Eric L. Walters

Assistant Professor

Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University

 

 

 

Curriculum Vitae


I. Name / Address

ERIC L. WALTERS

Assistant Professor

Associate Professor (as of 25 July 2017)

Department of Biological Sciences

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529-0266

 

Phone: Request by email

FAX: (757) 683-5283

email: ewalters@odu.edu

web page: http://www.ericlwalters.org

 


II. Education and Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy (Ecology and Evolution)
Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida) 2004

advisor: Frances C. James; committee: Mike Mesterton-Gibbons, Peter H. Homann, Thomas E. Miller, Joseph Travis

Master of Science (Biology)
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) 1997

supervisor: Edward H. Miller; committee: Alan E. Burger, Patrick T. Gregory, Nancy J. Turner

Bachelor of Science (Biology)
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia) 1989


Professional Courses (Organizational Learning & Professional Development)

Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire) 2004

  • Key Theories in Motivating People

  • Hiring Right the First Time

  • Fostering a Positive Work Environment

  • Coaching Skills for Supervisors

Other Professional Training

  • Laboratory Safety Training (September, 2011)

  • Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity training (March, 2012)


III. Fellowships and Awards

Year Award Award Amount
2016 Old Dominion University Alumni Association, New Faculty Award - for "outstanding achievement in teaching, discovery, knowledge integration, and service"  
2016 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Early-Career 'Rising Star' nominee  
2016 Old Dominion University Shining Star Award for "hard work, dedication, excellence, and the attention you give to each of the students you teach"  
2015 Old Dominion University, College of Sciences Early Career Distinguished Research Award  
2015 Old Dominion University, College of Sciences Faculty Excellence Award nominee  
2015 Old Dominion University, Provost’s Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor nominee  
2015 Old Dominion University Alumni Association, New Faculty Award nominee  
2014 Virginia Outstanding Faculty Early-Career 'Rising Star' nominee  
2013 Elective Member, American Ornithologists' Union for "significant contributions to ornithology" ---
2013 Most Inspirational Faculty Member, Old Dominion University ---
2012 Elected to Sigma Xi ---
2000 Robert B. Short Zoology Scholarship, Florida State University

$2,000

1999 Allen Broussard Conservation Consolation Scholarship --- 
1995 King-Platt Fellowship - University of Victoria $13,000
1994 King-Platt Fellowship - University of Victoria $13,000
1994 Best Natural History Talk - University of Victoria Graduate Symposium --- 
1993 University of Victoria Graduate Teaching Fellowship $1,000
1993 King-Platt Memorial Scholarship - University of Victoria $3,000
1993 Teaching Assistant of the Year – Biology Department, University of Victoria --- 

IV. Grants

 Total grants to date: $1.47 million

Year Award Amount Agency
2017 $5,000 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
2016 $8,000 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
2015 $9,000 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
2015 $1,250 Virginia Academy of Science Small Project Research Grant (with L. Bidder)
2015 $410,387 National Science Foundation: Evolution of Cooperation in Social Woodpeckers
2014 $35,000 Maryland Department of Natural Resources
2014 $8,000 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
2014 $1,250 Virginia Academy of Science Small Project Research Grant (with E. Heller)
2014 $1,250 Virginia Academy of Science Small Project Research Grant (with R. Nadolny)
2014 $9,000 Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant (with H. Gaff, D. Gauthier, and D. Barshis)
2013 $6,446 Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory
2013 $165,000 United States Fish & Wildlife Service (with J. Buler)
2013 $34,800 Maryland Department of Natural Resources
2013 $33,922 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
2013 $1,250 Virginia Academy of Science Small Project Research Grant (with E. Heller)
2013 $22,000 Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant (with H. Gaff, D. Gauthier, D. Daines, and O. Bilgen)
2012 $22,000 Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant (with H. Gaff, J. Wang, D. Gauthier, N. Diawara)
2012 $15,000 Old Dominion University Research Assistantship

2009

$420,950 National Science Foundation: Reproductive sharing and fitness in cooperative societies (with W.D. Koenig, J. Haydock)
2008 $30,000 National Science Foundation: Supplement: An experimental study of the ecological constraints in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker (with W.D. Koenig)
2006 $289,954 National Science Foundation: An experimental study of the ecological constraints in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker (with W.D. Koenig)
2002 $200 Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant (ESA Tucson meeting)
2002 $800 Florida State University Travel Grant (ESA Tucson meeting)
2002 $575 Society for Mathematical Biology Travel Grant (ICMB Knoxville meeting), declined
2001 $200 Congress of Graduate Students Travel Grant (ESA Madison meeting)
2001 $604 Florida State University Travel Grant (ESA Madison meeting)
1999 $500 Florida State University Dissertation Research Grant
1999 $1,000 North American Bluebird Society Research Award
1998 $300 Congress of Graduate Students (ESA Baltimore meeting)
1998 $446 Florida State University Travel Grant (ESA Baltimore meeting)
1997 $762 Florida State University Travel Grant (AOU Minneapolis meeting)
1994 $6,000 British Columbia Ministry of Forests (with E.H. Miller)
1993 $10,000 Canadian Wildlife Service (with E.H. Miller)



V. Courses Taught (2011 to present)

Ecological Seminar: Modern Topics in Statistics for Ecologists BIOL 708/808 Old Dominion University Spring 2016
Ecological Seminar: Statistical Misuses in Modern Ecology BIOL 708/808 Old Dominion University Fall 2013
Community Ecology BIOL 445/545 Old Dominion University Fall 2013, 2015
Foundations & Principles in Ecology BIOL 759/859 Old Dominion University Spring 2013, 2014,2015
Ecological Seminar: Oak Woodland Ecology BIOL 708/808 Old Dominion University Fall 2012
Field Studies in Ornithology BIOL 422/522 Old Dominion University Fall 2012, 2014
Biology Seminar (Scientific Writing) BIOL 405W Old Dominion University Fall 2011, Spring 2012

VI. Academic & Research Positions

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
July, 2017 – present Old Dominion University


AFFILIATED RESEARCHER, MUSEUM OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
May, 2014 – present University of California, Berkeley


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
August, 2011 – July, 2017 Old Dominion University


