posted on June 18, 2013 1:15pm
Dr. Cheikh Mbow, adjunct associate professor in MSU‘s Department of Forestry and senior scientist on climate change and development at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, Kenya, has been appointed to the Science Committee for Future Earth, a new 10-year research program on global sustainability designed on behalf of the Science and Technology Alliance for Global Sustainability. The committee will comprise 18 members and encompasses the diversity of disciplines and expertise needed to address global environmental change in all its dimensions, including natural and social sciences, humanities and engineering. For more information on Future Earth, visit www.icsu.org/future-earth.
posted on June 4, 2013 2:23pm
The first of six 10-acre plots of hybrid poplar have been planted at Michigan State University as part of a new, long-term plan to use woody biomass for energy on campus.
posted on June 4, 2013 2:22pm
Starting Fall 2013, the Michigan State University, Department of Forestry will once again offer the Graduate Certificate in Forest Carbon Science, Policy and Management. Each of the four courses required to complete the certificate are now available online.
posted on May 1, 2013 3:03pm
Andrew Finley, assistant professor, in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University has received the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) CAREER Award—one of NSF’s most prestigious awards supporting early career-development activities of faculty members who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
posted on April 23, 2013 1:55pm
Beginning Summer 2013, the MSU Department of Forestry will offer two online course options: Michigan’s Forests (FOR 101) and Introduction to Forestry (FOR 202). Bringing these two courses online will allow students to complete courses at their own pace. Anyone can enroll in these courses. MSU students enroll as they would enroll for a traditional course. Online courses can be found in the Schedule of Courses by clicking the “Online courses” icon under Location. If you are not an MSU student and would like to take one of these courses, you should apply to the university as a Lifelong Education student.
posted on March 29, 2013 11:28am
For Michigan State University (MSU) student Ryan Hauser-Jeryc, playing host to the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series second lumberjack competition of the 2013 season means visiting the historical roots of the sport.
“Since the late 1800s, my family has been in the lumber business, so it’s cool to be able to fell a tree just like my great-grandfather did,” said Hauser, a senior from Saline, Mich.
posted on February 25, 2013 10:33am
MSUToday, which showcases the most recent MSU headlines and the most awe-inspiring Spartan adventures and achievements via a bold multimedia platform, featured MSU Forestry’s Dr. Michael Walters last week in their Faculty Conversations section. The profile also features a short video of Walters discussing how logging and deer population affect forest regeneration.
posted on February 14, 2013 5:49pm
The Department of Forestry is pleased to welcome new faculty member, Jessica Miesel. Dr. Miesel joins the forestry faculty as an assistant professor in applied forest ecology and management.
Originally from Grand Rapids, Mich., Miesel earned her doctorate from The Ohio State University in evolution, ecology, and organismal biology, and completed her undergraduate education at Otterbein College in life and earth sciences.
posted on February 13, 2013 2:18pm
Albert R. Ratner, ’51, forestry, received the MSU Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in October. He was recognized during an event at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.
posted on February 13, 2013 8:46am
Congratulations to the graduate students who presented and earned honors at the second annual Graduate Research Symposium.