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An unwelcome arrival: Assessing weather loach in Georgia waterways

In November, while conducting a survey for a class project, Warnell students collected a fish they could not identify. They immediately forwarded a photo to me via text message, and my response was: “I hope you’re at an aquarium store and not sampling in the stream!”

Conference on advancing southern tree genetics celebrates platinum anniversary

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

Seventy years ago, it was a call to arms. The cold war was swirling, and the focus was on building up our defenses.

Trees, it seemed, played a role in this effort.

Defoliating spring caterpillars

This spring you may have noticed caterpillars creeping across your walkway or clustered on the trunks of trees.  You may ask, “Will these caterpillars kill my favorite shade tree?”  The answer is “no”.  Many native caterpillars leave their host trees when they are finished growing.  They are most often looking for a protected location to spin their cocoons when they’re on the move.

Conservation via social distancing: Master’s student helps develop education programs in time of COVID

Communications Director

Contact Information

Contact Kristen Morales

Phone:
706-206-3055

Campus address

Office:
Building 1-202

About

Education:
B.A., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 2002
B.S., Print Journalism, Syracuse University, 1998
Biography:

Kristen comes to Warnell after spending five years as communications manager at the UGA College of Education. At Warnell, she oversees the production of The Log, the college's alumni magazine, as well as regular news releases, website updates and social media content. Before working for UGA, Kristen spent more than 15 years in the newspaper industry as an editor, writer, copy editor and designer at newspapers in New York, Massachusetts, California, Florida and Georgia. 

As an undergraduate student in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia, Camille Bennett (BSFR ’19) knew she liked being outdoors, and she liked to help others appreciate it.

Forest landowners may consider capitalizing certain timber-related expenses

Forest Economics & Taxation Outreach Specialist

Contact Information

Yanshu Li

Contact Dr. Yanshu Li

Phone:
706-389-5336

Campus address

Office:
4-506
Education:
B.S. Accounting, Shanxi University, 1997.
M.S. Agricultural Management and Economics, China Agricultural University, 2000.
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2003
Ph.D. Forest Economics, Auburn University, 2006

Research

Research Areas:
Research Areas Detail:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

Labs/Centers/Committees:
Outreach:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

If you hold timber as an investment, you might want to make an election on your tax return to capitalize certain forest management expenses and carrying charges that would otherwise be wasted for federal income tax purposes. This provides a workaround to mitigate some of the adverse tax effects on timber investors arising from the 2017 tax law change.
 

Writing a forest management plan

Associate Dean for Outreach
Senior Public Service Associate
Co-Director for Environmental Education Certificate Program

Contact Information

Pictured: Dr. Kris Irwin

Contact Dr. Kris M. Irwin

Phone:
706-542-7412

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 4-401

About

Education:
Ph.D. Learning, Design, and Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA., 2011
M.S. Forestry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL., 1991
B.S. Forest Resource Management, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO., 1985
Biography:

Prior Positions:

2019-Present Associate Dean for Outreach, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1996-2019 Public Service Faculty, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
1993-1996 Technology Transfer Specialist, USDA Forest Service, National Agroforestry Center, Lincoln, NE.
1991-1993 Assistant Community Forester, Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.
1988-1989 Research Technician III, School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
1985-1987 Agroforestry Specialist, U.S. Peace Corps, Bureau of Forest Development, Sudipen, La Union, Philippines.

Recent Citations:

Referred Publications

Silva Dos Santos, M., Kelsey, K., Fuhrman, N., & Irwin, K. (2020). Animals in Environmental Education: Assessing Individuals' Emotional Reactions to Interactions with Wildlife. Journal of Agricultural Education, 61, 61-77. doi:10.5032/jae.2020.04061

Irwin, K.M. & Fuhrman, N. (2016). Fifteen years of research on animals in education. Journal of Interpretation Research

Irwin, K. M. 1995. Late season nitrogen fertilization: Application in Southern Nurseries. IN: Landis,T.D.; Cregg, B.M., (tech. coords.) National Proceedings, Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations. Gen.Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-365. Portland, OR; USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. pp. 98-101.

