Dr. Loren W. Burger

Dr. Loren W. Burger

Title

  • Dean and Director

Contact Information

lwb6@msstate.edu
Office: 662-325-2696
Thompson Hall, Rm 107

Overview

Education

  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Doctor of Philosophy (PHD), Wildlife & Fisheries
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, Master of Science (MS), Wildlife & Fisheries
  • Murray State University, Bachelor of Science (BS), Biology and Mathematics

Research Interests

Measuring environmental benefits and services produced by conservation practices in working agricultural and forested landscapes.

Strategic delivery of targeted conservation practices in working landscapes.

Websites

Publications

Year Publications
2024

McCrary, A., Brooks, J. P., Smith, R. K., Burger, L. M., Lucore, A., Ramirez Avila, J., Schauwecker, T. J., Czarnecki, J. P., Burger, L. W., Baker, B. H. 2024. Short-term contribution of conservation practice implementation to water quality impairments in small streams. Water 16(2):261.

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2022

Ogawa, R., Davis, J. B., King, D. T., Burger, L. W., Strickland, B. K., Sovada, M. A., Wang, G., Cunningham, F. 2022. Migratory movements and home ranges of geographically distinct wintering populations of a soaring bird. Diversity 14:(12):1109.

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2022

Samiappan, S., Shamaskin, A., Liu, J., Liang, Y., Roberts, J., Sesser, A. L., Westlake, S. M., Linhoss, A. C., Evans, K., Tirpak, J., Hopkins, T. E., Ashby, S. L., Burger, L. W. 2022. Evidence-based land conservation framework using multi-criteria acceptability analysis: A geospatial tool for strategic land conservation in the Gulf coast of the United States. Environmental Modelling & Software 156(105493).

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2021

Baker, B., Burger, L. M., Czarnecki, J., Schauwecker, T. J., Ramirez Avila, J., McCrary, A., Lucore, A., Burger, L. W. 2021. Watershed conservation: A case study on the Redbud-Catalpa Creek watershed. Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Research Bulletin 1238:20.

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2019

Adams, H. L., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. 2019. Influence of disturbance on avian communities in agricultural conservation buffers in Mississippi, USA. The Open Ornithology Journal 12:16-29.

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2019

Burger, L. W., Evans, K. A., McConnell, M. D., Burger, L. M. 2019. Private lands conservation: A vision for the future. Wildlife Society Bulletin 43(3):398-407.

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2019

Monroe, A. P., Burger, L. W., Martin, J. A. 2019. Pasture-scale vegetation predicts Dickcissel nest-site selection and success in native and exotic grass pastures. The Condor 121(3).

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2018

McConnell, M. D., Monroe, A. P., Chandler, R., Palmer, W. E., Wellendorf, S., Burger, L. W., Martin, J. A. 2018. Factors influencing Northern Bobwhite recruitment with implications for population growth. Auk 135(4):1087-1099.

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2018

Tao, F., Yao, H., Hruska, Z., Burger, L. W., Rajasekaran, K., Bhatnagar, D. 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.

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2017

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

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2017

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

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2017

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

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2017

McConnell, M. D., Burger, L. W., Martin, J. A. 2017. The law of interspersion and the principle of edge: Old arguments and a new synthesis. National Quail Symposium 8:137.

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2017

McConnell, M. D., Monroe, A. P., Burger, L. W., Martin, J. A. 2017. Timing of nest vegetation measurement affects its influence in nest survival studies: a simulation study. Ecology and Evolution 7(4):1259-1270.

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2016

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

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2016

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

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2015

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

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2015

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

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2015

Riffell, S. K., Monroe, A. P., Martin, J. A., Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Smith, M. D. 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(2):303–309.

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2015

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

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2014

St. James, E. A., Schummer, M. L., Kaminski, R. M., Penny, E. J., Burger, L. W. 2014. Effect of weekly hunting frequency on duck abundances in Mississippi Wildlife Management Areas. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 4(1):144–150.

