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Tiger Chapter Ducks Unlimited (TCDU) coordinated collection of food, clothing, tools, and cleaning supplies; delivering 3 trailer loads of donations to flood victims in Lumberton, TX.  Pictured are TCDU volunteers assisting with cleanup at the home of Lydia Pace, mother of TCDU chapter President Clint Pace.  Left to right, Will Boler, Catie Barry, Colette Pansini, Chapter Advisor Luke Laborde, Lydia Pace, Clint Pace, and Gunther Spore. Vitek Jirinec (right), in Brazil. with  <em>Pseustes sulphureus</em>, commonly known as the yellow-bellied puffing snake, is a species of snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to South America. Dr. Phil Stouffer is Vitek's major professor. RNR undergraduate, Jazmyn Bernard, holding a yellow rail, on a field exercise with RNR 3018 at Rockefellar Refuge. 2 Feb 2018 Wetlands expert Andy Nyman (Professor, RNR) shows off the root system of healthy bull tongue as George Howard, CEO of Restoration Systems shows off a "mitigation bank" near Jesuit Bend, Thursday, June 29, 2017. photo:  NOLA.com, This Week in Pictures, 14 July 2017 NREM student-athlete Jesse Stallings hosted faculty member Mike Kaller for the LSU-Alabama baseball game through the Faculty Guest Coach program Underwater wonders.  Mozambique:  2016 Local wildlife, up-close and personal. RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 Always on the lookout.  RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 Even out in the field, there is data analysis. RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 LSU represents! RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 It is all A-OK in the underwater environment.  RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 Testing the ability to recognize size underwater.  RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 Sunset silhouette in Mozambique. RNR 4061: Coastal Africa Field Studies - Mozambique.  Led by Dr. Reagan Errara.  May 2017 Underwater LSU in Mozambique! With Dr. Reagan Errera, Bryce Loschen, Kathleen Rodick, Sydney Cottingham, William Jackson, Courtney Murr, Zach Stratton, Scott Graham, and Olivia Lewis.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • 23 March 2018, Friday: Final date for resigning from the University, 4:30 p.m., deadline
  • 23 March 2018, Friday: Final date to request rescheduling a final examination when three examinations are scheduled in 24 hours
  • 25 March 2018, Sunday: Spring Break begins, 7:30 a.m.
  • 1 April 2018, Sunday: Course scheduling for fall semester, Summer Intersession and Wintersession begins, 5:00 p.m.
  • 2 April 2018, Monday: Classes resume, 7:30 a.m.

  • For other important dates and deadlines: 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitats
Store Significant Amounts of Organic Carbon
in Coastal Louisiana

Sumbmerged vegetation

Louisiana Agriculture Magazine, Winter 2018 edition, features research by RNR Ph.D. student, Eva Hillmann and RNR Adjunct Professor, Dr. Megan LaPeyre.

The ability of natural ecosystems to sequester significant amounts of organic carbon provides a good example of an ecosystem service that can be used in climate mitigation programs on local and regional scales. These mitigation programs may reduce the potential impact of increasing carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere that are directly and indirectly driving climate change.

The capture of carbon dioxide by photosynthesis, followed by the conversion to organic carbon by plants and subsequently held in above-ground (for example in leaves, branches, stems) and below-ground biomass (such as roots) is called “blue carbon” in coastal and marine environments given their distinct conditions called “blue water.” These coastal environments potentially play a significant role in organic carbon storage because the pervasive lack of oxygen in sediments limits, for example, the decomposition of plant organic material. This low oxygen results in accumulated plant organic matter that can last from hundreds to thousands of years, depending on the level and frequency of disturbances such as hurricanes and human activities affecting these natural environments.

Xu Lab Hydrology Students Present at AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans

Four graduates (Emily DelDuco, Bo Wang, Songjie He, and Jeremy Reiman) and one undergraduate student (Skylar Bueche) from SRNR presented their studies at the 2017 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting. The AGU meeting was held on December 11 - 15, in New Orleans. The AGU fall meeting is the world’s largest and most important conference in Earth Science (and it is a pretty big deal for students to make a presentation there).

The meeting and the presentations were highlighted in several news releases: in the Times Picayune (LINK) and the AGU Press office (LINK)

Current Issue of LA Agriculture
Features RNR Faculty and Students

The fall 2017 issue of Louisiana Agriculture magazine focuses on nutrient management, a term that means LSU AgCenter scientists are working hard to keep Louisiana’s finite water supply wholesome and prevent environmental degradation from crop and livestock production, garden and golf course management, and community and industrial waste near waterbodies. Check the links below to learn more about the many projects they are engaged in to help preserve water resources and keep Louisiana farmers in business. If you would like a printed copy of this issue, or if you have any questions, please contact the editor, Linda Benedict. The LSU AgCenter is here to serve you.

Several RNR faculty (Drs. Richard Keim, Michael Blazier, Yi-jun Xu, and Megan La Peyre) and students (Jeremy Reiman, Emily DelDuco, Songjie He, and Phillip Westbrook) have articles in the latest issue of Louisiana Agriculture.

Student Awarded Pathfinder Fellowship

Jeremy ReinmanCongratulations to Jeremy Reiman for being awarded the Pathfinder Fellowship by The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science.

The Pathfinder Fellowship program provides travel funds to graduate students in hydrology to enhance their research by adding a field site to conduct comparative research, collaborating with a research group, or working with researchers to add an interdisciplinary dimension to a project.

With the competitive funding received, Jeremy will travel to Shanghai, China in summer 2018 to conduct field measurements and collect water samples from the Yangtze River. He will work on a collaborative research to investigate diurnal CO2 outgassing and riverine dissolved carbon dynamics in the Mississippi River and Yangtze River, two large alluvial rivers in the world.

Research Matters - Spring 2017

Resesarch Matters

The Spring 2017 edition of Research Matters is now available. Download your copy and catch-up on happenings in School of Renewable Natural Resources.

  • Highlights of ongoing student and faculty research projects
  • Recollections of experiences during the August 2016 Flood
  • What is happening in the classroom: Hands-on experience for students
  • Six NREM Degree Programs Receive Accreditation from the Society of American Foresters
  • International travel experiences for Students
  • Graduate Student news
  • Faculty Highlights

-- Quick News --

  • 1st Quarter Timber Tales is now avialable. Information and link on our Extension News page
  • See additional coverage of the Coastal Africa Field Studies' class trip to Mozambique in A Field Trip to Mozambique - Similar latitudes, worlds apart...a story in Country Roads, 24 July, 2017
  • SAF has released the 2017 Guide to Forestry, Urban Forestry, and Natural Resources, and Ecosystem Management Programs that is designed to help those interested in a forestry career learn about SAF-accredited forestry programs and assist them in choosing the right one. To download a copy of the guide, go to our Jobs, Graduate Assistantships, Internship page.
  • Editions of the Annual Ring (1938-1980) and the LSU Forestry Symposia (1952-1985; 1996) have been digitized, and are available as PDFs. To access copies of The Annual Ring go to The Annual Ring. To access copies of the LSU Foresty Symposium go to LSU Forestry Symposium
  • RNR Faculty and Students share their personal stories about rescue efforts druing the Flood of August 2016. Read a couple of stories from the front lines on our Flood 2016 page
  • The Student Chapter of Society of American Foresters (SAF) has a way to keep you informed, share their news and events, and keep in touch: They have a Facebook page. LIKE their page, and keep up with all the latest! Support your local (student) Foresters!
  • RNR 4061: Marine Field Techniques in Mozambique, Africa - 2016

    Get all the details of this story on our Student News page.

    Study Abroad in Swaziland

    Get all the details of this story on our Student News page.

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