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Robert N Chapman

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

Cordes, R., Chapman, R., & Williams, R. N. (2016). Wildlife Habitat Education Program: Wildlife Identification Guide. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, (FNR-515-W), 102.

Sudkamp, S., & Chapman, R. (2015). Quail Habitat: Putting the Numbers in Perspective. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, FNR-514-W, 6. Retrieved from