Ph.D. Wildlife Science
Oregon State University 1999
M.S. Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
University of Florida 1990
B.S. Wildlife Management
University of Maine 1983
Foundations of Ecology
I am a Wildlife Research Biologist with the South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. As such I focus primarily on graduate education and research through graduate students. My current research is focused primarily on the ecology and conservation of seabirds and shorebirds. In November 2015 I was elected Chair of the World Seabird Union and will serve a 5 year term as such.
My research is focused on three primary areas: (1) breeding and foraging ecology of seabirds and shorebirds, (2) wildlife conservation physiology, and (3) wildlife ecology in urban and natural systems. I have conducted research and monitoring programs in a variety of marine and terrestrial ecosystems and have studied both avian and mammalian populations. All of my research has been driven by management and conservation issues, although the results are often of both an applied and basic nature.
My current and prior work has emphasized wildlife conservation with emphases in marine ornithology, avian ecology, reproductive energetics, foraging ecology, survey design and methodology, and urban ecology.
* = graduate student advisee
Jodice, P.G.R., R.A. Ronconi, E. Rupp, G.E. Wallace, Y. Satge. 2016. First satellite tracks of the endangered Black-capped Petrel. Endangered Species Research 29:23-33. doi: 10.3354/esr00697
Ferguson, L.M.*, T.M. Norton, C. Cray, M. Olivia, P.G.R. Jodice. 2014. Health assessments of brown pelican nestlings from colonies in South Carolina and Georgia. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 45:835-845.
Jodice, P.G.R., J.M. Thibault*, S.A. Collins*, M. Spinks, F.J. Sanders. 2014. Reproductive ecology of American Oystercatchers nesting on shell rakes. Condor 116:588-598.
Lucas, J.S.*, S.C. Loeb, P.G.R. Jodice. 2015. Roost selection by Rafinesque’s big-eared bats (Corynorhinus rafinesquii) in optimal habitat. Acta Chiropterologica 17:131-141.
Brooks, G.L.*, F.J. Sanders, P.D. Gerard, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2014. Daily survival rates for nests of Black Skimmers from a core breeding area of the Southeastern USA. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126:443-450.
Carlson-Bremer, D., T.M. Norton, F.J. Sanders, B. Winn, M. Spinks, B.A. Glatt, L. Mazzaro, P.G.R. Jodice, T. Chen, E.S. Dierenfeld. 2014. Circulating fat-soluble vitamin concentrations and nutrient composition of aquatic prey eaten by American Oystercatchers in the southeastern United States. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery 28:216-224.
Hackney, A., R. Baldwin, P.G.R. Jodice. 2013. Mapping risk for nest predation on a barrier island. Journal of Coastal Conservation 17:615-621.
Giles, M.M.*, R.F. Baldwin, J. Stanton, M. Epstein, P.G.R. Jodice. 2013. Spring migratory pathways and migration chronology of Canada Geese wintering at the Santee NWR. Canadian Field Naturalist 127: 17-25.
Brooks, G.L.*, F.J. Sanders, P.D. Gerard, P.G.R. Jodice. 2013. Daily survival rate for nests and chicks of Least Terns (Sternula antillarum). Waterbirds 36:1-10.
Jodice, P.G.R., J. Tavano, W. Mackin. 2013. Chapter 8: Marine and coastal birds and bats. Pages 475-587 In: Michel, J. (ed.). South Atlantic information resources: data search and literature synthesis. U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM 2013-01157.
Vander Pol, S.S., D.W. Anderson, P.G.R. Jodice, J.E. Stuckey. 2012. East versus west: organic contaminant differences in Brown Pelican eggs from South Carolina, USA and the Gulf of California, Mexico. Science and the Total Environment 438: 527-532.
Jodice, P.G.R., L.C. Wickliffe*, E.B. Sachs*. 2011. Seabird use of discards from a nearshore shrimp fishery in the South Atlantic Bight, USA. Marine Biology 158:2289-2298.
Jodice, P.G.R., R.M. Suryan. 2010. The transboundary nature of seabird ecology. Pages 139-165 In Landscape Scale Conservation Planning (S. Trombulak and R. Baldwin, eds.). Springer.
Hand, C.*, F. Sanders, P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Foraging proficiency during the nonbreeding season in a specialized forager: Are juvenile American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) 'bumble-beaks'* compared to adults? Condor 112:670-675.
Thibault, J.*, F. Sanders, P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Parental attendance and brood success in American Oystercatchers. Waterbirds 33:511-517.
Wickliffe, L.C.*, P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Abundance of nearshore seabirds at shrimp trawlers in South Carolina. Marine Ornithology 38:31-39.
Meehan, K.*, P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Landscape scale correlates of fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) presence on golf courses in coastal South Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 9:573-586.
Eggert, L.M.F. *, P.G.R. Jodice, K.M. O’Reilly. 2010. Stress response of Brown Pelican nestlings to ectoparasite infestation. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 166: 33-38.
Sachs, E.B.*, P.G.R. Jodice. 2009. Behavior of parent and nestling Brown Pelicans during early brood-rearing. Waterbirds 32:276-281.
Peden-Adams, M.M., J.E. Stuckey, K. Gaworecki, J. Berger-Ritchie, K. Bryant, P.G.R. Jodice, T.R. Scott, S. Boone, W.D. McGuinn, J.C. DeWitt, D.E. Keil. 2009. Developmental toxicity in white leghorn chickens following in ovo exposure of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). Reproductive Toxicology 27:307-318.
Friebel, B.A.*, P.G.R. Jodice. 2009. Home range and habitat use of wild hogs in the Congaree National Park, South Carolina. Human-Wildlife Conflicts 3:49-63.
Jodice, P.G.R., D.D. Roby, K.R. Turco, R.M. Suryan, D.B. Irons, J.F. Piatt, M.T. Shultz, D.G. Roseneau, A.B. Kettle. 2008. Growth rates of Black- legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla chicks in relation to delivery rate, size and energy density of meals. Marine Ornithology 36:107-114.
Eggert, L.M.F.*, P.G.R. Jodice. 2008. Growth of Brown Pelican nestlings exposed to sublethal levels of soft tick infestation. Condor 110:134-142.