Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Jared Duquette
Title: Research Affiliate
Mailing address:
Forbes Natural History Building
1816 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Office address:
Forbes Natural History Building
1816 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Address mailcode: MC-652
Office room: 2015
Phone: 217-714-7645


I am the Wildlife and Hunter Heritage Program Manager for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). My role is to enhance wildlife conservation in Illinois by leading and connecting wildlife and hunter program initiatives in collaboration with government and non-profit organizations. In this role, I serve as the hunter recruitment, retention and reengagement (R3) coordinator for Illinois.

Please see the IDNR website ( for more information on wildlife and hunter programs.


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Professional affiliations:
Selected publications:

Duquette, J.F., J.L. Belant, C.M. Wilton, N. Fowler, B.W. Waller, D.E. Beyer Jr., N.J. Svoboda, S.L. Simek, and J. Beringer. 2017. Black bear functional resource selection relative to intraspecific competition and human risk. Canadian Journal of Zoology 95:203-212.

Duquette, J.F., L. Ureña, J. Ortega, I. Cisneros, and R. Moreno. 2015. Evidence of albinism in the white-faced monkey Cebus capuchinus imitator on Coiba Island, Republic of Panama. Neotropical Primates 22:97-99.

Duquette, J.F., J.L. Belant, N.J. Svoboda, D.E. Beyer Jr., and P.E. Lederle. 2015. Scale dependence of female ungulate reproductive success in relation to nutritional condition, resource selection and multi-predator avoidance. PLoSONE 10:e0140433.

Duquette, J.F., J.L. Belant, N.J. Svoboda, D.E. Beyer Jr., and P.E. Lederle. 2014. Neonatal white-tailed deer survival related to resource selection and multiple predator risk. PLoSONE 9:e100841.

Duquette, J.F., J.L. Belant, N.J. Svoboda, and D.E. Beyer Jr. 2014. Comparison of occupancy modeling and radiotelemetry to estimate ungulate population dynamics. Population Ecology 56:481–492.

Duquette, J.F., B. Ver Steeg, S.D. Gehrt, R.E. Warner. 2014. Badger (Taxidea taxus) resource selection and spatial ecology in intensive agricultural landscapes. American Midland Naturalist 171:116–127. 

Svoboda, N.J., J.L. Belant, D.E. Beyer Jr., J.F. Duquette, and J.A. Martin. 2013. Identifying bobcat kill sites using a global positioning system. Wildlife Biology 19:78–86.

Duquette, J.F., J.L. Belant, D.E. Beyer Jr., and N.J., Svoboda. 2012. Comparison of pregnancy detection methods in live white-tailed deer. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:115–118.

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Professional society involvement and activities:
  • IL Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • The Wildlife Society
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • The Wildlife Society, Hunting, Trapping, and Conservation Working Group
  • IUCN SSC Deer Specialist Group

Ph.D. (2014)
Mississippi State University
Dissertation: White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) population dynamics in a multi-predator landscape

M.S. (2008)
Ohio State University
Thesis: Population ecology of badgers (Taxidea taxus) in Ohio

B.S. (2004)
Central Michigan University
Undergraduate thesis: Movements of white-tailed deer (O. virginianus) in Dow-Veit's woods

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