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Dr. John Barclay
Associate Professor
Department of Natural Resources & the Environment

University of Connecticut
U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4087

Phone: (860) 486-0143
Fax: (860) 486-5408


Ph.D. Zoology (Wildlife) Ohio State University 1970
M.S. Wildlife Ecology Pennsylvania State College 1965
B.S. Wildlife Management University of Maine 1962


1996 - Present Director, Wildlife Conservation Research Center, U. of Connecticut
1985 - Present Associate Professor, Wildlife Ecology, University of Connecticut
1985 - Present Connecticut Extension Wildlife Specialist, University of Connecticut
1979 - 1981 Stream. Alter. Leader/Riparian Ecologist, USFW Service, Leetown, W.V.
1975 - 1985 Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University (on leave 1979-1981)
July 1979 Visiting Professor, Arkansas Wildlife Employees Training Program
1974,1975 Visiting Prof., Marine Birds & Mammals, U. Oregon, Inst. Marine Biol.
1970 - 1975 Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University

Courses Taught

  • Wildlife Ecology (graduate)
  • Wildlife Management (graduate)
  • Private Lands Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management Techniques
  • Environmental Conservation

Current Research

Current Research involvements include:  contaminants in American Woodcock, behavior of resident Canada Geese, urban White-tailed Deer management, status of American Kestrel, Ruffed Grouse restoration, population ecology of Greater Scaup.


  • Appointed, Brd. of Dir., North Atlantic Chapter, Soc. Envir. Toxicology & Chemistry, '08 Chair-elect, Chair, Past Chair, 2005-07, Wildlife Toxicology Working Group, The Wildlife Society Member, Board of Directors, Conway Graduate School of Landscape Design, 2001-present Member, Ashford Inland Wetland Commission, 1986- present Instructor, field leader, and Coverts Project Steering Committee member, 1984-2006 Member, USFWS International Woodcock Task Force, Mar. ’01-2006 Founder, former Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Past President(’05), Connecticut Woodcock Council. Member, Board of Directors Hobson, Barclay and Broderick. 1993.Enhancing Wildlife Habitats: A Practical Guide for Forest Landowners. NE Reg. Agr. Eng. Service. National AES blue ribbon award, 1994


4-H Wildlife Cons.(verbal appr. May ‘04).
Grouse and Woodcock Conservation Proj
Nuisance Resident Can. geese. 3/04.
3rd yr of 3, Quaker Valley Farm, NY   15,000
3rd yr of 3, Anon. Donor                   45,000
NE Wildl. Damage Coop.                   25,000
Nuisance geese.  Renewal, 2nd of 2yrs.
Equipment/Laptop computer.
Role of cadmium in male woodcock.
1st CT Wildlife Conserv. Conf. Apr.’06. 
NE Wildl. Damage Unit, Ithaca, NY      22,000
French Foundation.                             3,500
Natnl. Shooting Sprts Fnd , CT.            2,000
UC Research Fnd.                                 500
Restoration of Ruffed Grouse
Moose Ecology and Behavior in CT.
Quaker Valley Farm,   NY.                 40,000
NE Wildl. Damage, Ithaca, NY            29,343


  • Kilpatrick, H. J., A. M. LaBonte andJ. S. Barclay2007. Acceptability of lethal and non-lethal deer management strategies: perspectives of bowhunters and homeowners in a suburban community.Journal of Wildlife Management71(6): 2095-2101.
  • Kilpatrick, H. J., A. M. LaBonte andJ. S. Barclay2007. Factors affecting hunter access in suburban areas: perspectives of landowners and bowhunters.Journal of Wildlife Management71(6):2102-2105.
  • Kilpatrick, H. J., A. M. LaBonte andJ. S. Barclay2007. Deer harvest opportunities and incentives for bowhunters in suburban areas.Journal of Wildlife Management  (accepted but re-submitting as two papers).
  • Hiller, B., I. Sidor, S. De Guise andJ. Barclay. 2007. Prevalence of Sarcosystis sp. in American Woodcock collected in Connecticut.Journal of Parasitology93(6):1529-1530.
  • Kilpatrick, H, A. LaBonte andJ. Barclay. 2005. Factors affecting harvest-reporting rates for white-tailed deer.Wildlife Society Bulletin33(3):974-980.
  • Kilpatrick, H, A. LaBonte,J. Barclayand G. Warner. 2004.  Assessing strategies to improve bowhunting as a an urban deer management tool.Wildlife Society Bulletin32(4):1177-1184.
  • Barclay, J. S.2003. A “Consensus Statement” on American Woodcock.Connecticut Wildlife23(1):14-15. (refereed, edited and concurred to by all 41 attendees at the 2001 Woodcock Workshop).
  • Kilpatrick, H. J., A. M. LaBonte, andJ. S. Barclay. 2010. Use of Bait to Increase Archery Deer Harvest in an Urban-Suburban Landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management. (in press).
  • Hiller, B. J. andJ. S. Barclay.2010. Heavy Metals in American Woodcock Collected in Connecticut. Archives of Environmental Contaminants and Toxicology. Published online 19 April (in press).
  • Sparling, D.W., B. A. Rattner, andJ. S. Barclay. 2010. The Toll of Toxics.  lnvestigating Environmental Contaminants. The Wildlife Professional 4(3):23-30. Invited.


  • Barclay, J. S.And J. P. Fisher (eds.). 1996. Inventory of natural resources and processes on Robins Island.  Final Report to Robins Island Preservation Corp., New Suffolk, NY. 223pp.
  • Barclay, J. S. 1996.Zoology.Final Report No. JHR 96, Project No. 87 – 106.In: Wetland Mitigation. Vol. 2 (of 6). UCONN-JHR-90-189, CONNDOT Joint Highway Res. 230pp.
  • Barclay, J. S., C. R. Perkins, M. E. Tomassone, and K. A. Eccleston. 1995. Declining populations of ducks and habitat quality in Long Island Sound. Final Report. CT DEP Long Island Sound Studies Program, Hartford, CT. 170pp.
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840