LAB ASSOCIATE, BIRD POPULATION STUDIES, LAB OF ORNITHOLOGY
August, 2011 – October, 2016 Cornell University


POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE (CO-PI with Walter D. Koenig and Joseph Haydock)
January,2010 – July, 2011 Cornell University


• Collaborative Research: Reproductive Sharing and Fitness in Cooperative Societies


POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE (with Walter D. Koenig)
May, 2009 – December, 2009 Cornell University


LTREB: Phenology and Masting in California Oaks


RESEARCH CONSULTANT (with Janis L. Dickinson)
September, 2008 – September, 2010 Cornell University


Delayed dispersal: teasing apart the effects of resources and parents


POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW (CO-PI with Walter D. Koenig)
September, 2006 – April, 2009 UC Berkeley


An experimental study of ecological constraints in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (CO-PI with Douglas T. Bolger and Jay Diffendorfer)
March, 2004 – August, 2006 Dartmouth College / San Diego, CA


• Testing for cascading effects of habitat fragmentation in Coastal Sage Scrub habitat


DOCTORAL RESEARCH (advisor: Frances C. James)
January, 1997 – February, 2004 Florida State University / United States Forest Service; Apalachicola National Forest, Florida

• dissertation title: Estimating species interactions in a woodpecker tree-hole community at the individual, population, and community levels
• demographic study of two populations of endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers (nest searching, banding, marking trees, installing artificial cavities, translocating birds)


RESEARCH COORDINATOR (for Thomas E. Martin, University of Montana)
April – July, 1995/1996 National Biological Survey; Payson, Arizona

• supervisor of 30 crew (postdocs, graduate students, undergraduates, interns) – in charge of all logistics (budget, permits, vehicles, housing, public relations, conflict resolution, journal club, data quality, scheduling, grant / contract obligations)
• projects included radiotelemetry, mistnetting, banding, Total Station / GPS mapping, blood sampling, tree climbing, dataloggers, nest searching, and captive studies


MS THESIS RESEARCH (advisor: Edward H. Miller)
April – August, 1993-1994 University of Victoria / Canadian Wildlife Service; Upper Hat Creek, British Columbia

• thesis title: Habitat and space use of the Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis, in the Hat Creek Valley, south-central British Columbia
• collected reproductive data for 6 woodpecker species (climbing, nest searching, banding, radiotelemetry, habitat measurements)


VII. Professional Societies

American Ornithologists’ Union 1993 —
American Society of Naturalists 1998 —
Animal Behavior Society 2011 —
Association of Field Ornithologists 1993 —
Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution 2005
Cooper Ornithological Society 1993 —
Ecological Society of America

(Theoretical Ecology Section)

1993 —

(1998 —

International Society for Behavioral Ecology 2011 —
Sigma Xi 2012 —
Society for Conservation Biology 2010 —
Society for the Study of Evolution 2015 —
Society of Canadian Ornithologists 1993 —
Virginia Academy of Science 2011 —
Wilson Ornithological Society 1993 —

VIII. Meetings / Seminars

1. Presentations of papers / posters at meetings and invited seminars

2016 September Eastern Carolina University Greenville, NC  
2016 September College of William & Mary Williamsburg, VA  
2016 August North American Ornithological Congress Washington, DC with S. Hager et al.
2016 August North American Ornithological Congress Washington, DC with W.D. Koenig
2016 August North American Ornithological Congress Washington, DC with M. Jusino, M. Banik, J. Palmer, D. Lindner and W.D. Koenig
2016 August North American Ornithological Congress Washington, DC with N. Hagemeyer and W.D. Koenig
2016 August North American Ornithological Congress Washington, DC with V. Garcia, R. Bowman, J. Fitzpatrick, J. Walters and W.D. Koenig
2016 July International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, UK with M. Pardo and W.D. Koenig
2016 July International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, UK with N. Hagemeyer and W.D. Koenig
2016 July International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, UK with V. Garcia, R. Bowman, J. Fitzpatrick, J. Walters and W.D. Koenig
2016 July International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, UK with W.D. Koenig
2016 July Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Resources, and Medicinal Wonder Ashland, OR with N. Flanders, C. Randle and L. Musselman
2016 May Integrated Tick Management Symposium Washington, DC with R. Nadolny, L. Notto, M. Smith, R. Rose, R. Dueser, and H. Gaff
2016 April Association of Southeastern Biologists Concord, NC with N. Flanders, C. Randle and L. Musselman
2016 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Wachapreague, VA with C. Hines and A. Arnold
2016 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Wachapreague, VA with A. Arnold, T. Schreckengost, and J. Buler
2016 February Delaware Wetlands Conference Wilmington, DE with J. Buler, T. Schreckengost, J. Smolinksky, J. McLaren, and D. Dawson
2016 January Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA  
2015 October Delaware Environmental Institute Graduate Research Symposium Newark, DE with T. Schreckengost, A. Arnold, M. Boone, J. Smolinksky, and J. Buler
2015 August Ecological Society of America Baltimore, MD with N.D.G. Hagemeyer, W.D. Koenig
2015 June Animal Behavior Society Anchorage, AK with W.D. Koenig
2015 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Melfa, VA
2015 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Melfa, VA with A. Arnold, T. Schreckengost, and J. Buler
2014 August International Society for Behavioral Ecology New York, NY with W.D. Koenig
2014 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Melfa, VA
2014 March Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Melfa, VA with A. Arnold
2013 December Southern Tip Partners Cape Charles, VA
2013 December Southern Tip Partners Cape Charles, VA with J. Buler, A. Arnold, T. Schreckengost
2014 August International Society for Behavioral Ecology New York, NY with N.D.G. Hagemeyer, W.D. Koenig
2014 July North American Congress for Conservation Biology Missoula, MT with A. Arnold, J. Buler, T. Schreckengost
2014 February 7th International Woodpecker Conference Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain  with W.D. Koenig
2013 November Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
2013 October Council on Undergraduate Research Raleigh, NC with H.D. Gaff, D.T. Gauthier, D.A. Daines
2013 July Animal Behavior Society Boulder, CO with L.A. Ball
2013 July Animal Behavior Society Boulder, CO with W.D. Koenig
2013 May Virginia Academy of Science Blacksburg, VA with L.A. Ball
2013 March Wilson Ornithological Society Williamsburg, VA with H.D. Gaff, R.J. Brinkerhoff, and R.M. Nadolny
2013 March Wilson Ornithological Society Williamsburg, VA with E.L. Heller and H.D. Gaff
2013 March Wilson Ornithological Society Williamsburg, VA with A.C. Brownson and W.D. Koenig
2013 February Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
2013 February Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Melfa, VA with E.L. Heller & H.D. Gaff
2013 January Christopher Newport University Newport News, VA
2012 October Virginia Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Meeting Richmond, VA with L.A. Ball
2012 August International Behavioral Ecology Congress Lund, Sweden with W.D. Koenig
2012 August North American Ornithological Congress Vancouver, Canada with A.C. Brownson and W.D. Koenig
2012 February University of North Carolina Greensboro Greensboro, NC
2011 March Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
2011 January University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2010 September International Behavioral Ecology Congress Perth, Australia with W.D. Koenig, J.A. Haydock
2010 February Invited Speaker: Natural & Anthropogenic Effects of Disturbance on Cavity-nesting Bird Communities. American Ornithologists' Union, Cooper Ornithological Society, Society for Canadian Ornithologists Joint Meeting San Diego, CA with W.D. Koenig, A.M. Liebhold
2009 April Cooper Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Tucson, AZ with W.D. Koenig
2008 August International Behavioral Ecology Congress Ithaca, NY with W.D. Koenig, J.A. Haydock
2008 August American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting Portland, OR with W.D. Koenig, J.A. Haydock
2007 April Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA  
2006 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Memphis, TN with D.T. Bolger & others
2006 February Ecology & Evolution Seminar, Dartmouth College Hanover, NH  
2005 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Montreal, QC with D.T. Bolger & M.A. Patten
2005 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Montreal, QC with D.T. Bolger
2005 June Cooper Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Arcata, CA with W.D. Koenig & others
2004 July Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting New York, NY with D.T. Bolger
2003 November Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College Hanover, NH  
2003 June Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2003 January Red-cockaded Woodpecker Symposium IV Savannah, GA with J.M. Kneitel
2002 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Tucson, AZ with F.C. James
2001 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Madison, WI  
2000 November Ecology and Evolution Seminar Series, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL  
1998 August Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Baltimore, MD with B.C. Kicklighter
1997 August American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting Minneapolis, MN with E.H. Miller
1997 August American Ornithologists' Union Annual Meeting Minneapolis, MN with F.C. James
1997 April Florida Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Wakulla Springs, FL  
1997 February Tallahassee Ornithological Society Tallahassee, FL  
1994 March Annual Vertebrate Symposium, University of Victoria Victoria, BC  
1994 March Pacific Ecology Conference Bamfield, BC  
1994 February Graduate Student Symposium, University of Victoria Victoria, BC  

