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.
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
Purdue Extension offers this opportunity to learn about hardwood including the hardwood industry, production, proper handling and more.
highlights Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR), longstanding reputation for quality education in natural resources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.