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 James, Bennett, Amy C., Gonzalez-Akre, Erika, Muller-Landau, Helene C., 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.
Anderson-Teixeira, Kristina, McGarvey, Jennifer C., Muller-Landau, Helene C., Park, Janice Y., Gonzalez-Akre, Erika, Herrmann, Valentine, Bennett, Amy C., So, Christopher V., Bourg, Norman A., Thompson, Jonathan R., McMahon, Sean M. and McShea, William J. Size-related scaling of tree form and function in a mixed-age forest, Functional Ecology, () -. 2015.
Gray, Thomas N. E., McShea, William J., Koehncke, Arnulf, Sovanna, Prum and Wright, Mark. Artificial deepening of seasonal waterholes in eastern Cambodia: impact on water retention and use by large ungulates and waterbirds, Journal of Threatened Taxa, 7 (6) 7189-7195. 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.
McShea, William J., Forrester, Tavis, Costello, Robert, He, Zhihai and Kays, Roland. Volunteer-run cameras as distributed sensors for macrosystem mammal research, Landscape Ecology, 1-12. 2015.