2. Public outreach and industry invited talks

2016 June Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2016 March Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA with N.D.G. Hagemeyer, W.D. Koenig
2015 October Williamsburg Bird Club Williamsburg, VA with A. Arnold, T. Schreckengost, J. Buler
2015 July Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2013 April Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA
2012 May Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA
2012 January Cape Henry Audubon Society Norfolk, VA
2011 February Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA
2010 October American Association of University Women Carmel Valley, CA
2009 June Keynote Speaker, Woodpecker Wonderland Festival Camp Sherman, OR
2009 April Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA
2008 March Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2008 February Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2008 January Mt. Diablo Audubon Society Walnut Creek, CA  
2007 April Hastings Natural History Reservation, UC Berkeley Carmel Valley, CA  
2003 November Western Energy Institute and Northwest Public Power Association Reno, NV with R.E. Harness
2001 October Western Energy Institute and Northwest Public Power Association Reno, NV  
2000 October Northeast Pole Conference Binghamton, NY  
1997 May Electric Power Research Institute Charlotte, NC  

IX. Referee Activities

1. Associate Editor, Auk: Ornithological Advances; 2013-present

2. Associate Editor, Condor: An International Journal of Avian Biology; 2008-2013

3. Reviewer for the following journals (1997-present):

Approximately 20 manuscripts per year.

Journal Number of Reviews
Acta Oecologica 1
Acta Theriologica 1
American Midland Naturalist 1
Auk:  A Quarterly Journal of Ornithology 28
Behavioral Ecology 1
Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 5
Biodiversity & Conservation 1
Biological Invasions 1
BioScience 1
Canadian Journal of Forest Research 3
Condor: An International Journal of Avian Biology 61
Diversity and Distributions 1
Ecography 1
Ecological Applications 4
Ecology 2
Ecoscience 1
Ethology 1
European Journal of Wildlife Research 1
Forest Ecology & Management 2
Florida Field Naturalist 4
Ibis 4
Journal of Animal Ecology 1
Journal of Avian Biology 1
Journal of Field Ornithology 5
Journal of Tropical Ecology 2
Journal of Wildlife Management 9
PeerJ 1
Polymath 1
Prairie Naturalist 1
Urban Ecosystems 1
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 1
Western Birds 1
Western North American Naturalist 1
Wildlife Society Bulletin 1
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 5

Total

156

4. Grant Panelist:

Animal Behavior Society (2015-2017)

National Science Foundation (2014, 2015)

Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research Program (2014)

Texas Sea Grant (2013)


X. Service

Term Position Organization
2017 New Faculty Award Committee Old Dominion University Alumni Association
2016-2017 Chair, Undergraduate Research Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2016-2017 Curriculum Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2015-2016 Operations & Awards Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2015-present Chair, Membership Committee Association of Field Ornithologists
2014-2015 Technology Committee College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
Summer 2014 Academic Mentor, Gonzaga University Off-Campus Research Experience Gonzaga Science Research Program, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
2013-present Associate Editor, Auk: Ornithological Advances American Ornithologists' Union
2013-2014 Chair and At-Large Committee Member, Executive Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2013-present Harry R. Painton Award Committee Cooper Ornithological Society
2013 Committee Member, Vertebrate Ecologist Search Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2012-2013 Chair, Departmental Seminar Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2012-2013 Secretary and At-Large Committee Member, Executive Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2012-present Committee Member, Ecology PhD Admissions Committee Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University
2012-present Committee Member Blackwater Ecological Preserve Committee, Old Dominion University
2008-2013 Associate Editor, Condor: An international journal of avian biology Cooper Ornithological Society
2007-present webmaster www.savetheredbelly.org Save the Alabama Red-bellied Turtle Alliance
2006 Ivory-billed Woodpecker search team Nokuse Plantation, Bruce, FL
2002-2004 Appointed Member Lake Jackson Ecopassage Advisory Group
2000-present webmaster www.lakejacksonturtles.org

