Forestry & Natural Resources

Peace at a price: scientists see threats to Colombia’s environment

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 University News Story

After more than five decades of hostility that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, Colombia has embarked on a new era of peace. But the peace brings its own risks: a chaotic transition could leave the country’s richly diverse forests unprotected and, ultimately, lead to a loss of resources and species that would harm rural populations.

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Climate change poses uncertain future for Indiana’s aquatic habitats

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 University News Story

Indiana’s average air temperatures are expected to rise by as much as 6 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century, warming and reducing wintertime ice cover on the state’s lakes, streams, and rivers. At the same time, increases in winter and spring rainfall will likely wash more nutrients from farm fields into those water bodies, adding significant challenges to already fragile ecosystems.

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Climate change creates uncertainty for Indiana’s aquatic animals, plants

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 University News Story

Warming temperatures and changes to Indiana’s precipitation patterns will challenge some of the plants and animals that depend on the state’s water for their survival, according to a new report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment team assembled and managed by Purdue University.

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A Yellow Perch

Fishing may lead to rapid changes in Great Lakes fish

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

By Brian Wallheimer Evolution is often viewed through the lens of thousands of years. But it may have taken humans only a century or so to force evolutionary changes to fish in the Great Lakes, according to a Purdue University report. Environmental factors over long periods of time often lead to beneficial traits in animals….

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Researcher works toward sustainable beats

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

By Emily Marsh Grace Gusler wakes up every Saturday morning while it’s still dark out in order to play music with her closest friends. It’s a lot of work, but playing in front of tens of thousands of football fans gives the sophomore sustainable biomaterials: process and product design major from Corydon, Indiana, a rush…

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National ag education organization honors 11 faculty and students from Purdue

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Eleven faculty members and students from the Purdue University College of Agriculture have been honored by the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) for outstanding achievements in educational outreach. The Purdue recipients are: NACTA Graduate Student Teacher Award * Emma Allen, graduate teaching assistant, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication. * Shalyse Iseminger, graduate…

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Plaut chosen to lead College of Agriculture

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 University News Story

Karen Plaut is the new Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.

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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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