FW 2001 Intro to Fisheries, Wildlife & Conservation Biology
FW 5051 Analysis of Populations
My research interests focus on the ecology and conservation of wetland- and prairie-dependent wildlife, particularly waterfowl. Recent research has focused on better methods of estimating population size of wetland and grassland wildlife, estimation of population vital rates (e.g. nest success, brood survival), and development of population models to guide management activities and predict future population trajectories.
Population ecology and management of grassland and wetland-dependent wildlife; mark-recapture analysis; population assessment and modeling.
Arnold, TW. 2018. Using ring-recovery and within-season recapture data to estimate fecundity and population growth. Ecology & Evolution 8: 10298-10305.
Palmer, MS, A Swanson‡, M Kosmala, T Arnold, and C Packer. 2018. Evaluating relative abundance indices for terrestrial herbivores from large-scale camera trap surveys. African Journal of Ecology 56: 791-803.
Specht, HM, and TW Arnold. 2018. Banding age ratios reveal that prairie waterfowl fecundity is affected by climate, density dependence and predator-prey dynamics. Journal of Applied Ecology: in press.
Schneider, AC, TW Arnold, PW Huber, and TL Lewis. 2018. An 18-year study of Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta) in Michigan. Journal of Herpetology 52: 193-200.
Arnold, TW, RG Clark, DN Koons, and M Schaub. 2018. Integrated population models facilitate ecological understanding and improved management decisions. Journal of Wildlife Management 82: 266-274.