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Senior Spotlight: Elias Bunting

Bunting will graduate with a degree in natural resource science and management

Elias Bunting has been able to gain valuable research experiences as an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri through the McNair Scholars Program. Bunting, who will earn his natural resource science and management degree in May, has spent nearly three years taking part in various research projects across the Mizzou campus. Those hands-on research opportunities have opened multiple doors…

Pursuing His Passions for Research

Evan Aljundi's passion for white-tailed deer has led to graduate research focused on Chronic Wasting Disease

He grew up in a family of avid white-tailed deer hunters, and now Evan Aljundi has spent a good portion of his collegiate career studying the most popular game in North America. A graduate student in the School of Natural Resources, Aljundi’s research is focused on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a fatal, neurological illness that affects cervids, which are members…

George Washington Carver Fellows Announced

Chantelle Wimms and Kendra Esparaza-Harris named George Washington Carver Fellows

The George Washington Carver Fellowship for Graduate Studies helps support under-represented scholars in MS and PhD degree programs in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU). The assistantship honors George Washington Carver, a native Missourian, who gained international recognition in the early 20th century for his teaching and research in agriculture. Finding Passions…

A Rewarding Journey

Graduate student Jermayne Smith has been researching the effects of remnant and restored prairies on small mammal and tick diversity

When Jermayne Smith began the search for a graduate school experience he had one main goal in mind – find a project where he could work with small mammals. Samniqueka Halsey, an assistant professor in the School of Natural Resources within the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), had the perfect research idea in mind.…

Finding the Right Path

Senior Brandy Williams has found a passion for wildlife-related research

A year into her collegiate career at the University of Missouri, Brandy Williams found herself walking through the Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources (ABNR) Building looking for someone to talk to about her future. At the time, Williams was majoring in animal sciences. While she appreciated the expertise within the program, Williams was looking for something a little bit different. She happened…

Tracking the Trends

Thomas Bonnot's research focuses on the conservation of wildlife populations amidst landscape and climate changes

Thomas Bonnot’s love for science and the outdoors brought him to the University of Missouri in 1999 as a student. Three Mizzou degrees later and Bonnot is an assistant research professor in the School of Natural Resources. Bonnot earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fisheries and wildlife sciences. After a stint with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Bonnot…

Craig Paukert Receives the Gold Chalk Award

Craig Paukert, associate cooperative professor of fisheries and wildlife, received the Gold Chalk Award from the MU Graduate Professional Council. This award is presented to MU faculty who have made significant contributions to the education and training of graduate and professional students. Paukert was honored at a ceremony in…

Covering Their Tracks

Mike Byrne unravels the mystery of where the wild things go

Whether a creature has feathers, fur or fins, it really doesn’t matter to Mike Byrne. He just wants to know where it’s going and what it might do when it gets there. Byrne is one of the newest faculty members in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri, arriving on campus in June 2017.…