Dr. DeGraaf's research focuses on identifying forest habitat associations
of New England wildlife. Most of his research was conducted on extensive
managed forests and so is designed to understand the responses of
species and groups to forest management. Surveys of birds, small
mammals, and amphibians were conducted in various forest habitats
to document species abundance, habitat use and productivity. Results
were used to improve or develop forest habitat management guidelines
for species or groups, or for biodiversity goals.
- Wildlife/habitat relationships in managed forests
- Nest predation rates in managed forests
- Terrestrial salamander distribution and response to management in the White Mountains
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- DeGraaf, R.M., M. Yamasaki, W.B. Leak, and A.M. Lester. 2007.
Forest Wildlife Habitat Management in New England. Lebanon, NH:
University Press of New England. 305 pp.
- DeGraaf, R.M., M. Yamasaki, W.B. Leak, and A.M. Lester. 2005.
Landowner's guide to wildlife habitat: forest management for the
New England region. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England.
- DeGraaf, R.M. and P. Sendak. 2006. Native and Naturalized Trees
of New England and Adjacent Canada. Lebanon, NH: University Press
of New England. 256 pp.
- DeGraaf, R.M. 2002. Trees, shrubs, and vines for attracting
birds. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England. 169 pp.
- DeGraaf, R.M., and M. Yamasaki. 2003. Options for managing early-successional
forest and shrubland bird habitats in the northeastern United
States. Forest Ecology and Management 185: 179-191.
- DeGraaf, R.M., and M. Yamasaki. 2002. Effects of edge contrast
on redback salamander distribution in even-aged northern hardwoods.
Forest Science 48: 351-363.
- DeGraaf, R.M., and M. Yamasaki. 2001. New England wildlife:
habitat, natural history, and distribution. University Press of
New England. 487pp.
- Thompson III, F.R. and R.M. DeGraaf. 2001. Conservation approaches
for woody, early successional communities in the eastern United
States. Wildlife Society Bulletin 29(2): 483-494.