News Releases

Dr. Bret Collier awarded 1.2 million dollar USDA-Forest Service grant

[23 Sept 2022] The United States Department of Agriculture-Forest Service recently awarded Dr. Bret Collier a 1.2 million dollar grant for a multi-year evaluation of forest restoration post-Hurricane Laura and the resultant impacts on wild turkeys in west-central Louisiana.

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Greetings from Namibia!

[16 Sept 2022] Dr. Phil Stouffer is on sabbatical for the academic year, working at the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Windhoek.

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RNR Student Named as Knauss Fellowship Finalist

[23 Aug 2022] Two graduate students at Louisiana State University (LSU), two from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette (ULL) and one from Loyola University have been named 2023 Knauss Fellowship finalists. All were nominated for the fellowship by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program. Ashley Booth, a graduate student in the School of Renewable Natural Resources is one of the Finalists.

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TAF to fund genetic research on tigers

[7 June 2022] Mike the Tiger is a major part of the heart and soul of LSU. Tiger pride runs deep on campus, and the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation is turning its love of our tiger into research to benefit the species as a whole. TAF will provide funding for a doctoral student in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources to conduct genetic research on tigers.

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Rescuing the Massive Swamp

[2 May 2022] Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin, the nation's largest cypress swamp, nurtures an abundant ecosystem and protects a critical coast. But years of exploitation and neglect have made it a "ticking time bomb."

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Dr. Sabrina Taylor receives Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award

[25 Apr 2022] Dr. Sabrina Taylor receives the LSU Foundation's Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2022. This award is to recognize superior graduate-level teaching.

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Gulf of Mexico Conference 2022 features RNR students and researchers

[18 April 2022] At least six current and former RNR researchers are making eight research presentations regarding coastal wetland ecology and restoration within the Gulf of Mexico 2022 Conference being held in Baton Rouge 25-28 April 2022.

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Dr. Kaller Awarded Advisor of the Year

[4 April 2022] The LSU College of Agriculture Student Association is excited to award Dr. Michael Kaller with the Advisor of the Year award! "Dr. Kaller has given so many hours of his time to LSU and we are so thankful! Congratulations Dr. Kaller."

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Dr. Andy Nyman awarded the F. O. Bateman Distinguished Professorship

[25 March 2022] Congratulations to Dr. Andy Nyman as the new F. O. Bateman Distinguished Professor of Renewable Natural Resources. Andy is a deserving recipient of the award for his contributions to science and service to the School.

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Dr. Nyman to Receive Coastal Stewardshp Award

[3 March 2022] The Coastal Stewardship Awards return in 2022, honoring the winners named in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Dr. Andy Nyman was recognized in 2020 as one who has made significant contributions to the conservation and restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands.

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RNR Alumnus to be Featured Speaker at Ag Alumni Series in January

[24 Jan 2022] Renewable Natural Resources alumnus, Tanner Jones will be the featured speaker for the January edition of the Agriculture Alumni Speaker Series. Tanner is an Environmental Scientist and GIS Specialist for Providence.

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Delta Dispatches: Happy 'Gatorgiving!

[6 Jan 2022] Dr. Andy Nyman is interviewed by "Restore the Mississippi River Delta" which is a coalition of the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. The podcast was part of their "Delta Dispatches" series and is focused on the American alligator which was the subject of a brand-new float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Fitting the bill: AgCenter researcher honored with Ducks Unlimited endowed professorship

[8 Dec 2021] Kevin Ringelman, associate professor in the LSU School of Renewable and Natural Resources, has been named recipient of the prestigious H. Dale Hall Ducks Unlimited Endowed Professorship in Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation.

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Birds in the Amazon have been shrinking. Here's why scientists think it's happening

[15 Nov 2021] Vitek Jirinec, and RNR professor, Dr. Philip Stouffer discover that over the last four decades, birds in the Amazon have been shrinking -- and scientists believe their smaller bodies may be a response to hotter, drier weather brought by climate change.

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RNR AgCenter researcher appointed to USDA national advisory council

[11/08/21] BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU AgCenter researcher Terrence R. Tiersch, director of the Aquatic Germplasm and Genetic Resources Center in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, has been reappointed as chair of the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council.

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