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Loren W. (Wes) Burger

Dale H. Arner Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Mgmt

Phone: 662-325-7552  Email: lwb6@msstate.edu

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Loren W. (Wes) Burger

2018
Tao, F., H. Yao, Z. Hruska, L. W. Burger, K. Rajasenkaran, D. Bhatnagar. 2018. Recent development of optical methods in rapid and non-destructive detection of aflatoxin and fungal contamination in agricultural products. Trends in Analytical Chemistry 100:65-81. Download


2017
Burger, L. W., Jr., T. V. Dailey, M. R. Ryan, E. Kurzejeski. 2017. Effect of temperature and wind on metabolism of northern bobwhite in winter. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 8:300-307. Download


2017
McConnell, M. D., A. P. Monroe, L. W. Burger Jr., J. A. Martin. 2017. Timing of nest vegetation measurement affects its influence in nest survival studies: a simulation study. Ecology and Evolution (2017):1-12. Download


2017
Miller, R. S., W. E. Palmer, S. D. Wellendorf, L. W. Burger Jr. 2017. Foraging behavior of northern bobwhites in relation to resource availability. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 8:207-214. Download


2017
Monroe, A. P., L. W. Burger Jr., H. T. Boland, J. A. Martin. 2017. Economic and conservation implications of converting exotic forages to native warm-season grass. Global Ecology and Conservation 11:23-32. Download


2016
McConnell, M. D., L. W. Burger Jr. 2016. Precision conservation to enhance wildlife benefits in agricultural landscapes. Pages 1 - 28 in J. Delgado, G. Sassenrath, and T. Mueller, editors, Precision Conservation: Geospatial Techniques for Agricultural and Natural Resources Conservation, Agronomy Monograph 59. Download


2016
Monroe, A., R.B. Chandler, L.W. Burger Jr., J.A. Martin. 2016. Converting exotic forages to native warm-season grass can increase avian productivity in beef production systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 233:85-93. Download


2016
Oedekoven, C. S., R. King, S. T. Buckland, M. L. Mackenzie, K. O. Evans, and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2016. Using hierarchical centering to facilitate a reversible jump MCMC algorithm for random effects models. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis 98:79-90. Download


2015
Adams, H. L., L. W. Burger, S. Riffell. 2015. Edge effects on avian diversity and density of native grass conservation buffers. Open Ornithology Journal 8:1-9. Download


2015
Iglay, R. B., D. A. Miller, B. D. Leopold, and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2015. Soil N and C response to mid-rotation vegetation management in intensively managed pine stands. Soil Science 180:33-38. Download


2015
Riffell, S. K., A. P. Monroe, J. A. Martin, K. O. Evans, L. W. Burger, Jr., and M. D. Smith. 2015. Response of non-grassland avian guilds to adjacent herbaceous field buffers: testing the configuration of targeted conservation practices in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:303-309. Download


2015
St. James, E., M. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, L.W. Burger, E.J. Penny. 2015. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on rate of ducks harvested. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 6(1):247-254. Download


2014
Conover, R. R., S. J. Dinsmore, and L. W. Burger, Jr. 2014. Effects of conservation practices on bird community structure within an intensive agricultural landscape. American Midland Naturalist 172:61-75. Download


2014
Dollar,.G., H. Adams, S.K. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18:171-178. Download


2014
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., S. Riffell, M.D. Smith. 2014. Assessing multiregion avian benefits from strategically targeted buffers. Conservation Biology 28(4):892-901. Download


2014
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger, S.K. Riffell, M.D. Smith, D.J. Twedt, R.R. Wilson, S. Vorisek, C. Rideout. 2014. Avian response to conservation buffers in agricultural landscapes during winter. Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):257-264. Download


2014
Monroe, A., S.R. Riffell, J. Martin, L.W. Burger. 2014. Effects of measuring nestling condition on nest success in the Dickcissel (Spiza americana). Wildlife Society Bulletin 38(2):401-406. Download


2014
Oedekoven, C.S., S.T. Buckland, M.L. Mackenzie, R. King, K.O. Evans, L.W. Burger. 2014. Bayesian methods for hierarchical distance sampling models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19:219-239. Download


2014
Temu, V.W., B.S. Baldwin, K.R. Reddy, S. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2014. Wildlife habitat quality (sward structure and ground cover) response of mixed native warm-season grasses to harvesting. Environments 1(2014):75-91. Download


2014
Wood, D.R., L.W. Burger, F.J. Vilella. 2014. Red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis microhabitat characteristics and reproductive success in a loblolly-shortleaf pine forest. The Open Ornithology Journal 7: 49-54. Download


