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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Emeritus Faculty - David M. Leslie, Jr.

Adjunct Professor

007 Ag. Hall (office)
007 Ag Hall (address)
Stillwater, OK 74077
(405) 744-6342

Educational Background
PhD: Ph.D., 1982, Oregon State University




Research Interests:
The Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit has been an integral part of research in natural resource ecology and management at Oklahoma State University since 1948. Research has been conducted on a wide variety of fisheries and wildlife topics in cooperation with the University, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, the U.S. Geological Survey, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and various private concerns.  Graduate research projects affiliated with the Unit typically are problem-oriented and designed to provide cooperators with useful information on contemporary resource issues. My personal research has focused on ecology and recovery of endangered Ozark big eared bats and interior least terns; resource conservation and management in Romania and Poland; effects of habitat alterations on nutrition of large mammals; and the impact of the digital age on scientific delivery and scholarly publishing.

Recent Publications

  • Groves, C. P., and Leslie, D. M., Jr.  2011. Family Bovidae (Hollow-horned ruminants). Pp. 444–571 in Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Vol. 2, Hoofed Mammals (D. E. Wilson, and R. A. Mittermeier, eds.).  Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.  886 pp.
  • Groves, C. P., D. M. Leslie, Jr., B. A. Huffman, R. Valdez, K. Habibi, P. J. Weinberg, J. A. Burton, P. J. Jarman, and W. G. Robichaud.  2011.  Species accounts for Bovidae.  Pages 572–779 in Handbook of the mammals of the world.  Vol. 2.  Hoofed mammals (D. E. Wilson and R. A. Mittermeier, eds).  Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Leslie, D. M., Jr.  2011.  Rusa unicolor (Artiodactyla: Cervidae).  Mammalian Species 43(871):1–30.
  • Barrett, D. A., and D. M. Leslie, Jr.  2012.  Spatio-temporal variations in age structures of a partially re-established population of northern river otters (Lontra canadensis).  American Midland Naturalist 168:302–314.
  • Winter, S. L., S. D. Fuhlendorf, C. L. Goad, C. A. Davis, K. R. Hickman, and D. M. Leslie, Jr.  2012.  Restoration of the fire-grazing interaction in Artemisia filifolia shrubland of the southern Great Plains, North America.  Journal of Applied Ecology 49:242–250.
  • Lee, D. N., R. W. Dolman, and D. M. Leslie, Jr.  2013.  Oryx callotis (Artiodactyla: Bovidae).  Mammalian Species 45(897):1–11.
  • Leslie, D. M., Jr., R. W. Dolman, and D. N. Lee.  2013.  Elaphodus cephalophus (Artiodactyla: Bovidae).  Mammalian Species 45(904):80–91.
  • Polo, J. A., S. W. Hallgren, and D. M. Leslie, Jr.  2013.  Effect of long-term understory prescribed burning on standing and down dead woody material in dry upland oak forests.  Forest Ecology and Management 291:128–135.
  • Monteith, K. B., K. L. Monteith, R. T. Bowyer, D. M. Leslie, Jr., and J. A. Jenks.  2014.  Reproductive effects on fecal nitrogen as an index of diet quality: an experimental assessment.  Journal of Mammalogy 95:301–310.
  • Leslie, D. M., Jr., and B. Huffman.  2014.  Potamochoerus porcus (Artiodactyla: Suidae).  Mammalian Species 46: in press.