Jeffrey Walters

Harold Bailey Professor of Biological Sciences
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4081 Derring Hall (MC 0406)
926 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
USA

Major Fields of Interest

Behavioral Ecology, Conservation Biology

Current Research

Evolution of cooperative breeding in birds; ecological basis of sensitivity to habitat fragmentation; evolution of social behavior and life history in birds and primates; dispersal behavior; conservation of endangered birds

  • 2011 - present: Graduate Director, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 1994 - present: Harold Bailey Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 2003 - present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech
  • 1994 - 2002: Adjunct Professor, Department of Zoology, NC State University
  • 1992 - 1994: Professor, Department of Zoology, NC State University
  • 1987 - 1992: Associate¬†Professor, Department of Zoology, NC State University
  • 1980 - 1987: Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, NC State University
  • 1980 - 1981: NSF Postdoctoral Associate, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1980: Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • 1976 - 1977: Research Assistant, Amboseli National Park, Kenya
  • 1974: B.A., West Virginia University
  • Virginia Tech 2019 Graduate School Outstanding Mentor Award
  • Virginia Tech 2013 Alumni Award for Research Excellence
  • Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, Outstanding Graduate Advising Award, 2012
  • Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, Outstanding Service Award, 2009
  • Recovery Leader Award, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, for work with the Laysan Duck in the¬†northwest Hawaiian Islands, 2007
  • Virginia Tech Department of Biological Sciences, Outstanding Research Award, 2006
  • Conservation Award, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Red-cockaded Woodpecker Program, 2003
  • Elliott Coues Award, American Ornithologists' Union, 2002
  • Elected Fellow, American Ornithologists' Union, 1998
  • Outstanding Teacher, Member Academy Outstanding Teachers, NC State University, 1994
  • Outstanding Journal Article 1992, Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society (with C. Copeyon and J. Carter)
  • Elected Membership to American Ornithologists' Union, 1988
  • Sigma Xi, NC State University, Outstanding Young Scientist Research Award, 1988
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Recipient, 1980
  • Stout Memorial Scholarship Recipient, 1970-74
  • National Merit Scholarship Recipient, 1970-74