Forest Resources, received the Barrington Moore Memorial Award for
2001 by the Society of American Foresters at the SAF National Convention
in Denver in September. The award is given to those who achieve
a high level of scientific achievement in biological research.
Bob Buckman, Forest Resources (emeritus), has
been chosen by the Board of Directors at the University of Minnesota
to receive the Outstanding Achievement
Award, given to “graduates who have attained unusual distinction
in their chosen fields or professions, in public service, and who
have demonstrated outstanding achievement and leadership on a community,
state, national, or international level.”
Diane Haase, Forest Science, received the Outstanding
Faculty Research Assistant award from OSU at University Day in September.
She was honored for her support of the Nursery Technology Cooperative,
of which she is associate director, in planning, development, and
implementation of new applied and basic research projects in the
areas of field reforestation, nursery management, and plant physiology.
In addition, she
supports the NTC through organizing meetings and conferences, maintaining
the co-op’s web page, and assisting NTC graduate students. In 2000,
she initiated the Seedling Quality Evaluation Service. Haase has
published papers on nursery
practices, outplanting treatments, seedling quality, seedling nutrition,
fluorescence, in addition to co-authoring a book on native-plant
David Rosowsky, Forest Products, is winner of
the 2001 Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize from the
American Society of Civil Engineering. Rosowsky, who holds the Richardson
Chair in Wood Engineering, was
commended for his research on stochastic
modeling of engineered wood construction behavior under stress from
natural and man-made hazards, and for the development of practical
risk-consistent criteria for design of wood structures. In addition,
along with two coauthors, Rosowsky will receive the T.K. Hseih Award
from the Institution of Civil Engineers in London in November. This
award is presented to the best paper published by the Institution
in the field of structural and soil vibrations caused by earthquakes.
Bev Law, Forest Science assistant professor, was
appointed science chair of the AmeriFlux network, which consists
of 45 intensive sites in the Americas that are devoted to research
on the interactions between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere.
She will lead strategic planning for the science direction of the
network and further development of an infrastructure to study a
variety of terrestrial ecosystems, from the tundra to the tropics.
By gathering, interpreting, and disseminating information on long-term
measurements of CO2, water, and energy exchange, and
on ecosystem processes and disturbance history that influence exchange
rates, the network’s research enhances the understanding of underlying
forces that affect future climate change. Law also has been appointed
to a national committee working to strengthen the nation’s air quality
management system. She joins the Committee on Air Quality Management
in the United States, operated by the National Academy of Sciences’
National Research Council. The task of the committee is to develop
scientific and technical recommendations on air quality.
Barbara Gartner, Forest Products, has been elected
a Fellow in the International Academy of Wood Science. Since the
fall of 1999, Gartner also has also been coediting the International
of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) Journal.