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Journal Articles

Braun de Torrez, E.C., J.A. Gore, and H.K. Ober. 2020. Evidence of resource-defense polygyny at roost sites by an endangered subtropical bat, Eumops floridanus. Global Ecology and Conservation.

Main, M., H.K. Ober, and S.J. Johnson. 2020. Resilient structure of nature-based Extension programs facilitates transition to online delivery. Ecology and Evolution.

Jones, G.M., L. Smith, I.G.W. Gottlieb, H.K. Ober, B. Brosi, and R.J. Fletcher. 2020. Herpetofaunal responses to intensification of woody bioenergy production in a global biodiversity hotspot. Forest Ecology and Management 477.

Ober, H.K., G.M. Jones, I.G.W. Gottlieb g, S.A. Johnson, L. Smith, B. Brosi, and R.J. Fletcher. 2020. Bat community response to intensification of biomass production for bioenergy across the southeastern United States. Ecological Applications 30: e02155.Loy, X., D. Gruenewald, I. G. W. Gotttlieb, E. K. Dobbs, A. S. Miljanic, J. Botsch, Jamieson, B. Lawley, H. K. Ober, L. Smith, R. J. Fletcher, and B. J. Brosi. 2020. The impacts of bioenergy pine plantation management practices on bee communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 952-962.

Sheherazade, H. K. Ober, and S. Tsang. 2019. Contribution of bats to the local economy through durian pollination in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biotropica 51: 913-922.

Swindall, J. E., H. K. Ober, M. L. Lamont, and R. C. Carthy. 2019. Informing sea turtle outreach efforts to maximize effectiveness. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43: 436-446.

Bailey, A. M., B. Reichert, H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2019. Canopy cover shapes bat diversity across an urban and agricultural landscape mosaic. Environmental Conservation 46: 193-200.

Braun de Torrez, E. C., H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2018. Restoring historical fire regimes increases activity of endangered bats. Fire Ecology 14:9 (

Braun de Torrez, E. C., H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2018. Activity of an endangered bat increases immediately following prescribed fire. Journal of Wildlife Management 82: 1115-1123.

Paudyal, R., T. V. Stein, H. K. Ober, M. E. Swisher, E. J. Jokela, and D. C. Adams. 2018. Recreationists' perceptions of scenic beauty and satisfaction at a public forest managed for endangered wildlife. Forests 9: 241 (

Kreye, M. M., D. C. Adams, and H. K. Ober. 2018. Protecting imperiled wildlife species on private lands: Forest owner values and response to government interventions. Ecological Economics 149: 254-264.

Braun de Torrez, E. C. , H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2018. Critically imperiled forest fragment supports bat diversity and activity within a subtropical grassland. Journal of Mammalogy 99: 273-282.

Bailey, A. M., H. K. Ober, A. R. Sovie, and R. A. McCleery. 2017. Impact of land use and climate on the distribution of the Florida bonneted bat (Eumops floridanus). Journal of Mammalogy 98: 1586-1593.

Braun de Torrez, E. C., M. A. Wallrichs, H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2017. Mobile acoustic transects miss rare bat species: Implications of survey method and spatio-temporal sampling for monitoring bats. Peer J (DOI 10.7717/peerj.3940).

Gottlieb, I. G. W., R. J. Fletcher Jr, M. M. Nunez-Regueiro, H. K. Ober, L. Smith, and B. J. Brosi. 2017. Alternative biomass strategies for bioenergy: implications for bird communities across the southeastern United States. Global Change Biology: Bioenergy 9: 1606-1617.

Braun de Torrez, E. C., S. Samoray, M. Gumbert, M. A. Wallrichs, K. Silas, H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2017. Acoustic lure allows for capture of a high-flying, endangered bat. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41: 322-328.

Ober, H. K., E. C. Braun de Torrez, J. A. Gore, A. M. Bailey, J. K. Myers, K. N. Smith, and R. A. McCleery. 2017. Social organization of an endangered subtropical species, Eumops floridanus, the Florida bonneted bat. Mammalia 81: 375-383.

Ober, H. K., E. C. Braun de Torrez, R. A. McCleery, A. M. Bailey, and J. A. Gore. 2017. Sexual dimorphism in the endangered Florida bonneted bat, Eumops floridanus (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Florida Scientist 80: 38 - 48.

