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North Carolina Technical Assistance Activities

King Rail are a priority management species for the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Through a study on this species, NC Unit researchers are piloting methods to step down population and habitat management objectives for these and other data-limited species using Bayesian belief network models.

As part of our mission, NC Unit scientists routinely provide technical assistance to cooperators, colleagues, and the public, ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues. For example, North Carolina Unit scientists provide assistance with stock assessments for the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, strategic habitat planning for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and serve on the non-game advisory committee for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. They conduct workshops and training for natural resource professionals and serve as expert panelists and witnesses on a variety of topics.

North Carolina Technical Assistance

  • Joseph HightowerChair, Peer Review of the Stock Assessment Data Collection Program, NOAA/NMFS/Northeast Fisheries Science Center; Woods Hole, Massachusetts, August 5-9, 2013. (July 2013 - August 2013)
  • Jaime CollazoCollazo, J. A., L. B. Alexander, and C. A. Drew. 2011. Recovery Plan for The Puerto Rico Population of The West Indian (Antillean) Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus ). 50 pp. (January 2011 - August 2011)
  • Jaime CollazoDrew, C. A., L. B. Alexander, J. A. Collazo. 2011. Science Summary and Recommendations in Support of Manatee Protected Area Design in Puerto Rico. Draft Final Report, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Caribbean Field Office, Puerto Rico. (September 2010 - March 2011)
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North Carolina Professional Service

  • Joseph HightowerMember, Atlantic Sturgeon Status Review Team, National Marine Fisheries Service. (January 2006 - December 2007)
  • Joseph HightowerMember, Green Sturgeon Biological Review Team (April 2002 - September 2002)
  • Thomas KwakMember, USGS, North Carolina District Strategic Science Plan Review Committee, Water Resources Division, U.S. Geological Survey (April 2002 - May 2002)
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North Carolina University Service

  • Thomas KwakDepartment Head Search Committee (May 2017 - November 2017)
  • Ted SimonsFaculty Search Committee, Fisheries and Wildlife Program (January 2010 - May 2010)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 2

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 80

Presentations: 116


Contact Us

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Raleigh, NC 27695-7617 Phone: (919) 515 - 2631 Fax: (919) 515 - 4454 Our University Web Site

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute