Associate Professor
Biological Sciences

Eric L. Walters

306 Mills Godwin Bldg
Norfolk, 23529

Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolution, Florida State University, (2004)

M.Sc. in Biology, University of Victoria, (1997)

B.Sc. in Biology, University of Victoria, (1990)

Understanding Automatic Thinking
Sponsoring Organization: College of Sciences
Date Obtained: 2017-10-17
ODU Sexual Harassment Training For Faculty Certificate
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained: 2015-11-24
Remote User Security Training
Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
Date Obtained: 2013-01-01

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Gaff, H. "Spatial eco-epidemiology of tick-borne rickettsial pathogens" $2455094. Federal. November, 2017 - November, 2022
Walters, E. L. "Supplement 2: Collaborative Research: Evolution of Cooperation in Social Woodpeckers" $82077. Federal. April, 2019 - July, 2020
Walters, E. L. "Supplement 1: Collaborative Research: Evolution of Cooperation in Social Woodpeckers" $38810. Federal. April, 2019 - July, 2020
Walters, E. L. "Collaborative Research: Evolution of Cooperation in Social Woodpeckers" $410387. Federal. August, 2015 - July, 2018
Walters, E. L. "A Strategy to Maximize Virginia's Songbird Stopover Habitat Production" $1250.00 . Other. July, 2017 - June, 2018
Walters, E. L. "Quantifying Songbird Use of Keystone Resources During Migration" $5000. Private. August, 2017 - June, 2018
Walters, E. L. "A strategy to improve stopover habitat quality" $1250. State. June, 2017 - May, 2018
Garcia, V. "Senescence and its consequences in three cooperative breeders" $207000. Federal. January, 2015 - January, 2018
Walters, E. L. "Consequences and Benefits of Migratory Bird Stopover Habitat Selection" $8000. Private. August, 2016 - June, 2017
Walters, E. L. "Abiotic factors contributing to the survival of three tick species in southeastern Virginia, Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Amblyomma maculatum" $1250. State. June, 2015 - May, 2016
Walters, E. L. "Metabolic demands of fall migrants" $9000. Private. August, 2015 - January, 2016
Walters, E. L. "Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad-Based Predictive Models: Year 2" $35000. State. July, 2014 - December, 2015
Walters, E. L. "Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad Data and Models for the Northeastern US" $64060. Federal. June, 2013 - May, 2015
Walters, E. L. "Migrant Bird Ecology at Kiptopeke State Park - Year 2" $8000. Private. August, 2014 - January, 2015
Walters, E. L. "Radar Analysis of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Delmarva Peninsula and Validation of Nexrad-Based Predictive Models" $34800. State. June, 2013 - December, 2014
Walters, E. L. "Anatomy of an Invasion: The Effects of Host Preference On The Biogeography of Ticks" $1250. State. July, 2014 - November, 2014
Walters, E. L. "The Effects of Urbanization on the Relationship Among Birds, Ticks, and Tick-Borne Disease Pathogens" $1250. State. July, 2014 - November, 2014
Walters, E. L. "Habitat Use of Bird Migration Stopover Sites on the Lower Delmarva Peninsula and a Comparison With Radar-Based Predictive Models" $33922. State. April, 2013 - September, 2014
Walters, E. L. "IOS PRELIMINARY PROPOSAL: COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH: Evolution of cooperative behavior" $2. Federal. May, 2014 - August, 2014
Walters, E. L. "Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant" $9000. Old Dominion University. May, 2014 - August, 2014
Walters, E. L. "The Effects of Urbanization on the Relationship Among Birds, Ticks, and Tick-Borne Disease Pathogens" $1250. State. July, 2013 - June, 2014
Walters, E. L. "Migrant Bird Ecology at Kiptopeke State Park" $6445. Private. September, 2013 - November, 2013
Walters, E. L. "Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant" $22000. Old Dominion University. May, 2013 - August, 2013
Walters, E. L. "Old Dominion University Office of Research Assistantship" $15000. Old Dominion University. August, 2012 - May, 2013
Walters, E. L. "Old Dominion Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Grant" $22000. Old Dominion University. May, 2012 - August, 2012

Expertise

Biology
Quantitative Ecology, Community Ecology, Birds, Behavioral Ecology, Animal Behavior, Conservation Biology

Articles

Barve, S. (2019). Habitat Saturation Results in Joint-Nesting Female Coalitions in a Social Bird. AMERICAN NATURALIST 193 (6) , pp. 830-840.
Heller, E. L. (2019). Urbanization and tick parasitism in birds of coastal southeastern Virginia. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Koenig, W. D.. (2018). Causes of seasonal decline in reproduction of the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker. JOURNAL OF AVIAN BIOLOGY 49 (11).
Walters, E. L. (2018). Eleven strategies for getting into graduate school in ecology & evolutionary biology. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution.
Pardo, M. A.. (2018). Wild acorn woodpeckers recognize associations between individuals in other groups. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 285 (1882).
Hager, S. (2017). Continent-wide analysis of how urbanization affects bird-window collision mortality in North America. Biological Conservation 212 , pp. 209-215.
Koenig, W. (2017). Testing alternative hypotheses for the cause of population declines: the case of the Red-headed Woodpecker. Condor 119 , pp. 143-150.
Prinz, A. (2016). A novel nest-monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro-computer. Journal of Field Ornithology 87 (4) , pp. 427-435.
Sabo, A. (2016). Local avian density influences risk of mortality from window strikes. PeerJ 4 , pp. e2170.
Koenig, W. D. (2016). Provisioning patterns in the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker: can feeding behaviour serve as a signal?. Animal Behavior 119 , pp. 125-134.
Heller, E. L. (2016). Overcoming challenges to morphological and molecular identification of Empidonax flycatchers: a case study from the first occurrence record of Dusky Flycatcher in Virginia. Journal of Field Ornithology 87 (1) , pp. 96-103.
Heller, E. L. (2016). New records of Ixodes affinis parasitizing avian hosts in southeastern Virginia. Journal of Medical Entomology.
Koenig, W. D. (2015). Temporal variability and cooperative breeding: testing the bet-hedging hypothesis in the acorn woodpecker. Proceedings of the Royal Society 282 , pp. 20151742.
Heller, E. L. (2015). Migrant bird research at Old Dominion University. Virginia Birds 11 (2) , pp. 4-5.
McMahon, D. (2015). Tree community shifts and acorn woodpecker population increases over three decades in a California oak woodland. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 45 (8) , pp. 1113-1120.
Koenig, W. D. (2014). What we don’t know, and what needs to be known, about the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpeckers Melanerpes formicivorus. Acta Ornithologica 49 (2) , pp. 221-232.
Koenig, W. D. (2014). Serotiny in California oaks. Madrono 61 , pp. 151-158.
Rusk, C. L.. (2013). Cooperative Breeding and Long-Distance Dispersal: A Test Using Vagrant Records. PLoS ONE 8 (3) , pp. e58624.
Koenig, W. D.. (2012). An Experimental Study of Chick Provisioning in the Cooperatively Breeding Acorn Woodpecker. Ethology 118 (6) , pp. 566-574.
Koenig, W. D.. (2012). Brooding, provisioning, and compensatory care in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker. Behavioral Ecology 23 , pp. 181-190.
Koenig, W. D.. (2011). Age-related provisioning behaviour in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the skills and the pay-to-stay hypotheses. Animal Behaviour 82 , pp. 437-444.
Koenig, W. D.. (2011). Effects of gypsy moth outbreaks on North American woodpeckers. Condor 113 (2) , pp. 352-361.
Koenig, W. (2011). Fitness consequences of within-brood dominance in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65 , pp. 2229-2238.
Koenig, W. D.. (2011). Variable helper effects, ecological conditions, and the evolution of cooperative breeding in the acorn woodpecker. American Naturalist 178 (2) , pp. 145-158.
Walters, E. L. (2010). Quantifying purported competition with individual and population-level metrics. Conservation Biology 24 (6) , pp. 1569-1577.
Koenig, W. D.. (2009). Helpers and egg investment in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker: testing the concealed helper effects hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63 , pp. 1659-1665.
Koenig, W. D.. (2008). A tale of two worlds: molecular ecology and population structure of the threatened Florida scrub-jay. Molecular Ecology 17 (7) , pp. 1632-1633.
Koenig, W. D.. (2008). Acorn harvesting by acorn woodpeckers: annual variation and comparison with genetic estimates. Evolutionary Ecology Research 10 (6) , pp. 811-822.
Stromberg, M. R.. (2008). Estimate of Trichomonas gallinae-induced mortality in Band-tailed Pigeons, upper Carmel Valley, California, winter 2006-2007. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120 (3) , pp. 603-606.
Miller, T. E.. (2007). Evaluating support for the resource-ratio hypothesis: A reply to Wilson et al. American Naturalist 169 (5) , pp. 707-708.
Miller, T. E.. (2005). A critical review of twenty years’ use of the resource-ratio theory. American Naturalist 165 (4) , pp. 439-448.
Harness, R. E.. (2005). Knock on wood. Ieee Industry Applications Magazine 11 (2) , pp. 68-73.
Koenig, W. D.. (2005). Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers. Condor 107 (4) , pp. 810-822.
Buckley, H. (2004). Small-scale patterns in community structure of Sarracenia purpurea inquilines. Community Ecology 5 (2) , pp. 181-188.
Schrader, M. S.. (2003). Seasonal prevalence of a haematozoan parasite of red-bellied woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) and its association with host condition and overwinter survival. Auk 120 (1) , pp. 130-137.
Foster, G. W.. (2002). Parasitic helminths of red-bellied woodpeckers (Melanerpes carolinus) from the Apalachicola National Forest in Florida. Journal of Parasitology 88 (6) , pp. 1140-1142.
Harding, E. K.. (2001). The scientific foundations of habitat conservation plans: a quantitative assessment. Conservation Biology 15 (2) , pp. 488-500.
Miller, E. (1999). Plumage, size, and sexual dimorphism in the Queen Charlotte Islands Hairy Woodpecker. Condor 101 , pp. 86-95.
Baird, R. W.. (1993). Status of the Bottle-Nosed-Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, with Special Reference to Canada. Canadian Field-Naturalist 107 (4) , pp. 466-480.

