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  • Andrew Burton and Mickey Jarvi receive Best Paper Award January 2011

    The Forest, Range and Wildland Division (S7) of the Soil Science Society of America prides itself on the quality of the papers that are presented in our division each year at the SSSA Annual Meeting. We feel that it is important to recognize and reward the outstanding papers presented in the S7 Division each year. To do this, members of the S7 Davison are asked to evaluate each of the oral papers and posters that are presented each year. Based on these evaluations, the best paper or poster in each session is selected. Associate Professor Andrew Burton's paper, "Response of Fine Root Respiration and Root N to Soil Warming in Hardwood Forests," was recognized as the best paper in Session 125 on General Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils. Master's student Mickey Jarvi was among the paper's co-authors on the paper.

  • Burton receives Top-25 citation recognition January 2011

    The Forest, Range and Wildland Division (S7) of the Soil Science Society of America prides itself on the quality of the papers that are presented in our division each year at the SSSA Annual Meeting. We feel that it is important to recognize and reward the outstanding papers presented in the S7 Division each year. To do this, members of the S7 Davison are asked to evaluate each of the oral papers and posters that are presented each year. Based on these evaluations, the best paper or poster in each session is selected. Associate Professor Andrew Burton's paper, "Response of Fine Root Respiration and Root N to Soil Warming in Hardwood Forests," was recognized as the best paper in Session 125 on General Forest, Range, and Wildland Soils. Master's student Mickey Jarvi was among the paper's co-authors on the paper.

  • Burton receives Top-25 citation recognition January 2011

    Associate Professor Andrew Burton recently received notification from publishers of Global Change Biology (GCB) that of all the 724 articles the journal has published since January 2008, his paper is one of the 25 most-cited since publication according to Web of Science®, placing it among the top 3% of articles. Journal Citation Reports ® ranks GCB as the top journal in Biodiversity and Conservation, while ISI ScienceWatch ranked GCB 3rd in the list of most-cited journals in Climate Change Research, 1999-2009 (First and second places were Nature and Science respectively). Andrew co-authored the paper, Simulated chronic nitrogen deposition increases carbon storage in northern temperate forests, Global Change Biology 14:142-153.

  • Andrew Burton elected to ESA Board of Professional Certification January 2011

    Associate Professor Andrew Burton has been elected by the Ecological Society of America to a 3-year term of office as a member of the Board of Professional Certification. His term of office officially begins at the end of the 2011 ESA annual meeting next August in Austin, Texas

  • Carley Kratz receives DOE Fellowship August 2010

    The US Department of Energy Office of Science has awarded a graduate fellowships to forest science doctoral student Carley Kratz. She was among the 150 fellows nationwide, and two from Michigan Tech, selected by the DOE from among 3,300 applicants, and $50,500 per year for up to three years to support tuition, living expenses, research materials and travel to conferences or to DOE scientific facilities.
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  • Mickey Jarvi receives Horner Fellowship July 2010

    Master's student Mickey Jarvi received a Horner Fellowship award of $2,000. The Horner family has provided an endowment with the goal of supporting graduate students working on northern hardwood management. This endowment has provided the opportunity to award several fellowships to first year graduate students in SFRES.

  • Mickey Jarvi and Kayla Griffith win Merit Awards at Graduate Research Forum March 2010

    The Ecosystem Science Center and the Biotechnology Research Center have announced award recipients for the Sixth Annual ESC/BRC Graduate Research Forum, held on March 26. Among the merit award winners were master's student Mickey Jarvi, for "Temperature acclimation of fine roots to soil warming in a sugar maple dominated northern hardwood forest" and undergraduate student Kayla Griffith for "H218O as an Analyzer of Phragmites australis Invasion from Wet to Dry Sites".
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  • Adam Airoldi reports to Michigan Tech from UN's International Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen December 2009

    Master's student Adam Airoldi took a break from his field research on changes in treeline elevation in Norway to attend the United Nation's 2009 Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen Denmark. While there he reported back to the Michigan Tech community on the events occurring. For more, read his dispatches.
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  • Aspen FACE featured in Scientific American April 2009

    Aspen FACE made the list of "10 Important Atmospheric Science Experiments" presented by Scientific American in April, 2009. The ten included studies ranging from the "A-train" satellites to methane monitoring in Siberia.
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