Dr. Adam Janke

Adam Janke is the statewide Wildlife Extension Specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Adam is a trained wildlife biologist, having received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in wildlife conservation and ecology from three land-grant schools in the Midwest.  He is also certified as an Associate Wildlife Biologist through The Wildlife Society and is active in regional and national efforts for wildlife conservation and education.  Adam conducts research and education on finding opportunities for strengthening wildlife habitat conservation in working landscapes in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. He also coordinates and leads the Iowa Master Conservationist Program that partners with county extension offices and other regional educators to train local conservation leaders and champions throughout Iowa.

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November 7, 2016 3:54 PM

Brightly-colored leafs, harvest and the busy labors of squirrels burying nuts for the long winter ahead are iconic images of fall in Iowa.

Forestry, Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats
September 2, 2016 3:13 PM

For those living in rural Iowa, the sight of a brood of young gamebirds, like Hungarian partridge, bobwhite quail or ring-necked pheasant, is probably a common and welcome sight on morning drives down dusty roads.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife
July 17, 2016 2:29 PM

Perhaps no wild birds captivate the imagination of rural Midwesterners as much as the bobwhite quail and ring-necked pheasant. Both species wield an iconic call – the “bob-WHITE” whistle of male bobwhites and the conspicuous crowing of the rooster pheasant.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation
May 25, 2016 2:20 PM

On these cool spring days, it’s easy to forget the approaching hot, humid days in store for Iowans this summer.

Wildlife, Iowa's Wildlife, Iowa's Habitats

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