Lake Jackson Ecopassage Alliance

1998-present Online mentor to undergraduates interested in pursuing academic career paths Online Community Network (OLC) Mentors Online program www.olcnetwork.net
1996-present

Moderator / List Owner - CAVNET

www.cavitynester.org

An international scientific discussion group with a membership of 400+ cavity-nesting bird scientists from over 40 countries
1993-1994 Graduate Studies Admissions Committee Department of Biology, University of Victoria
1993-1994 Graduate Studies Awards Committee Department of Biology, University of Victoria
1990-1992 Birding Committee (habitat improvement & protection) Victoria Natural History Society
1990-1992 Conservation Committee Victoria Natural History Society
1990-1991 Elk Lake Waterfowl Advisory Committee Capital Regional District, Victoria, B.C.

XI. Mentoring

Postdoctoral Fellows
4. Sahas Barve "Evolution of Cooperative Behavior"

 

Cornell University

Spring 2017-present
3. Michelle Jusino "Convergent multi-species symbioses between woodpeckers and fungi" University of Wisconsin - Madison Spring 2015-present
2. Victoria Garcia "Senescence and its consequences in three cooperative breeders" Old Dominion University Spring 2015-present
1. Hannah Dugdale "Quantitative genetics of behaviour: cooperative breeding and lifetime fitness" University of Sheffield Spring 2012-present
     
PhD Committees
Advisor
3. Spencer Schubert "Seasonally changing movement behavior of two colonially-nesting frugivorous birds and consequences for seed dispersal pattern of a subannually fruiting tree" Old Dominion University Fall 2015-present
2. Nick Flanders "The role of generalist avian frugivores in determining the distribution of the mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum and potential consequences for the mistletoe-feeding lepidopteran Atlides halesus" Old Dominion University Fall 2014-present
1. Natasha Hagemeyer "Coalition formation and parallel dispersal in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus)" Old Dominion University Fall 2012-present
 
Committee Member
9. Ryan Knowles "Resource partitioning in larval communities associated with Caribbean spiny lobsters" Old Dominion University Fall 2014-Spring 2015
8. Jason Spadaro "Effects of grazing by herbivorous crabs on the community structure of Caribbean coral patch reefs" Old Dominion University Fall 2014-present
7. Marla Valentine "Sponge community biocomplexity, competition, and functional significance in hard-bottom habitats of the Florida Keys, FL (USA)" Old Dominion University Fall 2013-present
6. Alexis White "Biological and mechanical control of disease vectors" Old Dominion University Fall 2013-present
5. Amanda Ackiss "Examining factors influencing gene flow in an artisanal reef fishery, Caesio cuning, across the species’ range, within a single country, and from the core to the periphery of the species’ distribution" Old Dominion University Spring 2013-present
4. Jack Butler "Characterization of soundscapes in shallow water habitats of the Florida Keys, Florida (USA) and their influence on the settlement of larval fish and invertebrates" Old Dominion University Fall 2012-Spring 2015
3. John Bain "The role of roots as terrestrial carbon pools: ground-penetrating radar applications" Old Dominion University Fall 2012-present
2. Robyn Nadolny "The anatomy of tick invasions: exploring the ecological mechanisms underlying dispersal, range expansion and phylogeography of two Ixodid ticks" Old Dominion University Fall 2011-Spring 2016
1. Kevin Byron "Patterns of secondary productivity along the estuarine gradient in the Chesapeake Bay" Old Dominion University Fall 2011-Spring 2014
       
MS Committees
Advisor
4. Chance Hines "Consequences and benefits of migratory bird stopover habitat selection" Old Dominion University Fall 2016-present
3. Andrew Arnold "Assessing the influence of extrinsic factors on migratory landbird use of forested stopover sites along the Delmarva peninsula during fall migration" Old Dominion University Fall 2013-present
2. Erin Heller "The effects of urbanization on tick parasitism rates in birds of southeastern Virginia" Old Dominion University Fall 2012-Fall 2015
1. Anna Brownson "The behavioral causes of reproductive skew in cooperatively polygynandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus)" Old Dominion University Spring 2010-Spring 2015
 
Committee Member
6. Emily Anderson "Incorporating nursery habitat resiliency into protected area designs" Old Dominion University Fall 2016-present
5. Michael Gregory "Understanding the relationship between ultraviolet cues and pollen loads and their effects on native pollinator preference in field and greenhouse" Old Dominion University Fall 2015-present
4. Jack Buchanan "Evaluating marine protected areas of the Caribbean" Old Dominion University Fall 2012-2013
3. Ben Gutzler "The ecological impact of casitas on Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) populations in the Florida Keys, FL (USA)" Old Dominion University Fall 2011-Summer 2014
2. Emily Adams "Blue carbon in freshwater / brackish marshes on the Barrier Islands of Virginia: aboveground net primary productivity and carbon pools" Old Dominion University Fall 2011-Spring 2015
1. Jack Butler "The role of sound in settlement of larval fish and invertebrates in sponge-dominated hardbottom communities in the Florida Keys, Florida (USA)" Old Dominion University Fall 2011-Fall 2012
       
NSF REU students
Hana Oikawa Acorn woodpecker behavior Universidad CES Spring 2017
Kaija Gahm Acorn woodpecker behavior Yale University Spring 2016
Jennifer Kim (co-advisor) Vegetative structure of acorn woodpecker territories Cornell University Spring, Summer 2015/2016
Devin McMahon (co-advisor) "Tree community shifts and acorn woodpecker population increases over three decades in a California oak woodland" Cornell University Spring, Summer 2013
David Weber (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Summer 2013
Ricci May (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Summer 2012
Desirree Pizzaro (co-advisor) Oak recruitment / acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Summer 2011
Caroline Rusk (co-advisor) "Cooperative breeding and long-distance dispersal: a test using vagrant records" Cornell University Summer 2010
Kathryn Francis (co-advisor) Vegetation of oak woodlands Cornell University Summer 2010
Tom Kraft (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior / oak herbivory Cornell University Summer 2009/2010
Anna Brownson (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Hope College Winter 2008
       
Honor's Projects
Anderson Miller "Diet components of waterfowl wintering in Virginia" Old Dominion University 2014-2015
Laura Seifert (co-advisor) "DNA extracted from eggs allows study of sexual selection in the acorn woodpecker" Gonzaga University 2014-2015
LaCheryl Ball (advisor) "Enrichment behavior in squirrel monkeys" Old Dominion University 2012-2013
Caroline Rusk (co-advisor) "Vagrancy as a comparative measure of long-distance dispersal in cooperatively- and non-cooperatively-breeding birds" Cornell University 2010-2012
Sara Hellmuth (co-advisor) "A comparison of the provisioning rates of the California towhee (Pipilo crissalis) and the wrentit (Chamaea fasciata)" Dartmouth College Spring 2004
       
Field Assistants
Rebecca Schneider Migrant stopover ecology University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Fall 2016
Nathan Weyandt Migrant stopover ecology Penn State Fall 2014
Jack Martini Migrant stopover ecology Penn State Fall 2014
Xeronimo Castañeda Metabolic demands of migration California State University Monterey Bay Fall 2014
Dan Lipp Migrant stopover ecology Michigan State University Fall 2014
Joe Dacus Migrant stopover ecology University of Montana Fall 2014
Eric Cali Acorn woodpecker behavior / Migrant stopover ecology Old Dominion University Spring-Fall 2014
Marissa Buschow Migrant stopover ecology University of Kansas, Eastern Kentucky University (MS) Fall 2013
Blake Hepner Migrant stopover ecology Cornell University Fall 2013
Conor Higgins  Migrant stopover ecology / Acorn woodpecker behavior University of Pittsburgh Winter 2013-2014
Ben Hodgkins  Migrant stopover ecology University of Massachusetts Fall 2013
Alan Moss Migrant stopover ecology Florida State University Fall 2013
Laura Duval Metabolic demands of migration Virginia Commonwealth University Fall 2013, Fall 2015
       
Interns / Undergraduate Research
Paula Saravia Acorn woodpecker behavior Universidad CES Spring 2017
Toni Dotterer Acorn woodpecker behavior Old Dominion University Spring 2017
Rebecca Westwick Acorn woodpecker behavior University of Texas Winter 2016-2017
Emilee Sparks Acorn woodpecker behavior North Park University Winter 2016-2017
Robin Jenkins Acorn woodpecker behavior Oregon State University Spring 2016
Ayala Berger (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of California, Davis Winter 2015-2016
Samantha Dietz (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior North Carolina State University Winter 2015-2016
Lynn Zhang (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of California, Santa Cruz Winter 2014-2015
Ally Lahey (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Old Dominion University Fall 2014-Summer 2015
Alison Nevins (advisor) Metabolic demands of migration University of California, Davis Fall 2014
Niles Desmarais (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Gonzaga University Summer 2014, Winter 2014-2015
Jessica Asfari (advisor) "Avian malaria in Virginia" Old Dominion University Summer, Fall 2014
Annie Sabo (advisor) "Evaluating factors that influence native bird window strikes at the Virginia Zoo" Old Dominion University Summer, Fall 2014
Dorothy Paine (advisor) "The effects of avian foraging and nesting behavior on the probability and intensity of tick parasitism" Old Dominion University Summer, Fall 2014
Elise Nishikawa (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of Colorado-Boulder Spring 2014
Chance Hines (advisor) Metabolic demands of migration Texas A&M University Fall 2013, Fall 2015
Joy Miller (advisor) "The relative role of non-native/invasive and native woody plants to the stopover ecology of fall migrant birds in the Atlantic flyway" Old Dominion University Fall 2013
Henrietta Egbunike (advisor) "Bird-window strikes at the Virginia Zoo" Old Dominion University Fall 2013
Andrea Brightwell (advisor) "Local birds act as vectors of disease for ticks" Old Dominion University Fall 2013, Spring 2014
Jessica Vincent "Birds as vectors of Rickettsia parkeri" Old Dominion University Summer, Winter 2013
Eric Cali (advisor) "The effect of vegetation structure and composition on sound attenuation in forested habitats" Old Dominion University Spring, Fall 2013
Zack Mallette (advisor) "An assessment of the accuracy of the National Land Cover Database in Accomack and Northampton counties" Old Dominion University Spring 2013
Laura August (advisor) "Movement patterns of feral cats at the Virginia Zoo" College of William & Mary Spring, Summer 2013
Sarah Latham (advisor) Tick parasitism of birds Old Dominion University Spring, Summer 2013
Alexander Pate (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Auburn University Spring 2013
Rebecca Earl (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Spring 2013
Evan Phillips (advisor) "Sampling bias of ornithological mist-netting" Old Dominion University Spring 2013
Anastasia Rahlin (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Brown University Winter 2012-2013, 2013-2014
Margaret McDonald (advisor) "Estimating population size from mistnetting data" Old Dominion University Winter 2012-2013
Grace Ha (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Spring 2012
Tracy Burkhard (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior UC Berkeley Spring 2012
Katie Zarn (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Gonzaga University Winter 2011-2012
Charles Van Rees (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Connecticut College Winter 2011-2012
Bridget Antze (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Dalhousie University (CAN) Spring 2011
Kyle Funk- (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior / oak phenology UC Santa Cruz 2008-2010
Adam Cirone (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Muskingum College Spring 2010
Max Mehlman (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of New Hampshire Spring 2010
Caitlyn Gillepsie (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Knox College Winter 2009-2010
Dan Strain (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior UC Santa Cruz Spring 2009
Erin Spevak (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Marlboro College Spring 2009, Fall 2013
Dean Bogart (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Prescott College Summer 2008
Margaret Kellogg (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Cornell University Summer 2008
Andrea Gear (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of London (UK) Spring 2008
Catherine Dale (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Dalhousie University (CAN) Spring 2008
Ian Taff (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Marlboro College Spring 2008
Emma Moran (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of North Carolina Winter 2007-2008
Doug Morin (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Skidmore College Winter 2007-2008
Archer Larned (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior Univ Wisconsin-Madison Fall 2007
Debbie Visco (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior SUNY-ESF Spring 2007
Josh Brown (co-advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior UNC-Chapel Hill Spring 2007
Ryan Drobek (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior UC Santa Cruz Winter 2006-2007
Bridget Piculell (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior UC Santa Cruz Winter 2006-2007
Justyn Stahl (advisor) Acorn woodpecker behavior University of Florida Winter 2006-2007

