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Dr. Ashton Drew

Dr. C. Ashton Drew


  • Ph D North Carolina State University 2006
  • Dalhousie University 1996
  • BA Beloit College 1995

Research Interests

landscape ecology, fish and wildlife ecology, conservation modeling and planning, adaptive management and monitoring, expert knowledge elicitation

Teaching Interests

Climate Change and Conservation Planning; Hierarchical Species-Habitat Analysis and Conservation; Natural Resource Measurements; Landscape Ecology

Research Publications

  • Drew, C.A., M. Eddy, T.J. Kwak, W.G. Cope, and T. Augspurger. 2018. Hydrologic characteristics of freshwater mussel habitat: novel insights from modeled flows. Freshwater Science 37: 343-356. DOI: 10.1086/697947
  • Pickens, B. P., R. S. Mordecai, C. A. Drew, L. B. Alexander-Vaughn, A. S. Keister, H. L.C. Morris, J. A. Collazo. 2017. Indicator-driven Conservation Planning across Terrestrial, Freshwater Aquatic, and Marine Ecosystems of the South Atlantic, USA. J. Fish and Wildlife Management 8:219-233. doi:10.3996/062016-JFWM-044.
  • C. Ashton Drew, Rickie White, Bradley Pickens and Jaime Collazo. 2016. Assessment of South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Terrestrial Indicators. Final Report to USFWS-SALCC.

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  • Conservation Design for Manatee in Puerto Rico (2010)

Technical Publications

  • Drew, C. A, L. B. Alexander-Vaughn, and J. A. Collazo. 2012. Summary in Support of
    Manatee Protection Area (MPA) Design
    in Puerto Rico. North Carolina Agricultral Research Service, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, Technical Bulletin 330. (IP-043436)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 141

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 237

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 670

Scientific Publications: 1888

Presentations: 4154


Contact Information

Tel: (919) 513 - 0506

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey