Curriculum Vitae

Education

 

Doctor of Philosophy – North Carolina State University                             2010 – 2014

College of Natural Resources – Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

Dissertation: Factors affecting nutritional condition of white-tailed deer in the longleaf pine ecosystem

Major: Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology

Advisors: Chris DePerno and Chris Moorman

 

Master of Science – University of Tennessee                                                 2007 – 2009

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources – Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

Thesis: Deer forage available following silvicultural treatments in upland hardwood forest and warm-season plantings

Major: Wildlife and Fisheries

Advisor: Craig Harper

 

Bachelor of Science – Mississippi State University                            2003 – 2006

College of Forest Resources – Department of Forestry

Major: Forestry – Wildlife Management

 

Professional Employment

 

Graduate Research Assistant                                                           August 2010 – present

            Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

            North Carolina State University

Planned and conducted research evaluating factors affecting nutritional status of white-tailed deer; secured external funding to support additional research expanding doctoral research projects; assisted research on fox squirrels, wild turkeys, and coyote space use.

 

Fish and Wildlife Bio-Scientist III                                                   July 2009 – June 2010

(Cooperative Public Lands Biologist)

            Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

            Lake City, Florida

Maintained budgets, planned, and executed wildlife habitat enhancement, restoration, and maintenance techniques on public lands in Northern Florida; secured external funding to supplement wildlife management projects; supervised two wildlife technicians and six check station workers; established a working relationship with other state agencies.

 

Graduate Research Assistant                                                           September 2007 – July 2009

Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

University of Tennessee                                                 

Conducted research on understory vegetation responses to silvicultural treatments as related to nutritional carrying capacity for white-tailed deer; assisted with research involving assessment of forest management practices on wild turkey brooding and nesting cover.

 

Research Technician                                                                            May 2007 – August 2007

Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries

University of Tennessee                                                 

Assisted research on understory vegetation responses to silvicultural treatments for brooding and nesting cover for wild turkey.

 

Wildlife and Forestry technician                                                      January 2007 – May 2007

Delta Wildlife Inc., Stoneville, Mississippi                                         

Assisted writing wildlife management plans for private landowners, including timber management and food plot recommendations for deer, turkey, and waterfowl; conducted field compliance checks for WRP.

 

General Summer Intern                                                                       May 2006 – August 2006

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Manteo, North Carolina                

Controlled non-native invasive vegetation with herbicides; conducted variety of public outreach programs.

 

Research Technician                                                                              May 2005 – June 2005

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science                                     

Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi      

Assisted data collection for a carbon sequestration project.     

 

 Agricultural Technician                                                                       May 1998 – August 2002

            Nelson Family Farms

            Epes, Alabama

Assisted in various farming techniques including: hay harvesting, monitoring of catfish ponds, pasture maintenance, pecan harvest, and cattle maintenance. 

 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

(6 in print, 3 in revision, 3 in review, 5 in preparation)

 

In Print

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, M.T. Biggerstaff, D.L. Morina, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. 2014 (available March 5)

            DePerno. In PressWhite-tailed deer vigilance: social and environmental factors. PLOS One. 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, A. Prince, M. Elfelt, E. Kilburg, C.S. DePerno, C.E.

Moorman. 2014. Subtle effects of a managed fire regime: A case study in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Ecological Indicators 38: 212-217. 10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.11.006.

 Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In Press.

Confirmation of coyote predation on adult female white-tailed deer in the Southeastern U.S. Southeastern Naturalist.

 Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In Press.

Vocalization observed in starving white-tailed deer neonates. Southeastern Naturalist.

 Lashley, M.A. and C.A. Harper. 2012. The effects of extreme drought on native

forage quality and white-tailed deer diet selection. Southeastern Naturalist: 11(4):699–710.

 Lashley, M.A., C.A. Harper, G.E. Bates, and P.D. Keyser. 2011. Forage availability for white-

tailed deer following silvicultural treatments in hardwood forests. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(6):1467­­–1476.

