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.
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, . 2013.
Lynam, Antony J., Jenks, Kate E., Tantipisanuh, Naruemon, Chutipong, Wanlop, Ngoprasert, Dusit, Gale, George A., Steinmetz, Robert, Sukmasuang, Ronglarp, Bhumpakphan, Naris, Grassman, Lon I., Jr., Cutter, Passanan, Kitamura, Shumpei, Reed, David H., Baker, Megan C., McShea, William J., Songsasen, Nucharin and Leimgruber, Peter. Terrestrial Activity Patterns of Wild Cats from Camera-Trapping, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 61 (1) 407-415. 2013.
Malcolm, K. D., McShea, W. J., Van Deelen, T. R., Bacon, H. J., Liu, F., Putman, S., Zhu, X. and Brown, J. L. Analyses of fecal and hair glucocorticoids to evaluate short- and long-term stress and recovery of Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) removed from bile farms in China, General and Comparative Endocrinology, 185 97-106. 2013.
Shen, Xiaoli, Li, Sheng, Chen, Nyima, Li, Shengzhi, McShea, William J. and Lu, Zhi. Corrigendum to "Does science replace traditions? Correlates between traditional Tibetan culture and local bird diversity in Southwest China" [Biol. Conserv. 145 (2012) 160–170], Biological Conservation, 159 . 2013.