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

Staff Member


Jesse De La Cruz

PhD
Email: jdelacruz@vt.edu

Research Publications Publication Date
S.M. Deeley, W.M. Ford, N. Kalen, S. R. Freeze, M. St. Germain, M. Muthersbaugh, E.L. Barr, A.B. Kniowski, A. Silvis and J. De La Cruz. 2022. Relating echolocation call data with reproduction data in mid-Atlantic bats. Diversity 14, 319. doi.org/10.3390/d14050319 April 2022
Moran, M.L., W. Boyd, J.L. De La Cruz, A.S. Bertke and W.M. Ford. 2023. Oral Sampling of Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) Maternity Colonies for SARS-CoV-2 in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, USA. Animals 2023, 13, 550. doi.org/10.3390/ani13040550 February 2023
De La Cruz, J.L., W.M. Ford, S.C. Jones, J.B. Johnson and A. Silvis. 2023. Distribution of Summer Habitat for the Indiana Bat on the Monongahela National Forest. West Virginia Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 10:125–134. March 2023
De La Cruz, J.L., W.M. Ford, S.C. Jones, J.B. Johnson and A. Silvis. 2023. Distribution of Northern Long-eared Bat Summer Habitat on the Monongahela National Forest, West Virginia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 10:114–124. March 2023
De La Cruz, J.L. M.C. True, H. Taylor, D.C. Brown, and W.M. Ford. 2022. Unique land cover classification to assess day-roost habitat selection of northern long-eared bats on the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, USA. Forests 13(5), 792. doi.org/10.3390/f13050792 June 2022
Ford, W.M., C.A. Diggins, J. De La Cruz and A. Silvis. 2022. Distribution Probability of the Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel in the High Allegheny Mountains. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 9:168-175 March 2022
Project Completion Date
Post WNS bat ecology in the eastern United States December 2024
Presentations Presentation Date
Moran, M.L., A.S. Litterer, J.L. De La Cruz, and W.M. Ford. 2024. Relative activity of little brown bats (Myotis lucifugus) along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. 34th Colloquium of Conservation of Mammals in the Southeast. Hilton Head, SC. Feb. 16. February 2024
K.M. Gorman, S. Hoff, A.M. Sandercock, J. De La Cruz, S.R. Freeze, S.M. Deeley, N.J. Kalen, L. Johnson, L. Olson, D. O'Dell and W.M. Ford. 2022. Northern long-eared bat roosts and population structure along the Eastern Seaboard. 101st Annual Meeting of the Society of American Mammalogists, Tuscon, AZ. June 17-21. June 2022
Jesse L. Delacruz, J.L. R. L. Ward, E.S. Schroder, W. M. Ford, E. Barr and T. Nocera. 2018. Post-WNS Northern Long-eared Bat Day-roosts in a Residual Population.28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. March 2018
Hoff, S., K.M. Gorman, A.M. Sandercock, J.A. Holliday, E.M. Hallerman, K.L. Parise, J.T. Foster, N. Kalen, J. De La Cruz, S.R. Freeze, S.M. Deeley, L. Johnson, E. Olson, C.J. Herzog, D. Brown, P. Roby and W.M. Ford. 2022. Post-white nose syndrome population structure of northern long-eared bats in the eastern United States. 2022 Northeast Bat Working Group, Manchester NH, January 12-14. January 2022
Gorman, K.M., S. Hoff, A.M. Sandercock, J. De La Cruz, S.R. Freeze, D. O'Dell, L. Olsen, S.M. Deeley, N. Kalen, L. Johnson and W.M. Ford. 2022. Northern long-eared bats along the Eastern Seaboard. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Long Branch, NJ. April 3-5. April 2022
De La Cruz, J.L., C.R. Stearns, S.M. Webb, S.M. Deeley and W.M. Ford. An update on mid-Atlantic/Northeast Hub activities and estimates of species occupancy, detection and survey effort requirements with recommendations to support the North American Bat Monitoring Program from Maine. 2022 Northeast Bat Working Group. Manchester, NH. Jan. 12-14. January 2022
