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West Virginia 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.
  • Welsh, S.A., D.A. Cincotta, and J.F. Switzer. 2006. Fishes of Bluestone National Scenic River. National Park Service, Natural Resources Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR--2006/049.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2004. Overestimation of tag-based fishing mortality rates by monotonic trend models: examples from simulated and real data. Report submitted to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 1 October 2004.
  • Thorne, D.W., J.T. Petty, and P.M. Mazik. 2004. Effects of temperature and local productivity on diet, consumption rates and growth of trout in the upper Shavers Fork drainage. Final report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. July 2004.
  • Welsh, S., R. Harris, B. Versak, D. Kahn, T. Baum,V. Vecchio, K. Hattala, and G. Nelson. 2003. ASMFC tag working group: summary of USFWS cooperative tagging program results. Submitted to the Technical and Stock Assessment Committees, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
  • 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.
  • Annual tag-encounter and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag recoveries (1987-2001). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Stock Assessment Commitee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee.
  • Welsh, S., R. Harris, B. Versak, D. Kahn, T. Baum,V. Vecchio, K. Hattala, and G. Nelson. 2002. ASMFC tag working group: summary of USFWS cooperative tagging program results. Submitted to the Technical and Stock Assessment Committees, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
  • 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]
  • Welsh, S.A. 2001. Annual tag-encounter and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag recoveries (1987 - 2000). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee. 45 pp.
  • 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.
  • Millard, M.J., S.A. Welsh, J. Skjeveland, J. Fletcher, J. Mohler, M. Hendrix, A. Kahnle, and K. Hattala. 2000. Mortality associated with catch and release of American shad and striped bass in the Hudson River. Final report: 1999 project year. Submitted to NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, New Paltz, NY 12561.
  • Eyler, S.M., J.E. Skjeveland, M.F. Mangold, and S.A. Welsh. 2000. Distribution of sturgeons in candidate open water dredged material placement sites in the Potomac River (1998-2000). Final Report. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 21 November 2000. 26 pages.
  • Skjeveland, J.E., S.A. Welsh, M.F. Mangold, S.M. Eyler, S.W. Nachbar. 2000. A report of investigations and research on Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 18 October 2000. 44 pages.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2000. Annual tag-encounter rates and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag-recoveries: spring tagging programs (1987-1999). Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 25 August 2000.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2000. Summary of data from the North Carolina Winter Trawl Survey (1988 -1999) of the USFWS Cooperative Tagging Program. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 15 August 2000.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2000. Summary of data from the York River (1991-1999) of the USFWS Cooperative Tagging Program. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, 25 August 2000.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2000. Annual tag-encounter rates and annual exploitation rates of Atlantic striped bass estimated from tag-recoveries. Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 2 April 2000.
  • Welsh, S.A. 2000. Length-frequency data of tagged cohorts from the Cooperative Striped Bass Tagging. Program Report to the ASMFC Striped Bass Tagging Committee, Striped Bass Stock Assessment Committee, and Striped Bass Technical Committee, 2 April 2000.
  • Wood, P. B., and R. Dean. Nov 2000. The loggerhead shrike: alias the butcherbird! Wonderful West Virginia Magazine. 64(11):16-19.
  • Welsh, S.A., Skjeveland, J.E., M.F. Mangold. 2000. Progress report of investigations and research on Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon in Maryland waters of the Chesapeake Bay (1996-1998). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maryland Fisheries Resource Office, Annapolis, MD, 15 June 1999.
  • Hedrick, J.D., and F.J. Margraf. 1996. Population dynamics and bioenergetics of Ohio River sport fish. Final Report to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Charleston. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Hocutt, C.H., F.J. Margraf, H.W. Slacum, and F.P. Wirth. 1996. Assessment of anadromous and resident fishes in the Wicomico River downstream of Johnson's Pond. Final Report to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Coastal Ecology Research Laboratory and Maryland Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.
  • Hedrick, J.D., and F.J. Margraf. 1995. Population dynamics and bioenergetics of Ohio River sport fish. Annual Progress Report for 1994 to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Charleston. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Hedrick, J.D., and F.J. Margraf. 1995. Population dynamics and bioenergetics of Ohio River sport fish. Semi-annual Progress Report (January - June 1995) to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Charleston. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Hocutt, C.H., F.J. Margraf, S.P. McInnich, H.W. Slacum, and F.P. Wirth. 1995. Assessment of anadromous and resident fishes in the Wicomico River downstream of Johnson's Pond. Final Report to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis. Coastal Ecology Research Laboratory and Maryland Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD.
