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Osborn, Joshua M

Waterbird Ecologist
Facilities Manager

Address and Contact Information

20003 N CR 1770E
Havana, IL  62644

Research Interests

As a waterfowl ecologist for the Illinois Natural History Survey, I coordinate, conduct, and assist in waterfowl, wetland, and waterbird related research in the Illinois and Upper Mississippi River Valleys. Recently, we have examined wetland quality in relation to blood metabolites, diets, body condition, and other metrics in spring migrating lesser scaup and canvasbacks. Our most current work is determining stopover duration of gadwall (GADW) and American green-winged teal (AGWT) in the Illinois River Valley, while examining food habits and spring body condition of said AGWT.  


Professional Affiliations

The Wildlife Society

Illinois Chapter, TWS

Society of Wetland Scientists


MS, Wildlife Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, 2015

BS, Wildlife Science, Mississippi State University, 2011

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