Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture


Eight undergraduate and graduate students from Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture and the College of Sciences and Mathematics presented their research to a diverse crowd of students and faculty members at Texas A&M’s Ecological Integration Symposium held last weekend.

SFA forestry graduate students Jamie Hooker and Mason Danheim were awarded second and third place respectively in the Graduate Student Poster Presentation category. Hooker’s research is focused on quantifying the survival and growth of pine species across East Texas soil types, while Danheim’s research seeks to document the regeneration dynamics following prescribed fires in oak-hickory forests located in Arkansas.

The Ecological Integration Symposium (EIS) is an annual interdisciplinary event that brings together a diverse group of leading scientists and students from the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation. The symposium provides an excellent opportunity for both local and visiting students to showcase their work and engage in meaningful dialogue with invited speakers.