W. Mark Ford

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Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
US Geological Survey
106 Cheatham Hall
310 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Northern Long-Eared Bat Day-Roosting and Prescribed Fire in the Central Appalachians, USA
Pages: 13-27
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1202013

The northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis Trovessart) is a cavity-roosting species that forages in cluttered upland and riparian forests throughout the oak-dominated Appalachian and Central Hardwoods regions. Common prior to white-nose syndrome, the population of this bat species has declined to functional extirpation in some regions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, including portions of the central Appalachians.  [Read More]

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Fire Effects on Wildlife in the Central Hardwoods and Appalachian Regions, USA
Pages: 127-159
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1202127

Fire is being prescribed and used increasingly to promote ecosystem restoration (e.g., oak woodlands and savannas) and to manage wildlife habitat in the Central Hardwoods and Appalachian regions, USA. However, questions persist as to how fire affects hardwood forest communities and associated wildlife, and how fire should be used to achieve management goals. We provide an up-to-date review of fire effects on various wildlife species and their habitat in the Central Hardwoods and Appalachians.  [Read More]

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