Research Scientist / Conservation Ecology Center
His research involves forest ecology issues on public lands in the eastern U.S. and conservation issues in developing countries. McShea’s international work includes large mammal surveys in protected areas and movements of deer and carnivores relative to resources and human impacts. Locally, he works with private and public landowners to restore native habitats and control invasive plant species, and conducts detailed studies of oak forest ecosystems.
McShea, William J. "The Qinling Panda Research Project: Its Context and Importance". In: McShea, William J., Harris, Richard B., Garshelis, David and Wang, Dajun, A Chance for Lasting Survival: Ecology and Behavior of Wild Giant Pandas, pp. 1–26. 2014.
Zhang, Lu, Liu, Jiazi, Mcshea, William J., Wu, Yonglin, Wang, Dajun and Lü, Zhi. The impact of fencing on the distribution of Przewalski's gazelle, The Journal of Wildlife Management, . 2014.
Bourg, Norman A., McShea, William J., Thompson, Jonathan R., McGarvey, Jennifer C. and Shen, Xiaoli. Initial census, woody seedling, seed rain, and stand structure data for the SCBI SIGEO Large Forest Dynamics Plot, Ecology, 94 (9) 2111-2112. 2013.
Chisholm, Ryan A., Muller-Landau, Helene C., Abdul Rahman, Kassim, Bebber, Daniel P., Bin, Yue, Bohlman, Stephanie A., Bourg, Norman A., Brinks, Joshua, Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh, Butt, Nathalie, Cao, Honglin, Cao, Min, Cárdenas, Dairon, Chang, Li-Wan, Chiang, Jyh-Min, Chuyong, George, Condit, Richard, Dattaraja, Handanakere S., Chang, Li-Wan, Duque, Alvaro, Fletcher, Christine, Gunatilleke, Nimal, Gunatilleke, Savitri, Hao, Zhanqing, Harrison, Rhett D., et al. Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests, Journal of Ecology, 101 (5) 1214-1224. 2013.
Guan, Tian-Pei, Ge, Bao-Ming, McShea, William J., Li, Sheng, Song, Yan-Ling and Stewart, Chad M. Seasonal migration by a large forest ungulate: a study on takin (Budorcas taxicolor) in Sichuan Province, China, European Journal of Wildlife Research, 59 (1) 81-91. 2013.