RNR Student Recognized in 2023 Tiger Twelve and as Scholar Athlete
[11 April 2023] Each spring, LSU recognizes 12 outstanding seniors who contribute positively to the life of the campus, surrounding community, and/or society. These 12 individuals are then recognized as the Tiger Twelve.
2023 Annual General Meeting of the SRNR/FWF Alumni Association
[3 April 2023]Please join us in person in RNR 142, (or by Zoom) at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th for the Annual General Meeting of the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources/Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries Alumni Association.
Is there a secret to restoring Louisiana's coastline? Secretive birds may reveal a clue.
[03/10/23] BATON ROUGE, La. -- Researchers in the LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources are collecting data on secretive marsh birds to better estimate the bird population on the coast. Wetland wildlife ecologist and professor Andy Nyman and U.S. Geological Survey Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit leader Sammy King are leading the research, along with graduate students Leah Moran and Aylett Lipford.
Racing to preserve disappearing aquatic genomes
[28 Feb 2023] BATON ROUGE, La. -- Breakthroughs in the preservation techniques of aquatic species genomes could aid conservation efforts and are needed to safeguard billions of dollars of investments in biomedical research, industrial production and fisheries.
Tiger Chapter Ducks Unlimited recognized as Gold All-American Chapter
[15 Feb 2023] TCDU was recognized as a Gold All-American Chapter, having raised over $100,000 for wetlands conservation, supporting projects restoring coastal marshes in Louisiana.
RNR Alum inducted into the Louisiana Ag Hall of Distinction
[10 Feb 2023] Three icons of Louisiana agriculture were inducted into the Louisiana Agriculture Hall of Distinction during a ceremony at L'Auberge Hotel in Baton Rouge on March 24, 2022. One of the inductees was former director of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service and current chancellor of LSU Alexandria Paul Coreil, of Alexandria.
Dr. Laborde recipeint of Honorary American FFA Degree
[9 Feb 2023] Dr. Luke Laborde is the 2022 recipient of the Honorary American FFA Degree fron the National FFA Association, given to individuals who have provided exceptional service on a national level to agriculture, agricultural education, or FFA.
LDAF accepts grant applications for specialty crops in LA, helps past recipients
[8 Feb 2023] BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE) - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry is looking to make growers and innovators in Louisiana more ambitious when it comes to producing specialty crops, such as vegetables, dried fruits, nursery crops or citrus products. Dr. Qinglin Wu is part of a project that is developing a sustainable nanocoating material for extending the market life and quality of Louisiana fruit crops
Study on Cultural Carbon in the Mississippi River
[5 Feb 2023] BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU researchers are conducting a first-of-its-kind study exploring carbon transport in the Mississippi River that may lead to global applications.
AgCenter announces two forestry hires
[30 Jan 2023] BATON ROUGE, La. -- The LSU AgCenter recently filled two positions to support Louisiana's forestry industry.
RNR Faculty Share in Provost's Fund for Innovation in Research
[18 Jan 2023] BATON ROUGE —Today, the LSU Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research announced $1.1 million in faculty research grants to 33 different projects in support of sustained strategic priorities for the university and for Louisiana. Ranging from the discovery of new antibiotics to underground storage of hydrogen, a low-carbon alternative to oil and gas, to how to effectively remove so-called ”forever chemicals” from drinking water and the environment, the funded research projects involve 77 faculty across eight colleges and schools on LSU’s flagship campus in Baton Rouge. This is the largest LSU investment in seed funding for faculty research in university history.
Arbor Day at Burden returns with new activities
[4 Jan 2023] The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden's annual Arbor Day celebration is back and better than ever. This year's event, slated for Saturday, January 28th (NOTE the date change - due to weather concerns), will feature a wide range of activities to help people of all ages learn about the importance of trees while enjoying time in the great outdoors.
How cold weather may impact the start of crawfish season
[28 Dec 2022] Last week's cold weather brings concerns to farmers and restaurants that are getting ready for crawfish season.
First Time Duck Hunt Experience for Students
[8 Dec 2022] Experience a duck hunt through the eyes of future wildlife professionals hunting for the first time on this episode of DU Nation.
Vlosky re-elected as Chair of the LSU Agricultural Faculty Council
[30 Nov 2022] Richard Vlosky, Crosby Land & Resources Professor of Forest Sector Business Development and Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, has been re-elected as Chair, LSU Agricultural Faculty Council for 2023.