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Congratulations to the RNR Class of Spring 2015 Students from RNR 3018 birding at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge spring 2015 Paul Link, LWDF, Nicholaus Dixon, Maria Bianco, Phillip Westbrook, and Stacy Peterson band 226 Lesser Scaup at Westwego on RNR 4061/7012 field trip RNR students compete in “Jack and Jill Cross-cut” competition at 2015 Southern Foresty Conclave Hydrology students testing the water Hydrology students hard at work Students from RNR 3018 on field trip to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge spring 2015 Congratulations! Tiger Chapter Ducks Unlimited recognized at Ducks Unlimited National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Executive Director Dale Hall (LSU RNR Alumnus) and DU National President George Dunklin.  Included in photo RNR students Clint Pace and Beau Navarre, RNR alumnus Alonda McCarty, RNR faculty member Luke Laborde

Welcome Back Students!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015
11:30 – 12:20; RNR Room 142; coffee and cookies at 11:20
  • Jack Isaacs, PhD
  • Economist, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  • Title: Results of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Cooperative Research Survey among Respondents of Evident Vietnamese Heritage

The full seminar schedule for the Fall semester is available on the Seminar page.

The Next Big One
10 Years After Katrina


LSU AgCenter ecologist Andy Nyman (left) examines a wetlands area in Louisiana's Sawdust Bend Bayou, about 95 miles downriver from New Orleans. A Mississippi River diversion -- a gap in the river's banks -- built in the 1980s in nearby Pass a Loutre allowed sediment-rich fresh water to flow in, helping wetlands grow in an area that was once a shallow lake. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post).

The 1.8-mile-long, 25-to-26 foot-high Lake Borgne Surge Barrier (right), which is supposed to protect New Orleans against the one-in-100-year hurricane. Linda Davidson (The Washington Post)

"New Orleans has built the infrastructure to protect itself from hurricanes, but can it win the battle against rising seas?" RNR's own Dr Andy Nyman was featured and quoted in both a Washington Post print article on Saturday (22 Aug 2015) and an online story complete with videos and graphics. The story highlighed the successes and possible future problems with the geographic location of New Orleans, and the precarious health of the Mississippi Delta before, during, and since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005.

There is a lot on information here. Have a look: The Next Big One: 10 Years after Katrina

2015 Clark M Hoffpauer Outstanding Grad Student Announced

Kristin Brzeski (right), a Ph.D. candidate working with Dr. Sabrina Taylor (left), has been named the 2015 Clark M Hoffpauer Outstanding RNR Wildlife Student.

The Clark M. Hoffpauer Memorial Fund was established to benefit students enrolled in the graduate program in the School of Renewable Natural Resources. The award honors the memory of Clark M. Hoffpauer who received his Masters of Science in Wildlife Management from Louisiana State University in the 1960's.

He was a lifelong pilot, adventurer and avid sportsman. During his distinguished career he served as director of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, where he began his career as a biologist in 1950. During his tenure as LDWF director he was responsible for the acquisition of five game management areas in Louisiana. He served as president for the Southeastern Game and Fish Commissioners Association and was instrumental in the return of the endangered brown pelican, changing legislation for alligator management, and many other innovative studies and practices that are in place today. After he left public service he started an environmental consulting firm that help develop spill emergency plans for many Louisiana refineries. In 1972 he received the Louisiana Conservation of the Year Award.

Congratulations Kristin!

Hurricane Katrina:
10 years of Research and Recovery

As the Tenth Anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in South Louisiana approaches, much has been said and written about all aspects of the event and the progress of recovery. Dr. Jun Xu and graduate assistant Sanjeev Joshi have compiled a list of all publications authored/co-authored by LSU faculty since 2005 that are directly or indirectly related to Katrina. The list is 20 pages-long with the titles and authors names of 329 articles (Web of Science indexed). The list is available as a PDF download from the Hydrology Lab website, or directly: In Memory of the 10th Anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina.


Dr. William E. Kelso (right) was awarded the 2015 Excellence in Education Award from the American Fisheries Society at the recent Annual Meeting in Portland, OR.

Can We Talk About Trees, Please?

Training Opportunity Announced

An ANR and Horticultudre Agent Training Oppoortunity is scheduled for January, 2016. This course will help non-tree specialist LSU AgCenter ANR and Horticulture agents master technical information so they may help their clients understand and maintain healthy landscape trees.

We will review some basic concepts and then build towards more complex subject matter. The residential nature of the course will greatly enhance interaction and learning among course participants and will allow more interaction time with instructors. Course participants will receive excellent reference materials, including The Building Blocks of Arboriculture educational combo from the International Society of Arboriculture.

Materials also include the ISA Arborist Certification Study Guide, 3rd Edition 2010, Tree Risk Assessment Manual, and several other references.

Registration information and the course schedule can be downloaded here: (PDF).

For more information and to register, contact: Dr. Hallie Dozier, hdozier@agcenter.lsu.edu, 225-578-7219.

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Changes have been made to the website to reflect the current requirements for our undergraduate program. Links on the menu for "Prospective Students" and "Current Students" may have been renamed, changed or deleted. Please let us know if you cannot find the information that you need.

-- Quick News --

  • RNR-SCE Joint Program in Training Applied Conservation Scholars: Applications for the summer of 2016 will be invited later this fall. Click here to see blog posts from the 2015 Applied Conservation Scholars.
  • Spring 2015 issue of "Research Matters" has been posted to the site. It is available on the "Research Matters" page.
  • 2nd Quarter 2015 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
  • RNR students participated in the 58th Southern Forestry Conclave hosted by Mississippi State University. The Team from RNR did well and the photos are posted on our Gallery page! Congratulations on a job well done!
  • Arborist Workshops 2015: The 2015 schedule for Arborist Workshops and other learning opportunities has been updated, and registrations are open. For more information, see our Workshops page.
  • The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a new way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They now have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!
  • Follow Dr. Stouffer on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania: via his Flickr Feed

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