 2015
Students in the Penn State DuBois Wildlife Technology Program have joined the efforts of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Jefferson County Conservation District to provide habitat development and improvement in and around Kyle Lake, a man-made body of water located in Washington Township, Jefferson County.