Eric Kurzejeski


Instructor and Program Director

School of Natural Resources

Thirty year career with Missouri Department of Conservation as researcher, administrator and outreach programs chief.

  • Outreach Programs Chief, Missouri Department of Conservation, January 2004-December 2009
  • Wildlife Research Supervisor, Missouri Department of Conservation, January 1999-December 2004
  • Wildlife Research Biologist (wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, forest ecology, agricultural systems), Missouri Department of Conservation, August 1985-December 1998
  • Wildlife Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation, January 1979-July 1985

As a Wildlife Research Biologist Mr. Kurzejeski has significant experience in designing and conducting research, often working closely with collaborators at the University of Missouri. His research included work on population dynamics of galliforms; impacts of Federal Farm programs on plant and animal species; influences of forest management on terrestrial and aquatic systems; and measuring the attitudes and preferences of resource user groups. During his career with the Department of Conservation his work involved both the biological and social sides of natural resource management. He led many agency-wide communication efforts aimed at gleaning public input from Missouri citizens. He supervised staff responsible for the development of hunting regulations and worked closely with all aspects of regulatory process.

As Outreach Programs Chief he was responsible for oversight on a diverse array of communication venues. These included the Conservationist magazine, which is distributed mon

Educational background

  • M.S., 1979, Wildlife, University of Missouri
  • B.S., 1977, University of Missouri, Fisheries and Wildlife

Courses taught

  • FW 4700: Wildlife Management Techniques