2013
Adams, H.L., L.W. Burger Jr., S.K. Riffell. 2013. Disturbance and landscape effects on avian nests in agricultural conservation buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77: 1213-1220. Download


2013
Dollar, J.G., S.K. Riffell, L.W. Burger. 2013. Effects of managing semi-natural grassland buffers on butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation. Download


2013
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger, C.S. Oedekoven, M.D. Smith, S.K Riffell, J.A. Martin, S.T. Buckland. 2013. Multi-region response of northern bobwhite coveys to targeted Conservation Buffers. Journal of Wildlife Management 77:716-725. Download


2013
Oedekoven, C.S., S.T. Buckland, M.L. Mackenzie, K.O. Evans, L.W. Burger Jr. 2013. Improving distance sampling: accounting for covariates and non-independency between sampled sites. Journal of Applied Ecology. Download


2013
Singleton, L.C., B.G. Sladek, L.W. Burger, I.A. Munn. 2013. Bird community response to mid-rotation nanagement in Conservation Reserve Program pine plantations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:189-197. Download


2013
St. James, E.A., M.L. Schummer, R.M. Kaminski, E.J. Penny, L.W. Burger. 2013. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundances in Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4(1):144-150. Download


2012
DeVault, T.L., J.L. Belant, B.F. Blackwell, J.A. Martin, J.A. Schmidt, L.W. Burger Jr. 2012. Airports offer unrealized potential for alternative energy production. Environmental Management 49:517-522. Download


2012
Dorr, B., L.W. Burger, S.C. Barras, K. Godwin. 2012. Economic impact of double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) eepredation on channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) aquaculture in Mississippi, USA. Journal of World Aquaculture Society 43:502-513. Download


2012
Dorr, B.S., L.W. Burger Jr., S.C. Barras. 2012. Double-crested cormorant distribution on catfish aquaculture in the Yazoo River Basin of Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:1-8. Download


2012
Evans, K. O., L. W. Burger Jr., T. V. Dailey, B. C. Emmerich, S. D. Wellendorf, T. P. Seiler, W. E. Palmer. 2012. Expanding predictive assessment of northern bobwhite covey calling rates to incorporate regional effects. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 7:134.


2012
Evans, K. O., L. W. Burger Jr., W. E. Palmer. 2012. Genetic structure of northern bobwhites in northeast Mississippi and southwest Tennessee. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 7:244-250.


2012
Holt, R. D., L. W. Burger Jr., B. D. Leopold, and K. D. Godwin. 2012. Annual variation in northern bobwhite survival and raptor migration. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium 7:265-270.


2012
Mitchell, K.L., S.K. Riffell, L.W. Burger, F.J. Vilella. 2012. Provisioning of nestling Dickcissels in native warm-season grass field buffers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:298-309. Download


2011
Conover, R. R., S. J. Dinsmore, L. W. Burger, Jr. 2011. Effects of conservation practices on bird nest density and survival in intensive agriculture. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. Download


2011
Martin, J.A., J.L. Belant, T.L. DeVault, L.W. Burger, Jr., B.F. Blackwell, S.K. Riffell, G. Wang. 2011. Wildlife risk to aviation: a multi-scale issue requires a multi-scale solution. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5:198-203. Download


2011
McConnell, M., L.W. Burger Jr. 2011. Precision conservation: A geospatial decision support tool for optimizing conservation and profitability in agricultural landscapes. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 66(6):347-354. Download


2011
Singleton, L.C., K.O. Evans, L.W. Burger Jr., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2011. Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program. CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds. Mississippi Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, Annual Report, 2006–2010. 28 pp. Download


2010
Burger Jr., L.W., P.J. Barbour, M.D. Smith. 2010. Grassland bird population responses to Upland Habitat Buffer establishment. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Wildlife Insight No. 86. Washington, DC. Download


2010
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., S.K. Riffell. 2010. National CP33 Bird Monitoring Executive Summary 3-year Report. Research Note, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. 2 pp. Download


2010
Iglay, R.B., B.D. Leopold, D. Miller, L.W. Burger. 2010. Effect of plant community composition on plant response to fire and herbicide treatments. Forest Ecology and Management 260:543-548. Download


2010
Iglay, R.B., P. Jones, D. Miller, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger. 2010. Deer carrying capacity in mid-rotation pine plantations of Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:1003-1012. Download


2010
Jones, P.D., L.W. Burger, S. Demarais. 2010. Northern bobwhite habitat quality in intensively established pine plantations. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:449-458. Download


2010
Riffell, S.K., D.G. Scognamillo, L.W. Burger, S. Bucholtz. 2010. Understanding the benefits of the Conservation Reserve Program to northern bobwhite and grassland birds: the importance of practice type, configuration, and contract age. Open Ornithology Journal 3:112-123. Download


2010
Singleton, L.C., K. Evans, L.W. Burger Jr., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2010. Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program. CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds. Mississippi Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, Annual Report, 2006–2009. 32 pp. Download


2010
Singleton, L.C., L.W. Burger Jr., K.O. Evans, R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2010. Mississippi CRP CP33 Bird Monitoring Summary 2006-2008. Research Note, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. 2 pp. Download


2010
Singleton, L.C., L.W. Burger Jr., R. Hamrick. 2010. Northern bobwhite management on private lands: Clay County, Mississippi property management. Research Note, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. 2 pp. Download


2010
Singleton, L.C., L.W. Burger Jr., R. Hamrick. 2010. Northern bobwhite management on private lands: Coahoma County, Mississippi property management. Research Note, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. 2 pp. Download


2010
Singleton, L.C., L.W. Burger Jr., R. Hamrick. 2010. Northern bobwhite management on private lands: Panola County, Mississippi property management. Research Note, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. 2 pp. Download


2009
Burger Jr., L.W., S.K. Riffell, K.O. Evans, M.D. Smith. 2009. Bobwhite and upland songbird response to CCRP Practice CP33, Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds. U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Effects Assessment Project, Conservation Insight December 2009:6 pp. Download


2009
Conover, R.R., L.W. Burger Jr., E.T. Linder. 2009. Breeding bird response to field border presence and width. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121:548-555. Download


2009
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., B.C. Faircloth, W. Palmer, J.P. Carroll. 2009. Effects of tissue sampling methods on morphometrics and survival of captive neonatal northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(7):1241-1244. Download


2009
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., B.C. Faircloth, W.E. Palmer, J.P. Carroll. 2009. Effects of tissue collection methods on morphometrics and survival of captive neonatal northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 73(7):1241-1244. Download


2009
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., M.D. Smith, S. Riffell. 2009. Conservation Reserve Program CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Bird: Bird monitoring and evaluation plan, 2007 Annual Report. 65 pp. Download


2009
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., M.D. Smith, S. Riffell. 2009. Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program, CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds: Mississippi bird monitoring and evaluation plan, 2007 Annual Report. 24 pp. Download


2009
Evans, K.O., L.W. Burger Jr., M.D. Smith, S.K. Riffell. 2009. Conservation Reserve Program CP33—Habitat buffers for upland birds: Bird monitoring and evaluation plan. 2006–2008 Final Report. 68 pp. Download


2009
Holt R.D., L.W. Burger Jr., B.D. Leopold, D. Godwin. 2009. Over-winter survival of northern bobwhite in relation to landscape composition and structure. Pages 432-446 in S.B. Cederbaum, B.C. Faircloth, T.M. Terhune, J.J. Thompson, J.P. Carroll, eds. Gamebird 2006: Quail VI and Perdix XII. 31 May-4 June 2006. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, USA. Download


2009
Holt, R.D., L.W. Burger Jr., S.J. Dinsmore, M.D. Smith, S.J. Szukaitis, K.D. Godwin. 2009. Effects of radio-marking on early post-release survival of northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 73:989-995. Download


2009
Riffell, S., L.W. Burger Jr., T.B. Watkins. 2009. Evaluating pre-emergence herbicides for establishing native grasses and forbs. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Research Advances 12(2):4 pp. Download


2009
Singleton, L.C., K.O. Evans, L.W. Burger Jr., R.G. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2009. Mississippi’s Conservation Reserve Program, CP33-Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds: Mississippi bird monitoring and evaluation plan, 2006-2009 Final Report. 30 pp. Download


2009
Smith M.D., R.G. Hamrick, L.W. Burger Jr., J.P. Carroll. 2009. Estimating sample sizes for distance sampling of autumn northern bobwhite calling coveys. Pages 46-53 in S.B. Cederbaum, B.C. Faircloth, T.M. Terhune, J.J. Thompson, J.P. Carroll, eds. Gamebird 2006: Quail VI and Perdix XII. 31 May-4 June 2006. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, USA. Download


2009
Smith, M.D., L.W. Burger Jr. 2009. Population response of northern bobwhite to field border management practices in Mississippi. Pages 220-231 in S.B. Cederbaum, B.C. Faircloth, T.M. Terhune, J.J. Thompson, J.P. Carroll, eds. Gamebird 2006: Quail VI and Perdix XII. 31 May-4 June 2006. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, GA, USA. Download


2009
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2009. Burger Jr., L.W., and K.O. Evans, Mississippi State University (eds). Managing working lands for northern bobwhite: the USDA NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project. Washington, DC. Download


2008
Barbour, P.J., S.W. Martin, L.W. Burger Jr. 2008. Economic impact of conservation field borders on farm operations. Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Experiment Station Bulletin 1167. 10 pp. Download


2008
Burger Jr., L.W., K.O. Evans. 2008. Bobwhite populations on private lands: What can we expect from habitat management? Wildlife Issues (Spring/Summer):10, 13.