Books

Andrusiak, L. (1998). Wildlife radio-telemetry: standards for components of British Columbia’s biodiversity No. 5, version 2.0. Resources Inventory Committee.

Book Chapters

Koenig, W. D. (2016). Acorn woodpeckers: helping at the nest, polygynandry, and dependence on a variable acorn crop Cooperative Breeding: Studies of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Walters, E. L. (2014). Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) Birds of North America Online Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Walters, E. L. (2014). Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) Birds of North America Online Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
James, F. C.. (2004). Sustainable forestry for the red-cockaded woodpecker’s ecosystem Red-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery (pp. 60-69) Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers.
Walters, E. L. (2004). Use of water-filled red-cockaded woodpecker cavities by other organisms Red-cockaded woodpecker: road to recovery (pp. 492-497) Blaine, WA: Hancock House Publishers.
Walters, E. L. (2002). Red-breasted Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus ruber) and Red-naped Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus nuchalis) The Birds of North America Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc.
Walters, E. L. (2002). Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) The Birds of North America Philadelphia, PA: The Birds of North America, Inc.

Conference Proceeding

Koenig, W. D. (2015). Acorns and acorn woodpeckers: ups and downs in a long-term relationship Standiford, Richard B.; Purcell, KathrynProceedings of the seventh California oak symposium: managing oak woodlands in a dynamic world. (pp. 23-33) Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Staion.

