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Roger W. Perry

Roger W. Perry
Research Wildlife Biologist
Southern Pine Ecology
P.O. Box 1270
Hot Springs, AR 71902
United States
Phone
501-623-1180 x108
Current Research
  • Bat roosting and foraging in the Interior Highlands
  • Eastern spotted skunk ecology and management  
  • Effects of pine woodland restoration on wildlife communities
  • Effects of fire on forest bats
  • Long-term responses of forest birds to different silviculture methods.

 

Research Interest
  • Ecology of bats in the Interior Highlands and Gulf Coastal Plain
  • Community responses to woodland restoration
  • Fire effects on vertebrate populations
  • Early successional habitats
  • Climate change effects on wildlife distributions and ecology
  • Effects of disturbance and silviculture practices on birds and mammals
Education
  • Oklahoma State University, Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology,
  • University of Missouri-Columbia, B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology,
  • Missouri Southern State University, A.S., Drafting and Design Engineering Technology,
  • University of Arkansas- Fayetteville, M.S., Zoology,
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Guidelines to Minimize Risk of White-Nose Syndrome to Bats through Forest Management

Year: 2016
During the course of forest operations, managers make many choices on the timing and method of improvements. The results of these choices affect habitat for wildlife, including bats. Understanding the relationships between bats and forest habitat provides direction to make forest operations choices ...

Forest birds benefit from a range of timber harvest strategies

Year: 2018
Timber harvesting affects birds that rely on mature forests for breeding, foraging, and other purposes. A long-term Forest Service study tracked bird responses to timber harvesting for 16 years. Intensive harvests such as clearcuts or shelterwood favor birds that are adapted to disturbance. Less int...

Riparian zone width, pine plantation age, and status of conservation priority birds

Year: 2011
Selecting 16 different bird species of conservation importance in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, we used models to look at the likelihood of each species occupying riparian zones of different widths. New to these types of studies, we also related occupancy to both riparian zone width and the ag...

Burning the Leafy Blanket: Winter Prescribed Fire and Litter Roosting Bats

Year: 2015
Rather than hibernating in caves, some bat species in the southeastern U.S. get through the coldest parts of winter by roosting under fallen leaves, twigs, and other dead plant material on the forest floor. Although this leaf litter protects bats from the cold, it could also put them at risk of bein...
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