 

Senior Seminar (BIOL 405W) mentees
Shannon Burke "The evolution of matriarchal societies in mammals" Spring 2017
Jerad Fuelling "Pathogen transfer of avian influenza HPAI H5N1 by waterfowl and its global impact" Fall 2016
Christine Anderson "Long distance migration in seabirds" Spring 2015
Annie Sabo "Factors influencing window strikes in birds" Spring 2015
Caitlin Burns "Physiological effects of captivity on marine mammals" Spring 2015
Ally Lahey "Patterns in avian susceptibility to fatal window collisions" Fall 2014
Sheri Richardson "The effects of zoo visitors on siamang and gibbon behavior" Fall 2014
A.J. Dickens "How human interference has affected bird habits of the Central Amazon" Fall 2014
Aimee Lockwood "The effects of wind farms on birds" Fall 2014
Jessica Asfari "Avian malaria in birds of southeastern Virginia" Fall 2014
Clinton Szymanski "A review of caudal luring in snakes" Spring 2014
Jeffory Rey "Habitat corridors: a review on the effectiveness and dangers of habitat corridors" Spring 2014
Eric Cali "The effect of global climate change on the distribution and migration of Arctic nesting birds" Summer 2013
Jenna Valliere "Saving the tigers: conservation efforts to cease the decline of Panthera tigris populations" Summer 2013
Dorothy Questore "The many sounds of the killer whale (Orcinus orca)" Summer 2013
Jordan Gentry "Self-medicative behavior in primates" Spring 2013
Codie Hogbin "Migration in birds" Spring 2013
Karissa Keller "The effect of human activities on songbird biodiversity" Spring 2013
Qingyi Ye "Factors affecting sexual selection and courtship behavior in freshwater fishes" Spring 2013
Evan Phillips "Sampling bias of ornithological mist-netting" Spring 2013
Leah DeMercurio "The effects of human disturbance on foraging behavior in migratory shorebirds" Spring 2013
Vanja Gvozderac "The role of birds in the spread of tick-borne diseases" Fall 2012
Julia Romanchik "Adoption and alloparental care in mammals & birds" Spring 2012
Lauren Leftwich "GIS and conservation of coral reefs" Spring 2012
Sangeeta Borkar "Monogamy among mammals" Fall 2011
     
Work Study
Katelyn Joa-Santiago Museum Curation Fall 2016, Spring 2017
Korena Klimczak Museum Curation Spring 2016
Alexandria Sobers Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Briana Harvey Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Letrice Samuels Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2014, Spring 2015
Jasmine Styles Acorn Woodpecker behavior Winter 2013
Morgan Richardson Acorn Woodpecker behavior Winter 2013
Tamar Lawrence Acorn Woodpecker behavior Winter 2013, Fall 2014
Brianna Braxton Acorn Woodpecker behavior Winter 2013, Fall 2014
Tracie McGee Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2013
Ashleigh Hudson Acorn Woodpecker behavior Winter 2012-2013
James Kling Museum Curation Winter 2012-2013
Waleed Gani Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2012
Baley Jiggetts Acorn Woodpecker behavior Fall 2012
Yanni Hedjar Museum Curation Spring 2012

 

XII. Publications

1. Peer-Reviewed

orcid qr code

SUBMITTED

2017. Pardo, M.A, E.A. Sparks, T.S. Kuray, N.D.G. Hagemeyer, E.L. Walters, and W.D. Koenig. Social cognition in an extended social network: acorn woodpeckers recognize associative relationships between individuals in other groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

2017. Garcia, V., R. Bowman, J.W. Fitzpatrick, W.D. Koenig, J.R. Walters and E.L. Walters. What affects aging in social species? The role of helpers and territory quality in mitigating reproductive senescence in three species of cooperatively breeding birds.

2017. Garcia, V., R. Bowman, J.W. Fitzpatrick, W.D. Koenig, J.R. Walters and E.L. Walters. Reproductive senescence in three species of cooperatively breeding birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

2017. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. Causes of seasonal decline in reproductive performance of the cooperatively-breeding Acorn Woodpecker. Auk.

2017. Walters, E.L. Unintended consequences of competitor removal: Markov chain community development models reveal hidden relationships. Journal of Animal Ecology.

2017. Prinz, A.C.B., W. D. Koenig, J. Haydock, and E.L. Walters. The behavioral causes of reproductive skew in cooperatively polygynandrous acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus). Ethology.

2017. Walters, E.L. and W.D. Koenig. An experimental test of ecological constraints in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus). American Naturalist.

2017. McLaren, J.D., J.J. Buler, T. Schreckengost, J.A. Smolinsky, M. Boone, D.K. Dawson, and E.L. Walters. Artificial light at night confounds broad-scale habitat selection by migrating birds. Science.

IN PRESS

2017. Hager, S.B., ..., N.D.G. Hagemeyer, ..., E.L. Walters et al. Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation.

PUBLISHED

2017. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and P.G. Rodewald. Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: the case of the Red-headed Woodpecker. Condor 119:143-150. |

2016. Prinz, A.C.B, V.K. Taank, V. Voegeli, and E.L. Walters. A novel nest-monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro-computer. Journal of Field Ornithology 87(4):427-435. | Supplementary Code | Video This publication was featured by Nature in article about build-it-yourself field equipment.

