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Roger W. Perry

Research Wildlife Biologist
P.O. Box 1270
Hot Springs, AR 71902
Phone: 501-623-1180 x108

Current Research

• Winter and summer roosting ecology of forest bats.

• Effects of pine woodland restoration on wildlife communities.

• Effects of fire on forest bats.

• Long-term responses of forest birds to different silviculture methods.

Research Interests

• Ecology of bats in the Interior Highlands.

• Community responses to woodland restoration.

• Fire effects on vertebrate populations.

• Modeling wildlife response to forest management at landscape scales.

• Early successional habitats.

• Effects of disturbance and silviculture practices on birds, mammals, and herpetofauna.

Education Zoology
University of Arkansas Fisheries and Wildlife
University of Missouri Drafting and Design Engineering Technology
Missouri Southern State University Wildlife Ecology
Oklahoma State University

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Research Highlights

Riparian zone width, pine plantation age, and status of conservation priority birds (2011)
Selecting 16 different bird species of conservation importance in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas, we used models to look at the likelihood of each species occupying riparian zones of different widths. New to these types of studies, we also related occupancy to both riparian zone width and the age of surrounding pine plantation forests. We found diverse responses among species to width of buffers and age classes of adjacent plantations; some species benefited from wide buffers, while others benefitted from narrow buffers. Most species did not appear affected by structure of surrounding plantations.
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