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In the 20 April 2009 Spotting Scope  

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In the 20 April 2009 Spotting Scope

 

Spring Fest Weekend – WOW!!!

 

FNR had an incredible 3-day stretch, starting with Friday afternoon and the department’s annual research symposium.  Thirty-five students presented their work on a dizzying array of topics in natural resource sciences.  Thanks to all who presented, attended, and served as judges for the awards competition.  Award winners are presented below.  Marty Brown and Cindy Rusk deserve recognition for all of their work behind the scenes.  And a special thanks to Rick Meilan for organizing a splendid event again this year.

 

The Beast Feast was a rousing success on Friday evening, with great food and fun shared by all.  Matt Kraushar and Gene Rhodes came out on top in the Corn Hole competition, although Brett Uppencamp and Dan Warner had them on the ropes.  Many thanks to the student chapter of The Wildlife Society for working to make the evening so enjoyable, and to FNR Student Council for their financial support of the event.

 

Spring Fest Saturday was phenomenal, with great weather and great crowds.  The student clubs did a superb job in putting together informative and fun displays of everything from fish and aquatic invertebrates to corn snakes and map turtles, with a little telemetry, green initiative plastic bottle awareness, awesome cutting boards, a working WoodMizer display, and wooden boats beyond belief.  Thanks to all of the students who volunteered their time to share some of what we do in FNR with the general public.  Special thanks to Angie Archer for serving as the Grand Poobah of Spring Fest again this year, with able assistance from Linda Hawkins, W.L. Mills, Jim McKenna, and many others.

 

The Awards Banquet on Sunday morning drew a great crowd of students and their families, along with many FNR faculty and staff, including Linda Hawkins, Barny Dunning, Ralph Johnson, Bill Hoover, Harvey Holt, Eva Haviarova, Reuben Goforth, Marisol Sepúlveda, Mike Saunders, W.L. Mills, and Pat Zollner.

  

Honors and Awards

·         Jennifer McCreight, an FNR Fellow in Ecological Genetics, has received a 2009 Undergraduate Diversity Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE).  This award will cover all of Jennifer’s expenses (registration, airfare, accommodations) so that she can present her kangaroo rat research at the SSE annual meeting in Moscow, Idaho.  Congratulations, Jennifer!

·         Kwamena Quagrainie, Aquaculture Marketing Specialist, was awarded the Distinguished Early Career Award by the US Aquaculture Society as the USAS meeting in Seattle in February (see photo).  To qualify for the award, an individual should be involved in US aquaculture for 10 years or less.  This award recognizes outstanding leadership or innovation in research, education, extension, or industry development in the field of aquaculture, and specifically emphasizes significant personal contributions made to further advance aquaculture in the United States.  Congratulations, Kwamena!

·         Charles Michler was announced at the FNR Awards Program as the newly named Fred M. van Eck Director of the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center.  The award recognizes efforts made on behalf of HTIRC by Charles over the past decade, and provides $100,000 to be used at his discretion in advancing the HTIRC program over the next 5 years.  Congratulations, Charles!!

·         FNR Symposium Award Winners:

o   Ph.D./Research

§  First Place ($100): Nathan Lichti

§  Second Place ($75): Darla French

§  Third Place: Shaneka Lawson

o   M.S./Research

§  First Place ($100): Natasha Urban

§  Second Place ($75): Nick Burgmeier

§  Third Place: Tim Eagan

o   Undergraduate/Research

§  First Place ($100): Hannah Bergeman

§  Second Place ($75): Alicia Kelley

§  Third Place: Sara Rogers

o   Undergraduate/Engagement

§  First Place ($100): Katie Crosley

 FNR Annual Banquet Award Winners

 

Trustees and Presidential scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen who have outstanding high school academic records demonstrated by a High School GPA => 3.8 and high SAT or ACT scores.  Students may receive the scholarship for no more than four academic years of continuous full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours per semester). Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to renew each year.  Recipients: Justin Fowler, Sharon Lamkin, Stephen Beard, Laura Behrends, Courtney Blouzdis.

 The Gladden Scholarships are bestowed on the basis of academic achievement and professional potential.

