David R. Patton, Ph.D. - Professor Emeritus

patton Research Interests

Forest wildlife ecology, wildlife habitat relationships, wildlife habitat models, wildlife management in Africa, effects of forest and range management practices on wildlife.


B.S., West Virginia University, 1960
M.S., Virginia Tech, 1963
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1973


2003. Patton, David R. Chifungwe: An African Adventure. Dorrance Publications. Pittsburgh, PA.

1978. Scott, Virgil E., Keith E. Evans, David R. Patton, and Charles E. Stone. Cavity nesting birds of North America. U.S. Dept. Agriculture Handbook No. 511.U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 112 pp.

1979. Patton, David R. Wildlife Habitat Relationships in Forested Ecosystems. Timber Press, Portland, Oregon. 2nd Edition.

Selected Publications Since 1980

1994. Patton, D. R. Assessment of American Indian deeded and trust forest lands. In Ecosystem Management in Western Interior Forests. Symposium Proceedings. USDA Forest Service and Washington State University. Spokane, WA.

1993. Patton, D. R., K. E. Severson, and G. Goodwin. A logical wildlife habitat relationships data model for habitats on Southwestern National Forests. USDAForest Service, Region 3, Albuquerque, NM.

1992. Patton, D. R. Single versus multispecies management. J. For. February.

1989. Patton, D. R. and K. E. Severson. WILDHARE: A wildlife habitat relationships data model for southwestern ponderosa pine. Pages 268-276 in A. Techle, W. W. Covington, and R. H. Hamre, tech. coords. Multiresource management of ponderosa pine forest. Gen Tech. Rep. RM-185, USDA For. Serv., Rocky Mountain For. and Range Exp. Sta., Fort Collins, CO.

1987. Patton, David R. Is the use of "Management Indicator Species" feasible. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 2:33-34.

1987. Patton David R. Habitat and wildlife relations of major Rocky Mt. shrubs in the ponderosa pine. In: Fisser, Herb. Sixteenth Wyoming Shrub Ecology Workshop. Sundance, Wyoming.

1987. Patton, David R. Selection of silviculture systems for wildlife. In: Ponderosa pine: Thespecies and its management. Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.

1986. Patton, David R. and J. Robert Vahle. Cache and nest characteristics of thered squirrel inan Arizona mixed conifer forest. Western Journal of Applied Forestry.

1986. Patton, David R. Carlos E. Gonzales V., Alvin L. Medina, Luis a Segura T. and R. H.Hamre. Management and utilization of arid land plants. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-135. Rocky Mt. For. and Range Exp. Sta., Fort Collins, Colo. pp. 113.

1985. Patton, David R. and Robert L. Layman. From inventory to database management. In: First International Symposium on Wildlife. Satellite meeting of 15th World Forestry Congress, Mexico City.

1985. Patton, David R., Richard L. Wadleigh, and Howard G. Hudak. The effects of timber harvesting on the Kaibab squirrel. Journal of Wildlife Management 49:14-19.

1984. Patton, David R. A model to evaluate Abert squirrel habitat in uneven- aged ponderosa pine. Wildlife Society Bull. 12:408-414.

1984. Patton, David R. Wildlife inventory, present uses and future direction. In: Caballero, Miguel. Inventarios de polblaciones de fauna silvestre. Instituto Nacional de InvestigacionesForestales, Subsecretaria Forestal. Cuidad de Chihuahua, Chih. Mexico. 15 pp.USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Albuquerque, N.M. 29 pp.

1983. Patton, David R. The Forest Service's program of range and wildlife habitat research in the Southwest. In: Patton, David R., et al. (tech. coord.). Wildlife and range research needs innorthern Mexico and southwestern United States. Workshop Proceedings; Rio Rico, Ariz. p. 67-70. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-36, Washington, D.C.

1983. Patton, David R., Jose M. de la Puente E., Peter F. Ffolliott, Sonia Gallina, and E. T. Bartlett. Wildlife and range research needs in northern Mexico and southwestern United States. USDA Forest Service Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-36, Washington, D.C. 119 pp.

1982. Patton, David R. and Mary G. Ertl. Wildlife food plants of the Southwest. Wildlife Technical Unit Series. RUN WILD Wildlife Habitat Relationships.USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Albuquerque, N.M. 49 pp.

1982. Patton, David R. Wildlife habitat in land management planning: Some ideas and principles. In: Proceedings of the workshop, Effects of land management practices on fish and wildlife in southwestern conifer forests. School of Renewable Natural Resources, The University of Arizona.

1982. Patton, David R. Management applications of biotic community data. In: Brown, David E. Biotic communities of the American Southwest-United States and Mexico. Desert Plants Vol. 4. 7 pp