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Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

NREM Faculty - Dwayne Elmore

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., 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Recent Extension Publications:

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

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.