  • Hedrick, J.D., and F.J. Margraf. 1994. Population dynamics and bioenergetics of Ohio River sport fish. Semi-annual Progress Report (January - June 1994) to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Charleston. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Hedrick, J.D., and F.J. Margraf. 1994. Population dynamics and bioenergetics of Ohio River sport fish. Annual Progress Report for 1993 to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Charleston. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Perry, W.B., S.A. Perry, and F.J. Margraf. 1994. Fishery research at WVU: Aquatic resources at risk from land and water use. West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 1993 Annual Report. Morgantown. pp: 1-5.
  • Knight, C.T., and F.J. Margraf. 1992. A study of benthos and fish distribution, abundance and productivity, and trophic relationships in the Kanawha River, West Virginia. Volume 3: Juvenile and adult fishes. Final Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Liu, C.F., R.M. Ross, and F.J. Margraf. 1992. Hormone-induced spawning in American shad. Pages 5-1 to 5-13 in Restoration of American shad to the Susquehanna River--Annual Progress Report 1991. Susquehanna River Anadromous Fish Restoration Committee.
  • Rider, S.J., and F.J. Margraf. 1992. A study of benthos and fish distribution, abundance and productivity, and trophic relationships in the Kanawha River, West Virginia. Volume 2: Distribution and abundance of larval fishes. Final Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Margraf, F.J., C.T. Knight, and S.J. Rider. 1991. Effects of pulsed-release flows on invertebrate drift and fish in the tailwaters of J.W. Flannagan Reservoir. Final Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Huntington, WV. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Millard, M. J., F. J. Margraf, R. Tucker, and T. Hingtgen. 1991. An experimental mail survey design for estimating hunting effort and harvest. Final Report to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Wildlife Management Section, Elkins, WV. West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Morgantown, WV.
  • Hayward, R.S., and F.J. Margraf. 1988. Ecology of yellow perch in Lake Erie. Commercial Fisheries Research and Development Project 3-379-R, Completion Report. Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Koonce, J.F., and F.J. Margraf. 1988. Great Lakes habitat classification based on yellow perch. Classification and Inventory of Great Lakes Aquatic Habitats, Part II, Working Group D. Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Chilton, E.W., and F.J. Margraf. 1987. Influence of water source and macrophyte characteristics on attached invertebrate communities in Lake Onalaska, Mississippi. Final Report to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Fisheries Research Center, La Crosse, Wisconsin. Ohio Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Columbus, OH
  • Hayward, R.S., and F.J. Margraf. 1987. Analysis of yellow perch growth in Lake Erie. Commercial Fisheries Research and Development, Performance Report, Project 3-379-R-4, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Margraf, F.J., R.S. Hayward, I.B. Wilder, and K.J. Hartman. 1987. Competitive and predatory interactions among Lake Erie fishes. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, Final Report, Project F-57-R, Study 13, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Hayward, R.S., and F.J. Margraf. 1986. Analysis of yellow perch growth in Lake Erie. Commercial Fisheries Research and Development, Performance Report, Project 3-379-R-3, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Margraf, F.J. 1986. Competitive and predatory interactions among Lake Erie fishes. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration, Performance Report, Project F-57-R-8, Study 13, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Vandermeer, P.L. and F.J. Margraf. 1986. Nearshore and channel as larval fish nurseries within the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. Final Report to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Fish Laboratory, Ann Arbor, MI. Ohio Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Columbus, OH
  • Hayward, R.S., P.K. Cunningham, C.S. Smith and F.J. Margraf. 1985. Analysis of yellow perch growth in Lake Erie. Commercial Fisheries Research and Development, Performance Report, Project 3-379-R-2, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Hayward, R.S. and F.J. Margraf. 1983. Analysis of yellow perch growth in western and central basins of Lake Erie. Federal Aid to Fish Restoration Final Report, Study 6, Project F-35-R, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Columbus, OH
  • Riley, L.M. and F.J. Margraf. 1983. Scale shape as an innate tag for identification of striped bass stocks. Final report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Leetown, West Virginia. The Ohio State University Research Foundation. Columbus, OH
  • Gallaway, B.J., M.F. Johnson, G.S. Boland, G.S. Lewbel, L.R. Martin, F.J. Margraf and R.L. Howard. 1979. The artificial reef studies--ecological investigations of petroleum production platforms in the central Gulf of Mexico. Report to Southwest Research Institute, Houston, Texas. LGL Ecological Research Associates.
  • Margraf, F.J. 1979. Field appraisal report for marine terminal facilities--Brazoria County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Galveston, Texas. LGL Ecological Research Associates.
  • Margraf, F.J. 1979. Field appraisal report for water intake facilities--Polk County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Galveston, Texas. LGL Ecological Research Associates.
  • Margraf, F.J. 1979. Gulf Coast shrimp data analysis. Report to National Marine Fisheries, Galveston, Texas. LGL Ecological Research Associates. Bryan, TX
  • Wilkinson, D.L., F.J. Margraf and M.D. Springer. 1979. Environmental assessment study of fish and wildlife populations and habitats--Cottonwood Creek Watershed, Oklahoma. Report to Bureau of Reclamation, Amarillo, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc. Bryan, TX
  • Gallaway, B.J., and F.J. Margraf. 1978. Simulation modeling of biological communities associated with a production platform in the Buccaneer Oil and Gas Field. Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Bryan, TX
  • Howard, R.L., M. Springer, D.L. Wilkinson, F.J. Margraf, B.J. Gallaway and F.S. Guthery. 1978. Environmental monitoring on Clay West Uranium Area and Boots Area soil survey--1977. Report to U.S. Steel Corp. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Margraf, F.J. 1978. Effects of oil field discharges on species composition and abundance of pelagic fishes and demersal fishes and macro-crustaceans in the Buccaneer Oil Field: statistical analysis and summarization. Report to National Marine Fisheries Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc. Bryan, TX
  • Margraf, F.J., and K. Strawn. 1978. Abundance and distribution of fishes in the cooling-water canal system of an electric generating station, with emphasis on the effect of cooling towers. Final report to Houston Lighting and Power Company, Texas. Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • Gallaway, B.J., F. Guthery, L. Martin and F.J. Margraf. 1977. Field appraisal report for brine outlet pipeline and brine outlet diffuser, Brazoria County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S. Inc., Bryan, Texas
  • Gallaway, B.J., F. Guthery, L. Martin and F.J. Margraf. 1977. Field appraisal report for maintenance dredging of Treasure Island Boat Canals adjacent to Cold Pass, Brazoria County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Guthery, F.S., B.J. Gallaway, A. Sekerak, F. J. Margraf, R. Howard and L. Martin. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed dredging of boat slip on Anahuac Channel, Trinity Bay, Chambers County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Guthery, F.S., B.J. Gallaway, S. Sevier, F.J. Margraf, R. Howard and L. Martin. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed construction of sludge pits and extension of access canal along the gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Galveston, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Guthery, F.S., L. Reitsema, F.J. Margraf and R. Howard. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed boat slips and dredging along the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, Calhoun County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Guthery, F.S., R. Howard, F.J. Margraf, B.J. Gallaway, A. Sekerak and L. Martin. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed construction of boat house and bulkhead on Old River, Harris County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Guthery, F.S., S. Sevier, R. Howard, F.J. Margraf and B.J. Gallaway. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed marina and dredging at Clear Lake, Harris County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Margraf, F.J., and K. Strawn. 1977. Abundance and distribution of macroinvertebrates in the cooling water canal system of the P.H. Robinson generating station, located on Galveston Bay, Texas, with emphasis on the effect of supplemental cooling towers. Final report to Houston Lighting and Power Company, Texas. Texas A&M University, College Station.
  • Margraf, F.J., M.D. Springer and S. Sevier. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed intake structure on Brazos River diversion channel, Brazoria County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S. Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Margraf, F.J., M.D. Springer, B.J. Gallaway and S. Sevier. 1977. Field appraisal report for proposed shoreline protection dike in Houston Ship Channel, Harris County, Texas. Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Galveston, Texas. LGL Limited-U.S., Inc., Bryan, Texas.
  • Strawn, K., F.J. Margraf, C.L. Chase, D.M. Chase, K.S. Chung and D.C. McAden. 1975. The effects of adding Unit 4 and cooling towers at the P.H. Robinson generating station on terrestrial plants and aquatic organisms. Aquatic Studies. Ann. Rep. 1974. Dept. Wildl. and Fish. Sci., Texas A&M University.
  • Thomas, D.L., C.B. Milstein, T.R. Tatham, R.C. Bieder, F.J. Margraf, D.L. Danila, H.K. Hoff, E.A. Illjes, M.M. McCullough and F.A. Swiecicki. 1974. Ecological studies in the bays and other waterways near Little Egg Inlet and the ocean in the vicinity of the proposed site for the Atlantic Generating Station, New Jersey. Volume One. Fishes. Prog. Rep. for 1973. Ichthyological Assoc., Inc.
  • Margraf, F.J. and D.J. Danila. 1973. Bay trawl collections. In D.L. Thomas and C.B. Milstein, eds. Ecological studies in the bays and other waterways near Little Egg Inlet and in the ocean in the vicinity of the proposed site for the Atlantic Generating Station, New Jersey. Part One. Prog. Rep. for 1972. Ichthyological Assoc., Inc.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 71

Presentations: 115

 

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