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

Louisiana Staff Member


Sammy King

Sammy King, Unit Leader, Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Unit Leader
Phone: (225) 578 - 7564
Email: sking@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: sking16@lsu.edu

Education

  • Ph D Texas A&M University 1994
  • MS Auburn University 1990
  • BS Nicholls State University 1987

Biography

Dr. King is a native of Louisiana and holds a B.S. from Nicholls State University, M.S. from Auburn University, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University. Dr. King is interested in wetland systems and wetland-dependent wildlife with a particular emphasis on linking abiotic processes (e.g., hydrology, soils) to plant and animal community responses to guide wetland restoration and management. His work includes understanding how hydrologic processes affect secretive marshbirds; effects of altered hydrology and sedimentation patterns on arid and humid wetlands; germination processes of rare and common plants; effects of agricultural practices on waterbird use of rice fields, and the effects of hydrology on regeneration of bottomland hardwood forests. Dr. King teaches graduate courses in wetlands and floodplain ecology as well as special field-based courses on selected wetlands around the country. He works closely with state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations to address a variety of wetland management and restoration challenges.

Areas of Expertise

Biodiversity, Forest Ecology, Habitat Management, Managed Flows/Hydrology, Species Management, Wetland Ecology, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Coastal/Marine Birds, Nongame Fish/Wildlife, Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Research Publications Publication Date
Wohner, PJ, SA Laymon, JE Stanek, SL King, RJ Cooper. 2021. Challenging our understanding of western Yellow-billed Cuckoo habitat needs and accepted management practices. Restoration Ecology 29(3): e13331. https://doi.org/10.1111/rec.13331 | Abstract March 2021
Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2006. Secretive marsh bird distribution among structurally different vegetation types in managed wetlands of northwest Tennessee. Wetlands 26:619-623. June 2006
Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2006. Least Bittern nesting sites at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 5(2):317-320. June 2006
Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2005. A Pied-billed Grebe nest and Common Moorhen brood platform near Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. The Migrant 76(3):85-88. September 2006
Wilhide, J. D., S. M. Cochran, V. E. Hoffman, S. L. King, and V. R. McDaniel. 2005. Roost and habitat use by bats in a southern bottomland hardwood forest. Pages 397-402 in L. H. Fredrickson, S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO. August 2005
Valente, J. J., S. L. King, and R. Wilson. 2011. Distribution and habitat associations of breeding secretive marsh birds in Louisiana's Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wetlands 31(1): 1-10. February 2011
Valente, J. J., S. L. King, and R. R. Wilson. 2012. Summer use of rice fields by secretive marsh birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley of northeast Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 11(3):423-436. September 2012
Ritenour, K., S.L.King, S. Collins, and M. D. Kaller. 2022. FACTORS AFFECTING NEST SUCCESS OF COLONIAL NESTING WATERBIRDS IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA. Estuaries and Coasts. 45:897-912. | Publisher Website August 2021
Pierluissi, S., and S. L. King. 2008. Relative Nest Density, Nest Success, and Site Occupancy of King Rails in Southwestern Louisiana Rice Fields. Waterbirds 31:530-540. December 2008
Pierluissi, S., S. L. King, and M. D. Kaller. 2010. Waterbird Nest Density and Nest Survival in Rice Fields of Southwestern Louisiana. Waterbirds 33(3): 323-330. September 2010
Pierce, A.R., and S.L. King. 2017. Hydrological responses to channelization and the formation of valley plugs and shoals. Wetlands 37:513-523. February 2017
Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2008. Spatial dynamics of overbank sedimentation in alluvial floodplain systems. Geomorphology 100:256-268. August 2008
Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2007. The influence of valley plugs in channelized streams on floodplain sedimentation dynamics over the last century. Wetlands 27:631-643. September 2007
Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2007. The effects of flooding and sedimentation on seed germination of two bottomland hardwood tree species. Wetlands 27:588-594. September 2007
Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Valley plugs, land use, and phytogeomorphic response.In: John F. Shroder (ed.) Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12, pp. 221-235. San Diego: Academic Press. March 2013
Pierce, A. R. and S. L. King. 2011. A comparison of avian communities and habitat characteristics in floodplain forests along channelized and unchannelized streams. River Research and Applications 27(10):1315-1324. | Publisher Website October 2011
Pickens, B.A., S.L. King, P. Vasseur, S. Zimorski, and W. Selman. 2017. Seasonal movements and multiscale habitat selection of Whooping Crane (Grus americana) in natural and agricultural wetlands. Waterbirds 40:322-333. December 2017
Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2014. Multi-Scale Habitat Selection of Wetland Birds in the Northern Gulf Coast. Estuaries and Coasts 37(5):1301-1311. September 2014
Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2014. Linking Multi-Temporal Satellite Imagery to Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Bird Distribution Ecological Modelling 285:1-12. August 2014
Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2013. Microhabitat selection, demography, and correlates of home range size for the King Rail (Rallus elegans). Waterbirds 36:319-329. September 2013
Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2012. Predicting the spatial distribution of King Rails in an agricultural landscape. Condor 114(1):113-122. February 2012
Perkins, M., S. L. King, and J. Linscombe. 2010. Effectiveness of capture techniques for rails in emergent marsh and agricultural wetlands. Waterbirds 33 (3):376-380. September 2010
Perkins, M., S. L. King, S. E. Travis, and J. Linscombe. 2009. The use of morphometric measurements to differentiate between species and sex of king and clapper rails. Waterbirds 32:579-584 October 2009
Oswalt, S., and S. L. King. 2005. Channelization and floodplain forests: impacts of accelerated sedimentation and valley plug formation on floodplain forests of the Middle Fork Forked Deer River, Tennessee, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 215:69-83. September 2005
Newell, P., S. L. King, and M. Kaller. 2009 Foraging behavior of pileated woodpeckers in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 258:1456-1464. September 2009
Newell, P. and S. L. King. 2009. Relative abundance and species richness of Cerambycid beetles in partial cut and uncut bottomland hardwood forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 39 (11):2100-2108. November 2009
Lichtenberg, J. S., S. L. King, J. B. Grace, and S. C. Walls. 2006. Habitat associations of chorusing anurans in the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Wetlands 26:736-744. September 2006
Lemon, MGT., Richard F. Keim, Scott T. Allen, Brandon L. Edwards, and Sammy L. King. 2016. Satellite derived temperature for monitoring water status in a floodplain forests of the upper Sabine River, Texas. Southeastern Naturalist 15 (SI9):90-102. December 2016
Laughban, M. K., S. L. King, and L. H. Fredrickson. 2012. Managing wetlands for wildlife. Pages 95-132 in N. Silvy, ed. The Wildlife Techniques Manual/Management. 7th edition, Vol. 2. The John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. April 2012
Laubhan, M. K., S. L. King, and L. H. Fredrickson. 2005. Managing wetlands for wildlife. Pages 797-838 in C. E. Braun, ed. Techniques for Wildlife Investigation and Management. 6th Edition. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland. May 2005
Latuso, KD, RF Keim, SL King, DC Weindorf, and RD DeLaune. 2017. Sediment deposition and sources into a Mississippi River floodplain lake; Catahoula Lake, Louisiana. Catena 156:290-297. September 2017
LMVJV Forest Resource Conservation Working Group. 2007. Restoration, Management, and Monitoring of Forest Resources in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley: Recommendations for Enhancing Wildlife Habitat. Edited by R. Wilson, K. Ribbeck, S. King, and D. Twedt. September 2007
Kroschel, W.A., and S.L. King. 2021. Floodplain forest tree seedling response to variation in flood timing and duration. Forest Ecology and Management 502:119660. . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119660 December 2021
Kroschel, W.A., S.L., King and R. F. Keim.2016. Tree Regeneration in Bottomland Hardwood Forests: A Review. Southeastern Naturalist 15 (SI 9):42-60. December 2016
King, S.L., and R.F. Keim. 2019. Hydrologic issues challenge bottomland hardwood forest management. Journal of Forestry 117(5):504-514. https://doi-org.libezp.lib.lsu.edu/10.1093/jofore/fvz025 September 2019
King, S.L., W. Selman, P. Vasseur, and S. Zimorski. 2018. Louisiana Non-migratory Whooping Crane Reintroduction. Pages 469-484 in S. Converse, J. French, and F. Chavez, eds. The Whooping Crane. Elsevier September 2018
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, P. Tashjian, J. Vradenburg, and L.H. Fredrickson. 2021. Wetland conservation: challenges related to water law and farm policy. Wetlands 41:54 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-021-01449-y | Publisher Website May 2021
King, S. L., and W. E. Grant. 1996. A simulation model of the impacts of green-tree reservoir management on bottomland hardwood seedling growth and survival. Ecological Modelling 87:69-82. January 1996
King, S. L., and T. Perkins. 2013. Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to Southwest Louisiana: History, Habitat Conditions, and Initial Reintroduction Efforts. Proceedings of the Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium 4:94-99 December 2013
King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2005. Gapmaker-Gapfiller Relationships in an Arkansas Floodplain Forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:471-480 August 2005
King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2001. Canopy disturbance patterns in a bottomland hardwood forest in Northeast Arkansas, USA. Wetlands 21:543-553. January 2001
King, S. L., and J. Vradenburg. 2016. Considerations for Wetland Conservation and Management at Momege Nature Reserve. March 2016
King, S. L., and J. A. Allen. 1996. Plant succession and greentree reservoir management: Implications for management and restoration of bottomland hardwood wetlands. Wetlands 16:503-511. January 1996
King, S. L., and B. D. Keeland. 1999. Evaluation of reforestation of the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Restoration Ecology 7:348-359. January 1999
King, S. L., R. R. Sharitz, J. W. Groninger, and L. L. Battaglia. (2009 invited). The ecology, restoration, and management of southeastern floodplain ecosystems: A synthesis. Wetlands 29:624-634 June 2009
King, S. L., R. F. Keim, C. R. Hupp, B. L. Edwards, W. A. Kroschel, E. L. Johnson, and J. W. Cochran. 2016. Evaluation of the effects of hydrologic and geomorphic processes and bottomland hardwood plant communities of the ower White River Basin. U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report 2016-1113. August 2016
King, S. L., R. F. Keim, C. R. Hupp, B. L. Edwards, W. A. Kroschel, E. L. Johnson, and J. W. Cochran. 2016. Altered hydrologic and geomorphic processes and bottomland hardwood plant communities of the lower White River Basin. USGS Open File Report 2016-1113.
https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161113
July 2016
King, S. L., L. L. Battaglia, C. R. Hupp, R. F. Keim, and B. G. Lockaby. 2012. Floodplain wetlands of the southeastern coastal plain. Wetland habitats of North America: ecology and conservation concerns. Pages 253-266 in D. Batzer and A. H. Baldwin, eds. University of California Press, Berkeley. May 2012
King, S. L., J. P. Shepard, K. Ouchley, J. A. Neal, and K. Ouchley. 2005. Bottomland hardwood forests: past, present, and future. Pages 1-17 in L. H. Fredrickson, S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO. August 2005
King, S. L., J. A. Allen, and J. McCoy. 1998. Long-term effects of a lock and dam and greentree reservoir management on a bottomland hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management 112:213-226 January 1998
King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1991. Cottontail rabbit initial responses to prescribed burning and cover enhancement. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 62:178-188. January 1991
King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1990. Use of methoxyflurane and a funnel bag as a cottontail rabbit restraint system. Journal of Wildlife Management 54:409-411 January 1990
King, S. L., H. L. Stribling, and D. W. Speake. 1990. Tree climbing ability of a cottontail rabbit. Journal of the Alabama Academy of Science 61:255-257 January 1990
King, S. L., D. J. Twedt, and R. Wilson. 2006 (invited). The Role of the Wetland Reserve Program in Conservation Efforts in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(4):914-920. December 2006
King, S. L., C. S. Elphick, D. Guadagnin, and O. Taft. 2010 (invited). Effects of landscape features on waterbird use of rice fields. Waterbirds 33 (Special Publication 1):151-159. October 2010
King, S. L., B. D. Keeland, and J. L. Moore. 1998. Beaver lodge distributions and damage assessments in a forested wetland ecosystem in the southern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 108:1-7. January 1998
King, S. L., A. R. Pierce, K. Hersey, and N. Winstead. 2011. Migration patterns and movements of sandhill cranes wintering in central and southwestern Louisiana, USA. Proceedings of the North American Crane Workshop, Dells, Wisconsin. 11:57-61. October 2010
King, S. L. 2013. Watershed planning in eastern Russia. International Crane Foundation Bugle. October 2013
King, S. L. 2013. Climate change, cranes, and temperate floodplain ecoysystems. Pages 28-34 in J. H. Harris, ed. Proceedings of the 2010 International Crane Workshop, Muraviovoka Park, Russia. October 2012
King, S. L. 1996. The effects of flooding regimes on bottomland hardwood seedlings planted on lignite mine spoil in East Texas. Texas Journal of Science 48:75-84. January 1996
King, S. L. 1995. Effects of flooding regimes on two impounded bottomland hardwood stands. Wetlands 15:272-284. January 1995
Keim, R.F., L. Dugue, K.D. Latuso, S. Joshi, S.L. King, and F.L. Willis. 2022. Influences of floodplain modification on expansion of woody vegetation into Catahoula Lake, Louisiana, USA. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. https://doi.org/10.1002/esp.5328 January 2022
Keim, R.., S. L. King, D. Scott, and F. M. Wilhelm (authors alphabetical). 2019. Klamath Trip Report. Results of May 2019 Technical Assistance Visit to Lower Klamath Lake. July 2019
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2014. Suitability of Coastal Marshes as Whooping Crane Foraging Habitat in Southwest Louisiana, USA. Waterbirds 37 (3):254-263. August 2014
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Influence of Hydrologic Connectivity on Pond Environmental Characteristics in a Coastal Marsh System. Southeastern Naturalist 12:568-578. September 2013
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of hydrologic connectivity and environmental variables on nekton assemblage in a coastal marsh system.Wetlands 33:321-334. April 2013
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of Hydrologic Connectivity and Environmental Variables on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Different Marsh Types. Aquatic Biology 18:149-160. January 2013
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2012. Influence of salinity and prey presence on the survival of aquatic macroinvertebrates of a freshwater marsh. Aquatic Ecology (http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10452-012-9410-3) August 2012
Kang, S. R. and S. L. King. 2013 (May 7). Seasonal Comparison of Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in a Flooded Coastal Freshwater Marsh. Open Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.4236/oje.2013.32014 May 2013
Kang, S. R. and S. L. King. 2013. Seasonal nekton assemblages in a flooded coastal freshwater marsh, Southwest Louisiana, USA. Open Journal of Ecology 116-121. DOI: 10.4236/oje.2013.32014 April 2013
