Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Forest Ecosystems & Society
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 and Forest Health
- Forest, Wildlife and Landscape Ecology
- Conservation Biology
- Disturbance Ecology
- Wildlife Ecology
Ecology and conservation of native pollinators; Wildlife conservation in managed forests
Jim Rivers is Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology in FERM, and Adjunct Professor in FES
Graduate Major Advisor
- Rivers, J. W., J. Verschuyl, C. J. Schwarz, A. J. Kroll, and M. G. Betts. 2019. No evidence of a demographic response to experimental herbicide treatments by an early successional forest bird. Condor.
- Galbraith, S. M. J. H. Cane, A. R. Moldenke, and J. W. Rivers. 2019. Wild bee diversity increases with local fire severity in a fire-prone landscape. Ecosphere 10:02668.
- Lajoie, J. M., L. M. Gaino, and J. W. Rivers. 2019. Individual variation and seasonality drive bird feeder use during winter in a Mediterranean climate Ecology and Evolution 9:2535–2549.
- 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 116:563–572.
- Rivers, J. W., C. L. Mathis, A. R. Moldenke, and M. G. Betts. 2018. Wild bee diversity is enhanced by experimental removal of timber harvest residue within intensively managed conifer forest. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 10:766–781.
- Hardt, B. M., D. R. Ardia, M. J. Bashaw, and J. W. Rivers. 2018. Experimental brood enlargement differentially influences corticosterone expression in sympatric, ecologically similar songbirds. Functional Ecology 32:2008–2018.
- Barry, A. M., J. C. Hagar, and J. W. Rivers. 2018. Use of created snags by cavity-nesting birds across 25 years. Journal of Wildlife Management 82:1376–1384.
- 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 31:235–244.