|Dr. Ali Mohamed, USDA/NIFA discussing Food, Energy and Water: |
Natural Resources and Environment Perspective
|Dr. Christopher Chappell explaining a Bio-reactor equipment used in detecting tree health|
|Chappell demonstrating the use of the Bio-reactor equipment|
Baton Rouge, La. –The Southern University Urban Forestry Program organized a Louisiana Urban Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar at the SU Ag Center, April 6-7. Interim Chancellor Adell Brown, Jr., and Urban Forestry Program Leader Dr. Kamran Abdollahi were on hand to welcome workshop participants.
The afternoon session continued with discussions on: Urban Forest Ecosystem Analysis for Scotlandville, Louisiana by Dr. Zhu Hua Ning, Professor and Project Director, Urban Forestry Program; Live Oak Tree Preservation, Risk Assessment, and Management Practices – Dr. Fred Fellner, Director, Landscape Services, LSU; Urban Soil Erosion: A Case Study of Scott’s Bluff, Scotlandville – Dr. Yemane Ghebreiyessus, Professor and Project Director, Urban Forestry Program; SU Urban Forestry Program: Utilizing Innovative Approaches in Education, Research and Outreach – Dr. Kamran Abdollahi, Professor and Program Leader, SU Urban Forestry Program; GIS and Remote Sensing Technologies and Urban Forest Analysis in Louisiana – Dr. Fulbert Mamnwamba, Professor and Project Director, Urban Forestry Program; and Developing Urban Forest Wetland Management Research by Dr. Christopher Chappell, Assistant Professor, Urban Forestry Program, SU.
Activities on the second day consisted of hands-on demonstrations including: Urban Forest Wood Waste Biomass-to-Fuel Conversion; Ground Penetrating Radar for Tree Root Assessment, Urban Ecology Studies; Eco-physiology Studies; GIS and Remote Sensing; and Citrus Tree Planting on SU Campus. Other activities were arranged by request.