Faculty Associate

217 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Phone: 608/265-9757

Email: jberkelman@wisc.edu



Wildlife Ecology


Degree Institution Major Field Granted
BS Cornell University Biological Sciences 1986
MS Boise State University Raptor Biology
Thesis: Ecology of the Madagascar buzzard in the rain forest of the Masoala Peninsula.
Ph.D Virginia Tech Wildlife Science
Dissertation: Habitat requirements and foraging ecology of the Madagascar fish-eagle.


My appointment is primarily undergraduate instruction and advising. I teach Principles of Wildlife Ecology, Ecological Principles Applied to Wildlife, Wildlife Research Capstone, Terrestrial Vertebrates, Extinction of Species, Wildlife Ecology Summer Field Practicum, and Natural Resource Management and Conservation in West Mexico. I also am the department contact person for undergraduates inquiring about the wildlife ecology major, and I advise around 40 undergraduate wildlife ecology students. I do not take on graduate students.

Professional Affiliations

Member: The Wildlife Society, Society for Conservation Biology, Ecological Society of America, American Ornithologists Union, Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

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