Current Research Topics
Bird Response to Lightning-season Fire
Overview of Monitoring Activities
Monitoring of Nuthatches and Bachman's Sparrows
Point Counts on Tall Timbers and Arcadia
Outreach and Education
People and Sponsors
History of Ornithology at TTRS
Wade Tract: A Window to the Past
Management of The Preserve
Wade Tract Essay
Natural History Museum
Scientific Publications Based on The Wade Tract Preserve
Burke, R.L. 1989. Burrow-to-tortoise conversion factors: comparison of three gopher tortoise survey techniques. Herpetological Review 20(4):92-94.
Cressie, N.A.C. 1991. Section 8.2: Spatial data analysis of longleaf pines (Pinus palustris). Pages 579-618 in Statistics for Spatial Data. Wiley-Interscience Publs., N.Y. 900pp.
Cox, J., and R.T. Engstrom. 2003. Red-cockaded Woodpecker habitat in the Red Hills region: do federal foraging guidelines apply? Fourth Red-cockaded Woodpecker Symposium.
Engstrom, R.T. 1981. The species-area relationship in spot-map censusing. Pages 421-425 in C.J. Ralph and J.M. Scott (eds.) Estimating the numbers of terrestrial birds. Studies in Avian Biology no 6.
Engstrom, R.T., R.L. Crawford and W.W. Baker. 1984. Breeding bird populations in relation to forest structure following fire exclusion: a 15-year study. Wilson Bulletin 96:437-450.
Engstrom, R.T. and G.W. Evans. 1990. Hurricane damage to red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) cavity trees. Auk 107:608-610.
Engstrom, R.T. and G. Mikusinski. 1998. Ecological neighborhoods in red-cockaded woodpecker populations. Auk 115:473-478.
Engstrom, R.T. and F.C. James. 1981. Plot size as a factor in winter bird population studies. Condor 83:34-41.
Engstrom, and F.J. Sanders. 1997. Red-cockaded woodpecker foraging ecology in an old-growth longleaf pine forest. Wilson Bulletin 109(2):203-217.
Grace, S. L. and W.J. Platt. 1995a. Effects of adult tree density and fire on the demography of pregrass stage juvenile longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.). Journal of Ecology 83:75-86.
Grace, S. L. and W.J. Platt. 1995b. Neighborhood effects on juveniles in an old-growth stand of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.). Oikos 72:99-105.
Guyer, C. and S.M. Hermann. 1997. Patterns of size and longevity for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrows: implications for the longleaf pine-wiregrass ecosystem. Chelonian Conservation and Biology.
Hamrick, J., W.J. Platt and M. Hessing. 1993. Genetic variation in longleaf pine. Pages 193-203 in S.M. Hermann (ed.), The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Restoration and Management. Proc. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conf. vol 18.
Hanula, J. L., and R. T. Engstrom. 2000. Comparison of Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) nestling diet in old-growth and old-field longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) habitats. American Midland Naturalist 144:370-376.
Hermann, S.M. 1990. Preliminary report on the impact of gopher tortoise burrows on longleaf pine-wiregrass groundcover vegetation. no page nos. in L.C. Duever and R.F. Noss (eds.). Wiregrass biology and management: maintaining groundcover integrity in longleaf pine ecosystems. KBN Engineering, Gainesville, FL., publisher.
Hermann, S.M. 1993. Small-scale disturbances in longleaf pine forests. Pages 265-274 in S.M. Hermann (ed.), The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Restoration and Management. Proc. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conf. vol 18.
Hermann, S.M., J.M. Kane, and L.C. Anderson. (In press). A vascular flora of the Wade Tract Preserve, an old-growth longleaf pine-wiregrass stand in southern Georgia. Castanea.
Means, D.B. and H.W. Campbell. 1981. Effects of prescribed burning on amphibians and reptiles. Pages 89-97 in G.W. Wood (ed.), Prescribed fire and wildlife in southern forests: proceedings of a symposium. Belle W. Baruch Forest Science Institute, Clemson University.
Noel, J.M., W.J. Platt and E.B. Moser. 1998. Structural characteristics of old- and second-growth stands of longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) in the gulf coastal region of the U.S.A. Conservation Biology 12:533-548.
Platt, W.J., G.W. Evans and S.L. Rathbun. 1988. The population dynamics of a long-lived conifer (Pinus palustris). American Naturalist 131:491-525.
Platt, W.J. and S.L. Rathbun. 1993. Dynamics of an old-growth longleaf pine population. Pages 275-297 in S.M. Hermann (ed.), The Longleaf Pine Ecosystem: Ecology, Restoration and Management. Proc. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conf. 18.
Rathbun, S.L. and N. Cressie. 1990. A space-time survival point process for a longleaf pine forest in southern Georgia. Statistical Laboratory No. 90-13, Iowa State University, 28pp.
Rathbun, S.L. and N. Cressie. 1991. Spatial point patterns: data analysis, theory, models and statistical inference. Statistical Laboratory No. 90-13, Iowa State University, 88pp.
Sisson, D.C. and R.T. Engstrom. 1993. Wood Duck nest sites in an old-growth longleaf pine forest. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 47:99-104.
West, D. C., T.W. Doyle, M.L. Tharp, J.J. Beauchamp, W.J. Platt and D.J. Downing. 1993. Recent growth increases in old-growth longleaf pine. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 23: 846-853.