Gladden Senior Scholarship:  Keith Norris (Wildlife)

Gladden Junior Scholarship:  Gary Hoover (Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences)

Gladden Sophomore Scholarship: Tamanna Ranadive (Wildlife)

 Glenn R. Allison Scholarship was established in honor of Glenn R. Allison to benefit undergraduate students enrolled in the Forestry and Natural Resources Department.  Recipients are chosen based on academic merit and financial need.  Cody Rhoden and Sandra Haefner are this year’s awardees.

 John Oliver Holwager II Memorial Scholarship was established in 2006 by Mr. Graham T. Richardson of Carthage, Indiana, in honor and memory of his uncle, John Oliver Holwager II.  Mr. Holwager was a 1935 graduate of Purdue Forestry and spent his entire career as a woodland conservationist with the Soil Conservation Service in Indiana.  Selection of the recipient of this award is based on academic merit, and/or financial need.  Preference is given to Indiana residents.

Senior Award - Ashley Daniels (Wildlife)

Junior Award - Chad Shoultz (Wildlife)

Sophomore Award - Jarred Brooke (Wildlife)

 Ewbank-Bishop Endowed Scholarship in Forestry and Natural Resources is available to incoming freshman students majoring in Forestry who are Indiana residents. The scholarship is bestowed based on demonstrated leadership capacity in 4-H, FFA, Boy/Girl Scouts or similar organization and/or family or work experience in the timber industry, and academic achievement.  A student awarded this scholarship may be eligible for continued support in future years if the above criteria are maintained and funding is available.

Senior Award - David Steen

Junior Award - Seth Harden

Sophomore Award - Rachel Eckart

 Roy C. Brundage Memorial Scholarship was established in 1989 by R. Scott Brundage as a memorial to his father, Professor Emeritus Roy C. Brundage, and to commemorate Professor Brundage's 43 years of outstanding service in forestry while associated with the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. Criteria for selection include academic achievement, demonstrated professional potential, work experience, and leadership in student activities.

Amanda Smith (Forestry and Wildlife)

Jason Cook (Forestry)

 Charles H. Michler Scholarship for the Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher in Forest Biology – Established by an anonymous donor in 2007, the scholarship is named in recognition of Dr. Charles H. Michler, the first Director of the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center at Purdue University.  HTIRC is a cooperative endeavor between FNR, the USDA Forest Service, Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association, and the Walnut Council, whose mission is to preserve and improve the genetic material of hardwood trees in the Central Hardwoods Region.  This scholarship recognizes the outstanding graduate student researcher in Forest Biology.  This year’s recipient is Lisa Worthen.

 Pike Lumber Company Scholarship – This award recognizes an outstanding forestry student with a professional interest and potential in urban forestry or arboriculture.  This year’s recipient is Andy Ritter.

 Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Academic Merit Awards

This award is presented to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences in recognition of academic achievement.

Junior Award:  Zach Arnold

Sophomore Award:  Gary Hoover

 Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Leadership Award

This award is presented to a senior Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences student in recognition of outstanding leadership.  Austin Happel is this year’s award winner.

 Burton F. Swain Forestry Achievement Award – The Swain Forestry Achievement Award is presented annually to one sophomore, one junior and one senior enrolled in Forestry or Wood Products Manufacturing Technology. This award is sponsored by the Burton F. Swain Foundation in memory of Burton F. Swain I and Burton F. Swain II and is awarded to students who have demonstrated outstanding potential for achievement and service to forestry and the forest industry. Recipients of the award are judged on the following attributes: outstanding interest and enthusiasm for forestry; service and participation in extra-curricular activities; courtesy and cooperation toward both faculty and fellow students; and outstanding potential for professional achievement.

Senior Award:  Bret Uppencamp

Junior Award:  Seth Harden

Sophomore Award:  Andy Ritter

 Society of American Foresters Senior Award – The Indiana Chapter of the Society of American Foresters presents a one-year complimentary membership to the senior Forestry student who is a member of the Society and who has earned the highest scholastic index.

Alex Finger is this year’s winner.

 Forestry Academic Merit Awards

This award is presented to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior in Forestry in recognition of academic achievement.

