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

Virginia Staff Member


Dr. William Mark Ford

Overlooking New River Valley in Virginia

Unit Leader
Phone: (540) 231 - 5927
Email: wmford@vt.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D University of Georgia 1994
  • MS Mississippi State University 1989
  • BS University of Tennessee 1987

Biography

I have been unit leader since August 2010. Prior to coming to USGS and Virginia Tech, I held R&D positions with the U.S. Army Engineer Research Development Center, the U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station and Westvaco Forest Resources.

Research Interest

Wildlife habitat interactions (forest management and prescribed fire), white-tailed deer management, ecology and management of bats, non-volant small mammals and woodland salamanders, and high-elevation/relict forest management and restoration in the Appalachians.

Research Publications Publication Date
Warrington, B.M., W.M.l Aust, S. M. Barrett, W. M. Ford, M.C. Bolding, C.A.. Dolloff and E. B. Schillingd. 2017, Forestry Best Management Practices for Roads, Stream Crossings, and Streamside Management Zones May Reduce Effects of Forest Operations on Aquatic and Riparian Fauna: A Review. Forests 8(9), 331; doi:10.3390/f8090331 2017-09-30
W. Mark Ford , Andrew M. Evans, Richard H. Odom, Jane L. Rodrigue, Christine A. Kelly, Nicole Abaid, Corinne A. Diggins and Douglas Newcomb. 2015. Predictive Habitat Models Derived from Nest-box Occupancy for the Endangered Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel in the Southern Appalachians. Endangered Species Research 27:131-140 2015-03-31
Thorne, E.D., C. Waggy, M. J. Kelly, D.S. Jachowski and W.M. Ford. 2017. Habitat Associations of Eastern Spotted Skunks in the Central and Southern Appalachians. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1042–1050 2017-07-31
Sweeten, S.E., and W.M. Ford. 2015. Effects of Microhabitat and Land Use on Stream Salamander Abundance in the Southwest Virginia Coalfields. 2nd Proceedings of Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc, Englewood, Colorado, USA. 19 p.Considerations in Energy Production (in review). | Abstract 2015-09-30
Sweeten, S.E., A. Silvis, and W.M. Ford. 2015. Seasonal Variability in Benthic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in the Southwest Virginia Coalfields. In the 2nd Proceedings of Environmental Considerations in Energy Production. Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc, Englewood, Colorado, USA. 9 p. 2015-09-30
Sweeten, S.E. and W.M. Ford. Effects of microhabitat and large-scale land use on stream salamander occupancy in the coalfields of Central Appalachia. Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment 8:129-141 2016-09-30
Sweeten, S.E. and W.M. Ford. 2016. Validation of a stream and riparian habitat assessment protocol using stream salamanders in the southwest Virginia coalfields. Journal of The American Society of Mining and Reclamation 5:45-46 | Abstract | Publisher Website 2016-06-30
St. Germain, M.J., A.B. Kniowski, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2017. Who Knew? First Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) Maternity Colony in the Coastal Plain of Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 24:N5-N10. 2017-03-31
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, and J.B. Johnson. 2013. Association, roost and social networks of Myotis septentrionalis maternity colonies. Behavioral Processes 103:283-290. | Abstract 2014-02-28
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, N.R. Beane, and J.B. Johnson. 2012 Forest succession and maternity day roost selection by Myotis septentrionalis in a mesophytic hardwood forest. International Journal of Forestry of Forestry Research. 2012:148106. 8 p. 2012-09-30
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2015. Day-roost tree selection by northern long-eared bats– What do random tree comparisons and one year of data really tell us? Global Ecology and Conservation 3:756-763 | Abstract 2015-04-30
Silvis, A., R. W. Perry and W.M. Ford. 2016. Relationships of Three Species of White-nose Syndrome-Impacted Bats to Forest Condition and Management. US Forest Service Southern Research Station General Technical Report. SRS–214, Ashville, NC. 57p 2016-08-31
Silvis, A., N. Abaid, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2016. Responses of bat social groups to roost loss: More questions than answers. pages 261-280 in: Sociality in Bats. Jorge Ortega (ed). Springer International. 301 p. | Download 2016-06-30
Silvis, A., A.B. Kniowski, S.D. Ghert, and W.M. Ford. 2014. Roosting and foraging social structure of the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) . PLos ONE 9(5):1-12 (e9637) | Abstract 2014-05-31
Schuler, T.M.; Thomas-Van Gundy, M.; Adams, M.B; Ford, W.M. 2013. Analysis of two pre-shelterwood prescribed fires in a mesic mixed-oak forest in West Virginia. In: G.W. Miller, T.M. Schuler, K.W. Gottschalk, J.R. Brooks, S.T. Grushecky, B.D. Spong and J. Rentch, eds) Proceedings of the 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; General Technical Report NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 430-446. 2013-07-31
SIlvis, A., W.M. Ford, and E.R. Britzke. 2014. Effects of hierarchical roost removal on northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) maternity colonies. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0116356. 17 p. 2014-12-31
Riedel, B.L., K.R. Russell and W.M. Ford. 2012. Physical condition, sex, and age-class of eastern red-backed salamanders (Plethodon cinereus) in forested and open habitats of West Virginia. International Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1155/2012/623730. 8 p. | Publisher Website 2012-07-31
Reynolds, R., K.E. Powers, W. Orndorff, W.M. Ford and C. Hobson. 2016, Changes in Myotis septentrionalis (Northern Long-eared Bat) Capture Rates and Demographics in Western Virginia; Pre and Post White-nose Syndrome. Northeastern Naturalist 15(1):127-137 2016-05-31
Rentch, J.S., T.M. Schuler, G.J. Nowacki, N.R. Beane and W.M. Ford. 2010. Canopy Gap Dynamics of Second-Growth Red Spruce-Northern Hardwood Stands in West Virginia. Forest Ecology and Management 260:1921-1929. 2010-10-31
Rentch, J.A., W.M. Ford, T.S. Schuler, J. Palmer and C.A. Diggins. 2014. Release of suppressed red spruce using canopy gap creation – testing applicability for ecological restoration in the Central Appalachians. Natural Areas Journal 36:29-37. 2016-01-31
Powers, K.E.., R.J. Reynolds , W. Orndorff, B. A. Hyzy, C. S. Hobson, and W. M. Ford. 2016. Monitoring the status of Gray Bats (Myotis grisescens) in Virginia, 2009-2014, and potential impacts of White-nose Syndrome. Southeastern Naturalist 15:127-137 2016-04-30
Powers, K.E., M.T. Mengak, R.R. Sherry, W.M. Ford and R.J. Reynolds. 2020. Bot Fly Parasitism of Allegheny Woodrats (Neotoma magister) in Virginia. American Midland Naturalist 184:62-72. 2020-08-31
Patriquin, K.J.,M.L. Leonard, H.G. Broders, W.M.Ford, E.R. Britzke, and A. Silvis 2016. Weather as a proximate explanation for fission-fusion dynamics in female northern long-eared bats. Animal Behaviour 122:47-57 2016-11-30
Owen, S.F., J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford, P.B Wood, and J.L. Berl. 2015. Raccoon (Procyon lotor) diurnal den use within an intensively managed forest in central West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 22:41-52 2015-06-30
Owen, S.F., J.L. Berl, J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford, and P.B. Wood. 2014. Raccoon ( Procyon lotor) Diurnal Den Use within an Intensively Managed Forest in Central West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 22:41-52 2014-10-31
Owen, S.F., J.L. Berl, J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford and P.B. Wood. 2015. Raccoon Spatial Requirements and Multi-Scale Habitat Selection within Intensively Managed Central Appalachian Forests. American Midland Naturalist 174:87-95. 2015-07-31
Oliphant, A.J., R.H. Wynne, C.E. Zipper, W.M. Ford, P.F. Donovan and J. Li. 2016. Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata) Presence and Proliferation on Former Surface Coal Mines in Eastern USA. Biological Invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-016-1271-6 17p. 2016-09-30
Odom, R.H. and W.M. Ford. 2020. Assessing the vulnerability of military installations in the coterminous United States to potential biome shifts resulting from rapid climate change. Environmental Management doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01331-3. 27 p.

2020-07-31
Nocera, T., W.M. Ford, A. Silvis and C.A. Dobony. 2020. WNS-induced temporal and spatial changes in little brown (Myotis lucifugus) acoustic activity on Fort drum Army Installation. Acta Chiropterilogica 22:135-146 2020-07-31
Nocera, T., W.M. Ford, A. Silvis and C.A. Dobony. 2019. Patterns of acoustical activity of bats prior to and 10 years after WNS. Global Ecology and Conservation. 18: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00633 2019-05-31
Nocera, T., W.M. Ford, A. Silvis and C.A. Dobony. 2019. Let’s Agree To Disagree: Comparing Auto-Acoustic Identification Programs for Northeastern Bats. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 10:346-361. 2019-12-31
Nareff, G.E., P.B. Wood, D.J. Brown, T. Fearer, J.L. Larkin, and W.M. Ford. Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea) response to operational silviculture in the central Appalachian region. Forest Ecology and Management 448:409-423, 2019-06-30
Muthersbaugh, M.S., W.M. Ford, A. Silvis and K.E. Powers. 2019. Activity patterns of cave-dwelling bat species during pre-hibernation swarming and post-hibernation emergence in the central Appalachians. Diversity 2019, 11, 159; doi:10.3390/d11090159 2019-09-30
Muthersbaugh MS, Ford WM, Powers KE, Silvis A. 2019. Activity patterns of bats during the fall and spring along ridgelines in the central Appalachians. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 10(1):180–195; e1944-687X. https://doi.org/10.3996/082018-JFWM-072 2019-06-30
Moser, A., C.A. Diggins, and W.M. Ford. 2017. High-elevation Observations of Long-tailed Weasel and Eastern Chipmunk in North Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 16(2):N40-N42 2017-10-31
Lane, V.R., R.P. Simmons, K.J. Brunjes, J.C. Kilgo, T.B. Harrington, R.F. Daniels, W.M. Ford and K.V. Miller. 2013. Effects of precommercial thinning and midstory control on avian and small mammal communities during longleaf pine savanna restoration. Pages 478-488 in A.G. Kelly, K.F. Conner and J.D Haywood (Eds). Proceedings of the 17th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report SRS-203. Asheville NC. 551 p. | Abstract | Publisher Website 2013-10-31
Kolodzinski, J.J., L.V. Tannebaum, D.A. Osborn, M.C. Conner, W.M. Ford and K.V. Miller. 2010. Effects of GPS sampling intensity on home range analyses. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:13-17. 2010-10-31
Kniowski, A.B. and W.M. Ford. 2018. Spatial Patterns of White-tailed Deer Herbivory in the Central Appalachian Mountains. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.190:248 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-018-6627-1* 2018-06-30
Karen E. Powers , Richard J. Reynolds , Wil Orndorff, W. Mark Ford. 2015. Post-White-nose Syndrome Trends in Virginia’s Cave Bats, 2008-2013 Journal of Ecology and Natural Environment 6:56-64 | Abstract 2015-04-30
K, R. Mahoney, K. R. Russell, W. M.Ford , J.L. Rodrigue, J.D. Riddle, T.M. Schuler and M.B. Adams. 2015. Woodland salamander responses to a shelterwood harvest-prescribed burn silvicultural treatment within Appalachian mixed-oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 359:277-285 | Abstract 2016-01-31
Johnson, J.B., W.M. Ford, J.W. Edwards, J.L. Rodrigue and C.L. Johnson. 2010. Indiana bat day-roosts in burned areas in the central Appalachians. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1:111-121. 2010-10-31
Johnson, J.B., W.M. Ford, J.W. Edwards and M.A. Menzel. 2010. Bat community structures within riparian areas of northwestern Georgia, USA. Folia Zoologica 59:192-202. 2010-07-31
Johnson, J.B., W.M. Ford and J.W. Edwards. 2012. Roost networks of northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) in a managed landscape. Forest Ecology and Management 2012-01-31
Johnson, J.B., W.M. Ford and J.L. Rodrigue. 2012. Effects of acoustical deterrents on foraging bats. USDA Forest USDA Forest Service Research Note NRS-129. 5 p. 2012-03-31
Johnson, J.B., M.A. Menzel, J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford and J.T. Petty 2010. Spatial and predictive foraging models for gray bats in northwest Georgia. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 64:61-67. 2010-10-31
Johnson, J.B., J.W. Edwards and W.M. Ford. 2012. Nocturnal activity patterns of northern myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) druing the maternity season in West Virginia (USA). Acta Chiropterologica 13:391-397 2012-01-31
Johnson, J.B., J.L. Rodgrigue and W.M. Ford. 2013. Nightly and yearly bat activity before and after white-nose syndrome on the Fernow Experimental Forest in West Virginia, Tucker County, USA. USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Research Paper NRS-Res Pap 24. 17 p. | Abstract 2013-11-30
Johnson, J.B., J.H. Roberts, T.L. King, J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford and D.A. Ray. 2013. Genetic Structuring of Northern Myotis (Myotis septentrionalis) at Multiple Spatial Scales. ActaTherologica. 59:223-231 2014-04-30
Jachowski, D.S., J.B. Johnson, C.A. Dobony, J.W. Edwards and W.M. Ford. 2014. Space Use and Resource Selection by Foraging Indiana Bats at Their Northern Distribution. Endangered Species Research 24:149-157 2014-06-30
Jachowski, D.S., C.T. Rota, C. Dobony, W.M. Ford and J.W. Edwards. 2016. Seeing the Forest through the Trees: Considering Roost-Site Selection at Multiple Spatial Scales.PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150011. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150011 2016-03-31
Jachowski, D.S., C.M.B. Jachowski, and W.M. Ford 2014. Is white-nose syndrome causing insectivory release and altering ecosystem function in the eastern US? Bat Research News 55:21-24 2014-10-31
Jachowski, D.S., C.A. Dobony, L.S. Coleman, W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, and J.L. Rodrigue. 2014. Disease and community assemblage: white-nose syndrome alters spatial and temporal niche partitioning in sympatric bat species. Diversity and Distributions 20:1002- 1015 | Abstract 2014-04-30
Jachowski, D,S. T. Katzner, J.L. Rodrigue and W.M. Ford. 2014 Citizen science camera trap networks as a tool to monitor landscape-level distribution and phenology of migratory raptors. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 1-11; DOI:10.1002/wsb.571. 2015-08-31
Hyzy, B., R.E. Russell, A. Silvis, W.M. Ford, J. Riddle, and K. Russell. 2020. Investigating maternity roost selection of Northern long-eared bats at three sites in Wisconsin. Endangered Species Research. 41:55-65. 2020-01-31
Hyde, O., A. Silvis, E. Hallerman, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2016. Relatedness within and among Myotis septentrionalis colonies at a local scale. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97:724-735 2019-07-31
Huth, John K.; Silvis, Alexander; Moosman, Paul R. Jr.; Ford, W. Mark; and Sweeten, Sara. 2017. "A Comparison of Survey Methods for Documenting Presence of Myotis leibii (Eastern Small-Footed Bats) at Roosting Areas in Western Virginia," Virginia Journal of Science: Vol. 66 : No. 4 , Article 3. 2017-06-30
