Dr. Adam Janke

Assistant Professor
Extension Wildlife Specialist
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My research interests center on the relationships between wildlife populations and their habitats.  I am particularly interested in understanding opportunities to promote the persistence and abundance of resident and migratory game birds in working agricultural landscapes in the Corn Belt. I’ve examined a number of questions related to the distribution patterns, demographics, and physiology of game birds in relation to fine-scale habitat attributes or broad spatiotemporal patterns.  Through partnership and communication with private landowners and state, federal, and non-governmental wildlife conservation groups, it’s my hope that my research can improve the prospects for sustainable game bird and associated wildlife populations in working agricultural landscapes in the Midwest for generations to come. 

Area of Expertise: 
Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
Game management
B.S. Wildlife, Purdue University
M.S. Fisheries and Wildlife, Ohio State University
Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, South Dakota State University