- IRNR bat researchers help detect fungus that causes white-nose syndrome
The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. The fungus was found in samples collected by a team from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) and Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, along with Bat Conservation International. The tested samples showed the fungus was present on tri-colored, cave myotis and Townsend’s big-eared bats.
- RSVP by today for water security lectures coming to College Station and Fort Worth
- Jim Cathey joins IRNR as associate director
The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources has welcomed Dr. Jim Cathey as an associate director. Cathey previously served as a professor and Extension wildlife specialist and associate department head for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service unit in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University.
- Agriculture damages from wildfire estimated at about $21 million
Early estimates of agricultural losses due to the recent wildfires in the Texas Panhandle are $21 million, but that could change as producers make final reports of their actual damages in the coming weeks, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist.
- Social media training for natural resource professionals set for April 13-14 in Austin
- Meet a scientist: Andrew Dessler
From working at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, to serving in the White House, to teaching in a lecture hall at Texas A&M University, Dr. Andrew Dessler has served in many roles as a scientist.
- Water well trainings and screenings set for April
- Texas A&M ag engineering scientist touts global water awareness at Vatican
Citing the need for heightened interest in water availability globally, Dr. Rabi Mohtar, biological and agricultural engineering professor at Texas A&M University, took center stage March 24 at Vatican City as part of Watershed, a conference to spark global conversations of the importance of water and the future.
- Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 18 in Bandera
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 in Bandera for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina and Sabinal rivers.
- Texas Watershed Steward hosting upcoming workshops in Kenedy and Junction
The Texas Watershed Steward program is bringing workshops on water quality and management to the Lower San Antonio River watershed and the Upper Llano River watershed this spring.
- GPRI hosting Wastewater Short Course in May
The Global Petroleum Research Institute (GPRI) is hosting a Water and Wastewater Short Course: Challenges and Solutions for Oil, Gas and Industrial Waste Water at Texas A&M University May 17-19.
- Modeling Agricultural Watersheds Using ArcAPEX course April 18-20 in Temple
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Blackland Research and Extension Center in Temple is hosting a Modeling Agricultural Watersheds Using ArcAPEX course April 18-29 in Temple for interested professionals.