Ashley M. LongDr. Ashley M. Long

Assistant Professor
Wildlife Extension Specialist

Wildlife Ecology

Room 315, RNR Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: (225) 578-4940

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  • Ph.D. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX – 2014
  • M.S. Biological Sciences, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS – 2010
  • B.S. Biology, Northland College, Ashland, WI – 2006
  • A.S. Highland Community College, Freeport, IL – 2005

Courses Taught

  • Wildlife Habitat Management

Research Interests

I use geospatial data, emerging technology, and field experiments to study how vegetation management (e.g., understory thinning, prescribed burning), development (e.g., road construction, urbanization), and natural landscape alterations (e.g., wildfire) influence species’ distributions and wildlife population dynamics.

Current Research

  • Use of miniaturized light-level geolocators and automated telemetry to examine migratory connectivity for songbirds
  • Distribution and habitat relationships of wintering grassland birds
  • Use of radar data to reduce the risk of bird-aircraft collisions
  • Developing state-and-transition models for use in wildlife management
  • Use of remotely-sensed data and GIS to identify coastal prairie remnants.
  • Influence of forest management practices on bat distributions and activity.
  • Disease ecology in wild birds
  • Identifying barriers for the use of prescribed fire on private lands