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Publications

Bacheler, N. M., P. E. Whitfield, R. C. Muñoz, B. B. Harrison, C. A. Harms, and C. A. Buckel. 2015. Movement of invasive adult lionfish Pterois volitans using telemetry: importance of controls to estimate and explain variable detection probabilities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 527: 205-220. doi:10.3354/meps11241.

Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, J. C. Kilgo, K. H. Pollock, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Do biological and bedsite characteristics influence survival of neonatal white-tailed deer? PLOS ONE 10(3): e0119070. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0119070.

Cook, M. A., M. N. Peterson, M. C. Chitwood, D. Palmer, C. S. DePerno, and K. Gross.  2015. Evaluating deer hunters’ support for hunting deer with dogs.  Human Dimensions of Wildlife 20:174-181.

Flowers, H. J., and J. E. Hightower. 2015.  Estimating sturgeon abundance in the Carolinas using side-scan sonar.  Marine and Coastal Fisheries:  Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 7:1-9.

Fritts, S., S. Grodsky, D. Hazel, J. Homyack, S. Castleberry, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Quantifying multi-scale habitat use of woody biomass by southern toads. Forest Ecology and Management 346:81-88.

Gompper, M. E., J. L. Belant, and R. Kays. 2015. Carnivore coexistence: America’s Recovery. Science 347:382–83.

Grodsky, S., R. Iglay, C. Sorenson, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Should invertebrates receive greater inclusion in wildlife research journals? The Journal of Wildlife Management 79:529-536.

Hughes, J. B., and J. E. Hightower.  2015.  Combining split-beam and DIDSON sonars to estimate abundance of anadromous fishes in the Roanoke River, North Carolina.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management 35:229-240.

Kelly T, J. B. McNeill, L. Avens, A. G. Hall, L. R. Goshe, A. A. Hohn, M. H. Godfrey, A. N. Mihnovets, W. M. Cluse, and C. A. Harms. 2015. Clinical pathology reference intervals for an in-water population of juvenile loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Core Sound, North Carolina, USA. PLOS ONE 10(3): e0115739. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0115739.

Kilburg, E. L., C. E. Moorman, C. S. DePerno, D. Cobb, and C. A. Harper. 2015. Wild turkey prenesting-resource selection in a landscape managed with frequent prescribed burns. Southeastern Naturalist 14:137-146.

Klimstra, R. L., C. E. Moorman, S. J. Converse, J. A Royle, and C. A. Harper. 2015. Small mammal use of hayed native, warm-season and non-native cool-season forage fields. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:49-55.

Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, R. Kays, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Prescribed fire affects female white-tailed deer habitat use during summer lactation. Forest Ecology and Management 348:220-225.

Rutledge, M. E., R. Sollmann, B. E. Washburn, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Using novel spatial mark-resight techniques to monitor resident Canada geese in a suburban environment. Wildlife Research 41:447-453.

Serenari, C., M. N. Peterson, F. Cubbage, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Application of choice experiments to determine stakeholder preferences for woody biomass harvesting guidelines. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 34:343-357.

Smith, J. A., H. J. Flowers, and J. E. Hightower. 2015.  Fall spawning of Atlantic Sturgeon in the Roanoke River, North Carolina.  Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:48-54.

Taillie, P., C. E. Moorman, and M. N. Peterson. 2015. Using Bachman’s sparrow occupancy to guide restoration of longleaf pine ecosystems at multiple scales. The Condor 117:137-146.

Popular Press

Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Preparing a fire prescription to maximize deer forage quality. The Upland Gazette 2015:6.

Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Research in our state…Fire and fruits. NC Chapter of The Wildlife Society, NC Wildlifer, February 2015, 30:23.