Online Publications

2020. Irwin, K., & Stallard, J. Sounds Around. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/bird-stem-activities/

2020. Irwin, K., & Stallard, J. Pollution Search. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/stem-pollution-search/

2020. Irwin, K., & Stallard, J. Visit a Place Where. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/visit-a-place-where/

2018. Irwin, K. STEM Strategy: Picture This. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/picture-this/

2018. Irwin, K. STEM Strategy: Watch on Wetlands. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/watch-on-wetlands/

2018. Dickens, E., & Irwin, K. Defining Goals and Objectives in a Forest Management Plan. www.bugwood.org. Retrieved from  https://bugwoodcloud.org/

2018. Irwin, K. STEM Strategy: Plant a Tree. Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from  https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/plant-a-tree/

2016. Irwin, K. M., & Hubbard, W. G.. Forestry Terms and Concepts. Alabama Forest Owners Association. Retrieved from http://www.afoa.org/meetings/AM2016/Hubbard_Irwin.htm

 

2016. Irwin, K. M.. STEM Connections: Poet-Tree. American Forest Foundation: Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/poet-tree/

 

2016 Irwin, K. M. STEM Connections: Looking at Leaves. American Forest Foundation: Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/looking-at-leaves/

 

2016 Irwin, K. M..  STEM Connections: Field, Forest, and Stream. American Forest Foundation: Project Learning Tree. Retrieved from https://www.plt.org/stem-strategies/field-forest-and-stream/

 

2015. A Look at Lifestyles. Winter. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connection-a-look-at-lifestyles

 

2015. Web of Life. Spring. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connection-web-of-life

 

2015. Have Seeds, Will Travel. Summer. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connections-have-seeds-will-travel

 

2015. Signs of Fall. Fall. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connections-signs-of-fall

 

2014. Improve Your Place. Fall. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connections-improve-your-place

 

2014. Every Drop Counts. Summer. https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connection-every-drop-counts

2014. Bursting Buds. Spring.  https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connection-bursting-buds-by-plt

2014. Adopt a Tree. Winter.  https://www.plt.org/newsletter-stem-connection-for-adopt-a-tree-by-plt

Popular Articles

2014 Irwin, K.M. Forest*A*Syst: A web-based tool for woodland owners. Kentucky Woodlands Magazine. 8(1), 1-3.

Web Resources

Forest*A*Syst Website (www.forestasyst.org)

Silvopasture: Establishment and management principles for pine forests in the Southeastern United States (http://www.silvopasture.org).

Books & Book Chapters

2004 Irwin, K. M. and American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials.  Science of Forestry

Management. American Association for Vocational Instructional Materials, Winterville, GA. 192p.

2004 Irwin, K. M.. Invited Chapter. Epilog, Forever Green by Chuck Leavell and German Forestry

Association. Printed in Germany, pp. 211-227.

2004 Irwin, K. M.. Invited Chapter. Why do I own forestland? Woodland Management text book. Forest

Landowners Foundation, Atlanta, GA.

Video

2016 Fuhrman, N., Irwin, K. M. & Shelton, J. Ranger Nick: Raising Plants and Fish Together Using Aquaponics. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlllPvH0KB4

2015 Ranger Nick: Keeping Ponds Healthy For Fish. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHzkzsawuio.

2015 Ranger Nick: Pond Health & Management. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTxgT0WHckA .

Courses Regularly Taught:
Professor, Forest Productivity

Contact Information

Pictured: Dr. David Dickens

Contact Dr. David Dickens

Phone:
912-681-5639
Cell: 912-690-1678
Fax:
912-681-0376

Campus address

Office:
Room 2808 NeSmith-Lane Continuing Education Bldg., P.O. Box 8112, GA Southern, Statesboro, GA 30458

What is a forest management plan?

Qualified timberland property: A new property class for Georgia forest landowners to consider

Forest Economics & Taxation Outreach Specialist

Contact Information

Yanshu Li

Contact Dr. Yanshu Li

Phone:
706-389-5336

Campus address

Office:
4-506
Education:
B.S. Accounting, Shanxi University, 1997.
M.S. Agricultural Management and Economics, China Agricultural University, 2000.
M.S. Agricultural Economics, Purdue University, 2003
Ph.D. Forest Economics, Auburn University, 2006

Research

Research Areas:
Research Areas Detail:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

Labs/Centers/Committees:
Outreach:

Federal and state forest taxation, economic issues related to forest investment and management, forest products market analysis, economic benefits of forest. 

Property taxes have been among the top concerns for forest landowners in Georgia for many years. For many of them, property taxes represent the most significant annual costs associated with forestland ownership. Three preferential tax programs have been established to help qualifying landowners reduce their property taxes: the Preferential Agricultural Assessment program, the Conservation Use Valuation program (CUVA), and the Forest Land Protection Act program (FLPA).