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2014

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

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2014

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

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2014

Dollar, J. G., Riffell, S., Adams, H. L., Burger, L. W. 2014. Evaluating butterflies as surrogates for birds and plants in semi-natural grassland buffers. Journal of Insect Conservation 18(2):171–178.

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2014

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

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2014

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

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2014

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

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2014

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., Mackenzie, M. L., King, R., Evans, K., Burger, L. W. 2014. Bayesian methods for hierarchical distance sampling models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics 19(2):219-239.

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2014

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

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2013

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

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2013

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

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2013

Dollar, J. G., Riffell, S. K., Burger, L. W. 2013. Effects of managing semi-natural grassland buffers on butterflies. Journal of Insect Conservation 17:577-590.

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2013

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., Mackenzie, M. L., Evans, K. O., Burger, L. W. 2013. Improving distance sampling: accounting for covariates and non-independency between sampled sites. Journal of Applied Ecology 50:786-793.

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2013

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., Mackenzie, M. L., Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Devictor, V. 2013. Improving distance sampling: accounting for covariates and non-independency between sampled sites. Journal of Applied Ecology 50(3):786 - 793.

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2013

Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Oedekoven, C. S., Smith, M. D., Riffell, S. K., Martin, J. A., Buckland, S. T. 2013. Multi-region response to conservation buffers targeted for northern bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 77(4):716-725.

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2012

DeVault, T. L., Belant, J. L., Blackwell, B. F., Martin, J. A., Schmidt, J. A., Burger, L. W., Patterson, Jr, J. W. 2012. Airports offer unrealized potential for alternative energy production. Environmental Management 49(3):517–522.

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2012

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

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2012

Dorr, B. S., Burger, L. W., Barras, S. C., Godwin, K. C. 2012. Double-crested cormorant distribution on catfish aquaculture in the Yazoo River Basin of Mississippi. Wildlife Society Bulletin 36(1):70–77.

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2012

Dorr, B. S., Burger, L. W., Barras, S. C., Godwin, K. C. 2012. Economic impact of double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) eepredation on channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) aquaculture in Mississippi, USA. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 43(4):502–513.

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2012

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

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2012

Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Palmer, W. 2012. Genetic structure of Northern Bobwhites in northeast Mississippi and southwest Tennessee. Proceedings of the National Quail Symposium

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2012

Mitchell, K. L., Riffell, S. K., Burger, L. W., Vilella, F. J. 2012. Provisioning of nestling Dickcissels in native warm-season grass field buffers. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124(2):298–309.

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2011

Conover, R. R., Dinsmore, S. J., Burger, L. W. 2011. Effects of conservation practices on bird nest density and survival in intensive agriculture. Agriculture Ecosystem Environment 141:126-132.

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2011

Hale, S. L., Riffell, S., Burger, L. W., Adams, H. L., Dollar, J. G. 2011. Fire ant response to management of native grass conservation buffers. American Midland Naturalist 166(2):283–291.

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2011

Conover, R. R., Burger, L. W., Linder, E. T. 2011. Grassland bird nest ecology and survival in upland habitat buffers near wooded edges. Wildlife Society Bulletin 35(4):353-361.

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2011

McConnell, M. D., Burger, L. W. 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.

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2011

Martin, J. A., Belant, J. L., DeVault, T. L., Blackwell, B. F., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. K., Wang, G. 2011. Wildlife risk to aviation: S multi-scale issue requires a multi-scale solution. Human-Wildlife Interactions 5(2):198-203.

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2010

Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. K., Smith, M. D. 2010. Bobwhite and Upland Songbird Response to CCRP Practice CP33 Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds. NRCS Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP) Insight

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2010

Riffell, S. K., Scognamillo, D. G., Burger, L. W., Bucholtz, S. 2010. Broad-scale relations between Conservation Reserve Program and grassland birds: Do cover type, configuration and contract age matter. Open Ornithology Journal 3:112-123.

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2010

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

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2010

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

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2010

Burger, L. W., Barbour, P. J., Smith, M. D. 2010. Grassland Bird Population Responses to Upland Habitat Buffer Establishment. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

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2010

Jones, P. D., Burger, L. W., Demarais, S. 2010. Habitat value of intensively established pine plantations for Northern Bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(3):449-458.

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2010

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

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2010

Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. K. 2010. National CP33 Bird Monitoring Executive Summary 3-year Report. Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Research Note

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2010

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

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2010

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

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2010

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

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2010

McConnell, M. D., Burger, L. W., Givens, W. 2010. Precision conservation: Using precision agriculture technology to optimize conservation and profitability in agricultural landscapes. Proceedings of the International Conference on Precision Agriculture

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2010

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

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2010

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

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2009

Conover, R. R., Burger, L. W., Linder, E. T. 2009. Breeding bird response to field border presence and width. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121(3):548–555.

2009

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

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2009

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

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2009

Smith, M., Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Carroll, J. 2009. Estimating sample sizes for distance sampling of autumn Northern Bobwhite calling coveys. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 6:46-53.

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2009

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

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2009

Holt, R., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B., Godwin, D. 2009. Over-winter survival of Northern Bobwhite in relation to landscape composition and structure. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 6:432-446.

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2009

Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W. 2009. Population response of Northern Bobwhite to field border management practices in Mississippi. . National Quail Symposium Proceedings 6:220-231.

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2009

Evans, K. O., Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W., Chambers, R. J., Houston, A. E., Carlisle, R. 2009. Release of pen-reared bobwhites: Potential consequences to the genetic integrity of resident wild populations. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 6:121-133.

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2009

Evans, K., Burger, L. W., Faircloth, B. C., Palmer, W. E., Carroll, J. P. 2009. Effects of tissue collection methods on morphometrics and survival of captive neonatal Northern Bobwhite. The Journal of Wildlife Management 73(7):1241.

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2008

Sladek, B. G., Burger, L. W., Munn, I. A. 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.

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2008

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

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2008

Seckinger, E. M., Burger, L. W., Whittington, R., Houston, A., Carlisle, R. 2008. Effects of landscape composition on winter survival of Northern Bobwhites. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(4):959–969.

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2008

Riffell, S. K., Scognamillo, D., Burger, L. W. 2008. Effects of the Conservation Reserve Program on Northern Bobwhite and grassland birds. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 146(1):309-323.

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2008

Dorr, B. S., Burger, L. W., Barras, S. C. 2008. Evaluation of aerial cluster sampling of double-crested cormorants on aquaculture ponds in Mississippi. The Journal of Wildlife Management 72(7):1634–1640.

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2008

Wood, D. R., Vilella, F. J., Burger, L. W. 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.

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2007

Chamberlain, M. J., Austin, J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2007. Effects of landscape composition and structure on core use areas of raccoons (Procyon lotor) in a prairie landscape. The American Midland Naturalist 158(1):113–122.

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2007

Chamberlain, M. J., Burger, L. W., Godwin, D., Watkins, B. 2007. Efficacy of spring herbicide applications for fescue control: a comparison of three products. Proceedings Annual Conference of the Southeastern Associations of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 61:69-83.

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2007

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

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2007

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

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2006

Plowman, B. W., Conner, L. M., Chamberlain, M. J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2006. Annual dynamics of bobcat (Lynx rufus) home range and core areas in Mississippi. American Midland Naturalist 156(2):386–393.

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2006

Burger, L. W., Hamrick, R., Brasher, K. 2006. Conservation Buffers: Wildlife Benefits in Southeastern Agricultural Systems. Forest and Wildlife Research Center Research Advance 9(2):1-4.

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2006

Burger, L. W. 2006. Creating Early Successional Wildlife Habitat through Federal Farm Programs: An Objective-Driven Approach with Case Studies. USDA-NRCS-AWCC Technical Note

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2006

Burger, L. W. 2006. Creating wildlife habitat through federal farm programs: An objective-driven approach. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(4):994–999.

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2006

Conover, R. R., Linder, E., Burger, L. W. 2006. Effects of Herbaceous Field Borders on Farmland Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. USDA-NRCS-AWCC Technical Note no. 190-51

2006

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

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2006

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Brasher, K. 2006. Pine forestland habitat management for wildlife. Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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2006

Sladek, B. G., Munn, I. A., Burger, L. W., Roberts, S. D. 2006. Response of timber growth and avian communities to quality vegetation management in mid-rotation CRP pine plantations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station

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2006

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

2006

Burger, L. W., McKenzie, D., Thackston, R., DeMaso, S. J. 2006. The role of farm policy in achieving large-scale conservation: Bobwhite and buffers. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(4):986-993.

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2005

Conner, L. M., Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W. 2005. A comparison of distance-based and classification-based analyses of habitat use: Reply. Ecology 86(11):3125–3129.

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2005

Smith, M. D., Barbour, P. J., Burger, L. W., Dinsmore, S. J. 2005. Breeding bird abundance and diversity in agricultural field borders in the Black Belt Prairie of Mississippi. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:43–56.

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2005

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Brasher, K. 2005. Conservation Reserve Program Mid-contract Management: Practices for Wildlife Habitat Improvement. Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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2005

Smith, M. D., Barbour, P. J., Burger, L. W., Dinsmore, S. J. 2005. Density and diversity of overwintering birds in managed field borders in Mississippi. The Wilson Bulletin 117(3):258–269.

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2005

Burger, L. W. 2005. Disking to enhance early successional wildlife habitat in grasslands and old-fields: wildlife benefits and erosion potential. USDA-NRCS-AWCC Technical Note no. 190-32

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2005

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Brasher, K. 2005. Farm-level habitat management for bobwhite quail and other farm wildlife. Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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2005

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

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2005

Burger, L. W., Hamrick, R., Smith, M. D., Barbour, P., Brasher, K. 2005. Grassland bird response to agricultural field borders. Forest and Wildlife Research Center Research Advance 8(2).

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2005

Chamberlain, M. J., Burger, L. W. 2005. Landscape Level Effects of Red-cockaded Woodpecker Management on Bobwhite Abundance and Distribution. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 59:10-16.

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2005

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Brasher, K. 2005. Planning and prioritization of northern bobwhite habitat restoration in Central Hardwoods Bird Conservation Region. Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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2005

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Brasher, K. 2005. Planning and prioritization of northern bobwhite habitat restoration in Mississippi. Forest and Wildlife Research Center

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2005

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

2005

Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W. 2005. Use of imprinted Northern Bobwhite chicks to assess habitat-specific arthropod availability. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33(2):596–605.

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2005

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

2004

Henner, C. M., Chamberlain, M. J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2004. A multi-resolution assessment of raccoon den selection. Journal of Wildlife Management 68(1):179–187.

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2004

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

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2004

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

2004

Bond, B. T., Bowman, J. L., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W., Godwin, K. D., Class, C. M. 2004. Demographics, morphometrics, and reproductive characteristics of eastern cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus) in Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 49:220–224.

2004

Schable, N. A., Faircloth, B. C., Palmer, W. E., Carroll, J. P., Burger, L. W., Brennan, L. A., Hagen, C., Glenn, T. C. 2004. Tetranucleotide and dinucleotide microsatellite loci from the Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). Molecular Ecology Notes 4(3):415–419.

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2003

Conner, L. M., Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W. 2003. A comparison of distance-based and classification-based analyses of habitat use. Ecology 84(2):526–531.

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2003

Smith, M. D., Hammond, A. D., Burger, L. W., Palmer, W. E., Carver, A. V., Wellendorf, S. D. 2003. A technique for capturing northern bobwhite chicks. Wildlife Society Bulletin 31(4):1054–1060.

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2003

Nuttle, T., Leidolf, A., Burger, L. W. 2003. Assessing conservation value of bird communities with Partners in Flight-based ranks. The Auk 120(2):541–549.

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2003

Greenfield, K. C., Chamberlain, M. J., Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E. W. 2003. Effects of burning and discing Conservation Reserve Program fields to improve habitat quality for Northern Bobwhite (Colinus virginianus). American Midland Naturalist 149(2):344–353.

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2003

Smith, M. D., Burger, L. W. 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 5153:34–43.

2003

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

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2002

Williamson, S., Burger, L. W., Demarais, S., Chamberlain, M. 2002. Effects of Northern Bobwhite habitat management practices on red imported fire ants. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 5:136-140.

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2002

Brasher, M. G., Kaminski, R. M., Burger, L. W. 2002. Evaluation of indicated breeding pair criteria to estimate mallard breeding populations. Journal of Wildlife Management 66(4):985–992.

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2002

Bond, B. T., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D., Jones, J. C., Godwin, K. D. 2002. Habitat use by cottontail rabbits across multiple spatial scales in Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 99(4):1171–1178.

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2002

Burger, L. W. 2002. Quail management: Issues, concerns, and solutions for public and private lands - A Southeastern perspective. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 5:20-34.

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2002

Bond, B. T., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D., Godwin, K. D., Jones, J. C. 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.

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2002

Hood, S. A., Miller, D. A., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2002. Small mammal and herpetile response to mid-rotation pine management in Mississippi. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 56:171-186.

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2002

Greenfield, K. C., Burger, L. W., Chamberlain, M. J., Kurzejeski, E. W. 2002. Vegetation management practices on Conservation Reserve Program fields to improve northern bobwhite habitat quality. Wildlife Society Bulletin 30(2):527–538.

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2001

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

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2001

McCoy, T. D., Kurzejeski, E. W., Burger, L. W., Ryan, M. R. 2001. Effects of conservation practice, mowing, and temporal changes on vegetation structure on CRP Fields in Northern Missouri. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(3):979–987.

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2001

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

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2001

Greenfield, K. C., Burger, L. W., Chamberlain, M. J. 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.

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2001

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

2001

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

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2001

Wood, D. R., Vilella, F. J., Burger, L. W. 2001. Red-cockaded woodpecker banding at Bienville National Forest, Mississippi. North American Bird Bander 26(1):16-19.

2001

Wood, D. R., Vilella, F. J., Burger, L. W., Armacost, J. W. 2001. 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.

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2001

Bond, B. T., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D., Godwin, K. D. 2001. Survival of cottontail rabbits (Sylvilagus floridanus) in Mississippi and an examination of latitudinal variation. American Midland Naturalist 145(1):127–136.

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2001

Heard, L. P., Allen, A. W., Best, L. B., Brady, S. J., Burger, L. W., Esser, A. J., Hackett, E., Helinski, R. R., Hohman, W. L., Johnson, D. H., Pederson, R. L., Reynolds, R. E., Rewa, C., Ryan, M. R. 2001. The history, status and future needs of fish and wildlife management on private lands as related to USDA agricultural programs. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 66:54–67.

2001

Carver, A. V., Burger, L. W., Palmer, W. E., Brennan, L. A. 2001. Vegetation characteristics in seasonal-disked fields and at Bobwhite brood locations. Proceedings of the Annual Conference Southeastern Association Fish and Wild Agencies, Louisville, KY, USA 55:436–444.

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2000

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

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2000

Chamberlain, M. J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W. 2000. Characteristics of roost sites of adult wild turkey females. Journal of Wildlife Management 64:1025-1032.

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2000

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

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2000

Taylor, J. D., Burger, L. W. 2000. Habitat use of breeding Northern Bobwhite in managed old-field habitats in Mississippi. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 4:7-15.

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2000

Wood, D. R., Burger, L. W., Vilella, F. J., Raulston, B. E. 2000. Long-term effects of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity-entrance restrictors. Wildlife Society Bulletin 28:105–109.

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2000

Taylor, J. D., Burger, L. W., Manley, S. W., Brennan, L. A. 2000. Seasonal survival and cause-specific mortality of Northern Bobwhites in Mississippi. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 4:103-107.

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2000

Henner, C. M., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D. 2000. Survival and cause-specific mortality of raccoons on a Northern Bobwhite Management Area. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:341-349.

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1999

McCoy, T. D., Ryan, M. R., Kurzejeski, E. W., Burger, L. W. 1999. Conservation Reserve Program: Source or sink habitat for grassland birds in Missouri?. Journal of Wildlife Management 63(2):530–538.

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1999

Burger, L. W., Miller, D. A., Southwick, R. I. 1999. Economic impact of Northern Bobwhite hunting in the southeastern United States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27:1010–1018.

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1999

Bowman, J. L., Wood, D. R., Vilella, F. J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W., Godwin, K. D. 1999. Effects of red-cockaded woodpecker management on vegetative composition and structure and subsequent impacts on game species. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 53:220–234.

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1999

Carver, A. V., Burger, L. W., Brennan, L. A. 1999. Passive integrated transponders and patagial tag markers for northern bobwhite chicks. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:162–166.

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1999

Chamberlain, M. J., Leopold, B. D., Burger, L. W., Plowman, B. W., Conner, L. M. 1999. Survival and cause-specific mortality of adult bobcats in central Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 63:613–620.

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1999

Frawley, B. J., Osborne, D. A., Weeks, Jr, H. P., Burger, L. W., Dailey, T. V. 1999. Use of total body electrical conductivity to predict northern bobwhite lipid mass. Journal of Wildlife Management 63(2):695–704.

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1998

Ryan, M. R., Burger, L. W., Jones, D. P., Wywialowski, A. P. 1998. Breeding ecology of greater prairie-chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) in relation to prairie landscape configuration. American Midland Naturalist 140(1):111–121.

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1998

Burger, L. W., Hardy, C., Bein, J. 1998. Effects of prescribed fire and midstory removal on breeding bird communities in mixed pine-hardwood ecosystems of southern Mississippi. Fire in ecosystem management: shifting the paradigm from suppression to prescription. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings

1998

Burger, L. W., Hardy, C., Bien, J. 1998. Effects of prescribed fire regime on breeding bird communities in mixed pine/hardwood ecosystems in Southwest Mississippi. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings 20:107-113.

1998

Burger, L. W., Sisson, D. C., Stribling, H. L., Speake, D. W. 1998. Northern Bobwhite survival and cause-specific mortality on an intensively-managed plantation in Georgia. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 52:174–190.

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1998

Samano, S., Wood, D. R., Cole, J., Vilella, F. J., Burger, L. W. 1998. Red-cockaded woodpeckers ensnared in mesh snake traps. The Wilson Bulletin 110:564–566.

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1998

Miller, D. A., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D., Hurst, G. A. 1998. Survival and cause-specific mortality of wild turkey hens in Central Mississippi. Journal of Wildlife Management 62:306–313.

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1998

Ryan, M. R., Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E. W. 1998. The impact of CRP on avian wildlife: A review. Journal of Production Agriculture 11(1):61–66.

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1998

Brennan, L. A., Engstrom, R. T., Palmer, W. E., Hermann, S. M., Hurst, G. A., Burger, L. W., Hardy, C. L. 1998. Whither wildlife without fire?. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 63:402–414.

1998

Taylor, J. D., Burger, L. W. 1998. Wildlife habitat evaluation and planning using GIS. Proceedings of the International Conference on Geospatial Information in Agriculture and Forestry 1:215-219.

1997

Taylor, J., Burger, L. W. 1997. Reproductive effort and success of Northern Bobwhite in Mississippi. Proc. Annual Conference Southeast Association Fish and Wildlife 51:329–341.

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1996

Engstrom, R., McNair, D., Brennan, L., Hardy, C., Burger, L. W. 1996. Influence on birds of dormant versus lightning-season prescribed fire in longleaf pine forests: Experimental design and preliminary results. North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference

1996

Hurst, G. A., Burger, L. W., Leopold, B. D. 1996. Predation and galliforms: An old issue revisited. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 61:61-66.

