Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
342 Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC)
B.S. (Honors), 1997, University of Massachusetts
M.S., 1999, Kansas State University
Ph.D., 2008, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Silviculture, Fire, Forest Health and Biodiversity
- Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
- Conservation Biology
- Disturbance Ecology
- Wildlife Ecology
Ecology and conservation of native pollinators; Wildlife conservation in managed forests
Graduate Major Advisor
- Zitomer, R. A., S. M. Galbraith, M. G. Betts, A. R. Moldenke, R. A. Progar, and J. W. Rivers. 2023. Bee diversity decreases rapidly with time since harvest in intensively managed conifer forests. Ecological Applications 33:e2855
- Ulyshen, M., K. R. Urban-Mead, J. B. Dorey, and J. W. Rivers. 2023. Forests are critically important to global pollinator diversity and enhance pollination in adjacent crops. Biological Reviews 98:1118-1141.
- Kerstens, M. E., and J. W. Rivers. 2023. Is green the new black? Black-backed Woodpecker vital rates do not differ between unburned and burned forests within a pyrodiverse landscape. Ornithological Applications 125:duad010.
- Galbraith, S. M., J. H. Cane, and J. W. Rivers. 2021. Wildfire severity influences offspring sex ratio in a native solitary bee. Oecologia 195(1):65–75.
- Betts, M. G., J. M. Northrup, J. A. Bailey Guerrero, L. J. Adrean, S. K. Nelson, J. L. Fisher, B. D. Gerber, M.-S. Garcia-Heras, Z. Yang, D. D. Roby, and J. W. Rivers. 2020. Squeezed by a habitat split: warm ocean conditions and old-forest loss interact to reduce long-term occupancy of a threatened seabird. Conservation Letters 13(5):e12745.
- Rivers, J. W., S. M. Galbraith, J. H. Cane, C. B. Schultz, M. D. Ulyshen, and U. G. Kormann. 2018. A review of research needs for pollinators in managed conifer forests. Journal of Forestry 116(6):563–572.
- Rivers, J. W., G. N. Newberry, C. J. Schwarz, and D. R. Ardia. 2017. Success despite the stress: violet-green swallows increase glucocorticoids and maintain reproductive output following experimental increases in flight costs. Functional Ecology 31(1):235–244.