Susan has been the on-site research associate for the Holt Research Forest in Arrowsic, Maine since 1998. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Management (University of Maine 1984) and a M.S. in Wildlife Ecology (Virginia Tech 1994). Past researches include effects of acidic precipitation on lake chemistry and duckling growth and behavior, and effects of coastal management practices on piping plover (Charadrius melodus) behavior and habitat. Currently she is working with time series analysis of small mammal population cycles, habitat associations of deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis), and analysis of other forest ecosystem data. She is busy with field work in the summer, and manages and analyzes data the rest of the year.
Elias, S.P., C. B. Lubelczyk, P. W. Rand; E. H. Lacombe, M. S. Holman, and R. P. Smith, Jr. 2006. Deer Browse Resistant Exotic-Invasive Understory: An Indicator of Elevated Human Risk of Exposure to Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) in Southern Coastal Maine Woodlands. Journal of Medical Entomology. 43:1142-1152.
Elias, S. P., J. W. Witham, and M. L. Hunter, Jr. 2006. A cyclic red-backed vole (Myodes gapperi) and seedfall over 22 years in Maine. Journal of Mammalogy. 87:440-445.
Elias, S. P., J. W. Witham, and M. L. Hunter, Jr. 2004. Peromyscus leucopus abundance and acorn mast: population fluctuations over 20 years. Journal of Mammalogy. 85:743-747.
Elias, S. P., J. D. Fraser and P. A. Buckley. 2000. Piping plover foraging ecology on New York barrier islands. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:346-354.
|Witham, J. W. , M. L. Hunter, Jr., H. C. Tedford III, A. J. Kimball, A. S. White, and S. P. Elias. 1999. A Long term Study of an Oak-Pine Forest Ecosystem: a brief overview of the Holt Research Forest. Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station Miscellaneous Publication 745. (to order)|