As Gas Boom Cuts into Forests, Scientists Study How to Put It Back Together
May 13, 2015
Patrick Drohan, associate professor of pedology, is leading a study to test different soil and ecological restoration techniques on gas well pads with the assistance of PA DCNR forester Ben Gamble (Forest Science alumnus) and others.
Trauma-Scenario Provides Hands-on Training for Penn State Mont Alto Students
May 6, 2015
Penn State Mont Alto held its sixth annual trauma-scenario training exercise for forest technology and nursing students on May 1. During the event, students worked with multiple agencies to rescue injured individuals who were in tree harvesting accidents in the forest near the campus.
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.