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Warner College of Natural Resources

The Warner College of Natural Resources (WCNR) offers the most comprehensive natural resources program in the country with a focus on critical environmental management problems. We have a student body of 1,300 high-achieving and dedicated undergraduate and graduate students who are passionate about their education and their future careers in natural resources.

Our faculty and scientists are recognized worldwide for their innovative research that addresses society’s most pressing environmental issues. The college’s natural resources programs engage students in hands-on learning experiences based on the very latest scientific information. Many undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in internationally recognized college research programs.

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Recent News & Resources

A History of Broadening Participation Within the National Science Foundation

This is post 1 of 5 in the Broadening Participation and Broader Impacts Series The terms broadening participation and broader impacts have been used extensively in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines, especially within STEM funding solicitations and proposals....

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2019 NSF IUSE Program Proposal Webinar Series

The National Science Foundation (NSF) Division of Undergraduate Education in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will offer two 90-minute webinars about preparing proposals for the NSF Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program (solicitation NSF 19-601), one on November...

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Students Test Ecology Concepts With NEON Data

It’s one thing to read about ecological concepts in a textbook. It’s another to see them revealed by real-world data. Students in Paul Venturelli’s class at Ball State University recently explored key ecological concepts using data from the National Ecological...

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Current Projects

CAREER: From the forest to the stream: Exploring forest land cover controls on dissolved organic matter character and aquatic ecosystem respiration in headwater streams

This project will determine the role of forest harvesting, and specifically clear cutting, in controlling carbon cycling and stream respiration in headwater streams. The results from this project will be used to develop predictive models that guide future research and…

Award Amount: $423,487.00

PI: Tim Covino

College/Institution: Warner College of Natural Resources

Start Date: 05/01/2020

End Date: 04/30/2025

Source of Funding: NSF