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Petra Wood

Technical Publications

  • Loman, Z., D. Harrison, C.S. Loftin, P.B. Wood. 2016. Evaluation of representative bird species’ Landscape Capability models developed by the Designing Sustainable Landscapes project in the 13-state, northeastern region of the United States. Annual report of project activity to the USFWS. 7 pp.
  • Rolek, B., D. Harrison, C. Loftin, and P. Wood. 2016. Bird communities of coniferous forests in the Acadian region; their habitat associations and responses to forest management. Annual report to the Cooperative Forestry Research Unit. 14pp.
  • Mizel, J. and P.B. Wood. 2011. Songbird response to reforestation of mined land with hardwood trees (abstract). Journal of the American Chestnut Foundation 2(25):11.
  • M.E. McDermott, M.B. Shumar, and Wood, P.B. 2010. Cerulean Warbler Conservation Initiative 4: Identify and Prioritize Mined Lands for Reforestation. Final Project Report. 41pp.
  • Wood, P.B., M.B. Shumar, and M.E. McDermott. 2010. Reforestation for Appalachia’s wildlife: resources for landowners. Brochure. http://arri.osmre.gov/PDFs/Reforestation4AppalachiasWildlife.pdf
  • Strager, J.M., M. Shumar, P.B. Wood, M. Strager, and P.M. Mazik. 2010. Development of a habitat resortation and conservation prioritization tool for songbirds and mussels in the Appalachian Mountains. Final report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and U.S. Geological Service. January 2010.
  • Aldinger, K.R. and P.B. Wood. 2009. A Golden Opportunity for Conservation. West Virginia Wildlife Magazine 9(2):2-6.
  • Wood, J.M. and P.B. Wood. January 2009. Hemlock ecosystem monitoring of New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area – vegetation and bird communities 1998-2008. Final Report to NPS New River Gorge National River, Glen Jean, WV.
  • Wood, P.B. 2008. The Sky Blue Bird of the Forest. West Virginia Wildlife 8(1):14-16.
  • Wood, P.B. March 2004. Bird communities in hemlock ecosystems of New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area. Final Report to NPS New River Gorge National River, Glen Jean, WV.
  • Wood, P.B., M.P. Strager, and J.M. Strager. August 2006. Fine-scale Forest Bird Habitat Modeling for the Mountaintop Mining Region within the Appalachian Bird Conservation Region. Final Project Report to USFWS Quick Response, Hadley, MA. xxpp.
  • Bosworth, S.B. and P.B. Wood. Sept. 2003. Cerulean Warbler relative abundance and frequency of occurrence relative to large-scale edge. Final Project Report to USFWS Quick Response, Hadley, MA. 44pp.
  • Johnson, J.B., P.B. Wood, and J.W. Edwards. Jan 2003. Survey of abandoned mine portals for bats at the New River Gorge National River and Gauley River National Recreation Area, West Virginia. Final Project Report to National Park Service, Glen Jean, WV. 95pp.
  • Weakland, C. A., and P. B. Wood. 2002. Cerulean Warbler (Dendroica cerulea) microhabitat and landscape-level habitat characteristics in southern West Virginia in relation to mountaintop mining/valley fills. Final Report to the USGS. 55pp.
  • Owen, S.F., M.A. Menzel, W.M. Ford, J.W. Edwards, B.R. Chapman, K.V. Miller, and P.B. Wood. 2002. Roost tree selection by maternal colonies of northern long-eared myotis in an intensively managed forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-292. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture,Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 6 p. [http://www.fs.fed.us/ne/home/publications/pubonlin.html]
  • Edwards,J.W., W.M.Ford, and P.B. Wood. Jan 2001. Survey of forest bat communities on the Monongahela National Forest and Westvaco Wildlife and Ecosystem Research Forest. Final report to USDA Forest Service, Monongahela National Forest Contract No. 21-0110799. 119pp.
  • Wood,P.B. Jan 2001. Characteristics of Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) habitat in the New River Gorge National River, West Virginia. Final Project Report submitted to National Park Service, Glen Jean, WV. 45pp (with appendices).
  • Wood,P.B., J.W. Edwards, and C.A. Weakland. Jan 2001. Terrestrial vertebrate (breeding songbird, raptor, small mammal, herpetofaunal) populations of forested and reclaimed sites. Final report submitted to EIS Steering Committee. 149pp.
  • Wood, P. B., and R. Dean. Nov 2000. The loggerhead shrike: alias the butcherbird! Wonderful West Virginia Magazine. 64(11):16-19.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 10

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 83

 

Contact Information

Tel: (304) 293 - 5090

Current Students

West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute