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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

  • Patriquin, K.J.,M.L. Leonard, H.G. Broders, W.M.Ford, E.R. Britzke, and A. Silvis 2016. Weather as a proximate explanation for fission-fusion dynamics in female northern long-eared bats. Animal Behaviour 122:47-57
  • Sweeten, S.E. and W.M. Ford. Effects of microhabitat and large-scale land use on stream salamander occupancy in the coalfields of Central Appalachia. Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment 8:129-141
  • Oliphant, A.J., R.H. Wynne, C.E. Zipper, W.M. Ford, P.F. Donovan and J. Li. 2016. Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) Presence and Proliferation on Former Surface Coal Mines in Eastern USA. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-016-1271-6 17p.
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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

  • Mattson, K.M. 2015. Modeling ecological risks at a landscape scale: threat assessment in the upper
    Tennessee River basin. Doctoral Dissertation, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
  • 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
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 11

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 62

Presentations: 120


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