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Dr. Robert Warren

Professor Emeritus

Professional Society Membership:

The Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1982)

Wildlife Damage Management Working Group of The Wildlife Society

Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society

Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society

Georgia Chapter of The Wildlife Society

American Society of Mammalogists

Recent Professional Awards:

Special Award for outstanding service as President of The Wildlife Society, 2003.

Distinguished Senior Faculty Award, University of Georgia Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, 2001

Selected as a recipient of the University of Georgia’s Josiah Meigs Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2000.

Special Award for outstanding service as Section Representative to The Wildlife Society Council, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society, 1999.

1998 Communication Award, Jack H. Berryman Institute, Utah State University for exemplary work focused on enhancing human-wildlife relationships through the resolution of human-wildlife conflicts by editing the special 387-page, Summer 1997 issue of The Wildlife Society Bulletin on deer overabundance.

Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Natural Resources Research, U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service, 1997.

External Review or Expert Panel Service 

Invited Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Berryman Institute-East, College of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University; 2003-present.

Invited External Program Reviewer, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, South Dakota State University, USDA Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service; co-authored a 24-page report; 2001.

Invited Committee Member, Blue Ribbon Committee to Review Science and Technology in the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Columbia, South Carolina; co-authored a 16-page final report; 2000.

Invited External Academic Program Reviewer, Wildlife Program, Louisiana Tech University; 1998.

  • PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Wildlife Biology and Management.
  • MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Wildlife Biology and Management
  • BS, Oklahoma State University - Zoology/Wildlife Ecology
Selected Publications:

Brooks, J; Warren, R; Nelms, M; and Tarrant, M. 1999. Visitor attitudes toward and knowledge of restored bobcats on Cumberland Island National Seashore, Georgia. Wildlife Society Bulletin27(4):1089-1097.

D'Angelo, G; De Chicchis, A; Osborn, D; Gallagher, G; and Warren, R. 2007. Hearing range of white-tailed deer as determined by auditory brainstem response. J. Wildl. Manage. 71:1238–1242.

Killmaster, C; Osborn, D; Warren, R; and Miller, K.V. 2007. Deer and understory plant responses to a large-scale herd reduction on a Georgia state park. Natural Areas Journal 27(2):161-168.

D'Angelo, G; D'Angelo, J; Gallagher, G; Osborn, D; Miller, K.V.; and Warren, R. 2006. Evaluation of wildlife warning reflectors for altering white-tailed deer behavior along roadways. Wildl. Soc. Bull. 34 (4):1175–1183.

Mathiason, C; Powers, J; Dahmes, S; Osborn, D; Miller, K.V.; Warren, R; Mason, G; Hays, S; Hayes-Klug, J; Seelig, D; Wild, M; Wolfe, L; Spraker, T; Miller, M; Sigurdson, C; Telling, G; and Hoover, E. 2006. Infectious prions in the saliva and blood of deer with chronic wasting disease. Science 314 (5796):133-136.

Area of Specialty:
Research Interests:

Ecology and management of wildlife populations, especially in parks and urban/suburban areas; predator ecology and management; wildlife damage management; physiology, nutrition, and genetics in wildlife management.



Elected to the Executive Board of The Wildlife Society (4-year term: Vice-President, 2000-2001; President-Elect, 2001-2002; President, 2002-2003; Past-President, 2003-2004).

Program Chair and Editor, Proceedings of the First National Bowhunting Conference, American Archery Council, 2001-2002.

Associate Editor, Proceedings of the Second International Wildlife Management Congress, The Wildlife Society, 1999-2000.

Southeastern Section Representative (1997-2000) to The Wildlife Society Council (elected office).

Editorial Panel Member (1996-2000), The Wildlife Society Bulletin

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