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The South Dakota State University campus will be closing from 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, due to the Blizzard Warning that will go into effect 7 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Saturday morning.  SDSU will then return to the normal weekend schedule on Saturday morning. Only essential employees as deemed by their supervisors will report to work during the closure hours. On Friday morning, ensure you continue to monitor the weather and work with your supervisor or instructor on your individual travel concerns. For additional closure information please check the Emergency Management website

Departmental Seminar Series

Spring 2023 NRM790 Seminar Series

Day and Time:  Fridays at 10AM - 10:50AM
Classroom:  McFadden Biostress Laboratory Room. 103 & Zoom

January 13

Josh Leffler, Associate Professor and Michele Dudash, Department Head
NRM WELCOME: Introductions and Dept Announcements, etc.

January 20

Sandy Smart, Agriculture and Natural Resources Program Leader, SDSU Extension
An overview of SDSU Extension and the role of Field Specialists

January 27

Ben Koger, Postdoc at U of Washington - Host: Ellen Aikens
Using computer vision to study animal behavior in natural environments

February 3

Peter Pfaff, Postdoc - Host: Alison Coulter
Small Water, Big Potential: Farm Pond Distributions, Fish Communities, and their Role in Conservation

February 10


February 17

Riley Mounsdon (MS-Proposal) - Host: Alison Coulter
Investigating the Why, Who, What For, and How To for Improved Fisheries Management in South Dakota

Kris Osterloh, Assistant Professor, AHPS Dept
Getting the Down Low on the Soils Lab


February 24

Walter Wafula (PhD-Proposal) - Host: Josh Leffler/Krista Ehlert
Analysis of Urban and Peri-urban Pastoral Herd Composition, Landuse Changes and Drivers of Pastoralism in Nairobi City

March 3

Hayden Wolfe (MS-Proposal) - Host: Rachel Short
American bison translocations across environmental gradients: impacts on thermoregulation and body size

Francis Chavis (Postdoc) - Host: Lora Perkins
Constraints in the recovery of a tallgrass prairie plant community following the loss of a dominant species

March 10

Katie Bearden (MS-Proposal) - Host: Alison Coulter
Acoustic Telemetry: Large-Scale Movements Can Inform Interjurisdictional Fisheries Management

Jenna Ross (MS-Proposal) - Host: Josh Leffler
The effects of temperature, flooding, and grazing on greenhouse gas emissions from Alaska wetland soils

March 17


March 24

Dr. Zach Feiner, University of Wisconsin, Madison - Hosts: Alison Coulter & David Coulter
RAD (Resist-Accept-Direct) considerations for climate change adaptation in fisheries

March 31

Sam Kucia (PhD-Proposal) - Host: Joshua Stafford
Quantifying restorable wetland basins and the development of a decision support tool for voluntary wetland restoration in South Dakota

Erica Lafferty (MS-Proposal) - Host: Bill Severud
Evaluating bioaccumulation of heavy metals in tribal bison herds: risk to human health and bison production

April 7


April 14

Parker Witt (MS-Proposal) - Host: Josh Leffler / Krista Ehlert
Modern Range Management: Improving Forage Predictability with Soils Data

Brandon Clark (MS-Proposal) - Host: Latvis/Perkins
The influence of plant phylogenetic diversity on soil heath and microbial communities and addressing evolutionary 'gaps' in restoration ecology and management

April 21

Tristen Herman (MS-Proposal) - Host: Josh Leffler / Krista Ehlert
To Be Announced

Darrin Running Horse (MS-Proposal) - Host: Krista Ehlert / Josh Leffler
To Be Announced

April 28

Maddy Siller (MS-Proposal) - Host: Alison Coulter
Fish in Hot Water: How Will Climate Change Impact Fish Assemblages? 

Sierra Sattler (UG) Host: Maribeth Latvis
A Floristic Inventory of the Oak Lake Field Station