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
Dr. Paudel is working on the sensitivity of carbon-hydraulic traits of hardwood forest to drought and warming events
Dr. Sugiyama is studying local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity for restoration of a native tree species in Hawaii.
Dr. Wantuch works on integrated pest management of Thousand Cankers Disease.
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