Forestry & Natural Resources

Widespread chemical contaminants stunt growth of amphibians

Thursday, November 16th, 2017 University News Story

A series of synthetic chemicals widely used in household products, food packaging and clothing have a significant effect on the development of frogs, even at low doses, according to a Purdue University study.

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Without more prescribed burns, U.S. forest fires are ‘going to get worse,’ specialist predicts

Monday, November 13th, 2017 University News Story

With wildfires causing widespread destruction in California, Montana and other states, officials have been investing millions into containing and suppressing massive wildfires. Despite those efforts to contain the fires, nature eventually must run its course — which contributed to record-breaking fires this year, according to a firefighter and wildfire consulting specialist.

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Students can gain job skills during Red Card firefighter training in December

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 University News Story

The demand for firefighters capable of combating wildfires was brought into sharper focus this year. As fires raged across the western regions of the United States, including Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and, more recently, California, tens of th…

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After decades of fire suppression, U.S. forests were ready to burn, specialist says

Monday, November 6th, 2017 University News Story

With wildfires causing widespread destruction in California, Montana and other western states, it’s understandable why officials have been investing in fire suppression efforts for decades. However, nature eventually must run its course — which contributed to record-breaking fires this year, according to a firefighter and wildfire consulting specialist.

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‘Let’s go outside’ is gaining popularity as a part of Indiana teachers’ curriculum

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 University News Story

When third-grader Anna McCloud learned the name of a bird flying near her school in Lafayette, Indiana, she was somewhat astounded.

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Conservation and development groups have much to learn from each other

Monday, October 16th, 2017 University News Story

Non-profit organizations and governments in countries around the world make direct payments to people in return for socially responsible behavior, but there is limited collaboration between those pushing primarily for improved living conditions and tho…

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Birds and bombs: Purdue student helps protect endangered species

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

More than 800 miles from Purdue University, you can survey rolling hills of endless grasses and wildflowers that make up tallgrass prairie — only occasionally interrupted by a red granite boulder and a large tree. It’s the land of tornadoes, blue skies and intense heat known as southwestern Oklahoma. “You can get on top of…

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Boiler Gold Rush

Purdue’s top-ranked College of Agriculture continues upward trend with enrollment numbers

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

As part of an ongoing trend, enrollment numbers at Purdue’s College of Agriculture – ranked 8th in the world – remained strong, reflecting students’ growing interest in agriculture-related majors. The College of Agriculture, which offers 31 different majors ranging from agribusiness to turf management and wildlife, welcomed 643 new undergraduate students as part of its…

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Purdue President Mitch Daniels

Purdue partners with AgriNovus for agbiosciences initiative

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Purdue University has partnered with AgriNovus on a statewide educational and public awareness campaign that asserts Indiana’s leadership in food and agriculture innovation. The “Time to Tell” campaign shares the role Indiana plays in the agbiosciences industry. Agbiosciences is the term used to describe the intersection of agriculture, life sciences, science and technology. The agbiosciences…

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Purdue scientists want help recording wildlife during eclipse

Thursday, August 17th, 2017 University News Story

Purdue University researchers are collaborating with science museums, zoos, and state and national park scientists across the country, as well as citizen scientists, to understand how Monday’s total solar eclipse will affect animal vocalizations and habits.

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