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Dr. James Martin

Associate Professor, Wildlife

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Campus address

Warnell 3-322
B.S. Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina Asheville, 2003
PhD, Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 2010


Research Areas Detail:

In my lab we do research within and across three broad themes: landscape ecology and management, gamebird ecology and management, and sustainable agriculture and forestry. Birds and insects are the common taxa studied. We typical work in managed ecosystems where food, fiber, forage, and bioenergy is produced. We use robust quantitative techniques to analyze data and make decisions. Furthermore, we work with decision makers (i.e., agencies) to improve the conservation of natural resources.

Recent Citations:
  1. Campbell, J. W., Miller, D. A., & Martin, J. A. (2016). Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) Intercropping within Managed Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Does Not Affect Wild Bee Communities.. Insects, 7(4). doi:10.3390/insects7040062
  2. Monroe, A. P., Hill, J. G., & Martin, J. A. (2016). Spread of exotic grass in grazed native grass pastures and responses of insect communities. Restoration Ecology. doi:10.1111/rec.12472
  3. Monroe, A. P., Chandler, R. B., Jr, B. L. W., & Martin, J. A. (2016). Converting exotic forages to native warmseason grass can increase avian productivity in beef production systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment, 233, 85-93. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.08.024

I currently teach Conservation Decision Making, Senior Project, Conservation of Wildlife in Agricultural Landscapes, Wildlife Internships, and a First Year Seminar.