John M. Eadie

Office: 1079 Academic Surge
Phone: 530-754-9204 
Fax: 530-752-4154


Avian ecology; waterfowl; management & conservation; population ecology; animal behavior; conservation genetics; wetland ecology and conservation.

Academic History:

  • Ph.D. (1989) University of British Columbia
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Toronto (1988-1995)
  • Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, UC Davis (1995-present)


  • WFC 100 - Field Methods in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology. Offered every Spring quarter.
  • WFC 101/101L - Field Research in Wildlife Ecology. Offered Fall quarter in even numbered years.
  • WFC 111 - Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds. Offered every Fall quarter.
  • WFC 111L - Laboratory in Biology and Conservation of Wild Birds. Offered every Fall quarter.
  • WFC 136 - Ecology of Waterfowl and Game Birds. Offered Winter quarter in even numbered years.

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Selected Publications:

  • Eadie, J. M., C. S. Elphick, K. Reinecke, and M. R. Miller. 2007. Wildlife Values of North American Ricelands. In Conservation in Ricelands of North America: Current State of Our Knowledge and a Course for Future Research and Education. S. W. Manley, M. Petrie and B. J. Batt, eds. Institute for Waterfowl and Wetlands Research, Ducks Unlimited. Memphis, TN (In press).
  • McEachern, M. B., J. M. Eadie, and D, H. Van Vuren. 2007. Local genetic structure and patterns of relatedness in woodrats: Implications for sociality in a solitary species. Behavioral Ecology 61: 1459-1469.
  • Ackerman, J.T., J. M. Eadie, and T. G. Moore. 2006. Life history predicts risk-taking behavior of dabbling ducks: an experiment using hunter predation and a novel attractant. Condor 108: 530-546.
  • Ackerman, J.T, J. M. Eadie, M. L. Szymanski, J. H. Caswell, M. P Vrtiska, A. H. Raedeke, J. M. Checkett, A. D. Afton, T. G. Moore, F. D. Caswell, D. D. Humburg and J. Yee. 2006. Effectiveness of spinning-wing decoys varies among dabbling duck species and locations. Journal of Wildlife Management 70: 799-804.
  • Caro, T., J. Eadie and A. Sih. 2005. Should we use substitute species in conservation biology? Conservation Biology 19: 1821-1826.
  • Caro, T. M. and J. M. Eadie. 2005. Animal behavior and conservation. In The behavior of animals: mechanism, function and evolution. J.J. Bolhuis and L.-A. Giraldeau, editors. Blackwell Publishers Ltd. Oxford, UK. Pp 367-392.
  • Naylor, L.W., J. M. Eadie and W. D. Smith. 2005. A simple, efficient method for predicting seed yield in moist-soil habitats. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 1335-1341.
  • Lyon, B. E. and J. M. Eadie. 2004. An obligate brood parasite trapped in the intraspecifc arms race of its hosts. Nature 432:390-393.
  • Newbold, S. and J. M. Eadie. 2004. Using species-habitat models to target conservation: a case study with breeding mallards. Ecological Applications 14: 1384-1393.
  • Ackerman, J. T., J. M. Eadie, D. Loughman, G. S. Yarris and M. R. McLandress. 2003. Cues for investment: nest desertion in response to partial clutch depredation in dabbling ducks. Animal Behavior 66: 871-883.
  • Ackerman, J. T. and J. M. Eadie. 2003. Parental investment decisions in mallards: a clutch manipulation experiment. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 54: 264-273
  • Lyon, B. E., W. M. Hochachka and J. M. Eadie. 2002. Host-parasite cooperation: modeling and testing the trade-offs between extra-pair paternity and conspecific brood parasitism. Evolution 56: 1253-1266
  • Lyon, B. E. and J. M. Eadie. 2000. Family matters: kin selection and the evolution of conspecific brood parasitism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 97: 12942-12944.
  • Bird, J. A., Pettygrove, G. S. and J. M. Eadie. 2000. The effects of waterfowl foraging on rice straw decomposition: mutual benefits for waterfowl and growers. Journal of Applied Ecology 37:728-741.