2008
Burger Jr., L.W., L.M. Burger. 2008. Bobwhite populations in the Southeast: What can we expect from habitat management? Wildlife Trends Nov/Dec 2008. Download


2008
Burger Jr., L.W., L.M. Burger. 2008. Quail management on a small property: A case study. Wildlife Trends Sept/Oct 2008. Download


2008
Chamberlain, M.J., L.W. Burger Jr., D. Godwin, B. Watkins. 2008. Efficacy of spring herbicide applications for fescue control: A comparison of three products. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 61:89-93. Download


2008
Dorr, B.S., L.W. Burger Jr., S.C. Barras. 2008. Evaluation of aerial cluster sampling of double-crested cormorants on aquaculture ponds in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1634-1640.Download


2008
Hamrick, R. G, L. Singelton, L. W. Burger Jr. 2008. Bird response to pine plantation management. Tree Talk Spring 2008:11, 26.


2008
Riffell, S.K., D.G. Scognamillo, L.W. Burger Jr. 2008. Effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on northern bobwhite and grassland birds. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 146:309-323. Download


2008
Seckinger, E.M., L.W. Burger, R.J. Chambers, A.E. Houston. 2008. Effects of landscape composition on winter survival of northern bobwhites. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(4):959-969. Download


2008
Sladek, B.G., L.W. Burger Jr., I.A. Munn. 2008. Avian community response to mid-rotation herbicide release and prescribed burning in Conservation Reserve Program plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry 32(3):111-119.


2008
Wood, D.R., F.J. Vilella, L.W. Burger Jr. 2008. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) home range dynamics and macrohabitat selection in a loblolly-shortleaf pine forest. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120(4):793-800.


2008
Wood, D.R., F.J. Vilella, L.W. Burger Jr. 2008. Red-cockaded woodpecker reproduction, nest loss, and cavity kleptoparasitism in a Mississippi loblolly-shortleaf pine ecosystem. The Mississippi Kite 34(2):34-52.


2007
Barbour, P.J., S.W. Martin, L.W. Burger Jr. 2007. Estimating economic impact of conservation field borders on farm revenue. Crop Management. Download


2007
Burger Jr., L.W. 2007. Conservation buffers program benefits grassland birds. Bird Conservation Winter 2006/2007. Download


2007
Burger Jr., L.W., L.M. Burger. 2007. Successful wildlife management on a working farm: A case study. Wildlife Trends July/August 2007:26-32. Download


2007
Chamberlain, M., J.A. Austin, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger Jr. 2007. Effects of landscape composition and structure on core use areas of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in a prairie landscape. American Midland Naturalist 158:113-122. Download


2007
Conover, R.R., L.W. Burger Jr., E.T. Linder. 2007. Winter avian community and sparrow response to field border width. Journal of Wildlife Management 71(6):1917-1923. Download


2007
Hamrick, R. Burger, L. W., Jr., B. Strickland, D. Godwin, and D. Stewart. 2007. Ecology and management of the northern bobwhite. Mississippi State Cooperative Extension Service Pub. 2179. 20 pp Download


2007
Hamrick, R., L.W. Burger Jr., D. Godwin. 2007. Mississippi's Conservation Reserve Program. CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds: Mississippi Bird Monitoring and Evaluation Plan, 2006 Annual Report. Report to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. 24 pp. Download


2007
Hamrick, R., L.W. Burger Jr., J. Jones, B. Strickland. 2007. Native warm season grass restoration in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Service, Publication 2435. Download


2007
Jones-Farrand, D.T., D.H. Johnson, L.W. Burger Jr., M.R. Ryan. 2007. Grassland establishment for wildlife conservation.  Pages 25 - 48 in J. B. Haufler, ed., Fish and Wildlife Response to Farm Bill Conservation Practices Technical Review. Download


2007
Robertson, G.P., L.W. Burger Jr., C.L. Kling, R. Lowrance, D.J. Mulla. 2007. Methods for Environmental Management Research at Landscape and Watershed Scales. Pages 27 - 51 in Max Schnef ed. SWCS Conference on Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality. Soil and Water Conservation Society.


