Dr. Raymond Bruce Iglay

Dr. Raymond Bruce Iglay

Title

  • Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology

Contact Information

ray.iglay@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-5933
Rm #217, Thompson Hall

Overview

Education

  • Mississippi State University, Doctor of Philosophy (PHD), Forest Resources
  • Mississippi State University, Master of Science (MS), Wildlife and Fisheries Science
  • University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science (BS), Wildlife Ecology

Research Interests

Wildlife Damage Mitigation
Conservation of Biodiversity in Managed Landscapes
Habitat Management and Restoration
Plant Succession
Bird Conservation
Innovative Technologies for Wildlife Research

Publications

Year Publications
2022

Boudreau, M. R., Gantchoff, M. G., Ramirez-Reyes, C., Conlee, L., Belant, J. L., Iglay, R. B. 2022. Using habitat suitability and landscape connectivity in the spatial prioritization of public outreach and management during carnivore recolonization. Journal of Applied Ecology 59(3):757-767.

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2022

Gamblin, A. E., Darrah, A. J., Woodrey, M. S., Iglay, R. B. 2022. Coastal bird community response to dredge-spoil tidal marsh restoration at New Round Island, Mississippi, USA. Restoration Ecology

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2022

Gantchoff, M. G., Conlee, L., Boudreau, M. R., Iglay, R. B., Anderson, C., Belant, J. L. 2022. Spatially-explicit population modeling to predict large carnivore recovery and expansion. Ecological Modelling 470(110033).

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2022

Kitaif, J. C., Holiman, H., Woodrey, M. S., Fournier, A. M., Iglay, R. B. 2022. Migratory timing of rails in Jackson County, Mississippi. Waterbirds 45(1):108-112.

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2021

Elmore, J. A., Curran, M. F., Evans, K. O., Samiappan, S., Zhou, M., Pfeiffer, M. B., Blackwell, B. F., Iglay, R. B. 2021. Evidence on the effectiveness of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) as a survey tool for North American terrestrial, vertebrate animals: a systematic map protocol. Environmental Evidence 10:15.

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2021

Weitzel, S., Feura, J. M., Rush, S. A., Iglay, R. B., Woodrey, M. S. 2021. Availability and assessment of microplastic ingestion by marsh birds in Mississippi Gulf Coast tidal marshes. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 166:112187.

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2021

Weitzel, S. L., Feura, J. M., Iglay, R. B., Evans, K., Rush, S. A., Woodrey, M. S. 2021. Distribution, abundance, and vegetation associations of birds in Mississippi tidal marshes during the non-breeding season. Journal of Field Ornithology 92(3):231-245.

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2021

Zhou, M., Elmore, J. A., Samiappan, S., Evans, K., Pfeiffer, M. B., Blackwell, B. F., Iglay, R. B. 2021. Improving wildlife monitoring using small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) and deep learning networks. Sensors 21(17):5697.

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2020

Pfeiffer, M., Iglay, R. B., Seamans, T., Blackwell, B. F., DeVault, T. L. 2020. Deciphering interactions between white-tailed deer and approaching vehicles. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 79:102251.

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2020

Firth, A. G., Baker, B., Brooks, J. P., Smith, R., Iglay, R. B., Davis, J. B. 2020. Low External Input Sustainable Agriculture: Winter flooding in rice fields increases bird use, fecal matter and soil health, reducing fertilizer requirements. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 300.

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2020

Firth, A. G., Baker, B., Brooks, J. P., Smith, R., Iglay, R. B., Davis, J. B. 2020. Investigation of Pathogenic Bacterial Transport by Waterbirds: A Case Study of Flooded and Non-Flooded Rice Systems in Mississippi. Water 12(6).

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2020

Firth, A. G., Baker, B., Gibbs, M., Brooks, J. P., Smith, R., Iglay, R. B., Davis, J. B. 2020. Using cameras to index waterfowl abundance in winter-flooded rice fields. MethodsX 7:101036.

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2019

Greene, R. E., Iglay, R. B., Evans, K., Wigley, T. B., Miller, D. A. 2019. Estimating capacity of managed pine forests in the southeastern U.S. to provide open pine woodland condition and gopher tortoise habitat. Forest Ecology and Management 432:200-208.

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2019

Greene, R. E., Iglay, R. B., Evans, K. 2019. Providing open forest structural characteristics for high conservation priority wildlife species in southeastern U.S. pine plantations. Forest Ecology and Management 453.