 Lashley, M.A, J.M. McCord, C.H. Greenberg, C.A. Harper. 2009. Masting characteristics of

white oaks: Implications for management. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 63:21–26.

 In Revision

 Lashley, M.A., J.R. Thompson, M.C. Chitwood, C.S. DePerno, and C.E. Moorman. In Revision.

Evaluation of methods to estimate understory fruit biomass in temperate forests. PLOS One.

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.A. Harper, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In Revision.

Collection, handling, and analysis of wildlife forages for concentrate selectors. Wildlife Biology in Practice.

 Chitwood, M.C., S.P. Phillips, S. Whisnant, J. Tyndall, M.A. Lashley, and C.S. DePerno. In

Revision. Serum leptin as an indicator of fat levels in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Journal of Wildlife Diseases.

 

In Review

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.A. Harper, C.S. DePerno, and C.E. Moorman. In Review.

Divergent floral responses reveal the importance of stochastically variable fire prescriptions. Ecosphere.

 Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In Review.

White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus implanted with a vaginal implant transmitter for 51 weeks. Prairie Naturalist.

 

In Preparation (only includes articles in the editing process with coauthors)

 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, R.B. Langerhans, M.B. Elfelt, C.E. Moorman, and C.S.

DePerno. In Preparation. Climate changes may alter evolutionary trajectory of predator selection on prey behaviors. Science.

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, B.M. Levan, C.A. Harper, C.S. DePerno, and C.E. Moorman. In

Preparation. Climate change and available nutrition for herbivores: does drought effect

forage quality trajectory?. Global Change Biology.

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.A. Harper, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In

Preparation. Does poor soil productivity indicate poor diet quality in ungulates? PLOS One.

 Chitwood, M.C., M.N. Peterson , H.D. Bondell, M.A. Lashley, R.D. Brown, and C.S. DePerno.

In Preparation. Understanding Support for Intensive Deer Management in Southeastern States. Wildlife Society Bulletin.

 Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, J.C. Kilgo, K.H. Pollock, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. In

Preparation. Sibling and plant community influence survival of white-tailed deer neonates. Journal of Wildlife Management.

 

Scientific Presentations

(16 oral presentations, 6 poster presentations, and 1 report)

 

Oral Presentations

 

Lashley, M.A., A.P. Rockhill, M.C. Chitwood, P.S. Basinger, G.R. Karns, K.A. Adams, L.I.

Muller, C.A. Harper, S.S. Ditchkoff, M.C. Conner, C.E. Moorman, C.S. DePerno. 2013. The influence of lunar illumination on trait-mediated predation risk in cervids.  In: Predation risk: Importance of indirect effects on vertebrate species. 20th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI. Invited presentations in symposia

 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.E. Moorman, C.A. Harper, and C.S. DePerno. 2013. Does

poor soil productivity indicate poor diet quality for ungulates? 20th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, A. Prince, M.B. Elfelt, E.L. Kilburg, C.S. DePerno, C.E.

Moorman. 2013. Influence of homogenously applied fire prescriptions on the distribution of hardwoods and mast in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Proceedings of the 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. Raleigh, NC.  With peer-edited manuscript

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.S. DePerno, C.E. Moorman, and C.A. Harper. 2013.

Variability in fire prescriptions: Will any prescription do?  Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group.  Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, SC. With published abstract

 Chitwood, M.C., M.N. Peterson, C.S. DePerno, M.A. Lashley, and C.E. Moorman.  2013.  Dog hunting and identity in coastal North Carolina. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group.  Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, SC. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, J.R. Thompson, C.S. DePerno, C.E. Moorman. 2013. Influence of homogeneously applied fire prescriptions on landscape heterogeneity. Proceedings of the 4th Annual Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. Raleigh, NC. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, A. Prince, M.B. Elfelt, E.L. Kilburg, C.S. DePerno, and C.E.

Moorman. 2012. Wildlife food distribution and availability in the Sandhills. North Carolina Prescribed Fire Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, NC.

 Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, A.P. Rockhill, M.B. Elfelt, C.S. DePerno, C.E. Moorman. 2012. The effects and predictability of solunar activity on deer movements. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Southeast Deer Study Group. Destin, FL. With published abstract

 Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, M.B. Elfelt, C.S. DePerno, C.E. Moorman, and J.C. Kilgo.  2012.  The emerging deer-coyote dynamic: evidence of fawn and adult deer predation in the Southeast. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort’s Grand Sandestin, Sandestin, FL. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A. and C.A. Harper. 2011. The effects of extreme drought on forage quality and deer diet selection. Proceedings of the 34th Annual Southeast Deer Study Group. Oklahoma City, OK. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A., B. Strickland, B. Hamrick, and C.A. Harper. 2010. An evaluation of the effects of seed additives and biostimulants on establishment and growth of wildlife forages. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Southeast Deer Study Group. San Antonio, TX. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A., C.A. Harper, and G.E. Bates. 2009. Available deer forage following various silvicultural treatments in mature mixed hardwood forests. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Southeast Deer Study Group. Roanoke, VA. With published abstract

 Lashley, M.A. 2009. Available deer forage following various silvicultural treatments in mature

mixed hardwood forests. 32nd Annual meeting, Tennessee Chapter - The Wildlife Society. Fall Creek Falls, TN.

 

Lashley, M.A. 2008. Forage availability following various silvicultural treatments in upland mixed hardwood stands in east Tennessee. 31st Annual meeting, Tennessee Chapter - The Wildlife Society. Henry Horton State Park, TN.

Lashley, M.A., C.A. Harper, and G.E. Bates. 2008. Deer forage availability following

various silvicultural treatments in mature mixed-hardwood forests. Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference, The Wildlife Society, Miami, FL. With published abstract

Lashley, M.A. and C.A. Harper. 2008. Forage availability following six silvicultural treatments in upland mixed hardwood stands in east Tennessee. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Southeast Deer Study Group. Tunica, MS. With published abstract

 

Poster presentations

 

Biggerstaff, M.T., M.A. Lashley, M.C. Chitwood, C.E. Moorman, and J.S. Nanney. 2013.

Cost efficiency and effectiveness of various baits to estimate white-tailed deer density using camera traps. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, SC. Mentored student and published abstract


Nanney, J.S., M.A. Lashley, M.C. Chitwood, C.E. Moorman, and M.T. Biggerstaff. 2013.

Practicality of bud caps and seedling guarding to mitigate white-tailed deer browse damage. Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. Hyatt Regency Greenville, Greenville, SC. Mentored student and published abstract

 

Chitwood, M.C., M. A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, M.B. Elfelt, J.C. Kilgo, and C.S. DePerno. 2013. White-tailed deer fawn space use and movement distance in a predator-dominated landscape. 20th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI.

 

Lashley, M.A., A.P. Rockhill, M.C. Chitwood, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2012. The effects of solunar activity on white-tailed deer movements. 19th Annual meeting of The Wildlife Society, Portland, OR.

 

Chitwood, M.C., C.S. DePerno, M.A. Lashley, M.B. Elfelt, J.C. Kilgo, and C.E. Moorman.  2012.  The white-tailed deer-coyote dynamic: Evidence of fawn and adult deer mortality.  19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Portland, OR.

 

Lashley, M.A., B. Hamrick, B. Strickland, and C.A.Harper. 2010. Evaluation of seed and

            plant biostimulant treatments on establishment and growth of wildlife forages. 17th

            Annual Conference, The Wildlife Society, Snowbird, UT.

 Reports

 

Lashley, M.A., C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2012. The Influence of growing-season

            prescribed fire on white-tailed deer forage at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. North Carolina

            Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Biennial Report.

 

Teaching

 

Instructor

 

North Carolina State University (See pages 15 and 16 for student evaluations)

FW 311 –Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Management                   Summer 2013

Instructed students on wildlife management techniques and wildlife and associated plant identification; structured exams and homework assignments; proctored and graded exams and assignments; provided help to students outside class with plant and wildlife identification.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

North Carolina State University

FW 312 – Fisheries Techniques and Management                             Summer 2013

Assisted students with homework assignments; proctored and graded exams and assignments; provided help to students outside class with fish identification and collection.

