Research Facilities

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The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources maintains an impressive collection of state-of-the-art research and education facilities.

These labs, green houses, and educational facilities are a fundamental component that enables our faculty and students to learn, make new discoveries, and engage our clients in using these discoveries to sustain our nation’s ecosystems and natural resources.​

Aquatic Community Ecology Lab
Aquatic Community Ecology Lab
Aquatic Ecology Research Lab fish specimen through microscope.
Aquatic Ecology Research Lab
Cells through microscope, Aquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical Lab.
Aquatic Molecular Biology and Analytical Lab
Aquaculture Research Lab aerial view.
Aquaculture Research Lab
Forest Ecology, Silviculture and Soils Lab
Forest Ecology, Silviculture and Soils Lab
Dr. Bryan Pijanowski and student placing song meter on tree, Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Lab (HEMA).
Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Lab
John S. Wright Center aerial view.
John S. Wright Center
Tree seedling root, Molecular Tree Physiology Lab
Molecular Tree Physiology Lab
Farm with grass land, Natural Resource Social Science Lab.
Natural Resource Social Science Lab
Spatial Data Analysis Lab graphs.
Spatial Data Analysis Lab
Otters caught in camera shot, Wildlife Conservation Lab
Wildlife Conservation Lab
Wildlife Ecology Research Facility (WERF) building.
Wildlife Ecology Research Facility (WERF)
Test tubes, Wildlife Physiology Lab​.
Wildlife Physiology Lab​

Learn More About Our Research

View our nine research areas along with our world-class faculty, Research Areas.

Purdue centers seek to support and enhance the research and partnership enterprise at Purdue University. The centers are valued and encouraged at Purdue as they create a venue for faculty to come together to pursue common goals. Forestry and Natural Resources have faculty and staff involved in six centers here at the University.

The mission of the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is to develop and disseminate knowledge in the natural resource sciences associated with the protection, management, and sustainable use of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. One way the department accomplishes our mission is by owning and managing 24 properties located throughout the state to provide opportunities for research, extension, and education that achieves sustainable use of our natural resources.