April 11, 2016. This summer, the Ecological Society of America will jointly honor Ferrum College’s Carolyn Thomas and Bob Pohlad with the Eugene P. Odum Award for Excellence in Ecology Education. This award is given to an ecologist who through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, has demonstrated the ability to relate basic ecological principles to human affairs. This is the first time in the award’s 16 years of existence that the Eugene P. Odum Award has been jointly presented.
December 17, 2015. The National Ecological Observatory Network (neoninc.org) is currently recruiting for next summer’s Undergraduate Internship Program which matches six undergraduate interns enrolled in STEM disciplines with NEON projects ( http://www.neoninc.org/learn-experience/internships/opportunities). We are seeking students who show promise for leadership and functional skills and, in particular, we encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. All travel to and from Boulder, CO and housing expenses are paid by NEON and students will be offered a generous salary— all while gaining valuable professional experience working closely with NEON staff mentors on high-level projects. Additionally, our interns receive training and other opportunities to develop their communications, leadership and other professional skills that will help set them up for success in their future education and career aspirations.
Read more on the NEON 2016 Internship Site (http://www.neoninc.org/learn-experience/internships).
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Nov. 20, 2015. Project Director, Dr. Laurie Anderson has been named Ohio Professor of the Year.
October 6, 2015. The newest EREN research project will focus on investigating clines and local adaptation in the common milkweed. This project is being led by Dr. Emily Mohl of St. Olaf College. Follow this link to learn more about the project and find out how you can get involved: Milkweed Adaptation
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August 11, 2015. Follow this link to see a list of the EREN Events and EREN Member Presentations that you can attend at the 2015 Ecological Society of America Meeting: EREN at ESA!
July 5, 2015. Ohio Wesleyan University students working on the EREN Emerald Ash Borer project visit with one of the Lead Scientists for EREN’s Emerald Ash Borer Project: Dr. Ben Dolan, at the University of Findlay in Findlay, OH. We discussed differences in forest composition between Ohio Wesleyan’s and University of Findlay’s plots and students got to experience how different sites can be across the Ohio landscape. Thank you to Ben and his co-Lead Scientist, Jason Kilgore, for giving EREN a great example to follow on cross-site collaboration!