 

North Carolina State University

FW 313 – Mountain Wildlife Ecology and Management                              Summer 2013

Assisted students with homework assignments; proctored and graded exams and assignments; provided help to students outside class with plant and wildlife identification and collection.

 

North Carolina State University

FW 314 – Marine Fisheries                                                                 Summer 2013

Structured and assisted students with homework assignments; proctored and graded exams and assignments; provided help to students outside class with plant identification and collection.

 

North Carolina State University

FW 404 – Forest Wildlife Management                                             Fall 2012

Assisted students with homework assignments; proctored and graded exams and assignments; provided help to students outside class with plant identification and collection.

 

University of Tennessee

WFS 250 – Wildlife Conservation                                                     Spring 2008 – 2009

Proctored and graded exams; provided help to students outside class with related questions.

Guest Lectures


North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2013

FW 353– Wildlife Management

Managing food and cover for vertebrate species.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012

FW 404 – Forest Wildlife Management

Landscape Ecology in the context of wildlife management.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012

FW 404 – Forest Wildlife Management

Managing white-tailed deer foods and cover.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Summer 2012

FW 311 – Wildlife Inventory and Management

NCSU wildlife research at Fort Bragg: an overview of field equipment and techniques. 

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012

FW 353– Wildlife Management

Understanding wildlife habitat and mammal interactions.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012

FW 353– Wildlife Management

Understanding wildlife habitat and bird interactions.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2011

FW 353– Wildlife Management

Influences of food and cover on the physiology of birds.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2011

FW 353– Wildlife Management

Influences of food and cover on the physiology of mammals.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Summer 2011

FW 311 – Wildlife Inventory and Management

NCSU wildlife research at Fort Bragg: an overview of field equipment and techniques. 

 

University of Tennessee                                                                      Fall 2008

WFS 420 – Wildlife Techniques        

Forest management techniques for wildlife: Adaptive management strategies for

private landowners.

           

University of Tennessee                                                                      Spring 2008

WFS 520 – Wildlife Diseases

Meningeal worm: A parasitic nematode endemic to the southeast.

 

Student Research Mentoring

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2013–present

            Graduate Student

Student: Byron Levan

Mentored master’s research project comparing wildlife food plots to managed native openings in terms of wildlife use and food availability.

 

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2013–present

            Graduate Student

Student: Elizabeth Stevenson

Mentored master’s research project on white-tailed deer and coyote space use: implications for predation risk.

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2013–present

Undergraduate Student

Student: Daniel Morina

Mentored undergraduate research project measuring acorn production and nutritional quality among oaks commonly planted in urban environments. ($1,000 grant)

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012–present

Undergraduate Student

Student: Jordan Nanney

Mentored undergraduate research project measuring the efficacy of bud caps and exclusion cages to improve survival of white pine seedlings in a genetically unique white pine population. Received grant support and presented at regional conference. ($1,000 grant, 1 presentation)

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012–present

Undergraduate Student

Student: Ross Pilotte

Mentored undergraduate research project investigating attitudes, opinions, and knowledge of climate change of undergraduate students attending the southeast wildlife conclave. ($1,000 grant)

 

North Carolina State University                                                         Fall 2012–present

Undergraduate Student

Student: Michael Biggerstaff

Mentored undergraduate research project measuring sexual antagonism as a mechanism for sexual segregation in white-tailed deer. Received grant support and presented at regional conference. ($1,000 grant, 1 presentation)

 

 

 

 

Supervisor

 

North Carolina State University                                                                     Spring 2011–2012

Supervised 12 research technicians for doctoral research.

 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission                         Fall 2009

Supervised 2 wildlife technicians and 8 check station workers.

 

University of Tennessee                                                                                  Summer 2007–2008

Supervised 9 research technicians for master’s research.