Presentations

Buler, J. J. (November 13, 2018). Light pollution is brightest along the migration routes of nocturnally-migrating birds and confounds where they stop over along the way Oral Presentation 5th International Conference on Artificial Light .
Hagemeyer, N. (August 15, 2018). Parental facilitation of dispersal in a cooperative breeder Oral Presentation ISBE 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Pardo, M. A. (August 12, 2018). Sex differences in long-term vocal recognition ability in the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation ISBE 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Flanders, N. P. (July 23, 2018). Identification of microsatellite loci for investigating bird-mediated genetic isolation by habitat in oak mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum) (Raf.) Reveal & M. C. Johnst. Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Rochester, Minnesota.
Hines, C. (May 19, 2018). Migratory songbirds mediate an indirect mutualism between a parasite and its host Oral Presentation VSO Annual Meeting Harrisburg, VA.
Flanders, N. (May 19, 2018). The role of generalist avian frugivores in determining the distribution of the mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum Oral Presentation VSO Annual Meeting Harrisburg, VA.
Hines, C. (May 16, 2018). Fall foraging habits of songbirds on the Eastern Shore Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (May 3, 2018). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Lecture Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Berger, K. (April 20, 2018). The role of scavenger bias on bird-window collision mortality rates Oral Presentation Honor's Thesis Defense Norfolk, Virginia.
Flanders, N. P. (April 19, 2018). Identifying factors determining the distribution of oak mistletoe (Phoradendron leucarpum), a locally abundant resource in forested wetlands of the Albemarle Sound system Poster 2018 North Landing River / Albemarle Sound Estuarine Symposium .
Garcia, V. (April 13, 2018). Effects of sex and inbreeding on reproductive senescence in three cooperatively breeding species Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Tucson, Arizona.
Barve, S. (April 13, 2018). Heavy babies and skinny youth: density dependence in a highly social bird Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Tucson, Arizona.
Hines, C. H. (April 12, 2018). An indirect mutualism between host-specific insects and Hackberry trees (Celtis spp), mediated by migratory songbirds Poster Annual Meeting Tucson, Arizona.
Hines, C. H. (March 29, 2018). An indirect mutualism between host-specific insects and Hackberry trees (Celtis spp), mediated by migratory songbirds Poster 8th Annual Graduate Student Acheivement Day Norfolk, Virginia.
Pardo, M. A. (March 1, 2018). Cognición social en el carpintero de robledales (Social cognition in the acorn woodpecker) Oral Presentation Invited Seminar Medellín, Colombia.
Berger, K. (February 3, 2018). Factors Affecting Migratory Bird-Window Collisions: The Role of Canopy Cover and Scavenger Bias Oral Presentation 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Cumbie, A. (January 24, 2018). First report of Candidatus Rickettsia mendelii, on Ixodes brunneus ticks collected in the United States Oral Presentation Virginia Mosquito Control Association annual meeting Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Hagemeyer, N. (January 21, 2018). Spy vs spy: acorn woodpeckers' struggle to become breeders Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Barve, S. (January 8, 2018). Big larders but skinny helpers: territory quality and density dependence in a highly social bird Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Pacific Grove, California.
Caballero, A. Libertad Puga. (November 9, 2017). "¿Cómo afecta la urbanización la mortalidad de las aves que colisionan con ventanas en América del Norte?" Oral Presentation XV Congreso para el Estudio y Conservación de las Aves de México (CECAM). Morelia, Michoacán, México..
Hagemeyer, N. (October 9, 2017). Spy vs spy: acorn woodpeckers' struggle to become breeders Oral Presentation Virginia Beach Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Nadolny, R. (August 29, 2017). Disturbance events facilitate tick invasions and increase disease risk Oral Presentation One Health 9th Tick and Tick-borne Pathogen Conference & 1st Asia Pacific Rickettsia Conference Cairns, Australia.
Jusino, M. (August 4, 2017). Heart rot hotel 2: the next generation of tree cavities and fungi Oral Presentation Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists East Lansing, Michigan.
Hagemeyer, N. (August 4, 2017). Scale-dependent responses to a changing landscape in acorn woodpeckers Oral Presentation Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists East Lansing, Michigan.
Garcia, V. (August 3, 2017). The role of helpers and territory quality in mitigating reproductive senescence in three species of cooperatively breeding birds Oral Presentation Joint Meeting of the American Ornithological Society and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists East Lansing, Michigan.
Flanders, N. P. (June 28, 2017). The Role of Generalist Avian Frugivores in Determining the Distribution of the Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum Oral Presentation 14th World Congress on Parasitic Plants Asilomar, California.
Flanders, N. P. (June 24, 2017). The Role of Generalist Avian Frugivores in Determining the Distribution of the Mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Fort Worth, Texas.
Harris, K. (April 8, 2017). Survey of Tick-borne Pathogens in Carmel Valley, California Oral Presentation 2017 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference Norfolk, Virginia.
Russo, C. (April 8, 2017). Tick Diversity and Abundance in the Foothills of Upper Carmel Valley, California Oral Presentation 2017 Virginia Collegiate Honors Council Spring Conference Norfolk, Virginia.
Hagemeyer, N. (December 13, 2016). Spy vs spy: observational networks in the acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation Monterey Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Monterey, California.
Walters, E. L. (November 15, 2016). Effective Time Management Oral Presentation BGSO Inaugural Meeting .
