Andrew Edelman, Ph.D.

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. I am Co-Director of the UWG Wildlife Ecology Certificate Program and faculty advisor for the UWG Wildlife Club. For more details on my research activities please visit my research website.

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

Fall 2022 Sections

Summer 2022 Sections

Spring 2022 Sections

Fall 2021 Sections

Summer 2021 Sections

Spring 2021 Sections

Fall 2020 Sections

Summer 2020 Sections

  • BIOL-4985 (Wildlife Techniques) Section: E02
  • BIOL-5985 (Graduate-Wildlife Techniques) Section: E01

Spring 2020 Sections

  • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01
  • BIOL-4425 (Fire Ecology) Section: 01W
  • BIOL-6985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03
  • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: E01

Fall 2019 Sections

  • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: 01

Spring 2019 Sections

  • BIOL-2108 (Prin of Bio II for Biol Majors) Section: 01
  • BIOL-4985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03W
  • BIOL-6985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03
  • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: 01

Fall 2018 Sections

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

Spring 2018 Sections

  • BIOL-4985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03
  • BIOL-6985 (Fire Ecology) Section: 03
  • BIOL-6999 (Thesis) Section: 01

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

Dukes, C.G., D. S. Jachowski, S.N. Harris, L.E. Dodd, A.J. Edelman, S.H. LaRose, R.C. Lonsinger, D.B. Sasse, M.L. Allen. 2022. A review of camera-trapping methodology for eastern spotted skunks. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management.

Jachowski, D.S., and A.J. Edelman. 2021. Advancing small carnivore research and conservation: The Eastern Spotted Skunk Cooperative Study Group model. Southeastern Naturalist 20(Special Issue 11):1-12.

Butler, A.R., Edelman, A.J., Eng, R.Y.Y., Harris, S.N., Olfenbuttel, C., Thorne, E., Ford, W.M., and Jachowski, D.S. 2021. Demography of the Appalachian spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius putorius). Southeastern Naturalist 20(Special Issue 11):95-109.

Arts, K.J., T.R. Sprayberry, W.C. Cornelison, and A.J. Edelman. 2021. Observations of eastern spotted skunk reproduction, mortality, and behavioral interactions in Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 20(Special Issue 11):119-125.

Cove, M.V. et al. 2021. SNAPSHOT USA 2019: A coordinated national camera trap survey of the United States. Ecology 102:e03353.

Johnson, J.S., N.W. Sharp, M.N. Monarchino, T.M. Lilley, and A.J. Edelman. 2021. No sign of infection in free-ranging Myotis austroriparius hibernating in the presence of Pseudogymnoascus destructans in Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 20:20-28.

Pynne, J.T., J.M. Stober, and A.J. Edelman. 2020. Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) occupancy patterns in fragmented montane longleaf pine forests. Southeastern Naturalist. 19:403-417.

Edelman, A.J. 2019. Sylvilagus obscurus (Lagomorpha: Leporidae). Mammalian Species. 51(984):128-135.

Benson, I.W., T.L. Sprayberry, W.C. Cornelison, & A.J. Edelman. 2019. Rest-site activity patterns of eastern spotted skunks in Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 18:165-172.

Edelman, A.J. 2019. Carnivora. In: Vonk J., Shackelford T. (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Springer, Cham.

Sprayberry, T.R., and A.J. Edelman. 2018. Den-site selection and use by eastern spotted skunks in the southern Appalachians. Journal of Mammalogy 1:242-251.

Edelman, A.J., and J.L. Edelman. 2017. An inquiry-based approach to engaging undergraduate students in on-campus conservation research using camera traps. Southeastern Naturalist 16:58-69.

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

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.

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. Kangaroo rats remodel burrows in response to seasonal changes in environmental conditions. Ethology 117:430-439.

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.

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.