Higdon, S.D., C.A. Diggins, M.J. Cherry and W.M. Ford. 2019. Proactive anti-predator behavior of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) during fawning season in the Southern Appalachians. Journal of Ethology https://doi.org/10.1007/s10164-019-00599-1 2019-05-31
Harper, C.A., W.M. Ford, M.A. Lashley, C.E. Moorman, and M. Stanbaugh. 2016. Fire effects on wildlife in Central Hardwoods and Appalachian regions. Fire Ecology. 12:127-159 2016-06-30
Francl, K.E., W.M. Ford, D.W. Sparks and V. Brack. 2012. Capture and reproductive trends of summer bat communities in West Virginia: assessing the impacts of white-nose syndrome. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3:33-42 2012-06-30
Ford. W.M., A. Silvis, J.L. Rodrigue, A. Kniowski and J.B. Johnson. 2016. Deriving habitat models for northern bats (Myotis septentrionalis) from historical detection data: A case study using long-term research on the Fernow Experimental Forest, West Virginia, USA. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 7(1): 86-98 | Abstract 2016-06-30
Ford, W.M., E.R. Britzke, C.A. Dobony, J.L. Rodrigue and J.B. Johnson. 2012. Patterns of acoustical activity of bats prior to and following White-nose Syndrome occurrence. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2:125-134 2011-12-31
Ford, W.M., C.A. Dobony, D.S. Jachowski, L.S. Coleman, T. Nocera and E.R. Britzke. 2020. Case Study One: Acoustic Surveys at Fort Drum Military Installation – the Value of Long-term Monitoring. Pages 78-81in: E.E. Fraser, A. Silvis, R.M. Brigham and Z. Czenze (eds). Bat Echolocation Research: a Handbool for Planning Acoustics Studies. Bat Conservation International, Austin TX. 116 p. 2020-05-31
Ford, W.M., A. Silvis, J.B. Johnson, J.W. Edwards and M. Karp. 2016. Northern long-eared bat day-roosting and prescribed fire in the central Appalachians. Fire Ecology 12:13-27 2016-06-30
Ford WM, Kelly CA, Rodrigue JL, Odom RH, Newcomb D, Gilley LM, and Diggins CA 2014. Late winter and early spring home range and habitat use of the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel in western North Carolina. Endangered Species Research. 23:73-82. | Abstract 2014-01-31
Evans, A.N., R.H. Odom, L. Resler, W.M. Ford and S. Prisley. 2014. Developing a topographic model to predict the northern hardwood forest type within Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) recovery areas of the Southern Appalachians. International Journal of Forestry Article ID 179415, doi:10.1155/2014/179415). 11p. | Abstract | Publisher Website 2014-10-31
Diggins, C.A., M.A. Castellano and W.M. Ford. 2020. Hypogeous, sequestrate Fungi (Genus Elaphomyces) found at small-mammal foraging sites in High-elevation conifer forests of West Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 27:N40-N47 2020-07-31
Diggins, C.A., L.M. Gilley, C. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2016. Comparison of survey techniques on detection of northern flying squirrels. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:654-662 2016-08-31
Diggins, C.A., D. Jachowski, J. Martin and W.M. Ford. 2015. Incidental captures of Eastern Spotted Skunk in a high-elevation spruce forest in Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 22:N6-N10. 2015-04-30
Diggins, C.A., A. Silvis, C.A. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2016. Home range, den selection, and habitat use of Carolina northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus). Wildlife Research 44:427-437( 2017-10-31
Diggins, C.A. and W.M. Ford. 2016. Microhabitat selection of the Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus Miller) Northeastern Naturalist 24(2):173-190 2017-06-30
Diggins, C.A. L.M. Gilley, C.A. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2020. Using Ultrasonic Acoustics to Detect Cryptic Flying Squirrels: Seasonality and Survey Length. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:300-308. 2020-06-30
Crimmins, S.M., J.W. Edwards, W.M. Ford, P.D. Keyser and J.M. Crum 2010. Browsing patterns of white-tailed deer following increased timber harvest and a decline in population density. International Journal of Forestry Research . doi:10.1155/2010/592034 7 p. 2010-10-31
Crimmins, S.M., J.W. Edwards, T.A. Campbell, W.M. Ford, P.D. Keyser, J.D. Crum, B.A. Miller and K.V. Miller. 2015. Effects of population reduction on white-tailed deer home-range dynamics. Northeastern Naturalist. 22:403-412 2015-06-30
Crimmins, S.M., J.W. Edwards, P.D. Keyser, J.M. Crum, W.M. Ford, B.F. Miller, T.A. Campbell, and K.V. Miller. 2013. Survival patterns of female white-tailed deer on an industrial forest following a decline in population density. In: G.W. Miller, T.M. Schuler, K.W. Gottschalk, J.R. Brooks, S.T. Grushecky, B.D. Spong and J. Rentch, eds) Proceedings of the 18th Central Hardwood Forest Conference; 2012 March 26-28; Morgantown, WV; General Technical Report NRS-P-117. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 487–496. 2013-07-31
Coleman, L.S., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony and E.R. Britzke. 2014. Effect of passive acoustic sampling methodology on detecting bats after declines from white nose syndrome. Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment 6:56-64 | Abstract 2014-01-31
Coleman, L.C., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony, and E.R. Britzke. 2014 A comparison of passive and active acoustic sampling for monitoring a bat community impacted by white-nose syndrome. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5:217-226 2014-12-31
Colelman, L.S., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony, and E.R. Britzke. 2013. Comparison of radio-telemetric home range analysis and acoustic detection for little brown bat habitat evaluation in northwestern New York, USA. Northeastern Naturalist 21:431-435 2014-05-31
C.A. Diggins, C.A. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2016. Aberrant den use of Carolina Northern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) in the southern Appalachian Mountains. Southeastern Naturalist 14:44-49 2016-01-31
Austin, L.V., A.S. Silvis, M.S. Muthersbaugh, K.E. Powers and W.M. Ford. 2018. Bat Activity Following Repeated Prescribed Fire in the Central Appalachians. Fire Ecology 14:10 https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-018-0009-5* 2018-12-31
Austin, L., A. Silvis, W.M. Ford, K.E. Powers and M. Muthersbaugh. 2017. Bat Activity Following Restoration Prescribed Burning in the Central Appalachian Upland and Riparian Habitats. Natural Areas Journal 38:183-195 2018-04-30
Austin, L., A. Silvis, W.M. Ford and K.E. Powers. 2019. Effects of historic wildfire and prescribed fire on site occupancy of bats in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, USA. Journal of Forestry Research https://doi.org/10.1007/s11676-019-00923-y 2019-04-30
Adams, M.B., P.J. Edwards, W.M. Ford, T.M. Schuler, J.B. Johnson, M. Thomas-Van Gundy. 2011. Effects of development of a natural gas well and associated pipeline on the natural and scientific resources of the Fernow Experimental Forest. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-76. 24 p. 2011-05-31
