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Dr. Clinton Moore

Clint Moore


  • Ph D University of Georgia 2002
  • North Carolina State University 1986
  • BS University of Georgia 1982


I am Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife) at the Georgia Unit. I previously worked as a research scientist with the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, and before that, as a statistician for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the National Biological Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. I received degrees from University of Georgia (BSFR and PhD) and N.C. State University (M. Stat.).

Research Interests

Population and habitat modeling, statistical modeling, decision analysis, and their integration under adaptive resource management.

Teaching Interests

I teach courses in Bayesian analysis and structured decision making in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. I have given classroom and workshop instruction in adaptive management, dynamic programming, and wildlife population sampling.

Professional Society Service

  • International Biometric Society - general member (January 1985 - December 2014)
  • The Wildlife Society - Board Member, Biometrics Working Group (October 2010 - September 2011)
  • The Wildlife Society - Treasurer, Biometrics Working Group (October 2005 - September 2008)
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Research Publications

  • Lawson, A.J., Clinton T. Moore, Thomas R. Rainwater, Frances M. Nilsen, Philip M. Wilkinson, Russell H. Lowers, Louis J. Guillette Jr., K.W. McFadden, and Patrick G.R. Jodice. 2020. Nonlinear patterns in mercury bioaccumulation in American alligators are a function of predicted age. Science of the Total Environment 707:135103. <a href=""></a>
  • Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. D. Tuberville. 2019. Survival and movements of head-started Mojave desert tortoises. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1700-1710. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21758
  • Moore, C. T., and J. Hepinstall-Cymerman. 2018. An adaptive landscape planning and decision framework for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) conservation. Final project memorandum to Southeast Climate and Adaptation Science Center.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Bayesian Modeling for Conservation Science (2020)
  • UGA WILD 8300: Spatio-Temporal Statistics with R (2019)
  • UGA WILD8300: Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management (2018)
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Georgia Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Clinton MoorePresentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources ( - February 2018)
  • Clinton MoorePresentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources ( - February 2017)
  • Clinton MooreMember, Technical Team for In-Water Monitoring of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service ( - November 2016)
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Georgia University Committees and Workgroups

  • Clinton MooreMember, Faculty Search Committee, Wildlife Outreach, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia (May 2015 - November 2015)
  • Clinton MooreMember, Staff Awards Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia (September 2014 - October 2015)
  • Clinton MooreRepresentative, MATLAB licensing meeting, University of Georgia (July 2014 - July 2014)
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Technical Publications

  • Nuse, B. L., R. L. Bormann, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, and C. T. Moore. 2017. Habitat models and predictions for gopher tortoises in Georgia. Final Report to USGS Cooperative Research Units Program.
  • Gannon, J.J., T. L. Shaffer, and C. T. Moore. 2013. Native Prairie Adaptive Management: A multi region adaptive approach to invasive plant management on Fish and Wildlife Service owned native prairies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1279, 184 p. with appendixes,
  • Moore, C. T., S. J. Converse, M. J. Folk, R. Boughton, B. Brooks, J. B. French, T. E. O'Meara, M. Putnam, J. Rodgers, and M. Spalding. 2008. Releases of whooping cranes to the Florida nonmigratory flock: A structured decision making approach. Final Report to the International Whooping Crane Recovery Team.Abstract |
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 12

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 15

Scientific Publications: 44

Presentations: 159


Contact Information

Tel: (706) 542 - 1166 Personal Web Site:

Current Students

Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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