Jeffrey R. Walters
Avian Ecology Lab
Department of Biology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Recent Publications

 

Walters, J. R., S. R. Derrickson, D. M. Fry, S. M. Haig, J. M. Marzluff and J. M. Wunderle, Jr.  Status of the California Condor and efforts to achieve its recovery.  Auk.  In press.

 

Johnson, M., D. R. Ruthrauff, B. J. McCaffery and J. R. Walters.  2010.  Apparent survival of breeding Western Sandpipers on the Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta, Alaska.  Wilson J. Ornithol.  122:15-22.  pdf

 

Olsen, B. J., R. Greenberg, I. A Liu, J. M. Felch and J. R. Walters.  2010.  Interactions between sexual and natural selection on the evolution of a plumage badge.  Evolutionary Ecol. 24:731-748. pdf

 

Rose, K. R., L. A. Blanc, K. M. Hudgins and J. R. Walters.  2009.  An investigation of the avian cavity-nesting community at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.  Pages 103-104 in E. P Bowersock, S. M. Hermann and J. S. Kush, eds.  Forestry in a Changing World: New Challenges and Opportunities.  Longleaf Alliance Report No. 14, Sandestin, FL.  

 

Blanc, L. A. and J. R. Walters.  2009.  Managing for avian diversity in the longleaf pine ecosystem: snags, cavity nesting birds and the need for meaningful guidelines.  Pages 37-44 in E. P Bowersock, S. M. Hermann and J. S. Kush, eds.  Forestry in a Changing World: New Challenges and Opportunities.  Longleaf Alliance Report No. 14, Sandestin, FL.  

 

Ford, H. A., J. R. Walters, C. B. Cooper, S. J. S. Debus and V. A. J. Doerr.  2009.  Extinction debt or habitat change? – Ongoing losses of woodland birds in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia.  Biol. Conserv. 142:3182-3190.  pdf

 

Johnson, M., J. R. Conklin, B. Johnson, B. J. Mc Caffery, S. M. Haig and J. R. Walters.  2009.  Behavior and reproductive success of Rock Sandpipers breeding on the Yukon-Kuskokwim River Delta, Alaska.  Wilson J. Ornithol. 121:328-337.  pdf

 

Malueg, A. L., J. R. Walters and I. T. Moore.  2009.  Do stress hormones suppress helper reproduction in the cooperatively breeding red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis).  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63:687-698. pdf

 

Hutto, R. L., C. J. Conway, V. A. Saab and J. R. Walters.  2008.  What constitutes a natural fire regime? Insight from the ecology and distribution of coniferous forest birds in North America.  Fire Ecology 4:115-132. pdf

 

Olsen, B. J., J. M. Felch, R. Greenberg and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Causes of reduced clutch size in a tidal marsh endemic.  Oecologia 158:421-435. pdf

 

Olsen, B. J., R. Greenberg, R. C. Fleischer and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Extrapair paternity in the swamp sparrow, Melospiza georgiana: Male access or female preference.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 63:285-294. pdf

 

Cooper, C. B., S. J. Daniels and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Can we improve estimates of juvenile dispersal and survival.  Ecology 89:3349-3361. pdf

 

Johnson, M., S. Aref and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Parent-offspring communication in the Western Sandpiper.  Behav. Ecol. 19:489-501. pdf

 

Blanc, L. A. and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Cavity-nest webs in a longleaf pine ecosystem.  Condor 110:80-92. pdf

 

Johnson, M. and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Effects of mate and site fidelity on nest survival of Western Sandpipers (Calidris mauri).  Auk 125:76-86. pdf

 

Blanc, L. A. and J. R. Walters.  2008.  Cavity excavation and enlargement as mechanisms for indirect interactions in an avian community.  Ecology 89:506-514. pdf

 

Reynolds, M. H., J. W. Slotterback and J. R. Walters.  2006.  Diet composition and terrestrial prey selection of the Laysan Teal on Laysan Island.  Pages 181-199 in Atoll Research Bulletin 543, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institute, Proceedings of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands third Scientific Symposium. pdf

 

Johnson, M., L. W. Oring and J. R. Walters.  2006.  Killdeer parental care when either parent deserts.  Wader Study Group Bulletin 110:43-47. pdf

Beissinger, S. R., J. R. Walters, D. G. Catanzaro, K. G. Smith, J. B. Dunning, Jr., S. M. Haig, B. R. Noon and B. M. Stith.  2006.  Modeling approaches in avian conservation and the role of field biologists.  Ornithological Monographs 59.  56pp. pdf [online]

Allen, J. C., S. M. Krieger, J. R. Walters and J. A. Collazo.  2006.  Associations of breeding birds with fire-influenced and riparian-upland gradients in a longleaf pine ecosystem.  Auk 123:1110-1128.  pdf

Schiegg, K., S. J. Daniels, G. Pasinelli, J. R. Walters and J. A. Priddy.  2006.  Inbreeding in red-cockaded woodpeckers: Effects of natal dispersal distance and territory location.  Biol. Conserv. 131:544-552.  pdf

Nudds, T. D., J. R. Walters and M.-A. Villard.  2006.  On evidence of absence.  Avian Conservation and Ecology - Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 1 (3): 3. pdf [online]

Schiegg, K., J. R. Walters and J. A. Priddy.  2005.  Testing a spatially explicit, individual-based model of red-cockaded woodpecker population dynamics.  Ecol. Appl. 15:1495-1503.  pdf

Koenig, W. D., E. L. Walters, J. R. Walters, J. S. Kellam, K. G. Michalek and M. S. Schrader.  2005.  Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers.  Condor 107:810-822.  pdf

Walters, J. R. and E. L. Crist.  2005.  Rediscovering the king of woodpeckers: exploring the implications.  Avian Conservation and Ecology - Écologie et conservation des oiseaux 1 (1): 6. pdf [online]

Pasinelli, G., K. Schiegg and J. R. Walters.  2004.  Genetic and environmental influences on natal dispersal distance in a resident bird species.  Am. Nat. 164:660-669.  pdf

Gault, K. E., J. R. Walters, J. Tomcho, Jr., L. F. Phillips, Jr. and A. Butler.  2004.  Nest success of Southeastern American Kestrels associated with Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in old-growth longleaf pine habitat in Northwest Florida.  Southeastern Naturalist 3:191-204.   pdf

Cooper, C. B., J. R. Walters and H. Ford.  2002.  Effects of remnant size and connectivity on the response of brown treecreepers to habitat fragmentation.  Emu 102:249-256.  pdf

Harding, S. R. and J. R. Walters.  2002.  Processes regulating the population dynamics of red-cockaded woodpeckers cavities.   J. Wildl. Manage. 66:1083-1095.   pdf

Walters, J. R., S. J. Daniels, J. H Carter, III and P. D. Doerr.  2002.  Defining quality of red-cockaded woodpecker foraging habitat based on habitat use and fitness.  J. Wildl. Manage. 66:1064-1082.   pdf

Cooper, C. B., J. R. Walters and J. A. Priddy.  2002.  Landscape patterns and dispersal success: Simulated population dynamics in the Brown TreecreeperEcol. Appl. 12:1576-1587.   pdf

Pasinelli, G. and J. R. Walters.  2002.  Social and environmental factors affect natal dispersal and philopatry of male red-cockaded woodpeckers.  Ecology 83:2229-2239.  pdf

Schiegg, K., J. R. Walters and J. A. Priddy.  2002.  The consequences of disrupted dispersal in fragmented red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) populations.  J. Anim. Ecol. 71:710-721.  pdf

Schiegg, K., G. Pasinelli, J. R. Walters and S. J. Daniels.  2002.  Inbreeding and experience affect response to climate change by endangered woodpeckers.  Proc. Royal Soc. London (B) 269:1153-1159.  pdf

Cooper, C. B. and J. R. Walters.  2002.  Independent effects of woodland loss and fragmentation on Brown Treecreeper distribution.  Biol. Conserv, 105:1-10.  pdf

Khan, M. Z. and J. R. Walters.  2002.  Effects of helpers on breeder survival in the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis).  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 51:336-344.  pdf

Walters, J. R., L. B. Crowder and J. A. Priddy.  2002.  Population viability analysis for red-cockaded woodpeckers using an individual-based model.  Ecol. Appl. 12:249-260.  pdf

Cooper, C. B. and J. R. Walters.  2002.  Experimental evidence of disrupted dispersal causing decline of an Australian passerine in fragmented habitat.  Conserv. Biol. 16:471-478.  pdf

Khan, M. Z., F. M. A. McNabb, J. R. Walters and P. J. Sharp. 2001.  Patterns of testosterone and prolactin concentrations and reproductive behavior of helpers and breeders in the cooperatively breeding red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis).  Hormones and Behavior 40:1-13.   pdf

Walters, J. R., S. R. Beissinger, J. W. Fitzpatrick, R. Greenberg, J. D. Nichols, H. R. Pulliam and D. W. Winkler.  2000.  The AOU Conservation Committee review of the biology, status, and management of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrows: Final report.  Auk 117:1093-1115.  pdf

Khan, M. Z. and J. R. Walters.  2000.  An analysis of reciprocal exchange of helping behavior in the red-cockaded woodpecker.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 47:376-381.  pdf

Sallabanks, R., J. R. Walters and J. A. Collazo.  2000.  Breeding bird abundance in bottomland hardwood forests: Habitat, edge, and patch size effects.  Condor 102:748-758.  pdf


Davenport, D. E., R. A. Lancia, J. R. Walters and P. D. Doerr.  2000.  Red-cockaded woodpeckers: a relationship between reproductive fitness and habitat in the North Carolina SandhillsWildl. Soc. Bull.28:426-434.  pdf

 

Daniels, S. J. and J. R. Walters.  2000.  Between-year breeding dispersal in red-cockaded woodpeckers: multiple causes and estimated cost.  Ecology 81:2473-2484.  pdf

 

Daniels, S. J., J. A. Priddy and J. R. Walters.  2000.  Inbreeding in small populations of red-cockaded woodpeckers: insights from a spatially-explicit individual-based model.  Pp. 129-147 In: Genetics, demography and viability of fragmented populations, A. G. Young and G. M. Clarke, eds.  London: Cambridge University Press.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  2000.  Dispersal behavior: An ornithological frontier.  Condor 102:479-481pdf

 

Daniels, S. J. and J. R. Walters.  2000.  Inbreeding depression and its effects on natal dispersal in red-cockaded woodpeckers.  Condor 102:482-491.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R., H. A. Ford and C. B. Cooper.  1999.  The ecological basis of sensitivity of brown treecreepers to habitat fragmentation: a preliminary assessment.  Biol. Conserv. 90:13-20.  pdf

 

Koenig, W. D. and J. R. Walters.  1999.  Sex-ratio selection in species with helpers at the nest: the repayment model revisited.  Am. Nat. 153:124-130.  pdf

 

Zwicker, S. M. and J. R. Walters.  1999.  Selection of pines for foraging by red-cockaded woodpeckers.  J. Wildl. Manage. 63:843-852.  pdf

Letcher, B. H., J. A. Priddy, J. R. Walters and L. B. Crowder.  1998.  An individual-based, spatially-explicit simulation model of the population dynamics of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker, Picoides borealisBiol. Conserv. 86:1-14.  pd

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Walters, J. R.  1998.  The ecological basis of avian sensitivity to habitat fragmentation.  Pp. 181-192 In: Avian conservation: research and management, J. M. Marzluff and R. Sallabanks, eds.  Washington: Island Press.  pdf

 

Selected Older Publications

Khan, M. Z. and J. R. Walters.  1997. Is helping a beneficial learning experience for red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) helpers?  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 41:69-73.  pdf

 

Reed, J. Michael and J. R. Walters.  1996. Helper effects on variance components of fitness in the cooperatively breeding red-cockaded woodpecker.  Auk 113:608-616.  pdf

 

LaBranche, M. S. and J. R. Walters.  1994.  Patterns of mortality in nests of red‑cockaded woodpeckers in the Sandhills of southcentral North Carolina.  Wilson Bull. 106:258-271.  pdf

 

Haig, S. M., J. R. Walters and J. H. Plissner.  1994.  Genetic evidence for monogamy in the cooperatively breeding red-cockaded woodpecker.  Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 34:295-303.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R., P. D. Doerr and J. H. Carter, III.  1992.  Delayed dispersal and reproduction as a life history tactic in cooperative breeders: fitness calculations from red‑cockaded woodpeckers.  Am. Nat. 139:623‑643.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R., C. K. Copeyon and J. H. Carter, III.  1992.  Test of the ecological basis of cooperative breeding in red‑cockaded woodpeckers.  Auk 109:90‑97.  pdf

 

Copeyon, C. K., J. R. Walters and J. H. Carter, III.  1991.  Induction of red‑cockaded woodpecker group formation by artificial cavity construction.  J. Wildl. Manage. 55:549‑556.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1991.  Application of ecological principles to the management of endangered species: the case of the red‑cockaded woodpecker.  Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 22:505‑523.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1990.  Anti‑predatory behavior of lapwings: field evidence of discriminative abilities.  Wilson Bull. 102:49‑70.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1990.  Red‑cockaded woodpeckers: a 'primitive' cooperative breeder.  Pp. 67‑102 In:  Cooperative Breeding in Birds: Long‑term Studies of Ecology and Behavior, P. B. Stacey and W. D. Koenig, eds.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  pdf

 

Hagan, J. M., III and J. R. Walters.  1990.  Foraging behavior, reproductive success and colonial nesting in ospreys.  Auk 107:506‑521.  pdf

 

Carter, J. H., III, J. R. Walters, S. H. Everhart & P. D. Doerr. 1989.  Restrictors for red‑cockaded woodpecker cavities.  Wildl. Soc. Bull. 17:68‑72.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R., P. D. Doerr and J. H. Carter, III.  1988.  The cooperative breeding system of the red‑cockaded woodpecker.  Ethology 78:275‑305.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1984.  The evolution of parental behavior and clutch size in shorebirds.  Pp. 243‑287 In: Behavior of Marine Animals V.  Shorebirds: Breeding Biology and Populations, J. Burger and B. L. Olla, eds.  New York: Plenum Press.  pdf

 

Winkler, D. and J. R. Walters.  1983.  The determination of clutch size in precocial birds.  Current Ornithology  1:33‑68.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1982.  Parental behavior in lapwings (Charadriidae) and its relationships with clutch sizes and mating systems.  Evolution 36:1030‑1040.  pdf

 

Walters, J. R.  1980.  Interventions and the development of dominance relationships in female baboons.  Folia Primatol. 34:61‑89.  pdf

 



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