Focus on Joseph O’Brien

This is a new type of article focusing on the people behind the science. These articles will profile SRS employees – from different job series and locations – whose work fulfills and supports the Station’s mission. “I am intrigued by the connection between fire and its role in maintaining biodiversity,” says Joseph O’Brien, a research…  More 

Barnett receives Society for Freshwater Science award

USDA Forest Service fisheries biologist Zanethia Barnett is the winner of the 2022 Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Hynes Award for New Investigators. The Hynes Award goes to a senior author of an outstanding primary publication within the last three years. Barnett won the award for a 2020 publication in Freshwater Biology that was the…  More 

A tribute to Thelma Perry

Thelma J. Perry was one of the first researchers to explore the remarkable relationships between bark beetles and their mutualistic fungi. Perry’s story is a monument to determination. An African American, she was born April 30, 1941 and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. After Perry graduated from high school, she attended Xavier University in New Orleans…  More 

Awards 2021: Chief’s Award, Southern Region Awards, Director’s Awards

In 2021, SRS employees and their collaborators were recognized for outstanding accomplishments. USDA Forest Service Chief’s Award Zanethia Barnett and Craig Roghair received a Chief’s Award for their role in bringing people of color to the Ocala, George Washington & Jefferson, Monongahela, and Cherokee National Forests for snorkeling and other activities. 185 participants joined the adventure,…  More 

Forest Service Technical Engineer of the Year

It is easy to understand why Pikeville, Tennessee native Jason Anderson was nominated for and awarded the USDA Forest Service’s 2017 Technical Engineer of the Year. Anderson is the Southern Research Station’s assistant station engineer. He received the award for his accomplishments in implementing new engineering technologies and his development of long-term research infrastructure for invasive…  More