Aziz investigates the level of pollen flow and parentage analysis in 1000 samples of F1 populations in black walnut with molecular markers. He also studies modeling of pollen Flow by a Bayesian Approach, quantifying wind-dispersed chestnut blight spores with qPCR, evaluating of cold hardy gene in different walnuts species using DNA sequencing data, and development and preliminary evaluation of SNP array in walnut species.
Dr. Cotrozzi’s research interests are plant responses to simultaneous biotic and abiotic stress and vegetation spectroscopy.
Lenny is an extension forester with the HTIRC. He provides programs and publications in a variety of media directed toward improving the regeneration and sustainable management of high quality hardwood trees and forests in the Central Hardwood Region. Learn More
Jim works as part of a team of scientists, professors, and students in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, along with other researchers at Purdue, the U.S. Forest Service. Learn More
Prior to coming to the HTIRC, Jim assisted in running the daily operations of the Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative at the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center for 17 years. His primary duties entailed designing, implementing, and measuring field trials, assisting with orchard management, conducting tree breeding and grafting, and collecting data. Learn More