Dams & Crayfish Genetics

In Alabama, crayfishes are being separated and genetically changed, which increases the risk of local extinction. This work is not done by a mad scientist, but by dams with their reservoirs and unnatural pools of water. A novel study published in the journal Freshwater Biology by USDA Forest Service scientists Zanethia Barnett and Susan Adams,…  More 

SEEDS for the Future

During April 13-16, 2016, scientists and staff at the U.S. Forest Service Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory hosted the Strategies for Ecological Education and Diversity (SEEDS) 11th annual leadership meeting. An award-winning program of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), SEEDS focuses on students at the undergraduate level, with the mission to diversify and advance the ecology profession…  More 

Embracing Today’s Challenges to Embark on Tomorrow’s Opportunities

U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) forest technician and student trainee Dexter Strother with the SRS Center for Forest Disturbance and Research, and forester Larry Cyprian with the SRS Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit represented the Forest Service at this year’s Minorities in Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) conference held in Birmingham, Alabama. More…  More