Forestry & Natural Resources

We prepare the next generation of professionals, discover new knowledge, and engage key stakeholders in the science, management and sustainable use of natural resources. Our world-class expertise in forestry, wildlife, fisheries & aquatic sciences, natural resources social science, and interdisciplinary ecology is helping solve some of the most important natural resource problems around the globe.



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Forestry and Natural Resources
715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
 Department Directory

Contact Us By Area & Find Building Emergency Plans

Main Office
Zhao Ma, Interim Department Head & Professor, 765-494-3590

Telaina Minnicus, Lead Administrative Assist., 765-494-3590


Graduate Program
Mike Jenkins, Chair, Professor, 765-496-2199


Office of Student Services
Melissa Ledman, Senior Administrative Assistant, 765-494-3591

Julie Pluimer, Undergraduate Program Lead, 765-494-3629

Jessica Valley, Senior Academic Advisor, 765-494-3591

FNR Job Board


Alumni, Scholarships & Awards
Charlotte Owings, Alumni, Scholarship, Awards, and Student Career Specialist, 765-494-0425


Extension & Web (inquiries: trees, wildlife, outreach, events)
Diana Evans, Ext. & Web Communications Specialist, 765-494-3583


Building Deputy Questions Contact
Telaina Minnicus,
Lead Administrative Assist.

View all building plans- Building Emergency Plan
Pfendler Bldg. Emergency Plan
Forest Products Bldg. Emergency Plan
Forestry Bldg. Emergency Plan


John S. Wright Center
Elizabeth Jackson, Engagement Specialist & Executive Dir., 765-496-5013
Wright Center Bldg. Emergency Plan

John S. Wright Conference Center (Wright Center)
Telaina Minnicus, Lead Administrative Assist., 765-494-3590


Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE)
Mike Saunders, Co-Chair, Associate Professor, 765-430-1440


Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC)
Matthew Ginzel, Director & Professor of Forest Entomology, 765-494.9369


Tropical Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (TropHTIRC)
Doug Jacobs, Director & Fred M. van Eck Professor, 765-494-3608


Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG)
Tomas Höök, IISG Director/Assoc. Professor of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, 765-496-6799