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 conservation and ecology of seabirds and shorebirds, and wildlife conservation physiology. 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
Fallon, J.A., E.P. Smith. N. Shoch, J.D. Paruk, E.A. Adams, D.C. Evers, P.G.R. Jodice, W.A. Hopkins. 2020. Ultraviolet-assisted oiling assessment improves detection of oiled birds experiencing clinical signs of hemolytic anemia exposed to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Ecotoxicology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-020-02255-8
Ramos, R., V.H. Paiva, Z. Zajkova, C. Precheur, A.I. Fagundes, P.G.R. Jodice, W. Mackin, V. Neves, F. Zino, V. Bretagnolle, J. Gonzalez-Solis. 2020. Spatial ecology of closely related taxa: the case of the little shearwater complex in the North Atlantic Ocean. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society XX 1-21.
Wilkinson, B.P.*, A.M. Haynes-Sutton, L. Meggs, and P.G.R Jodice. Accepted. High spatial fidelity among foraging trips of Masked Boobies from Pedro Bank, Jamaica. PLoOS ONE 15(4): e0231654. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231654
Lamb, J.S.*, Y.G. Satgé^, R.A. Streker*, P.G.R Jodice. Ecological drivers of Brown Pelican movement patterns, health, and reproductive success in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, New Orleans, LA. OCS Study BOEM-2020-036. 232 pp.
Ndu, U., J.S. Lamb, S. Janssen, R. Rossi, Y. Satgé, and P.G.R Jodice. 2020. Mercury, cadmium, copper, arsenic, and selenium measurements in the feathers of adult Eastern Brown Pelicans and chicks in multiple breeding grounds in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Research Letters 192, 286.
Zaluski, S., L.M. Soanes, J.A. Bright, A. George, P.G.R. Jodice, K. Meyer, N. Woodfield-Pascoe, J.A. Green. 2020. Potential threats facing a globally important population of the Magnificent Frigatebird. Tropical Zoology 32: 188-201. /doi/full/10.1080/03946975.2019.1682352.
Lamb, J.S.*, Y.G. Satgé^, P.G.R. Jodice. 2020. Seasonal variation in environmental and behavioral drivers of annual-cycle habitat selection in a nearshore seabird. Diversity and Distributions. doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13015
Wilkinson, B.P.*, Y.G. Satgé^, J.S. Lamb, P.G.R. Jodice. 2019. Tropical cyclones alter short-term activity patterns of a coastal seabird. Movement Ecology 7:30. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40462-019-0178-0
Lawson, A.J.*, C.T. Moore, T.R. Rainwater, F.M. Nilsen, P.M. Wilkinson, R.H. Lowers, L. J. Guillette Jr., K.W. McFadden, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2019. Non-linear patterns in mercury bioaccumulation patterns in American alligators are a function of predicted age. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.oprg/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135103
Jodice, P.G.R., E.M. Adams, J.S. Lamb, Y. Satgé^, J.S. Gleason. 2019. Strategic Bird Monitoring Guidelines for the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Seabirds. Pages 133 – 172. In Wilson et al. (eds.). Strategic Bird Monitoring Guidelines for the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Extension Research Bulletin 1228, Mississippi State University.
Ottinger, M.A., T. Maness, J.K. Grace, R. Wilson, P.G.R. Jodice. 2019. Strategic Avian Monitoring Plan for the Gulf of Mexico: Avian Health Assessments. In Wilson et al. (eds.). Strategic Bird Monitoring Guidelines for the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Extension Research Bulletin 1228, Mississippi State University.
Ferguson, L.M., Satgé^, J. Tavano^, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2018. Seabird colony registry and atlas for the Southeastern U.S. Final Report for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Clemson, SC.
Lamb, J.S.*, C.V. Fiorello, Y.G. Satgé^, K. Mills-Parker, M. Ziccardi, P.G.R. Jodice. 2018. Movement patterns of California brown pelicans following oiling and rehabilitation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 131:22-31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.03.043
Loeb, S.C., P.G.R. Jodice. 2018. Activity of southeastern bats along sandstone cliffs used for rock climbing. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 9:255-265; e1944-687x. https://doi.org/10.3996/032017-JFWM-020
Lamb, J.S.*, D.J. Newstead, L.M. Koczur, B.M. Ballard, C.M. Green, P.G.R. Jodice. 2018. A bridge between oceans: Overland migration of marine birds in a wind energy corridor. Journal of Avian Biology e01474 doi: 10.1111/jav.01474
Fallon, J.A., E.P. Smith. N. Shoch, J.D. Paruk, E.A. Adams, D.C. Evers, P.G.R. Jodice, C. Perkins, S. Shulte, W.A. Hopkins. Accepted. Hematological indices of physiological injury to lightly oiled birds from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.3983
Lamb, J.S.*, Y.G. Satge^, P.G.R. Jodice. 2017. Diet composition and provisioning rates of nestlings determine reproductive success in a subtropical seabird. Marine Ecology Progress Series 581:149-164. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12301
Lamb, J.S.*, Y.G. Satge^, P.G.R. Jodice. 2017. Influence of density-dependent competition on foraging and migratory behavior of a subtropical colonial seabird. Ecology and Evolution 2017;00:1â€“13. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3216
Poli, C.L.*, A-L. Harrison, A. Vallarino, P.D. Gerard, Jodice, P.G.R. 2017. Dynamic oceanography predicts fine scale foraging behavior of Masked Boobies in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS ONE 12(6): e0178318. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178318
Zinsser, E.*, F.J. Sanders, P. Gerard, P.G.R. Jodice. 2017. Daily survival rate and habitat characteristics of nests of Wilsonâ€™s Plover. Southeastern Naturalist 16:149-156.
Ramos, R., N. Carlile, J. Madeiros, I. Ramirez, V. Paiva, H. Dinis, F. Zino, M. Biscoito, G. Leal, L. Bugoni, P.G.R. Jodice, P.G. Ryan, J. Gonzalez-Solis. 2017. It is the time for oceanic seabirds: tracking year-round distribution of gadfly petrels across the Atlantic Ocean. Diversity and Distributions. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.12569
Haney, J.C., P.G.R. Jodice, W.A. Montevecchi, D.C. Evers. 2017. Challenges to oil spill assessment for seabirds in the deep ocean. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. doi:10.1007/s00244-016-0355-8
Lamb, J.S.*, K.M. Oâ€™Reilly, P.G.R. Jodice. 2016. Physical condition and stress levels during early development reflect feeding rates and predict pre- and post-fledging survival in a nearshore seabird. Conservation Physiology 4 (1): cow060. doi: 10.1093/conphys/cow060
Lamb, J.S.*, Y.G. Satge^, C.V. Fiorello, P.G.R. Jodice. 2016. Behavioral and reproductive effects of bird-borne data logger attachment on Brown Pelicans on three temporal scales. Journal of Ornithology. doi:10.1007/s10336-016-1418-3
Collins, S.A.*, F.J. Sanders, P.G.R. Jodice. 2016. Assessing conservation tools for an at-risk shorebird: Feasibility of headstarting for American Oystercatchers. Bird Conservation International 26: 451-465.
Jodice, P.G.R., R.A. Ronconi, E. Rupp, G.E. Wallace, Y. Satge. 2015. 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 Rafinesqueâ€™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. Oâ€™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.
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World Seabird Union