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Dr. Ashley M. Long

Assistant Professor

Wildlife Ecology

Room 315, RNR Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: (225)578-4940
email: amlong [at] lsu [dot] edu

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  • Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – 2014

  • M.S. Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS – 2010

  • B.S. Biology, Northland College, Ashland, WI – 2006

  • A.S. Highland Community College, Freeport, IL – 2005
  • Wildlife Habitat Management

I use geospatial data, emerging technology, and field experiments to study how vegetation management (e.g., understory thinning, prescribed burning), development (e.g., road construction, urbanization), and natural landscape alterations (e.g., wildfire) influence species’ distributions and wildlife population dynamics. Because most of my research is applied, I typically work with at risk, T&E, or nuisance species.

  • Use of miniaturized light-level geolocators to examine migratory connectivity for songbirds
  • Distribution and habitat relationships of wintering grassland birds
  • Use of radar data to reduce the risk of bird-aircraft collisions
  • Developing state-and-transition models for use in wildlife management
  • Sike’s Act support for DoD facilities, including avian surveys, brown-headed cowbird trapping, fire ant removal, cave cricket surveys, white-tailed deer monitoring, and removal of feral hogs
  • Pruett, H. L., A. M. Long, H. A. Mathewson, and M. L. Morrison. 2017. Does age structure influence golden-cheeked warbler responses across areas of high and low density? Western North American Naturalist 77:379–389.
  • Long, A. M., M. R. Colón, J. L. Bosman, D. H. Robinson, H. L. Pruett, T. M. McFarland, H. A. Mathewson, J. M. Szewczak, J. C. Newnam, and M. L. Morrison. 2017. Using a BACI study design to understand the potential impacts of highway construction noise and activity on an endangered songbird. Ecology and Evolution 7:379–389.
  • Long, A. M., M. R. Colón, J. L. Bosman, T. M. McFarland, A. Locatelli, L. Stewart, H. A. Mathewson, J. C. Newnam, and M. L. Morrison. 2017. Research update: impact of road construction noise on golden-cheeked warblers. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:240–248.
  • Colón, M. R., A. M. Long, and M. L. Morrison. 2017. Responses of an endangered songbird to an extreme drought. Southeastern Naturalist 16:195–214.
  • Long, A. M., M. E. Marshall, S. L. Farrell, K. Brian Hays, and M. L. Morrison. 2017. Responses of a federally endangered warbler to understory thinning in oak-juniper woodland. Environmental Management 59:648–692.
  • Smith-Hicks, K. N., J. C. Newnam, M. R. Colón, A. M. Long, and M. L. Morrison. 2016. Golden-cheeked warbler behavior in relation to vegetation characteristics across their breeding range. American Midland Naturalist 176:81–94.
  • Long, A. M., J. C. Newnam, M. R. Colón, K. N. Smith-Hicks, and M. L. Morrison. 2016. Vegetation characteristics of golden-cheeked warbler nests in central Texas. Southeastern Naturalist 15:153–161.
  • Long, A. M., H. A. Mathewson, D. H. Robinson, and M. L. Morrison. 2015. Description of black-capped vireo breeding habitat in northcentral Texas. Western Birds 46:256–260.
  • Long, A. M., W. E. Jensen, and R. S. Matlack. 2014. Influence of prescribed burning on bird abundance and community structure in the southwestern Great Plains. Western North American Naturalist 74:396–404.
  • Long, A. M., D. S. Finn, J. A. Grzybowski, M. L. Morrison, and H. A. Mathewson. 2014. First documented observation of the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler in Oklahoma. Bulletin of Oklahoma Ornithological Society: 47:9–13.
  • Collier, B. A., S. L. Farrell, A. M. Long, A. Campomizzi, K. Hays, J. Laake, M. L. Morrison, and R. Wilkins. 2013. Modeling spatially explicit densities of endangered avian species in a heterogenous landscape. Auk 130:666–676.
  • Farrell, S. L., B. A. Collier, K. L. Skow, A. M. Long, A. J. Campomizzi, M. L. Morrison, B. Hays, and R. N. Wilkins. 2013. Using LiDAR derived structural vegetation characteristics to develop high-resolution, small-scale, species distribution models for conservation planning. Ecosphere 4:42.
  • Tsakiris, E. T., M. D. Jacobson, A. M. Long, and W. E. Jensen. 2013. Abundance and diversity of arthropods in nests of lark sparrows (Chondestes grammacus). Southwestern Naturalist 58:113–117.
  • Marshall, M. E., A. M. Long, S. L. Farrell, H. A. Mathewson, M. L. Morrison, C. Newnam, and R. N. Wilkins. 2012. Using impact assessment study designs for addressing impacts to species of conservation concern. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:450–456.
  • Long, A. M., W. E. Jensen, and R. S. Matlack. 2012. Effects of prescribed burning on mourning dove and lark sparrow nest survival in southern shortgrass prairie. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:899–806.
  • Jacobson, M. D., E. T. Tsakiris, A. M. Long, and W. E. Jensen. 2011. No evidence for observer effects on Lark Sparrow nest survival. Journal of Field Ornithology 82:184–192.
  • Long, A. M. 2011. Orientation of sap wells excavated by Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123:164–167.
  • Long, A. M., W. E. Jensen, and K. A. With. 2010. Orientation of Grasshopper Sparrow and Eastern Meadowlark nests in relation to wind direction. Condor 111:395–399.
revised: 05-Jan-2021 10:57