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2019

Iglay, R. B., Conkling, T. J., DeVault, T. L., Belant, J. L., Martin, J. A. 2019. Forage or biofuel: assessing native warm season grass production among seed mixes and harvest frequencies. Southeastern Naturalist 18(1):1-18.

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2018

Iglay, R. B., Greene, R. E., Leopold, B. D., Miller, D. A. 2018. Bird conservation potential of fire and herbicide treatments in thinned pine stands. Forest Ecology and Management 409:267-275.

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2018

Iglay, R. B., Schwarz, K. B., Belant, J. L., Martin, J. L., Wang, G., DeVault, T. L. 2018. Large mammal use of seminatural grasslands and implications for aviation strike risk. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 9(1):222-227.

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2017

Iglay, R. B., Buckingham, B. N., Seamans, T. W., Martin, J. A., Blackwell, B. F., Belant, J. L., DeVault, T. L. 2017. Bird use of grain fields and implications for habitat management at airports. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 242:34-42.

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2016

Greene, R. E., Iglay, R. B., Evans, K., Miller, D. A., Wigley, T. B., Riffell, S. K. 2016. A meta-analysis of biodiversity to management of southeastern pine forests-opportunities for open pine conservation. Forest Ecology and Management 360:30-39.

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2015

Iglay, R. B., Miller, D. A., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2015. Soil N and C response to mid-rotation vegetation management in intensively managed pine stands. Soil Science 180:33–38.

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2015

Grodsky, S. M., Iglay, R. B., Sorenson, C. E., Moorman, C. E. 2015. Should invertebrates receive greater inclusion in wildlife research journals?. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:529-536.

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2014

Iglay, R. B., Leopold, B. D., Millter, D. A. 2014. Vegetation responses to fire and herbicide in intensively managed, mid-rotation pine. Forest Ecology and Management 325:69-78.

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2013

Iglay, R. B., Leopold, B. D., Miller, D. A. 2013. Summer herpetofaunal response to prescribed fire and herbicide in intensively managed, mid-rotation pine stands in Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(1):33-42.

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2012

Iglay, R. B., Demarais, S., Wigley, T. B., Miller, D. A. 2012. Bird community dynamics and vegetation relationships among stand establishment practices in intensively managed pine of Mississippi. Forest Ecology and Management 283:1-9.

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2012

Iglay, R. B., Miller, D. A., Leopold, B. D., Wang, G. 2012. Carabid beetle response to prescribed fire and herbicide in intensively managed, mid-rotation pine stands in Mississippi. Forest Ecology and Management 281:41-47.

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2010

Iglay, R. B., Leopold, B. D., Miller, D. A., Burger, L. W. 2010. Effect of plant community composition on plant response to fire and herbicide treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 260:543-548.

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2010

Hou, Y. J., Wan, X. R., Wolff, J. O., Wang, G., Thomas, S., Iglay, R. B., Leopold, B. D., Liu, W. 2010. Multiple paternities increase genetic diversity of offspring in Brandt’s voles. Bahavioral Processes 84(3):745-749.

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2010

Iglay, R. B., Jones, P. D., Miller, D. A., Demarais, S., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2010. Deer carrying capacity in mid-rotation pine plantations of Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1003-1012.

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2007

Iglay, R. B., Bowman, J. L., Nazdrowicz, N. H. 2007. Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) movements in a fragmented landscape. Journal of Herpetology 41(1):101-105.

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2006

Iglay, R. B., Bowman, J. L., Nazdrowicz, N. H. 2006. From the field: A comparison of two methods for studying box turtle movements. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(1):208-210.

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2005

Park, S., Epifanio, C., Iglay, R. B. 2005. Patterns of larval release by the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan): Periodicity at diel and tidal frequencies. Journal of Shellfish Research 24:591-596.

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2005

Iglay, R. B., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W., Miller, D. A. 2005. Food availability versus preference of wild turkey poults in intensively-managed pine stands in Mississippi. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:100-113.

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2004

Tallamy, D. R., Iglay, R. B. 2004. Maternal care in Compseuta picta, and African lace bug (Heteroptera: Tingidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 17(2):247-249.

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Graduate Students

    Society Memberships

    • National Wild Pig Task Force
    • National Wild Turkey Federation
    • The Wildlife Society's College and University Education Working Group
    • Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society
    • Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society
    • The Wildlife Society
    • Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
    • Ducks Unlimited
    • MSU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
    • The Wildlife Society Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Working Group