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Auburn forestry professor awarded $580,000 grant for climate change study

AUBURN – An Auburn University professor has been awarded a $580,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, or NIFA, to study the effects of climate change on agriculture and forest production.

Professor Lisa Samuelson, director of the Center for Longleaf Pine Ecosystems in Auburn’s School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, received the funding as part of a $20 million, five-year grant awarded to a collaboration of 12 institutions. More than 50 investigators from universities and federal agencies are participating in the project.

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USDA senior advisor to speak on “Energy for the Bioeconomy at Auburn University

AUBURN – Jim Fischer, senior advisor to the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, will present a seminar, “Energy for the Bioeconomy,” Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 3 p.m. in the Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Science conference hall.

Fischer will give an update on bioenergy and the latest developments in the global energy situation. The talk will be part of Fischer’s two-day visit to Auburn in which he will receive briefings and a tour of the university. A reception will follow.

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