John Dunning

John (Barney) B. Dunning Jr., who is associate professor, forestry and natural resources at Purdue University, studies wildlife populations and communities. In particular, he looks at how wildlife is affected by large-scale changes in their habitats caused by changing human land-use. His research in Indiana focuses on wetland and grassland restorations and the responses of native birds, amphibians, and small mammals. Dunning often speaks publicly on how to see the natural world from both a scientific and spiritual perspective.  In 2001, he co-edited a popular book on North American birds-the general biology, behavior, and conservation issues for families of NA birds.