 

4-H Wildlife Judge                                                                                         Fall 2007

           

Tennessee 4-H Camp

            Grades 7 – 12

Served as a judge for oral wildlife practical.

 

Extension

(1 video, 2 publications, 3 webinars, 21 oral presentations)

 

Videos

Lashley, M.A. 2012. The effects and predictability of solunar activity on deer movements. Production of the Quality Deer Management Association. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ9yHQDP9KE. 

 

Popular Articles

 Lashley, M.A. 2007. Should turkey harvests be more restrictive when populations are down?

            Delta Wildlife 15(1): 14–15.

 

Publications

 

Lashley, M.A., C.E. Moorman, and C.A. Harper. 2012. NCWRC Habitat Profile: Early

succession. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. http://www.ncwildlife.org/Portals/0/earlysuccession.pdf

 

Chitwood, M.C. and M.A. Lashley. 2011.  NCSU Wildlife Research at Fort Bragg.  NC Wildlifer (vol. 26, September).

 

Webinars

 

Moorman, C.E. and M.A. Lashley.  2013. Fire and Fauna in the Southeast: Lessons Learned from Recent Research. Seminar presented to ~80 wildlife professionals attending the Southern Fire Exchange Professional Development Teleconference. Raleigh, North Carolina. September 2013.

Moorman, C.E. and M.A. Lashley.  2013. Fire and Fauna in the Southeast: Lessons Learned from Recent Research. Seminar presented to ~60 wildlife professionals attending the Southern Fire Exchange Professional Development Teleconference. Raleigh, North Carolina. July 2013

 

Lashley, M.A. 2012. Forest management for deer. Seminar presented to 71 forestry professionals (NC, SC, and VA) attending the Forestry Issues Forum Teleconference. McKimmon Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

 

Oral Presentations

 

Lashley, M.A., C.E. Moorman, M.C. Chitwood, and C.S. DePerno. 2013. Wildlife research on military lands. Military Appreciation week: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2013. How does soil quality affect forage quality for deer? The 10th annual deer and habitat management expo. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC.

 

Chitwood, M.C. and M.A. Lashley. 2013. Is coyote predation on fawns a concern? The 10th annual deer and habitat management expo. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, C.S. DePerno, and C.E. Moorman. 2013.  Food Distribution and Quality in the Sandhills.  Presented to Sandhills Rod and Gun Club, Ellerbe, NC.

 

Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno.  2013.  Fawn survival and causes of mortality at Ft. Bragg.  Presented to Sandhills Rod and Gun Club, Ellerbe, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A., C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2012. Discussed the effects of fire on the distribution of wildlife foods Fort Bragg Military Installation with 40 people. Fort Bragg, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A., C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno. 2012. Discussed the effects of fire on wildlife foods in the Sandhills to 52 members. Sandhills Natural History Society, Southern Pines, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2012. Are deer movements affected by the moon? The 9th annual deer and habitat management expo. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC.

 

Chitwood, M.C. and M.A. Lashley. 2012. Predator prey interactions: implications of the coyote. The 9th annual deer and habitat management expo. Hickory Metro Convention Center, Hickory, NC.

 

Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and C.S. DePerno.  2012.  Can coyotes and deer co-exist?  Seminar presented to ~70 members and guests of the Wake County Wildlife Club.

 

Lashley, M.A., M.C. Chitwood, M.S. Broadway, and C.M. Farr. 2012.  Discussed deer research at Fort Bragg and technology used for deer research with 9 members of the Cape Fear River Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.  Fort Bragg, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A.  2011.  First year research update: The effects of broad-scale growing-season prescribed fire on deer movements, diet selection and forage availability.  2 seminars; presented to Fort Bragg Wildlife Branch; presented to ~40 individuals (public).  McKellar’s Lodge, Fort Bragg, NC.

 

Chitwood, M.C., M.A. Lashley, B.L. Sherrill, and K.W. Young. 2011. Conducted fawn searches and discussed deer research at Fort Bragg with 9 members of the Cape Fear River Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association.  Fort Bragg, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2011. How to score deer antlers and age deer using the tooth wear and replace technique. NCSU Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2011. Overview of white-tailed deer research at NCSU.  NCSU Chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2011. Benefits of incorporating fire into your management plan. Edgecombe County Wildlife Meeting. Rocky Mount, NC.