Ilyashenko, E., and S. L. King. 2018. Crane responses to changes in agriculture. Pages 55 to 71 in J.E. Austin, K.L. Morrison, and J.T. Harris, eds. Cranes and Agriculture: a global guide to sharing the landscape. International Crane Foundation. October 2018
Hamilton, S., S.L. King, G. Dello Russo, and M. Kaller. 2019. Effect of hydrologic, geomorphic, and vegetative conditions on avian communities in the Middle Rio Grande of New Mexico. Wetlands 39:1029-1042. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13157-019-01156-9 May 2019
Gorham, L. E., S. L. King, B. D. Keeland, and S. Mopper. 2002. Effects of canopy gaps and flooding on homopterans in a bottomland hardwood forest. Wetlands 22(3):541-549. January 2002
Gee, H.K.W., S. L. King, and R. Keim. 2015. Influence of Hydrologic Modifications on Fraxinus pennsylvanica in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45:1397-1406. October 2015
Gee, H.K.W., S. L. King, and R. F. Keim. 2014. Stand development of a leveed floodplain forest in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 334:85-95. 334:85-95. December 2014
Gagnon, P., L. Battaglia, B. Hanberry, W. Conner, and S.L. King. 2021. Chapter 6. Fire in floodplain forests of the southeastern United States. Pages 201-242 In: B Collins and C.H. Greenberg, eds. Fire Ecology and Management: Past, Present, and Future of US Forested Ecosystems. Vol. 39. Springer/Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-73267-7_6 June 2021
Fredrickson, L. H., S. L. King, and R. M. Kaminski, eds. 2005. Ecology and management of bottomland hardwood systems: the state of our understanding. University of Missouri-Columbia. Gaylord Memorial Laboratory Special Publication No. 10. Puxico, MO. August 2005
Fowler, D. N. S.L. King, and D. C. Weindorf. 2014. Evaluating Abiotic Influences on Soil Salinity of Inland Managed Wetlands and Agricultural Croplands in a Semi-Arid Environment. Wetlands 34:1229-1239. June 2014
Fournier, A.M.V, A.R. Sullivan, J.K. Bump, M. Perkins, M.C. Shieldcastle, and S.L. King. 2016. Combining citizen science derived species distribution models and stable isotope analysis reveals migratory connectivity in a secretive species, the Virginia rail (Rallus limicola). Journal of Applied Ecology 54(2):618-627. June 2016
Fischer, R. A., and S. L. King. 1998. Suggestions for new and aspiring graduate students in wildlife science. The Wildlife Society Bulletin (peer edited) 26:41-50. January 1998
Faulkner, S. P., J. L. Chambers, W. H. Conner, R. F. Keim, J. W. Day, E. S. Gardiner, M. S. Hughes, S. L. King, K. W. McLeod, C. A. Miller, J. A. Nyman, and G. P. Shaffer. 2007. Conservation and Use of Coastal Wetland Forests in Louisiana. Pages 447-460 in Conner, W. H., T. W. Doyle, and K. W. Krauss, eds. Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Forested Wetlands of the Southeastern United States. Springer, The Netherlands. December 2007
Edwards, B.L., R. F. Keim, E. L. Johnson, C. R. Hupp, S. Marre, and S. L. King. 2016. Geomorphic adjustment to hydrologic modifications along a meandering river: implications for surface flooding on a floodplain. Geomorphology 269:149-159. September 2016
Donnelly, JP, SL King, NL Silverman, DP Collins, EM Carrera-Gonzales, A Lafon-Terrazas, and JN Moore. 2020. Climate and human water use diminish wetland networks supporting continental waterbird migration. Submitted to Global Change Biology. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15010 January 2020
Cochran, W., R. F. Keim, S. L. King, L.L.Battaglia, and F. L. Willis. 2013. Hydrologic Changes and Floodplain Forests in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Proceedings of the LSU Natural Resources Symposium 4:1-8. June 2013
Chambers, J. L., W. H. Conner, R. F. Keim, S. P. Faulkner, J. W. Day, E. S. Gardiner, M. S. Hughes, S. L. King, K. W. McLeod, C. A. Miller, J. A. Nyman, and G. P. Shaffer. 2006. Towards sustainable management of Louisiana's coastal wetland forests: Problems, constraints, and a new beginning. Pages 383-395 in Coastal Environment and Water Quality. Proceedings of the International Conference on Hydrology and Management of Forested Wetlands. Keim, R. F., J. L. Chambers, M. S. Hughes, J. A. Nyman, C. A. Miller, J. B. Amos, W. H. Conner, J. W. Day Jr., S. P. Faulkner, E. S. Gardiner, S. L. King, K. W. McLeod, and G. P. Shaffer. 2006. Ecological consequences of changing hydrological conditions in wetland forests of coastal Louisiana. P. 383-395 in: Coastal Environment and Water Quality, Y. J. Xu and V. P. Singh, eds. Challenges in Coastal Hydrology and Water Quality, Water Resource Publications, Highlands Ranch, Colo. 534pp. February 2006
Cantu de Leija, A., and S.L. King. 2023. Relationships among rare plant communities and abiotic conditions in managed spring-fed arid wetlands. Restoration Ecologydoi: 10.1111/rec.14011. September 2023
Cantu de Leija, A., S.L.King, and T.S. Hawkins. 2022. Seed germination requirements and responses to salinity for three rare wetland plants of spring-fed arid systems. Journal of Arid Environments 199. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2021.104705 April 2022
