|2/26/2014 3:23 PM|
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
(NIFA) announces Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) grant for the developed decision tools to help farmers manage variable climate conditions, received by Purdue Agriculture, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources research team led by Dr. Linda Prokopy, associate professor of natural resource social science.
|2/14/2014 1:45 PM|
FNR Alum Connie Cummins appointed as forest manager for the Fremont-Winema National Forest's which covers territory from Oregon to California. Article-Herald and News
|2/7/2014 2:27 PM|
Purdue Extension offers this opportunity to learn about hardwood including the hardwood industry, production, proper handling and more.
|1/29/2014 4:19 PM|
highlights Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), longstanding reputation for quality education in natural resources.
|1/28/2014 4:26 PM|
is offering workshops for rural landowners who want to learn about techniques, practices and assistance for developing and enhancing forests, landscapes, ponds and other natural resources.
|1/16/2014 10:51 AM|
Representing Purdue at the Obama task force meeting on climate change included researchers Dr. Jeff Dukes
, associate professor bio science, and Dr. Reuben Goforth
, assistant professor of aquatic ecosystems, both in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
|1/15/2014 5:42 PM|
FNR alum Gina Darnell interviewed with Post-Tribune
, a CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.com publication, shares the damage she is experiencing from the Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado.
|12/16/2013 4:23 PM|
On Monday, December 2, Barny Dunning and 67 other Purdue professors were honored as they were inducted into the Book of Great Teachers. The Book honors outstanding teaching faculty who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the classroom. Everyone included in the Book of Great Teachers is listed on a bronze and walnut display in the west foyer of the Union. The book now includes 384 names.
|12/16/2013 4:16 PM|
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently gave honors to three Ohioans for their work in forestry. One of those honored was an FNR alumni, Wayne Lashbrook who graduated in 1966. A tree was planted honoring his commitment to the promotion of forest land stewardship.
|12/13/2013 8:58 AM|
Twenty-four Agriculture researchers received the Excellence in Research Awards which includes grants for $1 million or more. Dr. Linda Prokopy's
grant “Useful to Usable U2U Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers" was received by the USDA.
|12/4/2013 9:46 AM|
Amphibians in species-poor wetlands have a higher risk of becoming infected with a virulent parasite than those in wetlands with a rich diversity of species, according to a Purdue University finding that sheds light on how biodiversity moderates the transmission of infectious diseases. "The loss of species diversity has major implications for how harmful and deadly diseases are transmitted in nature," said Jason Hoverman
, an assistant professor of vertebrate ecology.
|10/10/2013 12:24 PM|
A study done by Dr. Linda Prokopy, FNR natural resource social sciences, was cited in an article in USA TODAY on how climate change is changing agriculture. This research includes a survey of more than 5,000 farmers across the Midwest on their beliefs regarding climate change and human responsibility for it. The article is part of a USA TODAY series exploring how climate change is affecting Americans. USA TODAY
|10/1/2013 4:33 PM|
|9/18/2013 5:35 PM|
Fifty Trees of the Midwest
is the ideal guide to the most common trees in the Midwest. This app helps you identify trees, create field notes, and import photos for handy reference. Use the photo-based identification key complete with pop-up definitions to identify trees. Compare your results to feature pages with full-color pictures of the leaf, bud, twig, flower, fruit, bark, and form of each tree. Swipe to browse photos or tap to enlarge them for a closer look. You can even make field notes with your own photos for use in the identification process.
|9/10/2013 9:52 AM|
Two prolific species of Asian carp — silver and bighead — are expanding their reach throughout the Midwest. Dr. Rueben Goforth, assistant professor of aquatic ecosystems in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, shares research and concern for the Midwest native fish. See video with Alison Coulter, graduate student, and article on the Journal and Courier web site jconline.com
|8/30/2013 3:03 PM|
Katherine Touzinsky, a graduate student at Purdue University and 2014 Knauss Fellowship finalist, set out to prove to skeptics that Asian carp really does taste great. The taste test was held in conjunction with the Houston Bowfishing Classic tournament along the Wabash River outside Lafayette, Indiana.
