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Dr. Barry Grand


  • Ph D Texas A&M University 1988
  • MS Auburn University 1984
  • BS Lousisiana State University 1981

Research Interests

Avian ecology and population dynamics, Use of structured decision making and adaptive management to manage wildlife populations.

Teaching Interests

Wildlife population dynamics, estimation of vital rates, occupancy analysis, decision analysis.

Professional Society Service

  • The Wildlife Society - President Elect, Alabama Chapter (January 2016 - January 2019)
  • The Wildlife Society - Member, Executive Board (February 2001 - February 2006)
  • The Wildlife Society - Member (September 1998 - December 2004)
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Research Publications

  • Keever, A.C., C.P. McGowan, S.S. Ditchkoff, P.K. Acker, J.B. Grand, C.H. Newbolt, in review, Efficacy of time-lapse photography and repeated counts estimation for monitoring white-tailed deer populations.
  • Silvano, A.L., Steury, T.D., and J.B. Grand. 2016. Selecting focal species as surrogates for imperiled species using relative sensitivities. Ecological Indicators Abstract | 
  • Price Tack JL, West B, McGowan CP, Ditchkoff S, Reves SJ, Keever A, Grand JB, in review, A semi-automated system for processing time-lapse camera trap images. submitted to Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects


  • Dynamics and Management of Wildlife Poplations (2016)
  • Wildlife Population Analysis (2016)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (2016)
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University Committees and Workgroups

  • Barry GrandChair, Harry Murphy Research Excellence Award (January 2015 - March 2015)
  • Barry GrandMember Search Committee for Dean of Forestry and Wildife Sciences, Auburn University (March 2010 - October 2010)
  • Barry GrandMember, Faculty Search Committee/Chair Wildlife Position (September 2006 - October 2006)

Technical Publications

  • Hitch, A.T., Grand, J.B., Allen, S.L., and Sharp, N.W. 2008. Habitat use and distributions of birds, small mammals and herpetofauna on the J.D. Martin Skyline Wildlife Management Area, Jackson County, Alabama. Final Report to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
  • Grand,James B., David N. Koons, Jennifer M. Arnold, Dirk V. Derksen and Nitin Yogi. 2007. Modeling the recovery rates of avian populations. Final Report RWO 079.
  • Ditchkoff, S.S., M.S. Mitchell, and J.B. Grand. 2004. Ecology and management of feral hogs on Fort Benning, Georgia. Annual Progress Report.
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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: (334) 844 - 4796

Links of Interest

Current Students

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey