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February 23, 2019

This Smithsonian article features the work of Dr. Jay Stauffer, Distinguished Professor of Ichthyology.

February 15, 2019

For the episode, Barron will welcome Eric Burkhart, instructor and plant science program director at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and faculty member in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, and Arthur Gover, research support associate in the Department of Plant Science.

February 14, 2019

Tony and Jeanne Riley of Baltimore, Maryland, have made gifts that support programs of the Center for Private Forests. Established in 2011 under the leadership of its founding director, Professor Emeritus of Forest Resources Jim Finley, the CPF collaborates with experts within Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences and across the country to study, educate, and inspire forest landowners in the stewardship of their land.

February 6, 2019

Widespread adoption by dairy farmers of injecting manure into the soil instead of spreading it on the surface could be crucial to restoring Chesapeake Bay water quality, according to researchers who compared phosphorus runoff from fields treated by both methods. However, they predict it will be difficult to persuade farmers to change practices.

February 4, 2019

Michael Jacobson, professor of forest resources in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management and champion of global engagement, will serve as the first Global Faculty Fellow in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

February 4, 2019

Wildlife and Fisheries Science major Sean Lauer and Forest Ecosystem Management major Jessica Sourbeer are among those honored with an internship award.

January 24, 2019

Designating relatively small parcels of land as protected areas for wildlife with no habitat management — which has frequently been done in urban-suburban locales around the world — likely does not benefit declining songbird species, according to a team of researchers who studied a long-protected northeastern virgin forest plot.

January 7, 2019

Twelve members of the Forestry Class of 1958 recently celebrated their 60th reunion at the Mont Alto campus. Besides reconnecting with each other and the campus, their time together also resulted in a group gift of $34,233 that, thanks to a University match, transformed into a $102,669 Open Doors Scholarship to support Mont Alto students who are facing financial hardships and are at risk of not completing their degrees.

December 17, 2018

The "Woods in Your Backyard" webinar series teaches land stewardship through eight live, one-hour, online evening lectures that can be viewed on your home computer.

December 11, 2018

The Penn State Woodsmen Team provides students of all majors the opportunity to learn collegiate timber sports skills such as chopping, sawing, throwing and climbing, and then test their skills in several competitions.

December 7, 2018

Ecologist Julian Avery shot the winning image in the Fall 2018 issue of Research/Penn State: Gently spread by a researcher, the wing of an eastern bluebird offers clues to the bird’s age and fitness.

December 3, 2018

On Nov. 28, Penn State Mont Alto forestry students climbed a 145-foot yellow poplar on the Penn State Mont Alto campus in Forest Technology Instructor Craig Houghton’s arboriculture class.

November 30, 2018

With a selling price of $500 or more per dry pound, wild ginseng is one of the most coveted and valuable medicinal plants harvested commercially in the U.S. People are drawn into the woods to find, dig, and sell ginseng, sometimes illegally.

November 7, 2018

The rut, the mating period for white-tailed deer, is upon us. It is the time of year that bowhunters look forward to, beginning in late October and lasting about a month. The rut signals an increased activity period for bucks as they patrol their scrapes with hormonal hankering in their eyes and search for does with which to breed. For hunters, it means that new bucks might move into the area where they are hunting.

November 5, 2018

Pennsylvania’s next version of a fertilizer planning calculation will give farmers better site-specific information for preventing phosphorus loss. Jennifer Weld, a Penn State doctoral student and project associate, spoke on the topic at the Keystone Crops and Soils Conference on Oct. 23 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg.

November 2, 2018

The team, a registered student organization on campus, is made up of 14 members. And while they all come from a variety of backgrounds and majors, they all have one thing in common: They like working with their hands and getting dirty.

November 1, 2018

Jacob Johnson, a doctoral candidate in forest resources and in international agriculture and development, has received a Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Award in recognition of his service to others.

October 31, 2018

The Penn State Soil Judging Team placed 4th at the Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Contest in south-central Ohio. The contest was held the week of October 22nd in the area around Hillsboro and Wilmington.

October 4, 2018

On October 7, Pennsylvanians across the state will walk in, and celebrate, Penn’s Woods! Rural, urban and suburban woods, state and national forests and parks, municipal watersheds, conserved areas, private lands and industry in the state’s 67 counties will hold open houses and guided woods walks showcasing the multiple values and diverse uses of our state’s priceless forest resources.

October 1, 2018

Warm, wet weather is predicted to continue through the rest of September and most of October in the mid-Atlantic, Northeast and Great Lakes regions, and those soggy conditions likely will result in a subdued foliage display, according to Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology.