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Associate Professor of Wildlife Habitat Management

Frank Merritt Endowed Professor of Forestry

Certified Wildlife Biologist®


Tel: (318) 257 - 2947


Office: Reese Hall 201

Address: P. O. Box 10138 / 1501 Reese Drive / Ruston, LA 71272




Ph.D. - Mississippi State University, 2011

M.S. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006

B.S. - University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004


Teaching Responsibilities


WILD 314 - Wildlife Habitat Evaluation and Management (Fall & Spring Quarters)

WILD 350 - Wildlife Anatomy (Fall Quarter)

FOR 230 - Biology of Forest Plants (Winter Quarter)

WILD 360 - Wildlife Policy and Law (Winter Quarter)

WILD 450 - Biology of Wild Animals (Winter Quarter)

WILD 550 - Advanced Biology of Wild Animals (Winter Quater)

WILD 347 - Wildlife Techniques (Spring Quarter)

FOR 310 - Human Dimensions of Forestry (Summer Quarter)


Research and Outreach Interests


Avian Habitat Evaluation and Management

Mammalian Habitat Evaluation and Management


Environmental Education



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Shoemaker, K. D., D. P. Jackson, and H. L. Adams. 2022. Determining avian herbivory patterns at sowing using loblolly and longleaf pine seed. Tree Planters' Notes 65:82-92.

Adams, H. L., R. E. Kissell, Jr., D. Ratajczak, E. L. Warr, R. D. Applegate, L. Barrett, T. Lavacot, and D. Graves. 2020. Relationships among white-tailed deer density, harvest, and landscape metrics in TN, USA. European Journal of Wildlife Research 66:19.

Adams, H. L., L. W. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2019. Influence of disturbance on avian communities in agricultural conservation buffers in Mississippi, USA. Open Ornithology Journal 12:16-29.

Adams, H. L., L. W. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2015. Edge effects on avian diversity and density of native grass conservation buffers. Open Ornithology Journal 8:1–9.

J. D. Carr, H. M. Cheshire, D. J. Bailey, G. R. Hess, H. A. Devine, and H. L. Adams. 2014. Assessing learning outcomes related to geospatial science using students’ deliverables. Natural Sciences Education 43:95–101.

Dollar, J. G., S. Riffell, H. L. Adams, and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:171–178.

Adams, H. L., L. W. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell.  2013. Disturbance and landscape effects on avian nests in agricultural conservation buffers.  Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1213–1220.

Hale, S. L., S. Riffell, L. W. Burger, Jr., H. L. Adams, and J. G. Dollar. 2011. Fire ant response to management of native grass conservation buffers. American Midland Naturalist 166:283–291.

Puckett, H. L., J. R. Brandle, R. J. Johnson, and E. E. Blankenship. 2009. Avian foraging patterns in crop field edges adjacent to woody habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 131: 9–15.



Dr. Heidi L. Adams

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