Person

David A Buehler

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Overview

I have been at the University of Tennessee as a Professor in Wildlife Science since 1991. My overall goal has been to conduct research and educate undergraduate and graduate students and the public about the need for wildlife conservation in a developing world. My research and teaching programs have focused on the southeastern United States but I have also worked in Central and South America, as well as Asia (Thailand). My research program has focused on avian wildlife population ecology and the development of effective conservation strategies for species of conservation concern. Recent research has focused on population viability and full life cycle conservation of Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers, two of the most rapidly declining passerines breeding in North America. In addition, I have been conducting population studies on upland gamebirds, including Wild Turkeys, Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, and American Woodcock.

Research Focus

Avian population dynamics and habitat use for species of conservation concern, including endangered and threatened species and species in need of management

Teaching Focus

Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology and Management of Wild Birds, Avian Ecology and Conservation (graduate)

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

FWF 315 - Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management
3 credit hour(s)

Ecological relationships of wild animals with other animals and their habitats. Biological, social, and economic aspects of their management.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 101-BIOL 102 or BIOL 113-BIOL 114-BIOL 115 or BIOL 150-BIOL 159-BIOL 160.

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Yang, Sheng-I | Willcox, Emma | Muller, Lisa Irene | Wilber, Mark Quentin | Wang, Siqun | Harper, Craig A

FWF 693 - Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Directed research on topic of mutual interest to faculty and student.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

WFS 445 - Ecology and Management of Wild Birds
3 credit hour(s)

Biological and ecological characteristics of game birds, endangered birds, and bird pests. Current principles and practices of wild bird management. Weekend field trip required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 315

WFS 515 - Avian Ecology and Conservation
3 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussion based on current literature on contemporary topics in avian ecology and management. Additional credit awarded for writing review paper on contemporary topic of interest to student.

Repeatability: Not repeatable. May be taken once for 1-2 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

WFS 560 - Advanced Topics in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : 443, 444, and 445 or consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Wilber, Mark Quentin

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Kwit, Charles

David A Buehler image
350 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • PhD, Wildlife Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 1990
  • MS, Wildlife Biology, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1981
  • BS, Wildlife Biology, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1978

David A Buehler

Professor | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
David A Buehler image
350 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • PhD, Wildlife Biology, Virginia Polytech Inst & St Un, 1990
  • MS, Wildlife Biology, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1981
  • BS, Wildlife Biology, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1978
Overview

I have been at the University of Tennessee as a Professor in Wildlife Science since 1991. My overall goal has been to conduct research and educate undergraduate and graduate students and the public about the need for wildlife conservation in a developing world. My research and teaching programs have focused on the southeastern United States but I have also worked in Central and South America, as well as Asia (Thailand). My research program has focused on avian wildlife population ecology and the development of effective conservation strategies for species of conservation concern. Recent research has focused on population viability and full life cycle conservation of Golden-winged and Cerulean Warblers, two of the most rapidly declining passerines breeding in North America. In addition, I have been conducting population studies on upland gamebirds, including Wild Turkeys, Northern Bobwhite, Ruffed Grouse, and American Woodcock.

Research Focus

Avian population dynamics and habitat use for species of conservation concern, including endangered and threatened species and species in need of management

Teaching Focus

Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management, Ecology and Management of Wild Birds, Avian Ecology and Conservation (graduate)

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

FWF 315 - Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management
3 credit hour(s)

Ecological relationships of wild animals with other animals and their habitats. Biological, social, and economic aspects of their management.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 101-BIOL 102 or BIOL 113-BIOL 114-BIOL 115 or BIOL 150-BIOL 159-BIOL 160.

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Yang, Sheng-I | Willcox, Emma | Muller, Lisa Irene | Wilber, Mark Quentin | Wang, Siqun | Harper, Craig A

FWF 693 - Independent Study
1 - 3 credit hours

Directed research on topic of mutual interest to faculty and student.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

WFS 445 - Ecology and Management of Wild Birds
3 credit hour(s)

Biological and ecological characteristics of game birds, endangered birds, and bird pests. Current principles and practices of wild bird management. Weekend field trip required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : FWF 315

WFS 515 - Avian Ecology and Conservation
3 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussion based on current literature on contemporary topics in avian ecology and management. Additional credit awarded for writing review paper on contemporary topic of interest to student.

Repeatability: Not repeatable. May be taken once for 1-2 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

WFS 560 - Advanced Topics in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : 443, 444, and 445 or consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Wilber, Mark Quentin

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Kwit, Charles