Message from the Director

Welcome to the Center for the Environment at Purdue University where our affiliated researchers, working with their global partners, conduct use-inspired science to address humanity’s most pressing environmental and sustainability challenges.
I encourage you to explore our web site or attend one of the many events that highlight our interdisciplinary research, education, and service activities.

– Timothy Filley, Interim Director
Center for the Environment

Spring 2018 Event Series


Toward a Sustainable Environment in a Changing Climate

2017 Caldwell Prize awarded to Center for the Environment Faculty, Leigh Raymond

January 12, 2018

Leigh Raymond has received the Lynton Keith Caldwell Prize for his book, "Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The...

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Discovery Park Distinguished Lecturer: Joe Fargione, Natural Climate Solutions

January 24, 2018

Joe Fargione is Science Director for The Nature Conservancy’s North America Region. His research seeks ways to balance human energy and food demands with environmental conservation. Solutions include using nature to help mitigate climate change, appropriate siting of new energy development and new sources for conservation funding from investments in nature’s benefits. 

Prior to joining The Nature Conservancy, he received a bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College, a PhD in Ecology from the University of Minnesota and held faculty positions at the University of New Mexico and Purdue University. Fargione’s dozens of scientific publications have been cited over ten thousand times and have generated national media coverage, including by NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, The New York Times, and The Onion, among others. Fargione is a native of Minneapolis, MN where he resides with his wife and children. 

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