Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
B.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 1975
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
Ph.D., Zoology-Ecology, Northern Arizona University, 1986
Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Dr. Brawn investigates how climate change and land use affect biodiversity. With an emphasis on birds in Illinois and tropical ecosystems, he is advancing understanding of how we can conserve populations and communities of wildlife. He also studies the role of wildlife in the dynamics of infectious diseases such as West Nile Virus.