Dr. Robert J. Warren

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Dr. Robert “Bob” Warren received his B.S. in zoology/wildlife ecology from Oklahoma State University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife biology and management from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Dr. Warren’s areas of research include the ecology and management of wildlife populations, especially in parks and urban/suburban areas; predator ecology and management; wildlife damage management; and physiology, nutrition, and genetics in wildlife management. He and his graduate students have conducted deer research in Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, South Carolina, and Texas. Dr. Warren has authored or co-authored with students more than a hundred technical articles in scientific journals and edited or co-edited four books.

Professional Society Membership:

The Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1982)
Wildlife Damage Management Working Group of The Wildlife Society
Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society
Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society
Georgia Chapter of The Wildlife Society
American Society of Mammalogists

Recent Professional Service:

  • Elected to the Executive Board of The Wildlife Society (4-year term: Vice-President, 2000-2001; President-Elect, 2001-2002; President, 2002-2003; Past-President, 2003-2004).
  • Program Chair and Editor, Proceedings of the First National Bowhunting Conference, American Archery Council, 2001-2002.
  • Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Second International Wildlife Management Congress, The Wildlife Society, 1999-2000.
  • Southeastern Section Representative (1997-2000) to The Wildlife Society Council (elected office).
  • Editorial Panel Member (1996-2000), The Wildlife Society Bulletin

Recent Professional Awards:

  • Special Award for outstanding service as President of The Wildlife Society, 2003.
  • Distinguished Senior Faculty Award, University of Georgia Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, 2001
  • Selected as a recipient of the University of Georgia’s Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000.
  • Special Award for outstanding service as Section Representative to The Wildlife Society Council, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, 1999.
  • 1998 Communication Award, Jack H. Berryman Institute, Utah State University for exemplary work focused on enhancing human-wildlife relationships through the resolution of human-wildlife conflicts by editing the special 387-page, Summer 1997 issue of The Wildlife Society Bulletin on deer overabundance.
  • Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Natural Resources Research, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1997.
  • External Review or Expert Panel Service
  • Invited Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Berryman Institute-East, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University; 2003-present.
  • Invited External Program Reviewer, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, South Dakota State University, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; co-authored a 24-page report; 2001.
  • Invited Committee Member, Blue Ribbon Committee to Review Science and Technology in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Columbia, South Carolina; co-authored a 16-page final report; 2000.
  • Invited External Academic Program Reviewer, Wildlife Program, Louisiana Tech University; 1998.

Selected Publications

Brooks, J; Warren, R; Nelms, M; and Tarrant, M. 1999. Visitor attitudes toward and knowledge of restored bobcats on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27(4):1089-1097.

D’Angelo, G; De Chicchis, A; Osborn, D; Gallagher, G; and Warren, R. 2007. Hearing range of white-tailed deer as determined by auditory brainstem response. J. Wildl. Manage. 71:1238–1242.

Killmaster, C; Osborn, D; Warren, R; and Miller, K.V. 2007. Deer and understory plant responses to a large-scale herd reduction on a Georgia state park. Natural Areas Journal 27(2):161-168.

D’Angelo, G; D’Angelo, J; Gallagher, G; Osborn, D; Miller, K.V.; and Warren, R. 2006. Evaluation of wildlife warning reflectors for altering white-tailed deer behavior along roadways. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 34 (4):1175–1183.

Mathiason, C; Powers, J; Dahmes, S; Osborn, D; Miller, K.V.; Warren, R; Mason, G; Hays, S; Hayes-Klug, J; Seelig, D; Wild, M; Wolfe, L; Spraker, T; Miller, M; Sigurdson, C; Telling, G; and Hoover, E. 2006. Infectious prions in the saliva and blood of deer with chronic wasting disease. Science 314 (5796):133-136.

Contact Information:
Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152
warren@warnell.uga.edu