Forestry

As a Forester, you are charged with protecting and e​nhan​cing forest ecosystems and the social and economic benefits produced by f​orests. You work in the field collecting data on number and species of trees and other plants and animals, supervise tree plantings and tre​e harvest, and manage forest ecosystems to benefit wood productions, wildlife and human use of forests. Foresters work in a wide variety of locations from wilderness (federal and state lands) to the largest citi​es (urban and tree care).

Concentrations available in the forestry undergraduate major includes:

Gain valuable field experience through our practicum:

What do you do?
Working in the world of forestry brings a diverse option of positions. To view what these positions include see: Is Forestry For You, Society of American Foresters; Welcome to the World of Forestry, Indiana Society of American Foresters; What We Do, U.S. Forest Service; and​ Conservation Scientists and Forestry​​, U.S. Department of Labor.

For forestry publications and videos view:

Opportunities

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Choose what works best for you!

The FNR Office of Student Services is open from 8 am to noon and 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, except on University holidays.

Tami Conn
Tami Conn, Administrative Assistant
Phone: 765-494-3591
Email: tconn@purdue.edu

Dr. Barny Dunning
Barny Dunning
Professor & Director OSS
Phone: 765-494-3565
Email: jdunning@purdue.edu

Jackie Getzin
Jackie Getson, Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Current Students),
Research Associate & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 765-496-7406
Email: jgetson@purdue.edu

Megan Gunn
Megan Gunn, Recruitment and
Outreach Specialist
Phone: 765-494-7477
Email: mlgunn@purdue.edu

Maria Leatherwood
Maria Leatherwood
Sr. Academic Advisor and Interim Graduate
Program Coordinator (Prospective Students)
Phone: 765-496-4819
Email: meleathe@purdue.edu

Julie Pluimer
Julie Pluimer, Sr. Academic Advisor &
Administrative Manager
Phone: 765-494-3629
Email: jpluimer@purdue.edu

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See our undergraduates

Chestnut Oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Chestnut Oak

Meet the Chestnut Oak or Quercus montana, which has dark, deeply ridged bark; small, evenly lobed...

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Swamp white oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Swamp White Oak

Meet Swamp White Oak or Quercus bicolor, which has leaves with wavy, uneven lobed margins with...

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Dr. Shaneka Lawson with her REM Presidential Safety Award
Lawson Named REM Presidential Safety Award Honoree

Dr. Shaneka Lawson, a USDA Forest Service Research Plant Physiologist and FNR adjunct assistant...

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2022 John F. Datena Distinguished Forester Award honorees Burney Fischer, Joe Schuerman Jr., and Ken Day
Alumni Fischer, Schuerman Honored with Datena Distinguished Forester Award

Three foresters with exemplary careers, including two Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources...

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Bur oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: Bur Oak

Meet bur oak or Quercus macrocarpa, which features leaves with rounded lobes, highlighted by deep...

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White oak leaves
Intro to Trees of Indiana: White Oak

Meet white oak or Quercus alba, one of the most common upland hardwood species in Indiana, which...

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