1996

Nuttle, T., Burger, L. W. 1996. Response of breeding bird communities to restoration of hardwood bottomlands. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 50:228–236.

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1995

Burger, L. W., Ryan, M. R., Dailey, T. V., Kurzejeski, E. W. 1995. Reproductive strategies, success, and mating systems of Northern Bobwhite in Missouri. Journal of Wildlife Management 59:417–426.

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1995

Burger, L. W., Dailey, T. V., Kurzejeski, E. W., Ryan, M. R. 1995. Survival and cause-specific mortality of Northern Bobwhite in Missouri. Journal of Wildlife Management 59(2):401–410.

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1994

Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E. W., Vangilder, L. D., Dailey, T. V., Shultz, J. H. 1994. Effects of harvest on population dynamics of upland birds: Are Bobwhite the model?. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 59:466-476.

1994

Burger, L. M., Burger, L. W., Faaborg, J. 1994. Effects of prairie fragmentation on predation on artificial nests. Journal of Wildlife Management 58(2):249–254.

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1994

Burger, L. M., Burger, L. W., Faaborg, J. R. 1994. Effects of prairie fragmentation on predation on artificial nests. Journal of Wildlife Management 58:249-254.

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1994

Burger, L. W., Ryan, M., Kurzejeski, E., Dailey, T. 1994. Factors affecting the habitat value of conservation reserve program lands for northern bobwhite in northern Missouri. Proceedings of the NCT-163 Post Conservation Reserve Land Use Conference, Denver, CO, USA

1994

Burger, L. W., Ryan, M. R., Dailey, T. V., Kurzejeski, E. W. 1994. Temporal patterns in cause-specific mortality of Northern Bobwhite in Northern Missouri. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 48:208–219.

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1993

Capel, S., Crawford, J. A., Robel, R. J., Burger, L. W., Sotherton, N. W. 1993. Appendix A: Agricultural Practices and Pesticides. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 3.

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1993

Burger, L. W., Ryan, M. R., Kurzejeski, E. W., Dailey, T. V. 1993. Conservation Reserve Program: Fields as Bobwhite habitat in Northern Missouri. Proceedings of Mid-Continent CRP Conference: "Will there be a Lasting Conservation Legacy?"

1993

Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E., Dailey, T., Ryan, M. 1993. Relative invertebrate abundance and biomass in Conservation Reserve Program plantings in northern Missouri. National Quail Symposium Proceedings 3:102–108.

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1993

Dailey, T. V., Vangilder, T. M., Burger, L. W. 1993. Swamp rabbit distribution in Missouri. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 47:251–256.

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1992

Kurzejeski, E. W., Burger, L. W., Monson, M., Lenkner, R. 1992. Wildlife conservation attitudes and land use intentions of Conservation Reserve Program participants in Missouri. Wildlife Society Bulletin 20(3):253–259.

1991

Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E., Dailey, T., Ryan, M. 1991. Evaluation of select CRP lands as bobwhite quail habitat. Proceedings of the Forage and Grassland Conference (USA)

1991

Burger, L. W., Ryan, M. R., Jones, D. P., Wywialowski, A. P. 1991. Radio transmitters bias estimation of movements and survival. Journal of Wildlife Management 55:693–697.

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1990

Burger, L. W., Kurzejeski, E. W., Dailey, T. V., Ryan, M. R. 1990. Structural characteristics of vegetation in CRP fields in northern Missouri and their suitability as bobwhite habitat. Transactions of the North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 55:74–83.

Extension Publications

Year Publications
2007

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Jones, J. C., Strickland, B. 2007. Native Warm-season grass restoration in Mississippi. Mississippi State University Extension Service P2435.

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2007

Hamrick, R., Burger, L. W., Strickland, B., Godwin, D., Stewart, D. 2007. Ecology and management of the Northern Bobwhite. Mississippi State University Extension Service P2179:20.

