Dr. Jeff Larkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffery Larkin is a professor of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Forest Birds Habitat Coordinator for the American Bird Conservancy (ABC). He received his B.A. in Biology from Ithaca College and his M.S. Forestry and Ph.D Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky. His research often combines his expertise in forestry, wildlife ecology, and conservation implementation. His research findings are often synthesized into applied information used by natural resource agencies to enhance or develop management guidelines. Since 2011 he has worked closely with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) to deliver conservation programs to benefit forests, forest birds, and forest owners. In 2012, the ABC hired Dr. Larkin as their Forest Birds Habitat Coordinator. In this position, he directs a team of conservation planners and foresters who assist NRCS with the delivery of private lands conservation programs that target forest wildlife including golden-winged warblers, American woodcock, and cerulean warblers throughout the Appalachian and Great Lakes states. His position with ABC also enables him to serve as the science advisor for NRCS’s Working Lands For Wildlife golden-winged warbler program.