It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! Mark Taratoot (BSFR '90) sends his greetings from Oregon, where he says he's been enjoying rivers and oceans. "This spring, I rowed my raft 280 miles down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon; this was my third trip. My favorite part was celebrating my 50th birthday playing disc in Redwall Cavern. I spend a day every three weeks as a dive volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. My favorite part is making the exhibits enjoyable for guests and keeping the animals healthy." #LivingTheGoodLife
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It's time to #CallOutYourWarnellDawgs ! Katelyn Kivett is the one helping all our current #WarnellDawgs figure out their education path and career goals, and she's got two trusty sidekicks at home who like exploring the outdoors with her. Maison is a 9-year-old blue heeler she found at the Avery County Humane Society when she was in college, and Maverick is a 3-year-old shepherd/lab mix living on a friend's farm who needed a home. "Maison now bregrudgingly loves her brother," says Warnell's student and career services coordinator. "I often call them my yen and yang. Maverick is sweet to Maison's sass; Maison is the wit to Maverick's goof. They both fill vital roles in my life and my own personality—Maverick wants to snuggle with me, while Maison keeps tabs on my every movement. While I never wanted to be a two dog household, I couldn't imagine my life without both." We know you animal lovers out there are dying to show off your furry, scaly or feathered family member! Just go here to give us all the details: https://goo.gl/forms/OY3OZCaHDtEC6T9o1
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! This week, #WarnellDawg Brandon Hatchett (MFR '13) sends in some photos from North Mississippi, where he is living with wife Libby. Brandon is currently working in timberland finance at MetLife. "My role affords the opportunity to learn about timberland and agricultural properties across the US. This provides travel experiences that offer exposure to a wide range of operations and landscapes. A true benefit of the job is meeting the different individuals and organizations that manage these properties and gaining knowledge from their expertise." #ThisCouldBeYourOffice
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So we were so excited about #GivingTuesday that we accidentally posted about it a week early! Well, if you love us and forgive our booboos, then please consider showing your love! No gift too small! https://t.uga.edu/3IS
Congratulations to Dr. CJ Tsai, who is among just three #UGA professors who have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.”
It's time to #CallOutYourWarnellDawgs ! Meet Toby, the adorable sidekick (or is it the other way around?) to Joe Vaughn (BSFR '16). Toby, a 3-year-old Terrier mix, joined the Vaughn clan from the Madison-Oglethorpe Animal Shelter. His full name is Tobias Jethro, Joe says, and his middle name honors a pit bull he and his fiance were going to adopt but who was unfortunately euthanized before they could rescue him from the shelter.
There are not enough frowny faces in the world to properly express how to feel about that. But Toby is being well taken care of by Vaughn, who is a contractor for Interfor and Athens-Clarke County Unified Government. #GoodDamnDawg#GoodDamnOwner
We know you #WarnellDawg animal lovers out there have some amazing pets you'd love to share with everyone! Just go here and give us all the details on your furry, not furry or feathered friend: https://goo.gl/forms/GkBYsoUBZ0VwxSH52
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! We've got a twofer this week, with #WarnellDawgs Lindsay (MNR '14) and Devon (MFR '14) Baker checking in from Boston! After the couple graduated, they moved to Birmingham, Alabama, where "Lindsay found her dream job at the Birmingham Zoo, where she had the opportunity to care for many different types of animals, including lions, red pandas, fishing cats, and a Sumutran tiger." Meanwhile, Devon "found his perfect mix of forestry and finance as a timberland investment manager, where he was able to share his passion for natural resources with investors from around the world." But wait...that's not Boston! That was at first. now the Bakers have moved to the northeast after Devon took a job with the Hancock Natural Resources Group. Devon says he's added farmland and renewable energy to his list of favorite investments (and they get him out of the office more often) while Lindays is running her own small business focusing on animal care. Great news from the Bakers!
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It's time to #CallOutYourWarnellDawg ! Everyone meet Rocky, who is the faithful companion to Lauren Hildreth (BSFR '12, MNR '13) and is "pure personality." This mutt (maybe some sort of lab-pit mix) is "60 pounds of lap dog and slobbery kisses." Hildreth, who is working as the outreach and communication specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation's Wildlife Division, adopted Rocky from the Athens Humane Society when she was getting her graduate degree from Warnell. "He was living with a foster family and the first time I met him, he happy-peed on my foot. I just knew he was supposed to be my dog." We know we've got some animal lovers out there! Want to show off your Warnell "Dawg" to the Warnell family? Canine, feline, reptilian or even feathered friend, we want to feature them! Just give us all the details here: https://goo.gl/forms/G7eE5EmNGbj95JAx2
In case you were wondering what that Your Story was about, we had a little contest here at Warnell recently: Who could bring in more donations to the Bulldog Basics (the hygiene closet for students)....students or faculty?
