Publications

Oedekoven, C. S., R. King, S. T. Buckland, M. L. Mackenzie, K. O. Evans, L. W. Burger, Jr. 2016. Using hierarchical centering to facilitate a reversible jump MCMC algorithm for random effects models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 98:79-90. Download

Faust, D.R., R.J. Kroger, L.E. Miranda and S.A. Rush. 2016. Nitrogen removal from agricultural drainage ditch sediments with amendments of organic carbon: Potential for an innovative best management practice. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 227(10). Article 378: 1-11. Download

Faust, D.R., M.T. Moore, G.A. Emison, S.A. Rush. 2016. Potential implications of and approaches to climate change on the Clean Waters Rule definition of "Waters of the United States." Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 96(5): 565-572. Download

Monroe, A., R.B. Chandler, L.W. Burger Jr., J.A. Martin. 2016. Converting exotic forages to native warm-season grass can increase avian productivity in beef production systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 233:85-93. Download

Adams, H. L., L. W. Burger, S. Riffell. 2015. Edge effects on avian diversity and density of native grass conservation buffers. Open Ornithology Journal 8:1-9. Download

Conkling, T.J., J. Belant, T.L. DeVault, G. Wang, J.A Martin. 2015. Assessment of variation of nest survival for grassland birds due to method of nest discovery. Bird Study 62:223-231. Download

Conkling, T.J., J.L. Belant, T.L. DeVault, J.A. Martin. 2015. Spatiotemporal dynamics in identification of airbird-bird strikes. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2471:19-25. Download

Riffell, S. K., A. P. Monroe, J. A. Martin, K. O. Evans, L. W. Burger, Jr., and M. D. Smith. 2015. Response of non-grassland avian guilds to adjacent herbaceous field buffers: testing the configuration of targeted conservation practices in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:303-309. Download

Hamrick, R.G., L.W. Burger, Jr and K. D. Godwin. 2014. Small Game. Pages 237 - 257 in A. T. Rohnke and J. L. Cummins ed. Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson.

Hamrick, R.G., L.W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Wildlife. Pages 48 - 69 in A. T. Rohnke and J. L. Cummins ed. Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners. University Press of Mississippi, Jackson.

Conover, R. R., S. J. Dinsmore, and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Effects of conservation practices on bird community structure within an intensive agricultural landscape. American Midland Naturalist 172:61-75. Download

Dollar,.G., H. Adams, S.K. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:171-178. Download

Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., S. Riffell, M.D. Smith. 2014. Assessing multiregion avian benefits from strategically targeted buffers. Conservation Biology 28(4):892-901. Download

Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger, S.K. Riffell, M.D. Smith, D.J. Twedt, R.R. Wilson, S. Vorisek, C. Rideout. 2014. Avian response to conservation buffers in agricultural landscapes during winter. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):257-264. Download

Monroe, A., S.R. Riffell, J. Martin, L.W. Burger. 2014. Effects of measuring nestling condition on nest success in the Dickcissel (Spiza americana). Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):401-406. Download

Oedekoven, C.S., S.T. Buckland, M.L. Mackenzie, R. King, K.O. Evans, L.W. Burger. 2014. Bayesian methods for hierarchical distance sampling models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19:219-239. Download

Temu, V.W., B.S. Baldwin, K.R. Reddy, S. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2014. Wildlife habitat quality (sward structure and ground cover) response of mixed native warm-season grasses to harvesting. Environments 1(2014):75-91. Download

Adams, H.L., L.W. Burger Jr., S.K. Riffell. 2013. Disturbance and landscape effects on avian nests in agricultural conservation buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 1213-1220. Download

Blackwell, B.F., T.W. Seamans, P.M. Schmidt, T. DeVault, J.L. Belant, M.J. Whittingham, J.A. Martin, E. Fernandez-Juricic. 2013. A framework for managing airport grasslands and birds amidst conflicting priorities. The International Journal of Avian Science 155:199-203. Download

Dollar, J.G., S.K. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2013. Effects of managing semi-natural grassland buffers on butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation. Download

Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger, C.S. Oedekoven, M.D. Smith, S.K Riffell, J.A. Martin, S.T. Buckland. 2013. Multi-region response of northern bobwhite coveys to targeted Conservation Buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:716-725. Download

Hanberry, B. B., P. Hanberry, S. K. Riffell, S. Demarais, J. C. Jones. 2013. Wintering birds in intensively established pine plantations of Coastal Plain Mississippi. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 37:91-96. Download

Loman, Z. G. , S. K. Riffell, D. A. Miller, J. A. Martin and F. J. Villela. 2013. Site preparation for switchgrass intercropping in loblolly pine plantations reduces retained trees and snags, but maintains downed woody debris. Forestry 86: 353-360. Download

DeVault, T., J. Belant, B. F. Blackwell, J. Martin, J. Schmidt, L.W. Burger, J. Patterson, 2012. Airports offer unrealized potential for alternative energy production. Environmental Management 49:517-522. Download

Dorr, B. S., L. W. Burger, Jr., S. C. Barras. 2012. Double-crested cormorant distribution on catfish aquaculture in the Yazoo River Basin of Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:1-8. Download

Mitchell, K. L., S. K. Riffell, L. W. Burger, Jr. and F. J. Vilella. 2012. Provisioning of nestling dickcissels in native warm-season grass field buffers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:298-309.

Riffell, S., J. Verschuyl, D. Miller and T. B. Wigley. 2012. Potential biodiversity response to intercropping herbaceous biomass crops on forest lands. Journal of Forestry 110:42-47

Biondi, K.M. J.L. Belant, J.A. Martin, T.L. DeVault and G.Wang. 2011. White-tailed deer incidents with U.S. civil aircraft. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35:303-309

Conover, R. R., L. W. Burger, Jr., and E. T. Linder. 2011. Grassland bird nest ecology and survival in upland habitat buffers near wooded edges. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35(4):353-361; 2011. Download

Conover,.R., J. Dinsmore and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2011. Effects of conservation practices on bird nest density and survival in intensive agriculture. Agriculure Ecosystems & Environment 41:126-132. Download

Hale, S., S. Riffell, L. W. Burger, Jr., H. Adams and J. G. Dollar. 2011. Fire ant response to management of native grass conservation buffers. American Midland Naturalist 166:283-291.

Martin, J. A., J. L. Belant, T. L. DeVault, B. F. Blackwell, L. W. Burger, Jr., S. K. Riffell, G. Wang. 2011. Wildlife risk to aviation: a multi-scale issue requires a multi-scale solution. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:198-203.

McConnell, M. D., L. W. Burger, Jr. 2011. Precision conservation: using precision agriculture technology to optimize conservation and profitability in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 2011: 66:347-354. Download

Riffell, S., J. P. Verschuyl, D. Miller and T. B. Wigley. 2011. Biofuel harvests, coarse woody debris, and biodiversity—a meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 878-887. Download

Riffell, S., J. Verschuyl, D. Miller and T. B. Wigley. 2011. A meta-analysis of bird and mammal response to short-rotation woody crops. GCB Bioenergy 3:313-321. Download

Stull, D., W.D. Gulsby, J.A. Martin, G.J. D'Angelo, G.R. Gallagher, D.A. Osborn, R.J. Warren, K.V. Miller. 2011.Comparison of fencing designs for excluding deer from roadways. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:47-57. Download

Verschuyl, J. P., S. Riffell, D. Miller and T. B. Wigley. 2011. Biodiversity response to intensive biomass production from forest thinning in North American forests—a meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 261:221-232. Download

Iglay R. B., B. D. Leopold, D. A. Miller and L. W. Burger. 2010. Effect of plant community composition on plant response to fire and herbicide treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 260:543-548. Download

Iglay, R. B., P. D. Jones, D. A. Miller, B. D. Leopold, and L. W. Burger. 2010. Deer carrying capacity in mid-rotation pine plantations of Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1003-1012. Download

Jones, P. D, L. W. Burger, Jr and. S. Demarais. 2010. Habitat quality for northern bobwhite in intensively established pine plantations. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:449-458. Download

Martin, J. A., D. P. Grimes, W. E. Palmer, and J. P. Carroll. 2010. Mortality of adult Northern Bobwhite by prescribed fire. Southeastern Naturalist 9:181-183. Download

Riffell, S.K., D.G. Scognamillo and L.W. Burger. 2010. Understanding the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program to northern bobwhite and grassland birds: the importance of practice type, configuration, and contract age. Open Ornithology Journal 3:112-123.

