University Park, IL,
05
May
2020
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08:51 PM
America/Chicago

John Yunger, Ph.D.

Summary

Ecology and Conservation Biology Expert

John Yunger, Ph.D.

Ecology and Conservation Biology Expert

Environmental Biology Professor Dr. John Yunger has been sharing his expertise in population ecology, vertebrate zoology and conservation biology with ambitious undergraduate and graduate students since 1996. As a practicing scientist, his knowledge of wildlife biology and environmental science is evident in the numerous publications, grants and committees in which he is involved.

Dr. Yunger’s current research projects focus on the role of small mammals in Cryptosporidium distribution along an urban-rural gradient, heavy metal accumulations by small mammals at abandoned mine sites and conservation of northern hardwood forests following settlement by Europeans. In addition to conducting his own research, Dr. Junger also oversees his graduate students’ research in Barn Owl dispersal, response of soil invertebrates to small mammal burrowing and vertical stratification of small mammal foraging along in response to predation risk.

Prior to joining GSU’s Division of Science, Mathematics and Technology, Dr. Junger received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from Western Michigan University and earned his doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Northern Illinois University.

Dr. Yunger is available to talk about wildlife biology, ecology, conservation biology and environmental science. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Yunger, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or zbanks@govst.edu.