FNR Digital Natural Resources' research spans over several areas which includes developing integrated systems of quantitative techniques for assessing and analyzing forest and associated ecosystems. Efforts focus on advancing quantitative methods related to statistical, simulation, and analytical modeling of natural systems at varying spatial and temporal scales.
FNR forestry research expands and collaborates across Purdue University with the Integrated Digital Forestry Initiative (iDiF)
led by Songlin Fei, professor and the Dean's Remote Sensing Chair. This research is working towards developing platforms and strategies that leverage digital technology to
urban and rural forests to maximize social, economic and ecological benefits.