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MSU technology helped save lives on hurricane-battered coast

Mississippi State scientists used their aerial imagery and mapping skills to help rescue hundreds of stranded survivors of Hurricane Katrina and are continuing to provide valuable assistance in the ongoing disaster recovery effort.

Thirteen faculty, researchers and graduate students from the university's GeoResources Institute and Fore...

9/21/2005

Hard-hit timber industry turns toward salvage

With up to three year's worth of harvest timber destroyed or damaged, the odds of salvaging much volume or value are slim, and the clock is ticking.

Bob Daniels, forestry specialist with Mississippi State University's Extension Service, said preliminary estimates indicate Hurricane Katrina damaged $1.3 billion worth of timber on 1.2 mi...

9/16/2005

MSU researcher recognized for contributions to quail conservation

An avian ecologist and wildlife and fisheries professor at Mississippi State University is receiving a major regional honor for his contributions to the conservation of bobwhite quail.

Wes Burger's recent presentation of the Southeast Quail Study Group Annual Award puts him in the select company of only eight others who have received t...

9/14/2005

CFR hurricane relief effort underway

Mississippi State's College of Forest Resources is beginning a relief effort at the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Poplarville. Crews left early this morning (Friday, Sept. 2) with equipment and relief supplies for the Pearl River county.

Charles Burkhardt, MSU school forest manager, has a crew of nine with c...

9/2/2005

MSU grad students sweep water environment research competition

Mississippi State graduate students from Philadelphia, Flowood and Wiggins swept top honors for research presentations at the 48th annual meeting and technical conference of the Mississippi Water Environment Association.

A total of 12 from the Starkville university and the universities of Louisiana at Lafayette and Alabama-Tuscaloosa m...

8/17/2005

New MSU study: Saving waste rice for ducks also saves dollars

A soon-to-be completed study by Mississippi State scientists recommends that farmers who leave standing stubble in rice fields after harvest may increase "waste" rice by 44 percent for waterfowl wintering in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.

The five-year university investigation into various post-harvest field practices also con...

8/8/2005

MSU scientists give termites a home of their own

Most homeowners go to a lot of trouble and expense to keep termites away. A group of Mississippi State University scientists, however, is inviting the ravenous Formosan subterranean termite to come and stay for dinner.

A field test at the McNeill unit of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station in Pearl River County ...

8/2/2005

Survey shows Mississippi cities and towns thinking greener

A recent Mississippi State survey finds that civic leaders around the state support the establishment of urban and community forestry projects to enhance their communities.

Urban forestry specifically focuses on the management of trees and forests in urban settings to foster social, environmental and economic benefits.

The u...

7/16/2005

Alumnus selected for forest leadership role at MSU

A Mississippi State forestry alumnus is the new dean of the university's College of Forest Resources and director of its Forest and Wildlife Research Center.

George M. Hopper assumes his new duties July 15, pending formal approval by the Board of Trustees, State Institutions of Higher Learning. The Vicksburg native succeeds interim de...

7/12/2005

Leaner means better for furniture manufacturers

Lean production may help eliminate lean times for Mississippi's furniture manufacturers.

Lean production is an engineering term for the ability to produce more with less and scientists in Mississippi State University's Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and Management are helping implement lean systems in the state's furniture manufacturi...

5/1/2005

Reversing the Trend, MSU professor works to restore bobwhite quail

The whistle of the bobwhite quail evokes fond memories of growing up in the south. Each spring, the whistle can be heard throughout the countryside, ‘bob-bob-white'. Male bobwhites are whistling in hopes of attracting females to the area. However, the whistle of the bobwhite is declining across the country.

It's not only the whistl...

5/1/2005

Organizations Partner to Promote Economic Development, Fight Climate Change

Over the next few days, more than 100 acres of land along the Mississippi River outside Greenville and Cleveland will be transformed in the fight against climate change. This week, personnel from the Carbon Fund, Entergy, and Mississippi State University's Forest and Wildlife Research Center will plant over 33,000 hardwood trees in a partnership...

4/11/2005

Barnes, Chambers win MSU's coveted Powe research award

Two internationally recognized Mississippi State scholars--one in forest products and the other in environmental health sciences--are co-winners of the university's 2005 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award.

Forestry products professor H. Michael Barnes and environmental health sciences professor Janice E. Chambers share this y...

4/1/2005

MSU announces course for lean production certification

A specialized training program offered next month by Mississippi State will help state manufacturers incorporate the proven concepts of lean production into their daily operations.

Coordinated by the university's Institute of Furniture Manufacturing and Management in cooperation with the Division of Academic Outreach and Continuing Ed...

3/16/2005

MSU alumnus now leading MSU forestry department

A Mississippi State alumnus who most recently was sustainable forestry program manager for a nonprofit research institute is the new head of the university's forestry department.

After 15 years with the North Carolina-based National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, James P. Shepard returned to his alma mater this week to lead t...

3/14/2005

CSI:MSU

You may think television has the crime scene investigation landscape covered with programs set in New York, Las Vegas, Miami and anywhere the U.S. Navy operates. It has, however, missed a location where a lot of laws are broken: the nation's hunting and recreational fishing areas.

Teaching current and future wildlife law enforcem...

1/30/2005

MSU white-tailed deer research receives national recognition

Though nearly annihilated in the Southeast during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, white-tailed deer populations have rebounded thanks to highly successful recovery programs.

A Mississippi State research report examining genetic effects of the recovery programs is earning the top publication award of the Wildlife Society, an in...

1/3/2005

U.S. education groups tap Jeanne Jones of MSU for highest honor

A 20-year wildlife and fisheries teaching and research veteran at Mississippi State is being recognized by two nationally prominent education-support organizations.

Associate professor Jeanne C. Jones is receiving the 2004 Mississippi CASE Professor of the Year Award from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the...

12/14/2004

Furniture manufacturing strategies examined at MSU

A Nov. 10 conference at Mississippi State University addressed the global and competitive environments for furniture producers.

Titled "Competitive Strategies for the Furniture Industry: Emerging Issues in a Global Environment,” the 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. gathering was held at the university's Franklin Center for Furniture Manufacturing. The ...

11/23/2004

MSU student wildlife researcher receives top international honor

A pioneering genetic study of male deer reproductive success is earning a first-place international honor for a recent doctoral graduate of Mississippi State.

Randall W. "Randy” DeYoung of Kingsville, Texas, a May graduate of the university's department of wildlife and fisheries, recently was honored for a research report he presented...

11/1/2004

Waterfowl workshop promotes youth hunting ethics, skills

A half-day program Nov. 13 at the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge near Starkville will introduce young people ages 12-18 to the sport and ethics of hunting waterfowl.

The Noxubee Youth Waterfowl Workshop is an annual collaboration among Mississippi State University, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Society, and a number of cor...

10/28/2004

MSU speakers: Natural resources educators must prepare students

At no time have America's natural resources been more at risk. As a result, at no time has it been more critical to adequately prepare students for a complex, changing world.

In brief, those are the central observations of several speakers recently helping Mississippi State celebrate the 50th anniversary of its College of Forest R...

10/1/2004

Two MSU byproduct efforts seek new fuel source, chemicals

Two complementary Mississippi State research efforts are seeking to capitalize on the energy potential of plant materials called biomass.

A new university project seeks to develop wood preservative systems and fuel from the small-diameter pine trees that traditionally are thinned from larger pine stands.

A Forest and Wildli...

9/27/2004

Cochran to help celebrate 50th forestry birthday

Mississippi State will commemorate the half-century mark of its College of Forest Resources.

The university's former School of Forestry was established in 1954 and became a college in 1996. Over the decades, it has graduated more than 3,000 majors in forestry, forest products and wildlife and fisheries. MSU President Charles Lee...

9/22/2004

Research targets restoring quail species

Declining populations of quail led Mississippi State University researchers to a grant to study the effectiveness of programs that restore habitat for this traditionally popular game bird.

Wildlife researchers hope to turn around the Northern bobwhite quail's population decline by recreating elements of historic land conditions. The po...

9/17/2004

MSU research: dwindling waste rice will affect wintering waterfowl

Rice lands, once thought to be a plentiful feast for ducks in the Mississippi Delta region, may not provide the banquet predicted.

A recent four-year study by Mississippi State's Forest and Wildlife Research Center indicates the carrying capacity of rice lands for wintering waterfowl actually is about 80 percent less than that estimate...

9/10/2004

MSU student forestry group sweeps national competition

For the sixth year, Mississippi State's student chapter of the Society of American Foresters is ranked among the top in the nation.

The 41-member university organization recently earned a first place as the 2003-04 overall outstanding student chapter, as well as placing first in the 2003-04 SAF Student Chapter Web site competition.

8/30/2004

Governor Haley Barbour announces MSU among areas getting some M.A.J.I.C.

Governor Haley Barbour brought job creation "majic” to North Mississippi. The Governor, who has made job creation one of his administration's top priorities, announced a Make-A-Job Impact Center (MAJIC) grant award to Mississippi State University. The award is one of 11 MAJIC grants awarded statewide to stimulate small business and rural entrep...

8/17/2004

Rainy weather drives beavers to timberlands

Torrential rains during June caused beavers to move from their normal habitats to seek new food and building materials, and Mississippi State researchers advise checking timberlands for damage now that rains have subsided.

Scientists at MSU's Forest and Wildlife Research Center note that because of their aquatic nature, flat-tailed, sh...

8/13/2004

MSU survey: Most regional forest landowners underserved

A new Mississippi State study finds that nearly 75 percent of Mid-South forest landowners fail to take advantage of available educational and professional resources.

A recent survey by the university's Forest and Wildlife Research Center focused on individuals owning 10 or more acres of forestland in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, ...

7/19/2004

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