Walters, E. L. (September 30, 2016). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Lecture Biology Seminar Series Greenville, NC.
Walters, E. L. (September 16, 2016). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Lecture Biology Seminar Series Williamsburg, Virginia.
Hagemeyer, N. (September 9, 2016). I Spy: Forays as a tool of informed dispersal in a cooperative breeder Oral Presentation Invited Seminar Spokane, Washington.
Buler, J. (August 18, 2016). Where and for how long do migrating landbirds stopover along the northern Gulf of Mexico? A radar perspective Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Hagemeyer, N. (August 17, 2016). Pre-dispersal movement patterns and social networks in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Garcia, V. (August 17, 2016). Reproductive senescence in three cooperatively breeding species Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Jusino, M. (August 17, 2016). Shroom with a view: fungal communities associated with Acorn Woodpeckers and their excavations Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Walters, E. L. (August 17, 2016). Temporal variability and cooperative breeding: testing the bet-hedging hypothesis in the acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Hager, S. (August 17, 2016). Urbanization shapes the effect of building size on bird-window collisions Oral Presentation North American Ornithological Congress Washington, D.C..
Pardo, M. (July 31, 2016). A social bird tracks the group membership of outsiders Oral Presentation International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, United Kingdom.
Hagemeyer, N. (July 31, 2016). Cryptic movement and extended social networks in a cooperative breeder Poster International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, United Kingdom.
Garcia, V. (July 31, 2016). Senescence in three cooperative breeders Poster International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, United Kingdom.
Walters, E. L. (July 31, 2016). Temporal variability and cooperative breeding: testing the bet-hedging hypothesis in the acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation International Society for Behavioral Ecology Exeter, United Kingdom.
Flanders, N. P. (July 18, 2016). The role of generalist avian frugivores in determining the distribution of the mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum Oral Presentation Mistletoes: Pathogens, Keystone Resources, and Medicinal Wonder Ashland, Oregon.
Walters, E. L. (June 15, 2016). The Role of Scientific Societies in the Modern Era Lecture Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Garcia, V. (May 18, 2016). Aging in cooperatively breeding woodpeckers and jays Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Nadolny, R. (May 16, 2016). Anthropogenic disturbance and subsequent restoration efforts facilitate biological invasions and vector-borne disease Poster Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America's Tick-Borne Diseas Problem Washington, D.C..
Flanders, N. P. (April 1, 2016). The role of generalist avian frugivores in determining the distribution of the mistletoe Phoradendron leucarpum Oral Presentation Association of Southeastern Biologists Annual Meeting Concord, North Carolina.
Hagemeyer, N. (March 30, 2016). Movement and social networks in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Lecture Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Arnold, J. A. (March 3, 2016). Assessing avian use of forested stopover sites along the Delmarva Peninsula Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Wachapreague, Virginia.
Hines, C. (March 3, 2016). Consequences and Benefits Associated with Stopover Habitat Selection Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Wachapreague, Virginia.
Buler, J. J. (February 4, 2016). Bird use of Delaware wetlands during fall migration based on weather radar observations Oral Presentation Delaware Wetlands Conference Wilmington, Delaware.
Walters, E. L. (January 29, 2016). The influence of ecological conditions on avian behavior Oral Presentation Department of Biological Sciences Spring Seminar Series Norfolk, Virginia.
Arnold, J. A. (October 21, 2015). Forested Stopover Habitat Use By Migratory Landbirds During Fall Migration Oral Presentation Williamsburg Bird Club Monthly Meeting Williamsburg, Virginia.
Schreckengost, T. (October 8, 2015). When is the best time to sample migrating birds in the air with weather surveillance radar to determine their stopover density at the ground? Poster Delaware Environmental Institute Graduate Student Research Symposium .
Walters, E. L. (September 16, 2015). How to be a successful graduate student at ODU and beyond. Oral Presentation BGSO Inaugural Meeting .
Hagemeyer, N. (August 12, 2015). Pre-dispersal movement patterns in non-breeding individuals of the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation 100th ESA Annual Meeting Baltimore, Maryland.
Buler, J. (July 29, 2015). Determining relative stopover duration for migrating forest birds by integrating ground surveys and weather radar observations Oral Presentation American Ornithologists' Union 133rd Stated Annual Meeting Norman, Oklahoma.
Schreckengost, T. (July 29, 2015). When is the best time to sample migrating birds in the air with weather surveillance radar to determine their stopover density at the ground? Oral Presentation American Ornithologists' Union 133rd Stated Annual Meeting Norman, Oklahoma.
Schreckengost, T. (July 17, 2015). When is the best time to sample migrating birds in the air with weather surveillance radar to determine their stopover density at the ground? Poster AFO-SCO-WOS 2015 Annual Meeting Wolfville, Nova Scotia.
Walters, E. L. (July 15, 2015). Grant Writing 101: strategies for graduate students Lecture Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Pardo, M. A. (June 13, 2015). Combinatorial Communication in Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Poster 52nd Annual Conference, Animal Behavior Society Anchorage, Alaska.
Walters, E. L. (June 12, 2015). Temporal Variability and Cooperative Breeding: Testing the Bet-hedging Hypothesis in the Acorn Woodpecker Oral Presentation 52nd Annual Conference, Animal Behavior Society Anchorage, Alaska.
