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Schauber, Eric M

Director
Principal Research Scientist
Illinois State Biologist

Address and Contact Information

M/C 652
Champaign, IL  61820
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Research Interests

My research tackles a broad suite of questions mainly centered around populations of mammals. Topics range from documenting factors that influence where foxes, coyotes, and other carnivores are found across southern Illinois to understanding how marsh rice rats move between wetlands. One main focus has been studying contacts within and between social groups of white-tailed deer, and using that information to understand and manage how diseases spread in the deer population.

 

Education

PhD, Ecology, University of Connecticut, 2000

MS, Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, 1994

BS, Wildlife Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1992

Academic Positions

 

2019-present

 

Illinois State Biologist

 

Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS), Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

2019-present

Courtesy Research Professor

UIUC Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (NRES)

2018-present

Director

INHS, Prairie Research Institute, UIUC

2018-present

Principal Research Scientist

INHS, Prairie Research Institute, UIUC

2016-2018

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) Department of Zoology

2016-2018

Professor

SIUC Department of Zoology

2008-2016

Associate Professor

SIUC Department of Zoology

2002-2008

Assistant Professor

SIUC Department of Zoology

2002-2018

Wildlife Ecologist

SIUC Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory

2007-2012

Graduate Adjunct Faculty

University of Memphis, Dept. of Biology

2002-2011

Visiting Scientist

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

2000-2002

Postdoctoral Associate

Institute of Ecosystem Studies

1998-2000

Graduate Research Assistant

University of Connecticut, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

1998-2000

Research Assistant

Institute of Ecosystem Studies

1995-1997

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Univ. of Connecticut, Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

1994-1995

Research Assistant

Oregon State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

1992-1994

Graduate Research Assistant

Oregon State University, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife

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