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Stefan Woltmann

Assistant ProfessorStefan Woltmann

Sundquist Science Complex, Room D216
P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7772


Ph.D. Tulane University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 2010
M.S. University of Southern Mississippi (Biology), 2000
B.A. State University of New York, Purchase (Environmental Science) 1993


Ornithology, Principles of Biology

Research Interests

Avian Dispersal, Conservation Genetics, Conservation Biology, Neotropical Bird Ecology, Bird Migration

Selected Publications

Taylor, S.S., S. Woltmann, A. Rodriguez, and W.E. Kelso. 2013. Hybridization of White, Yellow and Striped Bass in the Toledo Bend Reservoir. Southeastern Naturalist 12(3):514-522.

Woltmann, S., T.W. Sherry and B.R. Kreiser. 2012. A genetic approach to estimating natal dispersal distances and self-recruitment in resident rainforest birds. Journal of Avian Biology 43:33-42

Woltmann, S., T.W. Sherry and B.R. Kreiser. 2012. Fine-scale genetic population structure of an understory rainforest bird in Costa Rica. Conservation Genetics 13:925-935

Woltmann, S. and T.W. Sherry. 2011. High apparent survival and stable territory dynamics of Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul) in a large rain forest preserve. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(1):15-23

Woltmann, S., R.S. Terrill, M.J. Miller, and M.L. Brady. 2010. Chestnut-backed Antbird (Myrmeciza exsul), in Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

Young, B.E., T.W. Sherry, B.J. Sigel, and S. Woltmann. 2008. Edge and isolation effects on nesting success of Costa Rican forest birds. Biotropica 40:615-622

Buler, J.J., F.R. Moore, and S. Woltmann. 2007. A multi-scale examination of stopover habitat use by birds. Ecology 88:1789-1802

Múnera-Roldán, C., M.L. Cody, R.H. Schiele-Zavala, B.J. Sigel, S. Woltmann, and J.P. Kjeldsen. 2007. New and noteworthy records of birds from southeastern Nicaragua. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 127:152-161

Woltmann, S. 2005. Patterns of daily temporal variation in detectability of forest birds in Bolivia. Ornitología Neotropical 16:337-346

Moore, F.R., M.S. Woodrey, J.J. Buler, S. Woltmann, T.R. Simons. 2005. Understanding the stopover of migratory birds: A scale dependent approach. Pp. 684-689 in Ralph, C.J., and T.D. Rich, (Editors). Bird Conservation Implementation and Integration in the Americas: Proceedings of the Third International Partners in Flight Conference 2002. U.S.D.A. Forest Service, GTR-PSW-191