Heller, E. L. (May 22, 2015). The effects of urbanization on bird parasitism rates of various tick species Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Arnold, J. Andrew. (May 9, 2015). Avian use of forested stopover habitat along the Atlantic Flyway Oral Presentation Virginia Society of Ornithology Annual Meeting Wintergreen, Virginia.
Sabo, A. M. (May 9, 2015). Evaluating factors that influence native bird window strikes at the Virginia Zoo Poster Virginia Society of Ornithology Annual Meeting Wintergreen, Virginia.
Brownson, A. C. (April 18, 2015). A novel nest monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro-computer Poster Cal Day 2015 Berkeley, California.
Hagemeyer, N. (April 18, 2015). Use of a novel automated radio telemetry system to document social movement patterns Poster Cal Day 2015 Berkeley, California.
Arnold, J. A. (April 8, 2015). Assessing avian use of forested stopover habitat during fall migration along Virginia's Eastern Shore Poster Paul W. Kirk, Jr. Wetland Research Workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Flanders, N. P. (April 8, 2015). Differential oak mistletoe occupancy rates in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina Poster Paul W. Kirk, Jr. Wetland Research Workshop Norfolk, Virginia.
Arnold, J. A. (April 3, 2015). Assessing avian use of forested stopover habitat during fall migration along Virginia's Eastern Shore Oral Presentation 76th Annual Meeting Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Arnold, J. A. (March 10, 2015). Assessing avian use of forested stopover sites along the Delmarva Peninsula Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Melfa, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (March 10, 2015). Kiptopeke Banding Station 2014 Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Melfa, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (March 8, 2015). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Sabo, A. M. (February 7, 2015). Are younger birds more prone to window strike mortalities? Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Undergraduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Lahey, A. S. (February 7, 2015). Fatal window collisions: which avian families are most susceptible? Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Undergraduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Hagemeyer, N. (January 21, 2015). Cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckers Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Brownson, A. C. (November 21, 2014). A novel nest monitoring camera system using a Raspberry Pi micro-computer Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Sabo, A. M. (November 21, 2014). Are younger birds more prone to window strike mortalities? Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Arnold, J. A. (November 21, 2014). Assessing avian use of forested stopover habitat during fall migration along Virginia's Eastern Shore Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Lahey, A. S. (November 21, 2014). Fatal window collisions: which families are most susceptible? Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (November 21, 2014). The effects of urbanization on bird parasitism rates by various tick species Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Hagemeyer, N. (November 21, 2014). Use of a novel automated radio telemetry system to document social movement patterns Poster Sigma Xi Student Research Poster Session Newport News, Virginia.
Koenig, W. D. (November 4, 2014). Acorns and acorn woodpeckers: ups and downs in a long-term relationship Oral Presentation 7th California Oak Symposium: Managing Oak Woodlands in a Dynamic World Visalia, California.
Heller, E. L. (October 13, 2014). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Portsmouth, Virginia.
Buler, J. J. (October 7, 2014). Broad-scale mapping and monitoring of migratory landbird stopover sites using the national network of weather radars Oral Presentation Joint Meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Partners in Flight Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (August 5, 2014). A test of the ecological constraints hypothesis in Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation 15th International Behavioral Ecology Conference New York, NY.
Hagemeyer, N. (August 2, 2014). Coalition-mediated dispersal in the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation 15th International Behavioral Ecology Conference New York, NY.
Arnold, J. A. (July 16, 2014). Assessing Habitat Use and Quality of Stopover Sites During Fall Migration Oral Presentation North American Congress for Conservation Biology Missoula, Montana.
Hagemeyer, N. (May 22, 2014). Coalition-mediated dispersal in the acorn woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Heller, E. L. (May 15, 2014). The effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting Richmond, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (May 9, 2014). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Monthly Meeting Hampton, Virginia.
Arnold, J. A. (May 1, 2014). Migratory bird use of forested stopover sites on the lower Delmarva Peninsula and a comparison with radar-based predictive models. Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Brownson, A. C. (April 17, 2014). Reproductive skew in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Heller, E. L. (March 27, 2014). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Graduate Research Achievement Day Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (March 12, 2014). Kiptopeke Banding Station 2.0 Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Melfa, Virginia.
Arnold, J. A. (March 12, 2014). Migratory bird use of forested stopover sites on the lower Delmarva Peninsula and a comparison with radar-based predictive models. Oral Presentation Virginia Coastal Avian Partnership Annual Meeting Melfa, Virginia.
Arnold, J. Andrew. (March 8, 2014). Assessing Avian Use of Forested Stopover Habitat Along the Mid-Atlantic Flyway During Fall Migration Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Biology Graduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (March 8, 2014). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Biology Graduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (February 24, 2014). A test of the ecological constraints hypothesis with Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation 7th International Woodpecker Conference Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