 

Lashley, M.A. and M.C. Chitwood. 2010. Deer habitat use and fawn survival in the North Carolina Sandhills. Southeast Regional Quality Deer Management Association Reach Conference. Willow Oaks Plantation, Eden, NC. 

 

Lashley, M.A. 2009. Managing timber stands for wildlife. IFAS Extension Field Day. McClenny, FL.

 

Lashley, M.A. and J.M. McCord. Aging white-tailed deer using the tooth wear and replacement technique. UT Chapter of The Wildlife Society, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

 

Lashley, M.A. and C.A. Harper. 2008. Food plots for wildlife. UT Extension Steak and Potatoes Field Day. Crossville, TN.

 

Lashley, M.A. and J.M. McCord. 2007. Establishment and management of wildlife food plots. UT Extension Steak and Potatoes Field Day. Crossville, TN.

 

Grants/Awarded Funds (Total Funding = $376,000)

 

United States Department of Defense (May 2013)

Ph.D. Candidate

Principal investigators: Chris Moorman and Chris DePerno

Co-authored a grant to secure a 24 month post-doctoral assistantship to study the effects of prescribed fire on wildlife food quality and availability. $300,000.

 

National Wild Turkey Federation FL Chapter Superfund Request (August 2009)

Lead Bio-Scientist

Authored a grant proposal to acquire funds to supplement wildlife habitat enhancement costs. $10,000.

 

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program Flexible Funds (August 2009)

Lead Bio-Scientist

Authored a grant proposal to acquire funds from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for establishment and maintenance of wildlife openings. $10,000.

 

National Wild Turkey Federation FL Chapter Superfund Request (July 2009)

Lead Bio-Scientist

Authored a grant proposal to acquire funds to supplement wildlife food plot costs, heavy mowing projects, and prescribed burning. $56,000.

 

Honors and Awards

 

Namkoong Family Graduate Fellowship (NCSU - 2013)

Awarded to one student in the College of Natural Resources each year for excellence in conservation and ethics. (Faculty nominated)  $500

 

North Carolina State University Graduate Student Travel Grant (Fall 2011)

Ph.D. Student

Competitive grant to support student travel for presentation in professional meetings. $250

 

University Graduate Fellowship (NCSU - 2010)

Awarded by the provost office for graduate student excellence. $4,000

 

Summa Cum Laude (UT- 2009)

Top 1% of Graduating class.

 

Gamma Sigma Delta Nominee (UT - 2008)

Gamma Sigma Delta is the honor society of agriculture.

 

Xi Sigma Pi Inductee (MSU - 2005)

Xi Sigma Pi is the national forestry and natural resources honor society.


Professional Service

 

Discussion Panel                                                                                            Winter 2014

Invited to participate in the “Shoot from the hip” discussion panel

at the Southeastern Deer Study Group meeting.

 

Movement Ecology                                                                                        Fall 2013

Served as a reviewer for a manuscript.

 

Distinguished Barkalow Lecturer Selection Committee                            Summer 2013

Selected and solicited a lecturer.

 

Southeastern Conclave Organizational Committee                                   Spring 2013

Organized and supervised team field events; assisted organization of

all events including development of quiz bowl questions.

 

Southern Journal of Applied Forestry                                                        Summer 2013

Served as a reviewer for a manuscript.

 

Journal of Forestry                                                                                       Fall 2012

Served as a reviewer for a manuscript.

 

Forest Ecology and Management                                                                Summer 2012

Served as a reviewer for a manuscript.

 

Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies                           Spring 2011

Served as a reviewer for a manuscript.

 

Florida State Employees Charitable Campaign                                         Fall 2009

Coordinated charity events to raise donations.

 

Deer Depredation Permit Committee                                                          Fall 2009

Served as deer physiology expert to improve current deer depredation

permit laws.

