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Distribution and Ecoloyg of the Eastern Spotted Skunk


July 2013 - May 2018


Rare throughout the Appalachians, the eastern spotted skunk is currently being surveyed for distribution, habitat use and genetic status in Virginia and West Virginia.

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Thorne, E.D., C. Waggy, M. J. Kelly, D.S. Jachowski and W.M. Ford. 2017. Habitat Associations of Eastern Spotted Skunks in the Central and Southern Appalachians. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1042–1050

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1901

Presentations: 4321



Funding Agencies

  • Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries


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