AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The City of Auburn has pledged a five-to-one match for individual and corporate contributions of up to $50,000 for the Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for Auburn University’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
According to the agreement, the city is providing the grant in the form of matching funds in order to encourage community engagement and support for this resource for outdoor recreation and education.
AUBURN – Auburn University will host the eighth annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference, March 25-27. The conference is a professional meeting organized by students for early-career researchers in ecology, evolution and related fields with nearly 200 students from around the United States attending.
Monty Graham, Dauphin Island’s senior marine scientist, was selected to give the keynote address because of his extensive knowledge of the Gulf Coast as well as his scientific research efforts following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Graham’s talk will be in Auburn’s Sciences Center auditorium Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. and is open to the public; registration is required to attend the remainder of the conference.
AUBURN – A new “nature playground” at Auburn University lets children enjoy the great outdoors in a manner experienced by previous generations: climbing, crawling, digging and exploring.
The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve, a community outreach program for the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, recently opened the wooded playground and will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Nov. 10 with university officials and civic leaders. The public is invited to join the festivities at the preserve on North College Street, or Highway 147, just past the Auburn University fish ponds.
AUBURN – An ecological engineer at Auburn University has developed a Web-based computer software program that could lead to cleaner water in Alabama’s top poultry-producing region and greener pastures in the Black Belt.
Associate professor Puneet Srivastava’s provisionally patented Poultry Litter Decision Support System is a user-friendly online program designed to help poultry producers develop comprehensive nutrient management plans for poultry litter storage and use of the nutrient-rich waste material to fertilize their pastures and farmland.