Archives—December 2011

New Funding – Busov, Gailing and Yordanov

Associate Professor Victor Busov, Assistant Professor Oliver Gailing and Post Doc Yordan Yordanov received the following news that their recent proposal has been funded: The review panel of the AFRI Biology of Agricultural Plants Program has announced that  that your proposal  entitled “Role of Lateral Organ Boundary Transcription Factors in Regulation of Wood Formation in Poplar, has been recommended for funding by the review panel. We will be able to fund the proposal at 100% of your request at $499,916 for three years.

It was selected in one of the toughest nation-wide competitions ever in the history of the program  with over 400 submitted proposals.

Congratulations Victor, Oliver and Yordan!


Students Earn Award at SAF

Congratulations to Master of Forestry students Eric Dunnack, Conor Bell, Ken Kettler, Kara Oikarinen, Mike Premer, Joanna Rogers, for winning the second place award for their poster titled Varying Levels of Known Causal Factors and the Possibility of Epicormic Branching on Acer saccharum.

Picture with their award-winning poster are (from left to right): Kara Oikarinen, Mike Premer, Ken Kettler and Conor Bell

This group of  students presented their poster at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii in November 2011. The project was funded by McIntire-Stennis. They are advised by Professor Jim Pickens.