Forestry & Natural Resources

Analysis: Most microplastic harm done at lowest levels of food web

Monday, April 30th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University scientists led a comprehensive analysis of research concerning the effects of microplastics on aquatic life, with the results showing widely different impacts among different types of animals. Strong negative effects were particularly…

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Sign up now for Ohio River Valley Woodland and Wildlife Workshop

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 University News Story

Landowners from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky can learn more about timber management, invasive plants, tree identification and other topics at the Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop.

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Purdue researchers release white paper on Indiana forest management issues

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 University News Story

A team of forest and wildlife researchers from Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has published a white paper addressing three critical questions in the ongoing discussion about management of Indiana state forests.

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Tree migration study one of Discover’s top stories of the year

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Discover magazine named a Purdue University study analyzing the movement of tree species in response to climate change as one of its top 100 scientific stories of the year. Songlin Fei, an associate professor in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, led the study that shows trees are shifting northward as temperatures warm, but…

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Purdue University directs Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant administration

Monday, February 5th, 2018 University News Story

Purdue University will administer the Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant College Program (IISG), previously managed by the University of Illinois, effective Feb. 1. New IISG director Tomas Höök, a fisheries biologist in Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, will lead the administration.

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U2U project receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Useful to Usable (U2U), a Purdue University initiative to make climate data more accessible to farmers, has been named winner of the annual Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The award was presented by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in a ceremony yesterday in Indianapolis. In addition to U2U, two other organizations were honored…

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Forest fungi boost invasive plants, choke out native species

Monday, December 4th, 2017 University News Story

Certain types of tree-associated fungi make a forest a welcoming environment for invasive plant species, crowding out natives, including high-value trees such as oaks.

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Last-minute Christmas tree shopping could leave you without options

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 University News Story

With live Christmas tree shortages being reported across the nation, there’s a chance your home may not look so festive if you wait too long to choose your tree.

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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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