Recent Lab Publications (and selected publications prior to 2001)

Gray, M. M., E.W. Schunke. and J. Cox. 2016. Tool Usage by Juvenile Sitta pusilla (Brown-headed Nuthatch). Southeastern Naturalist 15:2.

Cox, J. In press. American Swallow-tailed Kite takes a Brown-headed Nuthatch. Florida Field Naturalist 39.

Sirman, A. and J. Cox. In press. The effects of breeding status on singing frequency in Bachman’s Sparrow. Oriole 75.

Pipher, E. and J. Cox. 2011. First record of Bachman’s Sparrow (Peucaea aestivalis) feeding on a vertebrate. Florida Field Naturalist 39: 16-18.

Cox, J. and C. Jones. 2010. Estimating survival probabilities for male Bachman’s Sparrows using plot-based mark-resighting, off-plot surveys and multi-strata models. Condor 112:663-669.

Haas, S., J. Cox, R. Kimball, and J. Smith. 2010. Fine-scale spatial genetic structure in the cooperatively breeding Brown-headed Nuthatch (Sitta pusilla). Southeastern Naturalist 9:743-756.

Cox, J., C. Jones, and T. Terhune. 2009. Randomized target netting: field methods for conducting mark-recapture studies on focal species. North American Bird Bander 34:165-170.

Cox, J. and C. Jones. 2009. Influence of prescribed fire on winter abundance of Bachman’s Sparrow. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 359–365.

Cox, J. and B. Widener. 2008. Lightning-season burning: friend or foe of breeding birds? Miscellaneous Publication 17, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.

Jones, C. and J. Cox. 2007. Field procedures for netting Bachman’s Sparrows. North American Bird Bander. 32:114-117.

Cox, J. and C. Jones. 2007. Home range and survival characteristics of male Bachman’s Sparrows in an old-growth forest managed with breeding season burns. Journal of Field Ornithology 78:263–269.

Cox, J. and C. NeSmith. 2007. Acadian Flycather caught in the web of a golden-orb weaver. Florida Field Naturalist 24:2-4.

Cox, J., and G. Slater. 2007. Cooperative breeding in the Brown-headed Nuthatch. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 119:1-8.

Cox, J. 2007. The Breeding Birds of Florida. Florida Ornithological Society Special Publication 7: 36-114. (Available on FOS web site:

Barrow, W.C., L. Randall, M. Woodrey, J. Cox, E. Inzunza, C. Riley, and C. Eberly. 2006. Coastal forests of the Gulf of Mexico: a description and thoughts on their conservation. Proceedings of the Partners in Flight Conference, Asilomar, California.

Masters, R. E., K. Hitch, W. J. Platt, and J. A. Cox. 2005. Fire – The missing ingredient for natural regeneration and management of southern pines. Proceedings of the Joint Conference, Society of American Foresters and Canadian Institute of Forestry, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. October 2-6, 2004. CD-ROM unpaged.

Cox, J. 2004. Population declines and generation lengths can bias estimates of vulnerability. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:979-982.

Cox, J., and S. Roth. 2004. Use of recorded vocalizations in winter surveys of Bachman’s Sparrow. Journal of Field Ornithology 75:359-363.

Cox, J., and R. T. Engstrom. 2004. Comparison of federal foraging guidelines to mature timber stands in the Red Hills region. Pp. 567-576 in R. Costa and S. Daniels (eds.). Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Road to Recovery. Red-cockaded Woodpecker Symposium IV. Hancock House Publishers, Blain, WA.

Hagan, G., R. T. Engstrom, J. Cox, and P. Spivey. 2004. Effects of translocation on a large Red-cockaded Woodpecker population. Pp. 320-324 in R. Costa and S. Daniels (eds.). Red-cockaded Woodpecker: Road to Recovery. Red-cockaded Woodpecker Symposium IV. Hancock House Publishers, Blain, WA.

Cox, J. 2004. Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and their Habitats (book review). Quarterly Review of Biology 80: 126-127

Cox, J. and P. Spivey. 2003. Adoption in the Red-cockaded Woodpecker. Wilson Bulletin 115:338-340.

Cox, J. 2003. Saving migrant birds. Developing strategies for the future. Book review. Florida Field Naturalist 31:30-32.

Masters, R., K. Robertson, B. Palmer, J. Cox, K. McGorty, L. Green, and C. Ambrose. 2003. Red Hills forest stewardship guide. Miscellaneous Publication No. 12. Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Fl. 78p.

Cox, J., R.T. Engstron, A. Paul, E. Stolen, and E. Stoccardo. 2002. Florida’s new method of evaluating rare species with an emphasis on the proposed reclassification of the red-cockaded woodpecker. Florida Field Naturalist 22:127-148.

Cox, J., W. Baker, and R.T. Engstrom. 2001. Red-cockaded woodpeckers in the Red Hills region: a GIS-based assessment. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29:1278-1288.

Cox, J., and R.T. Engstrom. 2001. Influence of the spatial pattern of conserved lands on the persistence of a large population of red-cockaded woodpeckers. Biological Conservation 100:137-150.

Cox, J, R. Kautz, M. MacLaughlin, and T. Gilbert. 1994. Closing the Gaps in Florida’s Wildlife Habitat Conservation System. Technical Report. Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee, Florida. 276 pp.

Cox, J., D. Inkley, and R. Kautz. 1987. Ecology and habitat protection needs of gopher tortoise
(Gopherus polyphemus) populations found on lands slated for large-scale development in
Nongame Wildlife Program Technical Report No. 4. Tallahassee, FL. 75 pp.

Popular Articles

Cox, J., and C. Jones. 2008. Bachman’s Sparrow and the Order of the Phoenix. Birding Magazine 40(3):38-45.

Cox, J. 2004. Fat chance, slim chance, big chance, no chance: the lovely art of caprice. In S.
Cerulean and J. Raye (eds). Between Two Rivers. Red Hills Writer’s Group, Tallahassee, FL.