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Intro to Trees of Indiana: Flowering Dogwood

Meet the flowering dogwood or cornus florida. This small native Indiana tree has beautiful white blossoms in the spring, and red to maroon foliage...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Cottonwood

Meet the Cottonwood or Populus deltoides. This large bottomland tree’s scientific name comes from the delta shape of the leaves, which are...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Kentucky Coffeetree

Meet the Kentucky Coffeetree or Gymnocladus dioicus. This species, which is part of the broad legume family, historically provided a substitute for...

Local Brewery Creates Beer to Help the Hellbender

Lafayette Brewing Company will donate $1 of each purchase of a pint of its newly brewed Hellbent to Help Pilsner beer to Rod Williams’ lab...

Alumna Zoe Almeida Investigates Hypoxia, Environmental Impacts on Fish

2016 master's degree alumna Zoe Almeida has investigated hypoxia and other environmental impacts on fish through academic research throughout...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Black Cherry

Meet the Black cherry or Prunus serotin, which is characterized by shiny, oblong leaves with finely toothed margins, arranged alternately on...

Research Shows Toxicity of Forever Chemicals Varies Among Amphibian Species

Some important amphibian species are more vulnerable to the harmful effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, than other species,...

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

The Costa Rican Natural History study abroad trip offers students the opportunity to explore biodiversity and Costa Rican societal values in...

Integration leads to leap in tech for forest inventory, management

Through integration of aerial and ground-based mobile mapping sensors and systems, a team of Purdue digital forestry researchers has used advanced...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Northern Catalpa

Meet the Northern catalpa or Catalpa speciose, which provides rot resistant wood great for outdoor usage such as fence posts, is native to southern...

Garcia Shares Experiences as Underrepresented Minority in Magazine Article

In the article “Making the Change” published in the March/April 2022 issue of The Wildlife Professional, 2021 master's degree...

Unexpected Plants and Animals of Indiana: Hoosier Cavefish

The Empire State Building, the Pentagon, the National Cathedral and Yankee Stadium: these historic landmarks were all constructed with limestone...

Dempsey Learns Culture, Conservation Studying Abroad in Peru

Freshman aquatic sciences major Jack Dempsey participated in the International Engagement and Community Development in Peru study abroad program...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Ohio Buckeye

Meet the Ohio Buckeye or Aesculus glabra. This understory, which is one of the first trees to leaf out in the spring, is easily identifiable by its...

Satellite remote sensing could predict Spotted lanternfly spread

Like a stylish secret agent, the Spotted lanternfly has a striking appearance, but it is shrouded in mystery. Its movements are stealthy and...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Boxelder

Meet the Boxelder or Acer negundo. This member of the maple family has opposite leaf arrangement, but is the only maple that features compound...

FNR Celebrates 53 Spring 2022 Graduates

The Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources celebrates the graduation of 53 individuals in May 2022, including 47 undergraduate...

Flaherty Honored; Hardiman, Liang Promoted

Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty was named as the College of Agriculture's Outstanding Club/Organization Advisor of the Year, while Brady Hardiman and...

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

Over Spring Break, members of the FNR 53600 Ecology of Disturbance course headed to the Great Smoky Mountains to experience lessons from their...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: River Birch

River birch is identifiable by its simple, triangular-shaped leaves with doubly-serrated or toothed margins, which are held on fine twigs, as well...

2021 Year in Review: The Collaboration

The Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources aims to spread the word about cutting edge techniques of natural resources management...

Lawson Receives Forest Service Cultural Diversity Award

Dr. Shaneka Lawson, a USDA Forest Service Research Plant Physiologist and FNR adjunct assistant professor, was selected as the winner of the Forest...

Intro to Trees of Indiana: Blue Beech

The blue beech, also known as the American hornbeam, musclewood or the water beech, is an understory tree that stands out due to its gray bark and...

Pijanowski Speaks on Biodiversity, Soundscapes at Think Corner Helsinki

Dr. Bryan Pijanowski, professor of landscape and soundscape ecology, presented a talk titled "The current biodiversity crisis needs creative...

FNR Dedicates Wildlife Ecology Research Facility

The Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources officially dedicated and opened the Wildlife Ecology Research Facility, or WERF, on April...

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