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Arkansas Research Activities

The red-eared slider is the most commonly harvested freshwater turtle in Arkansas. Data are needed to understand the effects of commercial harvest on turtle populations.

The Cooperative Research Units Program conducts research on a wide range of disciplines related to fish, wildlife, and natural resource management. The programs offer Federal and State agencies access not only to unit scientists, but also to university expertise and facilities available at each of the 40 cooperating universities. Most research projects are carried out by graduate students participating with and/or under the direction of unit or other university scientists.

The research may be of local, regional, national, or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved as directed by the Coordinating Committee overseeing each unit.

Arkansas Active Projects

Arkansas Completed Projects

Arkansas Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Auriel M.V. Fournier, Doreen C. Mengel, Edward Gbur, Andy Raedeke, and David G. Krementz. Addressing uncertainty in wetland bird community response to early autumn wetland flooding in a structured decision-making framework.
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  • Moore, J. D., T. R. Cooper, R. Rau, D. E. Andersen, J. P. Duguay, C. A. Stewart, and D. G. Krementz. 2019. Assessment of the American Woodcock Singing-Ground Survey zone timing and coverage. Pages 181-192 in Krementz, D.G., D. E. Andersen, and T.R. Cooper (eds.). Proceedings of the 11th American Woodcock Symposium, University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A. DOI:10.24926/AWS.0124.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Moore, J.D., D.E. Andersen, T. Cooper, J.P. Duguay, S.L. Oldenburger, C.A. Stewart, and D.G. Krementz. Migratory connectivity of American woodcock derived using satellite telemetry. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1617–1627. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21741.  | Abstract | 
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Arkansas Technical Publications

  • B.A. DeGregorio, J.H. Sperry, and B.A. Kingsbury. Transferring "translocation science" to wildlife conservation on DoD installations: demonstration of environmental enrichment and soft release technology. 2019. Report ID: RC201616. DoD SERDP-ESTCP program. | Download |
  • Stephenson, P. 2017. Pollinator communities on native emergent wetlands, managed emergent wetlands, and adjacent croplands in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. SARE final report | Download |
  • Leasure, D.R. and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2016. Quantification of hydrologic alteration and relationships to biota in Arkansas streams: Development of tools and approaches for un-gaged streams. Final Report prepared for the State Wildlife Grant program of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Arkansas Theses and Dissertations

  • THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: EFFECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT AND REARING DURATION ON BOX TURTLE HEAD-STARTING SUCCESS
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  • Showalter, Hannah Grace. "Sacral Morphology of Prehensile-Tailed Primates in Relation to Biomechanical Loading." (2018).
  • McClain, J. C. 2017. Effects of northern bobwhite habitat management on raccoon abundance, habitat use, and home range in Southwest Missouri. Thesis. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 35

Presentations: 45

Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arkansas
  5. Wildlife Management Institute