Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Research Publications

Peer-reviewed publications, books, and book chapters produced from 2009 – present by members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Biology program in the School of Agriculture, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University.

*Current or former graduate student; Bold indicates a current of former Clemson faculty member or postdoc

2013 and In Press

Brooks, G.L.*, F.J. Sanders, P.D. GerardP.G.R. Jodice. 2013. Daily survival rate for nests and chicks of Least Terns (Sternula antillarum). Waterbirds 36: 1-10.

DiStefano, R.J., T.R. Black, S.S. Herleth-King, Y. Kanno, and H.T. Mattingly. 2013. Life histories of two populations of the imperiled crayfish Orconectes (Procericambarus) williamsi (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in southwestern Missouri, USA. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33: 15-24.

Giles, M.M., P.G.R. JodiceR.F. Baldwin, J. Stanton, and M. Epstein. 2013. Spring migratory pathways and migration chronology of Canada Geese wintering at the Santee NWR. Canadian Field Naturalist 127:17-25.

Hackney, A.D.*, R.F. Baldwin, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2013. Mapping risk for nest predation on a barrier island. Journal of Coastal Conservation. DOI: 10.1007/s11852-013-0260-5

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.

King, R.S., and P.H. Adler. In press. Development and evaluation of methods to measure populations of black flies (Diptera: Simuliidae) at nests of the endangered whooping crane (Grus americana). Journal of Vector Ecology.

Loeb, S. C. and E. A. Winters. 2013. Indiana bat summer maternity distribution: effects of current and future climates. Ecology and Evolution 3:103-114.

McFadden, K.W., and S. Meiri. 2013. Dwarfism in insular carnivores: a case study of the pygmy raccoon. Journal of Zoology 289: 213-221.

O’Keefe, J. M*, S. C. Loeb, P. D. Gerard, and J. D. Lanham. 2013. Effects of riparian buffer width on activity and detection of common bats in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:319-326.

Pitt, A.L.*, J.J. Tavano, R.F. Baldwin, and T.A. Waldrop. 2013. Effects of fuel reduction treatments on movement and habitat use of American toads in a southern Appalachian hardwood forest. Forest Ecology and Management.  310:289-299.

Sterling, E., K. McFadden, K. Holmes, E. Vintinner, F. Arengo, and E. Naro-Maciel. In press. Ecology and conservation of marine turtles in a Central Pacific foraging ground. Chelonian Conservation Biology.


Baldwin, R.F., S.E. Reed, B.H. McRae, D.M. Theobald, and R.W. Sutherland. 2012. Connectivity restoration in large landscapes: Modeling landscape condition and ecological flows. Ecological Restoration 30: 274-279.

Barrett, K., S.T. Samoray, B.S. Helms, and C. Guyer. 2012. Southern Two-Lined Salamander diets in urban and forested streams in western Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 11: 287-296.

Britzke, E. R., S. C. Loeb, K. A. Hobson, C. S. Romanek, and M. J. Vonhof.  2012.  Variation in catchment areas of Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) hibernacula inferred from stable hydrogen (δ2H) isotope analysis. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90:1243-1250.

Calhoun, A.J.K., M.K. Gahl, and R.F. Baldwin. 2012. Northeastern seasonal woodland pools. Pages 135-148 in: D. Batzer and A. Baldwin, eds. Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

Howard, J.H.*, R.F. Baldwin, and B.B. Brown. 2012. Exploratory analysis for complex-life-cycle amphibians: revealing complex forest-reproductive effort relationships using redundancy analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 270: 175-182.

Johnson, A.R. 2012. Avoiding environmental catastrophes: varieties of principled precaution. Ecology and Society 17(3): 9.

Kanno, Y., W.T. Russ *, C.J. Sutherland, and S.B. Cook. 2012. Prioritizing aquatic conservation areas using spatial patterns and partitioning of fish community diversity in a near-natural temperate basin. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22: 799-812.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, K.E. Holsinger, and B.H. Letcher. 2012. Estimating size-specific brook trout abundance in continuously sampled headwater streams using Bayesian mixed models with zero inflation and overdispersion. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 404-419.

Kanno, Y., C.U. Schmidt *, S.B. Cook, and H.T. Mattingly. 2012. Variation in microhabitat use of the threatened spotfin chub (Erimonax monachus) among stream sites and seasons. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 21: 363-374.

Leonard, P.B.*, R.F. Baldwin, J.A. Homyack, and T.B. Wigley. 2012. Remote detection of small wetlands in the Atlantic coastal plain of North America: local relief models, ground validation, and high-throughput computing. Forest Ecology and Management 284: 107-115.

Liao, W.B., Q.G. Wu, and K. Barrett. 2012. Evolution of sexual dimorphism in the forelimb muscles of Andrew’s Toad (Bufo andrewsi) in response to putative sexual selection. Animal Biology 62: 83-93.

Loeb, S. C., S. L. Reid, and D. J. Lipscomb.  2012.  Habitat and landscape correlates of southern flying squirrel use of red-cockaded woodpecker clusters. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1509-1518.

Milanovich, J.R., W.E. Peterman, K. Barrett, and M.E. Hopton. 2012. Do species distribution models predict species richness in urban and natural green spaces? An amphibian case study. Landscape and Urban Planning. 107: 409-418.

Moore, L.J*, L. Fuentes*, J.H. Rodgers, Jr., W.W. BowermanG.K. Yarrow, W.Y. ChaoW.C. Bridges. 2012. Relative toxicity of the components of the original formulation of Roundup® to five North American anurans. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 78: 128-133.

Noss, R.F., A. Dobson, R. Baldwin, P. Beier, C. Davis, D. DellaSala, J. Francis, H. Locke, K. Nowak, R.R. Lopez, C. Reining, S. Trombulak, and G. Tabor. 2012. Bolder thinking for conservation. Conservation Biology 26: 1-4.

Peterson, M. N., B. Hartis, S. L. Rodriguez, and M. Green. 2012. Opinions from the front lines of cat colony management conflict. PLoS ONE, 7(9): e44616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0044606.

Peterson, M. N. and S. L. Rodriguez. 2012. Human dimensions of wildlife management. In N. J. Silvo (Ed.), The Wildlife Techniques Manual: Management, 7th Edition (Vol 2, pgs 1-20). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Rodriguez, S. L., M. N. Peterson, F. W. Cubbage, H. D. Bondell, E. O. Sills. 2012. Private landowner interest in market-based incentive programs for endangered species habitat conservation. Wildlife Society Bulletin, doi:10.1002/wsb.159.

Surasinghe, T.D.*, J.R. Courter*, R.F. Baldwin, and R.J. Johnson. 2012. Use of threat analysis to assess the effects of land development on biodiversity in a Blue Ridge-Piedmont landscape. Journal of Conservation Planning 8: 1-11.

Trombulak, S.C., R.F. Baldwin, J.J. Lawler, J. Cymerman-Hepinstall, and M.A. Anderson. 2012. The Northern Appalachian/Acadian Ecoregion, North America. Pages 227-239 in: J.A. Hilty, C.C. Chester, and M.S. Cross, eds. Climate and Conservation: Landscape and Seascape Science, Planning, and Action. Island Press.

Vander Pol, S.S., D.W. Anderson, P.G.R. Jodice, and 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.

Zelt, J., J. Courter*, A. Arab, R. Johnson, and S. Droege. 2012. Reviving a legacy citizen science project to illuminate shifts in bird phenology. International Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1155/2012/710710


Baldwin, R.F., R.B. Powell, and S. R. Kellert. 2011. Habitat as architecture:  integrating conservation planning with human health. Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment 40: 322-327.

Beier, P., W. Spencer, R.F. Baldwin, and B. McCrae. 2011. Toward best practices for developing regional connectivity maps. Conservation Biology 25: 879-892.

Brown, M.B., M.E. Burbach, J. Dinan, R.J. Held, R.J. Johnson, J.G. Jorgensen, J. Lackey, J.F. Marcus, G.S. Matkin, and C.M. Thody. 2011. Nebraska’s Tern and Plover Conservation Partnership – a model for sustainable conservation of threatened and endangered species. Wader Study Group Bulletin 118: 22-25.

Colbert, N., R.F. Baldwin, and R. Thiet. 2011. A developer-initiated conservation plan for pool-breeding amphibians in Maine, USA: a case study. Journal of Conservation Planning 7: 27-38.

Dalrymple, C. J., M. N. Peterson, H. D. Bondell, S. L. Rodriguez, J. Fortney, D. T. Cobb, and E. O. Sills. 2011. Understanding Angler and Hunter Annual Spending in North Carolina. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 64:88-94.

Fuentes, L.* L.J. Moore*, J.H. Rodgers, W.W. BowermanG.K. Yarrow, and W.Y. Chao. 2011. Comparative toxicity of the two glyphosate formulations (original formulation of Roundup® and Roundup WeatherMAX®) to six North American larval anurans. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 30: 2756-2761.

Jodice, P.G.R., L.C. Wickliffe*, and E.B. Sachs*. 2011. Seabird use of discards from a nearshore shrimp fishery in the South Atlantic Bight, USA. Marine Biology 158: 2289-2298.

Johnson R.J., J.A. Jedlicka, J.E. Quinn, and J.R. Brandle. 2011. Global perspectives on birds in agricultural landscapes. Pages 55-140 in: W.B. Campbell and S.L. Ortiz, eds. Issues in agroecology – present status and future prospectus, Volume 1, Integrating Agriculture, Conservation and Ecotourism: Examples from the Field. Springer.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and B.H. Letcher. 2011. Fine-scale population structure and riverscape genetics of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) distributed continuously along headwater channel networks. Molecular Ecology 20: 3711-3729.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and B.H. Letcher. 2011. Sibship reconstruction for inferring mating systems, dispersal and effective population size in headwater brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) populations. Conservation Genetics 12: 619-628.

Pai, M.*, R. Bruner, D.H. Schlafer, G. Yarrow, C.A. Yoder, and L.A. Miller. 2011. Immunocontraception in Eastern Gray Squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis): Morphological changes in reproductive organs. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 42: 718-722.

Pitt, A., R. Baldwin, D. Lipscomb, B. BrownJ. Hawley*, C. Allard*, and P. Leonard*. 2011. The missing wetlands: using local ecological knowledge to find cryptic ecosystems. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 51-63.

Pitt, A.L.C.M. Allard*, J.E. Hawley*, R.F. Baldwin, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt). Necrophilia and cannibalism. Herpetological Review 42: 258.

Pitt, A.L.J.E. Hawley*, C.M. Allard*R.F. Baldwin, and B.L. Brown. 2011. Notophthalmus viridescens (Eastern Newt)Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog). Predation. Herpetological Review 42: 263.

Quinn, J.E., J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson, and A.J. Tyre. 2011. Application of detectability in the use of indicator species: A case study with birds. Ecological Indicators 11: 1413-1418.

Yarrow, G.K. 2011. Managing forest for recreational opportunities. Pages 349-372 in: D.H. Gjerstad, K. McNabb, R. Oates, S.J. Hudson, and B. Estes, eds. Managing Forests on Private Lands in Alabama and the Southeast. Sweetwater Press, Birmingham, AL.


Baldwin, R.F. 2010. Identifying keystone threats to biodiversity. Pages 17-32 in: S.C. Trombulak and R.F. Baldwin, eds. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Baldwin, R.F., and S.C. Trombulak. 2010. Introduction: creating a context for landscape-scale conservation planning. Pages 1-15 in: S.C. Trombulak and R.F. Baldwin, eds. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Baldwin, R.F., R.M. Perkl, S.C. Trombulak, and W.T. Burwell. 2010. Modeling ecoregional connectivity. Pages 349-367 in: S.C. Trombulak and R.F. Baldwin, eds. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Barrett, K., B. Helms, S.T. Samoray, and C. Guyer. 2010. Growth patterns of a stream vertebrate differ between urban and forested catchmentsFreshwater Biology 55: 1628-1635.

Barrett, K., B.S. Helms, C. Guyer, and J.E. Schoonover. 2010. Linking process to pattern: causes of stream-breeding amphibian decline in urbanized watersheds. Biological Conservation 143: 1998-2005.

Barrett, K., C. Guyer, and D. Watson. 2010. Water from urban streams slows growth and speeds metamorphosis in Fowler’s Toad (Bufo fowleri) larvae. Journal of Herpetology 44: 297-300.

Beecher, L.E. and R.P. Romaire. 2010. Evaluation of Baits for Harvesting Procambarid Crawfishes with Emphasis on Bait Type and Bait Quantity. Journal of Shellfish Research 29: 1-6.

Eggert, L.M.F.*, P.G.R. Jodice, and K.M. O’Reilly. 2010. Stress response of Brown Pelican nestlings to ectoparasite infestation. General and Comparative Endocrinology 166: 33-38.

