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Virginia Research Activities

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For detailed information about specific research activities at the Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Reseach Unit, please select links to unit staff and graduate students.

Virginia Active Projects

Virginia Completed Projects

Virginia Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Sweeten, S.E. and W.M. Ford. 2016. Validation of a stream and riparian habitat assessment protocol using stream salamanders in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Journal of The American Society of Mining and Reclamation 5:45-46  | Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Silvis, A., N. Abaid, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2016. Responses of bat social groups to roost loss: More questions than answers. pages 261-280 in: Sociality in Bats. Jorge Ortega (ed). Springer International. 301 p.  | Download  | 
  • Reynolds, R., K.E. Powers, W. Orndorff, W.M. Ford and C. Hobson. 2016, Changes in Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) Capture Rates and Demographics in Western Virginia; Pre and Post White-nose Syndrome. Southeastern Naturalist 15(1):127-137
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Virginia Technical Publications

  • Argentina, J.E., P.L. Angermeier, and E.M. Hallerman. 2013. Population ecology of variegate darter
    (Etheostoma variatum) in Virginia. Final report to Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and
    Energy, Richmond, VA. Virginia Tech College of Natural Resources & Environment Reports Series,
    Number 2. 62 pp.
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  • Roberts, J.H. and P.L. Angermeier. 2012. Monitoring of endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) in Smith River upstream of Philpott Reservoir, on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property. Final report submitted to United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA. 21 pp.
  • Ostby, B.J.K. and P.L. Angermeier. 2012. Survey of the freshwater mollusk assemblages in the Little River, Virginia. Project report to Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Richmond, VA. 88 pp.
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Virginia Theses and Dissertations

  • Mogollón, B. 2014. Relations between landscape structure and a catchment’s capacity to regulate river flooding. Master’s Thesis, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Comparative Morphology and Evolution of Genital Papillae in a Genus of Darters (Percidae: Etheostoma). May 2013. University of Florida Download
  • Roberts, J.H. III. 2012. Using genetic tools to understand the population ecology of stream fishes. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 8

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 10

Scientific Publications: 50

Presentations: 115


Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
  4. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute