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Stefan Woltmann

Associate ProfessorDr. Stefan Woltmann

Sundquist Science Complex, Room D105
P.O. Box 4718
Clarksville, TN 37044
(931) 221-7772
email: woltmanns@apsu.edu 
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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, Ecology, Principles of Biology

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications 

Woltmann, S., M. Roeder, A. Xiong, C. Hill, and M.H. Conway. 2019. Additional notes on Texas Seaside Sparrows (Ammospiza maritima sennetti): an update to Griscom 1948. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 131:750-757.

Perez-Umphrey, A.A., C.M. Bergeon Burns, P. C Stouffer, S. Woltmann, and S.S. Taylor. 2018. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure in seaside sparrows (Ammodramus maritimus) following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Science of the Total Environment 630:1086-1094.

Olin, J.A., C.M. Bergeon Burns, S. Woltmann, S.S. Taylor, P.C Stouffer, W. Bam, L. Hooper-Bui, R.E. Turner. 2017. Seaside Sparrows reveal contrasting food web responses to large-scale stressors in coastal Louisiana saltmarshes. Ecosphere 8: e01878. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ecs2.1878/abstract

Bonisoli-Alquati, A., P.C Stouffer, R.E. Turner, S. Woltmann, and S.S. Taylor. 2016. Incorporation of Deepwater Horizon oil in a terrestrial bird. Environmental Research Letters 11:114023. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/11/11/114023

Visco, D.M., N.L. Michel, W.A. Boyle, B.J. Sigel, S. Woltmann, and T.W. Sherry. 2015. Patterns and causes of understory bird declines in human-disturbed tropical forest landscapes: A case study from Central America. Biological Conservation 119:117-129.

Woltmann, S., P.C. Stouffer, C.M.B. Burns, M.S. Woodrey, M.F. Cashner, and S.S. Taylor. 2014.  Population genetics of Seaside Sparrow ( Ammodramus maritimus ) subspecies along the Gulf of Mexico. PLOS ONE 9:e112739.

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: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=393811

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.