Welcome to Williams Lab


The Williams Lab is primarily focused on Hellbender conservation, research, and education. Our recent efforts have focused heavily on reintroductions, captive propagation research, and habitat conservation. Click on the tabs below to discover more on each topic.


Dr. Rod N. Williams
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
Office: FORS Room 101/HOVD Room 142
Address: 195 Marsteller Street West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
Phone: (765) 496-7075
Email: rodw@purdue.edu


Young hellbender in aquatic tank.
Researchers Discover Young Hellbender in Blue River

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Dr. Rod Williams receiving Hoosier Outdoor Writers Conservation Award.
Help the Hellbender Program Receives Hoosier Outdoor Writers Conservation Award

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Adult hellbender in rocks located in the Blue River.
USDA Awards Farmers Helping Hellbenders Project $2.7 Million in Funding

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