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Moving from Purgatory to Paradise–The Management of Nonnative Wildlife in Hawaii.

Seminar Online: Dr. Chris Lepczyk Full story

Mike Clutter stepping down as dean; Dale Greene named interim dean

Dr. Mike Clutter has announced that effective Jan. 2, 2015, he will be stepping down as dean of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Clutter, who has been dean since 2007, has decided to return to the private sector. University of Georgia Provost Pamela Whitten announced on Friday that Dr. Dale Greene will serve as interim dean until a permanent dean is hired. Full story

Modeling the recovery of the black-footed ferret in a linked predator-prey-disease system

Seminar Online: Dr. Kevin Shoemaker Full story

Warnell researcher heading to Chernobyl to study radiation effects on wolves

The 1986 failure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant spewed massive amounts of radioactive material into the environment, contaminating large swaths of land in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. Nearly 30 years later, scientists are still working to evaluate the long-term effects of the disaster -- and they need public financial support. Full story

Warnell’s Dr. Gary Grossman to study declining Chinook salmon in Alaska

A Warnell School professor will use a nearly $500,000 grant to study Chinook salmon in Alaska, where populations of the fish have been in decline for more than a decade. Professor Gary Grossman, along with Warnell post-doctoral research associate Jason Neuswanger, will assess habitat-related factors affecting the number of juvenile Chinook salmon a river can support—specifically how much water flow and food is necessary for the fish to survive. Grossman and Neuswanger’s work will focus on rivers in the Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim drainage, which encompasses more than 40 percent of the land in Alaska and where the salmon is in heavy decline. Full story

The wolves of Isle Royale: inbreeding, climate change, and the future of protected areas

Seminar Online: Dr. John Vucetich Full story

Warnell Professor Bob Warren wins highest award from The Wildlife Society

The Warnell School's Robert Warren recently won The Wildlife Society’s 2014 Aldo Leopold Memorial Award, which recognizes distinguished service to wildlife conservation. Warren accepted the award, the highest one bestowed by the society, at the organization’s 21st annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 26. Full story

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