Vincent, J. (February 8, 2014). Birds as Vectors of Rickettsia parkeri Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Undergraduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (January 23, 2014). Effects of urbanization on the relationship between birds and ticks Poster Mid-Atlantic Tick Summit III Laurel, Maryland.
Arnold, J. (January 15, 2014). Using radar-based data to predict forested hardwood habitat use by migrants along the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (November 21, 2013). Kiptopeke Banding Station 2.0 Oral Presentation Southern tip Partners Annual Meeting Cape Charles, Virginia.
Arnold, J. (November 21, 2013). Using radar-based data to predict forested hardwood habitat use by migrants along the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Maryland: A preliminary report Oral Presentation Southern Tip Partners Annual Meeting Cape Charles, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (November 14, 2013). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Lecture Biology Seminar Series Blacksburg, Virginia.
Vincent, J. (November 8, 2013). Birds as Vectors of Rickettsia parkeri Poster Virginia Branch Annual Meeting Charlottesville, Virginia.
Gaff, H. (October 2, 2013). Research for Undergraduates in Math and Science: a research apprenticeship program at Old Dominion University Poster Pre-ISSOTL Conference CUR Symposium Raleigh, North Carolina.
Koenig, W. D. (July 31, 2013). Acorns and the demography of the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker. Oral Presentation Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting Boulder, Colorado.
Ball, L. A. (July 30, 2013). Enrichment of Captive Squirrel Monkeys Poster Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting Boulder, Colorado.
Ball, L. A. (May 23, 2013). Enrichment of Captive Squirrel Monkeys Oral Presentation Virginia Academy of Science Annual Meeting Blacksburg, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (May 15, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (May 9, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases Oral Presentation Hampton Roads Bird Club Monthly Meeting Hampton, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (April 17, 2013). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Heller, E. L. (March 30, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne pathogens Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Biology Graduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Brownson, A. C. (March 30, 2013). Mate Choice vs. Mate Guarding: The Behavioral Aspects of Reproductive Skew in Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Biology Graduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (March 23, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Oral Presentation 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium Williamsburg, Virginia.
Brownson, A. C. (March 23, 2013). Mate Choice vs. Mate Guarding: The Behavioral Aspects of Reproductive Skew in Acorn Woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation 12th Annual Graduate Research Symposium Williamsburg, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (March 22, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Oral Presentation Virginia Annual Tick Biology Meeting Richmond, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (March 8, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Oral Presentation Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Williamsburg, Virginia.
Brownson, A. C. (March 8, 2013). Mate choice vs mate guarding: the behavioral aspects of reproductive skew in acorn woodpeckers (Melanerpes formicivorus) Oral Presentation Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Williamsburg, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (March 8, 2013). The Possible Role of Avian Hosts in Newly Established Populations of the Gulf Coast Tick (Amblyomma maculatum) Oral Presentation Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Williamsburg, Virginia.
Heller, E. L. (February 20, 2013). Effects of urbanization on the relationship among birds, ticks, and tick-borne diseases. Oral Presentation Annual Meeting Melfa, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (February 18, 2013). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation VCU Seminar Series Richmond, VA.
Ball, L. A. (February 9, 2013). Enrichment of captive squirrel monkeys at the Virginia Zoo Oral Presentation Old Dominion University Undergraduate Symposium Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (January 24, 2013). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation CNU Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology Seminar Series Newport News, Virginia.
Ball, L. A. (October 27, 2012). Enrichment of Captive Squirrel Monkeys Poster Virginia Academy of Science Undergraduate Research Meeting Richmond, VA.
Brownson, A. C. (August 29, 2012). Reproductive skew in the cooperatively breeding Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Lecture Gonzaga University Seminar Class Spokane, Washington.
Koenig, W. D. (August 15, 2012). Provisioning patterns in the cooperatively-breeding acorn woodpecker: is feeding a signal, as if so, to whom and why? Oral Presentation 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress Lund, Sweden.
Brownson, A. C. (August 15, 2012). Mate Guarding vs. Mate Choice: Reproductive Skew in Polyandrous Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) Groups Poster North American Ornithological Conference Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Walters, E. L. (May 3, 2012). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Walters, E. L. (February 29, 2012). The influence of ecological conditions on helping behavior in the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker Oral Presentation UNCG Department of Biology Seminar Series Greensboro, North Carolina.
Walters, E. L. (January 18, 2012). Cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckers Oral Presentation Cape Henry Audubon Society Monthly Meeting Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (March 24, 2011). The conservation implications of resource changes on ecological & evolutionary processes Oral Presentation Norfolk, Virginia.
