Jeffrey D. Brawn

Head of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

W503 Turner Hall
1102 S. Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Jeffrey Brawn is Professor and Head of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois. He has been a faculty member since 2000.

Brawn received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, his master’s degree from the University of Missouri, and his Ph.D. from Northern Arizona University.

His research focuses on basic and applied population, community, and evolutionary ecology; statistical ecology; and restoration ecology. Currently, he is studying the effects of ecological disturbance on conservation of avian populations and communities and comparative demography of temperate and tropical birds. Brawn’s also researching the evolution of life history traits – especially dispersal, the temporal variation and historical effects on community structure, and demography and conservation of small populations. He’s also interested in ecology of edges, ecology of urbanization, and eco-epidemiology.

He has been recognized as a fellow in the American Ornithologists’ Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.