Jonathan G. Dudley
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Functioning in a Science Support position, my research interests largely reflect those of the Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems Program and my supervisor - Vicki Saab. As such, we launched into studying fire and avian ecology in 1994. Since that time, we have contributed to understanding long-term effects of management activities on populations and habitats of birds, with an emphasis on cavity-nesting species. Today, our interests still focus on songbirds and cavity nesters in general, in areas such as modelling breeding habitats and nest survival, but also on individual species that present unique challenges to such land management activities as fuels reduction, beetle suppression, and pine forest restoration, and on predictions of population responses under changing climate scenarios.
Our research helps support conservation and persistence of bird populations and their habitats under various disturbance regimes and spatial scales. Our outputs tend to be recommendations or tools designed to facilitate land management decisions and build on current scientific knowledge.
Why This Research is Important
- Washington State University, B.S. Wildlife Biology 1988
- Boise State University, M.S. Biology 2005
Featured Publications & Products
- Saab, Victoria A.; Russell, Robin E.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2009. Nest-site selection by cavity-nesting birds in relation to postfire salvage logging.
- Russell, Robin E.; Saab, Victoria A.; Rotella, Jay J.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2009. Detection probabilities of woodpecker nests in mixed conifer forests in Oregon.
- Saab, Victoria A.; Russell, Robin E.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2007. Nest densities of cavity-nesting birds in relation to postfire salvage logging and time since wildfire.
- Dudley, Jonathan G.; Saab, Victoria A. 2007. Home range size of Black-backed Woodpeckers in burned forests of southwestern Idaho.
- Russell, Robin E.; Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2007. Habitat suitability models for cavity-nesting birds in a postfire landscape.
- Saab, Victoria A.; Latif, Quresh S.; Dresser, Matthew A.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2019. Woodpecker nest survival, density, and a pine beetle outbreak.
- Latif, Quresh S.; Saab, Victoria A.; Haas, Jessica R.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2018. FIRE-BIRD: A GIS-based toolset for applying habitat suitability models to inform land management planning.
- Latif, Quresh; Sanderlin, Jamie; Saab, Vicki; Block, William; Dudley, Jonathan. 2016. Avian relationships with wildfire at two dry forest locations with different historical fire regimes.
- Latif, Quresh S.; Saab, Vicki; Hollenbeck, Jeff P.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2016. Transferability of habitat suitability models for nesting woodpeckers associated with wildfire.
- Latif, Quresh S.; Saab, Victoria A.; Mellen-Mclean, Kim; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2015. Evaluating habitat suitability models for nesting white-headed woodpeckers in unburned forest.
- Latif, Quresh S.; Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan G.; Hollenbeck, Jeff P. 2013. Ensemble modeling to predict habitat suitability for a large-scale disturbance specialist.
- Dudley, Jonathan G.; Saab, Victoria A.; Hollenbeck, Jeffrey P. 2012. Foraging-habitat selection of Black-backed Woodpeckers in forest burns of southwestern Idaho.
- Saab, Vicki; Russell, Robin E.; Rotella, Jay; Dudley, Jonathan G. 2011. Modeling nest survival of cavity-nesting birds in relation to postfire salvage logging.
- Russell, Robin E.; Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan G.; Rotella, Jay J. 2006. Snag longevity in relation to wildfire and postfire salvage logging.
- Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan; Thompson, William L. 2004. Factors influencing occupancy of nest cavities in recently burned forests.
- Dudley, J.; Saab, V. 2003. A field protocol to monitor cavity-nesting birds.
- Saab, Victoria A.; Brannon, Ree; Dudley, Jonathan; Donohoo, Larry; Vanderzanden, Dave; Johnson, Vicky; Lachowski, Henry. 2002. Selection of fire-created snags at two spatial scales by cavity-nesting birds.
- Saab, Victoria A.; Dudley, Jonathan G. 1998. Responses of cavity-nesting birds to stand-replacement fire and salvage logging in ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests of southwestern Idaho.
- Clary, Warren P.; Shaw, Nancy L.; Dudley, Jonathan G.; Saab, Victoria A.; Kinney, John W.; Smithman, Lynda C. 1996. Response of a depleted sagebrush steppe riparian system to grazing control and woody plantings.
|Contemporary Fire Effects on Birds Dependant on Historical Fire Regime|
Wildfire strongly shapes landscape structure and animal communities in dry forests of western North America. Forest Service research documents r ...
|FIRE-BIRD: A GIS Tool for Applying Habitat Suitability Models to Inform Land Management Planning|
To conserve and promote biological diversity, land managers must identify suitable habitat for species of conservation concern. Managers can the ...
|Using habitat requirements of woodpeckers to design post-fire salvage logging|
Can we conduct economically-beneficial forest management while maintaining wildlife populations in recently burned forests? Study shows trade-of ...