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Robert N Chapman

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Extension Wildlife Specialist
4425 E CR 350 N
PO Box 216
Butlerville, IN 47223

Purdue Extension - FNR Extension

Research Group - Wildlife Science

Facilities - Southeastern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SEPAC)

Websites - The Nature of Teaching, Everything Wildlife

Rob Chapman is an Extension Forest Wildlife Specialist in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University.  Rob received a B.S in Wildlife Science from Purdue University in 1996 and a M.S. in Rangeland Ecology  from Oklahoma State University in 2000.  Rob's research and extension programs include the ecology and management of oak ecosystems and associated wildlife, ecology and management of early successional wildlife communities in mixed agricultural/woodland landscapes, response of plant communities and wildlife populations to wildland fire, and integration of natural resource education into primary and secondary education.

Awards & Honors

(2009) Certified Wildlife Biologist. The Wildlife Society.

Selected Publications

Chapman, R. (2013). Fire and Woodland Management. In The Woodland Steward: Promoting the Wise Use of Indiana's Fores Resources (Vol. 22/3, pp. 13-Sep). Retrieved from

Chapman, R., MacGowan, B., & Farlee, L. (2013). The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment: extension and outreach. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-P-108, 108.

Kraushar, M., Nice, G., Lowe, Z., Chapman, R., & MacGowan, B. (2012). Control of Canada Thistle in CRP and Other Non-crop Acreage. , (FNR-436W), 6. Retrieved from

Kraushar, M., Nice, G., Lowe, Z., & MacGowan, B. (2011). Control of Canada Thistle in CRP and Other Noncrop Acreage. , (FNR-436W).

Ververka, N., Wefer, M., & Stricker, N. (2011). Mid-North Regional Issues in Bobwhite Conservation. In National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative: (Vol. 2, pp. 157-160). Knoxville, TN: National Bobwhite Technical Committee Technical Publication. Retrieved from

Williams, R. (2009). Animal Diversity and Tracking. , (FNR-417).

Williams, R. (2009). Be A Tooth Sleuth. , (FNR-408).

Williams, R. (2009). Food Webs. , (FNR-418).

Williams, R. (2009). Natural History of Indiana Mammals. , (FNR-413).

Sudkamp, S., & Pierce, R. (2008). Quail Friendly Plants of the Midwest: An Aid to Identifying Plants and Managing Habitats. , (MP903), 120. Retrieved from