Johnson, S. A., H. K. Ober, and D. C. Adams. 2017. Are keystone species effective umbrellas for habitat conservation? A spatially explicit approach. Journal for Nature Conservation 37: 47 - 55.

Bailey, A. M., R. A. McCleery, H. K. Ober, and W. Pine. 2017. First demographic estimates for endangered Florida bonneted bats suggest year-round recruitment and low apparent survival. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 551 - 559.

Braun de Torrez, E. C., H. K. Ober, and R. A. McCleery. 2016. Use of a multi-tactic approach to locate an endangered Florida bonneted bat roost. Southeastern Naturalist 16: 235-242.

Friedl, S. E., H. K. Ober, T. V. Stein, and M. G. Andreu. 2015. Modernizing training options for natural areas managers. Journal of Extension 53 (5). Available online at

Ober, H. K., S. E. Friedl, and M. P. Tucker. 2015. Data from rapid inventories of bats as insight for forest habitat management. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2:171-180.

Ramirez, E. M., and H. K. Ober. 2014. Site selection and reproductive success of red-cockaded woodpeckers in Ocala National Forest. American Midland Naturalist 171: 258-270.

Ober, H. K., and L. W. DeGroote. 2014. Repeated raking of pine plantations alters soil arthropod communities. Forests 5: 689-714.

DeGroote, L. W., H. K. Ober, C. M. McDonough, and R. F. Mizell III. 2013. An evaluation of the nine-banded armadillo as predators of gopher tortoise and northern bobwhite quail nests in Florida. American Midland Naturalist 169: 74-85.

Underwood, V. J., H. K. Ober, D. L. Miller, and I. A. Munn. 2012. Contributions of private landowners to the conservation of the gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus). Environmental Management. 49: 846-854.

Ober, H. K., W. M. Giuliano, W. Sheftall, R. J. Byrne. 2012. Leveraging partnerships to achieve high impact: Lessons from wildlife field days. Journal of Extension 50(1). Available online at

Armitage, D.W. and H.K. Ober. 2012. The effects of prescribed fire on bat communities in the longleaf pine sandhills ecosystem. Journal of Mammalogy 93: 102-114.

Ober, H.K., L.W. DeGroote, C.M. McDonough, R.F. Mizell III, and R.W. Mankin. 2011. Identification of an attractant for the nine-banded armadillo, Dasypus novemcinctus. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35: 421-429.

DeGroote, L.W., H.K. Ober, J.H. Aldridge, J.G. Norcini, and G.W. Knox. 2011. Identification of wildflowers susceptible to deer damage. Southeastern Naturalist 10: 761-771.

Ober, H.K., and L.W. DeGroote. 2011. Effects of litter removal on arthropod biodiversity in pine plantations. Biodiversity and Conservation 20: 1273-1286.

Trusty, J.L. and H.K. Ober. 2011. Determinants of successful groundcover restoration in forests of the southeastern United States. Journal for Nature Conservation 19: 34-42.

Armitage, D.W., and H.K. Ober. 2010. A comparison of supervised learning techniques in the classification of bat echolocation calls. Ecological Informatics 5: 465-473.

Ober, H.K. and J.P. Hayes. 2010. Determinants of Lepidopteran diversity and community structure in a conifer-dominated forest. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 761-774.

Ober, H.K., and J.P. Hayes. 2008. Prey selection by bats in forests of western Oregon. Journal of Mammalogy 89:1191-1200.

Ober, H.K., and J.P. Hayes. 2008. Influence of forest riparian vegetation on abundance and biomass of nocturnal flying insects. Forest Ecology and Management 256:1124-1132.

Ober, H.K., and J.P. Hayes. 2008. Influence of vegetation on bat use of riparian areas at multiple spatial scales. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:396-404.

Ober, H.K., R.J. Steidl, and V.M. Dalton. 2005. Resource and spatial-use patterns of an endangered vertebrate pollinator, the lesser long-nosed bat. Journal of Wildlife Management 69: 1615-1622.

Ober, H.K., and R.J. Steidl. 2004. Foraging rates of Leptonycteris curasoae vary with characteristics of Agave palmeri. Southwestern Naturalist 49: 68-74.

Book Chapter

Hayes, J. P., H. K. Ober, and R. E. Sherwin. 2009. Surveying and monitoring bats. Pages 112-129 in Kunz, T. H., and S. Parsons (eds.). Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats, 2nd edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.