SAMMY L. KING
Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
LSU
124 School of Renewable Natural Resources
Baton Rouge, LA 70783
(225) 578-7564
sking@agcenter.lsu.edu

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EDUCATION
  • Doctorate of Philosophy--Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, 1994
  • Master of Science--Zoology and Wildlife Science, Auburn University, 1990
  • Bachelor of Science--Biology, Nicholls State University, 1987
EMPLOYMENT
  • January 2003 – present. Leader, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Adjunct Associate Professor, LSU
  • August 2000-January 2003. Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee.
  • November 1994 - August 2000. Ecologist, United States Geological Survey (USGS).
  • July 1994 - November 1994. Post-doctoral Ecologist, U.S. Forest Service, Charleston, SC
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
  • Pierce, A.R., and S. L. King. Accepted. Hydrological responses to channelization and the formation of valley plugs and shoals. Wetlands doi: 10.1007/s13157-017-0886-4.
  • Kroschel, W.A., S. L. King, and R.F. Keim. 2016. Tree regeneration in bottomland hardwood forests: a review. Southeastern Naturalist. 15 (Special Issue 9):42-60.
  • Lemon, M.G., R.F. Keim, S.T. Allen, B.L. Edwards, and S. L. King. 2016. Satellite-derived temperature for monitoring water status in a floodplain forest of the Upper Sabine River, Texas. Southeastern Naturalist 15 (Special Issue 9):90-102.
  • Fournier, A.M.V., A.R. Sullivan, J.K. Bump, M. Perkins, M.C. Shieldcastle, and S. L. King. 2016. Combining citizen science species distribution models and stable isotopes reveals migratory connectivity in the secretive Virginia rail. Journal of Applied Ecology 54:618-627.
  • Edwards, B.L., R.F. Keim, E.L. Johnson, C.R. Hupp, S. Marre, and S. L. King. 2016. Geomorphic adjustment to hydrologic modifications along a meandering river: implications for surface flooding on a floodplain. Geomorphology 15:149-159.
  • Allen, ST, K.W. Krauss, JW Cochran, SL King, and RF Keim. 2016. Wetland tree transpiration modified by river-floodplain connectivity. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 121:753-766.
  • Gee, H.K.W., S. L. King, and R.F. Keim. 2015. Influence of hydrologic modifications on Fraxinus pennsylvanica in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45:1397-1406.
  • Gee, H.K.W., S. L. King, and R. F. Keim. 2014. Stand development of a leveed floodplain forest in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 334:85-95.
  • Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2014. Multi-scale habitat selection of wetland birds in the Northern Gulf Coast. Estuaries and Coasts 37(5):1301-1311.
  • Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2014. Linking multi-temporal satellite imagery to coastal wetland dynamics and bird distribution. Ecological Modelling 285:1-12.
  • Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2014. Suitability of coastal marshes as Whooping Crane foraging habitat in Southwest Louisiana, USA. Waterbirds 37 (3):254-263.
  • Fowler, D. N. S. L. King, and D. C. Weindorf. 2014. Evaluating abiotic influences on soil salinity of inland managed wetlands and agricultural croplands in a semi-arid environment. Wetlands 34:1229-1239.
  • Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Influence of hydrologic connectivity on pond environmental characteristics in a coastal marsh system. Southeastern Naturalist 12:568-578.
  • Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2013. Microhabitat selection, demography, and correlates of home range size for the King Rail (Rallus elegans). Waterbirds 36:319-329.
  • Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of hydrologic connectivity and environmental variables on nekton assemblage in a coastal marsh system. Wetlands 33:321-334.
  • Kang, S. R. and S. L. King. 2013. Seasonal nekton assemblages in a flooded coastal freshwater marsh, Southwest Louisiana, USA. Open Journal of Ecology 116-121.
  • Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of hydrologic connectivity and environmental variables on aquatic macroinvertebrate assemblages in different marsh types. Aquatic Biology 18:149-160.
  • Valente, J. J., S. L. King, and R. R. Wilson. 2012. Summer use of rice fields by secretive marsh birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of northeast Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 11(3):423-436.
  • Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2012. Influence of salinity and prey presence on the survival of aquatic macroinvertebrates of a freshwater marsh. Aquatic Ecology 46:411-420.
  • Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2012. Predicting the spatial distribution of King Rails in an agricultural landscape. Condor 114(1):113-122.
  • Pierce, A. R. and S. L. King. 2011. A comparison of avian communities and habitat characteristics in floodplain forests along channelized and unchannelized streams. River Research and Applications 27(10):1315-1324.
  • Valente, J. J., S. L. King, and R. Wilson. 2011. Distribution and habitat associations of breeding secretive marsh birds in Louisiana's Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wetlands 31(1): 1-10.
  • King, S. L., C. S. Elphick, D. Guadagnin, and O. Taft. 2010 (invited). Effects of landscape features on waterbird use of rice fields. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1):151-159.
  • Perkins, M., S. L. King, and J. Linscombe. 2010. Effectiveness of capture techniques for rails in emergent marsh and agricultural wetlands. Waterbirds 33 (3):376-380.
  • Pierluissi, S., S. L. King, and M. D. Kaller. 2010. Waterbird nest density and nest survival in rice fields of Southwestern Louisiana. Waterbirds 33(3): 323-330.
  • Newell, P. and S. L. King. 2009. Relative abundance and species richness of Cerambycid beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39 (11):2100-2108.
  • Perkins, M., S. L. King, S. E. Travis, and J. Linscombe. 2009. The use of morphometric measurements to differentiate between species and sex of king and clapper rails. Waterbirds 32:579-584.
  • Newell, P., S. L. King, and M. Kaller. 2009. Foraging behavior of pileated woodpeckers in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 258:1456-1464.
  • King, S. L., R. R. Sharitz, J. W. Groninger, and L. L. Battaglia. (2009 invited). The ecology, restoration, and management of southeastern floodplain ecosystems: A synthesis. Wetlands 29:624-634.
  • Pierluissi, S., and S. L. King. 2008. Relative nest density, nest success, and site occupancy of King Rails in Southwestern Louisiana Rice Fields. Waterbirds 31:530-540.
  • Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2008. Spatial dynamics of overbank sedimentation in alluvial floodplain systems. Geomorphology 100:256-268.
  • Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2007. The effects of flooding and sedimentation on seed germination of two bottomland hardwood tree species. Wetlands 27:588-594.
  • Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2007. The influence of valley plugs in channelized streams on floodplain sedimentation dynamics over the last century. Wetlands 27:631-643.
  • King, S. L., D. J. Twedt, and R. Wilson. 2006 (invited). The role of the Wetland Reserve Program in conservation efforts in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(4):914-920.
  • Lichtenberg, J. S., S. L. King, J. B. Grace, and S. C. Walls. 2006. Habitat associations of chorusing anurans in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Wetlands 26:736-744.
  • Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2005. A Pied-billed Grebe nest and Common Moorhen brood platform near Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. The Migrant 76(3):85-88.
  • Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2006. Least Bittern nesting sites at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 5(2):317-320.
  • Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2006. Secretive marsh bird distribution among structurally different vegetation types in managed wetlands of northwest Tennessee. Wetlands 26:619-623.
  • Oswalt, S., and S. L. King. 2005. Channelization and floodplain forests: impacts of accelerated sedimentation and valley plug formation on floodplain forests of the Middle Fork Forked Deer River, Tennessee, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 215:69-83.
  • King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2005. Gapmaker-Gapfiller Relationships in an Arkansas Floodplain Forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:471-480.
  • Burke, M. K., S. L. King, D. Gartner, and M. H. Eisenbies. 2003. Vegetation, soil and flooding relationships in a blackwater floodplain forest. Wetlands 23:988-1002.
  • Gorham, L. E., S. L. King, B. D. Keeland, and S. Mopper. 2002. Effects of canopy gaps and flooding on homopterans in a bottomland hardwood forest. Wetlands 22(3):541-549.
  • King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2001. Canopy disturbance patterns in a bottomland hardwood forest in Northeast Arkansas, USA. Wetlands 21:543-553.
  • King, S. L., and B. D. Keeland. 1999. Evaluation of reforestation of the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Restoration Ecology 7:348-359.
  • King, S. L., B. D. Keeland, and J. L. Moore. 1998. Beaver lodge distributions and damage assessments in a forested wetland ecosystem in the southern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 108:1-7.
  • King, S. L., J. A. Allen, and J. McCoy. 1998. Long-term effects of a lock and dam and greentree reservoir management on a bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 112:213-226.
  • Fischer, R. A., and S. L. King. 1998. Suggestions for new and aspiring graduate students in wildlife science. The Wildlife Society Bulletin (peer edited) 26:41-50.
  • King, S. L. and W. E. Grant. 1996. A simulation model of the impacts of green-tree reservoir management on bottomland hardwood seedling growth and survival. Ecological Modelling 87:69-82.