|8/28/2013 4:09 PM|
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (INDNR) and Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, produces educational herp video to share with the state and beyond.
|8/14/2013 8:20 AM|
Estimated sales from Indiana fish farms amounted to more than $15 million in 2012, an increase from $3.5 million in 2006, according to the publication Economic Importance of the Aquaculture Industry in Indiana. Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie, aquaculture marketing director, shares the important role of aquaculture to the state's economy.
|8/7/2013 2:33 PM|
FNR welcomes Liz Flaherty, assistant professor of wildlife ecology and habitat management, and Zhao Ma, assistant professor of sustainable natural resources social sciences.
|8/6/2013 2:40 PM|
Two workshops in September will help landowners learn how to create outdoor businesses to generate extra income.
|7/5/2013 8:37 AM|
|7/2/2013 8:53 AM|
Urban Forestry Specialist, Lindsey Purcell
, aids homeowners in the determination of damage done to trees by summer storms. In this Purdue Extension publication Storms and Trees
Lindsey describes common types of warm- and cold- wether storm damage and treatment.
|7/1/2013 10:02 AM|
"Habitat loss, changing environments and population growth may add to the decline," shared Dr. Jason Hoverman
, assistant professor in vertebrate ecology, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), Purdue University. Rob Chapman
, Extension forest wildlife specialist also with FNR, says one of the most important things people can do to slow the declines is to be mindful of the substances and animals brought into the wild.
View full article, INDYSTAR.COM, written by Justin L. Mack.
|6/26/2013 11:47 AM|
Wildlife ecologists research finds the alarming silence of wolves in the northwestern corner of Lake Superior, Isle Royale, Michigan. As one of the world's longest running predator-prey studies and one of science's most famous data sets, Dr. Durward Allen and Dr. Rolf Peterson's research is aiding in the recovery of these Isle Royale wolves. View full article, Science
, May 24 2013, Vol. 340 no. 6135 pp. 919-921, DOI: 10.1126, News Focus, Ecology, "Are Isle Royale's Wolves Chasing Extinction?"
Dr. Durward Allen received a College of Ag Honorary degree in 1985 and was FNR professor from 1954 to 1976. Dr. Rolf Peterson received the Distinguished Agriculture Alumni award in 2012 and received his wildlife ecology Ph.D. in 1974.
|6/24/2013 9:19 AM|
Dr. Jeff Dukes
, associate professor in the departments of Forestry and Natural Resources and Biological Sciences, began his duties on June 1 as Associate Director of the Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC). Dr. Dukes and his research group will be addressing environmental challenges through ecological research and outreach which includes studying how changes in climate and the atmosphere will affect the success and impact of invasive species.
|6/7/2013 10:29 AM|
|5/30/2013 10:40 AM|
Purdue Exponent interviews Steve Creech, director of FNR summer practicum, and FNR stuents as they spend five weeks in thousands of acres of dense forest. For more information on this class view, FNR 370
|5/14/2013 9:16 AM|
Experts, Jana Beckerman, associate professor in Botany and Plant Pathology, and Lindsey Purcell, urban extension specialist in Forestry and Natural Resources, share research on fire blight that is continuing to damage ornamental and fruit trees this spring. Homeowners who have flowering pear trees should check for signs of fire blight even if they pruned infected trees last year.
|5/10/2013 2:43 PM|
International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) annual conference will be held at Purdue University June 2nd-6th. Hundreds of scientists and other professionals from a wide variety of disciplines attend IAGLR's Annual Conference on Great Lakes Research. First held in 1953, the conference alternates each year between a Canadian and United States site.
|5/2/2013 2:28 PM|
Larry Mikkelson, BSF '78, Forest Legacy program coordinator at the Virginia Department of Forestry, earned the national Conservation Excellence Award 2012. He is only the fifth recipient of this award in the 108-year history of the U.S. Forest Service.