Burke, M. K., S. L. King, D. Gartner, and M. H. Eisenbies. 2003. Vegetation, soil and flooding relationships in a blackwater floodplain forest. Wetlands 23:988-1002. December 2003
Anonymous. 2014. Whooping Cranes and Crawfish Farming. Factsheet. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Baton Rouge, LA. June 2014
Allen, ST, K.W. Krauss, JW Cochran, SL King, and RF Keim. 2016. Wetland tree transpiration modified by river-floodplain connectivity. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences 121(3):753-766. March 2016
Allen, S.T., J. W. Cochran, K.W. Krauss, R.F. Keim, and S.L. King. 2016. HYDROLOGIC EFFECTS ON DIAMETER GROWTH PHENOLOGY FOR CELTIS LAEVIGATA AND QUERCUS LYRATA IN THE FLOODPLAIN OF THE LOWER WHITE RIVER, ARKANSAS. Proceedings of the Southern Silvicultural Conference 18:273-279. June 2016
Wohner, P.J., S.A. Laymon, J.E. Stanek, S.L. King, and R.J. Cooper. 2021. Early successional riparian vegetation is important for Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo nesting habitat. Restoration Ecology 29(5):e13376. doi: 10.1111/rec.13376 March 2021
Donnelly, J.P., S. L. King, J. Netter, J.H. Gammonley, V.J. Dreitz, B.A. Grisham, M.C. Nowak, and D.P. Collins. 2021. Water scarcity drives ecological bottlenecks in continental migration networks supporting greater sandhill cranes. Ecosphere 12(6): 12(6):e03543. 10.1002/ecs2.3543 | Abstract | Publisher Website June 2021
Fournier, A.M.V, Sullivan, A., Bump, J., Perkins, M., Shieldcastle, M.C., King, S. 2016 Combining citizen science species distribution models and stable isotopes reveals migratory connectivity in the secretive Virginia rail Journal of Applied Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12723 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website June 2016
Project Completion Date
Effects of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Processes on bottomland hardwood plant communites of the lower White River basin, Arkansas September 2015
Variability of Waterbird Food Abundance Due to Agricultural Management Practices Within Rice Fields and Crawfish Ponds of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas May 2015
Evaluation of hydrologic, geomorphic and vegetative conditions on avian communities of the Middle Rio Grande May 2014
Assessment of Food Availability for Reintroduced Whooping Cranes August 2011
Reintroduction of Whooping Cranes to Louisiana December 2016
Evaluating Organic Land Management Techniques to Meet Energetic Demands of Wintering Waterbirds December 2013
Evaluation of the Effects of Hydrologic and Geomorphic Processes and Bottomland Hardwood Plant Communities of the Lower White River Basin: An integrated approach May 2014
Adaptive Hydrological Management of Catahoula Lake December 2014
King rail habitat relationships in freshwater and brackish marshes of southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas September 2012
Assessment of bottomland hardwood forest dynamics: Implications to ivory-billed woodpecker habitat January 2012
Identifying factors influencing nocturnal foraging site selection by adult female mallards and northern pintails in south Louisiana June 2027
Molt Timing and Sample Collection for Future Derivation of Harvest for Purple and Common Gallinules in Louisiana December 2022
Rail and Gallinule Movements in Coastal Louisiana August 2024
Distribution and Habitat Characteristics of Secretive Marshbirds in Southeastern Louisiana August 2024
Comparison of Avian Communities and Hydrological Characteristics on Restored and Natural Marshes in Coastal Louisiana August 2024
An Evaluation of Factors Limiting Plant Establishment at Malheur Lake May 2023
Effects of Drought on Seed Germination and Biomass Allocation in Seedlings of Bottomland Hardwood Trees June 2021
Wetland management impacts to Pecos sunflower (Helianthus paradoxus), Wrightâ¿¿s marsh thistle (Cirsium wrightii) and Leoncita false-foxglove (Agalinis calycina). June 2021
Managing Louisiana's Coastal Wetlands For Sustainability in the Face of Sea Level Rise November 2020
Managing Coastal Wetlands for Wildlife and Sustainability in the Face of Sea Level Rise August 2021
Determining Optimal Elevation for Restoration of an Island Used by Rare Colonial Nesting Waterbirds June 2019
Bottomland Hardwood Composition Change as Controlled by Regeneration and Hydrologic Processes June 2019
Booth, Ashley
PhD
aboot19@lsu.edu

Moran, Leah
PhD
llkmoran@agcenter.lsu.edu

Youtz, Joseph
PhD
jyoutz1@lsu.edu

Zhiwei, Guo
Master's
zguo14@lsu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
de Leija, A.C., J.P. Donnelly, S.L. King. 2022. Surface water dynamics of Chihuahuan Desert wetlands: implications for migratory waterbird habitat conservation. Annual Meeting of the Waterbird Society, Corpus Christi, TX. November 2022
