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Sharon M. Hermann
Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor

Office: 147 Funchess Hall

331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-3933
Fax: (334) 844-9234

Professional Employment

Research Scientist: Plant and Fire Ecology Program – Tall Timbers Research Station, Florida
Post-Doctoral Fellow – University of Wisconsin at Madison
Ph.D. – University of Illinois at Chicago (Biology-Ecology)
M.A. – University of Iowa (Botany)
B.A. – University of Iowa (Zoology)

Research and Teaching Interests

Community ecology, ecological restoration, disturbance and fire ecology, conservation and management of native habitats and species of special concern.

Selected Publications

  1. Addington, R.N., T.A. Greene, W.C. Harrison, G.G. Sorrell, M.L. Elmore, and S.M. Hermann.  2015.  Restoring longleaf pine: Effects of seasonal prescribed fire and overstory density on vegetation structure of a young longleaf pine plantation. Forest Science 61:135-143.

  2. Hermann, S.M., J.S. Kush, J.C. Gilbert, and R.J. Barlow.  2015.  Burning for conservation values: should the goal be to mimic a natural fire regime?  Pages 164-171 in (A.G.  Holley, K.F. Connor, and J.D. Haywood, eds.) Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.  USDA Forest Service.

  3. Guyer, C., S.M. Hermann, and V. Johnson.  2014.  Social structure of gopher tortoises.  Chapter 10, pages 102-109 in (D.C. Rostal and E.D. McCoy. eds.),Biology and Conservation of North American Tortoises.  Johns Hopkins Press.

  4. Tuberville, T.D., B.D. Todd, S.M. Hermann, W.K. Michener, and C. Guyer.  2014.  Survival, demography, and growth of gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) from three study sites with different management.  Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1151-1160.

  5. Hermann, S.M., J. S. Kush, and J. C. Gilbert. 2013. A decision tree approach using slivics to guide planning for forest restoration. Pages 115-122 in (J.M. Guldin, ed.)Proceedings of the 15th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.  USDA Forest Service.

  6. Glitzenstein, J.S., D.R. Streng, R.E. Masters, K.M. Robertson, and S.M. Hermann.  2012.  Fire-frequency effects on vegetation in north Florida pinelands: Another look at the long-term Stoddard Fire Research Plots at Tall Timbers Research Station. Forest Ecology and Management 264:197-209

  7. Levi, M.R., J.N. Shaw, C.W. Wood, S.M. Hermann, E.A. Carter, and Y. Feng. 2010. Land Management Effects on Near-Surface Soil Properties of Southeastern US Coastal Plain Kandiudults.  Soil Science Society of America Journal 74:258-271.

  8. Steen, D.A., A.E.R. McGee, S.M. Hermann, J.A. Stiles, S.H. Stiles, and C. Guyer.  2010.  Effects of forest management on amphibians and reptiles: Generalist species obscure trends among native forest associates. Open Environmental Journal 4:24-30.

  9. Johnson, V.M., C. Guyer, S.M. Hermann, and W.K. Michener. 2009. Patterns of dispersion and burrow use support scramble competition polygyny in Gopherus polyphemus.  Herpetologica 65:214-218.

  10. Kesler, H.C., J.L. Trusty, S.M. Hermann, and C. Guyer. 2008.  Demographic responses of Pinguicula ionantha to prescribed fire: a regression-design LTRE approach.  Oecologia 156:545-557.

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Undergraduate Graduate
Ecology of Wildland Fires - BIOL 4970
Disturbance Ecology - BIOL 4970
Restoration Ecology - BIOL 4970
Community Ecology - BIOL 5150
Community Ecology - BIOL 6150
Disturbance Ecology – BIOL 7970
Restoration Ecology – BIOL 7970
Ecology of Wildland Fire - BIOL 7970

Last updated: 06/09/2018