  • King, S. L., and J. A. Allen. 1996. Plant succession and greentree reservoir management: Implications for management and restoration of bottomland hardwood wetlands. Wetlands 16:503-511.
  • King, S. L. 1996. The effects of flooding regimes on bottomland hardwood seedlings planted on lignite mine spoil in East Texas. Texas Journal of Science 48:75-84.
  • King, S. L. 1995. Effects of flooding regimes on two impounded bottomland hardwood stands. Wetlands 15:272-284.
  • King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1991. Cottontail rabbit initial responses to prescribed burning and cover enhancement. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 62:178-188.
  • King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1990. Use of methoxyflurane and a funnel bag as a cottontail rabbit restraint system. Journal of Wildlife Management 54:409-411.
  • King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1990. Tree climbing ability of a cottontail rabbit. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 61:255-257.
PEER-REVIEWED PROCEEDINGS and BOOK CHAPTERS
  • Ilyashenko, E., and S. L. King. Crane responses to agriculture. Accepted. In Handbook on Cranes and Agriculture: Humans and Cranes Sharing the Landscape. International Crane Foundation.
  • King, S.L., W. Selman, P. Vasseur, and S. Zimorski. Accepted. Louisiana non-migratory Whooping Crane reintroduction. S. Converse, J. French, and F. Chavez, eds. The Whooping Crane. Elsevier.
  • Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Valley plugs, land use, and phytogeomorphic response.In: John F. Shroder (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12, pp. 221-235. San Diego: Academic Press.
  • King, S. L., L. L. Battaglia, C. R. Hupp, R. F. Keim, and B. G. Lockaby. 2012. Floodplain wetlands of the southeastern coastal plain. Wetland habitats of North America: ecology and conservation concerns. Pages 253-266 in D. Batzer and A. H. Baldwin, eds. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  • Laughban, M. K., S. L. King, and L. H. Fredrickson. 2012. Managing wetlands for wildlife. Pages 95-132 in N. Silvy, ed. The Wildlife Techniques Manual/Management. 7th edition, Vol. 2. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  • King, S. L., A. R. Pierce, K. Hersey, and N. Winstead. 2011. Migration patterns and movements of sandhill cranes wintering in central and southwestern Louisiana, USA. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, Dells, Wisconsin. 11:57-61.
  • Faulkner, S. P., J. L. Chambers, W. H. Conner, R. F. Keim, J. W. Day, E. S. Gardiner, M. S. Hughes, S. L. King, K. W. McLeod, C. A. Miller, J. A. Nyman, and G. P. Shaffer. 2007. Conservation and use of coastal wetland forests in Louisiana. Pages 447-460 in Conner, W. H., T. W. Doyle, and K. W. Krauss, eds. Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States. Springer, The Netherlands.
  • LMVJV Forest Resource Conservation Working Group. 2007. Restoration, management, and monitoring of forest resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: recommendations for enhancing wildlife habitat. Edited by R. Wilson, K. Ribbeck, S. King, and D. Twedt.
  • Fredrickson, L. H., S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. 2005. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO.
  • King, S. L., J. P. Shepard, K. Ouchley, J. A. Neal, and K. Ouchley. 2005. Bottomland hardwood forests: past, present, and future. Pages 1-17 in L. H. Fredrickson, S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO.
  • Wilhide, J. D., S. M. Cochran, V. E. Hoffman, S. L. King, and V. R. McDaniel. 2005. Roost and habitat use by bats in a southern bottomland hardwood forest. Pages 397-402 in L. H. Fredrickson, S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO.
  • Laubhan, M. K., S. L. King, and L. H. Fredrickson. 2005. Managing wetlands for wildlife. Pages 797-838 in C. E. Braun, ed. Techniques for Wildlife Investigation and Management. 6th Edition. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS
  • King, S.L., and R.F. Keim. 2016. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Joint steering committee meeting of the Gulf Coast Prairie and Gulf Coastal Plain and Ozarks LCCs, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Wading bird food availability in rice fields and crawfish ponds of the Chenier Plain of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Gulf Coast Joint Venture Fall Board Meeting. Lafayette, LA.
  • King, S.L. 2015. The biology, history, and recovery of the Whooping Crane. Tanana River Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Louisiana Wilds. Tanana River Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • King, S.L. 2015. Exploring habitat secrets of secretive marshbirds in Louisiana. Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas, Texas.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Selected wetland concepts for wetland conservation and management of Momoge National Nature Reserve. Momoge National Nature Reserve, China.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Selected wetland concepts for wetland conservation and management of Xianghi National Nature Reserve. Xianghi National Nature Reserve, China.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Louisiana Wilds. Tanana River Valley Sandhill Crane Festival, Fairbanks, Alaska
  • King, S.L. 2015. Exploring habitat secrets of secretive marshbirds in Louisiana. Port Aransas Whooping Crane Festival, Port Aransas, Texas.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Selected wetland concepts for wetland conservation and management of Momoge National Nature Reserve. Momoge National Nature Reserve, China.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Selected wetland concepts for wetland conservation and management of Xianghi National Nature Reserve. Xianghi National Nature Reserve, China.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China.
  • King, S.L. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China.
  • King, S.L., and R.F. Keim. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska at Fairbanks.
  • King, S.L., and R.F. Keim. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Lower Mississippi River Valley Joint Venture Management Board, Vicksburg, MS.
  • King, S.L., and R.F. Keim. 2015. Forest and wetland change in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia.
  • King, S.L. 2013, 2014, 2015.. Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to southwestern Louisiana. Louisiana State University, class lecture.
  • King, S. L. 2013. Wetland restoration and management for waterbird conservation in the United States. Research Institute of Forest Ecology, Environment and Protection, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Beijing, China. (invited)
  • King, S. L. 2013. Wetland restoration and management for waterbird conservation in the United States. Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, China. (invited)
  • King, S.L. 2012. Ecology and management of floodplain systems.. Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University, Blagoveschensk, Russia.
  • King, S.L. 2012. Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana. International Crane Foundation, Board of Directors Meeting, Baraboo, Wisconsin.
  • King, S. L., S. Pierluissi, M. Perkins, B. Pickens, and J. Valente. 2009. A synthesis of breeding and wintering King Rail research in Louisiana. University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, Gainesville.
  • King, S. L. 2004. Habitat restoration and management in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Loyola University, Department of Biological Sciences.
  • King, S.L. 2004. History of bottomland hardwood forests. Annual Meeting of the Mississippi Society of American Foresters, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • King, S. L. 2003. Habitat management and restoration in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Texas A &M University, Department of Rangeland Ecology.
  • King, S.L. 2003. Restoration and management of bottomland hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. School of Renewable Natural Resources, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
  • King, S.L. 2003. Restoring wetland and aquatic habitat in bottomlands. Natural Resource Conservation Service National Training Workshop, San Antonio, Texas.
  • King, S. L. 2002. Restoration and habitat management in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. LSU School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • King, S. L. 2002. Wetland restoration and management for reptiles and amphibians. Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Wetland Reserve Program Workshop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • King, S. L. 2001. Restoration and habitat management of bottomland hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.
  • King, S. L. 2001. Wetland restoration and management for reptiles and amphibians. Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Wetland Reserve Program Workshop, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • King, S. L. 2000. Multi-scale habitat restoration in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Departmental Seminar, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
  • King, S. L. 2000. Restoration and habitat management of bottomland hardwoods in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Department Seminar, Warnell College of Forest Resources, University of Georgia.
  • King, S. L., and B. D. Keeland. 2000. A survey and evaluation of reforestation of the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Symposium: Sustainability of wetlands and water resources: How well can riverine wetlands continue to support society into the 21st century? Oxford, Mississippi.
  • King, S. L. 1999. The role of flooding in floodplain ecosystem function: Implications for water management. Symposium: Water in East Texas: Crisis or Opportunity. Nacogdoches, TX.
  • King, S. L. 1999. Disturbance, succession, and restoration of bottomland hardwood forests. Departmental Seminar, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University.
  • King, S. L. 1998. Characterization of bottomland hardwood forests. Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Alexandria, LA.
  • King, S. L. 1997. The southern forested wetlands ecosystem initiative. Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Lafayette, LA.
  • King, S. L., and T. J. Spengler. 1997. Canopy gap dynamics of bottomland hardwood forests. Coosawhatchie Bottomland Hardwood Ecosystem Research Workshop. Charleston, SC.
  • King, S. L. 1996. Impacts of greentree reservoir management on succession of bottomland hardwoods. The Delta Conference. Memphis, TN.
  • King, S. L. 1996. Plant succession and greentree reservoir management. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Hot Springs, AR.
  • King, S. L. 1996. Succession and greentree reservoir management: Implications for restoration and management of bottomland hardwood wetlands. Louisiana State University, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries.
  • King, S. L. 1995. The southern forested wetlands ecosystem initiative. Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Little Rock, AR.
  • King, S. L. 1995. The southern forested wetlands ecosystem initiative. NBS Ecosystem Initiative Meeting. Laurel, MD.
  • King, S. L. 1993. The effects of greentree reservoir management on bottomland hardwood succession: implications for management, restoration, and creation. Surface Mining and Reclamation Workshop, College Station, TX.
Former Graduate Students Advised and Their Thesis/Dissertation Titles:
  • Oswalt, S. N. 2003. Evaluation and description of a floodplain system: the Middle Fork Forked Deer River, West Tennessee. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Winstead, N. A. 2004. Breeding bird and vegetation communities of Reelfoot Lake. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Pierce, A. R. 2005. Sedimentation, hydrology, and bottomland hardwood forest succession in altered and unaltered tributaries of the Hatchie River, TN. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Whittington, M. S. 2005. Aquatic macroinvertebrates available to wintering waterfowl in managed and natural wetlands in west Tennessee. M.S. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
  • Pierluissi, S. 2006. Breeding waterbird use of rice fields in southwestern Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Barlow, S. 2007. M.S. Candidate. Monitoring anuran richness and relative abundance in created wetlands of central Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Perkins, M. M.S. Candidate. 2007. Use of stable isotopes to distinguish resident and migrant rails in coastal Louisiana and Texas. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Cochran, J. W. 2008. Coarse woody debris characteristics of managed and unmanaged bottomland hardwood forests. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Newell, P. 2008. Pileated woodpeckers (Dryocopus pileatus) and saproxylic beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests. M. S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Valente, J. 2009. Distribution and habitat associations of breeding secretive marsh birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Northeast Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Villani, R. K. 2010. Multi-scale habitat associations of shorebirds during spring migration in Southwestern Louisiana rice fields. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Kang, S. R. 2011. Aquatic macroinvertebrate and nekton community structure in a Chenier marsh ecosystem: implications for Whooping Crane prey availability. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University.
  • Gee, H. 2012. The effects of hydrologic modifications on floodplain forest tree recruitment and growth in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University.
  • Pickens, B. A. 2012. Modeling the spatial and temporal dynamics of coastal marsh birds. Ph.D. dissertation, Louisiana State University.
  • Fowler, D. N. 2013. Evaluating abiotic influences on soil salinity of inland managed wetlands and agricultural fields in a semi-arid environment. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Joshi, S. 2012. Evaluation of growth rates and establishment patterns of water-elm (Planera aquatica) and baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) in response to hydrologic and climatic conditions at Catahoula Lake, Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Hamilton, S. G. 2014. Effect of hydrologic, geomorphic, and vegetative conditions on avian communities in the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
  • Foley, C. 2015. Evaluation of macroinvertebrate and wading bird communities in rice fields and crawfish ponds of southwestern Louisiana. M.S. Thesis, Louisiana State University.
Current Graduate Students and Their Thesis Topics:
  • Kroschel, W. Dissertation title undecided to date. Ph.D. student, Expected graduation 5/2019.
  • Ritenour, K. Thesis title undecided to date. M.S. student. Expected graduation 12/2018.
Courses and Seminars Taught
  • Ecosystem Prescription (undergraduate 2001, 2002, 2003 UT)
  • Floodplain Ecology and Management (graduate; 2002 UT; 2004/2006 LSU;)
  • Landscape Ecology (graduate seminar) University of Louisiana at Lafayette; 1999
  • Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management (team-taught with fisheries professor; undergraduate; 2001, 2002).
  • Restoration, Ecology, and Management of Wetlands (graduate; 2001 UT; team taught 2004/2006/2008/2009/2011/2013/2015 LSU)
  • Science Communication (team-taught graduate seminar; 2016 LSU)
  • Wetlands and Wildlife Ecology (undergraduate) (2001, 2002, 2003 UT; team taught 2010/2012/2014/2016 LSU)
  • Wetlands of the Intermountain West (graduate; 2009 LSU)
  • Wetlands of the Middle and Upper Rio Grande Valley (graduate; 2011 LSU)
  • Wetlands of the Upper Midwest (graduate; 2014 LSU)
  • Wetlands of the Pacific Northwest (graduate; 2016 LSU))
  • Wetlands in Peril (graduate seminar; 2003 LSU)
RNR Departmental Committees
  • Research (2010 – present)
  • Research Matters Editorial Committee (2014 – present)
  • Graduate Education and Research (2004 – 2010)
  • Seminar and Lecture (2007-15)
  • Strategic Vision (2009-2014)
  • Waterfowl Faculty Search (chair) (2014)
revised: 23-Apr-2018