Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Staff Member


Zachary Loman

Zachary Loman

Email: zachary.loman@maine.edu

Education

  • Ph D Mississippi State University 2014
  • MA Humboldt State University 2010
  • Other University of Delaware 2006

Biography

Zac completed his master’s in biology in 2010 at Humboldt State University. He studied the Golden-cheeked Warbler (Setophaga chrysoparia), a warbler endemic to central Texas. He completed his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries in 2014 at Mississippi State University, under the late Samuel Riffell. His Ph.D. addressed effects on songbirds from biofuel feedstock production in intensively managed pine forests. His primary species of interests included (among others) two warbler species, Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) and Yellow-breasted Chat (Icteria virens).

Teaching Interest

Dr. Loman's teaching includes Ornithology and Applied Ecology.

Research Interest

Dr. Zac Loman’s research interest focuses on bird conservation of the passerines and near-passerines. He is primarily interested in statistical modeling as it pertains to conservation, biology and ecology. He is partial to studying birds in the family Parulidae (the New World warblers) . Currently he is working with Drs. Cynthia Loftin and Daniel Harrison to validate spatial avian landscape capability models. Again, the emphasis is on warblers: Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca), Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla), Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis), and one thrush, Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina).

Research Publications Publication Date
Loman, Z.G., W.V. Deluca, D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, B.R. Rolek, P.B. Wood. 2018. Landscape capability models as a tool to predict fine-scale forest bird occupancy and abundance. Landscape Ecology, 33:77-91.Data DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779 2017-10-31
Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. Deluca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2017. Landscape capability predicts upland game bird abundance and occurrence. Journal of Wildlife Management, 81:1110-1116. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21265.; Data DOI: 10.1111/jav.01779 2017-04-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Loman, Z.G., W.V. Deluca, D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2017 Do representative forest songbirds effectively predict occurrence of ecologically similar species? 73rd Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, 9-11 April, Norfolk, VA 2017-04-09
Loman, Z.G., E.J. Blomberg, W.V. Deluca, D.J. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B. Wood. 2016. Validating Landscape Capability as a Predictor of Upland Game Bird Abundance and Occurrence. Poster presentation at the Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC, 15-21 October. 2016-10-18
Loman, Z.G., D.Harrison, C.S. Loftin, and P.B.Wood. 2016. Evaluation of a fine-grained landscape conservation planning tool for songbird conservation in the Northeastern United States. To be presented at the North American Ornithological Conference in Washington, DC, 16-20 August. 2016-08-16
Loman, Z.G., D. Harrison, C.S.Loftin, and P.B.Wood. 2016. Validating predictions of upland game bird space use in multiple management contexts. Presentation at the 72nd Annual Meeting of Northeast Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Annapolis, MD, 3-6 April. 2016-04-04
Loman, Z.G., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2017. Workshop on representative species model analyses. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA. 12 January. 2017-01-12
Loman, Z.G. Loftin, C.S., 2020. Update on the Colonial Waterbird Database. Gulf of Maine Seabird Working Group Meeting. March 25th . Remote. 2020-03-25
Loman, Z.G. Loftin, C.S., 2019. Web-Based Database for Interagency Sharing of Colonial Waterbird Survey Data.Waterbird Society Annual Meeting. Nov 7-10th. Princess Anne, Maryland. 2019-11-10
Loman, Z.G. Loftin, C.S., 2019. Web-Based Database for Interagency Sharing of Colonial Waterbird Survey Data.Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative Meeting. Nov 7-8th. Princess Anne, Maryland. 2019-11-08
Loman, Z.G. Loftin, C.S., 2019. Web-Based Database for Interagency Sharing of Colonial Waterbird Survey Data.Atlantic Marine Bird Cooperative Meeting. Nov 7-8th. Princess Anne, Maryland. 2019-11-08
Loman, Z., W. Deluca, D.Harrison, C. Loftin, B. Rolek, and P.B.Wood. Identifying error in forest landscape capability models. 136th American Ornithological Society Meeting, 9-14 April, Tucson, AZ. 2018-04-15
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. Waterbird Project Presentation and Proposal Development. Coastal Big Data Hub Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 11-12 December. 2018-12-11
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. Using shinyR for web-based and interagency sharing of wildlife survey data. Presentation at the Joint Conference of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, Reno, NV, 29 September-3 October. 2019-09-29
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. The Colonial Waterbird Database Tool. Presentation at the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Partners in Flight/Shorebird/Waterbird Working Group at the 84th North American Wildlife and Natural resources Conference, Denver, CO. 2 March 2019. 2019-03-07
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. Presentation of the USGS Colonial Waterbird Database (CWDB) and Web Tool. Avian Conservation Database Management Workshop. Raleigh, NC. 4 April 2019. 2019-04-04
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. Colonial Waterbird Database (CWDB) and Web Tool Presentation. Atlantic Flyway Council Waterbird Committee. Plymouth, MA. 27 September. 2018-09-27
Loman, Z. and C.S. Loftin. 2019. Colonial Waterbird Database (CWDB) Web Tool Demonstration. Atlantic Flyway Committee Technical Section Waterbird Committee. Kitty Hawk, NC. 26 February 2019 2019-02-26
Technical Publications Publication Date
Loman, Z., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2016. Evaluation of representative bird species’ Landscape Capability models developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project in the 13-state, northeastern region of the United States. Annual report of project activity to the USFWS. 7 pp. 2016-12-31