Fish and Wildlife
The southern U.S. is home to thousands of species of wild creatures. In fact, many of the nation’s biodiversity hotspots are within the 13 southern states. Forests are home to many of these species, including wild turkeys, tri-colored bats, endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, and more. Forested watersheds are home to freshwater mussels, brook trout, burrowing crayfish, and many others.
Wild animals are important members of healthy ecosystems. In addition to their intrinsic value of existence, these creatures are important to nutrient cycles, seed dispersal, habitat change, and more. At the Southern Research Station, we study fish and wildlife to understand their roles in the ecosystem, the potential threats they face, and how to manage their populations.
- Connor S. Adams, Daniel Saenz, Kathryn R. Kidd, Christopher M. Schalk. 2022. Disparate patterns of taxonomic and functional predator diversity under different forest management regimes
- J. E. Garabedian, C. E. Moorman, M. N. Peterson, J. C. Kilgo. 2021. Group size mediates effects of intraspecific competition and forest structure on productivity in a recovering social woodpecker population
- Carlos J. Garcia, David A. Ray, Roger W. Perry, Richard D. Stevens. 2023. Seasonal differences in day-roost selection by northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) in Louisiana and a meta-analytical comparison across North America
- Joshua R. Flinn, Roger W. Perry, Lynn W. Robbins. 2021. Winter roosting by eastern red bats in Ozark Mountain forests of Missouri
- Valerie M. Kearny, Roger W. Perry, Thomas S. Risch, Virginie Rolland. 2022. Distribution and roost site selection of eastern small-footed bats (Myotis leibii) in mountains of west-central Arkansas
- Susan C. Loeb, Eric A. Winters. 2022. Changes in hibernating tricolored bat ( Perimyotis subflavus ) roosting behavior in response to white‐nose syndrome
- Roger W. Perry, Phillip N. Jordan. 2022. Changes in the forest bat community after arrival of white-nose syndrome in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas
- Christopher M. Schalk, Yuhui H. Weng, Connor S. Adams, Daniel Saenz. 2022. Spatiotemporal patterns of snake captures and activity in upland pine forests