Jonathan G. P. Dudley
Phone: (208) 373-4378
Fax: (208) 373-4391
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Boise Aquatic Sciences Lab
322 East Front St. Suite 401
Boise ID 83702
B.S., Wildlife Biology, Washington State University
M.S., Biology, Boise State University
Effects of wildfire and salvage logging on the ecology of cavity-nesting birds. Response by plant communities to wildfire and prescribed burning in Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-Fir Forests. Influences of spatial scale and habitat management on riparian and forest bird communities. Home range size and foraging habitat of Black-Backed Woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) in burned forests.
- Contribute to research and conservation of natural resources.
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- Effects of wildfire, prescribed fire, and salvage logging on the ecology of cavity-nesting birds.
- Response by plant communities to wildfire and prescribed burning in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests.
- Influences of spatial scale and habitat management on forest songbird communities.
- Home range size and foraging habitat of black-backed woodpeckers (Picoides arcticus) in burned forests.
- Nest survival of Lewis's woodpeckers (Melanerpes lewis) in burned forests.
REALIZED MAJOR RESEARCH OUTPUTS
- Dudley, J.G. 2005. Home range size and foraging habitat of black-backed woodpeckers. Boise State University, ID. Thesis. PDF
- Saab, V., J. Dudley, and W. Thompson. 2004. Factors influencing occupancy of nest cavities in recently burned forests. Condor 106:20-36. PDF
- Dudley, J., and V. Saab. 2003. A field protocol to monitor cavity-nesting birds. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Research Paper RMRS-RP-44. PDF
- Saab, V., R. Brannon, J. Dudley, L. Donohoo, D. Vanderzanden, V. Johnson, and H. Lachowski. 2002. Selection of fire-created snags at two spatial scales by cavity-nesting birds. In: Shea, P.J., W.F. Laudenslayer, Jr., B. Valentine, C.P. Weatherspoon, and T.E. Lisle (editors). Proceedings of the symposium on the ecology and management of dead wood in western forests, Reno, NV. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, PSW-GTR-181. PDF
- Saab, V.A., and J. Dudley. 1998. Responses of cavity-nesting birds to stand-replacement fire and salvage logging in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of southwestern Idaho. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Research Paper RMRS-RP-11. PDF
- Clary, W.P., N.L. Shaw, J.G. Dudley, V.A. Saab, J.W. Kinney, and L.C. Smithman. 1996. Response of a depleted sagebrush steppe riparian system to grazing control and woody plantings. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station, Research Paper INT-RP-492.
ANTICIPATED OUTCOME OF CURRENT EFFORTS
- Understand the long-term effects of salvage logging and plant succession on cavity-nesting birds following stand-replacement wildfire.
- Provide management recommendations on the home range size and foraging habitat of black-backed woodpeckers.
- Describe factors influencing nest survival of Lewis's woodpeckers.