Sophomore Award – Bradley Mullis

Junior Award – Amanda Smith

Senior Award – Josh Maclam

 Forestry Leadership Award

This award is presented to a senior Forestry student in recognition of outstanding leadership.

Seth Harden is this year’s award winner.

 The Bartlett Tree Foundation Award is given to a student in Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University who has completed at least one year of study.  The candidate must have a “C” or better grade average and have a professional interest in some facet of urban forestry or arboriculture.  Brad Engle is this year’s awardee.

 Vine & Branch, Inc. Excellence in Urban Forestry Award – This privately sponsored award recognizes student achievement in urban tree care and/or planning.  While the specific project varies from year to year, the award recognizes the ability of the students to apply classroom theory to real world situations.  The award includes a cash prize given to the winning student or team with recognition being made on a permanent plaque which hangs in the Forestry and Natural Resources Department.  This year’s winning team included Jeff Jones, Johnson Zhang, and Reese Shidler.

 Durward Allen Memorial Award – Durward Allen was a distinguished member of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and internationally recognized as one of the nation's leading wildlife authorities. In honor of Dr. Allen, this award is presented to an outstanding junior in Wildlife. Congratulations to Ashley Daniels, this year’s winner.

 Kirkpatrick Memorial Graduate Student Award – This award was established by the widow and two daughters of Charles Kirkpatrick with money donated for that purpose and supplemented as needed by the daughters.  The wildlife faculty nominate and evaluate possible candidates.  The recipient must be a wildlife graduate student within one year of graduation—either before or after.  This year’s awardee is Zach Lowe.

 L. David Mech Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award – This award was established by the faculty in wildlife to recognize a senior who has, by virtue of contributions made independently or in conjunction with ongoing studies, shown the greatest potential for future success as a research scientist. Selection is based on the student's curiosity, intellect, perseverance, problem solving, and communication skills, because excellence in these areas is necessary for conducting wildlife research of the highest quality.  Sara Rogers is this year’s winner.

 William A. Rafferty Award – William A. Rafferty was a friend of the Purdue University College of Agriculture who operated a large farm near Morocco, IN.  He bequeathed a sum of money to the school to be used at its "uncontrolled discretion."  Mr. Rafferty believed in the ideals of honor, integrity, and patriotism. To commemorate William A. Rafferty, this award was established to recognize the potential for citizenship and leadership in a senior Wildlife student.

Adam Janke is this year’s award winner.

Wildlife Academic Merit Awards – This award is presented to one sophomore, one junior, and one senior in Wildlife in recognition of a  ademic achievement.

Sophomore Award – Melissa Mills

Junior Award – Jessica Berry

Senior Award – Amanda Thalhammer

 Wildlife Leadership Award – This award is presented to a senior Wildlife student in recognition of outstanding leadership. Cody Marks is this year’s winner.

Wood Products Manufacturing Technology Leadership Award – This award is presented to a senior student in Wood Products Manufacturing Technology in recognition of outstanding leadership.  Kyle Newman is the deserving winner of this year’s award.

 Undergraduate Research Award – This award was established in 2001 to recognize the undergraduate in the department who, by virtue of contributions made independently or in conjunction with ongoing studies, shows the greatest potential for future success as a research scientist.  Sara Rogers is this year’s winner.

Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior

These awards are based on academic merit and campus and community involvement. The winners compete for the College of Agriculture Outstanding Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior awards.

Outstanding Freshman: Tamanna Ranadive

Outstanding Sophomore:  Gary Hoover

Outstanding Junior: Keith Norris

Outstanding Senior: Adam Janke

Stanley Coulter Leadership Award – This award recognizes the department's outstanding student leader. It carries the name of Stanley Coulter, former Dean of Science, who initiated Purdue's forestry program in 1914. Mr. John Sample and other early forestry graduates established the Coulter Fund in honor of Dean Coulter and to recognize the achievement of students in Forestry and Natural Resources. The winner of this award is that person who has given notable service in a variety of ways. The recipient has demonstrated strong leadership and responsible citizenship in activities at the department, school, university, and community level.

Adam Janke is the department’s Leadership Award winner.