2016. Sabo, A.M., N.D.G. Hagemeyer, A.S. Lahey, and E.L. Walters. Local avian density influences risk of mortality from window strikes. PeerJ 4:e2170; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2170. |

2016. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. Provisioning patterns in the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker: can feeding behaviour serve as a signal? Animal Behaviour 119:125-134. DOI 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.06.002 |

2016. Heller, E.L., Wright, C.L., Nadolny, R.M., Hynes, W.L., Gaff, H.D., and E.L. Walters. New records of Ixodes affinis parasitizing avian hosts in southeastern Virginia. Journal of Medical Entomology 53:441-445. DOI 10.1093/jme/tjv175 |

2016. Heller, E.L., K.C.R. Kerr, Dahlan, N.F., Dove, C.J., and E.L. Walters. Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of Empidonax flycatchers: a case study from the first occurrence record of Dusky Flycatcher in Virginia. Journal of Field Ornithology 87(1):96-103. DOI 10.1111/jofo.12132|

2015. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, J. M.H. Knops, and W. J. Carmen. Acorns and acorn woodpeckers: ups and downs in a long-term relationship. Pp. 23-33. In [Standiford, Richard B.; Purcell, Kathryn L., tech. cords]. Proceedings of the seventh California oak symposium: managing oak woodlands in a dynamic world. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-251. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 579 p. |

2015. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. Temporal variability and cooperative breeding: testing the bet-hedging hypothesis in the acorn woodpecker. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 20151742. |

2015. McMahon, D., I.S. Pearse, W.D. Koenig, and E.L. Walters. Tree community shifts and acorn woodpecker population increases over three decades in a California oak woodland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45(8):1113-1120.   |

2014. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. What we don't know, and what needs to be known, about the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus. Acta Ornithologica 49(2):221-232 [invited paper] |

2014. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, I.S. Pearse, and J.M.H. Knops. Serotiny in California oaks. Madroņo 61:151-158.   |

2014. Walters, E.L., E.H. Miller and P.E. Lowther. Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/663a.

2014. Walters, E.L., E.H. Miller and P.E. Lowther. Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis), The Birds of North America Online (A. Poole, Ed.). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; Retrieved from the Birds of North America Online: http://bna.birds.cornell.edu/bna/species/663b.

2013. Ball, L.A. and E.L. Walters. Enrichment of captive squirrel monkeys. Virginia Journal of Science 64:44-45. [Published Abstract]

2013. Rusk, C.L., E.L. Walters, and W.D. Koenig. Cooperative breeding and long-distance dispersal: a test using vagrant records. PLoS ONE 8(3):e58624. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058624   |

2012. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. An experimental study of chick provisioning in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker. Ethology 118:566-574.  |

2012. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. Brooding, provisioning, and compensatory care in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker. Behavioral Ecology 23:181-190.  |

2011. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and J. Haydock. Fitness consequences of within-brood dominance in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:2229-2238.  |

*2011. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. Age-related provisioning behaviour in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the skills and the pay-to-stay hypotheses. Animal Behaviour 82:437-444.  | *This article is featured in the September 2011 issue by the executive editor.|  

2011. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and J. Haydock. Variable helper effects, ecological conditions, and the evolution of cooperative breeding in the acorn woodpecker. American Naturalist 178:145-158.  |

2011. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and A.M. Liebhold. Effects of gypsy moth outbreaks on North American woodpeckers. Condor: an international journal of avian biology 113:352-361. |

2010. Walters, E.L. and F.C. James. Quantifying purported competition with individual- and population-level metrics. Conservation Biology 24(6):1569-1577. |

2009. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and J. Haydock. Helpers and egg investment in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the concealed helper effects hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63:1659-1665. |

2008. Koenig, W.D., J.P. McEntee, and E.L. Walters. Acorn harvesting by acorn woodpeckers: annual variation and comparison with genetic estimates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10:811-822. |

2008. Stromberg, M.R., W.D. Koenig, E.L. Walters, and J. Schweisinger. Estimates of Trichomonas gallinae-induced mortality in band-tailed pigeons of upper Carmel Valley, California, winter 2006-2007. Wilson Journal of Field Ornithology 120(3):603-606. |

2008. Koenig, W.D. and E.L. Walters. A tale of two worlds: molecular ecology and population structure of the threatened Florida scrub-jay. Molecular Ecology 17:1632-1633. |

2007. Miller, T.E., J.H. Burns, P. Munguia, E.L. Walters, J.M. Kneitel, P.M. Richards, N. Mouquet, H.L. Buckley. Evaluating support for the resource-ratio hypothesis: a response to Wilson et al. American Naturalist 169(5):707-708. |

2005. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, J.R. Walters, J.S. Kellam, K.G. Michalek, and M.S. Schrader. Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers. Condor 107(4):810-822. |

2005. Harness, R.E. and E.L. Walters. Knock on wood: woodpeckers and utility pole damage. IEEE Industry Applications Magazine 11(2):68-73. |

2005. Miller, T.E., J.H. Burns, P. Munguia, E.L. Walters, J.M. Kneitel, P.M. Richards, N. Mouquet, H.L. Buckley. A critical review of twenty years’ use of the Resource Ratio Theory. American Naturalist 165(4):439-448. |

2004. Buckley, H., J.H. Burns, J. Kneitel, E.L. Walters, P. Munguia, and T.E. Miller. Small-scale patterns in community structure of Sarracenia purpurea inquilines. Community Ecology 5(2):181-188. |

2003. Schrader, M.S., E.L. Walters, F.C. James and E.C. Greiner. Seasonal prevalence of a haematozoan parasite of the Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) and its association with host condition and overwinter survival. AUK 120:130-137. |

2002. Walters, E.L., E.H. Miller, and P.E. Lowther. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius). In The Birds of North America, no. 662. (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds). The Birds of North America, Inc. Philadelphia, PA. |

2002. Walters, E.L., E.H. Miller, and P.E. Lowther. Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) and Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis). In The Birds of North America, no. 663. (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds). The Birds of North America, Inc. Philadelphia, PA. |

2002. Foster, G.W., J.M. Kinsella, E.L. Walters, M.S. Schrader, and D.J. Forrester. Parasitic helminths of red-bellied woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) from the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. Journal of Parasitology. 88:1140-1142. |

2001. Harding, E.K., E.E. Crone, B.D. Elderd, J.M. Hoekstra, A.J. McKerrow, J.D. Perrine, J. Regetz, L.J. Rissler, A.G. Stanley, E.L. Walters*, and NCEAS HCP Working Group. The scientific foundations of habitat conservation plans: a quantitative assessment. Conservation Biology. 15:488-500 (*order of authors alphabetical after lead author) |

2001. Walters, E.L. and E.H. Miller. Predation on woodpeckers in British Columbia. Canadian Field-Naturalist 115(3): 411-419. |

1999. Miller, E.H., E.L. Walters and H. Ouellet. Plumage, size, and sexual dimorphism in the Queen Charlotte Islands Hairy Woodpecker. Condor 101:86-95. |

1993. Baird, R.W., E.L. Walters, and P.J. Stacey. Status of the Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107(4):466-480. |


2. Book Chapters

2016. Koenig, W.D., E.L. Walters, and J.A. Haydock. Acorn woodpeckers: helping at the nest, polygynandry, and dependence on a variable acorn crop. Pages 217-236 In: Koenig, W.D. and J.L. Dickinson (eds). Cooperative Breeding: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Cambridge University Press. |

 
2008. Walters, E.L. Foreword. in: D. Wilkening, How to get into the top graduate schools: what you need to know about getting into law, medical, and other Ivy League schools explained simply. Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc., Ocala, Florida. Pp. 6-8.