Wohner, P.J., S.A. Laymon, J.E. Stanek, S.L. King, and R.J. Cooper. 2021. Challenging Our Understanding of Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Habitat Needs and<br>Accepted Management Practices. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual (Virtual) Meeting. June 2021
Wiebe, J.J., R. Dobbs, J. Hemming, D. Hewitt, J.S. Gleason, S. King, K. Freer-Leonards, T. Baker, D. Lee, J.A. Nyman, T. Carruthers, E.Windhoffer, J. Henkel, and J. Bienn. 2024. Louisiana Coastwide Avian Restoration, Monitoring and Adaptive Management <i>Session Category</i>: Deepwater Horizon Science Coordination: Restoration, Co-Production, and Synthesis. Gulf of Mexico Conference, Tampa, FL. February 2024
Vasseur, PL, SL King, and MD Kaller. 2020. Diurnal time-activity budgets and habitat use of Whooping Cranes in the reintroduced Louisiana nonmigratory population. North American Crane Workshop, Lubbock, Texas. January 2020
Vasseur, P.L, S.L. King, M.D. Kaller, and S. E. Zimorski. 2020. Behavior analysis and long-term survival of captive-reared juvenile whooping cranes in the reintroduced Louisiana nonmigratory population. North American Crane Workshop, Lubbock, Texas. January 2019
Stanek, J.E., P. J. Wohner, S. A. Laymon, S.L. King, and R.J. Cooper. 2021. Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo Nesting Habitat Restoration. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Virtual Meeting. June 2021
Ritenour, K., S. Collins, and S.L. King. 2019. Flooding and Nest Success of Colonial Nesting Waterbirds in Coastal Louisiana, USA. Society of Wetland Scientists Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. May 2019
Ritenour, K., S. Collins, and S.L. King. 2019. Flooding and Nest Success of Colonial Nesting Waterbirds in Coastal Louisiana, USA. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Baltimore, MD. May 2019
Pickens, B.A., and S.L. King. 2016. Multi-scale habitat associations of King Rails in coastal marshes of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, Texas. June 2016
Perkins, T.L. and S. L. King. Behavior Ecology of Pen-Reared, Reintroduced Whooping Cranes within the Louisiana Landscape. 13th North American Crane Working Group Workshop, Lafayette, LA. April 2014
Perkins, T., V. Dinets, and S. L. King. 2013.Restoring A Part of Our Natural Heritage: The Return of the Whooping Crane to Louisiana. Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium. August 2013
Perkins, T. L. and S. L. King. The Spatial and Temporal Use of Habitats by a Reintroduced Population of Whooping Cranes in Louisiana. 13th North American Crane Working Group Workshop, Lafayette, LA. April 2014
Moran, L.L.K., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2024. Characterizing trends of secretive marshbird distributions across the Deltaic Plain of Louisiana. Gulf of Mexico Conference, Tampa, Florida. February 2024
Moran, L.L.K., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2023. Characterizing trends of secretive marshbird distributions across the Deltaic Plain of Louisiana. Waterbird Society Annual Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. October 2023
Moran, L.L.K., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2023. Characterizing Ecological Drivers of Secretive Marshbird Distribution Across Southeastern Louisiana. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. June 2023
Moran, L., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2022. Characterizing Ecological Drivers of Secretive Marshbird Distribution Across Southeastern Louisiana. Waterbird Society Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX. November 2022
Moran, L., A. Lipford, S.L. King, and J. Nyman. 2024. Characterizing ecological drivers of secretive marshbird distribution across southeastern Louisiana. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Taipei, Taiwan. November 2024
Lipford, A., Moran, L., J.A. Nyman, and S.L. King. 2022. Assessing the value of created marshes for wetland birds in southeast Louisiana. Gulf Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, Ocean Springs, MS. October 2022
Lipford, A., L.L.K. Moran, J.A. Nyman, and S.L. King. 2023. If you build it, will they come? Assessing habitat quality for birds at created marshes in southeastern Louisiana. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. June 2023
Lipford, A., L. Moran, J.A. Nyman, and S.L. King. 2022. If you build it, will they come? Assessing habitat quality for birds at created marshes in southeastern Louisiana. Waterbirds Society Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX. November 2022
Lipford, A., J. Youtz, L. Moran, J.A. Nyman, and S.L. King. 2021. Assessing the value of created marshes for wetland birds in southeast Louisiana. Abstract for annual meeting of The Waterbird Society (virtual). November 2021
Kroschel, and S.L. King. 2016. Bottomland hardwood tree species regeneration: seedling response to flood timing. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Corpus Christi, TX. June 2016
