Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus) by Paul Block

About MW PARC

Co-chairs

MW PARC is managed by two co-chair positions, each serving a two-year term. The co-chairs are responsible for:

  • organizing the annual meeting

  • coordinating content on the webpage

  • serving as voting members on National PARC’s Joint National Steering Committee (JNSC);

  • reporting regional activities and project progress to the JNSC

  • reporting National PARC activities and project progress to regional working group members

  • representing PARC at regional and local conferences and events

Current Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Buchanan, M.Sc.

Senior Co-Chair of MW PARC

Assist. Biologist @ MO Dept. of Conserv.

Missouri

E-mail; personal website

Melissa Youngquist, Ph.D.

Junior Co-Chair of MW PARC

Research Biologist @ Shedd Aquarium

Illinois

E-mail; personal website

Advisory Board

The advisory board assists co-chairs with strategic planning and communicating with working groups. The advisory board is composed of members representing the various partners (state and federal agencies, academia, and others) and the co-chairs. Click on the following link to download the Advisory Board Guidelines

Current Board Members:
Jeff Briggler, Ph.D.

Treasurer

Herpetologist @ MO Dept. of Conservation

Missouri

Bob Brodman, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor @ Buena Vista Uni.

Iowa

Personal website

Gary S. Casper, Ph.D.

President, Great Lakes Ecological Services, Slinger

Wisconsin

Nate Engbrecht

Herpetologist @ IN Dept. of Nat. Resources

Indiana

Paul Frese

Wildlife Research Technician II @ IA Dept. of Natural Resources

Iowa

Katy Greenwald, Ph.D.

Prof. @ Eastern Michigan Uni.

Michigan

Personal website

Jen Y. Lamb, Ph.D.

Assist. Professor @ St. Cloud State Uni.

Minnesota

Personal website

Greg Lipps, M.Sc.

Consultant @ Gregory Lipps, LLC

Ohio

Personal website

Mark Mills, Ph.D.

Prof. @ Missouri Western State Uni.

Missouri

Jennifer Moore, Ph.D.

Assoc. Professor @ Grand Valley State Uni.

Michigan

Personal website

J. Daren Riedle, Ph.D.

Wildlife Diversity Coordinator @ KS Dept. of Wildlife, Parks, & Tourism

Kansas

Julia Robson

Conservation Biologist

Wisconsin

Megan Seymour

Wildlife Biologist @ US Fish & Wildlife Service

Ohio

Ryan Wagner

M.S. Student @ The Ohio State Uni.

Ohio

Personal website

State Chapters

In the Midwest region, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin have PARC state chapters.

Interested in starting a chapter in your home-state in the Midwest region? Contact MW PARC for more information.

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