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Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - Dwayne Elmore

Professor and Bollenbach Endowed Chair in Wildlife Extension

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 Publications

Carroll, M.J., T.J. Hovick, C.A. Davis, R.D. Elmore, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Reproductive plasticity and landscape heterogeneity benefit a ground-nesting bird in a fire prone ecosystem. Ecological Applications 27:2234-2244.

Carroll, M.J., T.J. Hovick, C.A. Davis, R.D. Elmore, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Using a historic drought and high-heat event to validate thermal exposure predictions for ground-dwelling birds. Ecology and Evolution DOE: 10.1002/ece3.3185.

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.

Davis, C.A., J.P. Orange, R.A. Van Den Bussche, R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, J.M. Carroll, E.P. Tanner, and D.M. Leslie. 2017. Extrapair paternity and nest parasitism in two sympatric quail. The Auk 134:811-820.

Elmore, R.D., J.M. Carroll, E.P. Tanner, T.J. Hovick, B.A. Grisham, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and S.K. Windels. 2017. Implications of the thermal environment for terrestrial wildlife management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:183-193.

Elmore, R.D., L. Goodman, K. Hickman, and J. Alspach. 2017. Options for expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) land (revision). Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. NREM 9016.

Fogarty, D.T., R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and S.R. Loss. 2017. Influence of olfactory and visual cover on nest site selection and success for grassland-nesting birds. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.3195.

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.

Hovick, T.J., D. A. McGranahan, R.D. Elmore, J.R. Weir, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Pyric-carnivory: raptor use of prescribed fires. Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3401.

Hovick, T.J., J.M. Carroll, R.D. Elmore, C.A. Davis, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Restoring fire to grasslands is critical for migrating shorebird populations. Ecological Applications doi: 10.1002/eap.1567.

Johnson, K., R.D. Elmore, and L. Goodman. 2017. A Guide to Plants Important to Quail in Oklahoma. Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. E-1047.

Joshi, O., T.A. Becerra, D.M. Engle, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and R.D. Elmore. 2017. Factors affecting public preferences for grassland landscape heterogeneity in the Great Plains. Environmental Management DOI 10.1007/s00267-017-0921-5.

Leverkus, S.E.R., S.D. Fuhlendorf, M. Geertsema, R.D. Elmore, D.M. Engle, and K.A. Baum.  2017. A landscape disturbance matrix for conserving biodiversity. Journal of Ecosystems and Management 17:1-26.

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.

Rakowski, A.E. and R.D. Elmore. 2017. Ecology and management of the Rio Grande wild turkey in Oklahoma. E-1045.

Starns, H.D., S.D. Fuhlendorf, R.D. Elmore, T.J. Hovick, D. Twidwell, and E.T. Thacker. 2017. Patch-Burning Reduces Fuels and is Compatible with Prairie-Chicken Conservation. Great Plains Fire Science Exchange, Research Brief 2017-01.

Tanner, E.P., M. Papes, R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and C.A. Davis. 2017. Incorporating abundance information and guiding variable selection for climate-based ensemble forecasting of species’ distributional shifts. PLoS ONE 12:e0184316.

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

Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, C.A. Davis, and S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2017. Evidence of nest tenacity in scaled quail (Callipepla squamata) following an extreme anthropogenic disturbance. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129:354-359.

Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, C.A. Davis, D.K. Dahlgren, and J.P. Orange. 2017. Extreme climatic events constrain space use and survival of a ground-nesting bird. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13505.