College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
James D. Forester
Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
Postdoctoral position in Quantitative Ecology
Fields of Interest
Animal movement ecology, quantitative landscape ecology
- FW 5603W Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife
The overall goal of my research is to develop an understanding of the spatio-temporal processes that affect the distribution and abundance of organisms. I am interested in how animals alter their habitat selection and movement paths in response to heterogeneity in resources and risk. My research covers a range of spatial and temporal scales but is focused primarily on how large, mammalian herbivores respond to changing landscapes.
- Bee, M. A., A. Velez, and J. D. Forester. 2012. Sound level discrimination by gray treefrogs in the presence and absence of chorus-shaped noise. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (in press).
- Forester, J. D. 2011. Dispersal from the frying pan to the re. Animal Conservation 14(3):225-226.
- Smouse, P.E., S. Focardi, P. R. Moorcroft, J.G. Kie, J. D. Forester, and J. M. Morales. 2010. Stochastic modelling of animal movement. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365: 2201-2211.
- Forester, J. D., H. K. Im, and P. J. Rathouz. 2009. Accounting for animal movement in estimation of Resource Selection Functions: Sampling and data analysis. Ecology 90(12): 3554–3565.
- Wootton, J. T., C. A. Pfister, and J. D. Forester. 2008. Dynamical patterns and ecological impacts of changing ocean pH in a high-resolution multi-year dataset. PNAS 105(48):18848-18853.
- Forester, J. D., D. P. Anderson, and M. G. Turner. 2008. Landscape and local factors affecting northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis) recruitment in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin (USA). American Midland Naturalist 160:438-453.
- Forester, J. D., A. R. Ives, M. G. Turner, D. P. Anderson, D. Fortin, H. L. Beyer, D. W. Smith, and M. S. Boyce. 2007. Using state-space models to link patterns of elk (Cervus elaphus) movement to landscape characteristics in Yellowstone National Park. Ecological Monographs, 77(2): 285-299.