Adam Duarte
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Decision analysis; Demographic estimation; Ecological modeling; Population dynamics; Spatial analysis; Wildlife ecology

OSU Campus
Fisheries and Wildlife
Oregon State University
Office: 445 Weniger Hall; Mail: 104 Nash Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States


I am an ecologist interested in quantifying ecological and anthropogenic factors that affect the distribution, abundance, and dynamics of populations within and among landscapes. The primary motivation for my work is to develop the tools and understanding necessary to support informed decisions for conservation and management efforts. I typically integrate concepts from population ecology, spatial ecology, and ecological modeling to answer research questions, and although my research experiences have given me the opportunity to work with a variety of taxa, most of my research is strongly motivated by applied problems for species of concern. 

As a postdoc, I am working with Jim Peterson at USGS Oregon Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Mike Adams at USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center on a number of projects that involve coordinating a structured approach to decision making for natural resource management problems within aquatic ecosystems. 


Fall Term, 2016
FW 537 Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management
FW 538 Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management

Winter Term, 2016
FW 317 Mammalogy


Ph.D., Aquatic Resources, 2015, Texas State University
M.S., Wildlife Ecology, 2011, Texas State University–San Marcos
B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, 2009, Texas A&M University


Duarte, A. 2017. [Book Review] Candid Creatures: How Camera Traps Reveal the Mysteries of Nature. R. Kays. 2016. The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA. 280 pp. $39.95 hardcover. ISBN: 978-1-421-41888-9. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:182.

Duarte, A., F.W. Weckerly, M. Schaub, and J.S. Hatfield. 2016. Estimating golden-cheeked warbler immigration: implications for the spatial scale of conservation. Animal Conservation 19:65–74.

Duarte, A., J.S. Hatfield, T.M. Swannack, M.R.J. Forstner, M.C. Green, and F.W. Weckerly. 2016. Simulating range-wide population and breeding habitat dynamics for an endangered woodland warbler in the face of uncertainty. Ecological Modelling 320:52–61.

Duarte, A. 2016. [Book Review] Camera Trapping: Wildlife Management and Research. P. Meek, P. Fleming, G. Ballard, P. Banks, A. Claridge, J. Sanderson, and D. Swann, editors. 2014. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Australia. 392 pp. $89.95 paperback. ISBN: 978-1-486-30039-6. Journal of Wildlife Management 80:183–184.

Aiken, M.R.E., D.M. Wolcott, A. Duarte, R.S. Luna, H.D. Starns, and F.W. Weckerly. 2015. Use of rumen-reticulum fill to examine nutrient transfer and factors influencing food intake in white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:439–445.

Duarte, A. 2015. [Book Review] Conservation of Wildlife Populations: Demography, Genetics, and Management (second edition). L. Scott Mills. 2013. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Oxford, UK. 342 pp. $154.95 hardcover. ISBN: 978-0-470-67150-4. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:689–690.

Starns, H.D., F.W. Weckerly, M.A. Ricca, and A. Duarte. 2015. Vegetation changes associated with a population irruption by Roosevelt elk. Ecology and Evolution 5:109–120.

Duarte, A., D.J. Brown, and M.R.J. Forstner. 2014. Documenting extinction in real time: decline of the Houston toad on a primary recovery site. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5:363–371.

Starns, H.D., M.A. Ricca, A. Duarte, and F.W. Weckerly. 2014. Climatic and density influences on recruitment in an irruptive population of Roosevelt elk. Journal of Mammalogy 95:925–932.

Duarte, A., R.S. Luna, H.D. Starns, and F.W. Weckerly. 2014. Intraspecific scaling of rumen-reticulum fill might depend on dietary fiber. American Midland Naturalist 172:329–337.

Aiken, M.R.E., A. Duarte, R.S. Luna, D.M. Wolcott, and F.W. Weckerly. 2014. Daytime declines in rumen-reticulum fill of male white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) from south Texas. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:637–642.

Parra, C.A., A. Duarte, R.S. Luna, D.M. Wolcott, and F.W. Weckerly. 2014. Body mass, age, and reproductive influences on liver mass of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 92:273–278.

Duarte, A., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.S. Hatfield, and F.W. Weckerly. 2014. Age-specific survival of male golden-cheeked warblers on the Fort Hood Military Reservation, Texas. Avian Conservation and Ecology 9:4.

Brown, D.J., A. Duarte, I. Mali, M.C. Jones, and M.R.J. Forstner. 2014. Potential impacts of a high severity wildfire on abundance, movement, and diversity of herpetofauna in the Lost Pines ecoregion of Texas. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 9:192–205.

Duarte, A., J.L.R. Jensen, J.S. Hatfield, and F.W. Weckerly. 2013. Spatiotemporal variation in range-wide golden-cheeked warbler breeding habitat. Ecosphere 4:152.

Luna, R.S., A. Duarte, and F.W. Weckerly. 2013. Influence of body size on dietary nutrition of white-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4:53–62.

Jensen, J.L.R., S. Irvin, and A. Duarte. 2013. Lidar-based detection of shrubland and forest land cover to improve identification of golden-cheeked warbler habitat. Papers in Applied Geography 36:74–82.

Duarte, A., D.M. Wolcott, T.E. Chow, and M.A. Ricca. 2012. Identifying potential habitat for the endangered Aleutian shield fern using topographical characteristics. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:303–310.

Luna, R.S., A. Duarte, and F.W. Weckerly. 2012. Rumen–reticulum characteristics, scaling relationships, and ontogeny in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:1351–1358.

Hatfield, J.S., F.W. Weckerly, and A. Duarte. 2012. Shifting foundations and metrics for golden-cheeked warbler recovery. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:415–422.

Ricca, M.A., F.W. Weckerly, A. Duarte, and J.C. Williams. 2012. Range expansion of nonindigenous caribou in the Aleutian archipelago of Alaska. Biological Invasions 14:1779–1784.

Duarte, A., D.J. Brown, and M.R.J. Forstner. 2011. Estimating abundance of the endangered Houston toad on a primary recovery site. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:207–215.

Duarte, A., D.R. McCullough, and F.W. Weckerly. 2011. Does rumen-reticulum capacity correlate with body size or age in black-tailed deer? European Journal of Wildlife Research 57:1131–1136.