#WhereintheWorldWasWarnell is going international! #WarnellDawg Jarrett Bachman sends his hellos from Vancouver, where he is assistant professor of hospitality and tourism management at Fairleigh Dickinson University!
Dr. Bachman (BS '07, MED '08, MNR '10) got his PhD from Clemson in 2014, and he researches sustainable festival and event tourism/management, coastal tourism, craft beer tourism, hospitality management, and outdoor and recreation-based tourism.
He's recently published papers on the charter fishing industry in South Carolina and last year in Quebec City presented on sustainability values of racing event attendees—going on stage right before Warnell Assistant Professor Bynum Boley. #SmallWorld#UGA#DawgsAbroad#MyCommitment
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Hey, it's #MatchItMonday ! You might not know it, but you might work for an amazingly generous employer who will match any gift you give to #UGA ! You can find out here if you can double your dollars: http://give.uga.edu/matching-gifts/
Happy #FathersDay to all you #WarnellDawgs out there! Sometimes when we say Warnell is like a family, we mean it literally. We've had several kids follow in their parents' footsteps and come to Warnell, and today we wanted to highlight one such family. Dan and Lanier Forster have an incredible father-daughter bond, and they have a shared love for natural resources, hunting, fishing, #UGA , traveling and conservation. "In many instances, our travels and outdoor experiences together have yielded some incredibly moving and inspiration experiences," Dan says. "It is during these times when we have shared life’s most intimate detail and generated some of the most vivid, raw and impactful memories. Our shared love of God, our mutual respect for life’s fragility and our strong sense of responsibility to be good stewards of our natural resources has served to bond us together in a very special way." The Forsters have a lot more to say about their journey to Warnell and how natural resources is not just their passion, but a way of life: https://t.uga.edu/ #MyCommitment#WildlifeBiology#WarnellLegacy
Congratulations to #WarnellDawg Kristen Lear, who won the prestigious P.E.O. Scholar Award recently. This scholarship, which stands for Philanthropic Educational Organization, comes from a nonprofit to promote educational opportunities for women throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Lear, who is an Integrative Conservation PhD student, is studying the endangered Mexican long-nosed bat, which is under threat of extinction in part because of human harvesting of their main food source of agave plants.
Come on, #WarnellDawgs . We know some of you have some great stories to tell! Repost: @universityofga Whether you’re still creating memories or reflecting on the glory days of college, we want to hear your favorite UGA memory!
It's #WhereintheWorldWasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Paul Wilkes (MS '11) is calling in from Kentucky, where he is the assistant director of fisheries at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources!
Wilkes and his family spend a lot of outdoor time on the water. "Striper fishing on Lake Cumberland, boating on the Kentucky River, camping on the Cumberland River, and fishing farm ponds." They also welcomed a new addition to the family last year! Congrats to the Wilkes family!
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This is a first for #CallOutYourWarnellDawg ...or should we say "dawg!" Micah Miles is working on an ICON PhD and has been at #UGA for three years. And she's thrilled to be breaking the Call Out Your Dawg barrier "one herp at a time!" Lu is a 4-year-old bearded dragon "who free roams our apartment and can be seen posted by a window on any sunny day." Lu likes hornworms and collard greens, but hates crickets, as well as that guy he sees in the mirro. "Absolutely cannot stand THAT guy." Meanwhile Onxyx is a rescued ball python who joined the family a year ago. "She's very shy and spooks easily when I move too fast, but once she's warmed up to you she loves hair and new textures!" We love showing off all of those amazing "dawgs" out there! Do you have an amazing pet you want to show your Warnell family? Give us the details here: https://goo.gl/forms/GTW33Y1qQsem9PIo2
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! Annie Farrell (BSFR '12) is calling out the dawgs in Texas! As the East Texas District Biologist for the National Wild Turkey Federation, she moved out with her husband and fellow #WarnellDawg Chris Farrell (MS '13), who is a biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife. "Two Warnell Dawgs and wildlife biologists, living in the same town, both with jobs they LOVE, and we get to work together! It doesn't get better than that!" She's managing projects across East and North Central Texas to help conserve the wild turkey and preserve "our hunting heritage in some way." She works on everything from habitat enhancement to grassland restoration to education the public. No matter what she's doing, she says, "I get to wake up every single day looking forward to my job."
Do you have an amazing pet you'd like to tell your Warnell family about? Then you should #CallOutYourWarnellDawg ! Canine, feline, reptilian or even feathered, we want to see your amazing pet!
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It doesn't matter if you're a private landowner, a farmer or into sports: This class might just be for you.
The 2018 Agroforestry and Wildlife Field Day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. If you want to learn how to better manage and improve your land, then this is the class for you. It's going to be held at the UGA Griffin Campus. Want more information? www.caes.uga.edu/events/awfd
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Jeff Jones (BSFR '06) says hello from Winnemucca, Nevada! As an ecologist for the Bureau of Land Management, he does riparian monitoring of streams important to the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout. "This task requires me to travel to streams high up in the mountains of the high desert," he says. "I also work with another threatened species, Desert Dace, which is found only in a few hot springs in northern Nevada." Jones said these two species allows him to work in two very different ecosystems, but that's not actually the best part of his job. Working at Burning Man is! "If you never heard of Burning Man, Google it," he says.
Sam Keith (PhD '21) met his doggie soulmate when he met his wife. The two realized they both loved German Shorthaired Pointers, and unable to resist that fateful shared love, they adopted Gus after they got married.
And that's the short story of how this week's #CallOutYourWarnellDawg joined the Keith family. "He has endless energy and will swim or play fetch for days if you let him," Sam says. "Being from Texas, I decided to name him after Robert Duvall's character from Lonesome Dove, Augustus 'Gus' McCrae." Does your pet have an interesting name? Show him off to your Warnell family. Just go here and give us all the details: https://goo.gl/forms/GTW33Y1qQsem9PIo2
There's still time to send in those class notes for the next edition of The Log, your free alumni magazine! We'll be sending those out this summer, so email email@example.com if you have an interesting update to share with your fellow classmates!
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Michael Homer (BSFR '07, MS '11) says hello from Texas! Homer, who is with the Abilene Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, has done work at Grover Nelson Park, one of the primary locations for local community fishing in the Abilene area. "Unfortunately, many domesticated birds were released unlawfully in the park, which resulted in overgrazing in shoreline and aquatic vegetation over the years." That's where Homer and his colleagues come in: After the city and his department collaborated to remove a number of the birds and adopt them out through shelters, they've been remediating the loss of habitat with installation of artificial fish habitat structures and native vegetation plantings. They're also putting up education signs and restocking fish. "My favorite part about this project is the positive feeling that my team, collaborators, and I are making a difference for the environment, as well as improving the quality of fishing at the park."
#WarnellDawgs go to the most interesting places! Earlier this month, Drs. Pete Bettinger, Puneet Dwivedi and Chris Cieszewski flew to Instabul, Turkey, where they met with forestry faculty members at Instanbul University. They were exploring joint research and educational opportunities, but they also met with Zennure Ucar and Ramazan Akbulut—both Warnell grads! Ucar earned her PhD in 2017 and Akbulut earned an MS in 2016 (both under Bettinger). #SmallWorld
Congratulations to Dr. Puneet Dwivedi, who was recently named the 2018 UGA Outstanding Faculty winner by Sustainable UGA.
The Office of Sustainability each year recognizes those who “go above and beyond to demonstrate dedicated efforts to conserve natural resources, advance sustainability initiatives and improve quality of life, both on and off-campus.” Dwivedi, an assistant professor of sustainability sciences in the Warnell School, “is a creative thinker, prolific researcher, and inspiring role model for his students,” says Sustainable UGA. “Dr. Dwivedi has played an immense role in my college career thus far,” one person who nominated him for the award wrote. “He pushes all of his students to be their best and to go above and beyond in their research and classwork.” Sustainable UGA solicits input widely from the university community. With so many actively engaged students, faculty and staff worthy of commendation, it is significant that Sustainable UGA Award winners are recognized by their peers as having made meaningful contributions to advancing sustainability at UGA and in the local community, according to the office.
It's #WhereintheWorldWasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Lauren Mullenbach (MS '15) says hello from Penn State University, where she landed in the fall of 2016 for her PhD.
Mullenbach has "loved every second of it," mostly because Penn State is located in the smack middle of some of the state's most "gorgeous natural landscapes." She might be studying urban parks and green spaces, but Mullenbach has made sure to explore the less developed locales while working on her dissertation, which focuses on investments in city parks and green space projects and how they impact nearby residents and visitors. "My favorite part of my experience at Penn State so far has been exploring new and unique places in Philly and meeting hardworking, inspiring, and passionate people that we have the privilege to partner with there. It feels like we are making a difference (however small) in the lives of community members at our research sites." We love showing off what our alums and students are up to! Want to be featured? Just send some photos and a description to firstname.lastname@example.org!