FW 4103 – Principles of Wildlife Management – 3 cr.
FW 5625 – Wildlife Handling and Immobilization – 2 cr.
CFANS 3504 - Tiger Conservation and Vertebrate Field Methods – 3 cr.
My research focuses on the biology and conservation of mammals in Asia, including individual based modeling of large mammals, metapopulation structure of large mammals in relation to landscape patterns and human-wildlife conflict. Most of my personal research has focused on tigers but I have advised students studying a number of other species (e.g. gaur, banteng, fishing cat, sloth bear, snow leopard). My current research is in Thailand and Nepal but I have also worked in China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh. Through my research I have developed study abroad programs at U Minnesota for undergraduates in Thailand and Nepal.
Biology and conservation of mammals in Asia; conservation data bases; individual based modeling of large mammal and human dynamics, metapopulation structure of large mammals in relation to landscape patterns and the human dimension context, ecosystem management.
Duangchatrasiri,S., *J. Pornkamol, J. Sitthichai, A.Pattanvibool, J.E.Hines, T. W. Arnold, J. Fieberg, and J.L.D. Smith. In Press. Impact of prey occupancy and other ecological and anthropogenic factors on tiger distribution in Thailand's Western Forest Complex. Ecology and Evolution.
Liu,Yue-Chen,X.Sun, C. Driscoll, D.G. Miquelle, X.Xu, P. Martelli, O. Uphrykina, J.L.D. Smith, S.J. O'Brien, *S-J.Luo. 2018. Genome-Wide Evolutionary Analysis of Natural History and Adaptation in the World's Tigers. Current Biology.
B.R. Lamichhane, N. Subedi, C. Pokheral, M. Dhakal, K. Acharya, N. Pradhan, J.L.D. Smith, S.Malla, B. Thakuri and C. Yackulic. 2017. Using interviews and biological sign surveys to infer seasonal use of forested and agricultural portions of a human-dominated landscape by Asian elephants in Nepal. Ethol. Ecol. & Evol. 29: 1-17 https://doi.org/10.1080/03949370.2017.1405847
S. Pakpien, A Simcharoen, S. Duangchantrasiri, V. Chimchome, N. Pongpattannurak and J.L.D. Smith. 2017. Ecological covariates at kill sites influence tiger (Panthera tigris) hunting success in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand. Trop. Conser. Sci. 10: 1-7. doi: 10.1177/1940082917719000
Ahearn, S.C., S. Dodge, A. Simcharoen, G. Xavier, J.L.D.Smith. 2016. A context-sensitive correlated random walk: a new simulation model for movement. International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 1-17.
Honors and Awards
2021 Award for Global Engagement at the University of Minnesota