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Dr. Steven B. Castleberry

Professor, Wildlife Ecology and Management

Contact Information

Contact Dr. Steven B. Castleberry

Phone:
706-592-8257

Campus address

Office:
Warnell 3-321
Education:
Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources, West Virginia University, 2000
M.S. in Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 1997
B.S. in Forest Resources, University of Georgia, 1993
Recent Citations:

Castleberry, S. B., C. R. Bland, J. M. Beck, E. Kurimo-Beechuk, K. M. Morris, and J. Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2020. Multi-scale assessment of male northern yellow bat roost selection. Journal of Wildlife Management DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21843.

Fink, S., R. Chandler, Chamberlain, M. J., S. B, Castleberry, and S. Thrasher. 2020. Carnivore-livestock interactions in a Namibian agricultural landscape. Human–Wildlife Interactions 14:287-295. https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1626&context=hwi

Bennett, M. E., R. A. Gitzen, L. M. Conner, M. D. Smith, S. B. Castleberry, and E. C. Soehren. 2020. Interactions of soil and vegetation determine habitat suitability for southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis). The American Midland Naturalist 184:205-221. https://doi.org/10.1637/0003-0031-184.2.205.

Potash, A. D., C. M. Murphy, J. T. Pynne, R. A. McCleery, L. M. Conner, S. B. Castleberry, and L. L. Smith. 2020. Eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) observed using a gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) burrow. Southeastern Naturalist 19:N14-19. DOI: 10.1656/058.019.0109

Duncan, S. I., J. T. Pynne, E. I. Parsons, R. J. Fletcher, J. D. Austin, S. B. Castleberry, L. M. Conner, R. A. Gitzen, M. Barbour, and R. A. McCleery. 2020. Land use and cover effects on an ecosystem engineer. Forest Ecology and Management 456. DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117642.

Pynne, J. T., S. B. Castleberry, L. M. Conner, E. I. Parsons, R. A. Gitzen, J. D. Austin, S. I. Duncan, R. A. McCleery. 2019. Canebrake rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) predation of southeastern pocket gopher (Geomys pinetis). Southeastern Naturalist 18:N34-36. DOI: 10.1656/058.018.0301.

Pynne, J. T., J. M. Owens, S. B. Castleberry, N. L. Castleberry, and R. Brinkman. 2019.  Fate and movements of translocated of southeastern pocket gophers. Southeastern Naturalist 18:297-302. DOI: 10.1656/058.018.0206.

Moore, N. B., S. I. Duncan, E. I. Parsons, J. T. Pynne, J. D. Austin, L. M. Conner, S. B. Castleberry, R. A. Gitzen, and R. A. McCleery. 2019. A new live trap for pocket gophers. Wildlife Society Bulletin DOI: doi.org/10.1002/wsb.956.

Lombardi, J. V., S. B. Castleberry, M. T. Mengak, and V. K. Terrell. 2018. Natural and anthropogenic factors affecting Allegheny woodrat occupancy. Wildlife Society Bulletin 42:667-673.

Kanine, J. M., N. P. Nibbelink, M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry and T. C. Glenn. 2018. Influence of landscape heterogeneity on the functional connectivity of Allegheny woodrats (Neotoma magister) in Virginia. Conservation Genetics 19:1259-1268.

Grodsky, S. M., C. E. Moorman, S. R. Fritts, J. W. Campbell, C. E. Sorenson, M. A. Bertone, S. B. Castleberry, and T. B. Wigley.  2018.  Invertebrate community response to coarse woody debris removal for bioenergy production from intensively managed forests. Ecological Applications 28:135-148.

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, and V. K. Terrell.  2017.  Mammal occurrence in rock outcrops in Shenandoah National Park: ecological and anthropogenic factors influencing trap success and co-occurrence.  Natural Areas Journal 37:507-514.

Warren, A. E., S. B. Castleberry, L. M. Conner, and D. Markewitz.  2017.  Home range, survival, and activity patterns of the southeastern pocket gopher: implications for translocation. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 8:544-557.

Warren, A. E., S. B. Castleberry, D. Markewitz, and L. M. Conner.  2017.  Understory vegetation structure and soil characteristics of Geomys pinetis (southeastern pocket gopher) habitat in southwestern Georgia.  American Midland Naturalist 178:215-225.

Fritts, S. R., C. E. Moorman, S. M Grodsky, D. W. Hazel, J. A. Homyack, C. B. Farrell, S. B. Castleberry, E. H. Evans, and D. U. Greene.  2017.  Rodent response to harvesting woody biomass for bioenergy production. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1170-1178.

Grodsky, S. M., C. E. Moorman, S. R. Fritts, D. W. Hazel, J. A. Homyack, S. B. Castleberry, and T. B. Wigley.  2016.  Winter bird use of harvest residues in clearcuts the implications of forest bioenergy harvest in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management 379:91-101.

Grodsky, S. M., C. E. Moorman, S. R. Fritts, S. B. Castleberry, and T. B. Wigley.  2016.  Breeding, early-successional bird response to forest harvests for renewable bioenergy.  PloS ONE 11(10):e0165070. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165070.

Dziadzio, M. C., R. B. Chandler, L. L. Smith, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016. Impacts of red imported fire ants (Solenopsis invicta) on nests and hatchling gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) in southwest Georgia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11:527-538.

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016. New records of the eastern spotted skunk in northwestern Virginia.  Banisteria 46:25-27.

Lombardi, J. V., M. T. Mengak, S. B. Castleberry, and V. K. Terrell. 2016. A new long-tailed weasel county record in Shenandoah National Park.  Virginia Journal of Science 67:1-5.

Dziadzio, M. C., L. L. Smith, R. B. Chandler, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016. Effects of nest location on gopher tortoise nest survival.  Journal of Wildlife Management 80:1314-1332.

Dziadzio, M. C., A. K. Long, L. L. Smith, R. Chandler, and S. B. Castleberry. 2016. Presence of the red imported fire ant at gopher tortoise nests. Wildlife Society Bulletin 40:202-206.

Cohen, B.S., M.L. MacKenzie, J.C. Maerz, C.B. Farrell, and S.B. Castleberry. 2016. Color perception influences microhabitat selection of refugia and affects monitoring success for a cryptic anuran species. Physiology and Behavior 164:54-57.

Fritts, S. R., C. E. Moorman, D. W. Hazel, J. A. Homyack, C. B. Farrell, S. B. Castleberry, and S. M. Grodsky.  2016.  Do biomass harvesting guidelines sustain herpetofauna following harvests of logging residues for renewable energy?  Ecological Applications 26:926-939.

Taylor, A. R., J. H. Schacke, T. R. Speakman, S. B. Castleberry, and R. B. Chandler.  2016.  Factors related to common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) seasonal migration along South Carolina and Georgia coasts, USA.  Animal Migration 3:14-26.

McElroy, M. L., M. G. Dodd, and S. B. Castleberry.  2015.  Effects of common loggerhead sea turtle nest management methods on hatching and emergence success at Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 14:49-55.

Kanine, J. M., S. B. Castleberry, M. T. Mengak, and C. Winchester.  2015.  Seasonal variation in Key Largo woodrat (Neotoma floridana smalli) diets.  Southeastern Naturalist 14:405-414.

Fritts, S. R., S. M. Grodsky, D. W. Hazel, J. A. Homyack, S. B. Castleberry, and C. E. Moorman.  2015.  Quantifying multi-scale habitat use of woody biomass by southern toads.  Forest Ecology and Management 346:81-88.

Fritts, S. R., C. E. Moorman, S. M. Grodsky, D. W. Hazel, J. A. Homyack, C. B. Farrell, and S. B. Castleberry.  2015.  Shrew response to variable debris retention: implications for sustainable forest bioenergy.  Forest Ecology and Management 336:35-43.

Bender, M. J., S. B. Castleberry, D. A. Miller, and T. B. Wigley.  2015.  Site occupancy of foraging bats on landscapes of managed pine forest.  Forest Ecology and Management 336:1-10.

Teaching:

Vertebrate Natural History (WILD 3580)

Mammalogy (WILD 4050)