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.
Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina, Davies, Stuart J., Bennett, Amy C., Gonzalez-Akre, Erika, Muller-Landau, Helene, Wright, S. Joseph, Abu Salim, Kamariah, Almeyda Zambrano, Angélica M., Alonso, Alfonso, Baltzer, Jennifer L., Basset, Yves, Bourg, Norman A., Broadbent, Eben N., Brockelman, Warren Y., Bunyavejchewin, Sarayudh, Burslem, David F. R. P., Butt, Nathalie, Cao, Min, Cardenas, Dairon, Chuyong, George B., Clay, Keith, Cordell, Susan, Dattaraja, Handanakere S., Deng, Xiaobao, Detto, Matteo, et al. CTFS-ForestGEO: a worldwide network monitoring forests in an era of global change, Global Change Biology, 21 (2) 528-549. 2015.
Guan, Tianpei, Wang, Fang, Li, Sheng and McShea, William J. Nature reserve requirements for landscape-dependent ungulates: The case of endangered takin (Budorcas taxicolor) in Southwestern China, Biological Conservation, 182 63-71. 2015.
Johnson, Daniel J., Bourg, Norman Alan, Howe, Robert, McShea, William J., Wolf, Amy T. and Clay, Keith. Conspecific negative density-dependent mortality and the structure of temperate forests, Ecology, 95 (9) 2493-2503. 2014.
Malcolm, Karl D., Mcshea, William J., Garshelis, David L., Luo, Shu-Jin, Van Deelen, Timothy R., Liu, Fang, Li, Sheng, Miao, Lin, Wang, Dajun and Brown, Janine L. Increased stress in Asiatic black bears relates to food limitation, crop raiding, and foraging beyond nature reserve boundaries in China, Global Ecology and Conservation, 2 267-276. 2014.
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.