2006
Bond, B.T., J.L. Bowman, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger Jr., K.D. Godwin, C.M. Class. 2006. Swamp rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) demographics, morphometrics, and reproductive characteristics in Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 51:123-128. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L. W. 2006. Creating wildlife habitat through federal farm programs: An objective-driven approach. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 994-999. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W. 2006. Creating early successional wildlife habitat through Federal Farm Programs: An objective-driven approach with case studies. USDA-NRCS-AWCC Technical Note, March 2006. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W. 2006. New MSU study: Bird habitats clearly in our "field of vision". Delta Wildlife 15:16.


2006
Burger Jr., L.W. 2006. The NBCI: What’s it mean for bobwhite conservation. The Whistler 1(2) 1 - 3.


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., D. McKenzie, R. Thackston, S. DeMaso. 2006. The role of farm policy in achieving large-scale conservation: Bobwhite and buffers. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34: 986-993. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., L. Burger. 2006. CP33 - Upland Habitat Buffers: Common "cents" conservation. Quail Forever Magazine 1:38 - 43.


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., L. Burger. 2006. Prescribed burning: Safely and legally. Wildlife Trends 6:(2) 1 - 4. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., L.M. Burger. 2006. Geospatial technologies for wildlife management. Wildlife Trends 6(4):12-18. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., P.J. Barbour, R. Hamrick, M. Smith. 2006. Conservation buffers: Wildlife benefits in Southeastern agricultural systems. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Research Advance 9(2):4 pp. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2006. Regional planning and prioritization of northern bobwhite habitat restoration in the Southeastern Coastal Plain Bird Conservation Region. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi State University. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2006. Conservation Reserve Program mid-contract management: Practices for wildlife habitat improvement in Mississippi. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi University. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2006. Pine forestland habitat management for wildlife. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi State University. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2006. Planning and prioritization of northern bobwhite habitat restoration in Mississippi. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi State University. Download


2006
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2006. Regional planning and prioritization of northern bobwhite habitat restoration in the Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi State University. Download


2006
Burger, L., L.W. Burger Jr. 2006. Quail species of the United States: An introduction. The Whistler 1(2) 10 - 13.


2006
Conover, R.R., E. Linder, L.W. Burger Jr. 2006. Effects of herbaceous field borders on farmland birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. USDA-NRCS-AWCC Technical Note no. 190-51, July 2006. Download


2006
Plowman, B., L. Conner, M. Chamberlain, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger Jr. 2006. Annual dynamics of bobcat (Lynx rufus) home range and core areas in Mississippi. American Midland Naturalist 156:386-393. Download


2006
Sladek, B.G., I.A. Munn, L.W. Burger Jr., S.D. Roberts. 2006. Response of timber growth and avian communities to quality vegetation management in mid-rotation CRP pine plantations. Pgs 30-33 in K.F. Connor, editor, Proceedings of the 13th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-92. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 640 p. Download


2006
Sladek, B.G., I.A. Munn, L.W. Burger Jr., S.D. Roberts. 2006. Financial returns of wildlife habitat improvement programs in mid-rotation CRP loblolly pine plantations. Pages 264-273 in J. Chang, editor, Proceedings of the 2005 Southern Forest Economics Workshop. Download


2005
Barbour, P.J., L.W. Burger, Jr., R. Hamrick, M.D. Smith. 2005. Grassland bird response to agricultural field borders. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, Research Advance 8(2):4 pp. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W. 2005. The Conservation Reserve Program in the Southeast: issues affecting wildlife habitat value. Pages 63 - 92 in J. B. Haufler, ed. Fish and wildlife benefits of Farm Bill conservation programs: 2000-2005 update. The Wildlife Society Technical Review 05-2. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W. 2005. Light disking to enhance early successional wildlife habitat in grasslands and old-fields: Wildlife benefits and erosion potential. USDA-NRCS Technical Note, October 2005. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W. 2005. The Conservation Reserve Program in the Southeast: Issues Affecting Wildlife Habitat Value. Pgs. 135-141 in A.W. Allen and M.W. Vandever, eds. The Conservation Reserve Program: Planting for the Future: Proceedings of a National Conference, Fort Collins CO, June 6-9, 2004. Biological Science Report, USGS/BRD/BSR—2006-5145: U.S. Government Printing Office, Denver, CO. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W. R. Hamrick. 2005. New Opportunity to Benefit Bobwhite Quail and Farm Economics in Mississippi. Delta Wildlife Winter 2004 pages 28-29.