De La Cruz, J.L., C.R. Stearns, S.M. Webb, S.M. Deeley and W.M. Ford. 2022. Estimates of species occupancy, detection and resultant survey effort requirements from Maine. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Long Branch, NJ. April 3-5. April 2022
De La Cruz, J.L. and W.M. Ford.2023. Occupancy and Detection Estimates for the Endangered Northern long-eared bat in New England. 2023 Northeast Bat Working Group, Burlington, VT. Jan. 19. January 2023
De La Cruz, J., R.L. Ward, E.S. Schroder, S. Deeley, E. Barr, S.R. Freeze, N. Kalen, M. Muthersbaugh, T. Nocera, W.M. Ford and J. Sheets. 2018. Post-WNS Northern Long-eared Bat Day-roost Use in the Upper Ohio River and Mid-Atlantic. 2018 Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland OH. Oct 7-11. October 2018
De La Cruz, J., N. Kalen, E. Barr and W.M. Ford. 2020. Northern long-eared bats on the mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain of North Carolina and Virginia. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. September 2020
De La Cruz, J. and W.M. Ford. 2019. Comparison of acoustic detection probability rates and capture records of northern long-eared bats in the northeastern United States. 2019 Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting, State College PA, January 16-18. January 2019
<b>Moran, M.L.,W. Boyd, J.L. De La Cruz, A.S. Berke and W.M. Ford. 2023. ORAL SAMPLING OF NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES LITTLE BROWN BAT (MYOTIS LUCIFUGUS) FOR SARS-COV-2 BY PCR. 2023 Northeast Bat Working Group, Burlington, VT. Jan. 19, 2023</b> January 2023
<b>Jorge, M.J., M. True, S. Freeze, S. Sweeten, M.J. Cherry and W.M. Ford. 2020. Winter-day roosts of Seminole bats in north-cenral Florida: a burning question. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> February 2020
<b>Guill, M.H., J. De La Cruz, S Klopfer and W.M. Ford. 2020. Southeastern fox squirrel occupancy and habitat associations of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of Virginia. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. </b> September 2020
<b>Gorman, K.M., S.L. Hoff, A.M. Sandercock, J. De La Cruz, S.R. Freeze, S.M. Deeley, N. Kalen, L. Joh</b><b>nson, and W.M. Ford. 2022.<b> Northern long-eared bat roosts and population structure along the Eastern Seaboard.</b></b> <b>101st Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Tucson, AZ. June 17-21.</b> June 2022
<b>Deeley, S., W.M. Ford, N. Kalen, S.R. Freeze, M. St. Germain, M. Muthersbaugh, E. Barr, A.B. Kniowski, A. Silvis and J. De La Cruz. 2020. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACOUSTIC ECHOLOCATION AND REPRODUCTION DATA IN MID-ATLANTIC BATS. 2020 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Saratoga Springs, NY. January 14-18. </b> January 2020
<b>De La Cruz, J., S. Jones and W.M. Ford. 2024. Occupancy and relative abundance estimates of the endangered northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) on the Monongahela National Forest . 34th Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeast. Hilton Head, SC. Feb. 16.</b> February 2024
<b>De La Cruz, J., M. True, H. Taylor, D. Brown, G. Jordan, C. Manley, and W.M. Ford. 2020. MULTI-SCALE HABITAT SELECTION BY NORTHERN LONG-EARED BATS ON THE COASTAL PLAIN OF NORTH CAROLINA. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15. </b> February 2020
Type Citation Publication Date
Data Release Ford, W.M., Barr, E., Kalen, N., and De La Cruz, J. 2023. Point Location of Myotis septentrionalis Echolocation Passes in Eastern North Carolina and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9I75NRS. July 2023