Jorista Garrie

Jorista Garrie
Arkansas Tech University | ATU · Department of Biological Sciences

PhD

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June 2015 - January 2016
Sul Ross State University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2014 - March 2015
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (13)
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Insects are an important aspect of forest and woodland ecosystems due to their role as prey for vertebrate species. Our research investigated the relationship between insects and forest management practices in the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. We looked at the differences in biomass, abundance, and diversity of insects in 30 treatment stands w...
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Due to the recent spread of white nose syndrome, it is imperative that managers understand the effects their management techniques have on bat species. Our research aims to determine the spatial and temporal variation in occupancy of bat species native to the Ozark Highlands and Boston Mountains of northwest Arkansas. Although prescribed burn units...
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In addition to the impacts of prescribed fires on forest vegetation, this ecosystem process also has dramatic impacts on associated insect assemblages. For herbivorous, terrestrial insects, fire predictably results in a cycle of initial insect population reduction followed by recovery and growth, in which these insect populations exceed pre-fire ab...
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The pattern of increased nest defense effort over the course of a nesting season could result from three distinct (albeit non-exclusive) mechanisms: increased value of offspring to parents with progression toward independence (parental investment theory), decreased opportunity for renesting (renesting potential hypothesis), or decreased perceived c...
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Food webs composed of similar consumers can vary based on nutrient input, habitat structure, and other factors. For wetland-associated species, fluctuating water levels can potentially affect habitat quality, which in turn can affect trophic diversity. Our objective was to determine spatiotemporal variation in the trophic structure of small mammals...
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River otters (Lontra canadensis) were reintroduced from 1994-1996 into parts of Illinois where the species was extirpated due to over harvest and habitat loss. At the time of reintroduction, managing for the persistence of the population through habitat was very important and research was conducted to determine which watersheds had quality habitat...
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Key factors affecting metapopulation dynamics of animals include patch size, isolation, and patch quality. For wetland-associated species, hydrology can affect patch availability, connectivity, and potentially habitat quality; and therefore drive metapopulation dynamics. Wetlands occurring on natural river floodplains typically have more dynamic hy...
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Background/Question/Methods Wetlands vary greatly spatially and temporally in hydrology, and differences in hydrology between wetland complexes should be reflected in the trophic diversity of the communities occupying these areas. In particular, wetlands occurring on natural floodplains will have more dynamic hydrology compared to wetlands associ...
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The factors that affect resource selection by a foraging herbivore can vary according to the resources or conditions associated with particular levels of organization in the environment, and to the scales over which the herbivore perceives and responds to those resources and conditions. To investigate the role of forage in this hierarchical process...
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Background/Question/Methods Herbivores can be divided into three general groups: grazers, browsers and mixed feeders. Mixed feeders switch between grazing and browsing throughout the year, mostly due to changes in environmental conditions. Most studies investigating resource partitioning and the browser/grazer continuum in mammalian herbivores ha...

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The effects of prescribed burning are not fully understood. This study seeks to explore whether prescribed burning increases or decreases insect diversity and abundance. Insect biodiversity and proliferation has implications on the suitability of an environment for bat habitation and feeding.