Wildlife Chairs Resources
Resources relevant to research from the Wildlife Chairs at Oklahoma State University is provided in the form of both selected videos, fact sheets and research publications. We believe it is critical for research results to be properly disseminated through both peer reviewed research journals and through the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service so that the public has access to objective applied research findings. A list of chair research can be found on each chairs description pages.
Bradford Pear Encroachment
Invasive callery pear include cultivars like Bradford and Chanticleer. These trees are spreading out from urban areas, where they were planted, into pastures and rangelands forming dense thickets. These vigorous resprouters cannot be killed by cutting the trunks. Unless completely uprooted, herbicides will be needed. Spraying the leaves is effective on small trees but on large trees herbicide must be applied to the bark or cut stump. Triclopyr ester like Remedy is most effective.
Migratory Birds in Oklahoma
Kurtis Hair travels to Muskogee County to talk about migratory bird patterns in Oklahoma.
Controlling Aflatoxin in Wildlife Feed
Dwayne Elmore explains how to prevent aflatoxin in wildlife.
Blue Tongue in White-Tailed Deer
Extension Wildlife Specialist Dwayne Elmore talks with us about blue tongue in wild deer along with helpful tips to make sure your livestock are kept safe from it.
Chronic Wasting Disease in White-Tailed Deer
Dwayne Elmore explains what land owners and hunters should keep an eye out for when it comes to Chronic Wasting Disease in deer.
Wildlife Food Plot Management 1
This week, we start with wildlife food plot management advice from Dwayne Elmore.
Wildlife Food Plot Management 2
This week, we start with wildlife food plot management advice from Dwayne Elmore.
Thinning Trees for White-Tailed Deer
Dwayne Elmore has advice for managing wooded areas for whitetail deer populations.
Dwayne Elmore answers the question: does culling smaller antlered deer help larger antlered deer flourish?
Packsaddle Wildlife Management Area
Aerial Footage of Completed Riparian Restoration for Rio Grande Wild Turkey.
Best Time to Cut Fields and Pastures for Wildlife
Dwayne Elmore explains the benefits to wildlife of only cutting a meadow once.
Burning for Bobwhite
This week in Naturally Speaking, OSU Extension wildlife specialist Dwayne Elmore talks about how to properly use prescribed burns to manage pastures for Bobwhite quail.
How to Manage Cover to Promote Quail Nesting
Dwayne Elmore explains how to manage pastures to promote quail nesting.
Managing Dove Fields
Dwayne Elmore has advice on crops to attract doves.
Managing Ponds for Waterfowl
OSU Extension wildlife specialist Dwayne Elmore talks about types of plants you can plant around your farm pond to attract and maintain water foul.
Importance of Wetlands for Shorebirds
SUNUP travel to Garfield County to learn about the birds enjoying a layover in our state, as they travel north for the summer.
We travel to Osage County to visit The Nature Conservancy's Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, where Dwayne Elmore and Torre Hovick are conducting research on greater prairie-chickens and fire.
Dwayne Elmore explains why shinnery oak is important to wildlife in western Oklahoma.
- A Guide to Plants Important for Quail in Oklahoma
- Distinguishing Between Greater and Lesser Prairie-Chicken
- Dove Field Management
- Ecology and Management of the Greater Prairie-Chicken
- Ecology and Management of the Rio Grande Wild Turkey in Oklahoma
- Habitat Evaluation Guide for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken
- How Weather Variables Affect Gamebirds in the Southern Great Plains
- Northern Bobwhite Habitat Requirements and Evaluation Guide
- Plants Important for Quail in Oklahoma
- Scaled Quail Ecology and Management
- The Ring-necked Pheasant in Oklahoma
- Research Summary: Evaluation of Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail in Western Oklahoma
- Research Summary: The Science of Scent and Implications for Northern Bobwhite
- Range Management
- White-tailed Deer
- Various Topics
Many of the publications below are open access and can be downloaded in the full version. If you are not able to access the entire document, please contact Dwayne Elmore.
