Forestry and Natural Resources

What We Do

Purdue Agriculture is known around the world for groundbreaking multidisciplinary research that addresses society’s most pressing challenges. Agricultural Research and Graduate Education connects researchers with opportunity to enable world-changing discoveries in agriculture and life sciences.


Contact Us

Department of Forestry and Natural Resources 
715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 494-4773


Lab Team

Andrew DeWoody

Dr. Andrew DeWoody

Professor of Genetics

Dr. DeWoody's research team uses molecular techniques to study genetics/genomics, behavioral ecology, and population biology in a variety of wildlife species.

Dr. DeWoody's Web Page

Keith Woeste

Dr. Keith E. Woeste

Adjunct Assist. Professor of Forestry

Dr. Woeste is a scientist in the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center​ (HTIRC) which develops genetic tools for studying forest trees to improve the sustainability, diversity, and productivity of the central hardwood forest.

Dr. Woeste's Web Page

Rod Williams

Dr. Rod Williams

Professor of Wildlife Science

Dr. Williams' research team focuses on using both field and molecular tools to study the ecology of amphibians and reptiles.

Dr Williams' Web Page

Jason Hoverman

Dr. Jason Hoverman

Professor of Wildlife Science

Dr. Hoverman's is broadly interested in the fields of community ecology, ecotoxicology, and disease ecology. His research groups emphasizes the interactive effects of natural and anthropogenic factors in their work. Their work is mainly conducted in wetland systems with a focus on amphibians.

Dr. Hoverman's Web Page

Rhonda  Taylor

Rhonda M. Taylor

Lab Manager