About McIntire Stennis

The McIntire-Stennis program, a unique federal-state partnership, cultivates and delivers forestry and natural resource innovations for a better future. By advancing research and education that increases the understanding of emerging challenges and fosters the development of relevant solutions, the McIntire-Stennis program has ensured healthy resilient forests and communities and an exceptional natural resources workforce since 1962.

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Featured Projects

Wood Products Manufacturing Process Engineering
Wood Products Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Facilitating the regeneration and restoration of native hardwood forest trees.
Facilitating the regeneration and restoration of native hardwood forest trees
Fire effects within group shelterwood systems on regeneration response and residual timber quality.
Fire effects within group shelterwood systems on regeneration response and residual timber quality
Prescribed fire is one method to help restore oak regeneration.
Influence of human activity upon wildlife behavior and demography
Influence of Human Activity Upon Wildlife Behavior and Demography

Understanding human impact on wildlife species and environments.

A regional-scale study of invasive plant impacts on forest ecosystem
A Regional Scale Study of Invasive Plant Impacts on Forest Ecosystem

Study of invasive plants moving into central hardwood forests.

Factors affecting regeneration of hard mast species in the Central Hardwood region.
Factors Affecting Regeneration of Hard Mast Species in the Central Hardwood Region

McIntire-Stennis Funded Projects

Advancing Remote Sensing Applications for Sustainable Forest Management in Indiana, 10/20/2014 - 9/30/2019

Supporting Sustainable Forest Products Development (LCA on Furniture), 10/1/2014 - 9/30/2019

Response of forests to change in native disturbance regimes, species pools, and ecosystem processes, 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2018

Assessing the Suitability and Yield of Poplar Genotypes for Bioenergy Production, 10/1/2013 - 9/30/2018

Behavioral and Demographical Response of Wildlife to Human Land-Use in Natural Ecosystems, 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2016

Change of Forest Composition and its Impact on Forest Biomass in the Eastern U.S., 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2016

Low Environment Impact Design for High Strength Light Frames Constructed of Small Diameter Woody Stems and Other Wood Residue, 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2014

Geospatial Solutions for Land-Use Sustainability and Biodiversity Conservation, 10/1/2009 - 9/30/2014

Functional Genomics of Heartwood Formation in Black Walnut, 10/1/2018 - 9/30/2013

Characterizing uncertainty in land use/cover maps across the Upper Great Lake States region, 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2013

Social Dimensions of Watershed Management, 10/1/2008 - 9/30/2013

Managing Forest and Right-of-Way Vegetation, 10/1/2006 - 9/30/2011

Advancing Geospatial Algorithms and Modeling Techniques for Assisting Forestry Decisions, 10/1/2004 - 9/30/2009

Participation and Collaboration in Land Use Planning in Indiana, 10/1/2003 - 9/30/2008

Conserving the Timber Resource: Engineered Composites and Historic Preservation, 10/1/2002 - 9/30/2007

Mensurational and Analytical Techniques Applicable to the National Forest Inventory and Analysis Program, 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2007

Central Hardwood Forests: Structural Response to Disturbance, 10/1/2001- 9/30/2007

Forest Land Use Change in Indiana -- Causes and Effects, 10/1/2002 - 9/30/2007

Use of Round Mortise and Tenon Joints in Furniture and Light Frames Constructed from Small Diameter Woody Stems and Wood Waste, 10/1/2001 - 10/1/2006

Gibberellin Synthesis Inhibitor Effects on Trees, 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2006

Wildlife dynamics in modern landscapes within the Central Hardwood Region, 10/1/2001 - 9/30/2006

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Honey locust leaves and pods
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Honey Locust

Meet the honey locust or Gleditsia triacanthos, also called “thorn-tree,” which has...

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FNR 378000 students gained hands-on training in field sampling at Marine Biology Practicum at Seahorse Key Marine Lab in Florida.
Marine Biology Practicum Introduces Students to Field Work

Students in the Marine Biology Practicum class (FNR 378000) spent 11 days before the fall...

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Fran Rivas doing research in Mongolia.
FNR Field Report: Fran Rivas

PhD student Francisco Rivas Fuenzalida spent the summer in Mongolia conducting research on...

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Black locust leaves and flowers
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Locust

Meet the black locust or Robinia pseudoacacia. which has compound leaves made up of seven to 17...

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Master's student Tori Hongo backpacking in the Smoky Mountains
FNR Field Report: Tori Hongo

Tori Hongo spent the summer doing research on the spruce-fir forest in the Smoky Mountains as...

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The FNR 465 class, taught by Jarred Brooke, traveling to LaSalle Fish and Wildlife Area to help band wood ducks, gain knowledge about managing a property for wildlife as well as get hands-on experience working with waterfowl.
Duck Banding Gives Students Hands-On Experience in Wildlife Conservation

Students in Jarred Brooke’s FNR 465 History And Role Of Hunting In North American Wildlife...

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