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2020 FNR News & Stories

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

December

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Saunders Looks at Impacts of Prescribed Fire on Quality, Economic Value

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Urban Forestry Class Gives Students Glimpse of Real-World Situations, Careers

Brady Hardiman leans on a tree

Hardiman Receives Early Career Teaching Award

Mitch Ziscke teaching pond and wildlife management with crowd at workshop. Shares info in podcast.

FNR Faculty, Staff to Host Two Natural Resource Podcasts

November

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Advanced Ornithology Feeds Students' Interests

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Alumnus Dick Reid Leaves Legacy in Forestry

Jeff dukes in a flower field

Dukes Elected to Rank of Fellow by AAAS

Fall Foliage

Meilan Challenges Tree Physiology Class to Write Haikus to Explain Science

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Hook, Team to Provide Checkup on Coreyon Reef in Saginaw Bay

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Hosen To Study Wetland Usage for Nutrition Retention, Greenhouse Gas Minimization

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Sussman Receives Publication Awards for DNR Posters

BJ Meadows with her elementary school class in the mountains of Colorado

Meadows Blazes Trail for Women in Forestry and Natural Resources

October

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Undergraduates Spend Precious Moments with Saw-Whet Owls

Hellbender being held in captivity for health check.

FNR Assists in First Natural Breeding of Eastern Hellbender in Captivity

September

Purdue Landscape Report Named Outstanding Blog by ASHS

Purdue Landscape Report Named Outstanding Blog by ASHS

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Nature of Teaching Program Receives Environmental Education Award

Dr. Kristen Page To Receive Distinguished Ag Alumni Award

Dr. Kristen Page To Receive Distinguished Ag Alumni Award

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FNR Alumna Brianne Lowe Earns NRCS Award

In Memoriam: R. Scott Brundage

In Memoriam: R. Scott Brundage

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FNR: Summer News and Notes

August

DeWoody Receives Grant to Study Inyo California Towhee Genetics

DeWoody Receives Grant to Study Inyo California Towhee Genetics

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Pandemic Lessons: Open Data for Forest and Climate Action

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Shao's Work on Map Accuracy Confirmed in New Publication

July

FNR Students Lead Global Study on Soil Responses to Precipitation

FNR Students Lead Global Study on Soil Responses to Precipitation

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FNR Field Reports: Garrett Pell

Shah Grant to Fund Sensor-Driven Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention Study

Shah Grant to Fund Sensor-Driven Mosquito-Borne Disease Prevention Study

Hand with glove with test tube testing water, Nature of Teaching Ecotoxicology Part 1

Nature of Teaching Professional Development Webinar Series: Ecotoxicology Part 1

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FNR Selects 2020 Scholarship Winners

HTIRC Creates Butternut Tree Seed Propagation Protocol

HTIRC Creates Butternut Tree Seed Propagation Protocol

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Plants of Midwest Habitats Class Fills Summer Void

June

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TWS Student Chapter Honors Wildlife Biologist Chris Anchor for Exemplary Service

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Flaherty Named TWS Student Chapter Advisor of the Year

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FNR Field Reports Heltzel

Mayflies' Reaction to Pollutants Differs by Population

Mayflies' Reaction to Pollutants Differs by Population

Grace Walker, FNR student working at collecting research data in stream.

FNR Field Report Grace Walker

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Conrad Hired as Research Plant Pathologist

Backs Tabbed for Chase Osborn Award in Wildlife Conservation

Backs Tabbed for Chase Osborn Award in Wildlife Conservation

Doe deer walking in forest covered with snow.

DNR Adopts RMU Research Techniques Created by Integrated Deer Management Project

Nature of Teaching Certificate of Completion

Nature of Teaching Virtual Workshops With Certifications

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FNR Student Awards

May

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Fei Earns 2020 Agricultural Research Award

April

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FNR Names 2020 Alumni Award Honorees

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FNR Adjusts to Online Learning, Extension

Hellbender eggs in tank, Help the Hellbender conservation efforts.

Hellbender Virtual Tour

megan gunn with a group of people in a river

Gunn Earns PK-12 Council’s Staff Excellence Award

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FNR Faculty Receive Awards, Promotions

The top of Appalachian Trail with trail map.

Baleigh & Rebekah's Trail Tips

Top of Appalachian Trails with map of the trail.

Conquering the Trail

The top of Appalachian Trail with trail map.

Conquering the Trails Birds

Image of jessup in field work in Andres

Stuck in Peru: Laura Jessup Shares COVID-19 Travel Ban Story

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Global Soundscapes and COVID-19

Pictures of mettler after a race, holding a treat, and looking excited

FNR Remembers Emily Mettler

March

Dr. Rod Williams with tank that has juvenile hellbenders.

Helping the hellbender: Mesker Park Zoo begins captive breeding efforts

January

Integrated Deer Management Project Website Introduced

Integrated Deer Management Project Website Introduced

American Fiserhies Society student group receives most active group by AFS at Midsest Fish & Wildlife Conference.

Purdue Student Chapter of American Fisheries Society wins award

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