Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Georgia
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Georgia Project

Population Dynamics of Introduced Lake Sturgeon in the Coosa River Basin, Georgia

July 2021 - June 2024


Participating Agencies

  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources

This study aims to fill critical knowledge gaps for Lake Sturgeon population demographics and dynamics in the Coosa River, Georgia. Our approach will provide estimates of the total population size, annual survival rates, information on population dynamics, habitat use, and movement. This information will be important for increased effectiveness of management activities for this species in the Coosa River system and throughout the Southeastern United States where Lake Sturgeon reintroduction efforts have occurred.

Presentations Presentation Date
Phillips, M. B. Irwin, and M. Hamel. (submitted for 2024). Growth, longevity, and abundance of reintroduced Lake Sturgeon in the Coosa River, Georgia. Southern Division Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Chattanooga, TN. February 2024