Thursday, September 1

SU Ag Center Researcher Recognized

Dr. Qi
Baton Rouge, LA - SU Ag Center scientist, Dr. Yadong Qi, professor of urban forestry recently received an award for her presentation entitled “Monitoring the Long-term Effect of Paclobutrazol Tree Growth Regulator on Three Urban Tree Species” at the 2011 International Society of Arboriculture Annual Conference and Trade Show held in Sydney, Australia, July 23-27. The organization selected Dr. Qi’s presentation as part of an educational program and provided one unit of continuing education credit to the certified arborists and ISA members.

Qi took along her advisee, Ms. Vanessa Ferchaud, Ph.D. candidate in Urban Forestry, who presented a talk entitled “Localization and Identification of UV-B Absorbing Compounds in Selected Southern Broadleaf Tree Species.”

Dr. Qi received a stipend/honorarium of $1000 from the conference, while Ms. Ferchaud received $500 in travel grant from ISA Arboriculture Research and Education Academy and $375 as a conference speaker. These monetary awards covered part of their travel cost to the conference.

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