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Jared Elmore

Research Assistant Professor | NBGI Science Coordinator
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 243 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-2641

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Educational Background

Ph.D. Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University 2020

Certification Geographic Information Systems
Oklahoma State University 2020

M.S. Biology
University of South Alabama 2016

B.S. Biology
University of South Alabama 2013

A.S. General Studies
Coastal Alabama Community College 2010

Courses Taught

FOR 8930 Grassland Ecology and Management - Spring (3 hrs)
FOR 8930 Applied Wildlife Habitat Management - Summer (2 hrs)
FOR 8931 Applied Wildlife Habitat Management Lab - Summer (1 hr)
WFB 8630 Emerging Technologies for Wildlife Monitoring - By request (1 hr)
FNR 4700 Bird Monitoring Creative Inquiry - Spring and Fall (1-3 hrs)


Jared Elmore is a Research Assistant Professor in Forestry and Environmental Conservation at Clemson University and the Science Coordinator for the National Bobwhite and Grassland Initiative. Jared grew up in the small town of St. Stephens, Alabama where he spent the majority of his time hunting, fishing, and playing outdoors. He has an AS in General Studies from Coastal Alabama Community College, a BS and MS in Biology from the University of South Alabama, and a PhD in Natural Resource Ecology and Management and GIS certification from Oklahoma State University. Immediately after he did postdoctoral work at Mississippi State University. He has worked with private consultants, NGOs, academics, and state and federal government agencies on multiple projects pertaining to wildlife management, ecology, and conservation. Current and future research includes Northern Bobwhite, grasslands and grassland birds, and other associated species and systems. In his free time Jared enjoys birding, hunting, fishing, camping, climbing, watching football, reading, gaming, and most importantly, spending time with his family.

Research Interests

I am an ecologist and wildlife biologist with research focusing on how Global Change influences terrestrial vertebrates. My research encompasses areas such as: 1) direct-threats such as structural and aircraft collisions or invasive species, 2) indirect-threats such as changing land-cover, habitat loss, or disease, and 3) other inter-related behavioral and ecological mechanisms influencing populations or movement. I am especially interested in using new and emerging technologies to achieve research objectives. Current and future research includes Northern Bobwhite, grasslands and grassland birds, and other associated species and systems.

Lab Members

Marisa Zimmerman, PhD student, Spring 2024-present
Allison Dawn, PhD student, Fall 2024-present
Percy Marshall, PhD student, Fall 2024-present


* denotes mentored student, + co-first author

Crumpton J, Pfeiffer MB, Samiappan S, Elmore JA, Jones LR, Krishnan-Boopalan S, Iglay RB, Fernandez-Juricic E, Blackwell BF. Relief displacement of airborne objects. In press: Remote Sensing Letters.

Samiappan S, Krishnan BS, *Dehart D, Jones LR, Elmore JA, Evans KO, Iglay RB. Aerial wildlife image repository for animal monitoring with drones in the age of artificial intelligence. In press: Database.

Iglay RB, Jones LR, Elmore JA, Evans KO, Samiappan S, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF. Wildlife monitoring with drones: a survey of end users. Wildlife Society Bulletin,

*Macke EN, Jones LR, Iglay RB, Elmore JA. 2024. Effects of drone model, altitude, and flight characteristics on sound levels. Drone Systems and Applications.

+*Lappin O, +Elmore JA, Jones LR, *Schultz EA, Iglay RB, McConnell M. 2024. Using drones equipped with thermal cameras to locate and count quail coveys. Ecological Solutions and Evidence,

Elmore JA, Londe DW, Davis CA, Fuhlendorf SD, Loss SR. Associations with landscape and local-scale wetland habitat conditions vary among migratory shorebird species during stopovers. Wildlife Biology,

Gould et al (309 other coauthors). 2023. Same data, different analysts: variation in effect sizes due to analytical decisions in ecology and evolutionary biology. Accepted stage 1 registered report: BMC Biology,

Jones LR, Elmore JA, Krishnan-Boopalan S, Samiappan S, Evans KO, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF, Iglay RB. 2023. Controllable factors affecting accuracy and precision of human identification of animals from drone surveys. Ecosphere,

Krishnan BS, Jones LR, Elmore JA, Samiappan S, Evans KO, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF, Iglay RB. Fusion of visible and thermal images improves automated detection and classification of animals for drone surveys. Scientific Reports,

Elmore JA, *Schultz EA, Jones LR, Evans KO, Samiappan S, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF, Iglay RB. 2023. Evidence on the efficacy of small Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) as a survey tool for North American terrestrial, vertebrate animals: a systematic map. Environmental Evidence,

Loss SR, Binbin LV, Horn L, Mesure M, Lei Z, Brys T, Dokter AM, Elmore JA, Gibbons RE, Houmayoun T, Horton KG, Inglet K, Jones B, Keys T, Lao S, Loss SS, Parkins K, Prestridge HL, Riggs GJ, Riding CS, Sweezey K, Vallery A, Van Doren BM, Wang J, Zuzula C, Farnsworth A. Citizen science to address the global issue of bird-window collisions. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,

Elmore JA, Fullerton MR, Fogarty DT, Loss SR. 2022. Assessing the influence of olfactory cover at Red-cockaded Woodpecker nesting cavity trees. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology,

*Zhou M, Elmore JA, Samiappan S, Evans KO, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF, Iglay RB. 2021. Improving wildlife monitoring using small Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (sUAS) and image classification techniques. Sensors (special issue: Sensors and artificial intelligence in wildlife conservation),

Elmore JA, Curran MF, Evans KO, Samiappan S, Zhou M, Pfeiffer MB, Blackwell BF, Iglay RB. 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,

*Coe ST, Elmore JA, Elizondo EC, Loss SR. 2021. Free-ranging domestic cat abundance and sterilization percentage following five years of a trap-neuter-return program. Wildlife Biology,

Elmore JA, Horton KG, Riding CS, O’Connell TJ, Loss SR. 2021. Predicting bird-window collisions with weather radar. Journal of Applied Ecology,

Elmore JA, Hager SB, Cosentino BJ, O'Connell TJ, Riding CS, Anderson ML, Bakermans MH, Boves TJ, Brandes D, Butler EM, Butler MW, Cagle NL, Calderón-Parra R, Capparella AP, Chen A, Cipollini KA, April A.T. Conkey, Contreras TA, Cooper RI, Corbin CE, Curry RL, Dosch JJ, Dyson KL, Fraser EE, Furbush RA, Hagemeyer NDG, Hopfensperger KN, Klem Jr. D, Lago EA, Lahey AS, Machtans CS, Madosky JM, Maness TJ, McKay KJ, Menke SB, Ocampo-Peñuela N, Ortega-Álvarez R, Pitt AL, Puga-Caballero A, Quinn JE, Roth AM, Schmitz RT, Schnurr JL, Simmons ME, Smith AD, Varian-Ramos CW, Walters EL, Walters LA, Weir JT, Winnett-Murray K, Zuria I, Vigliotti J, Loss SR. 2020. Correlates of bird collisions with buildings across three North American countries. Conservation Biology,

Chiari Y, Moreno N, Elmore JA, Hylton A, Ray A, Burkhardt R, Glaberman S. 2017. Widespread occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Southern Alabama, USA. Herpetological Review, 48(2), p. 356-359, link.


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