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November 8, 2012

Submit Spring 2013 Undergraduate Research Proposals by 5:00 p.m., December 7, 2012 to Richard Rateau, 110 Agricultural Administration Building.

November 5, 2012

"I am exceptionally proud of this year's team," said team adviser Patrick Drohan, assistant professor of pedology. "They had the best overall finish at regionals in the team's history. Eight of them are very new to soil science and performed incredibly well. Any company looking for a great field soil scientist should feel confident hiring them."

October 29, 2012

For the last two years, eight students journeyed from central Pennsylvania to Madrid to conduct research in the field of global climate change ecology with Margot Kaye, assistant professor of forest ecology, and Jason Kaye, associate professor of biogeochemistry.

October 11, 2012

Robert Caccese always knew he wanted to attend law school to study environmental law, but he felt it would be beneficial to focus on something else as an undergraduate student.

October 4, 2012

A student in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences will be the first recipient of a scholarship created to honor the memory of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove, who was killed in the line of duty in November 2010.

September 22, 2012

Long-term weather forecasts point to mild weather -- 60- to 70-degree days and nights in the mid-40s -- through the end of October, with no frosts. For fall foliage lovers, that's not good, warned Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology.

September 14, 2012

Across the Appalachian Plateau in Pennsylvania, 50 to 70 percent of shale-gas pads are being developed on slopes that could be prone to erosion and sedimentation problems, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

August 29, 2012

Lysle Sherwin, director of the Center for Watershed Stewardship, worked with a local conservation association to enlist wildlife-minded landowners to create and restore habitat for the American woodcock.

August 6, 2012

Educators who teach youth about water resources can get useful information to help plan their curricula by attending "Dive Deeper," a youth water education summit to be offered Sept. 27 by Penn State Extension.

July 19, 2012

Patrick Drohan, assistant professor of soil science, Margaret Brittingham, professor of wildlife resources, and others are working to shed scientific light on the vast landscape changes produced by shale gas development.

July 16, 2012

An international initiative recently brought experts from around the world to Iceland to explore the potential for innovation in natural-resource governance.

July 6, 2012

Forests are under stress, warned James Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Resources and director of the University's Center for Private Forests. They confront a wide range of challenges, from exotic insect pests and invasive plants to environmental conditions.

June 26, 2012

The first statewide Private Forest Landowners' Conference, hosted by the Center for Private Forests in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, will be held May 3-4, 2013, at the Blair County Convention Center in Altoona, Pennsylvania.

May 19, 2012

Laura Leites, research associate and instructor in forest biometrics, recently was named to the board of directors of the Resource Modeling Association.

April 30, 2012

Brad Gething, a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Forest Resources wood products program, was honored by the Forest Products Society for his study, "The Computational Modeling of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Flow in Solid Wood Material."

April 25, 2012

As the Marcellus natural-gas play unfolds in Pennsylvania, several trends are becoming increasingly clear, according to researchers at Penn State.

April 18, 2012

Gary San Julian, professor emeritus of wildlife resources in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, recently received the Gordon Kirkland Award for Lifetime Professional Achievement in Conservation from the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

April 5, 2012

At Penn State, it is not at all unusual for students with no hunting experience to enroll in the College of Agricultural Sciences' Wildlife and Fisheries Science major with the intention of becoming a wildlife manager after graduation, according to Gary San Julian, professor emeritus of wildlife resources.

April 5, 2012

John Carlson, professor of molecular genetics in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been chosen to receive the 2011-12 Alex and Jessie C. Black Award for Excellence in Research.

March 14, 2012

This April 9 - 10, 2012 conference aims to bring together scientists, managers, conservation organizations, and industry representatives who are working with oil and gas development to share research results and management strategies.