Dr. Rachael Urbanek

Dr. Rachael E. Urbanek

Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Certified Wildlife Biologist®
Assistant Department Chair and Summer Internship Coordinator
Department of Environmental Sciences, University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5949
Office: Dobo Hall 2028/2030     Email: urbanekr@uncw.edu     Phone: 910.962.7909     Fax: 910.962.7634

Publications

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PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
27. Normand, C., R. E. Urbanek, and C. Hicks. Determining daytime resting site habitats of exurban feral cats. Urban Ecosystems. In press.
26. Urbanek, R. E., K. S. McNeilly, S. H. Schweitzer, and J. A. Rotenberg. 2020. Influence of different sign-post designs on avian predator perching activity. Ocean and Coastal Management 190: doi:105161.
25. Heinlein, B. W., R. E. Urbanek , C. Olfenbuttel, and C. G. Dukes. 2020. Effects of different attractants and human scent on mesocarnivore detection at camera traps. Wildlife Research 47:338-348.
24. Urbanek, R. E., and H. Sutton. 2019. Mesocarnivore presence and behavior on a barrier island during sea turtle nesting season. Ocean and Coastal Management 178: doi:104850.
23. Urbanek, R. E., H. J. Ferreira, C. Olfenbuttel, C. G. Dukes, and G. Albers. 2019. See what you've been missing: an assessment of Reconyx cameras. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:630-638.
22. Flaherty, E. A., C. C. Day, R. E. Urbanek, D. M. Wood, L. E. D'Acunto, V. S. Quinn, and P. A. Zollner. 2019. Mentored conference experiences support students' career exploration and professional development. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43:565-575.
21. Normand, C., R. E. Urbanek, and M. N. Gillikin. 2019. Population density and annual and seasonal space use by feral cats in an exurban area. Urban Ecosystems 22:303-313.
20. Grooms, B., and R. E. Urbanek. 2018. Exploring the effects of non-consumptive recreation, trail use, and environmental factors on state park avian biodiversity. Journal of Environmental Management 227:55-61.
19. Halls, J. N., J. M. Hill, R. E. Urbanek, and H. Sutton. 2018. Distribution pattern of red fox (Vulpes vulpes) dens and spatial relationships with sea turtle nests, recreation, and environmental characteristics. International Journal of Geo-Information 7:1-20.
18. Flaherty, E. A., R. E. Urbanek, D. M. Wood, C. C. Day, L. E. D’Acunto, V. S. Quinn, and P. A. Zollner. 2018. A framework for mentoring students attending their first professional conference. Natural Sciences Education 47:1-8.
17. Urbanek, R. E., A. L. Carrozzino-Lyon, and G. E. Potts. 2018. Shifting demographics and attitudinal changes of TWS members (1991-2014). Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:4-12.
16. Normand, C., and R. E. Urbanek. 2017. Exurban feral cat seroprevalance of feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency viruses and adult survival. Southeastern Naturalist 16:1-18.
15. Urbanek, R. E., G. A. Glowacki, and C. K. Nielsen. 2016. Effect of raccoon (Procyon lotor) reduction on Blanding's turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) nest success. North American Journal of Herpetology 1:39-44.
14. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, M. A. Davenport, and B. D. Woodson. 2015. Perceived and desired outcomes of suburban deer management methods. Journal of Wildlife Management 647-661.
13. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, M. A. Davenport, and B. D. Woodson. 2013. Determinants of public perceptions of suburban deer density. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 18:82-96.
12. Urbanek, R. E., and C. K. Nielsen. 2013. Influence of landscape factors on density of suburban white-tailed deer. Landscape and Urban Planning 114:28-36.
11. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, T. S. Preuss, and G. A. Glowacki. 2012. Comparison of aerial surveys and pellet-based distance sampling methods for estimating deer density. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:100-106.
10. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, G. A. Glowacki, and T. S. Preuss. 2012. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimm.) herbivory in herbaceous plant communities in northeastern Illinois. Natural Areas Journal 32:6-14.
09. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, G. A. Glowacki, and T. S. Preuss. 2012. Effects of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus Zimm.) herbivory in restored forest and savanna plant communities. American Midland Naturalist 167:240-255.
08. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, M. A. Davenport, B. D. Woodson. 2012. Acceptability and conflict regarding suburban deer management. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 17:389-403.
07. Urbanek, R. E., K. R. Allen, and C. K. Nielsen. 2011. Urban and suburban deer management by state wildlife-conservation agencies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:310-315.
06. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, T. S. Preuss, and G. A. Glowacki. 2011. Cost comparison of vegetation monitoring techniques used to assess white-tailed deer herbivory. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 104:163-172.
05. Urbanek, R. E., C. K. Nielsen, S. E. Wilson. 2009. Survival of unexploited raccoons on a rural refuge in southern Illinois. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science 102:217-223.
PEER-EDITED SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS
04. Grooms, B., and R. E. Urbanek. 2017. Local scale comparisons of avian and woody vegetation communities within 4 Arkansas State Parks. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 71:123-130.
03. Keith, R. D., B. Grooms, and R. E. Urbanek. 2016. Impacts of man-made structures on avian community metrics in 4 state parks in northwestern Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 70:109-117.
02. Urbanek, R. E., and C. K. Nielsen. 2012. Deer, humans, and vegetation: A case study of deer management in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Proceedings of the 25thVertebrate Pest Conference 25:282-288.
BOOK CHAPTERS
01. Urbanek, R. E., M. F. Conlee III, C. K. Nielsen, and E. M. Schauber. 2016. Chapter 4: Impacts of Outfitters on Free Access to White-tailed Deer Habitat, Hunting Opportunities, and Local Residents in Illinois. Pages 123 - 148 in O. P. Jenkins, editor. Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 9. Nova Publications. Hauppauge, NY.

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