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Zachary E Lowe

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
765.494.9730
765.494.9461
195 Marstellar Steet
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Research Group:  Weed Science
Facilities:  FNR Farm
Areas of Excellence:  Conservation Awareness, Restoration Ecology

Zachary E. Lowe is the National Coordinator for the Conservation Leaders for Tomorrow Program (www.clft.org).  This organization is focused on conservation education and hunting awareness among leading students and agency professionals in the field of natural resources that are not familiar with hunting.  As the National Coordinator, Zach is responsible for the implementation, development, and administration of this program.  He also retains status as an Adjunct Assistant Professor within the department, advising graduate students.

Zach received dual Bachelor’s degrees in 2001 from Purdue University, with one in Wildlife and the second in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences.  After employment as a Restoration Ecology Technician with a private consulting firm, Zach came back to Purdue to pursue research on herbicide use, native grass establishment, and invasive species control.  He obtained his PhD from Purdue in 2007.

Publications

Lowe, Z.E. 2008. Integrated control of invasive brushlands and establishment techniques for native plants.  Published Proceedings of the Rangeland Technology and Equipment Council Annual Meeting.

Lowe, Z.E., H.P. Weeks, H.A. Holt, and G.R. Parker. 2007. Integrated vegetation management for invasive plant control and native grass establishment; applications to land managers.  Ohio Invasive Plants Research Conference Proceedings.

Lowe, Z.E., H.P. Weeks, H.A. Holt, and G.R. Parker.  2007.  Techniques to control woody invasive plants in Indiana hardwood forests. Native Plants Journal. 8:3 107-114.

Lowe, Z.E. and H.P. Weeks. 2007. Interpretive differences between field tooth wear age and laboratory cementum annuli age in white-tailed deer of southern Indiana. Quality Whitetail Journal, April.

Lowe, Z.E., H.P Weeks, and H.A. Holt. 2006. Integrated vegetation management for native warm-season grasses on utility right-of-way.  National Roadside Vegetation Management Association. National Meeting Proceedings.

Lowe, Z. E., H. P. Weeks, H.A. Holt, and G.R. Parker. 2005. Control of woody invasive plants using mechanical and chemical treatments.  Environmental Concerns in Rights-of-Way Management.  Seventh International Symposium Proceedings.

Holt, H.A., Z.E. Lowe, M.Benage, H.P. Weeks, and G.R. Parker. 2005. Integrated vegetation management and invasive plant control. Forest Vegetation Management. Fifth International Symposium Proceedings.

Lowe, Z.E. and S.S. Weeks. 2008. Top 10 Forest Invasive Plants of Indiana. Purdue University Extension Publication (in press).