Returning to Home Plate: High School Outreach in Environmental Education

Earlier this year, Dr. Viniece Jennings was invited to speak to students for Career Day held April 23rd  at Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia. Jennings is a research scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Integrating Human and Natural Systems unit in Athens, Georgia. This opportunity was particularly special to her for…  More 

2013 Southern Research Station Director’s Awards Announced

The 2013 Southern Research Station (SRS) Director’s Awards were announced today, and will be awarded at the December SRS All Employees meeting. Congratulations to everyone! Distinguished Science Award – James L. Hanula, Athens, GA  In recognition of exceptional, career-long contributions to our knowledge of forest insects of the southern U.S. and their role in southern forest…  More 

Southern Research Station Director’s Awards Announced

The 2012 Southern Research Station (SRS) Director’s Awards were announced September 19, and will be awarded on October 30 at the SRS Leadership Team meeting in Raleigh, NC. The ceremony will be held at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences Nature Research Center.    Distinguished Science Award Steve McNulty, Raleigh, NC–For distinguished scientific leadership and contributions on…  More 

SRS Science Featured at Nature Research Center Opening in Raleigh

Southern Research Station (SRS) scientists, through a partnership with the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, will be featured during the April 20-21 grand opening of the museums new 80,000 square-foot wing, the Nature Research Center (NRC), in Raleigh, NC.  SRS assistant director Kier Klepzig, project leader Cassandra Johnson-Gaither, team leader/ecologist Steve McNulty, and research…  More 

Faces of the Forest: SRS Mike Ward Featured Nationally

At 83, he’s still going strong… Neal “Mike” Ward By all accounts, Neal “Mike” Ward has more than earned a life of leisure. After all, he served in the Korean War as a front line fighter and as an Army journalist. After the military, he returned home to New Jersey, where he used his writing skills…  More 

SRS Signs MOU with Alabama A&M University

On January 5, SRS Director Rob Doudrick signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Alabama A&M University (AAMU) that reaffirms the commitment of both partners to continue the USDA Forest Service Center of Excellence in Forestry (COE) at AAMU for another five years. Doudrick had an opportunity to meet with four of the students from the COE who expressed…  More