Burde, John H. 1946–

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Burde, John H. 1946–

PERSONAL: Born November 29, 1946, in Port Huron, MI. Education: Michigan State University, B.S., 1968, M.S., 1970; University of Arizona, Ph.D., 1975.

ADDRESSES: Home—2016 Norwood Dr., Carbondale, IL 62901. Office—Department of Forestry, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, P.O. Box 4411, Carbondale, IL 62901-4411; fax: 618-453-7475. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, assistant professor, 1974–83, associate professor, 1983–95, professor of forestry and recreation management, 1995–, assistant department chairman, 1997–. Visiting professor, University of Melbourne, 1990, University of Bergen, 1991, and University of South Australia, 1999. Chairman, Resources Management Consortium, Land between the Lakes, Tennessee Valley Authority, 1979–80, 1985–86, and 1992–93. Member of legislative committee, Illinois Council on Forestry Development, 1992–2002.

MEMBER: Society of American Foresters, Forest History Society, National Association of Interpretation.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright fellowship, 1991; numerous grants and university awards for scholarly research.


(With George A. Feldhamer) Mammals of the National Parks, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 2005.

Associate editor, Journal of Interpretation Research, 2000–. Contributor of articles to scientific journals.

SIDELIGHTS: John H. Burde is a researcher, professor, and forester who seeks to improve the management of national parks and other wild areas. With George A. Feldhamer, Burde has cowritten Mammals of the National Parks, an illustrated guide to wildlife—and the pressures on it—in all U.S. national parks. Each entry on the fifty-six national parks contains a list of "conservation concerns" unique to that park. Library Journal contributor Deborah Emerson noted that the book should appeal to "wildlife aficionados" and is "delightful to browse." In SciTech Book News, a reviewer stated that the book works equally well for those who visit national parks and for "armchair animal trackers."



Library Journal, July 1, 2005, Deborah Emerson, review of Mammals of the National Parks, p. 116.

SciTech Book News, June, 2005, review of Mammals of the National Parks, p. 57.


Southern Illinois University Web site, http://www.siu.edu/ (November 30, 2005), author profile and curriculum vitae.

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