Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: West Virginia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

West Virginia Project

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) Ecology and Management on High Elevation Grazing Allotments, Monongahela National Forest, WV

July 2008 - December 2015


Participating Agencies

  • US Geological Survey - CRU
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Monongahela National Forest

We examined GWWA ecology under different management scenarios to provide land managers with better information to optimize habitat for this species.

Research Publications Publication Date
Aldinger, K.R., T.M. Terhune, P.B. Wood, D.A. Buehler, M.H. Bakermans, J.L. Confer, D.J. Flaspohler, J.L. Larkin, J.P. Loegering, K.L. Percy, A.M. Roth, and C.G. Smalling. 2015. Variables associated with nest survival of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) among vegetation communities commonly used for nesting. Avian Conservation and Ecology 10(1): 6. April 2015
Aldinger, K.R. and P.B. Wood. 2015. Variables associated with detection probability, detection latency, and behavioral responses of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera). Condor 117:364-375 June 2015
Aldinger, K. and P.B. Wood. 2014. Reproductive success and habitat characteristics of Golden-winged Warblers in high-elevation pasturelands. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 126(2):279-287. July 2014
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Aldinger, K.R. August 2018. Ecology and Management of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) and associated avian species in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. PhD Dissertation, West Virginia University, Morgantown. August 2018
Aldinger, K. 2010. Playback Surveys and Breeding Habitat Characteristics of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) on High-Elevation Pasturelands on the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. MS Thesis, WVU. 108pp. URL: August 2010