Student Stories: Wildlife Major Camps in Serengeti during Semester Abroad
April 22, 2014
To junior Rob Ritson, African wildlife was the stuff of books and documentaries, not college experience. But a semester in Tanzania turned the exotic ecosystem into a place where he could bring his education from the classroom to the field.
Finney Receives 2014 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award
April 22, 2014
Denise M. Finney, doctoral candidate in ecology, is the recipient of the 2014 Intercollege Graduate Student Outreach Achievement Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements of Penn State degree candidates in any of the Intercollege Graduate Degree Programs that relate to bringing their scholarship to the community in order to benefit society in some manner. The award endeavors to encourage future scholars and researchers to embrace outreach and promote a commitment to advancing the welfare and quality of life for the public through scholarly pursuits.
Endangered: Wildlife Major Helps with Research on Utah Prairie Dogs
April 18, 2014
Getting up before dawn never appealed to Penn State senior Elyse McMahon, but last summer it was exactly what she wanted to be doing. From June to August, her days began early with trapping and handling endangered Utah prairie dogs for data collection.
Researchers Identify Terrain Likely to Attract Wasting Disease-infected Deer
April 12, 2014
A study of the spread of chronic wasting disease among white-tailed deer in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania found that infected deer tend to cluster in low-lying open and developed areas.
First Semester Away:Wildlife and Fisheries Science Major Studies in New Zealand
April 10, 2014
Not many students get to go to Craigieburn Forest Park or Mount Cook, but as senior Sara Mueller learned, Lincoln University in New Zealand is one school that builds field trips such as these into each semester.