Students won by a landslide, so #WarnellDawg Sidney Woodruff got to pie Dr. Gary Green in the face!
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Susan Felege (PhD '10) is an associate professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of North Dakota where she's teaching a new generation of natural resources managers.
She's also working on some amazing research on gamebird ecology and management, predator-prey dynamics and other wildlife management issues. And she gets to work with drones and ride in helicopters! Susan often works in remote field camps along the western Hudson Bay near Churchill, MB, and some of her work has been on studying nesting snow geese, common eiders, their habitats and their predators. #ThisCouldBeYourOffice
Thanks to the University of North Dakota public relations office for a couple of these amazing photos of Susan!
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Congratulations to Dr. Gary Grossman, who has been elected a Fellow of The Linnean Society of London. Founded in 1788 by Sir James Edward Smith, The Linnean Society is the world's oldest active biological society and provides a continuous forum for the discussion and advancement of the life sciences.
Congratulations, Dr. Grossman!
OK, all you animal lovers out there! We know some of you #WarnellDawgs have some seriously cute pets—and you're just dying to show them off to the rest of the Warnell family. We're starting a new social media feature called Call Out your Warnell "Dawg" so you can do just that. Be it canine, feline, reptile or of the feathered kind, we want to see the amazing critter you added to your family!
Kenzie Schwartz (BSFR '17) would like everyone to meet Zorro, her family's 11-year-old possible border collie or blue healer or blue tic coonhound (they don't know), who is also showing off the latest in doggie fashion (Warnell Dawg bandanas available from the Pre-vet Club!). He came from a rescue, Kenzie says, and is the "sweetest dog ever. He loves going stand-paddle boarding down the river back home in Augusta. He also has an artificial hip due to hip dysplasia as a puppy! Never slowed him down." #SuperCute#DogLove
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Dr. Mark McConnell's dog is probably smarter than your dog--and he showed this off to some students this week in a class demonstrating hunting dog techniques.
His Standard poodle, Rain, is a "hunting dog extraordinaire," he says, and she proved it. The 7-year-old #WarnellDawg showed off some amazing retrieving skills—despite the numerous squirrels running around the greenway who were practically taunting her from the trees. #ThisCouldBeYourClassroom
It's #ThrowbackThursday time! Check your mailbox in the next couple of weeks for the fall edition of The Log for the full story on this old timey photo! That's because the UGA student chapter of The Wildlife Society turns 50 this year!
In this photo scanned in from the Cypress Knee, you can see the very snazzily dressed students who helped found the student chapter, way back in 1967! Not only has this student chapter gone on to help mold the careers of untold number of wildlife biologists, but its conclave team has absolutely dominated the last few years. Oh, and that little wildlife supper it hosts? Its 50th anniversary is next spring. #VintageNotOld
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg Richard Zamor (MS '05) sent in these photos from Oklahoma, where he is the project/research director for the Water Quality Laboratory at the Grand River Dam Authority.
His job is definitely diverse: from taking water samples for the Authority's water quality monitoring program to giving a presentation about all of their projects they do on the Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. He even presented at the Oklahoma State Capitol, sharing information with legislators about their research and water quality protection efforts. "My favorite part of my job is knowing that every day I am in some way protecting the waters under our jurisdiction so that they can be safely used and enjoyed by the public. My job has a lot of different facets and I love all of them for different reasons. As research director I get to work closely with our numerous partners on projects ranging from intense scientific research like investigating the causes of algal blooms to outreach and figuring out how to better inform the public on reducing their impact on water quality in our watershed. On any given day I might be in the lab doing DNA extractions for samples to conduct fecal microbial source tracking to talking with a local kindergarten class about the bats that live in caves near our lakes. In short there is never a dull moment and I wouldn’t have it any other way!" #ThisCouldBeYourOffice
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A different kind of education: In this student blog, #WarnellDawg Seth Cook talks about how the Warnell experience is unlike anything he could have expected when he first enrolled.
It's #WhereintheWorldwasWarnell Wednesday! #WarnellDawg and MFR student Kit Burgin sent these in from his internship with F&W Forestry, where he was based in one of their international offices in Montevideo, Uruguay!
His internship was a balance of office and field work, "in which I am getting a solid understanding of the forest industry here in Uruguay. In our region, the main species grown are a variety of eucalyptus trees with the primary purpose being to make pulp while a smaller proportion is used for sawtimber. In the field, I have helped with harvesting/planting audits, inventories, FSC compliance, and general stand inspections. While in the office, I have been able to learn about the forest products market and how the business of forestry functions here in Uruguay." We love showing off what our alumni and students are doing! If you'd like to be featured, please email some photos and a description to email@example.com!