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2021 FNR News & Stories

Find out what our students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners are doing by our Forestry and Natural Resources' News and Stories.


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Introducing the next generation of conservation technology at Purdue

Group photo of recipients for Purdue Ag Alumni Association Certificate of Distinction.

William "Brad" Smith Receives Certificate of Distinction Alumni Award

North American River Otter

Heenkenda Honored for Work Studying Otter Diets

Summer Practicum Class 2021

Dedication, Ingenuity Extend Practicum Tradition Amidst Pandemic

Discover Connersville team with Oasis sign

Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces Team Honored by PUCESA

Jarred Brooke shows a young man how to look for animal tracks.

Brooke Receives PUCESA Early Career Award for Extension Work

adult periodical cicada

Multidisciplinary Cicada Outreach Team Honored by PUCESA

Dr. Barny Dunning instructs students how to band birds. Dr. Mitch Zischke speaks at an Extension event.

Dunning, Zischke Honored by College of Agriculture

Wildlife student Rachel Brent in collection lab with birds.

Brent's Artwork Makes Impact on FNR Collections Lab

Colca Valley Landscape in Peru.

How Do Local Knowledge Systems Respond to Climate Change?

Green Bay on Lake Michigan.

Cubbage Collaborates with Odawa Tribe to Complete Research

Bryan Pijanowski and John Couture.

Couture, Pijanowski Named Entrepreneurship Ambassadors

Fall colorful foliage.

Eger, Hoover, Seifert Honored for Distinguished Forestry Careers

Purdue Wildlife Area

Updates Under Way at Purdue Wildlife Area, Martell Forest

China research

New Research Grant Aims to Map Planted Forests in China

Avian Genome Sequences

Genome Sequences Can Help Prioritize Avian Conservation

Purdue Wildlife Area

Darker Skies Bring Observatory to Purdue Wildlife Area

Bushels of corn shown in city scape animation illustration climate change impact on Indiana's corn production

Depicting the Invisible: Hoosiers and Climate Change Animation Series

Akane Abassi's family

Abbasi Shares Nature, Experiences with Japanese Audience

Spraying for invasive species

Researchers Evaluating Effectiveness of Cost Share Programs

Bee Redfield Graduate Student

Redfield Expands Impact with Service Learning Position

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Bee Overbey To Speak at Trinity Fusion

Purdue undergrad in marching band

FNR Faces in the Crowd: All-American Marching Band

Urban Forestry

Arboriculture Students Engage in Service Learning

Aerial photo of forest, digital forestry research including remote sensing.

Remote sensing, digital tech advance tools for precision forestry

Goats grazing on invasive species overtaking forest ground.

Goat Grazing Could Be Option for Invasive Species Removal

Flock of vultures on ground.

Black Vulture Research Highlighted by NY Times

Columbian Park Pond

Purdue AFS Chapter Assists with Columbian Park Pond Stocking

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Alumni Put FNR Experience to Work at Bartlett Tree Experts

Forest Closeup

FNR Personnel Set to Educate Hoosier Hardwood Festival Visitors

Dr. Rod Williams speaking of his research on the Eastern Hellbender as FNR announces he is now named assistant provost for engagement.

Williams Named Assistant Provost for Engagement

Montezuma Quail

Researchers Study Genetic Diversity in Montezuma Quail Populations

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D'Addato Follows Dream to Work with Sea Turtles

Teachers gathered for forestry workshop in forest.

Natural Resources Teacher Institute Takes Forestry to the Classroom

Group Gathered In Forest

Natural Resources Teacher Institute Takes Forestry to the Classroom

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FNR Remembers Marlene Mann

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TWS Honors Flaherty with Excellence in Education Award

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FNR Alumni Keep History Afloat

Bobcat on trail camera

FNR Participates in Snapshot USA Wildlife Survey

mary cutler

Naturalist Mary Cutler Earns Osborn Lifetime Achievement Award

Walter Beineke, Space Sycamore

Space Sycamores: A Legacy of Hope, Friendship

Mitch Zischke extension learning class

Zischke Selected for Service-Learning Fellow Program

Ken Kellner

Kellner Tabbed with Osborn Early Career Award

2021 Purdue Graduation

FNR Celebrates Spring 2021 Graduates

Dr. Eva Haviarova looks over a pile of lumber

Haviarova Named Distinguished Educator by SWST

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FNR Honors Students, Alumni at Virtual Awards Ceremony

