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2023 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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A sunrise over the Ntakata forest landscape with wildfire burnt landscape in the foreground; Ruth holding a GPS while taking a GPS point of a primate encounter while in the Ntakata forest

FNR Field Report: Ruth Bowers-Sword

Lenny Farlee (left) and Jack Nelson (right) accept the Datena Distinguished Forester Award at the Indiana Woodland Owner conference.

Farlee, Koenig Honored with 2023 Datena Distinguished Forester Award

Logos for the American Fisheries Society, Society of American Forestry and The Wildlife Society conventions/conferences

FNR Research Was Well-Represented at Fall Organizational Conferences

Dr. Pat Zollner, Garrison Sickbert, Lucas Wilson, captain Alex Dudley, Anne Talbot and Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty posed with The Wildlife Society Quiz Bowl Champions plaque and their first place prize, a painting of a viceroy, Kentucky's state butterfly.

Purdue TWS Wins 2023 Quiz Bowl Title

Pacific walrus group hauled-out on sea ice in the Chukchi Sea.

FNR Field Report: Alumni Amanda Herbert, Bill Beatty Research Pacific Walruses in Alaska

Rachel Kraus on a boat electrofishing

FNR Field Report: Rachel Kraus

The Galápagos study abroad group

Students Learn Culture, Environment of Ecuador, Galápagos On Study Abroad Trip

Jack Seifert surveys the damage of the 2012 tornado in Clark State Forest.

Seifert Honored with Chase S. Osborn Award for Wildlife Conservation

One of the locations in Bolivia with Drs. Bauchet and Ma do their research

Researchers Aim to Solve Conservation Program Participation Puzzle

Lawson (right) receives the Women of Color STEM community service award from Kendall Harris, senior director of equity advancement at YMCA of the Triangle, and Angela Stribling, radio host (WHURfm California) and host and producer of nationwide Awareness Campaigns such as Celebrating Black History Vignettes.

Shaneka Lawson Honored for Equity Efforts, Community Service

Wood Products Lab students posing with their various projects

FNR Participates in National Wood Is Best Awareness Campaign

Emily McCallen holds an eastern hellbender salamander during her PhD research at Purdue.

Emily McCallen Earns Chase S. Osborn Early Career Award for Wildlife Conservation

Adam Janke in a field during an extension activity

Adam Janke Named FNR Outstanding Young Alumnus

Dr. Eva Haviarova tests a chair's strength with the help of graduate student Ting-Ho Tsai

Researchers Aim to Introduce Sustainable Wood School Furniture to U.S. Market

Trent Osmon speaks to a group of students in the forest

Trent Osmon Named 2023 FNR Distinguished Alumnus

Dave Case delivers a keynote speech

FNR Names Dave Case as 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Seedlings on Week 1 of Kadian's internship; seedlings on Week 9 of her internship; Kadian with a frog found in the greenhouse. Frogs are beneficial in the greenhouse because they eat fungus gnats, which can damage roots of seedlings.

FNR Field Report: Kadian Brown

Andrew Tucker takes a break in front of a tree with Don Carlson and Zane Smoldt

FNR Field Report: Andrew Tucker

Instructor and student holding bird.

Letter of Support

Mikaela Agresta spraying invasive species with a UTV sprayer.

FNR Field Report: Mikaela Agresta

The 2023 FNR Awards recipients: Dave Case, Trent Osmon, Adam Janke, Emily McCallen and John “Jack” Seifert.

FNR Honors 2023 Career Award Recipients

Zane Smoldt plants a tree during urban forestry practicum in June 2023

FNR Field Report: Zane Smoldt

A view of Clingmans Dome in North Carolina

FNR Field Report: Lucas Wilson

Lillian Hannon hiking Mount St. Helens with colleagues.

FNR Field Report: Lillian Hannon

Lauren Schiller fishing at Deam Lake

FNR Field Report: Ren Schiller

Autumn Hall holds a garter snake; Autumn holds two large redear sunfish; Autumn holds a baby barn owl

FNR Field Report: Autumn Hall

Hoosier Hardwood Festival logo with dates of August 25-27, 2023 listed underneath

Learn from FNR Professionals at Hoosier Hardwood Festival

Representatives from Purdue FNR and Bartlett Tree Company with the donated chipper. From left to right: Liz Jackson, Liz Flaherty, Brian Beheler, Forest Summerfield and Ben McCallister from FNR and Scott Jamieson, Sean Rock, Kyle Armstrong and Zach Nemeth from Bartlett

Bartlett Tree Experts Donates Chipper to Urban Forestry Program

The view from the train in the morning upon arrival to Uppsala

FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 4 Update - Keegan Abeson

A maple syrup producer at work

Researchers Need Community Participation in Maple Syrup Producers Survey

Hellbender eggs, a gilled larvae and an adult hellbender

Researchers Discover Young Hellbender in Blue River

A photo of the Swedish landscape including a rainbow in the distance

FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 3 Update - Arlene Polar Pineiro

A double rainbow in Gallivare, Sweden

FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 2 Update - Jonathan Shimizu

Professor emeritus Dr. Bill Hoover speaks at the FNR Centennial in 2013; Hoover at a farm show in 2003; Hoover with his son Sam on an honor flight

Tales From FNR with Professor Emeritus Bill Hoover

The Sustainable Natural Resources Sweden study abroad group visits Norrbyskars Museum to learn about historic lumber communities

FNR Field Reports: Sweden Study Abroad Week 1 Update - Alex Dudley

A pond at Martell Forest where fish were released in honor of longtime FNR staffer Jerry Stillings

FNR Honors Longtime Staff Member Jerry Stillings with Fish Release

A buck stands in the snow

Research from DeWoody Lab Aims to Use DNA to Age Wildlife

FNR students group photo at 2023 Summer Practicum.

Summer Practicum Turns Woods, Water and Wetlands into Classrooms

Katy Dix at Yaxha Ruin in Guatemala

Dix Receives D. Woods Thomas Award to Fund Research in Guatemala

An adult eastern hellbender

Help the Hellbender Lab Honored for Conservation Efforts

Sophia Flores poses in front of a lake

Flores Earns Scholarships to Study Abroad in Tanzania

Photos from the Costa Rica Study Abroad trip: a capuchin white-faced monkey, a strawberry poison dart frog and an American pygmy kingfisher; a selfie including many students; the volcano as seen from LaFortuna, and a beach.

FNR Students Reflect on Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip

May 2023 graduates: Brynna Buckmaster, Isaac DiDomenico, Madison Kresse and Scott Herman

FNR Celebrates Spring 2023 Graduates

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant's Ben Szczygiel with Chuoy the buoy; the Natural Resources Teachers Institute at the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment; Drs. Bryan Pijanowski and Jingjing Liang with their team doing the can you hear me sign in the forest

FNR Year in Review 2022: The Collaborations

Headshots of Joshua Tellier and Scott Koenigbauer, who were honored for their research by the International Association for Great Lakes Research

Tellier, Koenigbauer Honored by International Association for Great Lakes Research

Dr. Jing Jing Liang with computer servers.

Future of AI in Natural Resource Management: Self-Learning Forest Growth Model

Mike Saunders with a student on a prescribed fire; Liz Flaherty holding small mammal traps; Paris Collingsworth on a boat

Collingsworth, Flaherty and Saunders Earn Promotions

Arlene Polar hiking at Croagh Patrick

Polar Challenged, Amazed by Study Abroad Experience in Ireland

FNR 2022-23 Outstanding Students: Madison Kresse, Alex Dudley, Allie Johnson and Alex Early

FNR Celebrates 2022-23 Award Winners, Scholarship Recipients

Virginia pine cones and needles

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Virginia Pine

Madison Kresse poses in front of a canyon

Meet FNR Outstanding Senior Madison Kresse

Alex Dudley with a poster from the student chapter of The Wildlife Society; Dudley holds a turtle; Dudley with friends in a wooded area near water

Meet FNR Outstanding Junior Alex Dudley

Members of the original four NRU podcasts gathered to record the 50th podcast on the network

Natural Resources University Podcasts Earn ANREP Gold Award

2022-23 FNR Outstanding Sophomore Allie Johnson holds a net in a wetland area

Meet FNR Outstanding Sophomore Allie Johnson

Freshman wildlife major Alex Early

Meet FNR Outstanding Freshman Alex Early

Jack pine branch, needles and cones

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Jack Pine

Master's student Meredith Scherer in the lab, holding a snake and taking a chainsaw training course

FNR Graduate Student Spotlight: Meredith Scherer

Scotch pine needles and cones

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Scotch Pine

A weather station at Martell Forest, an American marten, alumna Zoe Alameida, a long-tailed salamander

FNR Year in Review 2022: The Research and Outreach

Red pine trees

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Red Pine

2022 AFS Meritorious Service Award honoree Tom Lang, Dr. Eva Haviarova - a Society of Wood Science and Technology woman ambassador, and sophomore wildlife major Gabby Dennis with a glaucous-winged gull chick.

FNR Year in Review 2022: The People

Eastern white pine trees

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Eastern White Pine

Dr. Zhao Ma teaching

Ma Earns Research Excellence Award from HDGC Specialty Group

Eastern red cedar foliage and fruit

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Eastern Red Cedar

2008 Wildlife alumnus Travis Stoelting stands in a prairie

Stoelting Follows Wildlife Interest from HEE to DNR Biologist Role

Frimpong with graduate students studying native freshwater fish communities of Virginia.

Dr. Emmanuel Frimpong Honored as Distinguished Ag Alumnus

Black willows in Texas. Photo by James P.S. Case.

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Willow

Butternut tree leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Butternut

Purdue student chapter of the American Fisheries Society receiving the Most Active Student Subunit Award , also pictured electrofishing

Purdue AFS Student Chapter Honored by North Central Division

Black walnut leaves and nuts

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Walnut

Professor emeritus Carl Eckelman works in the wood lab, pictured with Dr. Eva Haviarova, and on his 89th birthday.

Tales from FNR with Professor Emeritus Carl Eckelman

Tulip tree leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Tulip Tree

The unfinished Block P statue at Purdue

Gurevitch Honored as Distinguished Professor, Ma Selected for Leadership Program

Dr. Glenn Juday receives his 2023 Certificate of Distinction award at the Ag Alumni Fish Fry.

Dr. Glenn Juday Honored with Certificate of Distinction

Sycamore tree, with emphasis on its white crown

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Sycamore

Dr. Vikram Chhatre doing field work

Dr. Vikram Chattre Hired as Forest Service Research Geneticist

Least Bell's Vireo, Photo by Adam Jackson, Macauley Library

Researchers Aim to Understand Threats to Endangered Least Bell's Vireo

Sassafras leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Sassafras

Dr. Zhao Ma

Zhao Ma Named Unsung Diversity Hero

Block P Statue on Purdue's campus

FNR Names 2022 Department Service Award Honorees

Leaves of a redbud tree

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Redbud

Persimmon fruit and leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Persimmon

Osage orange tree and fruit

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Osage Orange

2004 alumnus Tom Lang receives the 2022 Meritorious Service Award from the American Fisheries Society.

Alumnus Tom Lang Honored by American Fisheries Society

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