D. Craig Rudolph

Research Ecologist
506 Hayter Street
Nacogdoches, TX 75965
Phone: 936-569-7981

Current Research

  • Biology and management of the red-cockaded woodpecker
  • Ecological relationships and management of the Louisiana pine snake
  • Structure of Lepidopteran communities in fire-maintained pine ecosystems
  • Biology of the butterflies in the genus Speyeria, with emphasis on the Diana (Speyeria diana)

Research Interests

Primary reserach interests focus on aspects of the ecology of fire-maintained pine forests in the southeastern U. S. Specific interests include Biology of the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, biology and managment of the Louisiana Pine Snake, Lepidopteran communities in relation to fire regimes, and prairie restoration.

Why This Research is Important

Maintains global biodiversity.

Reduces probability of species extinctions.

Provides managment options for private and public land managers.


Ph.D. in Zoology, 1980
Texas Tech University
M.A. in Zoology, 1970
University of California, Santa Barbara
B.A. in Zoology, 1967
University of California, Santa Barbara

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