Dr. Andrew R. Little

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Andrew (Andy) is originally from Aspers, Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from The Pennsylvania State University, his M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University, and his Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia. Andy has worked for multiple entities  during his career in the wildlife field including: Penn State Deer Research Lab, Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center, and Ducks Unlimited. Andy started as a post-doctoral researcher in the University of Georgia–Deer Lab in November 2015 and transferred to Senior Research Associate in May 2017. Andy currently serves as a liaison between the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources–Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Andy assists Warnell faculty with development and implementation of WRD-funded research. Andy’s research interests include: ungulate, mesopredator, and game bird ecology and management, wildlife-habitat relationships, landscape ecology, and predator-prey ecology.

Education

The University of Georgia (2015)
-Doctor of Philosophy in Forest Resources
-Dissertation: Ecology of female Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in frequently-
burned pine savannas in southwestern Georgia
-Interdisciplinary Certificate in University Teaching

Mississippi State University (2011)
-Master of Science in Forest Resources
-Thesis: Effects of human predation risk on adult, male white-tailed deer anti-predator behaviors

The Pennsylvania State University (2006)
-Bachelor of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Yeldell, N. A., B. S. Cohen, A. R. Little, B. A. Collier, and M. J. Chamberlain. 2017. Nest site selection and survival of Eastern wild turkeys in a pyric landscape. Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21267

Little, A. R., A. Hammond, J. A. Martin, K. L. Johnannsen, and K. V. Miller. 2017. Population growth and mortality sources of the black bear population in northern Georgia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 4:130–138.

Marantz, S. A., J. A. Long, S. L. Webb, K. L. Gee, A. R. Little, and S. Demarais. 2016. Impacts of harvest risk on spatial behavior of white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology 10.1139/cjz-2016-0125.

Little, A. R., J. F. Benson, M. J. Chamberlain, L. M. Conner, and R. J. Warren. 2016. Survival and cause-specific mortality of female Eastern wild turkeys in 2 frequently-burned longleaf pine savannas. Wildlife Biology 22:238–245.

Little, A. R., M. J. Chamberlain, L. M. Conner, and R. J. Warren. 2016. Habitat selection of female Eastern wild turkeys in 2 frequently-burned pine savannas. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1280–1289.

Little, A. R., N. P. Nibbelink, L. M. Conner, M. J. Chamberlain, and R. J. Warren. 2016. Eastern wild turkey nest site selection in 2 frequently-burned pine savannas. Ecological Processes 5:4. DOI 10.1186/s13717-016-0051-7.

Little, A. R., S. L. Webb, S. Demarais, K. L. Gee, S. K. Riffell, and J. A. Gaskamp. 2016. Hunting intensity alters movement behaviour of white-tailed deer. Basic and Applied Ecology 17:360–369.

Gross, J.T., A.R. Little, B.A. Collier, and M.J. Chamberlain. 2015. Space use, daily movements, and roosting behavior of male wild turkeys during spring in Louisiana and Texas. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:229–234.

Streich, M.M., A.R. Little, M.J. Chamberlain, L.M. Conner, and R.J. Warren. 2015. Habitat characteristics of Eastern wild turkey nest and ground-roost sites in 2 longleaf pine forests. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:164–170.

Little, A.R., M.M. Streich, M.J. Chamberlain, L.M. Conner, and R.J. Warren. 2014. Eastern wild turkey reproductive ecology in frequently-burned longleaf pine savannas. Forest Ecology and Management 331:180–187.

Little, A.R., S. Demarais, K.L. Gee, S.L. Webb, S.K. Riffell, J.A. Gaskamp, and J. Belant. 2014. Does human predation risk affect harvest susceptibility of white-tailed deer during hunting season? Wildlife Society Bulletin 38:797–805.

Webb, S.L., J.A. Gaskamp, K.L. Gee, S. Demarais, and A.R. Little. 2011. Design of an underwater telemetry antenna for locating and retrieving submerged radiocollars. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:101–104.

Contact Information:
Andrew R. Little, Ph.D., AWB
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Deer Research Lab
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia
alittle@uga.edu