Adrian Andrei, Ph.D.
Professor of Wildlife Management
Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science
219 Founders Hall
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Phone: (573) 681-5451
Conservation of biodiversity and management of habitats, ecosystem restoration.
General/Introductory Biology, Ornithology, Urban Wildlife Management, Wildlife Biology and Management, Wildlife Research Techniques, Natural Resource Conservation and Management, Agriculture Seminar, Current Topics in Wildlife Management, Environmental Science, Wetland Ecology, Zoology.
2005: Ph. D., Wildlife Science. Texas Tech University, Department of Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management, Lubbock, Texas.
1998: M. S., Natural Resources Management and Environment Protection. Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, Romania.
1997: B. S., Agriculture and Biology. Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Agriculture, and Banatul University, Department of Ecology, Timisoara, Romania.
2019-2019: Department Head, Professor, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science.
2010 – 2015: Tenured Associate Professor, Lincoln University of Missouri, Department of Agriculture and Environmental Science.
2005 – 2010: Assistant Professor, Lincoln University of Missouri, Department of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.
2001 – 2005: Research Assistant, Texas Tech University, Department of Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management, Lubbock, Texas.
1997 – 2001: Teaching Assistant, Vertebrate Zoology, Banat's University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Timisoara, Romania.
Andrei, A., D. Riedle, T. Riedle, A. Andrei, and S. Kampeter. 2013. Two herpetofaunal surveys in southwestern Missouri. Collinsorium 2:14-20.
Andrei, A. E., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, J. G. Surles, and W. P. Johnson. 2009. Foraging ecology of migrant shorebirds in saline lakes of the Southern Great Plains. Waterbirds 32(1):138-148.
Andrei, A. E., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, and J. G. Surles. 2008. Habitat use by migrant shorebirds in saline lakes of the Southern Great Plains. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):246–253.
Andrei, A. E., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, and W. P. Johnson. 2007. Behavior of migrant shorebirds in saline lakes of the Southern Great Plains. Waterbirds 30:326-334.
Andrei, A. E., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, and J. G. Surles. 2006. Community composition and migration chronology of shorebirds using the saline lakes of the Southern Great Plains, USA. Journal of Field Ornithology 77:372–383.
Piercefield, J., A. Andrei, and E. Skornia. 2015. Effects of tall grass prairie restoration on bird community composition. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO.
Skornia, E. A. Andrei, J. Piercefield, and J. Hubbart. The effect of the urban gradient on avian populations. Missouri Natural Resources Conference, Osage Beach, MO.
Plaster, J., A. Andrei., and T. Thompson. 2011. Above ground arthropods in Missouri's Greater Prairie Chicken habitat. 3rd Place, Missouri Academy of Science annual meeting, Jefferson City, MO.
Magrowski, E., A. Andrei, and L. Mechlin. 2009. Invertebrate response to initial phases of warm season grassland restoration. 3rd Place, Missouri Academy of Science annual meeting, Maryville, MO.
Andrei, A., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, and W. B. Johnson. 2004. Feeding ecology of migrant shorebirds in saline lakes of the Southern High Plains. 25th Annual Conference of the International Society of Wetlands Scientists, 18-23 July, Seattle, Washington.
Andrei, A., L. M. Smith, D. A. Haukos, and W. B. Johnson. 2003. Behavior of migrant shorebirds in the saline lakes of the Southern High Plains. Texas Ornithological Society Meeting, February 6-8, Amarillo, Texas.
Grants and Research
- $13,500 annually, Principal Investigator, Renewable Resources Extension Act – Restoration of warm season grasslands – USDA.
- $19,000 annually, Principal Investigator and mentor, USDA Wildlife Services Wildlife Initiative: recruitment, retention, career development, and scholarships for wildlife management students.
- $127,000 Principal Investigator, Capacity Building Grant: Experiential learning, recruitment and retention in natural resources.
- $5,000 Faculty – undergraduate teaching partnerships – University of Illinois.
- $20,000 Effects of vegetation structure on invertebrate communities in restored warm season grasslands – Missouri Department of Conservation.
- $17,000 Survey of Avifauna at Truman Training Site, Missouri Army National Guard.
- $6,000 Invertebrates in habitats used by Greater prairie Chicken, Missouri Department of Conservation.
Research with Undergraduate students (selected)
- -Spatial and temporal distribution of feral swine at U. S. Army Fort Leonard Wood, funded by USDA Wildlife Services - ongoing, Collin Ankton and Blake Bockting.
- -Effects of prairie restoration on bird communities – Erin Skornia, Jordan Piercefield, Miranda Brandt.
- -Effects of urban development on bird communities - Erin Skornia, Jordan Piercefield.
- -Bird communities at regional airports in central Missouri – Steven Beza.
- -Community composition of nesting birds at Painted Rock Conservation Area – Shane Kampeter.
- -Effects of vegetation structure on invertebrate communities in restored warm season grasslands – Emily Magrowski.
- -Invertebrates in habitats used by Greater prairie Chicken – Julie Plaster.
- -Restoration of grasslands and wetlands at Ike Skelton MOARNG base, class projects (all students involved).
- Rules and Regulations, Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate, Safety and Security Committee, Bachelor of Liberal Science Committee, General Education Curriculum, Environmental Stewardship Committee, Emergency and Preparedness Committee
- Curriculum Revision committees (multiple), Faculty and staff search committees (multiple), Farm use committee
- K-12 Educator Workshops, Master's Degree in Environmental Science
- Master's Degree in Integrated Agricultural Systems, Course Schedules, Scholarships
- Student assessment and exit exams, Promotion and Tenure, Recruitment and Retention
- Student Support and Activities Committee
- Renewable Resources Extension Act, Principal Investigator.
- In Touch With Nature, annual events at Busby Farm.
- Pasture and wildlife habitat management plans for farmers (2005-2018), improved over 5,000 acres of central Missouri farms.
- Prescribed fire workshops, 2011-2018.
- Native warm season grasses for Missouri stockmen workshop 2013.
- Habitat management for deer and turkey workshop, 2015.
Leadership Training and Professional Development
- Leadership training for Department Heads, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Alexandria, Virginia, 2018.
- Missouri Natural Resources Conference, annually since 2005.
- Advising undecided majors, NACADA online course, fall 2017.
- Numerous webinars, conferences, symposia, meetings, etc. on natural resource management, sustainable agriculture, teaching agriculture, etc.
Recruitment and Public Relations
- -Organized a student recruiting schedule and participated at over 20 recruitment events during 2017-2018 school year (County and State Fairs, FFA State Convention, high school college and career fairs, etc.) and interacted with >20,000 potential students.
- -Engaged >30 faculty, staff and students and coordinated Future Farmers of America competition on campus and university farms, attended by approximately 800 high school students.
- -Interacted with visiting public and legislators during LU Day at the Missouri State Capitol.
- -Represented College and Department at numerous orientation events organized by Lincoln University.
Student Advising and Mentoring
- Academic advising and career mentoring of over 200 students.
- Wrote hundreds of letters of recommendation, advised and facilitated countless internship and employment applications.
- Mentored students through service learning and community service activities: raptor releases, hunting for disabled veterans, trash removal along roads and rivers, etc.
Professional Affiliations and Community Involvement
- The Missouri Chapter of The Wildlife Society
- Missouri Stream Team
- Volunteer, prescribed fires and forest wildfires (level I certificate)
- Outdoor recreation and education mentorships with various organizations