Hand, C.*, F. Sanders, and 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.

Jodice, P.G.R., and R.M. Suryan. 2010. The transboundary nature of seabird ecology. Pages 139-165 in: S.C. Trombulak and R.F. Baldwin, eds. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Johnson, A.R., and S.J. Turner. 2010. Relevance of spatial and temporal scales to ecological risk assessment. Pages 55-74 in: L.A. Kapustka and W.G. Landis, eds. Environmental Risk Assessment and Management from a Landscape Perspective. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.

Kanno, Y., and J.C. Vokoun. 2010. Evaluating effects of water withdrawals and impoundments on fish assemblages in southern New England streams, USA. Fisheries Management and Ecology 17: 272-283.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, and M. Beauchene. 2010. Development of dual fish multi-metric indices of biological condition for streams with characteristic thermal gradients and low species richness. Ecological Indicators 10: 565-571.

Lipscomb, D.J., and R.F. Baldwin. 2010. Geoprocessing solutions developed while calculating Human Footprint™ statistics for zones representing protected areas and adjacent lands at the continent scale. Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences 2: 72-78.

McFadden, K.W., D. Garcia-Vasco, A.D. Cuaron, D. Valenzuela-Galvan, R.A. Medellin, and M.E. Gompper. 2010. Vulnerable island carnivores: the endangered endemic dwarf procyonids from Cozumel Island. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 491-502.

Meehan, K.*, and 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.

Romaire, R.P. and L.E. Beecher. 2010. Evaluation of a Rotational Trapping Strategy in Procambarid Crayfish Aquaculture. Freshwater Crayfish 17:61-65.

Thibault, J.*, F. Sanders, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Parental attendance and brood success in American Oystercatchers. Waterbirds 33: 511-517.

Trombulak, S.C., and R.F. Baldwin, editors. 2010. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Trombulak, S.C., R.F. Baldwin, and G. Woolmer. 2010. The Human Footprint as a conservation planning tool. Pages 281-301 in: S.C. Trombulak and R.F. Baldwin, eds. Landscape-scale Conservation Planning. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY.

Wickliffe, L.C.*, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2010. Abundance of nearshore seabirds at shrimp trawlers in South Carolina. Marine Ornithology 38: 31-39.


Baldwin, R.F., and P.G. deMaynadier. 2009. Assessing threats to pool-breeding amphibian habitat in an urbanizing landscape. Biological Conservation 142: 1628-1638.

Baldwin, R.F., S.C. Trombulak, and E.D. Baldwin. 2009. Assessing risk of large-scale habitat conversion in lightly settled landscapes. Landscape and Urban Planning 91: 219-225.

Cuaron, A., D. Valenzuela-Galvan, D. Garcia-Vasco, M.E. Copa, S. Bautista, H. Mena, D. Martinez-Godinez, C. Gonzalez-Baca, L.A. Bojorquez-Tapia, L. Barraza, P.C. de Grammont, F. Galindo-Maldonado, M.A. Martinez-Morales, E. Vazquez-Dominguez, E. Andresen, J. Benitez-Malvido, D. Perez-Salicrup, K.W. McFadden, and M.E. Gompper. 2009. Conservation of the endemic dwarf carnivores of Cozumel Island, Mexico. Small Carnivore Conservation 41: 15-21.

Friebel, B.A.*, and 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.

Kanno, Y., J.C. Vokoun, D.D. Dauwalter, R.M. Hughes, A.T. Herlihy, T.R. Maret, and T.M. Patton. 2009. Influence of rare species on electrofishing distance when estimating species richness of stream and river reaches. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138: 1240-1251.

McFadden, K.W., and C. Barnes2009. The implementation of an ecosystem approach to management within a federal government agency. Marine Policy 33: 156-163.

Puckett, H. L., J.R. Brandle, R.J. Johnson, and E.E. Blankenship. 2009. Avian foraging patterns in crop field edges adjacent to woody habitat. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 131: 9-15.

Sachs, E.B.*, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2009. Behavior of parent and nestling Brown Pelicans during early brood-rearing. Waterbirds 32: 276-281.

Thody, C.M., R.J. Held, R.J. Johnson, J.F. Marcus, and M. Bomberger-Brown. 2009. Grassroots conservation: Volunteers contribute to threatened and endangered species projects and foster a supportive public. Journal of Extension 47: 1-9.