Program Advisor


Ed Heske (BA, BS, PhD)

Mammalian Ecologist, Program Advisor
University of Illinois - Illinois Natural History Survey


Office Address:

1816 S Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Telephone: (217) 244-2173
INHS Staff Page



  • PhD, Zoology, University of California, Berkeley, 1985
  • BS, Zoology, Oregon State University, 1979
  • BA, English, Amherst College, 1975


About Me:

I am interested in the natural history, ecology, and conservation of mammals in a variety of ecosystems. Research includes wetlands, studies of semi-aquatic mammals such as muskrats and mink in riparian systems in regions dominated by agriculture. I teach Mammalogy and co-teach Vertebrate Natural History, advise graduate students, and currently serve as President of the American Society of Mammalogists.