- Grassland Birds
- Effects of Patch-burn Management on Dickcissel Nest Success in a Tallgrass Prairie
- Effect of Pyric Herbivory on Source-sink Dynamics in Grassland Birds
- Informing Conservation by Identifying Range Shift Patterns Across Breeding Habitats and Migration Strategies
- Land Cover Dynamics Influence Distribution of Breeding Birds in the Great Plains, USA
- Landscape Heterogeneity Influences the Response of Grassland Birds to Energy Development
- Patch-burn Management: Implications for Conservation of Avian Communities in Fire-Dependent Sagebrush Ecosystems
- Wintering Bird Responses to the Presence of Artificial Surface Water in a Semi-Arid Rangeland
- A Hierarchical Perspective to Woody Plant Encroachment for Conservation of Prairie-Chickens
- Characteristics of Lesser Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus pallidicinctus) Long-Distance Movements Across Their Distribution
- Dynamic Disturbance Processes Create Dynamic Lek Site Selection in a Prairie Grouse
- Evidence of Negative Effects of Anthropogenic Structures on Wildlife: A Review of Grouse Survival and Behavior
- Female Greater Prairie‐Chicken Response to Energy Development and Rangeland Management
- Landscapes as a Moderator of Thermal Extremes: A Case Study from an Imperiled Grouse
- Predicting Greater Prairie-Chicken Lek Site Suitability to Inform Conservation Actions
- Using Aerial Surveys and Citizen Science to Create Species Distribution Models for an Imperiled Grouse
- Weather Constrains the Influence of Fire and Grazing on Nesting Greater Prairie-Chickens
- Other Galliforms
- A Ground-Nesting Galliform's Response to Thermal Heterogeneity: Implications for Ground-Dwelling Birds
- Avian Parental Behavior and Nest Success Influenced by Temperature Fluctuations
- Behavioral Responses at Distribution Extremes: How Artificial Surface Water Can Affect Quail Movement Patterns
- Behavioral Modifications Lead to Disparate Demographic Consequences in Two Sympatric Species
- Development and Characterization of 23 Microsatellite Loci for Scaled Quail
- Does the Presence of Oil and Gas Infrastructure Potentially Increase Risk of Harvest in Northern Bobwhite
- Effect of Abundance and Survey Protocol on Estimates of Occupancy and Detection Probability for Northern Bobwhites
- Evaluating the Efficacy of Brood Flush Counts: a Case Study in Two Quail Species
- Evidence of Nest Tenacity in Scaled Quail Following an Anthropogenic Disturbance
- Extrapair Paternity and Nest Parasitism in Two Sympatric Quail
- Extreme Climatic Events Constrain Space Use and Survival of a Ground-Nesting Bird
- Incorporating Abundance Information and Guiding Variable Selection for Climate-Based Ensemble Forecasting of Species' Distributional Shifts
- Influence of Olfactory and Visual Cover on Nest Site Selection and Success for Grassland-Nesting Birds
- Long-term Study of Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail at Packsaddle and Beaver WMAs
- Looking Beyond Rare Species as Umbrella Species: Northern Bobwhites (Colinus virginianus) and Conservation of Grassland and Shrubland Birds
- Northern Bobwhite Space Use Minimally Affected by Oil and Gas Development
- Response of Northern Bobwhite Movements to Management-Driven Disturbance in a Shrub-Dominated Ecosystem
- Reproductive Plasticity and Landscape Heterogeneity Benefit a Ground-Nesting Bird in a Fire-Prone Ecosystem
- Temporary Communal Brooding in Northern Bobwhite and Scaled Quail Broods
- Thermal Patterns Constrain Diurnal Behavior of a Ground-Dwelling Bird
- Rangeland Ecology
- A Landscape Disturbance Matrix for Conserving Biodiversity
- Can Land Use Indicate Wetland Floristic Quality and Taxonomic Distinctness?
- Conservation of Pattern and Process: Developing an Alternative Paradigm of Rangeland Management
- Emerging Frameworks for Understanding and Mitigating Woody Plant Encroachment in Grassy Biomes
- Heterogeneity as the Basis for Rangeland Management
- Impact of an Agri-Environmental Scheme on Landscape Patterns
- Juniper Invasions in Grasslands: Research Needs and Intervention Strategies
- Landscape Pattern is Critical for the Moderation of Thermal Extremes
- Moderate Patchiness Optimizes Heterogeneity, Stability, and Beta Diversity in Mesic Grassland
- National-Scale Assessment of Ecological Content in the World's Largest Land Management Framework
- Perspectives on Grassland Conservation Efforts: Should We Rewild to the Past or Conserve for the Future?
- Preference for Grassland Heterogeneity: Implications for Biodiversity in the Great Plains
- Propagation of Shinnery Oak as a Framework for Conservation
- Pyric Herbivory: Rewilding Landscapes through the Recoupling of Fire and Grazing
- Recoupling Fire and Grazing Reduces Wildland Fuel Loads on Rangelands
- Temporal Variability in Aboveground Plant Biomass Decreases as Spatial Variability Increases
- The Effects of Fire on the Thermal Environment of Sagebrush Communities
- The Hot Topic in Modern Agriculture
- The Interaction of Climate Change, Land Cover, and Political Representation in the USA
- Using a Historic Drought and High-Heat Event to Validate Thermal Exposure Predictions for Ground-Dwelling Birds
- Variation and Drivers of Airflow Patterns Associated with Olfactory Concealment and Habitat Selection