University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
College of Biological Sciences

News + opportunities

Cedar Creek is now accepting applications for Plant Community Ecology Internships and Prescribed Burn Technicians.  See our Employment page for more information.

David Tilman, Regents' Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Ecology, has received a 2014 Balzan Prize in recognition of his outstanding scholarly contributions in ecology. The international award comes with an $800,000 prize, half of which is to support young researchers working with Tilman. He is a past winner of the Heineken Prize and the a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Read the full announcement at CBS Connect

In July Tilman was awarded the Premi Ramon Margalef Award for Ecology by the Spanish state of Catalonia. The award was created in honor of ecologist Dr. Ramon Margalef. The selection committee noted Tilman’s leadership and the many new ideas he has introduced, saying: “his research has opened up new ways of study which have been followed by many ecologists who are his intellectual children.”  Read the full announcement at CBS Connect

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Upcoming workshops + events

September 19-21, 2014
40th Anniversary of the Smith Foray
An annual collection and identification experience for professional mycologists and their affiliates.    For details and registration, click here.

September 22-23, 2014

Native Plant Community Field Guide Training

The Minnesota DNR Ecological and Water Resources Division and CCESR are partnering to offer training in the use of the DNR Field Guides to the Native Plant Communities of Minnesota.

This two-day course, focusing on the Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province guide, provides information about how to use the field guides, incorporates practice exercises, and explores how the information gained from using this process has been applied in resource management planning. The field sessions include plant identification, soils information, keying exercises, and discussions of management implications. For details and registration, click here.