In the Spotlight: May 22, 2015

Kudos to these faculty, staff and students

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  • Richard Hofstetter, associate professor in NAU’s School of Forestry, edited a book titled Bark Beetles: Biology and Ecology of Native and Invasive Species published by Academic Press. The book provides a thorough discussion of these economically important pests of coniferous and broadleaf trees and studies their importance in agriculture and forests. It is the first book in the market solely dedicated to this important group of insects.
  • Paul Beier, Regents’ professor in the School of Forestry and member of the Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science, contributed to the committee’s recently released report addressing climate change. Beier also was the lead author on a How-To guide for actionable science included in the report. The committee, which produces usable and action-oriented science that helps people prepare for these changes, is hoping this How-To guide is something everyone can use to obtain climate-resilience and sustainable communities. The full report can be found here.
  • David Patton, professor emeritus, and Richard Hofstetter, associate professor in NAU’s School of Forestry, have published a General Technical Report listing the vast number of species of plants and animals found in the ponderosa pine forest of Arizona. This information will provide comprehensive diversity lists for forest managers and scientists studying and managing ponderosa pine forests.
  • Eric Yordy, associate professor of business law, Nita Paden, professor of marketing and MBA student Kaitlin Bryant received The Case Journal and Emerald Group Publishing’s Excellence in Case Writing award for their submission, “Charmingly Delicious: Childhood Obesity and General Mills’ Dilemma.” The winner was announced at the CASE conference luncheon earlier this month in Philadelphia, Penn. Read more here.
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