Forestry Graduate Student Wins Second Place Poster Award At Arkansas Academy of Sciences Meeting

Chris Sheldon, a graduate research assistant in the School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, presented results from a portion of his master’s degree research at the 100th annual Arkansas Academy of Sciences meeting held at UA-Fayetteville April 1-2.  Sheldon’s poster, entitled “Vegetation Diversity in Natural and Restored Forested Wetland Sites in Southeast Arkansas,” was selected as the second place graduate poster presentation in the Field Biology and Ecology Division.  Co-authors on the presentation were Dr. Robert Ficklin, Drs. Karen and Marvin Fawley, and Stacy Wilson. Sheldon earned a bachelor of science in environmental science from the University of Vermont.  His graduate research is examining herbaceous vegetation diversity and changes in litter decomposition rates between natural and restored forested wetlands in southeast Arkansas.