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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Jay McGhee

Dr. Jay McGhee

Email

Office

2677 Garrett-Strong

Phone

660.562.1416
660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2013

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Ph.D.  Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, 2006
  • M.S. Biology, Texas State University, 2001
  • B.A. Wildlife Biology, Texas State University, 1998

Courses Taught

  • Mammalogy
  • Wildlife Management & Conservation
  • Ornithology
  • Herpetology
  • Biological Sciences Seminar
  • Principles of Biology Lab
  • General Zoology Lab

Academic Interest

  • Population Ecology
  • Population Modeling
  • Harvest Dynamics
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation Monitoring Methods

Scholarly Activity

  • McGhee, J. D. 2016. Occupancy rates and detection probabilities of red-backed salamanders on the Virginia Fall Line. Virginia Journal of Science 67 (1 & 2): 1 – 10.
  • McGhee, J. D. and M. D. Killian.  2016. Comparing two transect methods for the detection of red-backed salamanders. Journal of North American Herpetology 2016: 27 – 30.
  • McGhee, J. D. 2013. Preliminary estimation of capture rates for red-backed salamanders at the Randolph-Macon College Environmental Field Station, Doswell, Virginia. Catesbeiana 33: 62 – 66.
  • McGhee, J. D. In Review. Preliminary estimation of capture rates for red-backed salamanders at the Randolph-Macon field station, Doswell, Virginia. Catesbeiana.
  • McGhee, J. D., and M. D. Killian.  In Press.  Comparing two transect methods for the detection of red-backed salamanders at C. F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Virginia Journal of Science.
  • McGhee, J. D., and M. D. Killian. 2012.  Habitat modeling for red-backed salamanders at C. F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia.  Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society Conference: Disturbed Environments: Ecological Impact & Management Abstracts http://urbanforestry.frec.vt.edu/MAESA/documents/bookofabstracts2012.pdf Note: Published Abstract
  • McGhee, J. D., and M. D. Killian. 2012.  A habitat model for the detection of two-lined salamanders at C. F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Virginia Journal of Science 61: 151 –156.
  • McGhee, J. D., and J. M. Berkson. 2011.  Wild Turkey harvest strategies in a density-dependent stochastic system. 10th Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium. 133 – 142.
  • McGhee, J. D., and M. D. Killian. 2010.  Salamander Diversity at C. F. Phelps Wildlife Management Area, Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist. 17: 629 – 638.
  • McGhee, J. D., J. M. Berkson, D. E. Steffen, & G. W. Norman. 2008. Density-dependent harvest modeling for the eastern wild turkey. Journal of Wildlife Management. 72: 196 – 203.
  • McGhee, J.D. & J. M. Berkson. 2007. Correlation of eastern wild turkey poult: hen ratios with population indices to detect reproductive density dependence.  Virginia Journal of Science 58: 175 – 185. 
  • McGhee, J. D. & J. M. Berkson. 2007. Estimation of a non-linear density dependence parameter for wild turkey. Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 706 – 712.

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member of the Wildlife Society
  • Member of the Central Plains Society of Mammalogists
  • Member of the Missouri Herpetological Society
  • The Wildlife Society
  • Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society of America
  • Central Plains Society of Mammalogists
  • Virginia Herpetological Society
  • Virginia Academy of Science
  • Reviewer for Journal of Wildlife Management
  • Reviewer for the Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
  • Reviewer for National Wild Turkey Symposium
  • Reviewer for Virginia Journal of Science

 


Student Group Advisement

  • Northwest Wildlife Club