Forestry research presented at national convention

Nov. 15, 2016
David Hix presented a poster highlighting the Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science National Knowledge Exchange Network.  Faculty and staff from SENR, including David Hix, Eric Toman, Jack McGowan-Stinski, and Charles Goebel help lead the Lake States Fire Science Consortium (LSFSC), a group of over 525 fire managers, practitioners, and scientists.  The objective of the LSFSC is to help communicate the best available fire science and do so through a variety of methods including webinars, research briefs,

School of Environment and Natural Resources faculty and graduate students attended and presented posters on their forestry research at the 2016 Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention held in Madison, WI.

The gathering brought together those working in the forestry profession to explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs and values.

Presenting posters at the SAF National Convention and representing the Forest Ecosystem Restoration & Ecology Lab (FEREL) in the School of Environment and Natural Resources were:

Compositional change of ground-flora in the Central Hardwoods region of southeastern Ohio over two decades
Andrew, E.E., J.D. Palus, D.M. Hix, P.C. Goebel, and S.N Matthews

Linking science and natural resource management through the JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Hix, D.M., J. McGowan-Stinski, C. Goebel, A. Long, J. Roise, G. Edwards, and T. Cheng  

Forest succession and mesophication in oak–hickory forests of the Wayne National Forest, southeastern Ohio
Palus, J.D., E.E. Andrew, P.C. Goebel, D.M. Hix, and S.N. Matthews
 

Forest succession and mesophication in oak–hickory forests of the Wayne National Forest, southeastern Ohio, a poster presented by Jim Palus, a graduate student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources was awarded 2nd Place at the 2016 SAF National Convention. The award was presented by the SAF Forest Science and Technology Board.

Ryan Vogel, a dual degree graduate student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Knowlton School of Architecture, also traveled to Wisconsin to attend the Convention. In 2016, Vogel was named a SAF Diversity Ambassador.

As an Ambassador, Ryan participated in a number of sessions focused on developing leadership and networking skills, and had the opportunity to connect with other ambassadors and interact with leaders in the forestry profession.

Ryan is jointly advised by Professor Charles Goebel (School of Environment and Natural Resources) and Assistant Professor Mattijs van Maasakkers (City and Regional Planning) and is studying novel ecosystems and resource management plan implementation and effectiveness in Columbus Metro Parks with a focus on the invasive Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana).