William Oakley CV February 2017

William F. Oakley 

May 2017

Department of Biology
University of Oklahoma
111 E. Chesapeake St
Norman, OK 73019
E-mail: wf.oakley (at) ou (dot) edu

2015 – present University of Oklahoma – Ph.D. Biology – Norman, OK
2015 – present University of Oklahoma – NSF National Research Traineeship Program
2015 – 2017 Earth Observation Science for Society and Sustainability (EOS3) Certificate Program
2013 – 2014 The Citadel – M.A. Biology – Charleston, SC
2003 – 2007 College of Charleston – B.A. Biology – Charleston, SC

Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation, Black Rail Survey Technician 2017
Nelson’s Sparrow Pilot Study, Canada Doctoral Research 2016
Oklahoma Biological Survey, Oklahoma Field Crew Leader 2015
Town of Kiawah Island, South Carolina Field Research Volunteer 2009 – 2014
Town of Kiawah Island, South Carolina Bird Banding Assistant 2010 – 2014
The Citadel, Graduate College, South Carolina Independent Research Study 2014
University of Delaware, Delaware Wildlife Field Technician 2012
University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi Field Technician 2011
University of Florida, Peru Field Research Volunteer 2010

NSF National Research Traineeship (NRT) Fellowship, USA, – $39,000 – 2017 – 2018
Helen Miller Payne County Audubon Society Scholarship, Oklahoma, USA – $500 – 2017
George Miksch Sutton Scholarship in Ornithology, Oklahoma, USA – $600 – 2017
George Miksch Sutton Scholarship in Ornithology, Oklahoma, USA – $1,185 – 2016

Oakley, W., E. S. Bridge. Modeling Distributions of Disjunct Populations of Nelson’s
Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni). (poster). North American Ornithological Conference. Washington, DC. August 16 – 20, 2016.

Oakley, W.F., Bridge, E.S., Smith-Patten, B.D., Patten, M.A. Can we use drones to locate and track Black Rails (Laterallus jamaicensis) during the breeding season? (poster). Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference. Cameron University, Lawton, OK. April 13 – 16, 2017.

In Review
Contina A, Alcantara JL, Bridge ES, Ross JD, Oakley WF, and Kelly JF. Genetic insight on the international trade of Neotropical migratory birds. In review. Conservation Genetics

In Preparation
Contina A, Hille D, Oakley WF, and Bridge ES. Human perception of wildlife management in relation to the international pet-trade of exotic animals. In prep.

LePage, H., Oakley, W., Cason, T. Using birds as tools to tackle social and psychological barriers to sustainability.

sUAS Remote Pilot License Test Prep Course, University of Oklahoma – 2017
Professional Ethics Training/Responsible Conduct of Research Seminar –  2016
Software Carpentry Workshop, University of Oklahoma – 2016
Advanced Programming and Graphing in R, 6th NAOC, Washington, DC – 2016
Introduction to R, AOU/COS Meeting, University of Oklahoma – 2015
Careers in ornithology, AOU/COS Meeting, University of Oklahoma – 2015

Southwestern Naturalist

Bird banding (~1,250 birds banded; ~ 4,500 handled)
Vegetation sampling
Avian behavioral observation and data collection
Avian point-count and transect surveys
Terrestrial arthropod sampling
Thermal imaging
Small mammal trapping
Reptile and amphibian trapping
Bioacoustic recording (birds and bats)
R, Python
MaxEnt software
Avian blood, feces, and ectoparasite sampling

Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Lawton, OK – 2017. Poster.
North American Ornithological Conference, Washington, DC – 2016. Poster.
American Ornithologists’ Union/Cooper Ornithological Society Meeting, Norman, OK – 2015
Association for Southeastern Biologists Meeting, Spartanburg, SC – 2014

Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout awarded 1998
National Outdoor Leadership School, Spring Semester in the Southwest, Tucson, AZ 2005

Teaching Assistantships
University of Oklahoma, BIOL 2255 Human Anatomy Lab Fall – 2016
Undergraduate Tutoring
The Citadel, Academic Support Center, Biology/Chemistry/Writing Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

American Ornithologists’ Union (member)
Cooper Ornithological Society (member)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (member)

Professional References

Dr. Eli S. Bridge (Dissertation Advisor)
Assistant Professor
Oklahoma Biological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 E. Chesapeake St
Norman, OK 73019

Dr. Jeff Kelly (Committee Member)
Director of the Oklahoma Biological Survey
Professor of Biology
Oklahoma Biological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 E. Chesapeake Street
Norman, OK 73019

Dr. Michael Patten (Committee Member)
Oklahoma Biological Survey
University of Oklahoma
111 East Chesapeake St
Norman, Oklahoma 73019

Dr. Andrea Contina
Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
University of Oklahoma
Sarkeys Energy Center
100 East Boyd St
Norman OK 73019

Aaron Given, M.Sc.
Assistant Wildlife Biologist
Town of Kiawah Island
21 Beachwalker Drive
Kiawah Island, SC 29455
website: Kiawah Island Banding Station

Brenda D. Smith-Patten, M.Sc.
Oklahoma Biological Survey
Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory
University of Oklahoma
111 E. Chesapeake Street
Norman, Oklahoma 73019 USA
website: Oklahoma Biological Survey

Dr. Danny Gustafson
Professor Plant Molecular Ecology
Department of Biology
The Citadel
Charleston, SC 29409