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Dr. Joseph Duchamp

Joseph Duchamp

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Ph.D. Wildlife Science—Purdue University

M.S. Ecology—Indiana State University

B.S. Biology—University of Michigan


Wildlife Population and Community Ecology, Mammalogy, and Biostatistics


My motivation for researching wildlife ecology is to provide information that improves our ability to live alongside a diverse array of wildlife. I address questions related to the conservation and management of vertebrate wildlife populations.

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I assess wildlife populations through measurements of community structure, species distribution, population dynamics, and individual movement patterns. I design studies with the intention of applying the results to broad spatial scales. My research efforts are quantitative in nature, and I enjoy bringing together diverse datasets and using innovative statistical tools. My research interests span fragmentation and landscape ecology, population and community dynamics, urban-wildlife ecology, conservation biology, spatial ecology, applied statistics, assessing wildlife management tools, and simulation modeling.


Britzke, E. R., J. E. Duchamp, K. L. Murray, L. W. Robbins, and R. K. Swihart. In Review. “Acoustic identification of bats in the eastern United States” Journal of Wildlife Management

Frary, V., J. Larkin, D. Maehr, J. E. Duchamp, S. Doeby. In Review. “Abundance and distribution of the recolonized Kentucky black bear.”

Duchamp, J. E., D. W. Sparks, and R. K. Swihart. 2010. “Exploring the ‘nutrient hotspot’ hypothesis at trees used by bats” Journal of Mammalogy

Duchamp, J. E. and R. K. Swihart. 2008. “Shifts in bat community structure related to evolved traits and features of human-altered landscapes.” Landscape Ecology 23: 849-860.

Duchamp, J. E., E. Arnett, M. Larson, and R. K. Swihart. 2007. “Ecological considerations for landscape-level management of bats.” in M. Lacki , J. Hayes, and A. Kurta editors. Bats in Forests: Conservation and Management. Johns Hopkins University Press.

Duchamp, J. E., M. Yates, R. M. Muzika, and R. K. Swihart. 2006. “Estimating probability of detection using bat echolocation recorders: an application of the double observer method.” Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 408 - 412.

Swihart, R. K., J. L. Lusk, J. E. Duchamp, C. E. Rizkalla, and J. E. Moore. 2006. “The roles of landscape context, niche breadth, and range boundaries in predicting species responses to habitat alteration.” Diversity and Distributions 12: 277-287.

Sparks, D. W., C. M. Ritzi, J. E. Duchamp, and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 2005. “Foraging habitat of Indiana Myotis (Myotis sodalis) at an urban-rural interface.” Journal of Mammalogy 86: 713-718.

Duchamp, J. E., D. W. Sparks, and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 2004 “Foraging-habitat selection by bats at an urban-rural interface: comparison between a successful and less successful species.” Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 1157-1164.

Foster, B. J., D. W. Sparks, and J. E. Duchamp. 2004. “Urban Herpetology II: Amphibians and Reptiles of the Indianapolis Airport Conservation Lands.” Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 113: 53-59.

Sparks, D. W., M. T. Simmons, C. L. Gummer, and J. E. Duchamp. 2003. “Disturbance of roosting bats by woodpeckers and raccoons.” Northeastern Naturalist, 10: 105-108.

Foster, B. J., D. W. Sparks, and J. E. Duchamp. 2003. “Urban Herpetology I: New distribution records of amphibians and reptiles from Hendricks County, Indiana.” Herpetological Review 34: 395.

Veilleux, S. L., J. P. Veilleux, J. Duchamp, and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 2003. “Possible Predation Attempt at a Roost Tree of Evening Bats (Nycticeius humeralis)” Bat Research News 44: 186-187.

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.