HTIRC is a collaborative national research, development and technology transfer center for hardwood stewardship.
We all were excited to meet Ralph Crawford and give him tours of our facilities. We welcome him as our new Assistant Director for Research.
HTIRC researchers are working to advance the science of hardwood tree quality, growth, and insect and disease resistance.
The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – 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.
Bob Wagner, department head and professor, said the purpose of the paper, titled “Addressing Concerns about Management of Indiana’s Forests,” was to provide useful information to policymakers and the public.
“This is our best science-based assessment from decades of research on these issues,” Wagner said.
Questions addressed in the paper are:
* Are natural disturbances alone adequate to maintain a desirable structure and diversity of Indiana’s forests and wildlife?
* Is timber harvesting bad for wildlife?
* How is “old-growth” forest defined, and is it a relevant term for managing Indiana’s forests? Read More