 Outstanding Camper Award – An Outstanding Camper Award is presented to one student in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, one student in Forestry, and one student in Wildlife. The award is determined by student vote at Summer Camp, and selection is based on leadership, scholarship, and the ability to get along with others in the camp setting and in field work.

Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences – Michael Allen

Forestry – Brad Engle

Wildlife – Jesse James

 Outstanding Teacher Award – This award is presented to a faculty or teaching staff member in recognition of teaching excellence. The winner of this award is nominated for the College of Agriculture Outstanding Teacher Award.  This year’s award winner is Barny Dunning.

 Publications

·         Bos D.H., Gopurenko D., Williams R.N., Bulut Z. & DeWoody J.A. (2009) Condition-dependent mate choice and a reproductive disadvantage for MHC-divergent tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum tigrinum). Molecular Ecology (in press).

·         Gonzales, J.M., Jr., B.A. Lowry, P.B. Brown, C.A. Beyle, L. Nyochemberg.  2009.  The effects of fibrous waste pretreatment on the growth of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fed bio-regenerative life support (BRLS) plant waste residues.  Advances in Space Research 43:1243-1249.

·         Hale M.C., McCormick C.R., Jackson J.R. & DeWoody J.A. (2009) Next-generation pyrosequencing of gonad transcriptomes in the polyploid lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens):  the relative merits of normalization and rarefaction in gene discovery.  BMC Genomics (in press).

·         Islam, M.A., Apostol, K.G., Jacobs, D.F., and Dumroese, R.K. 2009. Fall fertilization of Pinus resinosa seedlings: nutrient uptake, cold hardiness, and morphological development. Annals of Forest Science (Accepted).

·         Jacobs, D.F., Salifu, K.F., and Oliet, J. 2009. Exponential nutrient loading to optimize nursery fertilization of Quercus ilex seedlings. In Proceedings of the 5th Spanish Forestry Congress. Spanish Society of Forestry Sciences: In press (in Spanish).

·         Jacobs, D.F., Selig, M.F., and Severeid, L.R. 2009. Aboveground carbon biomass of plantation-grown American chestnut (Castanea dentata) in absence of blight. Forest Ecology and Management (Accepted).

·         Rudnick J.A., Miller A., Lacy R.C. & DeWoody J.A. (2009) Methods and prospects for using molecular data in the genetic management of populations:  an empirical example using parma wallabies (Macropus parma).  Journal of Heredity (in press).

·         Urban, N. A., and R. K. Swihart.  2009. Multi-scale perspectives on occupancy of meadow jumping mice in landscapes dominated by agriculture.  Journal of Mammalogy  In Press.

·         Vengadesan, G. and Pijut, P.M. 2009. Somatic embryogenesis and plant regeneration of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.). Plant Cell Tissue and Organ Culture 97: 141-149. DOI 10.1007/s11240-009-9508-z

·         Wakeland, B., and R. K. Swihart.  2009. Ratings of white-tailed deer preferences for woody browse in Indiana.  Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science  In Press.

·         Williams, Rod N. and J. Andrew DeWoody (2009) Reproductive success and sexual selection in wild tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Evolutionary Biology (in press).

·         Woeste, Keith, Lenny Farlee, Michael Ostry, James McKenna, and Sally Weeks (2009), A Forest Manager’s Guide to Butternut. North. J. Appl. For. 26(1)

 Graduate Program News

·         Kimberly Ralston-Hooper successfully defended her dissertation on April 3rd.

·         Sonia Johns successfully defended her MS thesis on April 2nd

·         Joe Dumyahn successfully defended his master’s thesis on March 30th.

·         Caleb Phillips successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on March 26th.

·         Zhihua (Andy) Pei scheduled his preliminary exam for May 28th.

 Student Club News

Congratulations to the Purdue Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society for their First Place Quiz Bowl finish at the TWS Conclave earlier this month.  Quiz Bowl team members Cody Marks, Keith Norris, Rita Blythe, and Adam Janke beat the University of Wisconsin Madison in the first round, Central Michigan University in the second round, and Michigan State in the final round to bring home the trophy.  Cheering on the team at Conclave were Bart Kraus, Rory Dion, and Anthony Sipes.

