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Brian J MacGowan

Forestry and Natural Resources 

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

Brian MacGowan Extension Wildlife Specialist website

Research Group -  Wildlife Science

Purdue Extension - FNR ExtensionWhy Extension?

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).

Selected Publications

MacGowan, B. (2016). Selecting a Nuisance Wildlife Control Professional. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Publication, (FNR 519). Retrieved from https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/FNR/FNR-519-W.pdf

MacGowan, B. (2016). Black bears and other large predators in Indiana. Woodland Steward, 25(2), 7,13.

MacGowan, B., Currylow, A., & MacNeil, J. (in press). Short-term responses of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) to even-aged timber harvests in Indiana. Forest Ecology and Management.

Williams, R. N., MacGowan, B., Walker, Z., Hoverman, J. T., & Burgmeier, N. G. (2017). Frogs and Toads of Indiana. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service Publication, (FNR 516).

LaGrange, S., Kimble, S., MacGowan, B., & Williams, R. (2014). Seasonal variance in hematology and blood plasma chemistry values of the timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 50(4), 990-993.

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

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

Currylow, A., MacGowan, B., & Williams, R. (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., & 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.

Carlton, J., Angel, J., Fei, S., Huber, M., Koontz, T., MacGowan, B., . . . Prokopy, L. (2013). State service foresters attitudes toward using climate and weather information when advising forest landowners. Journal of Forestry, 112(1), 14-Sep.

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