Dr. Patrick Jodice

Unit Leader, USGS SC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Patrick JodiceEmail: pjodice@clemson.edu
Office: (864)656-6190

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. Oregon State University, Wildlife Science - 1998
M.S. University of Florida, Forest Resources & Conserv. - 1990
B.S. University of Maine, Wildlife Management - 1983

Research interest:
My research is focused on applied wildlife ecology and conservation, although the results are often of both an applied and basic nature. My current and prior work has emphasized wildlife conservation with emphases in avian ecology, reproductive energetics, foraging ecology, marine ornithology, survey design and methodology, and urban ecology. Current research includes (1) Conservation and physiological ecology of seabirds, (2) Reproductive success of seabirds and shorebirds in relation to predation and environmental factors, and (3) Large-scale movement patterns of seabirds in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. Our lab is currently engaged in research in South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and internationally in The Bahamas, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, and St. Eustatius

(* indicates graduate student advisee)
Hackney, A., R. Baldwin, 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. Journal of Coastal Conservation.

Giles, M.M.*, P.G.R. Jodice, R.F. Baldwin, J. Stanton, M. Epstein. 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, 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.

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., and R.M. Suryan. 2010. The transboundary nature of seabird ecology. Pages 139-165 In Landscape Scale Conservation Planning (R. Baldwin and S. Trembulak, eds.). Springer Verlag.

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. 2009. Stress response of Brown Pelican nestlings to ectoparasite infestation. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 166: 33-38.

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

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.

Jodice, P.G.R., T.M. Murphy, F. J. Sanders, L. Ferguson*. 2007. Longterm Trends in Nest Counts of Colonial Nesting Seabirds in South Carolina, USA. Waterbirds 30:40-51.

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, J.A. Anthony. 2006. Assessing the nutritional stress hypothesis: the relative influence of diet quantity and quality on seabird productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 325:267-279.

Jodice, P.G.R., D.D. Roby, R. Suryan, D.B. Irons, K.R. Turco, E.D. Brown, J.F. Thedinga, G.H. Visser. 2006. Increased energy expenditure by a seabird in response to higher food abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 306:283-293.

Professional society activity:
Member, Board of Directors, World Seabird Union (2013-present)
Chair, Science Program, First World Seabird Conference (2009-2010)
Chair, Pacific Seabird Group (2010-2012)
Executive Council, Waterbird Society (2008-present)

Ecological Energetics (WFB 861)
Wildlife Health (WFB 861)
Foundations of Ecology (WFB 861)