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Congratulations to CBHR's own Dr. Alphus D. Wilson (Dan) who recently received notification from the international journal Sensors (Basel, Switzerland) that his 2009 review article Applications and Advances in Electronic-Nose Technologies published with Italian cooperator and coauthor Dr. Manuela Baietto was awarded 1st prize of "Sensors Best Paper Award 2013". This international review article summarizes research and applications of electronic aroma detection (EAD) technologies, primarily electronic-nose technologies, that have been developed and utilized within many industrial sectors (worldwide) over the past 30 years.

Congratulations to CBHR's own Dr. Mel Warren for being part of the team of co-authors receiving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 2011 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award Level III for “development of a novel indicator of ecosystem function: microbial acquisition of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous.” Their paper, Microbial enzyme activity, nutrient uptake and nutrient limitation in forested streams , was part of a trio of articles on which the award was based.

We welcome Dr. Jiaen Zhang, a visiting scholar from the South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China, who will be working this next year with host Dr. Ying Ouyang of our Starkville, MS staff and Dr. Prem Parajuli of the Mississippi State University Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department. Dr. Zhang's study areas include agricultural ecology, soil ecology and ecology of invasive plants and animals, green house gases emission in wetlands and global changes, ecological effects of acid rain, as well as ecosystem services and other related global enviromental issues.

CBHR's .Dr. Emile Gardiner has been appointed to succeed Dr. John Stanturf as the U.S. National Representative to the International Poplar Commission, a technical statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States dedicated to the conservation and management of the Salicaceae family of trees, which includes poplars and willows.


Is habitat fragmentation endangering the Yazoo Darter?

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That certainly seems to be the case. A recent study by Dr. Mel Warren, Mr. Ken Sterling (formerly with the Center, now Utah State University), and other university cooperators suggests that extensive habitat alteration in the form of impoundments, road, crossings, and channelized streams is creating barriers to disbursement and isolating entire populations of Etheostoma raneyi (Yazoo Darter). Recent and severe declines in contemporary migration rates relative to historical rates were also indicated. The Final Report to the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, which includes discussion of the genetic effects of habitat fragmentation as well as recommended management practices, was released November 30, 2011.

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Year Title Authors
2014 Biodiversity on the brink: an assessment of conservation strategies for North American freshwater mussels Haag, Wendell R.; Williams, James D.
2014 Crayfish use of trash versus natural cover in incised, sand-bed streams Adams, Susan B.
2014 Managing forest water quantity and quality under climate change Marion, Daniel A.; Sun, Ge; Caldwell, Peter V.; Miniat, Chelcy F.; Ouyang, Ying; Amatya, Devendra M.; Clinton, Barton D.; Conrads, Paul A.; Gull Laird, Shelby; Dai, Zhaohua; Clingenpeel, J. Alan; Liu, Yonqiang; Roehl, Edwin A.; Moore Myers, Jennifer A.; Trettin, Carl

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Fact Sheet

Yazoo Darter (Etheostoma raneyi)

Yazoo Darter (Etheostoma raneyi)

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Tallahatchie Experimental Forest

Tallahatchie Experimental Forest

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Stream crayfish in Mississippi: who's where and why

Stream crayfish in Mississippi: who's where and why

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Typical Hardwood Thinning Operation

Typical Hardwood Thinning Operation

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DNA Barcodes (CO1) of Western Hemisphere Siricidae

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