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AU Alumni Professors


Two IBSS team members, Dr. Sushil Adhikari and Dr. Oladiran Fasina, have been honored with prestigious professorships at Auburn University.  Dr. Adhikari has been named Alumni Associate Professor and Dr. Fasina has been named Alumni Professor.  These distinctions recognize Auburn University faculty members for outstanding scholarship in research and teaching by awarding five-year, non-renewable professorships through the Auburn Alumni Association. This year, Drs. Adhikari and Fasina were the only two faculty members at Auburn who received these professorships.

Student Opportunity! 

SouthEast Energy Development (SEED) Fellowship
The SEED Fellows will work in a multidisciplinary team for 10 weeks during summer, and will be assigned real-world problems that could include either research or field deployment challenges in feedstock production, feedstock logistics, conversion, or markets and distribution of biofuels. Participants will have an opportunity to work and visit national energy laboratories, biomass production and harvesting sites and liquid fuels production plants during the program. SEED fellows will present their work at the ASABE national meeting which will be held in Orlando, Florida. (MORE)

Application Deadline: November 23, 2015
Program Dates: May - July, 2016


USDA Climate Hubs Fellows Program 

The Climate Hubs Fellows Program (CHFP) has been announced. The deadline for applications is November 20th. The CHFP program will hire fellows as temporary federal employees to work with the regional Hubs to accomplish their mission. Fellows from this program will obtain experience developing on-the-ground solutions for vulnerabilities faced by operational land managers and learn to work with established research and outreach communities. Applications to the program, should be sent to Fellows should identify their climate hub regional preference. Regions can be found on the hubs website. Applications will be screened by a panel at the national level and the top 20 to 30 candidates will be put forward to the Regional Hub Directors for consideration. (MORE)

Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies 

Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR) is in the process of surveying a broad cross-section of the American public on whether they consider utilizing woody biomass (obtained from fuels reduction treatments) to produce biofuel as a feasible means of helping restore forest health and resilience on the NFS. We invite you to participate in the survey! The survey is web-based, consists of 10 questions, and can be found here - (MORE)

Images from the IBSS ETREC Inventory in East Tennessee

The IBSS Partnership is supported by Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30410 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
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