Adams, M.B. W.M. Ford, T.M. Schuler and M. Thomas-Van Gundy. 2011. Effects of natural gas development on forest ecosystesm. Pages 219-226 in L. Songlin, J.M. Lhotka, J.W. Stringer, K.W. Gottschalk, and G.W. Miller (eds). Proceedings of the 17th Central Hardwood Conference. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report NRS-P-78. 2011-10-31
A. Silvis, E.R. Thomas, W. M. Ford,E. R. Britzke and M. J. Friedrich. 2014. Internal Cavity Characteristics of Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) Maternity Day-roosts. USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station Research Note NRS-27. 7p 2014-07-31
Project Completion Date
Indices of Biological Integrity - Efficacy of Salamanders in Mined Landscapes of Appalachia 2014-05-30
Allegheny Woodrat: Identifying Strategies to Conserve a Declining Species 2014-09-30
Micro-habitat Characteristics of Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus) Foraging Sites: Relating Structure, Composition and Soils to Habitat Identification, Conservation and Restoration Needs 2015-12-31
Cerulean Warbler Response to Variable Density Thinning and Other Silvicultural Prescriptions – A Multi-state Adaptive Management Project 2014-12-31
White-tailed Deer Impact and Vegetative Response in the Blue Ridge, Ridge and Valley and Appalachian Plateau of Virginia in Relation to Landscape and Land Ownership Characteristics 2015-12-31
Analysis of historic Carolina northern flying squirrel monitoring data and assessment of acoustical monitoring techniques 2013-09-30
Acoustical Sampling Following White-nose Syndrome at Fort Drum, New York: Pilot Test to Determine Efficacious Techniques to Address Surveillance Needs 2013-12-31
Effects of a hierarchal and spatially differential disruption of roosts and roost areas on non-random assorting (social) dynamic in bats using ephemeral forest conditions 2014-12-31
Climate Change-Induced Biome Shifts for CONUS Department of Defense Lands 2014-12-31
Estimating Elk Abundance and Herd Demographics 2023-06-30
Refining Survey Efforts and Distributional Modeling for the Endangered Carolina Northern Flying Squirrel 2020-12-31
Coastal Bat Migration 2021-06-30
Wood Turtle Ecology on Army Installations 2020-12-31
Fox Squirrel Presence and Distribution in Eastern Virginia 2021-12-31
Effects of Surveying and Habitat Characteristics of the Endangered Spruce-Fir Moss Spider 2018-12-10
Distribution and Ecology of the Eastern Spotted Skunk 2019-12-30
Post WNS bat ecology in the eastern United States 2023-12-31
Name Degree Program Status Completion Date
Abernathy, Heather PhD Active
Quinlan, Braiden Master's Active
Marissa, Hahn Master's Active
True, Michael Master's Active
Gorman, Katie Master's Active
Taylor, Hila Master's Active
De La Cruz, Jesse PhD Active
Freeze, Samuel Master's Active
Nocera, Tomas Master's Active
Barr, Elaine Master's Completed Program 2020-12-15
Deeley, Sabrina Post Doc Active
Mutherbaugh, Mike Master's Completed Program 2018-05-30
Thorne, Emily Post Doc Active 2022-05-15
Austin, Lauren Master's Completed Program 2017-08-15
Jachowski, David Post Doc Completed Program 2014-09-01
Diggins, Corinne Post Doc Active
Kniowski, Andrew Post Doc Completed Program 2017-08-15
Kniowski, Andrew PhD Completed Program 2016-12-15
Sweeten, Sara Post Doc Active
Silvis, Alex Post Doc Completed Program 2017-09-30
Odom, Rick PhD Completed Program 2018-10-30
Coleman, Laci Master's Completed Program 2013-05-14
Presentations Presentation Date
W.M. Ford, C.A. Kelly, J.L. Rodrigue, R.H. Odom, L.M. Gilley and C.A. Diggins., 2013. Spring break 2012: where the Carolina northern flying squirrels were. 2013 Southeastern Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals. Pikeville, Tennessee. February 14-15. 2013-02-15
True, M.C., W.M. Ford, E. Barr, S. Sweeten and R. Reynolds. 2020. Using the Motus wildlife tracking system. 2020 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Saratoga Springs, NY. January 15-18. 2020-01-16
True, M.C., R. Reynolds and W.M. Ford. 2020. <b>Long term acoustic monitoring of migratory tree bats on Virginia’s Atlantic Coast barrier islands – implications for offshore wind development. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1.</b> 2020-09-30
Thorne, E.D., C.D. Waggy, D.S. Jachowski, M.J. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2016. Co-Existence and Temporal Overlap of Mesocarnivores in Central and Southern Appalachia. 23rd Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Thorne, E.D., C. Waggy, D. Jachowski, M. Kelly, and W. M. Ford. 2016. Habitat associations of the eastern spotted skunk in western Virginia. 26th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Feb. 18-19, Guntersville, AL. 2016-02-18
Thorne, E.D. and W.M. Ford. 2019. Crowd-sourcing spotted skunks: citizen science improves efforts to identify contemporary range boundary of a rare and elusive species in Virginia. Combined 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 29th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S., Jacksonville, FL., February 21-22. 2019-02-22
Thorne, E.D. and W.M. Ford. 2018. A MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEN SELECTION BY EASTERN SPOTTED SKUNKS (SPILOGALE PUTORIUS) AND ENVIRONMENTAL VARIATION. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Thorne, E.D. and W.M. Ford. 2017. Temporal avoidance and activity shifts of sympatric mesocarnivores in the central Appalachians. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC .Feb 16-17. 2017-02-17
Thorne, E., R. Eng, C. Waggy, D. Jachowski and W.M. Ford. 2018. Large- and Fine-scale Habitat Associations of Eastern Spotted Skunks (Spilogale putorius) in the Central and Southern Appalachian Mountains. 2018 The Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland OH, October 7-11. 2018-10-10
Teets, K.D., S. Loeb, J. Kilgo, D. Jachowski, and W. M. Ford. 2017. A changing community? The effects of White-nose Syndrome on bat community structure in the southeastern United States. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-17
Teets, K.D., D.S. jachowski, S.C. Loeb, J.C. Kilgo and W.M. Ford. 2017. The Effects of White-nose Syndrome on Bat Community Structure in South Carolina. 2017 North American Society for Bat Research Annual Meeting, Knoxville, TN, October 18-21. 2017-10-20
Sweeten, S., W.M. Ford and J. Craynon. 2014. The effects of land use and microhabitat on stream salamander occupancy in the southwest Virginia Coalfields. Mid-Atlantic Regional Water Conference. Sheppardstown WV. 2014-09-25
Sweeten, S. and W.M. Ford. 2015. Validation of a stream and riparian habitat assessment protocol using stream salamanders in the southwest Virginia coalfields. American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington KY. 2015-06-07
Sweeten, S. and W.M. Ford. 2015. The effects of land use and microhabitat on stream salamander occupancy in the southwest Virginia Coalfields. Virginia Wildlife Society, Natural Bridge, VA. 2015-02-10
Sweeten, S and W.M. Ford. 2015. Validation of a stream and riparian habitat assessment protocol using stream salamanders in the southwest Virginia coalfields. 2015 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE of ASMR and ARRI, Lexington KY. June 16, 2015.I 2015-06-16
St. Germain, M.J. S.P. Bombaci, D.S. Jachowski, W.M. Ford, R.E. Russell, and S.C. Loeb. 2019. I shall be released! Clemency from the WNS parole board. Combined 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 29th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S., Jacksonville, FL., February 21-22. 2019-02-22
St. Germain, M., A. Silvis, A. Kniowski and W.M. Ford. 2016. Dynamic landscape change detection of ephemeral habitats for the endangered Indiana bat in mid-Atlantic landscapes. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
St. Germain, M, A. Silvis, W.M. Ford and A. Kniowski. 2016. WHO KNEW? INDIANA BAT MATERNITY COLONIES IN OLD VIRGINIA. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore MD. January 12-13 2016-01-12
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, and E.R. Britzke.2014. EFFECTS OF HIERARCHICAL ROOST REMOVAL ON NORTHERN BAT ROOSTING ECOLOGY 2014 Colloquium of Conservation of Mammals in the South. Nacogdoches, TX. 2014-02-13
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, and E.R. Britzke. 2014. Roost Tree Selection by Bats - What Do Random Trees and One Year of Data Really Tell Us? 2014 North American Society for Bat Research. Oct. 22-25, Albany NY. 2014-10-24
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke. Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) management: Insights from a multi-year study at Fort Knox, Kentucky. 2015 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE of ASMR and ARRI, Lexington KY. June 16, 2015.I 2015-06-16
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, and J.B. Johnson. 2013. Northern bat maternity colony networks. Abstracts of the 2013 Wildlife Society Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. October 5-8. 2013-10-08
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke, N. Beane, and J.B. Johnson. Day-roost ecology of the northern bat (Myotis septentrionalis) in a mesophytic hardwood forest. 9th North American Forest Ecology Workshop. Bloomington, Indiana. June 16-20. 2013-06-17
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford, E.R. Britzke and J.B. Johnson. 2013. Identification and delineation of Myotis septentrionalis day-roost networks. 2013 Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the South. Pikeville, Tennessee. February 14-15. 2013-02-15
Silvis, A., W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2015. Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) management: Insights from a multi-year study at Fort Knox, Kentucky. American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Lexington, KY. 2015-06-07
Silvis, A., S. Sweeten, W.M. Ford and A. Kniowski. 2016. POST WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME DISTRIBUTION OF NORTHERN LONG-EARED AND INDIANA BATS IN VIRGINIA. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore MD. January 12-13. 2016-01-12
Silvis, A., M. Hyde, E.M. Hallerman and W.M. Ford. 2016. Effects Of Roost Removal On Social And Genetic Aspects Of Northern Long-eared Bat Maternity Colony Dynamics. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Silvis, A., J. Hall, S. Deeley, M. Mutherspaugh, L. Austin, N. Kalen, M. St. Germain and W.M. Ford. 2017. Level of effort required for northern long-eared bat surveys and colony status assessment in the mid-Atlantic region. 2017 Northeast Bat Working Group. January 11-12, Amherst MA. 2017-01-12
Silvis, A., A.B. Kniowski, J.L. Rodrigue, and W.M. Ford. 2014. FOREST HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS OF THE NORTHERN BAT DERIVED FROM LONG-TERM RESEARCH ON THE FERNOW EXPERIMENTAL FOREST, WV. 2014 Colloquium on fhe Conservation of Mammals in the South, Nacogdoches, TX. 2014-02-14
Silvis, A. and W.M. Ford 2017. Thoughts on uncertainty in bat acoustics. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals, Asheville NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-17
Silivis, A., W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2015. Insights for conservation of northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) derived from a multi-year study at Fort Knox, Kentucky. North American Joint Bat Working Group Meeting, St. Louis, MO. 2015-03-06
Shirazi, M.J.., D. Hakkenberg, N. Abaid, W. M.Ford, and A Silvis. 2017. Relationships of environmental structure to echolocation pulse quality. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-17
Santiago, M., M. Armstong, W.M. Ford and T.L. Derring. 2014. BAT SURVEYS IN THE KENTUCKY PURCHASE: WHAT DOES ACOUSTICS AND NETTING BUY PRE-WNS? 2014 Colloquium of Conservation of Mammals in the South. Nacogdoches, TX. 2014-02-13
Robyn A. Niver, Mike Armstrong, Andrew King, and W. Mark Ford. 2014. The 2014 Indiana bat summer survey guidance. 2014 Northeastern Bat Working Group. Jan 8-10, Clinton NJ. 2014-01-09
Reynolds, R., K.E. Francl, W. Orndorff, and W.M. Ford. 2013. Assessing population and demographic trends in Virginia's cave bats, 2008-2012. 2013 Virginia Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. February 12-13. 2013-02-13
Reynolds, R., K. Powers, W. Orndorff, C. Hobson and W.M. Ford. 2016. CHANGES IN NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT CAPTURE RATES AND DEMOGRAPHICS IN WESTERN VIRGINIA: PRE AND POST WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore, MD, January 11-13. 2016-01-12
Quinlan, B., H. Abernathy, D. Kalb, E.D. Thorne, W.M. Ford and M.J. Cherry. 2020. Elk in the Old Dominion: preliminary assessment of habitat assessment. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. 2020-09-30
Powers, K.E., W. Orndorff, R. J. Reynolds, M. Short, T. Malabad, W.M. Ford, K. Kosič-Ficco and S. Sweeten. 2019. Gray bat activity in southwest Virginia. 2019 Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting, State College PA, January 16-18. 2019-01-17
Powers, K., R. Reynolds, W. Orndorff, W.M. Ford and C. Hobson. 2015. Update on hibernacula trends in Virginia's cave bats, 2009-2015. Virginia Wildlife Society, Natural Bridge, VA. 2015-02-10
Powers, K., B. Hzyz, R. Reynolds, W. Orndorff and W.M. Ford. 2016. MONITORING THE STATUS OF GRAY BATS (MYOTIS GRISESCENS) IN VIRGINIA AND POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore, MD. January 11-13. 2016-01-12
Odom, R.H.,S.P. Prisl ey, W.M. Ford, N.M. Beane, S.R. Brasfield, and E.R. Britzke. 2013. Using Holdridge Life Zones to characterize potential impacts of climate. Poster Presentation. 2013 Society of American Foresters Annual Conference. Charleston, SC. change on forest ecoregions in the eastern United States. 2013-10-31
Nocera, T.A., C.A. Dobony, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2018. WNS-INDUCED TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL CHANGES IN LITTLE BROWN BAT ACTIVTY. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Nocera, T., C.A. Dobony, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2018. WNS-induced temporal and spatial changes in little brown bat activity. 2018 The Wildlife Society Meeting. Cleveland, OH. October 7-11. 2018-10-10
Nocera, T., C.A. Dobony, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2018. LET’S JUST AGREE TO DISAGREE: COMPARING AUTO-ACOUSTIC IDENTIFICATION PROGRAMS. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Nareff, G.E., P.B. Wood, T. Fearer, K. Parker, W.M. Ford, J. Larkin, S. Stoleson. Cerulean Warbler and Associated Species Response to Silvicultural Prescriptions in the Central Appalachian Region. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. Oct 2014 2014-10-29
