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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, R.L., C.A. Davis, S.D. Fuhlendforf, R.D. Elmore, S.E. DuRant, and J.M. Carroll. 2018. Avian parental behavior and nest success influenced by temperature fluctuations. Journal of Thermal Biology 74:140-148.

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 7:6413-6422

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.

Fuhlendorf SD, Davis CA, Elmore RD, Goodman LE, Hamilton RG. 2018. Perspectives on grassland conservation efforts: should we rewild to the past or conserve for the future? Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 373: 20170438.

Fogarty, D.T., R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and S.R. Loss. 2018. Variation and drivers of airflow patterns associated with olfactory concealment and habitat selection. Ecology 99:289-299.

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 7:6247-6258.

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 7:9144-9150.

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 27:1805-1814.

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

McGranahan, D.A., T.J. Hovick, R.D. Elmore, D.M. Engle, S.D. Fuhlendorf. 2018. Moderate patchiness optimizes heterogeneity, stability, and beta diversity in mesic grassland. Ecology and Evolution 8:5008-5015.

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

Tanner, E.P., R.D. Elmore, S.D. Fuhlendorf, C.A. Davis, D.K. Dahlgren, and J.P. Orange. 2017. Extreme climatic events contain space use and survival of a ground-nesting bird. Global Change Biology 23:1832-1846.

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.