Professional Presentations

Ames, C., S. Barco, E. Bates, S. Finn, C. Harms, E. Christiansen, and A. S. Williard. 2015. Blood biochemistry and health assessment of sea turtles captured by recreational hook-and-line in North Carolina and Virginia. Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Boggs, A. D., C. S. DePerno, and J. R. Flowers.  2015. Fascioloides magna and larval tapeworm infections in white-tailed deer.  2015 North Carolina State University Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium, Talley Student Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Boggs, A. D., C. S. DePerno, and J. R. Flowers. 2015. Fascioloides magna and larval tapeworm infections in white-tailed deer. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Boggs, A. D., C. S. DePerno, and J. R. Flowers. 2015. Fascioloides magna and larval tapeworm infections in white-tailed deer. College of Natural Resources Chancellors Visit, Jordan Addition, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, J. C. Kilgo, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno.  2015. White-tailed deer population dynamics and adult female survival in the presence of a novel predator.  2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, J. C. Kilgo, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno.  2015. White-tailed deer population dynamics and adult female survival in the presence of a novel predator.  38th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Christiansen, E. F., B. E. Phillips, H. J. Broadhurst, L. Avens, J. Braun-McNeill, A. G. Hall, and C. A. Harms. 2015. Venous blood gas measurements of loggerhead sea turtles following entanglement net capture. Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Alex Fish

Alex Fish won the best student poster presentation at the 2015 NCTWS Annual Meeting.

Fish, A., C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Effects of military training on Bachman’s sparrow reproductive biology. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Fish, A. C., C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Effects of military training on Bachman’s sparrow reproductive success and occupancy. 10th Annual NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, McKimmon Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Flowers, H. J., and J. E. Hightower.  2015. Annual movement patterns of Roanoke River Atlantic sturgeon, including inter-DSP marine movements and spawning periodicity.  Tidewater Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.

Harms, C. A. 2014. Humane endings for cetaceans and fish in field settings. AVMA Animal Welfare Symposium: Humane Endings, Chicago, Illinois.

Harms, C. A., E. F. Christiansen, B. E. Phillips, J. F. Beasley, C. Legner, S. A. Finn, and M. H. Godfrey. 2015. Carapacial cap necrosis with and without spinal injury associated with presumed in-water hypothermic stunning. Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Harms, C. A., E. F. Christiansen, B. E. Phillips, J. F. Beasley, C. Legner, S. A. Finn, and M. H. Godfrey. 2015. Carapacial cap necrosis with and without spinal injury associated with presumed in-water hypothermic stunning. International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Harper, C. A., M. A. Lashley, J. M. Brooke, M. C. Chitwood, J. S. Nanney, R. D. Elmore, D. J. Morin, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Does soil quality affect intraspecific plant nutritional quality? 38th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group. Little Rock, Arkansas.

Higdon, S. D., M. A. Lashley, M. C. Chitwood, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman.  2015. Do deer benefit from raccoon eyes?  2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Higdon, S. D., M. C. Chitwood, M. A. Lashley, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno.  2015. Vigilance in raccoons and implications for the mesopredator release hypothesis.  2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Higdon, S. D., M. A. Lashley, M. C. Chitwood, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman.  2015. Do deer benefit from raccoon eyes?  38th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Hightower, J. E., M. Loeffler, D. L. Peterson, and W. C. Post.  2015. Estimated survival of subadult and adult Atlantic sturgeon in four river basins in the Southeastern United States.  Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Keenan-Bateman, T., W. McLellan, A. Costidis, C. Harms, D. Rotstein, S. Rommel, C. Potter, and D. Pabst. 2015. The anatomic distribution of Crassicauda within the pygmy sperm whale (Kogia breviceps). Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS), Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Krause, J. R., J. A. Buckel, and J. E. Hightower.  2015.  Sources of mortality of weakfish tagged in North Carolina. Tidewater Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.

Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, R. Kays, C. A. Harper, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. White-tailed deer burned area selection and site fidelity following prescribed fire. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, C. A. Harper, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno.  2015. Poor soils and density-mediated body weight in deer: forage quality or quantity?  38th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Levan, B., C. E. Moorman, C. S. DePerno, and C. A. Harper. 2015. Effects of plant composition and establishment practice on habitat quality of wildlife openings. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

McAlister, M. A., C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. A comparision of methods to estimate resident Canada goose abundance in North Carolina. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

McAlister, M. A., C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. A comparison of methods to estimate resident Canada goose abundance in North Carolina. 10th Annual NCSU Graduate Research Symposium, McKimmon Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Moorman, C E. 2015. An experimental approach to assess the ecological sustainability of woody biomass harvests. Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources Seminar, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Morina, D. L., M. A. Lashley, M. C. Chitwood, M. T. Biggerstaff, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman. 2015. Comparison of white oak and sawtooth oak acorn production and attractiveness. 38th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Page-Karjian, A., T. M. Norton, B. Ritchie, C. A. Manire, C. Harms, and N. L. Gottdenker. 2015. An overview of FP and CFPHV in rehabilitating sea turtles. Southeast Regional Sea Turtle Meeting, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Raabe, J. K., B. Gardner, and J. E. Hightower.  2015.  A spatial capture-recapture model to estimate fish survival and location from linear continuous monitoring arrays.  Wisconsin American Fisheries Society, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Raabe, J. K., T. A. Ellis, C. Collier, and J. E. Hightower.  2015.  Effectiveness of a rock arch rapids for fish passage at a lock and dam on a large coastal river.  North Carolina Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Carolina Beach, North Carolina.

Rosenberg, J. F., M. Haulena, B. E. Phillips, C. A. Harms, G. A. Lewbart, L. L. Lahner, and M. G. Papich. 2015. Enrofloxacin pharmacokinetics in the purple sea star, Pisaster ochraceus, following a single intracoelomic injection and extended bath administration. International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.

Rudershausen, P. J., J. A. Buckel, and J. E. Hightower.  2015. Having your cake and eating it too: simple gear modifications to reduce sub-legal bycatch but maintain target catch in the U.S. South Atlantic black sea bass and blue crab trap fisheries.  Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Rudershausen, P. J., J. A. Buckel, J. E. Hightower,  M. J. O’Donnell, T. Dubreuil, J. H. Merrell, and B. H. Letcher.  2015. Survival of a dominant salt marsh fish among variably altered tidal creeks in a coastal landscape.  Southern Division, American Fisheries Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Scheffel, T. K., J. A. Buckel, J. E. Hightower, and F. S. Scharf.  2015.  Estimating mortality for southern flounder using a combined telemetry and conventional tagging approach.  Tidewater Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina.

Stevenson, E. R., M. C. Chitwood, M. A. Lashley, M. B. Swingen, C. E Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2015. Survival and cause-specific mortality of coyotes in a protected area. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Thayer, V. G., W. A. McLellan, K. L. Clark, P. Doshkov, C. A. Harms, K. A. Rittmaster, R. Mroch, and D. A. Babst. 2015. A preliminary comparison of four years of North Carolina Tursiops truncatus strandings to the 2013 – 2014 unusual mortality event. Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Marine Mammal Symposium (SEAMAMMS), Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Winiarski, J. M., C. E. Moorman, and J. P. Carpenter. 2015. Bachman’s sparrow home range and micro-habitat selection. 2015 Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Lake Logan Episcopal Center, Canton, North Carolina.

Extension Presentations

Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, M. B. Swingen, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman.  2015. Coyotes in the Sandhills.  Presented to ~150 participants in the Carolina’s Cup Foxhound Performance Trial, Gordon Field Trial Grounds, Hoffman, North Carolina.

Chitwood, M. C., M. A. Lashley, M. B. Swingen, C. S. DePerno, and C. E. Moorman.  2015. Coyote ecology in the Sandhills.  Presented to ~50 members and guests of the Central Carolina Forestry Club, Southern Pines, North Carolina.