Nareff, G.E., P.B. Wood, T. Fearer, K. Parker, W.M. Ford, J. Larkin, S. Stoleson. Cerulean Warbler and Associated Species Response to Silvicultural Prescriptions in the Central Appalachian Region. NE-SE Partners in Flight. Virginia Beach, VA. Oct 2014 2014-10-08
Nareff, G.E., P.B. Wood, T. Fearer, J. Larkin, W.M. Ford, S. Stoleson. Cerulean Warbler and Associated Species Response to Silvicultural Prescriptions in the Central Appalachian Region. North American Ornithological Conference. Washington D.C. 2016-08-18
Muthersbaugh, M.S., A. Silvis, S.E. Sweeten, and W.M. Ford. 2017. Fall and spring activity of bat species in the central Appalachians around hibernacula. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb 16-17. 2017-02-17
Muthersbaugh, M.A., S.E. Sweeten, A. Silvis, W.M. Ford and L.V. Austin. 2016. Fall activity patterns of migratory and cave dwelling bats species in the central Appalachians. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Muthersbaugh, M., S. Sweeten, A. Silvis, W.M. Ford and L. Austin. 2016. FALL ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF MIGRATORY AND CAVE DWELLING BAT SPECIES IN THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore MD. January 12-13. 2016-01-12
Muthersbaugh, M, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2018. DRIVERS OF FALL AND SPRING HOURLY ACTIVITY PATTERNS OF MIGRATORY BAT SPECIES IN THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-29
Lipford, K.A., C.A. Diggins and W.M. Ford. 2016. SUMMER OCCUPANCY RATES OF SCIURID POPULATIONS USING CAMERA TRAPS. 26th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Guntersville, AL. February 18-19. 2016-02-18
Lipford, K.A., C.A. Diggins and W.M. Ford. 2016. Summer habitat occupancy of sciurid populations using camera traps. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh NC. Oct 15-19. 2016-10-15
Lauren V. Austin, Alexander Silvis, Michael S. Muthersbaugh, Karen E. Powers2, W. Mark Ford, and Michael S. Muthersbaugh. 2018. BAT ACTIVITY FOLLOWING REPEATED PRESCRIBED FIRE IN THE CENTRAL APPALACHIANS. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Kniowski, A.B., M.J. Cherry, N.W. Lafon, D.E. Steffen, W.M. Knox and W.M. Ford. 2017. Effects of mast, landscape composition and herd density on nutritional condition of white-tailed deer in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. 2017 Southeast Deer Study Group, St. Louis, MO. February 27-March 1. 2017-03-01
Kniowski, A.B., A. Silvis, S.D. Gehrt and W.M. Ford. 2013. Network structure and social assortment by the Indiana bat at an Ohio maternity site. 2013 Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the South. Pikeville, Tennessee. February 14-15. 2013-02-15
Kniowski, A.B. and W.M. Ford. 2016. Spatial patterns of white-tailed deer herbivory in the central Appalachian Mountains. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Kelly, C.M., W.M. Ford, L.M. Gilley, C.A. Diggins, and A.M. Evans/ 2013. Toward a better understanding of the distribution and monitoring needs of the Carolina northern flying squirrel. 2013 Southeastern Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals. Pikeville, Tennessee, February 14-15. 2013-02-15
Kalen, N.J., A.S. Foy, P.R. Moosman and W.M. Ford. 2020. Eastern small-footed bat ecology at Shenandoah National Park. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. 2020-09-30
Kalen, N.J., M. S. Mutherspaugh, S.M. Deeley, A. Silvis, and W.M. Ford. 2017. Vampire coffins and northern long-eared bat day-roosts: widely known but rarely observed haunts of the living dead.. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium of Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-17
Kalen, N., M. Muthersbaugh, J.B Johnson, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2019. Maternity roosting of northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) following white-nose syndrome in the central Appalachians. 2019 Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting, State College PA, January 16-18. 2019-01-17
Kalen, N, M.A. Mutherbaugh, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. Activity patterns of bats at Shenandoah National Park. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Jorge, M., S.R. Freeze, K. Gorman, H. Taylor, M. True, S. Sweeten, M.J. Cherry and W.M. Ford. Bat winter day-roost site and foraging activity on a pyric landscape in northern Florida. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28- Oct 1. 2020-09-30
Jones, S.C., W.M. Ford, J. Rentch, G. Nowacki and M. Thomas-Van Gundy. 2018. Spruce-fir in the Central and Southern Appalachians – Endemic Oddity or Conservation Opportunity? 2018 The Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland OH, October 7-11. 2018-10-10
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. 2018-03-28
Huth, J., A. Silvis, P. Moosman and W.M. Ford. 2015. Detection and characterization of Myotis leibii summer roosts in Virginia. 2015-03-06
Huth, J., A. Silvis, P. Moosman and W.M. Ford. 2015. A preliminary assessment of survey methods for Myotis leibii. Virginia Wildlife Society Meeting, Natural Bridge VA 2015-02-10
Huth, J, A. Silvis, W.M. Ford and P. Moosman. 2016. Micro- and macro-habitat characteristics of eastern small-footed bats (Myotis leibii) in Virginia. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore MD. January 12-13. 2016-01-12
Higdon, S.D., C.A. Diggins. and W.M. Ford. 2016. Summer occupancy of white-tailed deer on southern Appalachian grassy balds. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Hakkenberg, D., M.J. Shirazi. N. Abaid, W.M. Ford and A. Silvis. 2017. Experimental testing of the impacts of environmental clutter on the acoustic detection of bats. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-16
Freeze, S.R., W.M. Ford, V.R. Emrick and A. Silvis. 2018. EVALUATING PATTERNS IN BAT OCCUPANCY AND RELATIVE ACTIVITY ACROSS TOPOGRAPHIC CLASSES AT MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO AND PRINCE WILLIAM FOREST PARK 28th Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the South. Roanoke, VA. March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Freeze, S.R., W.M. Ford and V. Emrick. 2019. Evaluating an acoustic lure to increase captures of imperiled bat species at Marine Corps Base Quantico and Prince William Forest Park. Combined 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 29th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S., Jacksonville, FL., February 21-22. 2019-02-22
Ford, W.M., Silvis, A., Muthersbaugh, M., Austin, L. Johnson, N. Kalen, J.W. Edwards and S. Owen. 2018. Twenty Years of Central Appalachian Bat Research – What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going? 2018 The Wildlife Society Meeting, October 7-11, Cleveland OH. 2018-10-10
Ford, W.M., A. Silvis, E.R. Britzke, C.A. Dobony and M.St. Germain. 2017. Military Lands Lead Bat Conservation and Research Efforts in the East. 2017 National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Meeting. Spokane, WA March 6-9. 2017-03-08
Ford, W.M., A. Evans, R.H. Odom, J.L. Rodrigue, C.A. Kelly, N. Abaid and C. Diggins. 2014. MODELING ENDANGERED CAROLINA NORTHERN FLYING SQUIRREL OCCUPANCY. 2014 Colloquium on fhe Conservation of Mammals in the South, Nacogdoches, TX. 2014-02-14
Ford, W.M. and C.A. Diggins. 2017. Seasonal Occupancy and Activity Patterns of Appalachian Spruce-Fir Forests by Tree Bats. 2017 Southern and Central Appalachian High Elevation Restoration Workshop, Gatlinburg, TN. November 14-16. 2017-11-15
Diggins, C.A., W.M. Ford, J.M. Menzel, C. Stihler, C.A. Kelly and A. Evans. 2015. Distribution and Habitat Use of Appalachian Flying Squirrels. International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels. Helskink, Finland June1-5. 2015-06-03
Diggins, C.A., W.M. Ford and C.A. Kelly. 2015. Nest box occupancy of the endangered Carolina northern flying squirrel in high-elevation habitats in the southern Appalachian Mountains. 2015 North American Joint Bat Working Group. St. Louis, MO. March 3-7. 2015-03-07
Diggins, C.A., M. Gilley, C. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2015. Use of Ultrasonic Acoustics as a Monitoring Technique for Endangered Carolina Northern Flying Squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus) in the Appalachian Mountains. International Colloquium on Arboreal Squirrels. Helsinki Finland. June 1-5. 2015-06-04
Diggins, C.A., L.M. Gilley, C.A. Kelly, and W.M. Ford. 2019. Ultrasonic Acoustic Survey Seasonality and Survey Length to Detect Cryptic Flying Squirrels. 2019 Wildlife Society, Reno, Nevada. Sept 29-Oct. 3. 2019-10-01
Diggins, C.A., L.M. Gilley, C.A. Kelly and W.M. Ford. 2016. USE OF ULTRASONIC ACOUSTICS AS A MONITORING TECHNIQUE FOR ENDANGERED FLYING SQUIRRELS IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTIANS. 26th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Guntersville, AL. February 18-19. 2016-02-19
Diggins, C.A., L.M. Gilley and W.M. Ford. 2018. Can Automated Software Tell Bats from Flying Squirrels? 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Diggins, C.A., D.M. Jachhowski, J. Martin and W.M. Ford. 2015. Incidental captures of eastern spotted skunks in a high-elevation red spruce forest in the southern Appalachians. 2015 North American Joint Bat Working Group. St. Louis, MO. March 3-7 2015-03-06
Diggins, C.A., D. Jachowski, J. Martin and W.M. Ford. 2015. Incidental Captures of Eastern Spotted Skunk in a High-elevation Red Spruce Forest in the Southern Appalachians. Virginia Wildlife Society, Natural Bridge VA 2015-02-10
Diggins, C.A., C.A. Kelly, L.M. Gilley and W.M. Ford. 2016. Comparison of survey techniques on detection of Northern Flying Squirrels: Live traps, camera traps, and ultrasonic acoustics. 23rd Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Raleigh, NC. October 15-19. 2016-10-15
Diggins, C.A., A. Silvis, A. Kniowski, W.M. Ford, G. J. Graete and L.S. Coleman. 2014. ASSESSING WINTER ACTIVITY OF HIBERNATING BATS: LESSONS LEARNED. 2014 Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the South. Nacogdoches, TX . 2014-02-13
Diggins, C.A. and W.M. Ford. 2017. Rare and Endangered Wildlife of Appalachian Spruce-fir Forests: Considerations for Ecological Restoration. 2017 Southern and Central Appalachian High Elevation Restoration Workshop, Gatlinburg, TN. November 14-16. 2017-11-15
Diggins, C.A. and W.M. Ford. 2015. Microhabitat Selection of Virginia Northern Flying Squirrels in West Virginia. Virginia Wildlife Society, Natural Bridge, VA 2015-02-10
Diggins, C,A,, A. Silvis, A. Kniowski, W.M. Ford, G.J. Graeter, and L. Coleman. 2016. ASSESSING WINTER ACTIVITY OF HIBERNATING BATS USING ULTRASONIC ACOUSTICS: LESSONS LEARNED. 26th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Guntersville, AL. February 18-19 2016-02-18
Deeley, S., J.B. Johnson, and W.M. Ford. 2019. WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME IMPACTS TO BAT COMMUNITIES ALONG A RURAL-URBAN GRADIENT. International Urban Wildlife Conference. Portland OR, June 2-5. 2019-06-03
Deeley, S., J.B. Johnson and W.M. Ford. 2019. Beltway bats: assessing WNS change in the National Capital Region. 2019 Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting, State College PA, January 16-18. 2019-01-18
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. 2018-10-10
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. 2020-09-30
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. 2019-01-17
David S. Jachowski, Chris A. Dobony, Laci. S. Coleman, W. Mark Ford, Eric R. Britzke and Jane L. Rodrigue. 2014. DISEASE AND COMMUNITY ASSEMBLAGE: WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME ALTERS SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL NICHE PARTITIONING IN SYMPATRIC BAT SPECIES. 2014 Northeast Bat Working Group, Port Clinton, NJ. 2014-01-09
David Jachowski, Chris Dobony, Eric Britzke, John Edwards, Joshua Johnson, Laci Coleman, W. Mark Ford, and Jane Rodrigue. 2014. You don’t know what you got till it’s gone: 10 years of bat research at Fort Drum, New York. 2014 The Wildlife Society Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Oct 25-29. 2014-10-27
Coleman, L.S., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony, and E.R. Britzke. 2013. Doubting Thomas probably did not own an Anabat. 2013 Northeast Bat Working Group Annual Meeting. Albany, New York, January 9-11. 2013-01-10
Coleman, L.S., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony, and E.R. Britzke. 2013. A comparison of mist netting and acoustic sampling for detecting bat species in the post-white nose syndrome world. Virginia Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia. February 12-13. 2013-02-12
Coleman, L.S., W.M. Ford, C.A. Dobony and E.R. Britzke. 2014. EFFECT OF PASSIVE ACOUSTIC SAMPLING METHODOLOGY ON DETECTING BATS AFTER DECLINES FROM WHITE-NOSE SYNDROME. 2014 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Port Clinton, NJ. 2014-01-09
Coleman, L.S., C.A. Dobony, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2013. On overview of little brown bat habitat preferences at the Fort Drum Military Installation. 2013 Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the South. Pikeville, Tennessee. February 14-15. 2013-02-15
Coleman, L.S., C.A. Dobony, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2013. A comparison of passive and active acoustic sampling for monitoring a bat community impacted by white-nose syndrome. Abstracts of the 2013 Wildlife Society Meeting. Milwaukee, WI. October 5-8 2013-10-07
Coleman, L.S., C.A. Dobony, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2013. Uncertainty in home range estimates of little brown bats at Fort Drum Military Installation. 2013 Northeast Bat Working Group Meeting. Albany, New York. January 9-11. 2013-01-11
Coleman, L.A., C.A. Dobony, W.M. Ford and E.R. Britzke. 2013. A Comparison of Passive and Active Acoustic Sampling for Monitoring a Bat Community Impacted by White-nose Syndrome. Abstracts of the 2013 Wildlife Society, Milwaukee, WI. Oct 5-9. 2012-10-08
Brtizke, E.R., A .Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2014. Effects of Hierarchical Roost Removal on Northern Long-eared Bat Maternity Colonies. 2014 North American Society for Bat Research. Oct. 22-24. Albany NY. 2014-10-24
