Emily Thomas

Emily Thomas
Assistant Teaching Professor, Wildlife Technology
Co-Coordinator, Honors Program
Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisors
Office Phone
Office Location
Enrollment Services House, 105
Penn State DuBois
1 College Place
DuBois, PA 15801
    Biography

    Ms. Thomas joined the Wildlife Technology program at Penn State DuBois as an instructor in 2012. She has taught animal identification, wetlands and fisheries management, outdoor recreation, GIS and aerial photo interpretation in wildlife management, and hawk identification. She also supervises a student-run bird banding station and undergraduate research in the wetland across from campus. Ms. Thomas is a certified wildlife biologist, certified bird bander, and holds a master bird banding permit. She is very involved with The Wildlife Society at many levels and is the advisor for the Penn State DuBois Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Finally, she also serves as co-coordinator of the Honors Program and led the development of the Honors Scholar program on campus.

    Research Interests

    Avian Ecology, Effects of Oil and Gas Development on Songbirds, Use of Habitat Islands in Urban Areas, American Kestrel Nest Success

    Publications

    Thomas, E.H., M.C. Brittingham, and S.H. Stoleson. 2014. Conventional oil and gas development alters forest songbird communities. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:293-306. Stoleson, S.H.,L.Ordiway, E.H. Thomas, and D. Watts. 2016. A mobile target-netting technique for canopy birds. North American Bird Bander 41:57-61.

    Education

    AS, Wildlife Technology - Penn State

    BS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science - Penn State

    MS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science - Penn State