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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - Dwayne Elmore

Associate Professor and Bollenbach Endowed Chair in Wildlife Management

303C Agricultural Hall (office)
008C Agricultural Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74078

Educational Background
BS:Tennessee at Martin, 1997;Wildlife Biology
MS:Mississippi State University,2002; Wildlife and Fisheries Science with a minor in Statistics
PhD:Utah State University, 2006;Wildlife Biology


Research Interests
Upland game bird management and fire ecology.

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Range Management
  • The Wildlife Society
  • Association for Fire Ecology

Recent Research Publications


  • Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, C.A. Davis, S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Wintering bird response to the presence of artificial surface water in a semi-arid rangeland. Wildlife Biology doi: 10.2981/wlb.00315.
  • Carroll, M.J., C.A. Davis, R.D. Elmore, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Response of northern bobwhite movements to management-driven disturbance in a shrub dominated ecosystem. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70:175-182. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.08.006
  • Orange, J.P., C.A. Davis, R.D. Elmore, E.P. Tanner, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and E.T. Thacker. 2017. Evaluating the efficacy of brood flush counts: a case study in two quail species. Western North American Naturalist 76:485-492.
  • Fuhlendorf, S.D., T.J. Hovick, R.D. Elmore, A.Tanner, D.M. Engle, and C.A. Davis. 2017. A hierarchical perspective to woody plant encroachment for conservation of prairie-chickens. Rangeland Ecology and Management 70:9-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2016.08.010
  • Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, C.A. Davis, S.D. Fuhlendorf, D.K. Dahlgren, E.T. Thacker, and J.P. Orange. Does the presence of oil and gas infrastructure potentially increase risk of harvest in northern bobwhite? Wildlife Biology 22:294-304.
  • Becerra, T.A., D.M. Engle, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and R.D. Elmore. 2016. Preference for grassland heterogeneity: implications for biodiversity in the Great Plains. Society and Natural Resources DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2016.1239293.
  • Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, C.A. Davis, D.K. Dahlgren, and J.P. Orange. 2016. Extreme climatic events contain space use and survival of a ground-nesting bird. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13505.
  • Carroll, M.J., C.A. Davis, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and R.D. Elmore. 2016. Landscape pattern is critical for the moderation of thermal extremes. Ecosphere 7(7): art e01403.
  • Earl, J.E., S.D. Fuhlendorf, D. Haukos, A.M. Tanner, R.D. Elmore, and S.A. Carleton. 2016. Characteristics of lesser prairie-chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) long-distance movements across their distribution. Ecosphere 7(8): art e01441.
  • McGranahan, D.A., T.J. Hovick, R.D. Elmore, D.M. Engle, S.D. Fuhlendorf, S.L. Winter, J.R. Miller, and D.M. Debinski. 2016. Temporal variability in aboveground plant biomass decreases as spatial variability increases. Ecology 97:555-560.
  • Hovick, T.J., B.W. Allred, D.A. McGranahan, M.W. Palmer, R.D. Elmore, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2016. Informing conservation by identifying range shift patterns across breeding habitats and migration strategies. Biodiversity and Conservation DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1053-6.
  • Dahlgren, D.K., M.R. Guttery, T.A. Messmer, D. Caudill, R.D. Elmore, R. Chi, and D.N. Koons. 2016. Evaluating vital rate contributions to greater sage-grouse population dynamics to inform conservation. Ecosphere 7(3): art e01249.
  • Orange, J.P., C.A. Davis, R.D. Elmore, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2016. Temporary communal brooding in northern bobwhite and scaled quail broods. Western North American Naturalist 76:122-127.


Recent Extension Publications:

  • Elmore, R.D. and D.B. Arnall. 2016. Dove field management. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, NREM 9024.
  • Dale, L.L., A. Gourley, and R.D. Elmore. 2016. Using camera surveys to estimate white-tailed deer populations. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, NREM-9023.
  • R. Beyke and R.D. Elmore. 2016. How weather variables affect gamebirds in the southern Great Plains. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, NREM-9022.
  • Dale, L.L., T.J. O’Connell, and R.D. Elmore. 2015. Aflatoxins in wildlife feed: know how to protect wildlife. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, NREM-9021.
  • Elmore, R.D., K.H. Hickman, and K. Holmes. 2015. Problem horticultural plants. NREM-2895.
  • Jacques, M., K. McBee, and R.D. Elmore. 2015. Determining sex and reproductive status of rodents. NREM-2896.
  • Jacques, M., K. McBee, and R.D. Elmore. 2015. Managing for small mammal diversity. NREM-2897
  • Hovick, T.J. and R.D. Elmore. 2015. Interacting fire and grazing is for the birds. Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, Research Brief 2015-13.