|Biography:||Wes Burger has undergraduate degrees in biology and mathematics from Murray State University (1985). He completed an M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) at University of Missouri-Columbia where his research focused on game bird population ecology and conservation in agricultural ecosystems. Wes is a Professor of Wildlife Ecology in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University and Research Fellow of the Geosystems Research Institute. Wes is a Grisham Master Teacher and holds the Dale Arner Professorship in Wildlife & Fisheries. |
|Research Interest: ||Over the past 20 years Wes has conducted a body of research addressing wildlife response to conservation practices in working landscapes. Wes's research interests include restoration of native grasslands and fire-dependent southern pine-grasslands. His research focus include northern bobwhite, grassland songbirds, and pine-grassland bird species. Wes has been a frequent cooperator with USDA-FSA, -NRCS, and -APHIS. He led the USDA-NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project and is currently coordinating the National CP33 Monitoring program. |
|Hobbies:||An avid outdoors enthusiast, Wes enjoys fly-fishing, upland bird hunting, canoeing, kayaking, backpacking, and horseback riding. He shares these advocations with his 3 teenage sons and wife Leslie. |
|Publications: ||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. Elsevier International: Elsevier. 260, 543-548. [Abstract] |
Singleton, L., Evans, K. O., & Burger, L. W. (2010). CP33 - Habitat Buffers for Upland Birds Payoff for Birds and Farmers. Wildlife Issues. Fall/Winter 2009.
Evans, K. O., Burger, L. W., Faircloth, B. C., Palmer, W. E., & Carroll, J. P. (2009). Effects of Tissue Sampling Methods on Growth and Survival of Neonatal Northern Bobwhite. . Journal of Wildlife Management. 73, 1241-1244.
Burger, L. W., Conover, R. R., & Linder, E. T. (2009). Bird Response to Field Border Presence and Width. Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 121, 548-555.
Burger, L. W., & Evans, K. O. (2009). The NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project: an Overview. In L. W. Jr. and K. O. Evans (Eds.), Managing working lands for bobwhite quail: The USDA-NRCS Bobwhite Restoration Project. Mississippi State University. 248.
|Total Publications by this Author: 121|