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., L. Burger. 2005. Conservation buffers. Wildlife Trends 5:(2)1-7. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., L. Burger. 2005. Making federal farm programs work for you. Wildlife Trends 5:(3)15-21. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., L. Burger. 2005. Mid-contract management opportunities on Conservation reserve Program Lands. Wildlife Trends 5:(5)15-21. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2005. Land use changes in Mississippi: what does it mean for bobwhite restoration? Mississippi Woods and Waters Nov. 2005:8(4) 21 - 23.


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2005. Farm-level habitat management for bobwhite quail and other farm wildlife. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick, D. Godwin. 2005. Restoring bobwhite quail habitat. Forest and Wildlife Research Center brochure, Mississippi State University. Download


2005
Burger Jr., L.W., R. Hamrick. 2005. New opportunity to benefit bobwhite quail and farm economics in Mississippi. Delta Wildlife Winter 2004 pages 28-29.


2005
Chamberlain, M., L.W. Burger Jr. 2005. Effects of Red-cockaded Woodpecker Management on Bobwhite Relative Abundance. Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Proceedings 59:10-16.Download


2005
Conner, L. M., M. D. Smith, L. W. Burger Jr. 2005. A comparison of distance-based and classification-based analyses of habitat use: reply. Ecology 86:3125-3129. Download


2005
Davis, J.B., R.M. Kaminski, B.D. Leopold, R.R. Cox, L.W. Burger, Jr., E.D. Dibble. 2005. Young ducks in Dixie, life beyond the shell. Mississippi Outdoors 68(1):25-28.


2005
Hamrick, R.G., L.W. Burger, Jr., D. Godwin. 2005. First-Year Efficacy of Herbicide Treatments for Controlling Fescue and Bermudagrass on a Prairie Site in Mississippi. Pages 1 - 14 in T. G. Barnes and L. R. Kiesel eds. Proceedings of the 4th Eastern Native Grass Symposium. The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Lexington, KY, October 3-6, 2004.


2005
Iglay, R., B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger Jr., D.A. Miller. 2005. Food availability versus preference of wild turkey poults in intensively-managed pine stands in Mississippi. Proceedings, Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:100-113. Download


2005
Nuttle, T., L.W. Burger. 2005. Birds of bottomland hardwood reforestation sites: Patterns of occurrence and response to vegetation structure. Pages 353 - 372 in Ecology and Management of Bottomland Hardwood Systems: The State of Our Understanding.


2005
Smith, M.D., L.W. Burger, Jr. 2005. Use of imprinted northern bobwhite chicks to assess habitat-specific arthropod availability. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33:596-605. Download


2005
Smith, M.D., P.J. Barbour, L.W. Burger Jr., S.J. Dinsmore. 2005. Breeding Bird Abundance and Diversity in Agricultural Field Borders in the Black Belt Prairie of Mississippi. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:43-56.Download


2005
Smith, M.D., P.J. Barbour, L.W. Burger, Jr., S.J. Dinsmore. 2005. Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi. Wilson Bulletin 117:258-269. Download


2005
Wood, D.R., L.W. Burger, Jr., F.J. Vilella. 2005. Red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) behavioral patterns in a Mississippi loblolly-shortleaf pine forest. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 50(3):168-176. Download


2004
Austin, J.M, M.J. Chamberlain, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2004. An evaluation of EGG and wire cage traps for capturing racoons. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:351-356. Download


2004
Bond, B.T., J.L. Bowman, B.D. Leopold , L.W. Burger, Jr., K.D. Godwin, C.M. Class. 2004. Demographics, morphometrics, and reproductive characteristics of eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) in Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Science 220-224. Download


2004
Burger Jr., L.W. 2004. New opportunity to benefit bobwhite quail and farm economics in Mississippi. Delta Wildlife (Winter 2004):28-29.


2004
Burger Jr., L.W., S. Demarais, S. Edwards, J. Jones, M. Ragsdale, B. Sladek, B. Strickland, B. Watkins, B. West. 2004. Wildlife habitat improved by Quality Vegetation Management. Tree Talk. Winter 2004:19-21.


2004
Godwin, D., L.W. Burger Jr. 2004. Habitat management for quail. Mississippi Woods and Waters 6(7):24-25.


2004
Henner, C.M., M.J. Chamberlain, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2004. A multi-resolution assessment of raccoon den selection. Journal of Wildlife Management 68:179-187. Download


2004
Schable, N., A. Brant, C. Faircloth, W.E. Palmer, J.P. Carroll, L.W. Burger, Jr., L.A. Brennan, C. Hagen, T.C. Glenn. 2004. Tetranucleotide and dinucleotide microsatellite loci from the northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Molecular Ecology Notes 4(3):415-419. Download


2004
Wood, D.R., L.W. Burger, Jr, J.L. Bowman, C.L. Hardy. 2004. Avian community response to intensive red-cockaded woodpecker habitat management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31:819-824.