Butler A. B., J. A. Martin, W. E. Palmer, and J. P. Carroll. 2009. Winter use of south Florida dry prairie by two declining grassland passerines. Condor 111: 511-522. Download

Conover, R. R., L. W. Burger, Jr. and E. T. Linder. 2009. Breeding bird response to field border presence and width. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:548-555. Download

Evans, K. O., L.W. Burger, Jr., B. C. Faircloth, W. E. Palmer and J. P. Carroll. 2009. Effects of tissue sampling methods on growth and survival of neonatal northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 73: 1241-1244. Download

Evans, K. O., M. D. Smith, L. W. Burger, Jr., R. J. Chambers, A. E. Houston and R. Carlisle. 2009. Survival of pen-reared bobwhites: potential consequences to the genetic integrity of resident wild populations. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 6:121-133. Download

Havens, J. H., R. M. Kaminski, J. B. Davis and S. K. Riffell. 2009. Winter abundance of waterfowl and waste rice in managed Arkansas rice fields. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 63:41-46. Download

Hayes, R., S. Riffell, R. Minnis and B. Holder. 2009. Survival and habitat use of feral hogs in Mississippi. Southeastern Naturalist 8:411-426. Download

Holt R. D., Burger L. W. Jr., Leopold B.D., Godwin D. 2009. Over-winter survival of northern bobwhite in relation to landscape composition and structure. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium. 6: 432-446. Download

Holt, R. D., L. W. Burger, Jr., S. J. Dinsmore, M. D. Smith, S. J. Szukaitis and K. D. Godwin. 2009. Effects of radio-marking on early post-release survival of northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:989-995. Download

Riffell, S. and K. Gutzwiller. 2009. Effects of species’ traits and population characteristics on interannual consistency of animal-landscape relations. Oikos 118:45-54. Download

Smith M.D., Burger L.W. Jr. 2009. Population response of northern bobwhite to field border management practices in Mississippi. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 6:220-231. Download

Smith M.D., Hamrick R.G., Burger L.W. Jr., Carroll J.P. 2009. Estimating sample sizes for distance sampling of autumn northern bobwhite calling coveys. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 6:46-53. Download

Webb, S.L., S.K. Riffell, K. Gee and S. Demarais. 2009. Using fractal analysis to characterize movement paths of white-tailed deer and response to spatial scale. Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1210-1217. Download

Dorr, B.S., L. W. Burger, Jr. and S.C. Barras. 2008. Evaluation of aerial cluster sampling of double-crested cormorants on aquaculture ponds in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1634-1640. Download

Iglay, R. B., B. D. Leopold, D. A. Miller and L. W. Burger Jr. 2008. Prescribed fire behavior in mid-rotation pine stands of Mississippi. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies 62:210. Download

Martin, J. A., M. McKinney, W.E. Palmer, and T. C. Hines. 2008. American Alligator depredation on adult northern bobwhite. Florida Field Naturalist 36:39-40. Download

Riffell, S., D. Scognamillo and L. W. Burger. 2008. Effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on nothern bobwhite and grassland birds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 146:309-323. Download

Riffell, S., N. McIntyre and R. Hayes. 2008. Agricultural set-aside programs and grassland birds: insights from broad-scale population trends. Landscape Online 8:1-20. Download

Seckinger, E. M., L. W. Burger, Jr., R. Whittington, A. Houston and R. Carlisle. 2008. Effects of landscape composition on winter survival of northern bobwhites. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:959 -969. Download

Sladek, B. G., L.W. Burger and I.A. Munn. 2008. Avian community response to mid-rotation herbicide release and prescribed burning in Conservation Reserve Program plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 32:111-119.

Wood, D., F. J. Vilella and L.W. Burger. 2008. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) home range dynamics and macrohabitat selection in a loblolly-shortleaf pine forest. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:793-800. Download