Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2017 Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North AmericaBiological Conservation. 209-215.
2017 Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: the case of the Red-headed WoodpeckerCondor. 143-150.
2016 A novel nest-monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro-computerJournal of Field Ornithology. 427-435.
2016 Local avian density influences risk of mortality from window strikesPeerJ. e2170.
2016 New Records of Ixodes affinis (Acari: Ixodidae) Parasitizing Avian Hosts in Southeastern VirginiaJournal of Medical Entomology. 441-5.
2016 New records of Ixodes affinis parasitizing avian hosts in southeastern VirginiaJournal of Medical Entomology. 441-445.
2016 Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of Empidonax flycatchers: a case study from the first occurrence record of Dusky Flycatcher in VirginiaJournal of Field Ornithology. 96-103.
2016 Provisioning patterns in the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker: can feeding behaviour serve as a signal?Animal Behavior. 125-134.
2015 Migrant bird research at Old Dominion UniversityVirginia Birds. 4-5.
2015 Temporal variability and cooperative breeding: testing the bet-hedging hypothesis in the acorn woodpeckerProceedings of the Royal Society. 20151742.
2015 Tree community shifts and acorn woodpecker population increases over three decades in a California oak woodlandCanadian Journal of Forest Research. 1113-1120.
2014 Serotiny in California oaksMadrono. 151-158.
2014 What we don’t know, and what needs to be known, about the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpeckers Melanerpes formicivorusActa Ornithologica. 221-232.
2013 Cooperative Breeding and Long-Distance Dispersal: A Test Using Vagrant RecordsPLOS ONE. e58624.
2012 An Experimental Study of Chick Provisioning in the Cooperatively Breeding Acorn WoodpeckerEthology. 566-574.
2012 Brooding, provisioning, and compensatory care in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckerBehavioral Ecology. 181-190.
2011 Age-related provisioning behaviour in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the skills and the pay-to-stay hypothesesAnimal Behaviour. 437-444.
2011 Effects of gypsy moth outbreaks on North American woodpeckersCondor. 352-361.
2011 Fitness consequences of within-brood dominance in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckerBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 2229-2238.
2011 Variable helper effects, ecological conditions, and the evolution of cooperative breeding in the acorn woodpeckerAmerican Naturalist. 145-158.
2010 Quantifying purported competition with individual and population-level metricsConservation Biology. 1569-1577.
2009 Helpers and egg investment in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the concealed helper effects hypothesisBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 1659-1665.
2008 A tale of two worlds: molecular ecology and population structure of the threatened Florida scrub-jayMolecular Ecology. 1632-1633.
2008 Acorn harvesting by acorn woodpeckers: annual variation and comparison with genetic estimatesEvolutionary Ecology Research. 811-822.
2008 Estimate of Trichomonas gallinae-induced mortality in Band-tailed Pigeons, upper Carmel Valley, California, winter 2006-2007Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 603-606.
2007 Evaluating support for the resource-ratio hypothesis: A reply to Wilson et alAmerican Naturalist. 707-708.
2005 A critical review of twenty years’ use of the resource-ratio theoryAmerican Naturalist. 439-448.
2005 Knock on woodIeee Industry Applications Magazine. 68-73.
2005 Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckersCondor. 810-822.
2004 Small-scale patterns in community structure of Sarracenia purpurea inquilinesCommunity Ecology. 181-188.
2003 Seasonal prevalence of a haematozoan parasite of red-bellied woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) and its association with host condition and overwinter survivalAuk. 130-137.
2002 Parasitic helminths of red-bellied woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) from the Apalachicola National Forest in FloridaJournal of Parasitology. 1140-1142.
2001 The scientific foundations of habitat conservation plans: a quantitative assessmentConservation Biology. 488-500.
1999 Plumage, size, and sexual dimorphism in the Queen Charlotte Islands Hairy WoodpeckerCondor. 86-95.
1993 Status of the Bottle-Nosed-Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, with Special Reference to CanadaCanadian Field-Naturalist. 466-480.

Books

Year Title
1998 Wildlife radio-telemetry: standards for components of British Columbia’s biodiversity No. 5, version 2.0.  Victoria, B.C.: Resources Inventory Committee.

Chapters

Year Title
2016 Acorn woodpeckers: helping at the nest, polygynandry, and dependence on a variable acorn cropCooperative Breeding: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2014 Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber)Birds of North America Online. Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
2014 Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)Birds of North America Online. Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
2004 Sustainable forestry for the red-cockaded woodpecker’s ecosystemRed-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery. Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers.
2004 Use of water-filled red-cockaded woodpecker cavities by other organismsRed-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery. Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers.
2002 Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) and Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis)The Birds of North America. Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc..
2002 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)The Birds of North America. Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc..

Conference Papers

Year Title
2015 Acorns and acorn woodpeckers: ups and downs in a long-term relationship.  23-33.

Grants

  • A Strategy to Maximize Virginia's Songbird Stopover Habitat Production  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2017 - 2018
  • A strategy to improve stopover habitat quality  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2017 - 2018
  • Quantifying Songbird Use of Keystone Resources During Migration  awarded by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory 2017 - 2018
  • Collaborative Research: Evolution of Cooperation in Social Woodpeckers  awarded by National Science Foundation 2015 - 2018
  • Senescence and its consequences in three cooperative breeders  awarded by National Science Foundation 2015 - 2018
  • Consequences and Benefits of Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat Selection  awarded by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory 2016 - 2017
  • Abiotic factors contributing to the survival of three tick species in southeastern Virginia, Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Amblyomma maculatum  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2015 - 2016
  • Metabolic demands of fall migrants  awarded by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory 2015 - 2016
  • Migrant Bird Ecology at Kiptopeke State Park - Year 2  awarded by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory 2014 - 2015
  • Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad-Based Predictive Models: Year 2  awarded by Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2014 - 2015
  • Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad Data and Models for the Northeastern US  awarded by University of Delaware (subcontract from Unites States Fish & Wildlife Service grant) 2013 - 2015
  • Anatomy of an Invasion: The Effects of Host Preference On The Biogeography of Ticks  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2014
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2014
  • The Effects of Urbanization on the Relationship Among Birds, Ticks, and Tick-Borne Disease Pathogens  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2014
  • Habitat Use of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula and a Comparison With Radar-Based Predictive Models  awarded by Virginia Department of Environmental Quality 2013 - 2014
  • Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad-Based Predictive Models  awarded by Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2013 - 2014
  • The Effects of Urbanization on the Relationship Among Birds, Ticks, and Tick-Borne Disease Pathogens  awarded by Virginia Academy of Science 2013 - 2014
  • Migrant Bird Ecology at Kiptopeke State Park  awarded by Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory 2013
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2013
  • Old Dominion University Office of Research Assistantship  awarded by Old Dominion University 2012 - 2013
  • Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant  awarded by Old Dominion University 2012
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Biology : Quantitative Ecology, Community Ecology, Birds, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution, Florida State University 2004
  • M.Sc. in Biology, University of Victoria 1997
  • B.Sc. in Biology, University of Victoria 1990
  • Full Name

  • Eric Walters