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Sammy King

Research Publications

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pickens, B. A., and S. L. King. 2012. Predicting the spatial distribution of King Rails in an agricultural landscape. Condor 114(1):113-122.
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Pierce, A. R., and S. L. King. 2008. Spatial dynamics of overbank sedimentation in alluvial floodplain systems. Geomorphology 100:256-268.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Winstead, N. A., and S. L. King. 2006. Least Bittern nesting sites at Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 5(2):317-320.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chambers, J. L., W. H. Conner, R. F. Keim, S. P. Faulkner, J. W. Day Jr., 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 forest: Problems, constraints, and a new beginning. P. 150-157 in: Hydrology and Management of Forested Watersheds, Proceedings of the International Conference. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, April 8-12, 2006. New Bern, N. C.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2005. Gapmaker-Gapfiller Relationships in an Arkansas Floodplain Forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:471-480
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • King, S. L., and T. J. Antrobus. 2001. Canopy disturbance patterns in a bottomland hardwood forest in Northeast Arkansas, USA. Wetlands 21:543-553.
  • King, S. L., and B. D. Keeland. 1999. Evaluation of reforestation of the Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Restoration Ecology 7:348-359.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • King, S. L. 1995. Effects of flooding regimes on two impounded bottomland hardwood stands. Wetlands 15:272-284.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 0

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 46

Presentations: 76

 

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Unit Leader

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

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

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Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
  2. Louisiana State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute