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RNR Undergraduate student, Sydney Cottingham placed 9th at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHAS) National Championship. Congrats to Sydney and the LSU Equestrian Team! Students in RNR 4011 - Wildlife Management Techniques -  learn how to band wood ducks, fall semester 2015 Students in RNR 4011 - Wildlife Management Techniques -  learn how to band wood ducks, fall semester 2015 Students in RNR 4011 - Wildlife Management Techniques -  learn how to band wood ducks, fall semester 2015 A joint field trip for ENTM/RNR 7030 and ENTM 4005 to the Feliciana Preserve to collect aquatic insects. [Photo courtesy of Dr. Mike Kaller] A joint field trip for ENTM/RNR 7030 and ENTM 4005 to the Feliciana Preserve to collect aquatic insects. [Photo courtesy of the  Louisiana State Arthropod Museum] The LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Association honored alumni, students and faculty at a ceremony April 8. Left to right are Luke Laborde, alumni association president and RNR Faculty member; Barbara Hughes Favre, daughter of Jeff Hughes (BSF, 1949), Outstanding Alumnus.  Travel to Mozambique: RNR 4061 Students get their open water Dive Cerificates Mozambique: RNR 4061 student Brandy Malbrough heads down to complete dive skills Mozambique:  RNR 4061 Students talk science as they learn about community-based aquaculture and techiques in marine data collection NREM student-athlete Jesse Stallings hosted faculty member Mike Kaller for the LSU-Alabama baseball game through the Faculty Guest Coach program Students from RNR 3018 on field trip to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge during Spring 2016.  Students with baby alligators from the research pens RNR 3018 Students at Rockfellar Wildlife Refuge, Spring 2016. Students tallied approximately 70 species. RNR 4061 in Mozmabique: Underwater wonders RNR 4061 in Mozambique: Sunrise over the Indian Ocean


RNR Class of 2016 - Spring

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Wetland Restoration Success

The Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) is pleased to invite you to attend the next webinar in its popular Improving Wetland Restoration Success webinar series on "Gulf Coast Restoration Post-Katrina."

This webinar will include four presentations:
Bren Haase (Planning and Research Division, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, State of Louisiana): “Louisiana’s Approach to Restoration Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita”
William P. Klein, Jr. Ed.D. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers): “Wetland Restoration Pre- and Post-Hurricane Katrina Perspective of a Biologist with the Corps of Engineers”
John Andrew Nyman, PhD, Professor (School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University):“Fish, Vegetation, and Wildlife as Performance Measures in Gulf Coast Restoration”
Denise J. Reed, PhD, Chief Scientist (The Water Institute of the Gulf):“Gulf Coast Wetland Restoration: Long term considerations.”

The webinar is scheduled for next Monday, June 27th at 3:00 p.m. eastern, 2:00 p.m. central, 1:00 p.m. mountain, 12:00 p.m. pacific, 11:00am Alaska and 9:00am Hawaii time. Information about the webinar, biographies for each presenter, and links to register can be found by clicking here.

A schedule of dates and future topics for the Webinar series is available as well.

Dr. Bill Kelso:
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Dr. Bill Kelso, Faculty Focus

Dr. Bill Kelso is one of the subjects of the the Faculty Focus for the month of June in the LSU Graduate School Newsletter (volume 5). Click the image above for a PDF of Dr. Kelso's profile. The most current newsletter is available from the Graduate School Home page.

Alumnus Pens Trilogy on Aviation Safety

Dr. John Shewmaker (MS ’89), Doctor of Osteopathy, has written a trilogy on Aviation Safety. The first two books are available on Amazon with a third book soon to be published. Book one: "Flying under the Weather". Book two: "Murder in a 172". Book three: "Head in the Sand, Death in the Clouds". These books expose flaws in the NTSB investigation process, the nature of aviation accidents, and how to avoid common mistakes during medical examinations by pilots.

Good News on Zhen--

UPDATE on Zhen: [17 May 2016] Thank you very much for all your help! Zhen is going home today! He still needs time to be fully recovered, but this is already a miracle! The GoFUNDMe account is still open. Any help would still be greatly appreciated!

Zhen Xu

Zhen Xu, a PhD student in Dr. Jun Xu's lab was the victim of a serious car accident on Sunday, 6 March 2016. A drunk driver driver, going the wrong way on Interstate 10, ran into the car he was in. Zhen was badly injured, and faces a long road to recovery. A GoFundMe account has been established in his name to help to defray the costs associated with travel and housing for his wife and parents, and perhaps some medical expenses. There is not much we can do to help directly at this time but, with your assistance, we can at least help Zhen’s family a little bit financially.

You are encouraged to help with a donation, if you can: Here is the link: GoFundMe: Zhen Xu's Medical Fund. Any little bit would be helpful. Thank you!

-- Quick News --

  • The retirement of Dr. Jim L. Chambers after 40 years of teaching, research, and service to the School of Renewable Natural Resources was celebrated with a dinner recepiton and gathering on 7 April 2016. Photos from the event are located on our Photo Gallery page.
  • 2nd Quarter 2016 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
  • Minutes from the Spring 2016 Alumni Business meeting are available for download: PDF. Additionally, a roster of the Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Alumni Association and Council is available on the Officers page; a PDF contact list is also linked.
  • Photos from the 2016 Homecoming celebration are available on our Photo Gallery page.
  • The Spring 2016 edition of Research Matters is now avaialble for download as a PDF. Previous editions of Research Matters are also available for your perusal and download. The links are on our Research Matters 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!

  • Marine Field Techniques in Mozambique, Africa

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

    Study Abroad in Swaziland

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