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SFA students showcase research at Texas A&M symposium

April 10, 2018 - Sarah Fuller
Eight undergraduate and graduate students from Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics presented their research at Texas A&M's Ecological Integration Symposium held last weekend. Pictured from left to right are Dr. Rebecca Kidd, assistant professor of forest resources management; Jamie Hooker; Dr. Christopher Schalk, assistant professor of forest wildlife management; Connor Adams; Megan Knippers; Curtis Daugherty; Nick Schiwitz; Landon Emmert and Sarah Ebert.
Eight undergraduate and graduate students from Stephen F. Austin State University's Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics presented their research to a diverse crowd of students and faculty members at Texas A&M's Ecological Integration Symposium held last weekend.

SFA forestry graduate students Jamie Hooker and Mason Danheim were awarded second and third place respectively in the Graduate Student Poster Presentation category. Hooker's research is focused on quantifying the survival and growth of pine species across East Texas soil types, while Danheim's research seeks to document the regeneration dynamics following prescribed fires in oak-hickory forests located in Arkansas.

The Ecological Integration Symposium is an annual interdisciplinary event that brings together a diverse group of leading scientists and students from the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for both local and visiting students to showcase their work and engage in meaningful dialogue with invited speakers.