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2022 FNR News & Stories

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



A bobcat in Indiana

Researchers Develop Tools to Assess Habitat Selection, Suitability for Bobcats

Hackberry leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Hackberry


Leaves of a sweetgum tree

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Sweetgum

Wednesdays in the Wild Tour group in the woods at Stephens Forest

FNR Brings Wednesdays in the Wild to Stephens Forest

Passenger pigeon mount is handed off from April Shepherd to FNR's Dr. Barny Dunning, Laura Fehling and Rachel Brent.

Alumni Donation Brings Rare Passenger Pigeon to FNR Collection

Black gum tree showing its bright red fall foliage

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Gum

Slippery elm leaves and bark

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Slippery Elm

American elm leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: American Elm

Professor Emeritus Harvey Holt throughout his career

Tales from FNR with Professor Emeritus Harvey Holt

Flowering dogwood flowers

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Flowering Dogwood


Eastern cottonwood tree

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Cottonwood

Kentucky coffeetree leaves and trunk

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Kentucky Coffeetree

Eastern Hellbender salamander

Local Brewery Creates Beer to Help the Hellbender

Lake Erie

Alumna Zoe Almeida Investigates Hypoxia, Environmental Impacts on Fish

Black cherry flowers

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Cherry

northern leopard frog

Research Shows Toxicity of Forever Chemicals Varies Among Amphibian Species

Costa Rica study abroad group photo

Costa Rica Study Abroad Trip Teaches Biodiversity Through Hands-On Experiences

Northern Catalpa leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Northern Catalpa


Soraida Garcia stands in front of convention banner at Esri

Garcia Shares Experiences as Underrepresented Minority in Magazine Article

Freshman aquatic sciences major Jack Dempsey at Machu Picchu with his study abroad classmates.

Dempsey Learns Culture, Conservation Studying Abroad in Peru

Ohio Buckeye leaves and flowers

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Ohio Buckeye

Boxelder leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Boxelder

Purdue Gateway Arch

FNR Celebrates 53 Spring 2022 Graduates

Pfendler Hall on the Purdue campus

Flaherty Honored; Hardiman, Liang Promoted

Group of students on Smoky Mountain trip.

Smoky Mountain Trip Gives Students In-Person Look at Disturbance Ecology

River birch trunks with peeling bark

Intro to Trees of Indiana: River Birch

Students at the Natural Resources Teachers Institute, researchers working on a progeny project with the Tropical HTIRC, man on a boat emptying water from crane

2021 Year in Review: The Collaboration

Shaneka Lawson pictured with REEU interns and members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Lawson Receives Forest Service Cultural Diversity Award


Blue beech trunk and branches

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Blue Beech

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski holds a field microphone

Pijanowski Speaks on Biodiversity, Soundscapes at Think Corner Helsinki

Dr. Bob Wagner and Dean Karen Plaut cut the ribbon to officially open the WERF Building

FNR Dedicates Wildlife Ecology Research Facility

American beech tree leaves

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Beech

2022 FNR scholarship winners

FNR Celebrates 2021-22 Award Winners at Annual Banquet

Glenn Juday gives a presentation at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Glenn Juday Named FNR Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree

American Basswood leaf and bark

Intro to Trees of Indiana: American Basswood

Petra Bohall Wood pictured with her family in front of a mountain rangeily

Petra Bohall Wood Tabbed as FNR Distinguished Alumna

Seth Harden with his family near a stream

Seth Harden Honored as Outstanding Young Alumnus

Scott Johnson holding a bobcat

DNR's Scott Johnson Earns Osborn Lifetime Achievement Award

Patrick Ruhl pictured with his family

Patrick Ruhl Selected for Osborn Early Career Award

Leah Griffin, Ruby Sanders, Madison Kresse, Lina Bernabe

FNR Names Outstanding Students of the Year

A grove of quaking aspen trees

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Quaking Aspen

Long-Tailed Salamander lays on a cover board

How Do Terrestrial Salamanders Respond to Timber Harvest

Large tooth aspen

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Large Tooth Aspen


White Ash Leaves.

Intro to Trees of Indiana: White Ash

A map of trees of the world and a photo  of black vultures eating

2021 Year in Review: The Research

A Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton at the Field Museum

Advanced Mammalogy Class Goes Behind the Scenes at Field Museum

Alumnus Steve Creech relaxes on a wildfire scene, Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty holds on a small mammal trap, wildlife student Amanda Heltzel stands in front of a lake

2021 Year in Review: The People

Dr. Barny Dunning with Dean Karen Plaut and newly named University Faculty Scholar Pat Zollner

Zollner Named University Faculty Scholar

Weather station at Martell Forest

Researchers Add Weather Station at Martell Forest

Dr. Russell Mumford pictured with (Left to Right) Charles Keller,  Amy Wilms and Carl Wilms at an Indiana Audubon Society meeting in 2010.

FNR Remembers Professor Emeritus Russell Mumford


Forest displaying fall colors

MacGowan, Carlson to Speak at Ohio River Valley Workshop

Adult hellbender laying on rocks

Hellbender Research Featured in New Documentary

A northern leopard frog held by Dr. Marisol Sepulveda

Sepulveda Receives AgSeed Grant for Northern Leopard Frog Research

Urban forester Lindsey Purcell was honored for his work on a micro tree injector.

Purcell's Tree Microinjector Earns Excellence in Technology Transfer Award

Dr. Eva Haviarova, professor of wood science, poses in the Forest Products building.

Haviarova Selected as Woman Ambassador of Wood Science

Llamas on a farm in Peru

Researchers Share Lessons Learned From Peru's Water Management Program


Purdue Landscape Report team teaching a workshop.

Purdue Landscape Report Selected for TEAM Award

Purdue Alumni Magazine Goes Into the Woods with FNR Foresters

Young Forest in a Clearcut Area on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment

New Videos Stress Importance of Young Forests

Pfendler Hall on the Purdue campus

FNR Faces in the Crowd: Dante Francomano, Matthew Aghai

Block P carved rock statue located on the Purdue campus.

FNR Announces 2021 Service Award Winners

Nature of Teaching Banner, wildlife, food waste, health and wellness.

Nature of Teaching Program Receives Environmental Education Award

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