Kroschel, W.A., and S.L. King. 2019. AN ANALYSIS OF SEEDLING DYNAMICS IN FLOODPLAINS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI ALLUVIAL VALLEY. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 2019
Kroschel, W.A., and S.L. King. 2018. Bottomland hardwood tree species regeneration: seedling response to flood timing. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Denver, Colorado. May 2018
Kroschel, W.A. and S.L. King. 2018. Bottomland hardwood tree species regeneration: seedling response to flood timing. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. August 2018
Kroschel, W.A. and S. L. King. AN ANLYSIS OF SEEDLING DYNAMICS IN TWO HYDROLOGICALLY ALTERED LOUISIANA FLOODPLAINS. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico. June 2017
King, SL and RF Keim. 2017. Draining the Swamp: water and the future of floodplain forests of the southeastern U.S. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM. September 2016
King, S.L., W. Harrell, E. Smith, and J.A. Nyman. 2017. The role of fire in the management of Whooping Crane habitats. 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Orlando, FL. November 2017
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, P. Tashjian, J. Vradenburg, and L.H. Fredrickson. 2021. Opportunities and Constraints for Wetland Conservation in an Irrigated World. Society of Wetland Scientists 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. June 2021
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, J. Vradenburg, and L.H. Fredrickson. 2020. Rethinking wetland conservation in a water-scarce future. 2020 North American Crane Workshop, Lubbock, Texas. January 2020
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, J. Vradenburg, and L.H. Fredrickson. 2019. Rethinking Wetland Conservation in a Water-Starved Future. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 2019
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, J. Vradenburg, and L.H. Fredrickson. 2019. Rethinking Wetland Conservation in a Water-Starved Future. Presentation at the joint meeting of The Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society. Reno, NV. October 2019
King, S.L., M. Laubhan, J. Vradenburg, and A. Henry. 2018. Arid Wetlands: Challenges and Opportunities. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. May 2018
King, S.L. 2020. Rice and waterbirds. Invited presentation virtual Sustainable Agriculture Summit. November 2020
King, S.L. 2019. Climatic, geomorphic, and hydrologic variability in wetlands. The Wildlife Society Workshop entitled "A Process-Based Approach to Wetland Management", Reno, Nevada. September 2019
King, S.L. 2015 (invited). Whooping Cranes and the Endangered Species Act. Louisiana Association of Professional Biologists Annual Meeting, Baton Rouge, LA. August 2015
King, S. L. 2009. Rice, crawfish, and waterbirds: The annual cycle. Working Wetland Initiative Meeting, LSU AgCenter Rice Experiment Station, Crowley, Louisiana. July 2009
King, S. L. 2009. Potential reintroduction of Whooping Cranes in Louisiana: Issues and opportunities. Rivers and Wildlife Celebration, Kearney, Nebraska. September 2008
Kang, S.R., and S.L. King. 2014. Whooping Crane prey assemblage in a coastal marsh system: Implications for wetland wildlife management. The 6th East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress,Haikou, China. April 2014
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2008. Whooping Crane food availability in different marsh types. The 32nd Annual Waterbirds Society Meeting. South Padre Island, Texas. November 2008
Jiang, H., J. H. Harris, S.L.King, and J.N. Vradenburg. 2018. Managing wetlands in the West Songnen Plain of northeast China: Challenges and Opportunities. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. May 2018
Hamilton, S.G., S. L. King, and Russo, G D. 2014. Effect of hydrologic, geomorphic, and vegetative conditions on avian communities in the Middle Rio Grande. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Portland, Oregon. May 2014
Guo, Z., S.L. King, and R.F. Keim. 2023. The Effects of Woody Plant Encroachment on Precipitation Interception in Coastal Prairie of Texas. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA. June 2023
Graham, S.P., S.L.King, and J.A. Nyman. 2019. Managing coastal marsh impoundments for vertical accretion in the face of sea level rise. Coastal Estuarine and Research Federation Annual Meeting, Mobile, AL. November 2019
Fredrickson, L.H., M. K. Laubhan, K. Higgins, and S. L. King. 2016. A century of land management evolution: From guess work to complex decision-making in highly modified landscapes exhibiting extreme variability. 7th North American Duck Symposium, Annapolis, Maryland. February 2016
Fowler, D.N., S.L. King, D.C. Weindorf, and J. Vradenburg. 2018. Evaluating Abiotic Influences on Soil Salinity of Inland Managed Wetlands and Agricultural Croplands in a Semi-Arid Environment. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado May 2018
