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Another set of studies in my lab was inspired by a conversation with a student on a field trip, about whether golf courses were a boon or bane for bird populations. That conversation sparked several studies on Virginia's golf courses, resulting in numerous Master's theses, a symposium of 12 talks at the national ornithological society meetings, and a subsequent special section of 10 articles in the journal Wildlife Society Bulletin.
Allyson's Fledgling Tracking Story
Ryan receives NFWF grant
- Jackson, A.K., Froneberger, J.P. & Cristol, D.A. In press. Survival of fledgling Eastern Bluebirds on golf courses. J. Wildlife Management. (pdf)
- Jackson, A.K., & Cristol, D.A. 2010. International golf course wildlife research: focus on the future. USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Online 9:1-8. (not peer reviewed) (pdf)
- Burdge, R.B. & Cristol, D.A. 2009. Bird pesticide exposure on golf courses. USGA Green Section Record. November-December. (not peer reviewed) (pdf)
- Burdge, R.B. & Cristol, D.A. 2008. Fore! Fairways for Wildlife, managing golf courses as wildlife habitat. The Wildlife Professional. Spring. (not peer reviewed) (pdf)
- Cristol, D. A. & Rodewald, A. D. 2005. Can golf courses play a role in bird conservation? Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 407-410. (pdf)
- LeClerc, J. E. and Cristol, D. A. 2005. Are golf courses providing habitat for birds of conservation concern in Virginia, U.S.A.? Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 463-470. (pdf)
- LeClerc, J. E., Che, J. P., Swaddle, J. P. & Cristol, D. A. 2005. Reproductive success and developmental stability of eastern bluebirds (Sialia sialis) on golf courses: evidence that golf courses can be productive. Wildlife Society Bulletin 33: 483-493. (pdf)