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Petra Wood

Research Wildlife Biologist
West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
The U.S. Geological Survey
United States Virgin Islands


Only Petra's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Petra, including a full publications list, visit her profile page on the West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.   Petra also can be reached at her West Virginia University email address: pbwood@wvu.edu Education Ph D University of Florida 1992 MS University of Florida 1984 BS Purdue University 1981

Research Interest

Her research focus examines the effects of anthropocentric habitat changes, particularly from timber harvesting and energy development, on wildlife populations, especially songbirds.


  • Grasshopper sparrow reproductive success and habitat use on reclaimed surface mines varies by age of reclamation

  • Variables associated with detection probability, detection latency, and behavioral responses of Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivor

  • Raccoon Spatial Requirements and Multi-Scale Habitat Selection within Intensively Managed Central Appalachian Forests

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