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

Staff Member

Michael Shaw


Research Publications Publication Date
Veon, J.T., E. Lassiter, E. Johansson, M. Shaw, L. McTgue, R. Gibson, A. Massey, and B.A. DeGregorio. 2023. Influence of Human Development and Predator Abundance on Virginia Opossum Occupancy, Abundance, and Activity Patterns. Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1111/jzo.13111 | Abstract | Download August 2023
McTigue, L.E., E.V. Lassiter, M. Shaw, E. Johansson, K. Wilson, and B.A. DeGregorio. 2023. Does daily activity overlap of mesocarnivores vary with human development? PLoS One. | Abstract | Download January 2024
Project Completion Date
Eastern Spotted Skunk Surveys December 2023
Project Snapshot: USA December 2025
Presentations Presentation Date
Shaw, M.S., Roberts, C., and B.A. DeGregorio. 2022. A Habitat Suitability Model for the Plains Spotted Skunk. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Spokane, WA. November 2022
Shaw, M., C. Roberts, B. Sasse, and B.A. DeGregorio. Habitat Associations of Two Very Different Skunk Species. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Furbearer Working Group. May 2023
Shaw, M., B.A. DeGregorio, and C.R. Roberts. Plains Spotted Skunk Distribution and Habitat Associations in the Great Plains. Oral Presentation. November 2023
Shaw, M., B.A. DeGregorio, and C. Roberts. Eastern spotted skunk species distribution model across the Great Plains region. 33rd Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. March 2023
Does the Human Shield Hypothesis explains patterns of Virginia Opossum occupancy, abundance, and activity? 2022. John Veon, Ellery Lassiter, Emily Johansson, Michael Shaw, Leah McTigue, Andrhea Massey, Rylee Gibson, and Brett DeGregorio. Arkansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Conference. March 2022