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1997

Stewart, D., Godwin, D., Burger, L. W. 1997. Ecology and Management of the Northern Bobwhite. Mississippi State University Extension Service P2179.

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1996

Stewart, D., Burger, L. W. 1996. Strip disking and other valuable bobwhite management techniques. Mississippi State University Extension Service

Graduate Students

    Awards & Honors

    • William L. Giles Distinguished Professor
      Mississippi State University
    • Rosalind and Rodney Foil Teamwork Award
      Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry, and Veterinary Medicine
    • National Quail Symposium Award of Excellence
      National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative and Bobwhite Technical Committee
    • Ralph E. Powe Excellence in Research Award
      Mississippi State University
    • Conservation Education Award, for contributing Author/Technical Editor Book: Fish & Wildlife Management: A handbook for Mississippi landowners
      The Wildlife Society
    • Sam K. Riffell Award for Conservation Excellence
      Mississippi Chapter of the Wildlife Society
    • Outstanding Peer-reviewed Paper Award
      Mississippi Chapter of the Wildlife Society
    • Fellow
      The Wildlife Society
    • Faculty Service Award
      College of Forest Resources
    • Outstanding Technical Publication
      Mississippi Chapter of the Wildlife Society
    • Best Student Paper Award, Kristine Evans, Ph.D. Student
      Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symp.
    • Best Student Paper Award, Mark McConnell MS Student
      Southeastern Assoc. Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • Best Student Poster Award, Ray Iglay Ph.D. MS Student
      Southeastern Assoc. Fish and Wildlife Agencies
    • Best Popular Article Award
      Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society
    • Dale H. Arner Distinguished Professorship
      Forest and Wildlife Research Center/College of Forest Resources
    • Annual Award for Excellence
      Southeast Quail Study Group
    • Faculty Research Award
      College of Forest Resources/Forest Wildlife Research Center
    • Outstanding Wildlife Conservationist
      Mississippi Wildlife Federation
    • Best Conference Paper Award, Wildlife Sessions- Nongame, SE Section
      The Wildlife Society
    • Recognition for Significant and Sustained Extramural Funding
      MSU Sponsored Programs
    • Faculty/Research Scientist/Engineer Award
      Offices of the Vice President for Research and the Vice President for Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine
    • Outstanding Teaching Award
      College of Forest Resources
    • Grisham Master Teacher Award
      Mississippi State University
    • Exemplary Continuing Education Programming
      LERN International
    • Outstanding Research Award
      College of Forest Resources/Forest Wildlife Research Center
    • Recognition for Significant and Sustained Extramural Funding
      MSU Sponsored Programs
    • Best Conference Paper Award
      Southeastern Section The Wildlife Society
    • Outstanding Teaching Award
      MSU College of Forest Resources
    • Best Student Paper Award
      The Wildlife Society National Meeting
    • Best Conference Paper Award
      Southeastern Section The Wildlife Society
    • Best Professional Paper Award: Midwest Fish and Wildl. Conf. North Cent. Section
      The Wildlife Society
    • Forestry Honor Society
      Xi Sigma Pi
    • Doctoral Marshall, August graduation ceremony
      University of Missouri
    • Charles P. Bell Graduate Scholarship Award
      Conservation Federation of Missouri
    • Best Paper
      Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference North central Section, The Wildlife Society
    • Superior Graduate Achievement Award
      Wildlife and Fisheries, Univ. of Missouri-Columbia
    • Graduate Fellowship Award
      Missouri Wildlife Society
    • Magna Cum Laude Graduate
      Murray State
    • Alpha Chi Honor Society
      Murray State
    • Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
      Murray State
    • John Wesley Carr Scholar
      Murray State
    • Outstanding Wildlife Student
      Murray State
    • Outstanding Wildlife Student
      Murray State

    Society Memberships

    • Mississippi Chapter of The Wildlife Society
    • Southeast Quail Study Group
    • The Wildlife Society