Coyote-deer dynamics in the Southeast. Assessing territoriality in wild hog sounders, with implications for success of whole-sounder trapping. Relationship between foraging habitat quality and population fitness of red-cockaded woodpeckers at the Savannah River Site. Chronology of wild turkey gobbling in South Carolina.
Predator-prey relationships; coyote-deer dynamics; wildlife ecology in Coastal Plain forests; effects of non-native invasive vertebrates
importance of research
Many wildlife species in the Southeastern Coastal Plain are federally listed, or at risk, and require restoration or conservation-based management actions. Likewise, the management of many common species is complicated by various threats of anthropogenic origin. This research is aimed at enhancing restoration, conservation, and sustainable management of the wildlife species characteristic of pre-settlement Coastal Plain ecosystems within the context of modern multiple use landscapes. This concept includes research that informs both restoration of sensitive species and sustainable use of exploited species.
Effects of experimentally manipulated snag density on avian communities in loblolly pine forests. Effects of Carolina bay restoration on avian communities. Bird response to experimental canopy gaps in bottomland hardwood forests. Effects of hunter harvest on annual survival of wild turkey gobblers.