EJ Raynor

EJ Raynor

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Title Wildlife Ecologist
Address 517 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
Phone 402-472-8741
FAX 402-472-2946
E-mail eraynor2@unl.edu
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Office Hours

8-5 M-F


Selected Publications

Raynor IV, E., Beyer, H. L., Briggs, J. M., Joern, A. 2017. Complex variation in habitat selection strategies among individuals driven by extrinsic factors. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 1802-1822. Online
Raynor IV, E., Cable, T., Sandercock, B. 2017. Effects of Tamarix Removal on Community Dynamics of Riparian Birds in a Semiarid Grassland. Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12497 Online
Raynor IV, E., Joern, A., Skibbe, A., Sowers, M., Briggs, J. M., Laws, A. N., Goodin, D. 2017. Temporal variability in large grazer space use in an experimental landscape. Ecosphere, 8: 1-18. Online
Dallmann, J. D., Raynor IV, E., Anderson, L. C., Powell, L. A., Schacht, W. 2016. iButton(c) Temperature Loggers Effectively Determine Prairie Grouse Nest Absences. Great Plains Research. 26:117-123. Online
Raynor IV, E., Joern, A., Nippert, J., Briggs, J. M. 2016. Foraging decisions underlying restricted space-use: fire and forage maturation effects on large herbivore nutrient uptake. Ecology and Evolution, 6: 5843-5853. Online
Raynor IV, E., Cable, T. T., Fick, W. H. (2015). The potential impacts of saltcedar eradication (Tamarix sp.) on the birds of the Cimarron National Grassland. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 118(1-2), 6. Online
Raynor, E.J., A. Joern, and J.M. Briggs. 2015. Bison foraging responds to fire frequency in nutritionally heterogeneous grassland. Ecology 96:1586-1597. Online
Raynor, E.J., A.R. Pierce, Tabitha M. Owen, C.M. Leumas, and F.C. Rohwer. 2013. Short- term demographic responses of a coastal waterbird community after two major hurricanes. Waterbirds 36 (1): 88-93. Online
Raynor, E.J., A.R. Pierce, C.M. Leumas, and F.C. Rohwer. 2012. Breeding habitat requirements and colony formation by Royal Tern (Thallaseus maximus) and Sandwich Tern (Thallaseus sandvincensis) on barrier islands in the Gulf of Mexico. Auk 129 (4):763-772.
Raynor, E.J., T. Owen, A.R. Pierce, C. Leumas, and F.C. Rohwer. 2012. Sooty Terns Breeding on Isles Dernieres Barrier Island Chain, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Journal of Louisiana Ornithology 9:1-6.


Selected Presentations

Sound Ecology of a Wind-energy Development in the Nebraska Sandhills
  • Presentation Type: Oral Presentation
  • Date: 4/8/2016
  • Abstract: Soundscape ecology is founded on understanding the collection of sounds that emanate from landscapes. The conceptual framework of soundscape ecology is based on the causes and consequences of biological (biophony), geophysical (geophony), and human-produced (anthrophony) sounds. Using spatially- and temporally-explicit recordings of sounds along a noise gradient in the Nebraska Sandhills the effects of human-produced sounds on grassland bird communities can be determined. This information can allow us to document how sound sources including wind turbines and roads create a noise footprint across a pristine grassland faced with future human development. In this talk, emphasis will be placed on the methodology of sound analysis and preliminary results assessing anthropogenic influences on grassland bird communities.
  • Full Citation: Geography and Applied Ecology Seminars - Spring 2016

Educational Background

  • BS - University of Maine- Machias, Environmental Studies with concentration in Avian Ecology and Biology (2006)
  • MS - Nicholls State University, Environmental and Marine Studies (2010)
  • PhD - Kansas State University, Biology (2015)

SNR Mission Area(s)

  • Applied Ecology

Notable Websites

Areas of Interest

  • Animal ecology
  • Rangeland ecology
  • Disturbance ecology
  • Avian ecology

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