TWS Quiz Bowl Trophy

 Funding Opportunities

·         Marine Debris Funding Opportunity - Due May 8th

The Marine Debris Research and Technology Grants Program Request for Proposals

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation will be accepting pre-proposals for the Marine Debris Research and Technology Grants Program starting April 3rd.  The Marine Debris Research and Technology Grants Program (Program) is a partnership between the NOAA Marine Debris Program and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide grants to organizations working on projects to improve our understanding of the impacts of marine debris on our marine and coastal resources, and to reduce and prevent debris in our marine environment. Marine debris is defined as: any persistent solid material that is manufactured or processed and directly or indirectly, intentionally or unintentionally, disposed of or abandoned into the marine environment or the Great Lakes.

The Program supports projects that reduce the creation of derelict gear (both commercial and recreational) due to poor disposal practices and loss from day-to-day fishing practices, projects that increase our understanding of the impacts of marine debris on species, habitat and navigation, and/or projects that engage marinas, ports and the fishing industry/community.

The Program provides competitive grants to finance innovative proposals in three primary focus areas:

1) Ports, Marinas and Fishing Communities, 2) Gear Technology, 3) Marine Debris Research and Assessment

Eligible applicants are institutions of higher education, other non-profits, commercial organizations, and state (including Commissions), local, and tribal governments whose projects have the potential to benefit NOAA trust resources through marine debris research and prevention projects.

Weblink: www.nfwf.org/marinedebris/rfp

 Twigs and Nuts

·         New online DNR photo gallery serves public, media.  The Department of Natural Resources has launched a new online digital photo gallery of popular images as a service to the public and the news media. Any of the 70 gallery images can be downloaded and used within guidelines listed on the site. Potential uses include computer desktop backgrounds, school reports, personal enjoyment and to support news media reports of DNR programs. For most personal or editorial uses, there is no charge. To access the gallery, go to dnr.IN.gov, click on Divisions in the left column, click on Communications, and then click on the DNR Photos link. The main photo page describes the legal uses of the images, and how and when to provide credit to the DNR. Directions are provided for requesting high-resolution images and for purchasing high-quality prints. The site includes attractive shots of Indiana nature scenes, wildlife, people in outdoor activities, some state-endangered species and bald eagles. Other timely highlights include images of the emerald ash borer and gypsy moth insects, the State Fair, the Brown County State Park mountain biking trails system, the banding of falcons, and sandhill cranes visiting the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area.  The gallery will be updated periodically with fresh images.

Media note: The direct link to this page, ideal for bookmarking, is http://www.in.gov/dnr/5348.htm. This could be your one-stop shop for common and timely DNR photos for publishing purposes, often to accompany material from DNR news releases.  Media Contact: Marty Benson, assistant director of communications, (317) 233-3853; cell (317)

 Forestry

·         Forests may affect the weather more than we know http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227024.400-rainforests-may-pump-winds-worldwide.html

  Calendar

Monday, April 20

 Tuesday, April 21

 Wednesday, April 22

National Office Professionals Day

·         FNR Support Staff Recognition Breakfast, 8:00 a.m., PFEN Gallery

·         Weekly Business Office Meeting, 2:00 p.m., PFEN 125C

 Thursday, April 23

·         Capstone Course poster presentation, 6:00 p.m., Holiday Inn City Centre

 Friday, April 24

·         Academic Council, 8:00 a.m., AGAD 128

·         Department Meeting, 1:30 p.m., PFEN 120 (rescheduled from the previous week)

·         Faculty Scholars Reception, 3:30 p.m., East Faculty Lounge, PMU

 Monday, April 27

·         Strategic Plan Forum, 3:00 p.m., Deans Auditorium

 Tuesday, April 28

 Wednesday, April 29

·         Ag Dept. Heads Brown Bag lunch, noon, BCHM 109

·         Weekly Business Office Meeting, 2:00 p.m., PFEN 125C

 Thursday, April 30

·         Strategic Plan Forum, noon, WSLR 116

 Friday, May 1

·         Department Meeting, 1:30 p.m., PFEN 120

  

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