Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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About the Alabama Unit

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Cooperative Research Units have three facets to their mission: (1) Education, (2) Research, and (3) Technical Assistance. The Alabama Unit, situated at Auburn University in Auburn, AL, works closely with state, federal and university cooperators to execute that mission. Our unit staff have current research projects on large scale landscape management and decision making in the face of uncertainty posed by climate change, adaptive management of riverine fish communities in Alabama, adaptive management of horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay as well as a variety of other resource management support research projects. Our work focuses on decision support tools and research and we are at the forefront of practical applications of adaptive management theory.


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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 1

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 29

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 29

Presentations: 83


Contact Us

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Auburn, AL 36849-5418 Phone: (334) 844 - 4796 Fax: (334) 844 - 1084 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Elise Irwin
Elise Irwin

Elise Irwin has been the Assistant Unit Leader for Fisheries at the ALCFWRU since January 1995.



Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
  2. Auburn University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute