Frank Fogarty III

Assistant Professor

Avian ecology, passerines, community ecology, point count methods and modeling, Bayesian hierarchical modeling


Ph.D. Ecology, University of California, Davis, 2020
M.S. Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
M.P.P. Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, 2013
B.S. Zoology, University of Florida, 2009

Courses Taught

WLDF 365 - Ornithology
WLDF 423 - Biology, conservation, and management of passerines
WLDF 485 - Senior Seminar
WLDF 495 - Senior Projects


Fogarty, F. A., and Fleishman, E. (2021). Bias in estimated breeding-bird abundance from closure-assumption violations. Ecological Indicators 131: 109170.

Fogarty, F. A., Yen, J. D. L., Fleishman, E., Sollmann, R., and Ke, A. Multiple-region, N-mixture community model to assess associations of riparian area, fragmentation, and species richness. Submitted to Ecological Applications.

Fogarty, F. A., Fleishman, E., and Zillig, M. W. (2021). Evaluating the ability of occurrence models to predict nest locations and associated vegetation. Ibis.

Mahood, A. L., Fleishman, E., Balch, J. K., Fogarty, F., Horning, N., Leu, M., Zillig, M., and Bradley, B. A. (2021). Cover-based allometric estimate of aboveground biomass of a non-native invasive annual grass (Bromus tectorum L.) in the Great Basin, USA. Journal of Arid Environments 193: 104582.

Fogarty, F. A., D. R. Cayan, L. L. DeHaan, and E. Fleishman (2020). Associations of breeding-bird abundance with climate vary among species and trait-based groups in southern California. PLoS ONE 15:e0230614.

Horning, N., E. Fleishman, P. J. Ersts, F. A. Fogarty, M. Wohlfeil Zillig (2020). Mapping of land cover with open‐source software and ultra‐high‐resolution imagery acquired with unmanned aerial vehicles. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation 6: 487-497.

Williamson, M. A., E. Fleishman, R. C. Mac Nally, J. C. Chambers, B. A. Bradley, D. S. Dobkin, D. I. Board, F. A. Fogarty, N. Horning, M. Leu, and M. W. Zillig (2020). Fire, livestock grazing, topography, and precipitation affect occurrence and prevalence of cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) in the central Great Basin, USA. Biological Invasions 22:663–680.

Yen J. D. L., E. Fleishman, F. Fogarty, and D. S. Dobkin (2019). Relating beta diversity of birds and butterflies in the Great Basin to spatial resolution, environmental variables, and trait-based groups. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28:328–340.

Carter, S. K., E. Fleisman, I. I. F. Leinwand, C. H. Flather, N. B. Carr, F. A. Fogarty, M. Leu, B. R. Noon, M. E. Wohlfeil, and D. J. A. Wood (2019). Quantifying ecological integrity of terrestrial systems to inform management of multiple-use public lands in the United States. Environmental Management 64:1-19.

Fogarty, F. A., M. E. Wohlfeil, and E. Fleishman (2018). Response to Horns et al. 2018: ‘Using opportunistic citizen science data to estimate avian population trends’ Biological Conservation 221, 151–159. Biological Conservation 226:329–330.

Fogarty F. and E. Fleishman (2018). Field guide and natural history of butterflies on the western edge of the Great Basin. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Arlington, Virginia.

Fogarty F. and E. Fleishman (2016). Field guide and natural history of breeding birds on the western edge of the Great Basin. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, Arlington, Virginia. 

Anderson P. A., I. K. Berzins, F. Fogarty, H. J. Hamlin, and L. J. and Guillette Jr. (2011). Sound, stress, and seahorses: the consequences of a noisy environment to animal health. Aquaculture 311:129-138.