VCU departmental affiliation:
Center for Environmental Studies, VCU Rice Center
Hours: By appointment
Mitchell A. Byrd Professor of Conservation Biology
& Research Professor of Biology College of William and Mary
• Ph.D. (Ecology), University of Georgia, 1991 (Dissertation: Relationships between vegetative cover and the spatial dynamics of sparrow assemblages in winter landscapes)
• M.A. (Biology), College of William and Mary, 1987 (Thesis: The effects of mortality and time constraints on productivity in Yellow-crowned Night-Herons (Nycticorax violacea)
• B.S. (Biology), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1984
• Conservation of endangered specis
• Life-history tradeoffs in migratory specis
• Conservation limits within ecological landscapes
Watts, B. D. and A. E. Duerr. 2010. Nest turnover rates and list frame decay in bald eagles: Implications for the national monitoring plan. Journal of Wildlife Management 74:940-944.
Potter, K. E., B. D. Watts, M. J. LaGuardia, E. P. Harvey, and R. C. Hale. 2009. Polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants in Chesapeake Bay region, USA, Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) eggs: Urban/rural trends. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28:973-981.
Glass, K. A. and B. D. Watts. 2009. Osprey diet composition and quality in high and low-salinity areas of lower Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Raptor Research 43: 27-36.
Watts, B. D., G. D. Therres, and M. A. Byrd. 2008. Recovery of the Chesapeake Bay bald eagle nesting population. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:152-158.
Wilson, M. D. and B. D. Watts. 2008. Landscape configuration effects on distribution and abundance of Whip-poor-wills. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:778-783.
Markham, A. C. and B. D. Watts. 2008. The influence of salinity on provisioning rates and nestling growth in bald eagles in the lower Chesapeake Bay. Condor 110:183-187.
Watts, B. D., B. R. Truitt, F. M. Smith, E. K. Mojica, B. J. Paxton, A. L. Wilke, and A. E. Duerr. 2008. Whimbrel tracked with satellite transmitter on migratory flight across North America. Wader Study Group Bulletin 115:55-57.