The focus of forest science is increasingly shifting to the management of forests. This new publication "Breeding Birds and Forest Management: the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and the Central Hardwoods Region" summarizes the effects of forest management on bird species. As we gain knowledge of how forest management affects not only timber production, but also the overall function of the forested ecosystem, we can then improve the ecological value and have an increase in the economic return.
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.
Rescue efforts are in full force to save the hellbenders as Purdue partners with three Indiana zoos. The North America's largest salamander is in decline nationally and is most vulnerable to predators when young. Dr. Rod Williams, associate professor of wildlife science, is leading this crucial research to raise and release hellbenders back to their habitat.
Celebrate Earth Day by attending the Earth Day Soundscape Festival with live music and dance performances. Become a citizen scientist and record the sounds of Earth.