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Brady S Hardiman

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assistant Professor of Urban Ecology
PFEN Room G021F
715 W. State Street
West Lafayette, In 47907

Environmental & Ecological Engineering 

  • Assistant Professor

Dr. Brady Hardiman received a B.S. in Biology from Ashland University in 2003. After graduating, he spent two years as a research technician in a light microscope facility at the University of Missouri Columbia. In 2012, he earned a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining Purdue, he was a postdoctoral associate at Boston University working on forest community risk and resilience to climate change and the role of urban vegetation in regional carbon budgets. Brady’s research focuses on understanding the interaction of structure and function in coupled natural and human ecosystems. Specific interests include the role of vegetation in urban carbon cycling and the influence of forest canopy structure on long-term carbon sequestration rates. His research is directed toward improving management strategies for urban and rural forests to optimize provision of ecosystem services such as carbon storage and climate mitigation.

Awards & Honors

(2019) Kohls Early Career Teaching Award. CoA.

(2018) Kohls Early Career Teaching Award. CoA.

(2017) Kohls Early Career Teaching Award. College of Agriculture.

(2013) ALOS PALSAR Award. Alaska Satellite Facility.

Selected Publications

LaRue, E., Hardiman, B., Elliot, J., Atkins, J. W., & Fei, S. (2018). 3D canopy structure and biotic resistance to invasion in North American forests.

Atkins, J. W., Bond-Lamberty, B., Fahey, R. T., Hardiman, B., Haber, L., Stuart-Ha\"entjens, Ellen, . . . Others (2019). Multidimensional Structural Characterization is Required to Detect and Differentiate Among Moderate Disturbance Agents. Preprints.

Fahey, R. T., Alveshere, B., Atkins, J., Gough, C. M., & Hardiman, B. (2019). Understanding and managing forest canopy structure to promote ecosystem functioning and resilience.

Stuart-Haėntjens, E., Hardiman, B., Fahey, R. T., Bohrer, G., Rey-Sanchez, C., Cheng, S. J., . . . Gough, C. M. (2019). Lessons from a 15-year eddy-covariance dataset: could changing soil water content tip the temperate forest carbon balance? AGU.

Nelson, T. M., Cotrozz, L., McNickle, G. G., Hardiman, B., Jacobs, D. F., & Couture, J. J. (2019). Impact of tree biodiversity on insect-mediated canopy processes. ESA.

Rodriguez Gonzalez, M., & Hardiman, B. (2019). Ecosystem services dynamics in an urban socio-ecological system.

Nguyen, H. T., Hutyra, L. R., Hardiman, B., & Raciti, S. M. (2016). Characterizing forest structure variations across an intact tropical peat dome using field samplings and airborne LiDAR. Ecological Applications, 26(2), 587-601. doi:10.1890/15-0017


Gough, C., Nave, L., Hardiman, B., Bohrer, G., Halperin, A., Maurer, K., . . . Others (2010). High rates of carbon storage in old deciduous forests: Emerging mechanisms from the Forest Accelerated Succession ExperimenT (FASET)

Hardiman, B., Gough, C. M., Bohrer, G., Vogel, C. S., & Curtis, P. S. (2010). PS 31-67: Structural and biological diversity increase NPP resiliency during forest succession.

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