Joshua Stafford, Ph.D.

Joshua received a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Oregon State University (1997), a M.S. in Wildlife Science from South Dakota State University (2000), and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources (Wildlife) from Mississippi State University (2004). He served as the Director of the Illinois Natural History Survey's Forbes Biological Station from 2004-2011.


Only Joshua's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Joshua, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the South Dakota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Joshua also can be reached at his South Dakota State University email


  • Ph D Mississippi State University 2004

Research Interests

  • Ecology and Management of Waterfowl and Wetlands
  • Foraging Ecology
  • Habitat and Food Selection
  • Biometrics

Teaching Interests

Joshua has taught a special topics course on the Jonathan Weiner book The Beak of the Finch, and is slated to teach Wildlife Research Design (Spring 2013) and Behavioral Ecology (Spring 2014); both are graduate courses.