Landscape Ecologists to Go East for Annual Meeting

Asheville, North Carolina, is a nationally known destination for arts and entertainment, outdoor recreation, and world-class food and beverages. In recent years, the city has landed on multiple “top ten” lists as a best place to live, play, and retire. With this recognition comes rapid change — a flourishing tourism industry and an influx of…  More 

2015 U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station Director’s Awards

On September 11, Southern Research Station (SRS) Director Rob Doudrick announced the 2015 SRS Director’s Awards, which he will present on November 17th at the SRS All Researchers Meeting in Asheville, NC. The awards follow: Distinguished Science Award – Jeff Prestemon; Research Triangle Park, NC — For distinguished service in conducting a research program to address key policy and…  More 

Faces of the Forest Service: Bill Hargrove

Bill Hargrove likes to wear “loud” shirts, as he describes them—playful prints that reflect the colors and shapes of the natural world as well as a sense of humor that’s hard to match. But it isn’t just his shirts that cause Hargrove to stand out in a crowd. His big ideas and passion for taking…  More 

Forest Service Scientist Makes Tracks with Science Sprouts

The first week of November found U.S. Forest Service scientist Bill Hargrove  making tracks through the Colburn Earth Science Museum in downtown Asheville, North Carolina. Dinosaur tracks, that is, and he wasn’t the only one making them. Hargrove, research ecologist with the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center, led seven second-grade Science Sprouts on a…  More 

2014 Southern Research Station Director’s Awards

On Tuesday, October 14, Southern Research Station (SRS) director Rob Doudrick presented the Station Director’s Awards to the following: Distinguished Science Award – Kurt Riitters; Research Triangle Park, NC Recognizing global leadership in quantitative landscape ecology research and the development and application of landscape pattern analysis techniques and tools in Forest Service national resource assessments.…  More 

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 

Risk Analysis Journal Honors Eastern Threat Center Research

Two scientific papers co-authored by U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center researchers and featured in the journal Risk Analysis are recognized for their contributions to the field of ecological risk assessment. In a special journal issue, Risk Analysis editor Wayne Landis selected 25 key papers published in the journal since its founding…  More 

Eastern Threat Center Co-Organizes Special Landscape Ecology Event

The term “landscape ecology” may have different meanings for different people. That’s because the science of landscape ecology encompasses many subjects, perspectives, interactions, and scales. “It is about people, ecosystems, species, energy, pollutants, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing, modeling, disturbance, flows, conservation, and many, many other things,” according to the US-Regional Association of…  More 

ForWarn Team Wins 2013 Interagency Partnership Award

  The U.S. Forest Service Eastern Forest and Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Centers‘ ForWarn team is among the agency recipients of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer’s (FLC) 2013 Interagency Partnership Award. The award recognizes the collaborative efforts of federal laboratory employees for outstanding work in technology transfer, and is one of the…  More