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    11:30 am, Wednesday, 1 April 2015

    Room 142 RNR, coffee and cookies at 11:20 am
    Kory Konsoer, PhD
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, LSU

    Presentation: Using High-Resolution Field Measurements and Coupled Numerical Models to Investigate the Morphodynamics of Large Meandering Rivers

Nanocellulose: A Green Building Block for Next-Generation Sustainable Material and Energy

The Winter 2015 issue of Louisiana Agriculture Magazine, published by the LSU AgCenter, includes articles on a wide range on topics. Dr. Qinglin Wu, Roy O. Martin Sr. Professor in Composites and Engineered Wood Products in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, contributed a feature article on the use of "nanocellulose" as a source for a variety of applications, such as high performance composites, electronics, biomedical materials and energy.

The article is now available online.

More Countries Turn to Louisiana for Forestry Needs

BATON ROUGE, La. – Louisiana is benefitting as countries around the world turn to the state to satisfy growing demand for wood products and forestry expertise, said Richard Vlosky, director of the LSU AgCenter Louisiana Forest Products Development Center.

Forestry has long been Louisiana’s No. 1 agricultural commodity, adding $2.9 billion to the economy in 2013, according to the AgCenter’s Ag Summary. Around the world, sustainable energy efforts have brought new attention to sustainable forest management and product development, Vlosky told attendees of the March 12 Global Agriculture Hour, an event sponsored by LSU AgCenter International Programs.


RNR Students Compete in Forestry Conclave

RNR Students compete at Forestry Conclave

The most popular event at the Southern Forestry Conclave is the crosscut saw competition. LSU forestry and natural resource management students Hayden Carter and Ashley Tunstall saw through a 10” x 10” yellow poplar cant in 24 seconds. Stabilizing the cant holder are (l to r) Devyn Albin, James Donovan, Kevin Kohl, Christian Flucke and a student from La Tech. Applauding are Virginia Spencer and Christian Rossi. Additional students from La Tech are shown helping cheer the team, even though they were competitors.

More images from the 58th Southern Forestry Conclave, hosted by Mississippi State, are available on our Gallery Page.

Class Participates in Teal Release

Teal release

Dr. Kevin Ringelman and Dr. Luke Laborde lead a field trip for RNR 4061/7012 at the Pinola Conservancy in Shreveport, Louisiana. The students participated in the release of newly banded blue-winged teal and green-winged teal. Check out the video to see the action.

-- Quick News --

  • RNR students participated in the 58th Southern Forestry Conclave hosted by Mississippi State University. The Team from RNR did well and the photos are posted on our Gallery page! Congratulations on a job well done!
  • Follow Dr. Stouffer on sabbatical as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania: via his Flickr Feed
  • 4th Quarter 2014 Timber Tales is now available. The details and a link to the newsletter are available on our Extensions page.
  • Arborist Workshops 2015: The early 2015 schedule for Arborist Workshops and other learning opportunities has been updated, and registrations are open. For more information, see our Workshops 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!

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