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Brian J MacGowan

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Wildlife Extension Specialist
765.647.3538
765.547.1011
527 Main Street, P.O. Box 265
Brookville, IN 47012

Research Group -  Wildlife Science

Areas of Excellence - Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems

Brian is an Extension Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Forestry & Natural Resources (FNR) at Purdue University.  Brian earned a B.S. in Natural Resources from Ohio State University and a M.S. in Wildlife Science from Purdue University.  His current extension and research programs focus upon forest wildlife management, human-wildlife conflicts, and the natural history and ecology of native fauna.  Brian is a Certified Wildlife Biologist (the Wildlife Society).

Awards & Honors

(2012) College of Agriculture TEAM Award, Purdue ZipTrips. Purdue University College of Agriculture.

(2011) Outstanding Administrative/Professional. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.

(2006) Advancement to Rank 5. Purdue Agriculture.

(2005) 2005 Certified Wildlife Biologist. The Wildlife Society.

(2005) 2005 Gold Award - Snakes of the Midwest. Association for Communication Excellence.

(2005) 2005 Snakes of the Midwest - Bronze Award in the Mixed Materials. Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

(2005) Organizer of the Year. Furtakers of America.

(2005) Outstanding Professional Staff Award. Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.

(2004) 2003 Gold Award - Web Site. Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals.

(2002) 2002 Gold Award for Special Reports. Agricultural Communicators in Education (ACE).

Selected Publications

MacGowan, B. J., & Williams, R. N. (2013). Appreciating reptiles and amphibians in nature, 19. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-478-W.pdf

MacNeil, J., Currylow, A. C., Williams, R. N., & MacGowan, B. J. (2013). Forest Management for Reptiles and Amphibians: a technical guide for the Central Hardwoods Region, 23. Retrieved from http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-480-W.pdf

Carlton, J. S., Angel, J. R., Fei, S., Huber, M., Koontz, T., MacGowan, B. J., . . . Prokopy, L. S. (in press). State service foresters’ attitudes toward using climate and weather information when advising forest landowners. Journal of Forestry.

MacGowan, B. J., & Walker, Z. (2013). Spatial ecology of timber rattlesnakes on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: pre-treatment results. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: A Framework for Studying Responses to Forest Management, 86-94.

Currylow, A. F., MacGowan, B. J., & Williams, R. N. (2013). Spatial ecology of eastern box turtles on the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: pre-treatment results. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: A Framework for Studying Responses to Forest Management, 78-85.

MacGowan, B. J., Farlee, L., & Chapman, R. (2013). The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: extension and outreach. The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: A Framework for Studying Responses to Forest Management, 333-338.

Currylow, A. F., MacGowan, B. J., & Williams, R. N. (2012). Hibernal thermal ecology of eastern box turtles within a managed forest landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management, 72(2), 326-335.

MacGowan, B. J., & Williams, R. N. (2012). Snakes and Lizards of Indiana.

Carroll, N., MacGowan, B. J., Miller, B. K., Pochon, M., & Zimmerman, D. (2012). Wildlife habitat evaluation food flash cards.

Currylow, A. F., Zollner, P. A., MacGowan, B. J., & Williams, R. N. (2011). A survival estimate of Midwestern adult eastern box turtles using radiotelemetry. American Midland Naturalist, 1(165), 143-149.