Fowler, D, N. and S. L. King. 2024. Levers and switches that influence the conservation value of rice agriculture for waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds. 9<sup>th</sup> North American Duck Symposium. Portland OR, 5 -9 February 2024. February 2024
Fowler, D, N. and S. L. King. 2023. Levers and switches that influence the conservation value of rice agriculture for wetland dependent birds. Annual Meeting, The Waterbird Society, Ft. Lauderdale FL, 9 - 13 October 2023. October 2023
Fowler, D, N. and S. L. King. 2023. A changing system: levers and switches that influence the role of rice agriculture for wetland dependent birds. Annual Meeting, Society of Wetland Scientists, Spokane WA, 27 - 30 June 2023. June 2023
Cantu, A., S.L. King, and J.P. Donnelly. 2021. Interior Wetlands of Mexico: Status and Issues of Waterbird Habitats. Society of Wetland Scientists 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. June 2021
Cantu, A., J. Beauchamp, and S.L. King. 2021. Effects of Wetland Management and Associated Abiotic Factors to Rare Plant Communities in a Managed Arid Wetland. Society of Wetland Scientists Virtual Annual Meeting. June 2021
Cantu, A., E. Carerra, and S.L. King. 2019. Status and Challenges of Wetland Habitats for Migratory Birds in Mexico’s Highlands. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Reno, NV. October 2019
Cantu, A, and SL King. 2020. Sandhill Cranes in Mexico: status of historical habitats and conservation challenges. North American Crane Working Group Workshop, Lubbock, Texas. January 2020
Booth, A.R., S.L. King, and J.A. Nyman. 2018. Understanding mechanisms for coastal marsh sustainability in the face of sea level rise. 12th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, Coral Springs, Florida. April 2018
Boos, B., and S.L. King. 2023. Evaluating abiotic and biotic factors affecting plant succession processes at Malheur Lake. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting. June 2023
Allen, S.T., J.W. Cochran, R.F. Keim, and S.L. King. 2015. A comparison of intra-annual radial growth of two dominant bottomland hardwood species across a hydrologic gradient. 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Conference, Knoxville, TN. March 2015
<i> Booth, A.R.</i><i>, S.L. King, and J. A. Nyman. 2023. Elevation change and mechanisms for sustainability in Chenier Plain marsh impoundments. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA.</i> June 2023
<b>Pell, C.J., S.L. King, and R. F. Keim. 2020. The effects of drought and shade on bottomland hardwood regeneration. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Quebec.</b> June 2020
<b>Lipford, A.</b>, Moran, L,L.K., Nyman, J.A., and S.L. King. 2023. If you build it, will they come? Assessing habitat quality for birds at created marshes in southeastern Louisiana. State of the Coast 2023. New Orleans, LA. June 2023
<b>Cantu de Leija, A. , J. Beauchamp, and S. L. King. 2020. Germination requirements of rare wetland plants in managed arid wetlands. Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Quebec.</b> June 2020
Technical Publications Publication Date
Villani, R., and S. L. King. 2010. Integrated waterbird use of moist soil units at six wildlife management areasin the Mississippi Alluvial Valley, Louisiana: Final Report. Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and the Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Report No. 1-2010. Baton Rouge, LA. July 2010
Pickens, B. A., S. L. King, B. Vermilion, L. Smith, and L. Allain. 2009. Conservation Planning for the Coastal Prairie Region of Louisiana. A final report from Louisiana State University to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in fulfillment of Agreement Nos. #644821/513-700205 (LDWF) and #201816N759 (USFWS). March 2009
Perkins, M., S. L. King, and D. Krementz. 2009. Stopover habitat use by king rails: evaluation and habitat management implications. Final Report to US Fish & Wildlife Service. July 2009
Chambers, J.L., W.H. Conner, J.W. Day, S.P. Faulkner, E.S. Gardiner, M.S. Hughes, R.F. Keim, S.L. King, K.W. McLeod, C.A. Miller, J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer. 2005. Conservation, Protection and Utilization of Louisiana's Coastal Wetland Forests, Final Report to the Governor of Louisiana from the Science Working Group on Coastal Wetland Forest Conservation and Use. 102 pp. April 2005
Allen, S. T., J.W. Cochran, R. Keim, and S. L. King. 2015. A comparison of intra-annual radial growth of two dominant bottomland hardwood species across a hydrologic gradient.18th Southern Silvicultural Conference, Knoxville, TN. | Download March 2015
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Data Release Cantu, A and King, S. L. 2023. Effects of Wetland Management and Associated Abiotic Processes on Rare Plant Communities of Spring-fed Arid Wetlands at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge 2019-2020: U. S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IYMEI2. January 2022