John Moser and family

Moser Family Bleeds Black and Gold

Carolyn Foley

Foley Tabbed as Unsung Diversity Hero by College of Agriculture

Collage of FNR students of the year

FNR Names 2021 Students of the Year

Stephen Creech

FNR Honors Stephen Creech with Lifetime Achievement Award

Rolf Peterson and wife

Peterson Earns FNR Lifetime Achievement Award

atwood drawing polar bear blood

Atwood Honored as FNR Distinguished Alumnus

Robin Russell

Russell Named as FNR Distinguished Alumna

Obed Hernandez-Gomez

Hernandez-Gomez Tabbed as Outstanding Young FNR Alumnus

Jarred Brooke with Youth in the forest

Jarred Brooke Receives PK-12 Council Staff Excellence Award

Jason Hoverman and Mo Zhou

Hoverman and Zhou Earn Promotions

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Brooke's Prescribed Fire Videos Utilized in Global USFS Efforts

WL Mills and student

FNR Remembers Long-Time Professor W.L. Mills

Cassidy Robinson, Purdue Alumni

Alumni Update: Robinson Lands Dream Job with Iowa DNR

Flock of black vultures on the ground

Citizen Participation Needed in Black Vulture Research

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Alumna Olivia Andrus Presents Diversified: The Florida Panther Story

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Wuestefeld Named 2021 Distinguished Ag Alumni Award Honoree

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski checks a sensor, the Tropical HTIRC board meets in Hawaii, trees in the genomics lab

FNR 2020 Year in Review: The Collaboration

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Montague, Allmon Honored for Mentorship with Pathmaker Awards

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New Grant Aims to Help Mitigate Spread of CWD

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Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop

An eastern hellbender, a pond at Purdue Wildlife Area and a prescribed burn

FNR 2020 Year in Review: The Research

Andrea Brennan with butternut, Scott Koenigbauer with Purdue boat, FNR Advanced Ornithology student with bird

FNR 2020 Year in Review: The People

Group photo with John Moser.

Graduate Students Honor Dr. John Moser with Plaque

Banner: Group of plants for Aquaponics Research

Dr. Paul Brown, Aquaponics Research Featured on YouTube Series

Group photos of Heltzel

Heltzel Named Wildlife Undergraduate Student of the Year by TWS

Collage of photos with students out in the field gathering data for aquatics, forestry, wildlife research.

Letter of Support

Forest graph using AgrcGIS mapping software, aerial light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) ground data.

Jessica Elliott - Esri Student of the Year

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Scott Allaire Named IDMP Field Coordinator

Llamas in Peru.

Researchers Share Lessons Learned From Peru's Water Management Program

Collage of photos of Lucas Foertsch"

Opportunity, Patience, Career Fair Land Foertsch Job

Banner: Tipping Point Planner group sitting at a table for a meeting

Tipping Point Planner Project Honored with College of Ag TEAM Award

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MacGowan Honored for Leadership in Extension

Liz Flaherty in field with students, wildlife ecology class, Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources.

Flaherty Receives National Excellence in Teaching Award

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FNR Celebrates Forest Products Week

Banner: Dated picture of Dave with family

Hyink Awarded Certificate of Distinction for Career in Forestry Industry

doe snowfall

DNR Adopts RMU Research Techniques Created by Integrated Deer Management Project

maple syrup tree

Zhou, Liang Earn Maple Syrup Industry Grant

Students watching a demonstration

Purdue Partners with CLfT for Online Conservation Offerings

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FNR, Indiana DNR Introduce Video Series for Woodland Owners

image of a forest fire

Facing Fire - Greenler Living Amidst Wildfires, Studying Prescribed Fire

Police officer in front of a class

FNR Class Spotlight: Wildlife & Environmental Forensics


Purdue researchers explore how sound drives Mongolian herder cultural practices

Variety of vegetables, Nature of Teaching Transporting Food Waste.

New Publication: Transporting Food Waste

Woods on Wheels travel exhibit, request to have it come to your area.

Request Woods on Wheels

Sara Miller, alumna, standing in front of travel exhibit Woods on Wheels.

Alumna Hits the Road with Collaborative Woods on Wheels Exhibit

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