Bombaci, S.P., M.J. St. Germain, W.M. Ford, S.C. Loeb, R.E. Russell, C.A. Dobony, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. <b>Pathogen-mediated competition explains remnant bat assemblage responses to white-nose syndrome. Abstracts of the 2020 North American Congress on Conservation Biology. Denver, Co., July 29. </b> 2020-07-29
Bombaci, S.P., M. St. Germain, W.M. Ford, S. Loeb, D. Jachowski, C.A. Dobony and R.E. Russell. 2019. Direct and indirect effects of white nose syndrome and wind energy development on bat community structure. 2019 Wildlife Society Meeting, Reno NV. Sept 29-Oct. 3. 2019-10-01
Beckner, M.E., E.D. Thorne, K.E. Powers, R.J. Reynolds and W.M. Ford. 2018. Detection efficiency of the Allegheny woodrat (Neotoma magister) in Virginia, 2017. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-26
Barr, E.L., D.F. Stauffer, A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2019. Lost in translation? Differences in bat acoustic detectors. Combined 24th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and 29th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S., Jacksonville, FL., February 21-22. 2019-02-22
Barr, E., A. Silvis, W.M. Ford. 2018. Who, when, where: year-round bat activity patterns along the mid-Atlantic Coast. 2018 Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland OH. Oct 7-11. 2018-10-10
Barr, E., A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2020. Seasonal Activity Patterns of Virginia’s Coastal Bats. 2020 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Saratoga Springs, NY. January 15-18. 2020-01-17
Barr, E., A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2018. BATS ACROSS THE SPACE-TIME CONTINUUM – A THEORY OF RELATIVE ACTIVITY. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Austin, L., A. Silvis, and W.M. Ford. 2015. Conservation of Myotis septentrionalis in Virginia: A preliminary outlook. 2015 Virginia Wildlife Society Meeting, Natural Bridge VA. 2015-02-10
Austin, L., A. Silvis, M. Mutherbaugh and W.M. Ford. 2016. A PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE POST-WNS IMPACTS OF FIRE ON BAT OCCUPANCY IN SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK. 2016 Northeast Bat Working Group, Baltimore MD. Jan 12-13. 2015-01-12
Austin, L., A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2017. Impacts of prescribed fire and riparian areas on bat activity in Warm Spring Mountain, Virginia. 2017 Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals. Asheville, NC. Feb. 16-17. 2017-02-17
Austin, L., A. Silvis and W.M. Ford. 2015. A preliminary assessment of the current distribution of three white-nose syndrome impacted bat species in Virginia. 2015 North American Joint Bat Working Group. St. Louis, MO, March 3-7. 2015-03-07
Aubin, G.R., C.C. Nye, J.H. Rohm, W.M. Ford and M.J. Cherry. 2020. White-tailed deer fawn survival and factors affecting recruitment on Marine Corps Base Quantico. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept. 28-Oct 1. 2020-09-30
Abernathy, H.N., D.M. Kalb, B. Quinland, E.D. Thorne, W.M. Ford and M.J. Cherry. 2020. Spatial ecology of reintroduced elk in Virginia. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society, Sept. 28-Oct 1. 2020-09-30
<b>True, M.C., W.M. Ford and R. Reynolds. 2020. Long-term, multi-season bat monitoring on the Eastern Shore of Virginia's barrier islands - implications for future wind energy development. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<b>Thorne, E.D., and W.M. Ford. Home range is where the habitat is: forest fragmentation may restrict spotted skunk movements in Appalachian Virginia. 2020. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<b>Thorne, E.D., E.M. Hallerman and W.M. Ford. 2020. Genetic diversity and population structure of eastern spotted skunks (Spilogale putorius) in Virginia. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<b>Taylor, H., W. Orndorff, R.J. Reynolds, M. Short, K.E. Powers and W.M. Ford. 2020. Gray bat (<i>Myotis Grisescens</i>) activity levels in southwest Virginia. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. </b> 2020-09-30
<b>Taylor, H., K.M. Gorman, M.C. True, K.E. Powers and W.M. Ford. 2020. Gray bat (Myotis grisescens) activity levels across southwest Virginia. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<b>Kalen, N.J., A.S. Foy, P.R Moosman and W.M. Ford. 2020. Talus habitat modeling for eastern small-footed bats in Shenandoah National Park. 2020. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<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> 2020-02-15
<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> 2020-09-30
<b>Gorman, K., T. Nocera, E. Barr, W.M. Ford and L. Ries. 2020. Year-round northern long-eared bat acoustic activity at Fire Island National Seashore 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1.</b> 2020-09-30
<b>Gorman, K., T. Nocera, E. Barr and W.M. Ford. 2020. ROOST NETWORK DYNAMICS OF A NORTHERN LONG-EARED BAT </b><br><b>(<i>MYOTIS SEPTENTRIONALIS</i>) MATERNITY COLONY </b><br><b>AT THE WILLIAM FLOYD ESTATE, NEW YORK. 2020 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Saratoga Springs, NY. January 15-18. </b> 2020-01-17
<b>Diggins, C.A. and W.M. Ford. 2020. Seasonal bat activity in high elevation montane conifer sky-islands. Abstracts of the 30th Annual Colloquium on Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern United States. Athens, GA. February 15</b> 2020-02-15
<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> 2020-01-17
<b>Deeley, S., W.M. Ford, N. Kalen, S.R. Freeze and E. Barr. 2020. ACOUSTIC SAMPLING FOR BAT PRESENCE IN URBAN ENVIRONMENTS: APPLICABILITY OF NABAT AND USFWS METHODS. 2020 Northeastern Bat Working Group, Saratoga Springs, NY. January 14-18. </b> 2020-01-17
<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> 2020-02-15
<b>Bombaci, S.P., M. J. St. Germain, W.M. Ford, S. Loeb, R.E. Russell, C.A. Dobony and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Pathogen-mediated competition explains remnant bat assemblage responses to white-nose syndrome/ 100th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Boulder, CO., June 7.</b> 2020-06-07
<b>Aubin, Gisele R., W. Matt Knox, Nelson W. Lafon, W. Mark Ford, Marcella J. Kelly and Michael J. Cherry. 2020. <b>Drivers of White-tailed Deer Recruitment in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia. 43rd Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. Auburn, AL. Feb. 22-24.</b><br></b> 2020-02-24
S. M. Deeley, W.M. Ford, E. Barr, and M. St. Germain. 2018. I REALLY CAN’T STAY – BUT BAT IT’S COLD OUTSIDE. 28th Annual Colloquium on the Conservation of Mammals in the Southeastern U.S. Roanoke, VA, March 27-29. 2018-03-28
Technical Publications Publication Date
Krause, J.F. and W.M. Ford. 2010. Guidelines for assessing the condition of lands and waters managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. ERDC EMRRP Technical Note. 6 p 2011-04-30
Adams, M.B., P.J. Edwards, W.M. Ford, T.M. Schuler, M. Thomas-Van Gundy and F. Wood. 2012. Fernow Experimental Forest: Research History and Opportunities. USDA Forest Service EFR-2. 26 p. 2012-06-30