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WILD Research Professor Emerita Leila Shultz Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

WILD Research Professor Emerita Leila Shultz Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

05/11/2021

Discoverer of more than a dozen new plant species and author of many more plant names, Leila Shultz is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of discovery, education, conservation and support of the magnificent flora of Utah.

WILD is Hiring For a Full-Time 9-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

WILD is Hiring For a Full-Time 9-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

05/10/2021

Research areas of interest to the Department include, but are not limited to carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, ecosystem modeling, disturbance and land cover shifts.

Dr. Doug Ramsey and America View Develop a Fantastic Resource For Those Interested in Remote Sensing

Dr. Doug Ramsey and America View Develop a Fantastic Resource For Those Interested in Remote Sensing

04/29/2021

The 3-part video series details how to utilize U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data, a product that means researchers spend less time processing and more time analyzing valuable information.

WILD Research Professor Emerita Leila Shultz Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

WILD Research Professor Emerita Leila Shultz Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

05/11/2021

Discoverer of more than a dozen new plant species and author of many more plant names, Leila Shultz is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for her years of discovery, education, conservation and support of the magnificent flora of Utah.

WILD is Hiring For a Full-Time 9-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

WILD is Hiring For a Full-Time 9-month Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

05/10/2021

Research areas of interest to the Department include, but are not limited to carbon cycling, biogeochemistry, ecosystem modeling, disturbance and land cover shifts.

Dr. Doug Ramsey and America View Develop a Fantastic Resource For Those Interested in Remote Sensing

Dr. Doug Ramsey and America View Develop a Fantastic Resource For Those Interested in Remote Sensing

04/29/2021

The 3-part video series details how to utilize U.S. Landsat Analysis Ready Data, a product that means researchers spend less time processing and more time analyzing valuable information.

Are Large Predators Becoming More Prevalent In Utah's Residential Areas?

Are Large Predators Becoming More Prevalent In Utah's Residential Areas?

04/28/2021

Dr. Mark Chynoweth is featured on KCPW's program This Green Earth to discuss human-wildlife coexistence.

Grad Student Kristin Engebretsen is Recipient of Best Student Presentation Award at UT The Wildlife Society Meeting

Grad Student Kristin Engebretsen is Recipient of Best Student Presentation Award at UT The Wildlife Society Meeting

04/19/2021

She is also the lead author on a brand new paper in the journal Ecology and Evolution on the effects of black bears on the foraging behavior of cougars.

WILD's Simona Picardi Wins Sage Grouse Presentation Award

WILD's Simona Picardi Wins Sage Grouse Presentation Award

04/16/2021

Congratulations to WILD postdoctoral fellow Simona Picardi who won the Best Professional Presentation Award at the Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society's annual meeting.

WILD Grad Student Emma Doden Wins Prestigious Robins Award

WILD Grad Student Emma Doden Wins Prestigious Robins Award

04/14/2021

Emma Doden is this year’s recipient of the Master Student Researcher of the Year award at the 2021 USU Robins Awards for her working translocating and studying beavers.

David Stoner Cougar Presentation

David Stoner Cougar Presentation

04/07/2021

Mark your calendars and preregister for a presentation by WILD's David Stoner on cougar response to urban expansion: Tuesday, April 20 at 6pm.

WILD’s Nicki Frey Selected as Wildlife Society Fellow

WILD’s Nicki Frey Selected as Wildlife Society Fellow

04/05/2021

Dr. Frey was selected for this honor based on her significant contributions to wildlife resources.

WILD Faculty and Grad Students Publish Research on Wild Horses and Burros

WILD Faculty and Grad Students Publish Research on Wild Horses and Burros

04/01/2021

Data compiled by these researchers will be a critical resource for both federal and local government agencies for years to come.

QCNR 2021 Awards Recipients

QCNR 2021 Awards Recipients

03/29/2021

Congratulations to all the recipients of S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources (QCNR) Awards for 2021!

WILD PhD Student wins NSF Award

WILD PhD Student wins NSF Award

03/25/2021

Congratulations to USU WILD PhD student Soren Struckman on his award of a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship!

QCNR 2021 Spring News Roundup

QCNR 2021 Spring News Roundup

03/11/2021

Catch up with what our faculty and staff have been doing at the Quinney College of Natural Resources over the past 6 months.

Mammals of Cedar Breaks National Monument

Mammals of Cedar Breaks National Monument

03/10/2021

Mammals of Cedar Breaks National Monument is a very accessible guide based on surveys conducted from 2017 to 2019, led by Dr. Nicole Frey and involving WILD undergraduate students and National Park Service biologists.

Shrub Management Handbook

Shrub Management Handbook

03/02/2021

The Shrub Management Handbook for Utah Rangelands, co-authored by three WILD faculty members, a former WILD graduate student, and a USDA ecologist, was recently released and is available online.

