School of Natural Resources ⋅ Page 27

Pure Missouri Maple Syrup

Tapping nature's sweetness in an unexpected place

Grade A, Missouri maple syrup can be had right here in Boone County. Rich Guyette, professor of forestry at MU, has been harvesting, boiling and bottling the sweet stuff for the last 36 years on his property near the Baskett Wildlife Research and Education Center.

Ahead of the Storm

MU-trained meteorologists issued the most critical warnings of 2011

On April 27, 2011, a massive tornado outbreak, considered the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Katrina, saw more than 100 tornadoes rip destruction from Louisiana through Pennsylvania, killing 346 people. Less than a month later, on May 22, what is considered the seventh worst tornado in American history, and the 27th most violent twister in world history, tore into the…

Scientific Honors

Five CAFNR faculty members elected Fellows in AAAS

Five faculty members in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources have been elected to the rank of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science; seven were selected University-wide in 2011.

Exploring a Tradition

Ozarks families go fishing at night. In December. With spears.

Most fishermen call it a day when the sun goes down, but on this December evening Landon Howell and his friends are just getting started. Howell and Michael Stoops pilot a pair of flat-bottomed aluminum boats at speeds that would spell almost certain disaster for boaters unfamiliar with this stretch of the Current River. They deftly navigate upstream, dodging rocks,…

A Drought Five Feet Under

A short but significant dry spell has left Missouri soil nearly desiccated

Missouri has not escaped the historic drought that has devastated Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona. A short but critically-timed dry spell has left much of the state’s soil bone dry down to five feet. Unless there is long and heavy rain and snowfall this winter, Missouri’s most important crops will suffer.

Closing the loop

From food waste to compost to fresh vegetables, an innovative recycling program launches at Bradford Research Center

Tim Reinbott, superintendent of Bradford Research Center, is creating a closed-loop system that doesn’t require a single ounce of fossil fuel—once all the components are operational. Reinbott’s “Zero Carbon Footprint Vegetable and Compost Production System” can become a model for other universities, school districts, prisons and even small communities who aspire to turn their waste stream into a productive resource.

Teaching the Business of Sport Management

A new program prepares students for careers in the executive suites

Think it will be cool to hang out with athletes and help them manage their business interests or plan marketing for sports events? If you do, the University of Missouri’s School of Natural Resources has a program for you.

Another Bad Winter

A strong La Nina may make this winter a "blockfest"

Tony Lupo, department chair and professor of MU atmospheric science, says the same La Niña, jet stream and atmospheric blocking patterns that brought heavy snows and below normal temperatures to the central states will probably remain in place for the winter of 2011-2012.

Midwest’s Perfect Storm

Atmospheric scientists use history and modern meteorology to detail the cause and damage of the 11/11/11 weather disaster

One hundred years ago this Nov. 11, probably the most sudden and dangerous cold blast in American history occurred. Patrick Market and a student team in MU atmospheric sciences have studied the science and devastation of the Great Blue Norther of 11/11/11.

Award Winning Forecast

SNR graduate recognized for warning Joplin before tornado

Eric Wise, SNR Class of 2002 and weather forecaster for the National Weather Service in Springfield, Mo., was awarded the Operational Achievement Individual Award by the National Weather Association for his expert analysis that provided more than 20 minutes of warning time for the city devastated by an EF-5 rated tornado on May 22, 2011.