My research interests are based on understanding how forest management practices impact wildlife species and communities. I have expertise in wildlife biology and management, forest ecosystem management, and applications of geographic information systems to natural resources questions. My research focuses on developing models of ecological systems at multiple spatial and temporal scales, and using the results of these models to help guide natural resources decision making. I came to GVSU after 3 years as an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, so I am currently finishing projects I started there. In Arkansas my graduate students and I were investigating woodcock migration chronology and use of timber industry land in south-central Arkansas for wintering and/or stopover habitat, the spatial distribution and stakeholder opinions of feral hogs within the state of Arkansas, and how forest management for red-cockaded woodpeckers affects potential habitat for northern bobwhite at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arkansas. In Michigan, my long-term goals are to continue and expand research on the relationships between forest management and wildlife responses.
Locher, A., H. Campa, III, L. Leefers, and D. E. Beyer, Jr. 2012. Understanding cumulative effects of aspen harvest on wildlife habitat and timber resources in northern Michigan. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 29: 113-127.
Long, A. and A. Locher. 2011. The efficacy of thermal imaging for documenting American woodcock. Arkansas Academy of Science 65: 173 – 175.Long, A. and A. Locher. The efficacy of thermal imaging for documenting American woodcock. Arkansas Academy of Science.
Adewopo, J. and A. Felix Locher. 2011. Network-based resource-based proximity analysis of primary wood processing mills in Arkansas. Southern Journal of Applied Forest Research 35: 109-114.
Adewopo, J. and A. Locher. 2010. Mapping the distribution of wood-utilizing industries in Arkansas using Geographic Information Systems. Forest Products Journal. 60:554–558.
Felix-Locher, A., H. Campa, III, and D. E. Beyer, Jr. 2010. Modeling avian community use of aspen following simulated harvest in Michigan. Journal of Environmental Management and Restoration 6: 111–133.
Felix-Locher, A. and H. Campa, III. 2010. Importance of habitat type classifications for predicting ruffed grouse use of areas for drumming. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 1464–1471.
Felix, A. and H. Campa, III. 2010. Relating ecological properties of habitat types to differences in aspen stand structure and succession for managing timber and wildlife resources. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27: 13–20.
Felix, A. B., D. P. Walsh, B. D. Hughey, H. Campa, III, S. R. Winterstein. 2007. Applying landscape-scale habitat-potential models to understand deer spatial structure and movement patterns. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:804-810.
Felix, A. B., D. W. Linden, H. Campa, III. 2007. Building and using habitat models for assessing temporal changes in forest ecosystems. In J. A. Bissonette and I. Storch, editors. Temporal explicitness in landscape ecology: wildlife responses to changes in time. Springer, New York, New York, USA.
Felix, A. B., H. Campa, III, K. F. Millenbah, S. R. Winterstein, and W. E. Moritz. 2004. Development of landscape-scale habitat potential models for forest wildlife planning and management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32: 795-806.