John C. Kilgo
Research Wildlife Biologist
P.O Box 700
New Ellenton, SC 29809
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Current research focuses on the impacts of coyotes, non-native in the Southeast, on deer and other wildlife. Other studies include the following: an assessment of the effects of coarse woody debris in structuring avian communities in southern forests; survival and habitat use by red-headed woodpeckers; factors determining use of group selection harvest gaps in bottomland hardwoods by forest birds; the effects of restoration of Carolina bays (isolated depression wetlands) on forest birds and bats; the effects of season of burn on wild turkey hens and poults, and a comparison of wild turkey gobbler mortality in a hunted versus an unhunted population.
- University of Georgia, Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, 1996
- University of Florida, M.S. Wildlife Ecology, 1992
- Wofford College, B.S. Biology, 1989
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- Davis, Justin C.; Castleberry, Steven B.; Kilgo, John C. 2010. Influence of coarse woody debris on herpetofaunal communities in upland pine stands of the southeastern Coastal Plain.
- Moseley, Kurtis R.; Owens, Audrey K.; Castleberry, Steven B.; Ford, W. Mark; Kilgo, John C.; McCay, Timothy S. 2009. Soricid response to coarse woody debris manipulations in Coastal Plain loblolly pine forests..
- Vukovich, Mark; Kilgo, John C. 2009. Notes on breeding sharp-shinned hawks and cooper’s hawks in Barnwell County, South Carolina.
- Miller, Debra Lee; Schrecengost, Joshua; Merrill, Anita; Kilgo, John; Ray, H. Scott; Miller, Karl V.; Baldwin, Charles A. 2009. Hematology, Parasitology, and Serology of Free Ranging Coyotes (Canis latreans) from South Carolina. Journal of Wildlife Diseases..
- Vukovich, Mark; Kilgo, John C. 2009. Effects of radio transmitters on the behavior of Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Publications & Products
- Moskwik, Matthew; Thom, Theresa; Barnhill, Laurel M.; Watson, Craig; Koches, Jennifer; Kilgo, John; Hulslander, Bill; Degarady, Colette; Peters, Gary. 2013. Search efforts for ivory-billed woodpecker in South Carolina.
- Moorman, Christopher E.; Woen, Liessa T.; Kilgo, John C.; Hanula, James L.; Horn, Scott; Ulyshen, Michael D. 2012. Arthropod abundance and seasonal bird use of bottomland forest harvest gaps.
- Kilgo, John C.; Vukovich, Mark. 2012. Factors affecting breeding season survival of red-headed woodpeckers in South Carolina.
- Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Levey, Douglas J.; Kwit, Charles; McCarty, John P.; Pearson, Scott F.; Sargent, Sarah; Kilgo, John. 2012. Long-term patterns of fruit production in five forest types of the South Carolina upper coastal plain.
- Kilgo, John C.; Ray, H. Scott; Vukovich, Mark; Goode, Matthew J.; Ruth, Charles. 2012. Predation by coyotes on white-tailed deer neonates in South Carolina.
- Czapka, Stephen ; Kilgo, John . 2011. Importance of Carolina Bays to the Avifauna of Pinelands in the Southeastern United States.
- Kilgo, John C.; Ray, H. Scott; Ruth, Charles; Miller, Karl V. 2009. Can coyotes affect deer populations in southeastern North America?.
- Owens, Audrey K.; Moseley, Kurtis R.; McCay, Timothy S.; Castleberry, Steven B.; Kilgo, John C.; Ford, W. Mark. 2008. Amphibian and reptile community response to coarse woody debris manipulations in upland loblolly pine (Pinus taeda) forests.