Walters, E. L. (February 28, 2011). Cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckers Oral Presentation Davidson College "California Natural History" Carmel Valley, California.
Walters, E. L. (January 24, 2011). The conservation implications of resource changes on ecological & evolutionary processes Oral Presentation Orlando, Florida.
Walters, E. L. (June 6, 2009). The whacky world of woodpeckers Keynote/Plenary Address Woodpecker Wonderland Festival Camp Sherman, Oregon.
Walters, E. L. (April 9, 2009). Acorn Woodpeckers: the "hole" story Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Walters, E. L. (March 6, 2008). Acorn Woodpeckers: the "hole" story Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Walters, E. L. (January 3, 2008). Cooperatively breeding acorn woodpeckers Oral Presentation Mount Diablo Audubon Society Walnut Creek, California.
Walters, E. L. (April 25, 2007). Quantifying interspecific interactions for use in conservation biology Oral Presentation Museum of Vertebrate Zoology Lunch Berkeley, California.
Bolger, D. T. (August 9, 2006). Trophic dynamics in urban habitat fragments: does fragmentation induce a top-down cascade? Oral Presentation Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Memphis Tennessee.
Walters, E. L. (February 21, 2006). Quantifying interspecific interactions for use in conservation biology Oral Presentation Invited Seminar - Department of Biological Sciences (EE Lunch) Hanover, New Hampshire.
Bolger, D. T. (August 9, 2005). Food availability and thermal constraints on nestling provisioning rates in birds. Oral Presentation Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Montreal, Quebec.
Walters, E. L. (August 9, 2005). Food or predators? What drives avian clutch size patterns in coastal sage scrub communities? Oral Presentation Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting Montreal, Quebec.
Koenig, W. D. (June 16, 2005). Seasonal body weight variation in five species of woodpeckers Oral Presentation Cooper Ornithological Society Annual Meeting Arcata, California.
Bolger, D. T. (August 1, 2004). Variation in top-down control of avian reproductive success across an urban fragmentation gradient Oral Presentation Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting New York, New York.
Walters, E. L. (February 27, 2004). Estimating species interactions in a woodpecker tree-hole community at the individual, population, and community levels Oral Presentation PhD Defense Tallahassee, Florida.
Walters, E. L. (November 21, 2003). Using science to influence policy: the red-cockaded woodpecker story Oral Presentation Invited Seminar - Environmental Studies Program Hanover, New Hampshire.
Harness, R. E. (November 5, 2003). Mitigating woodpecker damage to utility poles Oral Presentation Annual Conference Reno, Nevada.
Walters, E. L. (June 4, 2003). The red-cockaded woodpecker: the "hole" story Oral Presentation Hastings Plenary Lectureship Series Carmel Valley, California.
Walters, E. L. (January 30, 2003). Use of water-inundated red-cockaded woodpecker cavities by other organisms Oral Presentation Red-cockaded Woodpecker Symposium Savannah, Georgia.
Walters, E. L. (August 5, 2002). Competition among species for a discrete transient resource: instability leads to extinction Oral Presentation Ecological Society of America Tucson, Arizona.
Walters, E. L. (October 23, 2001). When good woodpeckers go bad: why do they damage utility structures? Oral Presentation Annual Conference Reno, Nevada.
Walters, E. L. (August 6, 2001). Short-term interactions among species for a discrete resource, cavities in living pines Oral Presentation Ecological Society of America Madison, Wisconsin.
Walters, E. L. (November 17, 2000). Woodpecker wars: the "hole" story Lecture Natural History Seminar Tallahassee, Florida.
Walters, E. L. (October 18, 2000). Woodpeckers 101: the basics of woodpecker biology Oral Presentation Northeast Pole Conference Binghamton, New York.
Walters, E. L. (August 5, 1998). Species dynamics within a cavity-nesting community in a longleaf pine forest, northern Florida Poster Ecological Society of America Baltimore, Maryland.
Walters, E. L. (August 14, 1997). Factors that affect cavity placement by Red-naped Sapsuckers in Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides) Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Walters, E. L. (May 14, 1997). Woodpecker biology and behavior Oral Presentation Woodpecker Damage Mitigation Charlotte, North Carolina.
Walters, E. L. (April 20, 1997). Habitat and space use of the Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis, in the Hat Creek valley, south-central British Columbia. Oral Presentation Annual Meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society Wakulla Springs, Florida.
Walters, E. L. (February , 1997). Habitat and space use of the Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis, in the Hat Creek valley, south-central British Columbia. Oral Presentation Monthly Meeting of the Apalachee Audubon Society Tallahassee, Florida.
Walters, E. L. (December 18, 1996). Habitat and space use of the Red-naped Sapsucker, Sphyrapicus nuchalis, in the Hat Creek valley, south-central British Columbia Oral Presentation MSc Thesis Defense Victoria, British Columbia.
Walters, E. L. (March , 1994). A double keystone species in a keystone species complex Oral Presentation Graduate Student Symposium Victoria, British Columbia.
Walters, E. L. (March , 1994). A double keystone species in a keystone species complex Oral Presentation Pacific Ecology Conference Bamfield, British Columbia.
  • 2019: Faculty Research, Scholarship and Creative Achievement Award nominee, Old Dominion University
  • 2018: Fellow, American Ornithological Society
  • 2016: New Faculty Award, Old Dominion University Alumni Association
  • 2016: Virginia Outstanding Faculty Early-Career "Rising Star" nominee, SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)
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  • 2014: Virginia Outstanding Faculty Early-Career "Rising Star" nominee, SCHEV (State Council of Higher Education for Virginia)
  • 2013: Elective Member, American Ornithologists' Union
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  • 2012: Full Member, Sigma Xi