Philip A. Tappe, Ph.D.
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Director, Arkansas Forest Resources Center
Dean, School of Forest Resources
Professor, Forest Wildlife Management


Office:  (870) 460-1052
Fax:  (870) 460-1092
Tappe@UAMont.edu

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Philosophy, 1991
Clemson University

Master of Science, 1987
Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Science, 1981
Stephen F. Austin State University


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Forest wildlife ecology and management.
Wildlife habitat and population responses to forest management.
 

COURSES TAUGHT:

WLF 2112 Introduction to Wildlife Conservation
WLF 4712 Wildlife Management
WLF 5133 Wildlife-Habitat Relationships
WLF 5143 Landscape Ecology


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Perry, R.W., T.B. Wigley, M.A. Melchiors, R.E. Thill, P.A. Tappe, and D.A. Miller.  2011.  Width of riparian buffer and structure of adjacent plantations influence occupancy of conservation priority birds.  Biological Conservation.  Published online: 12 January.

Lockhart, B.R., P.A. Tappe, D.G. Peitz, and C.A. Watt.  2010.  Snag recruitment and mortality in a bottomland hardwood forest following partial harvesting: second-year results.  Pages 505-509 in: J.A. Stanturf, ed., Proceedings of the 14th biennial southern silviculture research conference.  Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-121.  Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station.  614 pp.

Whitsitt, T.A. and P.A. Tappe.  2009.  Temporal variation of a small mammal community at a wetland restoration site in Arkansas.  Southeastern Naturalist 8(3):381-386.

Butler, M.J. and P.A. Tappe.  2008.  Relationships of red-cockaded woodpecker reproduction and foraging habitat characteristics in Arkansas and Louisiana.  European Journal of Wildlife Research 54:601-608.

Farrell, M.C. and P.A. Tappe.  2007.  County-level factors contributing to deer-vehicle collisions in Arkansas.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2727-2731.

Tappe, P.A. and D.I.M. Enderle.  2007.  Using site-level factors to model areas at high risk of deer-vehicle collisions on Arkansas highways.  Pages 489-499 in Proceedings of the International Conference on Ecology and Transportation.  Center for Transportation and the Environment, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Tappe, P.A. and R.E. Kissell, Jr.  2006.  White-tailed deer density estimation using thermal infrared imaging.  Pages 146-151 in Proceedings of the 6th International Deer Biology Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.


SELECTED POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS:

Tappe, P.A.  2010.  Gazing into the crystal ball of forestry.  Arkansas Registered Forester’s Meeting.  Russellville, AR.  September 1, and Arkadelphia, AR.  June 1.

 Tappe, P.A.  2010.  Ecosystem Services.  Bioenergy Field Day, Pine Tree Research and Extension Center.  Colt, AR.  August 5.

 Perry, R.W., T.B. Wigley, M.A. Melchiors, R.E. Thill, P.A. Tappe, and D.A. Miller.  2010.  Width of riparian buffer and structure of adjacent plantation influence occupancy of conservation priority birds in plantation landscapes.  Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Conference, Biloxi, Mississippi, October 17–20. 

Tappe, P.A.  2009.  Wildlife-human interactions in an expanding wildland-urban interface.  Arkansas Urban Forestry Council Annual Conference.  Little Rock, AR.  May 13. 

Tappe, P.A.  2009.  Wildlife values of riparian buffers in managed forests.  Arkansas Water Resource Center Annual Research and Watershed Conference, Fayetteville, AR, April 15,

Liechty, H.O., C. Stuhlinger, M. Blazier, M. Pelkki, P. Tappe, C. West.  2009.  Establishment of cottonwood/switchgrass bioenergy agroforests in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  11th North American Agroforestry Conference, Columbia, Missouri, May 31-June 3.

Tappe, P.A., M.H. Pelkki, R.L. Ficklin, and H.O. Liechty.  2008.  Environmental dimensions of whole-tree chipping and slash removal for cellulosic biomass supply in the U.S. South.  Conference on the Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels, Ecological Society of America, Washington DC.  March 10.

Liechty, H.O., M.A. Blazier, P.A. Tappe, and M.H. Pelkki.  2008.  Agroforest systems - opportunities for environmentally sustainable biofuel feedstock production in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley.  Conference on the Ecological Dimensions of Biofuels, Ecological Society of America, Washington DC.  March 10.

Whitsitt, T.A. and P.A. Tappe.  2008.  Temporal variation in small mammal community characteristics on a wetland restoration site in Chicot County, Arkansas.  Arkansas Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Arkadelphia, AR.  April 11-12.

Whitsitt, T.A. and P.A. Tappe.  2008.  Small mammal community associations with topographic complexities on a wetland restoration site in Southeast Arkansas.  Conference on Integrating Science into the Restoration and Management of Floodplain Ecosystems of the Southeast, Little Rock, AR.  March 4-6.

Tappe, P.A., M.C. Farrell, and D.I.M. Enderle.  2007. An overview of recent deer-vehicle collision research in Arkansas.  International Conference on Ecology and Transportation, Little Rock, AR.  May 20-25.

Tappe, P.A. and T.A. Whitsitt.  2007.  The Bob White Memorial Wetlands Research and Teaching Station: a living laboratory for natural resource education.  The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.  September 22-26.

Tappe. P.A. and S.D. Bunch.  2006.  Program agent's perceptions of landowners enrolled in Arkansas Acres for Wildlife.  The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Anchorage, AK.  September 23-27.