Wild and Wool

Wild and Wool

02/24/2021

Featuring Dr. Kezia Manlove. Wild and Wool addresses domestic sheep grazing on public land was an integral part of settling the western United States. However, as conservation efforts ramp to rebound bighorn populations, the wool industry, scientific comm...

'Wildfires In The West' With Paul Rogers And Larissa Yocom On Wednesday's Access Utah

'Wildfires In The West' With Paul Rogers And Larissa Yocom On Wednesday's Access Utah

02/18/2021

Listen to the UPR interview with Larissa Yocom and Paul Rogers concerning wildfires in the west.

USU Recognized for Best Undergraduate Research Program in Nation

USU Recognized for Best Undergraduate Research Program in Nation

02/16/2021

Utah State University has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishments (AURA), recognizing USU as a national leader in undergraduate programs for research and creative inquiry. The award will be presented by...

Mapping Landsat's Long History

Mapping Landsat's Long History

01/28/2021

Recently, Ellie Leydsman McGinty developed an interactive Google Earth Web Map of the Landsat Program’s long history. NASA had the opportunity to talk with her about this project.

Martyn Mathews Caldwell, 1941 - 2021

Martyn Mathews Caldwell, 1941 - 2021

01/27/2021

We lost a special friend, colleague, and scientific intellect this week. Martyn M. Caldwell passed away from complications of Parkinson's and Lewy Body disease on January 24th.

Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

Celebrating the History of Women in the QCNR

01/12/2021

This video, created by undergraduate students in our college, takes a look into the history of women in the Quinney College of Natural Resources.

Forest Ecology and Management degree is accredited for another 10 years

Forest Ecology and Management degree is accredited for another 10 years

12/18/2020

Today, Dec. 17th, our Forest Ecology and Management degree was accredited for another 10 years by the Society of American Foresters (SAF)

Monarch Butterflies On 'Wild About Utah'

Monarch Butterflies On 'Wild About Utah'

12/17/2020

Monarch butterflies are facing a dire situation across the country, with their numbers plummeting dangerously close to extinction levels. Two major populations occupy North America—the Eastern and Western population—that carry with them the innate behavio...

Climate Change, Criollo and the Colorado Plateau: Is an old Breed the Future for Cattle Ranching?

Climate Change, Criollo and the Colorado Plateau: Is an old Breed the Future for Cattle Ranching?

12/15/2020

The Colorado Plateau, located in the western United States, is known for its stunning landscapes and wild-west ambiance. The cowboy lifestyle is still very much a part of the landscape with over 90% of the region being utilized by the cattle industry. Cli...

Biochar: Can it Help Fight Climate Change While Improving Soil Health?

Biochar: Can it Help Fight Climate Change While Improving Soil Health?

12/14/2020

As carbon dioxide levels in the Earth’s atmosphere increase, the battle against climate change worsens. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that traps and radiates heat. Capturing carbon, or carbon sequestration, is a natural or artificial process that all...

Fall Semester WILD Alumni and Friends Newsletter 2020

Fall Semester WILD Alumni and Friends Newsletter 2020

11/19/2020

Greetings and welcome to the first WILD Alumni and Friends newsletter! In this first edition, we look at two of our members: Bill Woody and Jennifer Bakken.

And now for something completely different….

And now for something completely different….

11/16/2020

Mark Kreider is a MS student in Ecology, advised by Dr. Larissa Yocom. Many of us know Mark for his research on post-fire forest regeneration ecology, including a recent paper on the identification of aspen seedlings in the field. But it turns out that M...

Light pollution alters predator-prey interactions between cougars and mule deer in western US

Light pollution alters predator-prey interactions between cougars and mule deer in western US

10/20/2020

A new study by authors including WILD faculty David Stoner, Terry Messmer, and UDWR personnel Kent Hersey and Dan Olson provides strong evidence that exposure to light pollution alters predator-prey dynamics between mule deer and cougars across the interm...

USU Research Looking At The Root Of Plant-soil Interactions

USU Research Looking At The Root Of Plant-soil Interactions

10/19/2020

To improve restoration and agricultural practices, USU scientists are studying how soil microbes and moisture affect native and nonnative plants.

Warming Climate is Changing Where Birds Breed

Warming Climate is Changing Where Birds Breed

06/01/2020

Spring is in full swing. Trees are leafing out, flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and birds are singing. But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that those birds in your backyard may be changing right al...

As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn't

As Interest in Local Food Grows, Water Pollution Shouldn't

05/15/2020

As a result of recent events, including the earthquake and coronavirus pandemic, more Utahns than ever are interested in growing and producing their own food. While this is a great opportunity to become sustainable, it should not happen at the cost of Uta...