Kristine O Evans

Office: HPC 11-B
Phone: (662) 325-3167
Alt. Phone: (662) 617-2643

Box 9627

I received my B.S. from Ohio University in 2000 with a major in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. I then went on to complete my M.S. in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University in 2004 studying genetic interrelationships of northern bobwhite. I returned to MSU in 2007 as a Research Associate coordinating both spatial and data management and analysis components of the National CP33 Monitoring Program and the Northern Bobwhite Restoration Projects (spanning more than 14 states and 10 physiographic regions). While at MSU I worked toward and completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture in 2012. I also transitioned in 2012 to a position as Assistant Regional Data Manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, Southeast Region Inventory and Monitoring Network. I worked to coordinate and integrate spatial and relationally-structured non-spatial data on several regional, multi-regional, and national FWS and LCC partnership projects, including the Mobile Acoustical Bat Monitoring project that spans 11 states and 5 physiographic regions. In April 2014 I transitioned back to Mississippi State University to take over the Geomatics Coordinator of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, housed in the Geosystems Research Institute on MSU's campus.
Research Interest:
Conservation design, avian ecology, geospatial applications, landscape conservation, strategic habitat conservation, agricultural conservation, biological monitoring
Gardening, hiking, bird-watching

Selected PublicationsTotal Publications by Kristine O Evans:  31 
Gray, M. T., Evans, K. O., & Jones-Farrand, D. T. (2017). Landscape-scale Geospatial Assessment of Open Pine and Natural Grassland Condition for Northern Bobwhite in the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks. Joint Quail Conference: 23rd Annual National Bobwhite Technical Committee Meeting and Eighth National Quail Symposium. Knoxville, TN: Quail 8. [Document]

Richardson, D., Evans, K. O., Smith, A., & Ertel, J. (2016). Bat Species Occurrence and Long-term Bat Population Monitoring on Refuges Using Acoustical Detection - 2012-2015 Summary. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Inventory and Monitoring FY2016 I&M Interim Repo.

Pitchford, J. L., Pulis, E., Evans, K. O., Shelley, J. K., Serafin, B. S., & Solangi, M. (2016). Seasonal Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus) Density Estimates in the Mississippi Sound from 2011-2013. Southeastern Naturalist. 15(2), 188-206. DOI:10.1656/058.015.0201.

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., MacKenzie, M. L., King, R., Evans, K. O., & Burger, L. W. (2016). Using Hierarchical Centering to Facilitate a Reversible Jump MCMC Algorithm for Random Effects Models. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 98(2016), 79-90. [Document Site]

Greene, R. E., Iglay, R. B., Evans, K. O., Miller, D. A., Wigley, T. B., & Riffell, S. K. (2016). A Meta-analysis of Biodiversity Responses to Management of Southeastern Pine Forests - Opportunities for Open Pine Conservation. Forest Ecology and Management. 360, 30-39. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.10.007. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

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