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RNR undergraduate, Jazmyn Bernard, holding a yellow rail, on a field exercise with RNR 3018 at Rockefellar Refuge. 2 Feb 2018 Past and current NREM students Ashlyn Sak, Hayley Jackson, and Olivia Soler (BS NREM 2017) (l to r) travelled with Dr. Mike Kaller (2nd from left) to Nicaragua NREM students spent their spring breaks learning about agriculture, natural resources, and new cultures!  NREM students and Les Voyageurs Kathrine Costanza, Marisa Saladino, McKaila Darden, Madison Sharp, and Brad Frazier (l to r) spent their spring break in Poland. Dr. Allen Rutherford, Director of the School of Renewable Natural Resources, updates alumni on undergraduate and graduate enrollment, new faculty, and research activities. Dr. Allen Rutherford, Director of the School of Renewable Natural Resources, updates alumni on undergraduate and graduate enrollment, new faculty, and research activities. 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 Always on the lookout.  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 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. President Will deGravelles, BSF 2007, welcomes members to the Annual General Meeting of the School of Renewable Natural Resources/Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Alumni Association. A silent auction provided opportunities for alumni to support the School. This cutting board was hand-made by Jay Curole from lumber recovered from the old LSU Forestry Building. The house was packed for the 2018 annual general meeting of the SRNR/FWF Alumni Association. Dr. Allen Rutherford and President Will deGravelles induct H. Dale Hall, MS Fisheries 1075, into the Hall of Fame of the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources.  Dale Hall, retired Director of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and CEO of Ducks Unlimited, Inc., addresses the alumni association following his induction into the SRNR Hall of Fame. Members of the Hall family, including wife Sarah of Bunkie, LA, celebrate Dale’s induction into the Hall of Fame of the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources

This Week in RNR


    ACADEMIC CALENDAR:
  • 25 April 2018, Wednesday: Concentrated Study Period begins–no meetings, social activities, athletic events, or other extracurricular activities requiring student participation will be scheduled; no major examinations will be given in academic courses other than labs.

  • 30 April 2018, Monday: Final examinations begin

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

Research Matters - Spring 2018

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.

TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Highlights of ongoing student and faculty research projects
  • RNR Scientists Investigate Factors to Guide Nesting Island Restoration
  • RNR Welcomes New Wildlife Extension Specialist: Dr. Ashley M. Long
  • New Instructor welcomed to RNR: Dr. Chris Reid
  • What is happening in the classroom: Hands-on experience for students
  • International travel experiences for Students
  • Tiger Chapter Ducks Unlimited raises $100,000
  • 2017-2018 Student Scholarships awarded
  • Graduate Student news

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.

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.

-- 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


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