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IISG has another year to be proud of

​This is a tough year to single out just a handful of stories that made an impact. Researchers, specialists, partners, stakeholders all played an important part in making 2016 the best collaborative, communicative, cooperative, and adventurous year to date! So here goes…​

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ISA Science and Research Committee

​The International Society of Arboriculture Science and Research Committee fosters exchange among the research community and professionals, and identifies important new opportunities for science and research.

Lindsey Purcell
Fake News or Real Science: How We Know Climate Change Is Real

​ publishes article, "Fake News or Real Science: How We Know Climate Change Is Real," sharing Dr. Jeff Dukes' research.

Global picture, article Fake News or Real Science: How We Know Climate Change Is Real
Listening for the amphibian apocalypse

​Sounds of nature continues to be exceptionally quiet these days, shares Dr. Bryan Pijanowski. View CNN article, Listening for the amphibian apocalypse​.

CNN video, Listening for extinction: the amphibian apocalypse
An Analysis of Lake Morphometric and Land-Use Characteristics that Promote Persistence of Cisco in Indiana

Dr. Tomas Hook, Andrew Honsey, MS '14, & Steve Donbauer, IDNR fisheries research biologist, share cisco research that will aid in conservation efforts. Photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS.

Cisco, photo by Katie Steiger-Meister/USFWS
Eight Purdue professors elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

​For substantive contributions to the fields of wildlife and fisheries genetics, particularly for extending the theory and practice of parentage analysis in molecular ecology and conservation genetics.

Dr. J. Andrew DeWoody receives the AAAS distinction of fellow
Graduate student studies how wood-boring insects navigate the world around them

​Gabriel Hughes completed his master’s program and continued on to pursue his Ph.D. Gabriel works with Dr Matthew Ginzel, Entomology & FNR.

Gabriel Hughes, Graduate Ag Research Spotlight
Student uses new technology to locate unknown piece of endangered IN prairie

​Student Ryan Schroeder has confirmed the location of an unknown piece of endangered Indiana prairie known as gravel hill prairie. Ryan's advisors are Dr. Darrell Schulze of Agronomy and Dr. Songlin Fei of FNR.

Ryan Schroeder
Lake Michigan fisheries workshop brings anglers and researchers together

​Dr. Mitch Zischke brings anglers and researchers together as they discussed food web research, updates on fisheries, and ongoing monitoring in southern Lake Michigan.

Anglers and researchers together for workshop.
Trustees ratify faculty promotions, approve resolutions
Dukes, a professor of forestry and natural resources, professor of biological sciences, and director of the Purdue CCRC, receives the inaugural Belcher Chair for Environmental Sustainability.​
Dr. Jeff Dukes
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