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.
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.
Lovely, Karen R., Mcshea, William J., Lafon, Nelson W. and Carr, David E. Land parcelization and deer population densities in a rural county of Virginia, Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37 (2) 360-367. 2013.
Lucas, Richard W., Salguero-Gómez, Roberto, Cobb, David B., Waring, Bonnie G., Anderson, Frank, McShea, William J. and Casper, Brenda B. White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) positively affect the growth of mature northern red oak (Quercus rubra) trees, Ecosphere, 4 (7) . 2013.