2004. Walters, E.L. and J.M. Kneitel. Use of water-filled red-cockaded woodpecker cavities by other organisms. in: Costa, R. and S.J. Daniels, eds. Red-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery. Hancock House Publishers. Blaine, Washington. Pp. 492-497. |

2004. James, F.C., Richards, P., Hess, C.A., McCluney, K.E., Walters, E.L., and M.S. Schrader. Sustainable forestry for the red-cockaded woodpecker’s ecosystem. in: Costa, R. and S.J. Daniels, eds. Red-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery. Hancock House Publishers. Blaine, Washington. Pp. 60-69. |


3. Thesis / Dissertation

2004. Walters, E.L. Estimating species interactions in a woodpecker tree-hole community at the individual, population, and community levels. PhD Dissertation, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

1996. Walters, E.L. Habitat and space use of the Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis, in the Hat Creek valley, south-central British Columbia. MS Thesis, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. 98p. |


4. Book Reviews

2016. Walters, E.L. Book Review: Animal Social Networks. Oxford University Press. International Society for Behavioral Ecology Newsletter 28(1):11-13. |

2014. Hagemeyer, N.D. G and E.L. Walters. Book Review: Rare Birds of North America. Princeton University Press. Journal of Field Ornithology 85:436-438. |

2014. Koenig, W.D. and E.L Walters. Book Review: Woodpeckers of the World: A Photographic Guide. Firefly Books. Journal of Field Ornithology 85:435-436. |

2002. Walters, E.L. Book Review: Birds of British Columbia, Volume 4 – Wood-Warblers through Old World Sparrows. Auk 119:293-295.

5. Reports / Other

2015. Heller, E.L., Arnold, J.A. and E.L. Walters . Migrant bird research at Old Dominion University. Virginia Birds 11:4-5. |

2004. Walters, E.L. Study identifies nest-cavity predators: woodpecker nests in British Columbia are examined. Bluebird 26:15-17. |

2004. Harness, R.E. and E.L. Walters. Woodpeckers and utility pole damage. Rural Electric Power Conference. May 23-25, 2004, Scottsdale, AZ. 7p. |

2003. Harness, R.E. and E.L. Walters. Mitigating woodpecker damage to utility poles. Western Energy Institute and Northwest Public Power Association. November 5-6, 2003, Reno, NV. 11p.

2001. Walters, E.L. When good woodpeckers go bad: why do they damage utility structures? Western Energy Institute and Northwest Public Power Association. October 2001, Reno, NV. 6p.

2000. Walters, E.L. Woodpeckers 101: the basics of woodpecker biology. Northeast Pole Conference. October 2000, Binghamton, NY. 7p.

1998. Andrusiak, L, E.L. Walters, T. Eliot and K. Simpsons. Standards manual for wildlife radio telemetry. Resources Inventory Committee, Ministry of Environment, Lands, and Parks, Victoria, B.C. |

1997. Fraser, D.F., C. Siddle, D. Copley and E. Walters. Status of the Purple Martin in British Columbia. Wildlife Working Report No. WR-89. 38 p. |

1997. Walters, E.L. Woodpecker biology and behavior. Electric Power Research Institute. May 1997, Charlotte, NC. 6p.

1996. Steeger, C., M. Machmer and E. Walters. Ecology and management of woodpeckers and wildlife trees in British Columbia. Fraser River Action Plan, Environment Canada, Ottawa. 23p.

1994. Walters, E.L. A critical review of “A methodology for surveying woodpeckers in British Columbia”. Contract report to the Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Environment, Victoria, B.C.

1993. Fraser, D.F. and E. Walters. Preliminary species management plan for Brewer’s Sparrow, subspecies breweri, in British Columbia. British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks Report, Victoria. 12pp.

1992. Walters, E.L., R.W. Baird and T.J. Guenther. New killer whale “pod” discovered near Victoria. Victoria Naturalist 49.3:7. |

1991. Copley, D.R. and E.L. Walters. Purple Martin nest box programme summary - 1990. Victoria Naturalist 47.4:9.

1991. Siddle, C., E.L. Walters, and D.R. Copley. Status report of the Purple Martin, Progne subis, in British Columbia. Contract report to the Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Environment, Victoria, B.C.

1991. Walters, E.L. and D.R. Copley. Waterfowl use of the Martindale Flats management area. Report to the Parks & Conservation Committee, Victoria Natural History Society. Victoria, B.C.

1990 Fraser, D.F., C. Berryman, E.L. Walters and L.R. Ramsay. Wildlife viewing plan for Goldstream Provincial Park. Contract report to the Ministry of Parks, Vancouver, B.C.

1990. Fraser, D.F., L.R. Ramsay, and E.L. Walters. Wildlife viewing plan for Manning Provincial Park. Contract report to the Ministry of Parks, Vancouver, B.C.

1990. Fraser, D.F. and E.L. Walters. Traveller's List of British Columbia Birds, Arenaria Research and Interpretation, Victoria, B.C.

1990. Fraser, D.F., E.L. Walters, and C. Siddle. Species management plans for the red and blue listed forest and grassland birds of British Columbia. Contract report to the Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Environment, Victoria, B.C.

1990. Walters, E.L., D.R. Copley and S.J. Statton. Purple Martin report finds fewer than 30 birds left in B.C. Victoria Naturalist 47:1:4.

Last updated: 09 June 2017

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