MONTICELLO, AR — Two graduate students in the University of Arkansas at Monticello's School of Forestry and Natural Resources took first and second place honors in a poster competition at the Southern Hardwood Forest Research Group meeting held recently in Stoneville, Miss.
Richard Sample of Winslow was awarded first prize for his poster "Nitrogen Resorption Timeline in Relation to Protein and Chlorophyll Degradation in Southern Oaks," which focused on the withdrawal of nitrogen from leaves for storage in the stem over winter in oak species common in Arkansas. Sample is pursuing a master of science degree in forest resources with an emphasis in natural resources management.
Amanda Foust of Willis, Tex., received the second prize for her poster entitled "Hardwood Species and Spacing Effects on Cellulose Production," which described physical and chemical properties of five different species of hardwood trees planted at two different densities in 1976 near Monticello and currently managed by Weyerhaeuser. Foust is also pursuing a master of science degree in forest resources with an emphasis in forest science.
Both posters outline research currently being conducted by Sample and Foust. The research is being supported by the Arkansas Forest Resources Center and the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, McIntire-Stennis Project 1009317.
For information, contact Dr. Phil Tappe, dean of the UAM School of Forestry and Natural Resources, at (870) 460-1052.
PHOTO CAPTION: (From left) Richard Sample and Amanda Foust with Foust's poster at the Chamberlin Forest Resources Complex.
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