Petra Wood, Ph.D.

Petra joined the WV Unit in 1992 as Assistant Unit Leader-Wildlife. She holds an Adjunct Professor appointment with West Virginia University in the Division of Forestry and Natural Resources.


Only Petra's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Petra, including a full publications list, visit her profile page on the West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.
Petra also can be reached at her West Virginia University email address:


  • Ph D University of Florida 1992
  • MS University of Florida 1984
  • BS Purdue University 1981

Research Interests

Her research focus examines the effects of anthropocentric habitat changes, particularly from timber harvesting and energy development, on wildlife populations, especially songbirds.

Teaching Interests

Petra currently teaches a graduate course in Conservation Biology and coordinates a graduate seminar where students prepare scientific presentations.