Rangelands

2018 SRM Graduate Student Oral Paper and Poster Competition Results

It is our sincere pleasure to announce the winners of the 2018 SRM Graduate Student Oral Paper and Poster Competitions.

The First and Second Place winners for each of the Competitions are: 

MS ORAL PRESENTATION:

1st Place:  Torrey Ritter, Montana State University
Ecosystem Pioneers: Examining Beaver Dispersal and Settlement Site Selection to Improve Riparian Restoration Efforts 

2nd Place:  Ryan Call, Brigham Young University
Emerging Seed Enhancements to Improve Sagebrush Post-Fire/Restoration Seeding Success 

PHD ORAL PRESENTATION:

1st Place:  Rory O’Connor, Kansas State University
Fire and browsing effects on woody encroached grasslands 

2nd Place:  Colin Tobin, New Mexico State University
Potential of Accelerometers to Remotely Detect Diseases, such as Bovine Ephemeral Fever in Cattle 

MS POSTER PRESENTATION: 

1st Place:  Rhoda Aderinto, Texas A&M University – Kingsville
Managing cowherd dynamics in common-pool forage resource systems characterized by poor forage quality and productivity 

2nd Place:  Devon Snyder, University of Nevada, Reno
Research in Progress: Quantifying Plot-level Canopy Interception of Rainfall by Mountain Big Sagebrush 

PHD POSTER PRESENTATION: 

1st Place:  Jasmine Bruno, Colorado State University
A Systematic Review of US Rangeland Social Science 

2nd Place:  Flavie Audoin, University of Arizona
Raramuri Criollo, a Cattle Breed Adapted to Semi-arid and Arid Rangelands, which Produces High Quality Meat 

Please join us in congratulating these students on their accomplishments!  We would like to thank and commend all students who participated, and hope to see you at the 2019 SRM meeting in Minneapolis, MN.

Sincerely,
Kasey DeAtley and Marc Horney
Co-Chairs, SRM Graduate Student Competitions Sub-Committee

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