2003
Conner, L.M., M.D. Smith, L.W. Burger. 2003. Using Euclidean distances to assess habitat selection. Ecology 84:526-531. Download


2003
Edwards, S., S. Demarais, L.W. Burger, J. Jones. 2003. New pine forest management technique improves habitat for wildlife. Wildlife Habitat Journal 2(2):6.


2003
Greenfield, K.C., M.J. Chamberlain, L.W. Burger, Jr., E.W. Kurzejeski. 2003. Effects of burning and discing Conservation Reserve Program fields to improve habitat quality for northern bobwhite. American Midland Naturalist 149:344-353. Download


2003
Jones, J.C., L.W. Burger, B. Watkins. 2003. Bird and Plant Communities in a Loblolly Pine Forest Managed with Prescribed Fire and the Herbicide, Arsenal® . Forest Landowners, Atlanta, GA


2003
Nuttle, T., A. Leidolf, L.W. Burger. 2003. Assessing the conservation value of bird communities with Partners in Flight-based ranks. Auk 120:541-549. Download


2003
Smith, M.D., A.D. Hammond, L.W. Burger, W.E. Palmer, A.V. Carver, S. Szukaitis. 2003. A technique for capturing northern bobwhite chicks. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 31:1054-1060.


2003
Smith, M.D., L.W. Burger, Jr. 2003. Multi-resolution approach to wildlife habitat modeling using remotely sensed imagery. Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) 48th Annual Meeting 5131:31-43.


2003
Thompson, J., L.W. Burger, Jr., B.D. Leopold, D.A. Miller. 2003. Bird Response to Prescribed Burning and Selective Herbicide in Loblolly Pine Plantations. Delta Wildlife, April 2003.


2003
Watkins, B., J.C. Jones, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2003. Growing a bountiful habitat. TimberLines 1(2): 27-28. Download


2003
Wood, D.R., F.J. Vilella, L.W. Burger, Jr., J.W. Armacost. 2003. Surveying nocturnal bird communities of the Southeast with silent and playback methods. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:528-533. Download


2002
Bond, B.T., L.W. Burger, B.D. Leopold, K.D. Godwin. 2002. Short-term response of eastern cottontail to prescribed fire in east-central Mississippi. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 56:187-197. Download


2002
Bond, B.T., L.W. Burger, Jr., B.D. Leopold, K.D. Godwin. 2002. Habitat use of cottontail rabbits across multiple spatial scales in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:1171-1178.


2002
Brasher, M.G., R.M. Kaminski, L.W. Burger. 2002. Evaluation of indicated breeding pair criteria to estimate mallard breeding populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 66:985-992.


2002
Burger Jr., L.W. 2002. Quail management: Issues, concerns, and solutions for public and private lands - a southeastern perspective. In: Proc., National Quail Symposium 5:231-245.Download


2002
Burger Jr., L.W. 2002. Wildlife benefits of conservation buffers in Southeastern Agricultural Systems. Alabama Wildlife Federation. Jan. 2002:26-29


2002
Burger Jr., L.W., D. Godwin. 2002.The Bobwhite Quail in Mississippi. Mississippi Woods and Waters. 4(6):50-53.


2002
Greenfield, K.C., L.W. Burger, Jr., M.J. Chamberlain, E.W. Kurzejeski. 2002. Vegetation management practices on Conservation Research Program fields to improve northern bobwhite habitat quality. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30:527-538.


2002
Hood, S.A., D.A. Miller, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2002. Small Mammal and Herpetile Response to Mid-rotation Pine Management in Mississippi. Proceedings Annual Conference Southeastern Association Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 56: 171-186. Download


2002
Williamson, S., L.W. Burger, Jr., S. Demarais, M. Chamberlain. 2002. Effects of northern bobwhite habitat management practices on red imported fire ants. In: Proc., National Quail Symposium 5:136-140. Download


2001
Bond, B.T., B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr., K.D. Godwin. 2001. Movements and home range dynamics of cottontail rabbits in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management. 65:1004-1013.


2001
Bond, B.T., L.W. Burger, Jr., B.D. Leopold, K. D. Godwin. 2001. Survival of cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) in Mississippi and the examination of latitudinal variation. American Midland Naturalist 145:127-136. Download


2001
Bowman, J.L., D.R. Wood, F.J. Vilella, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr., K.D. Godwin. 2001. Effect of Red-cockaded woodpecker management on vegetation composition and structure and subsequent impacts on game species. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 53:220-234.


