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Scott Walter, Ph.D

Scott Walter

Scott T. Walter, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ph.D., 2012, University of Louisiana - Lafayette
M.S., 2003, Oregon State University
B.S., 1995, Nebraska Wesleyan University


Wildlife Management (BIO 4423/5423)
Techniques in Wildlife Management (BIO 4435/5435)
Mammalogy (BIO 4422/5422)

Research Interests

I am a wildlife ecologist with experience conducting field research on nearly every vertebrate group across a broad range of habitats in the US and in the Neotropics. I also have a great love for teaching, and through the classroom and mentoring have trained students in wildlife studies for many years.  To me, the most important characteristic of a high quality teacher is a genuine care for student success, and the most important attribute for an effective educator is a diverse background of hands-on experiences that can be used to connect students to their interests.  I believe I have been fortunate to leverage my extensive field experiences to be a successful educator in this regard.

Selected Publications

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, and P.L. Leberg. 2014. Demographic trends of Brown Pelicans in Louisiana before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Journal of Field Ornithology 85: 421-429.

Walter, S.T., J.J. Dindo, P.L. Leberg, and J. Karubian. 2014. Factors influencing Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) foraging movement patterns during the breeding season. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92: 885-891.

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Movement patterns and population structure of the Brown Pelican. Condor 115: 788-799.

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Hurricane, habitat degradation, and land loss effects on Brown Pelican nesting colonies. Journal of Coastal Research 29: 187-195.

Walter, S.T., M.R. Carloss, T.J. Hess, G. Athrey, and P.L. Leberg. 2013. Brown Pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) colony initiation attempts: Translocations and decoys. Waterbirds 36: 53-62.

Greenberg, C.H. and S.T. Walter. 2010. Fleshy fruit removal and nutritional composition of winter-fruiting plants: a comparison of non-native invasive and native species. Natural Areas Journal 30: 312-321.

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