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Stefan Woltmann

Stefan Woltmann




Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University, 2010

M.S. in Biology, The University of Southern Mississippi, 2000

B.A. in Environmental Science, S.U.N.Y., College at Purchase, NY, 1993

Dr. Woltmann is a Professor of Biology and PI in the Center of Excellence for Field Biology. His research interests include avian ecology and dispersal, conservation genetics and biology, neotropical bird ecology, and bird migration and mating systems. He received his Ph.D. from Tulane University and M.S. from University of Southern Mississippi.

Ornithology, Ecology, Principles of Biology

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

  • Roeder, M.R., C.E Hill, C.S. Elphick, M. Conway, A.R. Kocek, A. Tegeler, and S. Woltmann. 2021. Genetic data disagree with described subspecies ranges for Seaside Sparrows (Ammospiza maritima) on the Atlantic coast. Ornithological Applications 25: 10.1093/ornithapp/duab011.

  • Davis, K.E.C., A.E. Settlecowski, M.R. Roeder, C. Enloe, T. Virzi, M.E. Hunter, S. Woltmann, and S.S. Taylor. In Press. Range-wide population genetic analysis of Seaside Sparrows (Ammospiza maritima) supports at least 6 distinct population segments that do not align with current subspecies descriptions. Ornithological Applications.

  • Settlecowski, A.E., K.E.C. Davis, J.A. Cox, S. Woltmann, and S.S. Taylor. Accepted with revisions. Natural history and community science records confirm rapid geographic shifts in the distribution of an eastern North America grassland bird since the late-1800s. Avian Conservation and Ecology.

  • Enloe, C., A. Cox, A. Pandey, A. Taylor, S. Woltmann, and R.T. Kimball. In review. Genome-wide assessment of population structure in Florida's coastal seaside sparrows. Conservation Genetics.

  • 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.