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8/26/2016 5:08 PM

​Zoe Glas, M.S. student, shares how the public perceives slimy, spiny, gross or otherwise unattractive species and what that means to conservation efforts.

8/24/2016 8:28 AM

​Invasive species can spread quickly and dramatically alter landscapes, ecosystems and human health and livelihoods, often with harmful consequences. Dr. Jeff Dukes teams up with multiple institutions to create the first worldwide analysis of invasive species threats.

8/17/2016 9:35 AM

​Landowners who have an established reforestation plot or woodlands area can learn how to diversify it by attending a Purdue Extension field day on growing ginseng.​

8/9/2016 3:59 PM

Dr. Rick Meilan has received several grants with the most recent Field-testing Transgenic Poplar grant, $71,300.

8/3/2016 9:03 AM

​By studying the winners and losers in these ecosystems—and how changes in ecosystems affect the rate of environmental changes—scientists can better predict how the world is going to change going forward​.

7/27/2016 11:08 AM

​Dr. Marisol Sepúlveda​ receives a Great Lakes Fisheries Commission research grant: “Assessing the resistance of sea lampreys (Petromyzon marinus) to TFM.”

6/28/2016 3:54 PM

​Congratulations Dr. Rod Williams for being selected for the Purdue's Teaching Academy. 2016 awards received: Purdue Extension PK-12 Outreach Award, Murphy Award & the Assoc. for Comm. Excellence in Ag, NR, & LHS (ACE) Gold Award​.

6/21/2016 1:37 PM

​Dr. Guofan Shao is currently a full professor of Geo-Eco-Informatics at Purdue. He has over 127 refereed publications, 19 book chapters and 6 books. The Journal of Biodiversity Management & Forestry is a peer-reviewed scholarly online journal and shares current discoveries and developments pertaining to biodiversity, forest and wildlife management.

6/10/2016 12:26 PM

Congratulations to Linda Prokopy, professor of natural resources social science, for selection of the University Faculty Scholars program, recognizing outstanding faculty who are on an accelerated path for academic distinction in discovery and dissemination of knowledge.

6/10/2016 12:07 PM

Linda Prokopy, professor of natural resources social science, receives the 2016 Corinne Alexander Spirit of the Land-Grant Mission Award for her work in soil and water resources management.

4/29/2016 9:12 AM

​Dr. Jeff Dukes​ shares research showing how bees rely on goldenrod pollen as a food source, but it's less nutritious than it used to be. Declines in pollen protein could potentially threaten bee health and survival and weaken bees' ability to overwinter on a continental scale, said Jeffery Pettis, study co-author and research entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

3/31/2016 8:28 AM

​Atrazine exposure during embryonic development could cause later reproductive problems for female zebrafish, as well as physical deformations in their offspring, according to new research from Purdue University.

3/25/2016 4:45 PM

​FNR graduate student Nick Kalejs shares research and his experiences. Nick works with Dr. Tomas Höök, FNR associate professor and director of research for Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG).​

3/8/2016 9:40 AM

​Dr. Jeff Dukes shares with Indiana state representatives and local agencies the long-range forecast and how it will affect public health, water supply and quality, energy use, agriculture and more. Dr. Dukes is the director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) which brings scientists from 12 Purdue Departments addressing the challenges and complexities of climate change. 

1/14/2016 3:52 PM

​Associate professor Songlin Fei is co-editor of a special issue of the journal Landscape Ecology that focuses on macrosystems ecology, a relatively new field that looks to solve ecological issues by expanding the view of the problems.​

12/11/2015 3:35 PM

​Congratulations to Dr. Linda Prokopy, Dr. Rod Williams and Dr. Liz Flaherty on their recent outstanding teaching and career awards.

12/8/2015 4:35 PM

​Sustainable Communties Extension Specialist Kara Salazar has been chosen by Indiana Governor Mike Pence to serve as one of four council members on the Indiana Land Resources Council.

11/20/2015 1:56 PM

A new project launched at Virginia Tech, in partnership with FNR's Jeffrey Dukes and others, aims to look decades ahead to predict the effectiveness of land management practices.

10/29/2015 1:09 PM

A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences details how the decline in large animals has had a dramatic effect on the Earth. The study was co-authored by FNR's Dr. J. Barny Dunning. ​

10/28/2015 1:41 PM

​Aaron Forgey, who earned his degree in forestry and natural resources in 2014, is the owner of Legacy Hardwoods LLC. The company is selling trees, including black walnut and black cherry, that have been scientifically proven to have a better chance to become veneer wood than saw logs.​

10/28/2015 9:57 AM

As an Indianapolis Museum of Art Environmental and historic preservation intern intern, Jannet teaches students about invasive species and more.​

10/27/2015 2:14 PM

Purdue University projects improving usability of climate information for Midwest agriculture and taking regional approaches to economic development in rural Indiana have earned National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Awards.

10/23/2015 2:58 PM

​The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The principal focus of the Head is to provide visionary leadership working with a diverse group of outstanding faculty and staff in pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, and extension.​

9/22/2015 11:43 AM
Professor Jeffrey Dukes, director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center in Discovery Park, will headline the next Science on Tap with a talk on the science and significance of climate change within the context of the Hoosier state, September 24.​​
9/18/2015 3:13 PM
​FNR 444-Arboricultural Practices teaches students the necessary skills to become a professional arborist. There is more to the profession than you might imagine, as it involves planning for urban arboreal growth and care. Purdue Exponent.
9/17/2015 4:48 PM
This new podcast series, Boiler Up for Wildlife, has our host Dr. Rod Williams talking with wildlife biologists about current wildlife issues. For this podcast we are discussing disease issues associated with White-tailed Deer.
9/14/2015 3:53 PM
Jamieson, a ​Distinguished Ag Alumni, recently led the National Association of Landscape Professionals' 19th annual Renewal & Remembrance​ event. Volunteers at the event provided arborist services such as planting, pruning, mulching and other lawn care.​​​​​​​​​​​
9/3/2015 11:42 AM
A Purdue University study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and conservationists better identify and rank species that are threatened or endangered.
8/25/2015 11:24 AM
Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch - the browning of leaves - branch dieback and premature defoliation.
8/20/2015 2:41 PM
The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has published a survey in the form of a statistical atlas with information on farmers' practices, beliefs about climate and weather and the tools they use to make farm decisions. Using this information and continuing with the format of the series, the new atlas provides additional findings by watershed. ​​
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