 

Organizational Memberships

 

International Association of Wildland Fire (2012–present)

National Wild Turkey Federation (2012–present)

The Wildlife Society (2007–present)

University of Tennessee Chapter, The Wildlife Society (2007–2010)

Quality Deer Management Association (2007–present)

Xi Sigma Pi – National Forestry Honor Society (2005–2006)

Mississippi State University Chapter, The Forestry Club (2004–2005)

 

 

Certifications

 

Associate Wildlife Biologist – 2009, The Wildlife Society

Certified Prescribed Burn Manager – 2010, FL Division of Forestry

Chemical Immobilization of Animals, Safe Capture International

Type II Wildland Firefighter

Tree Farm Inspector

MSU Logger’s Education Program

ATV Certification

Prescribed burn manager certificate – 2005, MS Forestry Commission


Course Evaluations

 

University-wide Evaluation of Instruction, Summer Term 1, 2013

Course Section: FW 311 001

Instructor: Lashley

Course Title: Piedmont Wildlife Ecology and Management

Enrolled N= 22, Survey Responses= 21, Overall Response Rate= 95%

Five point Scale, 1=Strongly Disagree, 3=Neutral, 5=Strongly Agree

 

  1. The instructor stated the course objectives/outcomes

Overall Score = 4.7

  1. The Instructor was receptive to students outside the classroom

Overall Score = 5.0

  1. The instructor explained the material well

Overall Score = 4.9

  1. The instructor was enthusiastic about teaching the class

Overall Score = 4.9

  1. The instructor was prepared for class

Overall Score = 4.9

  1. The instructor gave useful feedback

Overall Score = 4.9

  1. The instructor consistently treated students with respect

Overall Score = 5.0

  1. Overall the instructor was an effective teacher

Overall Score = 4.9

  1. This course improved my knowledge of the subject

Overall Score = 5.0

  1. Overall this course was excellent

Overall Score = 4.9

Overall rating as an instructor from the students = 4.91

 

 


 

FW 311-001

Student Comments (includes all un-manipulated comments received)

Summer Camp 2013

Strengths/Weaknesses of Instructor

-Enthusiastic and explained the material well.

-Approachable and eager to help.

-Was always willing to help anytime you wanted. Would be a great teacher. Knows incredible amounts about plants/trees and wildlife relationships.

-Very knowledgeable on every aspect of the coursework and extremely helpful on making sure we understood the material.

-Marcus is a plant genius but if people are disrespecting them, he should confront the people and tell them to be quiet.

-Patient, thorough in explanations, and all around a great source of knowledge for this field. Loved having him as a teacher.

-Great at helping students understand the material.

-Marcus knew his stuff. He was professional and courteous and helped any student who needed it, future students will be lucky to learn from him.

-Very good with plants and giving extra help to people who needed it.

-Strengths: knows material well and will go out and talk about any plant you want. Weaknesses: affinity for putting desmodium on quizzes.

-Marcus taught me more about plants in one week than I knew from my 29 years alive! He was always willing to work with me to learn things I had trouble with. He even shared a lot of information that I was interested in that was not part of the class. Great teacher.

-Marcus is an easy going individual who is easy to approach and talk to. He takes the time to help students and answer their questions in class, in the field, and during his free time.

-He was very passionate about the material and made plants more enjoyable to learn. The discussions and reviews outside of class were also the most beneficial part in reinforcing each of the concepts we covered.

Strengths/Weaknesses of the Course

-The hours are long but the rewards are great. Overall excellent course!

-Long and hard class but lots of fun.

-No weaknesses. I have really enjoyed myself the past three weeks at camp. This experience has increased my knowledge on various topics and provided me with hands on experience.

Other Comments

-He always went out of his way to be helpful and assist with our learning. Extremely knowledgeable and great owl caller.

-Great experience!

-I enjoyed this class and what Mr. Lashley had to provide in aiding my full experience.

 


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Marcus Lashley,
Feb 15, 2014, 12:59 PM
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