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4/22/2014 5:26 PM
  
Dr. Bryan PijanowskiDr. Bryan Pijanowski and his research team have developed apps for mobile phones and tablets where people can capture the sounds that surround them. The Soundscape team announced their free apps on Earth Day with the TODAY Show, ABC and BBC sharing where visitors can upload their "sounds" for this Soundscape Ecology research. View the TODAY Show annoucement: "Fun and easy ways to celebrate Earth Day." As professor of human-environment modeling and analysis laboratory, Dr. Pijanowski's future goals are to fill public spaces, hospitals and other dwellings with sounds that "make us feel good, sounds that are peaceful and restful".
4/16/2014 10:01 AM
  
Dr. Rick Meilan, Professor of Genetics Professor Rick Meilan with the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, receives 2014 TEAM Award as part of the Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels, C3Bio.org. Dr. Meilan's active research projects include efforts to insert genes that control flowering, as a means of transgene confinement; insect (Emerald Ash Borer) resistance; herbicide tolerance; and lignin composition. His research also includes the study of determining the viability of poplar species as an ethanol feedstock and cash crop for Indiana farmers.
4/11/2014 9:02 AM
  
Dr. Alex Wiedenhoeft, Adjunct Assistant Professor Associate Professor Jeff Dukes with the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources in biological sciences, shares his findings of how the impact of climate change could affect crop production, plants, microbes and the atmosphere. “There’s a lot of evidence that crop production will decline; at least production of some crops in some places. That’s one thing that could be important, because many crops have temperature thresholds,” Dukes said.
4/1/2014 1:06 PM
  
Dr. Alex Wiedenhoeft, Adjunct Assistant ProfessorPurdue FNR Adjunct Assistant Professor Alex Wiedenhoeft will share his research and expertise of botanical wood anatomy, forensic wood anatomy, wood identification and biocentric wood sciences at the April 16th National Wood Flooring Association Certified Professionals Inspector Symposium. As a research botanist with the USDA Forest Service in the Center for Wood Anatomy Research at the federal Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, WI, and foreign professor at the Universidade Estadual Paulista in Botucatu, Brazil, Dr. Wiedenhoeft continues to share his research around the world.
3/17/2014 1:34 PM
  
Purdue FNR Extension aid in aquaculture successSuccessful shrimp business thanks FNR Extension for their shared aquatics expertise. Purdue aquaculture researcher Bob Rode and Dr. Kwamena Quagrainie, aquaculture marketing director, instructs RDM Aquaculture and provides resources to aid in building business. Articles can be seen in Purdue Agricultures, Extreme Makeovers, and The Star Press, "Albany shrimp farm in the works".
3/13/2014 3:11 PM
  
frog image, Dr. Jason Hoverman, study: loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogsAmphibians 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. Dr. Jason Hoverman, an assistant professor of vertebrate ecology in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, shares, "the loss of species diversity has major implications for how harmful and deadly diseases are transmitted in nature."
2/26/2014 3:23 PM
  
U2U logoUSDA 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
  
ForestFNR 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, Oregan.
2/7/2014 2:27 PM
  
Wood cutting on table saw, Purdue Extension offers Hardwood Lumber: Producing, Using and Selling workshop.Purdue Extension offers this opportunity to learn about hardwood including the hardwood industry, production, proper handling and more.
1/29/2014 4:19 PM
  
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University.AgriNews highlights Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), longstanding reputation for quality education in natural resources.
 
1/28/2014 4:26 PM
  
Helping families conserve nature, February 19, 2014.Purdue Extension 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
  
Dr. Jeff Dukes and Dr. Reuben Goforth on Purdue climate change team.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
  
Gina Darnell, 'BS 1976FNR 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
  
Excellence of Research Awards, Dr. Linda ProkopyTwenty-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
  
Loss of wetland biodiversity increases disease risk in frogs, Dr. Jason HovermanAmphibians 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
  
FNR professor shares with USA TodayA 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
  
Fifty Trees available as iphone appInternational news site shares Soundscape Ecology article. Find out more information about this new field and the Global Sustainable Soundscapes Network (GSSN) founded by Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University. Worldcrunch.com
9/18/2013 5:35 PM
  
Fifty Trees available as iphone appFifty 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
  
Asian CarpTwo 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.
9/5/2013 9:34 AM
  
Thousand Cankers DiseaseDiscovery of the deadly thousand cankers disease in walnut trees in a southwest Ohio county should prompt Indiana residents to be on the lookout for symptoms in their walnut trees, a Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resource specialist says.
8/30/2013 3:03 PM
  
FNR logoKatherine 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
  
FNR logoThe 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
  
FNR logoEstimated 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 logoFNR 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
  
Outdoor enterprises, forest management and wildlife habitat workshop, Sept. 4 & 5, 2013.Two workshops in September will help landowners learn how to create outdoor businesses to generate extra income.
7/5/2013 8:37 AM
  
Last years drought still lingers. Christmas tree crops and other species of trees are showing massive stress making them vulnerable to damaging insects and viruses. Urban Forestry Specialist, Lindsey Purcell, and Phil Marshall, DNR plant pathologist, shares in interview with Indiana news sources including Rushville Republican, the state's official tree, the tulip tree, is showing it's inability to withstand drought. More resources, Drought could have lasting effect on trees and view publications on drought at The Education Store, Purdue Extension's resource center.
7/2/2013 8:53 AM
  
Tree damaged by summer storm, Storms and Trees publication.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
  
Wood frog, amphibians possbily on the decline."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.

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