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 People and Partners

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE) People

Researchers by Area of Study


John B. Dunning, Jr.
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3565
Study: Songbirds and owls

Kamal Islam
Ball State University
Phone: (765) 285-8847
Study: Cerulean warblers

Herps (Reptiles & Amphibians)

Brian MacGowan
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 647-3538
Study: Eastern box turtle and timber rattlesnake

Rob Chapman
Purdue University
Phone: (812) 458-6978
Study: Salamanders

Invertebrates (Insects)

Jeff Holland
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-7739
Study: Wood-boring beetles

Keith Summerville
Drake University
Phone: (515) 271-2265
Study: Lepidoptera (moths)


Scott Haulton
Indiana Division of Forestry
Phone: (317) 234-5725
Study: White-tailed deer

Robert K. Swihart
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3590
Study: Small mammals, oak mast

Joy O'Keefe
Indiana State University
Phone: (812) 237-4520
Study: Bats

Tim Carter
Ball State University
Phone: (765) 285-8847
Study: Bats, white-tailed deer 


Mike Jenkins
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-3580
Study: Understory vegetation

Mike Saunders
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-2155
Study: Hardwood regeneration

Former HEE Researchers

Joe Duchamp
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Study: Bats

Bill Hoover
Purdue University
Study: Human dimensions 

Angie Shelton
Indiana University
Phone: (812) 855-1674
Study: Spring ephemerals

John Whitaker Jr.
Indiana State University
Study: Bats

Rod Williams
Purdue University
Study: Salamanders and eastern box turtle 

Full-time HEE Staff

Andy Meier
Project Coordinator
Purdue University
Phone: (765) 494-1472

Jeff Riegel
Field Technician Supervisor
Purdue University

Researchers interested in participating in HEE are encouraged to contact the HEE project coordinator.

HEE Jobs

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Contacts

Duane McCoy
DNR Division of Forestry, HEE Silvilculture Contact
Phone: (317) 232-4112

Scott Haulton
DNR Division of Forestry, HEE Wildlife Contact
Phone: (317) 234-5725

Partnering Organizations and Agencies

  • Ball State University
  • Drake University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Section
  • Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Reservoirs
  • Purdue University, Department of Entomology
  • Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • The Indiana Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society