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Dr. Heidi Adams

Assistant Professor

Wildlife Habitat Management


Contact Information

Mailing Address: School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, P. O. Box 10138, Ruston, LA 71272

Physical Address (for deliveries): School of Forestry, Louisiana Tech University, 1501 Reese Drive, Ruston, LA 71272

Office Location: South Campus, Lomax Hall, Room 14

Office Phone Number: (318) 257 – 2947

Fax Number: (318) 257 – 5061

Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fall Quarter

FOR 111: Introduction to Forestry & Wildlife Management

WILD 314: Wildlife Habitat Evaluation & Management

Winter Quarter

WILD 445: Forest Ecosystems Management

GISC 250: Introduction to GIS

Spring Quarter

FOR 230: Biology of Forest Plants

WILD 347: Wildlife Techniques

Summer Quarter

FOR 310: Forest Sustainability & Recreational Use



PhD, Mississippi State University, 2011

Dissertation Title: Agricultural Conservation Buffers for Breeding Grassland Birds in Eastern Mississippi

MS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006

Thesis Title: Avian Foraging Use of the Crop Field-Woody Edge Interface in Agroecosystems in East Central Nebraska

BS, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004

Major: Wildlife & Fisheries; Minor: Animal Science


Research Interests

Avian & Mammalian Habitat Conservation & Management


Landscape Ecology

Environmental Education & Outreach


Peer-reviews Manuscripts

Adams, H.L., W.L. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2015. Edge effects on avian diversity and density of native grass conservation buffers. The Open Ornithology Journal 8:1-9.

J.D. Carr, H.M. Cheshire, D.J. Bailey, G.R. Hess, H.A. Devine, and H.L. Adams. 2014. Assessing learning outcomes related to geospatial science using students’ deliverables. Natural Sciences Education 43:95-101.

Dollar, J.G., S. Riffell, H.L. Adams, and L.W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:171-178.

Adams, H.L., L.W. Burger, Jr., and S. Riffell. 2013. Disturbance and landscape effects on avian nests in agricultural conservation buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:1213-1220.

Hale, S.L., S. Riffell, L.W. Burger, Jr., H.L. Adams, and J.G. Dollar. 2011. Fire ant response to management of native grass conservation buffers. American Midland Naturalist 166:283-291.

Puckett, H.L., J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson, and E.E. Blankenship. 2009. Avian foraging patterns in crop field edges adjacent to woody habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 131: 9-15.