Brady Hardiman

Associate Professor of Forestry and Natural Resources and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
(765) 494-3593


  • B.S., Biology, Ashland University, 2003
  • Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, 2012

Research Summary

Dr. Hardiman's research focuses on understanding the interaction of vegetation structure and function in coupled natural and human ecosystems. Specific interests include the role of vegetation in urban carbon cycling and the influence of forest canopy structure on long-term carbon sequestration rates. His research is directed toward improving management strategies for urban and rural forests to optimize provision of ecosystem services such as carbon storage and climate mitigation.

Selected Publications

  • Hardiman, B. S., G. Bohrer, C. M. Gough, C. S. Vogel, and P. S. Curtis (2011), The role of canopy structural complexity in wood net primary production of a maturing northern deciduous forest., Ecology, 92(9), 1818-27.
  • Hardiman, B. S., C. M. Gough, A. Halperin, K. L. Hofmeister, L. E. Nave, G. Bohrer, and P. S. Curtis (2013), Maintaining high rates of carbon storage in old forests: A mechanism linking canopy structure to forest function, For. Ecol. Manage., 298, 111-119, doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.02.031.
  • Nguyen, Ha T..; Hutyra, Lucy R.; Hardiman, Brady S.; Raciti, S. M. . (2015), Characterizing Forest Structure Variations Across an Intact Tropical Peat Dome Using Field Samplings and Airborne Lidar, Ecol. Appl., Preprint.

    Dr. Brady Hardiman's Google Scholar page

Awards and Honors

  • Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Early Career Teacher, Purdue College of Agriculture, 2020 - 2021