Associate Professor

Biography

I have broad research interests in conservation, management, and ecology of terrestrial animals. My field-based research primarily focuses on wild mammals and has included rodents, carnivores, and bats. My applied research addresses conservation and management issues for a variety of wildlife including endangered, nongame, and small game species. For more details on my research activities please visit my research website at https://sites.google.com/site/andrewjedelman/

Education / Degrees

  • B.S., Biology, Willamette University, 1999
  • M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, 2004
  • Ph.D., Biology, University of New Mexico, 2010
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 04
    • BIOL-4985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Medical Internship) Section: 06
    • BIOL-6985 (Graduate Conservation Biology) Section: 02
    • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: 01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-4986 (Medical Internship) Section: 02

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03
    • BIOL-4986 (Physical Therapy Internship) Section: 02
    • BIOL-6985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-4985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Athletic Training Internship) Section: 02
    • BIOL-6985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 02

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: 03

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Athletic Trainer Internship) Section: 04
    • BIOL-4986 (Dental Internship) Section: 08

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 04
    • BIOL-4985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-4986 (Dental Internship) Section: 02
    • BIOL-6985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 04
    • BIOL-4985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-6985 (Conservation Biology) Section: 02

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: L2L
    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: LXL
    • BIOL-3242 (Evolution) Section: 02
    • BIOL-4986 (Wolf Rescue Internship) Section: 05

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • BIOL-1010 (Fundamentals of Biology) Section: 01
    • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    Koprowski, J.L, K.E. Munroe, and A.J. Edelman. 2016. Gray not grey: ecology of Sciurus carolinensis in their native range in North America. In: Grey squirrels: ecology and management of an invasive species in Europe. Pp. 1-17.

    Sprayberry, T.R., and A.J. Edelman. 2016 Food provisioning of kits by a female eastern spotted skunk. Southeastern Naturalist 15:N53-N56.

    Edelman, A.J., J. Moran, T.J. Garrabrant, and K.C. Vorreiter. 2015. Muskrat predation of native freshwater mussels in Shoal Creek, Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 14:473-483.

    Edelman, A.J., and D.B. McDonald. 2014. Cooperation between long-term partners and friends of a friend structure male manakin social networks. Animal Behaviour 97:125-133.

    Edelman, A.J. 2014. Multiple socioecological factors influence timing of natal dispersal in kangaroo rats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:1123-1131.

    Pinter-Wollman, N., E. Hobson, J. Smith, A.J. Edelman et al. 2013. The dynamics of animal social networks: analytical, conceptual, and theoretical advances. Behavioral Ecology.

    Edelman, A.J. 2012. Positive interactions between desert granivores: localized facilitation of harvester ants by kangaroo rats. PLoS ONE 7(2): e30914. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030914

    Edelman, A.J. 2011. Sex-specific effects of size and condition on timing of natal dispersal in banner-tailed kangaroo rats. Behavioral Ecology 22:776-783.

    Edelman, A.J. 2011. Kangaroo rats remodel burrows in response to seasonal changes in environmental conditions. Ethology 117:430-439.

  • Skills and Resources

    Wildlife Ecology

    My research group at the University of West Georgia focuses on mammalian conservation, management, and ecology within the southeastern U.S. and beyond.