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Andrew George

Associate Professor of Biology


Ph.D., University of Missouri

M.S., Oklahoma State University

B.S., Arkansas Tech University

Courses Taught

  • Ornithology
  • Herpetology
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management
  • Terrestrial Field Ecology
  • Principles of Ecology
  • General Biology

Research Projects

The Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project (MOFEP) is a planned 100-year landscape-scale ecological experiment. Dr. George and his grad students are working closely with collaborators from the University of Missouri, Central Methodist University, and the Missouri Department of Conservation to study the long-term effects of forest management on bird communities. [Learn more

Gray bat population monitoring:  With support from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism (KDWPT), Dr. George and his students are working on a project to study and help protect Kansas’ only colony of the federally endangered gray bat. [Learn more]   

Ecological monitoring on mined-lands: Drs. Brodsky and George are developing a long-term project to monitor mined-land ecosystems, with special focus on birds, herpetofauna, and invasive plants.

Recent Publications

  • George, A.D., F.R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 2022. Movements and habitat use by western ratsnakes (Pantherophis obsoletus) in a fragmented Midwestern landscape. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 17:306-315.
  • Hollie, D.R., A.D. George, P.A. Porneluzi, J.M. Haslerig, and J. Faaborg. 2020. Avian community response to experimental forest management. Ecosphere
  • George, A.D., P.A. Porneluzi, J.M. Haslerig, and  J. Faaborg. 2019. Response of shrubland birds to regenerating clearcut area and shape. Journal of Wildlife Management   
  • Kellner, K.F., R.B. Renken, J.J. Millspaugh, P.A. Porneluzi, A.J. Wolf, D.K. Fantz, R.A. Gitzen, J. Faaborg, S.R. Timm, S. Ehlers, M.L. Buchanan, J.M. Haslerig, A.D. George, and C.T. Rota. 2019. Effects of forest management on vertebrate communities: Synthesizing two decades of data. Ecological Applications
  • George, A.D., A.M. Hammesfahr, M.W. Barnes, and C.C. Rega-Brodsky. 2019. Patterns of herpetofaunal species richness along environmental gradients in Kansas. Collinsorum 8:6–10.
  • George, A.D., G.M. Connette, F.R. Thompson III, and J. Faaborg. 2017. Resource selection by an ectothermic predator in a dynamic thermal landscape. Ecology and Evolution
Andrew George
Dr. Andrew George
Associate Professor

Phone: (620) 235-4030

Office: 322 Heckert-Wells Hall

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