W & M Digest; Sept. 16

W & M Digest; Sept. 16

Center notes work on endangered species

The Center for Conservation Biology recently recognized research done by research associate Dana Bradshaw, toward the recovery of an endangered bird population in Virginia.

Bradshaw began work with the red-cockaded woodpecker in the fall of 1980 as a graduate student working under Mitchell Byrd in the biology department at The College of William and Mary.

Having grown up in the heart of the species' range in Virginia, Bradshaw has a unique perspective to the work, university officials said. The woodpecker had been classified as federally endangered, and Virginia represented the northern edge of the species'...