Natural Resource Management

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Melinda Adams podcast: When Fire Speaks: Traditional Ecological Practices in Action

Melinda Adams recently spoke to the Climify podcast about the value of a place-specific, Indigenous-led stewardship approach to burns.They summarize: “How do we learn from the land and its lineage? In this special bridge episode, Dr...
March 18, 2024
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Lave captures socio-ecological history of flooding in Wisconsin via news archives

“Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, an unglaciated region defined by steep river valley systems, has been plagued by chronic flooding in part due to Euro-American agricultural practices and anthropogenic climate change. The region, which has played a central role in environmental knowledge production, has a storied history of resilience practices and flood experience.”
December 22, 2023
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Parker in NYT Magazine: The Scientists Watching Their Life’s Work Disappear

“All the terrible things I’ve seen, all the detrimental changes to the environment, all the impacts of climate change — I use it to fuel my motivation to be a better scientist, to be a better human being, to be a better steward of the land. And honestly, part of it is anger. That’s fuel, OK? I get mad, and I turn that anger into fuel that motivates me.”
November 27, 2023
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Fraga featured in New York Times on finding and saving rare wildflowers

Editor’s note: The following content is excerpted from a full story in the New York Times , by Jill Cowan. The white Toyota Tacoma bumped along the dirt path, up and down hills, brush scratching the sides of the truck with a high-pitched...
August 23, 2023
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Melinda Adams spreads the gospel of ‘good fire’

“Whether you are a Native person that's learning about fire, an allied person that's wanting to learn about the presence of Indigenous peoples and our land stewardship and climate solutions, or community members that care about the places that we all live and work in and hopefully all care about, there's a role for everybody in learning about good fire,” Adams said.
July 26, 2023
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Goodrich SDSU spotlight: where wetlands protection and social justice intersect

“My work is about environmental protection, but at the same time we have to think about the human dimension,” Goodrich explains. “At the research reserve, we like to advance co-benefits: how can we protect places, but at the same time protect people? How can we be in more of a reciprocal relationship?”
July 26, 2023
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Beal elected president of Northeast State Departments of Agriculture

“I am deeply honored to have been elected to serve as President of NEASDA. I am excited to work alongside my esteemed colleagues to advance the interests of our region's agricultural sector, as together, we continue our efforts to nurture a strong and resilient future for agriculture in the Northeast.”
July 26, 2023
Leadership Grant Grant

Modernizing Natural History Collection Workflows to Address Global Biodiversity Challenges

Erica Krimmel is joining the Arctos Consortium’s efforts to digitize biological specimens and expand access to critical biodiversity research resources with the support of a Switzer Foundation Leadership Grant.
July 18, 2023
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Katelynn Warner

2023 Fellow
Katelynn studies the ecological mechanisms driving toxic cyanobacteria blooms to further understand when and why cyanobacteria produce harmful toxins that inhibit recreational uses of freshwater lakes.
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Darcey Evans

2023 Fellow
Darcey examines the politics and ecological consequences of Atlantic salmon aquaculture. In particular, she focuses on the spread of salmon viruses to describe how salmon aquaculture can have harmful social and environmental effects beyond farm boundaries.