Richard Chandler, Assistant Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management

Richard Chandler

Research Emphasis:

Our lab studies the effects of land use change, agricultural practices, and forest management on population dynamics. We rely heavily on theory from spatial ecology and tools such as hierarchical models to understand how these processes affect population viability. A central aim of our work is provide reliable information to support science-based conservation efforts.

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Richard Chandler
Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources
Office 3-409B

Office Phone:  706-542-5815


Web Page:

CWT Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Chandler, Richard B., Hepinstall-Cymerman, Jeff, Merker, Samuel, Abernathy-Conners, Heather, Cooper, Robert J. (2018). Characterizing spatio-Temporal variation in survival and recruitment with integrated population models. The Auk. 135. 409-426. 10.1642/AUK-17-181.1.

Conference Proceedings (Published Papers and Abstracts)

Cooper, R., Conroy, M. J., & Chandler, R. B. (2018). Declines in high elevation populations of Southern Appalachian birds: confronting and reducing uncertainty. In 2018 Meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and Wilson Ornithological Society. Chattanooga, TN

Conference Posters and Presentations

Chandler, R., Merker, S., Chitwood, R., Cymerman, J., Nairn, C., & Cooper, R. (2018). Diversity and conservation status of trailing-edge populations in the southern Appalachian Mountains. In Joint meeting of the Association of Field Ornithologists and the Wilson Ornithological Society.

Chitwood, R.W., R.B. Chandler, J.L. Hatt, M.H. Cline, K.W. Stodola, and R.J. Cooper. 10 Feb 2017. Modeling survival and recruitment of Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) populations at warm-edge range margins. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium, Athens, GA.

Cooper, R. J., R. W. Chitwood, R.W., R.B. Chandler, J.L. Hatt, M.H. Cline, and K.W. Stodola. 3 August 2017. Explaining population declines in cool-adapted species in the Southern Appalachians: more questions than answers. Annual Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and Society for Canadian Ornithologists. East Lansing, MI.