Dr. King's research interests include the effects of forest management
practices on bird distribution and demography, the ecological mechanisms
underlying bird species habitat associations, the ecology and mangement
of early-successional shrubland birds, and the winter ecology and
conservation of Neotropical migrants. Dr. King works closely with
district biologists on the White Mountain National Forest (WMNF),
and recently participated in the WMNF Species Viability Evaluation
Expert Panel. He was formerly a Research Associate with the Smithsonian
Institute Conservation and Research Center, and a consulting biologist
on biodiversity issues for the nonprofit Meso-American Development
- Bird abundance and nesting success in managed wildlife openings
and clearcuts in western Massachusetts
- Effects of fuel reduction and habitat restoration in Massachusetts
pitch pine-scrub oak forests
- Whip-poor-will diet, prey availability, habitat analysis, and
implications for management in of pitch pine barrens habitat
- Effects of fuels reduction in New Hampshire wildlife openings
on the distribution and demography of early-successional shrubland
- Use of early-successional forest habitats by Neotropical migrants
during the juvenal and pre-migratory period
- Effects of agroforestry on wintering Neotropical migrant birds
RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- King, D I., M D. Hernandez-Mayorga, R. Trubey, R. Raudales,
and J.H. Rappole. In Press. An Evaluation of the Contribution
of Cultivated Allspice (Pimenta Dioca) to Vertebrate Biodiversity
Conservation in Nicaragua. Biodiversity and Conservation
- King, D.I., J.H. Rappole, and J. Buonaccorsi. 2006. Long-Term
Population Trends of Forest-dwelling Nearctic-Neotropical Migrant
Birds: a Question of Temporal Scale. Bird Populations 7:1-9.
- King, D.I., R.M. DeGraaf, M.L. Smith, and J. Buonaccorsi. 2006.
Habitat Selection and Habitat-Specific Survival of Fledgling Ovenbirds.
Journal of Zoology 269:414-421.
- King, D.I. and R.M. DeGraaf. 2006. Predators at bird nests in
a northern hardwood forest in New Hampshire. Journal of Field
- Rappole, J. H., D.I. King, and J. Diez.and J.H. Vega Rivera.
2005. Factors affecting population size in Texas's Golden-cheeked
Warbler. Endangered Species Update. 22:95-103.
- King, D.I. and R.M. DeGraaf. 2004. Effects of group-selection
opening size on the distribution and reproductive success of an
early-successional shrubland bird. Forest Ecology and Management
- Rappole, J.H., D.I. King, and J. Diez. 2003. Winter versus breeding
habitat limitation for an endangered avian migrant. Ecological
- King, D.I. and B.E. Byers. 2002. An evaluation of powerline
rights-of-way as habitat for early-successional shrubland birds.
Wildlife Society Bulletin 30: 868-874.
- King, D.I. and R.M. DeGraaf. 2002. The effect of forest roads
on the reproductive success of forest passerine birds. Forest
- King, D.I., R.M. DeGraaf, and C.R. Griffin. 2001. Productivity
of early-successional shrubland birds in clearcuts and groupcuts
in an eastern deciduous forest. Journal of Wildlife Management