- Assistant Professor
- Ph.D. Wildlife Biology, Louisiana State University
- M.S. Wildlife Biology, Humboldt State University
- B.S. Vertebrate Ecology, Humboldt State University
Integrating wildlife conservation into sustainable forest stewardship
In our rapidly changing world, the integration of wildlife conservation into sustainable forest stewardship represents an important, yet daunting challenge. To identify those species and communities in need of conservation action, I study the response of temperate and tropical forest-dwelling wildlife to environmental change through experimentation and long-term monitoring, and demographic modeling. In addition to applied wildlife conservation and management, I study bird molt, an understudied yet critical phase of the avian lifecycle. Specifically, I assess how selective pressures influenced avian molt strategies in temperate and tropical systems.
Fields of Expertise
- Wildlife conservation in working landscapes
- Temperate and tropical avian ecology
- Demographic modeling
- Avian molts and plumage
Long, L. L., F. K. Lake, J. L. Stephens, J. D. Alexander, and J. D. Wolfe. 2023. Using culturally significant birds to guide the timing of prescribed burns in the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion. Ecosphere https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.4541.
DeGroot, T. L., J. D. Wolfe, L. L. Powell, F. Esono, A. Ebana, C. Barrientos, L. Torrent, K. E. Brzeski. 2023. Human impacts on mammal communities in Rio Campo Nature Reserve, Equatorial Guinea. Journal of African Ecology https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.13108.
Oliveira, S. L., D. J. Flaspohler, and J. D. Wolfe. 2022. Winter Territoriality of the American Redstart in Oil Palm Plantations. Diversity 14, 1079. https://doi.org/10.3390/d14121079
Luther, D. A., W. J. Cooper, V. Jirinec, J. D. Wolfe, C. L. Rutt, R. O. Bierregaard Jr, T. E. Lovejoy, and P. C. Stouffer. 2022. Long-term changes in avian biomass and functional diversity within disturbed and undisturbed Amazonian rainforest. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 289(1981), p.20221123.
Tobias, J. A., C. Sheard, [...] J. D. Wolfe, [...], and 104 other authors. 2022. AVONET: morphological, ecological and geographical data for all birds. Ecology Letters 25:581-597.
Oliveira, S. L., D. J. Flaspohler, J. L. Knowlton, and J. D. Wolfe. 2022. Do oil palm plantations provide quality habitat for migratory birds? A case study from Mexico. Ecological Indicators 139: 108964.
Rodrigues, P., L. L. Powell, C. Rutt, K. Mokross, J. D. Wolfe, E. I. Johnson and P. C. Stouffer. 2022. Sociality and morphology differentiate niches of 13 sympatric Amazonian woodcreepers (Dendrocolaptinae). Ornithology 139, p.ukac002.
Jirinec, V., R. C. Burner, R. O. Bierregaard Jr., A. Hernández-Palma, E. I. Johnson, T. E. Lovejoy, L. L. Powell, C. L. Rutt, J. D. Wolfe, P. C. Stouffer. 2021. Morphological consequences of climate change for birds in “intact” Amazonia. Science Advances https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abk1743.
Pyle, P., M. Gahbauer, E. J. Johnson, T. B. Johnson, and J. D. Wolfe. 2021. Application of a global coding system (“WRP”) to study avian demography based on molt and plumage cycles of birds. Ornithology 139:1-12.
Miller, S. J., J. Wiethase, A. Etingue, E. Franklin, M. F. Mene, J. D. Wolfe, M. K. Gonder and L. Powell. 2021. The impact of new road construction on a pristine Afrotropical mountain: A case study using avian communities on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Biotropica https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13014.
Terrill, R. S., Y. Fong, J. D. Wolfe, and A. J. Zellmer. 2021. Threshold models improve estimates of molt parameters in datasets with small sample sizes. Ornithology 138(3), ukab038.
Jarrett, C., T. B. Smith, R. Claire, D. Ferreira, M. Tchoumbou Malange, N. F. Elikwo, J. D. Wolfe, K. Brzeski, J. Cooper, R. Hanna, C. Masso, K. Fiaboe and L. Powell. 2021. Bird communities in African cocoa are diverse but lack specialized forest insectivores. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13864
Oliveira, S. L., D. J. Flaspohler, J. L. Knowlton, C. R. Webster, and J. D. Wolfe. 2021. Migratory bird community structure in oil palm (Elaies guineensis) plantations and native forest fragments in southern Mexico. Journal of Field Ornithology 92:1–17.
Stouffer, P. C., V. Jirinec, C. L. Rutt, R. O. Bierregaard, Jr., A. Hernández-Palma, E. I. Johnson, S. R. Midway, L. L. Powell, J. D. Wolfe, and T. E. Lovejoy. 2021. Long-term bird community change in undisturbed Amazonian rainforest: Pervasive abundance declines and a shifting baseline. Ecology Letters 24: 186–195.