2001
Burger Jr., L.W. 2001. Ecology and management of the Northern Bobwhite. Pages 122-146 in J. Dickson ed., Wildlife of Southern Forests: Habitat and Management. Hancock House Publishers. 480pp


2001
Burger Jr., L.W., B.D. Leopold. 2001. Integrating mathematics and statistics into undergraduate wildlife programs. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:1024-1030.


2001
Carver, A.V., L.W. Burger Jr., W.E. Palmer, L.A. Brennan. 2001. Vegetation Characteristics in Seasonal-disked Fields and at Bobwhite Brood Locations. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:436-444. Download


2001
Godwin, D., L.W. Burger Jr. 2001. Mississippi bobwhite quail on decline. Wildlife Issues. 2(1):14


2001
Greenfield, K.C., L. W. Burger, M. J. Chamberlain. 2001. Herbicide and prescribed fire as habitat management tools for northern bobwhite in Conservation Reserve Program fields. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:445-455. Download


2001
McCoy, T.D., E.W. Kurzejeski, L.W. Burger Jr., M.R. Ryan. 2001. Effects of conservation practice, mowing, and temporal changes on vegetation structure on CRP fields in northern Missouri. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29: 979-987


2001
McCoy, T.D., M.R. Ryan, E.W. Kurzejeski, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2001. Grassland bird conservation: CP1 vs. CP2 plantings in Conservation reserve Program fields in Missouri. American Midland Naturalist 145:1-17. Download


2001
Palmer, W., L.W. Burger, Jr., C. Sisson, L. Stribling. 2001. Predation and Bobwhite: A Century Later Part Three of a Trilogy: Quail Unlimited Magazine.


2001
Palmer, W., L.W. Burger, Jr., C. Sisson, L. Stribling. 2001. Predation and Bobwhite: A Century Later Part Two of a Trilogy: Quail Unlimited Magazine.


2001
Wood, D.R., F.J. Vilella, L.W. Burger, Jr. 2001. Red-cockaded Woodpecker Banding at Bienville National Forest, Mississippi. North American Bird Bander 26:16-19.


2000
Bond, B.T., J.L. Bowman, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, C.O. Kochanny 2000. An improved radio collar for eastern cottontail rabbits. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:565-569.


2000
Bond, B.T., J.L. Bowman, B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger, Jr., K.D. Godwin. 2000. Delineating age and speices of harvested rabbits. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:330-336.


2000
Burger Jr., L.W. 2000. Bobwhite management practices in agricultural landscapes. Delta Wildlife. Summer 2000: 24-25.


2000
Burger Jr., L.W. 2000. Wildlife responses to the Conservation Reserve Program in the Southeast. Pages 55-74 in W. L. Hohman, ed. A comprehensive review of farm bill contributions to wildlife conservation 1985-2000. Technical Report, USDA/NRCS/WHMI-2000. Download


2000
Burger Jr., L.W., B.D. Leopold. 2000. Integrating mathematics and statistics into undergraduate wildlife programs. Proc., National Wildlife Society Conference. Nashville, TN. September 12-16, 2000.


2000
Burger Jr., L.W., D. Godwin. 2000. Quail management: reversing the trend. Wildlife Issues. 1(1):8


2000
Burger Jr., L.W., D. Godwin. 2000. The bobwhite quail in Mississippi. Tree Talk, Mississippi Forestry Association. Spring 2000:14-16.


2000
Chamberlain, M.J., B.D. Leopold, L.W. Burger Jr. 2000. Habitat characteristics of roost sites of adult wild turkey females in central Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:1025-1032.


2000
Henner, C.M., L.W. Burger, Jr., B.D. Leopold. 2000. Raccoon mortality patterns on a northern bobwhite management area. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:341-349.


2000
Palmer, W., L.W. Burger, Jr., C. Sisson, L. Stribling. 2000. Predation and Bobwhite: A Century Later Part One of a Trilogy: Quail Unlimited Magazine.


2000
Taylor, J.D., L.W. Burger, Jr. 2000. Habitat use of breeding bobwhite in managed oldfield habitats in Mississippi. In: Proc., Quail IV: Fourth National Quail Symposium 4:7-15.


2000
Taylor, J.D., L.W. Burger, Jr., S. Manley, L.A. Brennan. 2000. Seasonal survival and cause-specific mortality of norther bobwhite in Mississippi. Quail IV: Fourth National Quail Symposium. 4:103-107.


2000
Wood, D.R., L.W. Burger, Jr., F.J. Vilella, B.E. Raulston. 2000. Long-term effects of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity entrance restrictors: a follow-up study of Raulston et al. (1996). Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:105-109


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