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A new project launched at Virginia Tech, in partnership with FNR's Jeffrey Dukes and others, aims to look decades ahead to predict the effectiveness of land management practices.

A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences details how the decline in large animals has had a dramatic effect on the Earth. The study was co-authored by FNR's Dr. J. Barny Dunning. ​

​Aaron Forgey, who earned his degree in forestry and natural resources in 2014, is the owner of Legacy Hardwoods LLC. The company is selling trees, including black walnut and black cherry, that have been scientifically proven to have a better chance to become veneer wood than saw logs.​

As an Indianapolis Museum of Art Environmental and historic preservation intern intern, Jannet teaches students about invasive species and more.​

Purdue University projects improving usability of climate information for Midwest agriculture and taking regional approaches to economic development in rural Indiana have earned National Institute of Food and Agriculture Partnership Awards.

​The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, Purdue University, invites applications for the position of Department Head. The principal focus of the Head is to provide visionary leadership working with a diverse group of outstanding faculty and staff in pursuit of excellence in research, teaching, and extension.​

​FNR 444-Arboricultural Practices teaches students the necessary skills to become a professional arborist. There is more to the profession than you might imagine, as it involves planning for urban arboreal growth and care. Purdue Exponent.
This new podcast series, Boiler Up for Wildlife, has our host Dr. Rod Williams talking with wildlife biologists about current wildlife issues. For this podcast we are discussing disease issues associated with White-tailed Deer.
Jamieson, a ​Distinguished Ag Alumni, recently led the National Association of Landscape Professionals' 19th annual Renewal & Remembrance​ event. Volunteers at the event provided arborist services such as planting, pruning, mulching and other lawn care.​​​​​​​​​​​
A Purdue University study presents a novel approach for identifying vertebrate populations at risk of extinction by estimating the rate of genetic diversity loss, a measurement that could help researchers and conservationists better identify and rank species that are threatened or endangered.
Homeowners and landowners need to keep an eye on trees that may be dying from weather-related stress, Purdue University tree experts say. Symptoms recently noted on mature oak, tulip and maple trees in Indiana include leaf scorch - the browning of leaves - branch dieback and premature defoliation.
The Useful to Usable climate initiative based at Purdue University has published a survey in the form of a statistical atlas with information on farmers' practices, beliefs about climate and weather and the tools they use to make farm decisions. Using this information and continuing with the format of the series, the new atlas provides additional findings by watershed. ​​
Over-fished yellow perch in Lake Michigan have recovered much quicker - by hundreds of years - in reaching reproductive maturity at a later age and larger size than scientists previously thought was possible, according to a Purdue University study. Data analyzed in the study came from departments of natural resources in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, Canada, and Ball State University.
Soybean Sniffs teamSoy Sniffs, a soybean-based air freshener, created by Purdue students Sara Richert, Evan Anderson and Sean Anderson won the 2015 Student Soybean Product Competition at Purdue University. The team won $20,000 from the Indiana Soybean Alliance for their invention.

Soundscape EcologyBryan Pijanowski, Professor of Human-Environment Modeling and Analysis Laboratory, was interviewed by NOVA, a documentary series focused on science and a department of PBS, for his research on soundscape ecology. 

Thousand Canker Disease, Walnut Tree

The invasive species Walnut Twig Beetle​ most commonly known for its cause of Thousand Canker Disease of Black Walnut has been detected at a sawmill located in Franklin County. ​

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