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

Georgia Staff Member


Dr. Brian Irwin

Dr. Brian Irwin

Assistant Unit Leader
Phone: (706) 542 - 0790
Email: bjirwin@usgs.gov
Alt. Email: irwin@uga.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D Cornell University 2006
  • MS Auburn University 2001
  • BS University of Illinois 1998

Biography

I am Assistant Unit Leader (Fisheries) at the GA Cooperative Research Unit and a faculty member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.

Teaching Interest

My courses introduce concepts and analyses relevant to conservation decision making and sustainable use of exploited natural resources.

Research Interest

My research interests are in the areas of ecological change, fish population dynamics, and decision making linked to conservation and management of natural resources. Current projects involve using quantitative models to explore how populations respond to anthropogenic and natural influences.

Research Publications Publication Date
Wilberg, M. J., B. J. Irwin, M. L. Jones, and J. R. Bence. 2008. Effects of source-sink dynamics on harvest policy performance for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Fisheries Research 94:282-289. December 2008
Wagner, T., S.R. Midway, T. Vidal, B.J. Irwin, and J.R. Jackson. 2016. Detecting unusual temporal patterns in fisheries time series data. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:786-794. | Abstract | Download June 2016
Wagner, T., B. J. Irwin, J. R. Bence, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Detecting temporal trends in freshwater fisheries surveys: statistical power and the important linkages between management questions and monitoring objectives. Fisheries 38:309-319. | Download July 2013
Vidal, T., B. J. Irwin, C. P. Madenjian, and S. J. Wenger. 2019. Age truncation of alewife in Lake Michigan. Journal of Great Lakes Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jglr.2019.06.006 July 2019
Vidal, T. E., B. J. Irwin, T. Wagner, L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, and J. R. Bence. 2017. Using Variance Structure to Quantify Responses to Perturbation in Fish Catches. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:584-593. [Featured Article] | Abstract April 2017
Tsehaye, I., M. L. Jones, B. J. Irwin, D. G. Fielder, J. E. Breck, and D. R. Luukkonen. 2015. A predictive model to inform adaptive management of double-crested cormorants and fisheries in Michigan. Natural Resource Modeling 28(3):348-376. | Abstract August 2015
TenHarmsel, H. J., B. B. Boley, B. J. Irwin, and C. A. Jennings. 2021. Perceived constraints and negotiations to trout fishing in Georgia based on angler specialization level. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 41:115-129. doi:10.1002/nafm.10540

| Abstract
February 2021
TenHarmsel, H. J., B. B. Boley, B. J. Irwin, and C. A. Jennings. 2019. An importance-satisfaction analysis of trout license holders in Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39(6):1227-1241.
https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10353
October 2019
Stevens, K, Irwin, B. Kramer, D., and Urquhart, G. 2014. Impact of increasing market access on a tropical small-scale fishery. Marine Policy 50:46-52. | Abstract May 2014
Rudstam, L. G., J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, T. E. Brooking, W. W. Fetzer, B. J. Irwin, and J. L. Forney. 2016. Walleye and yellow perch in Oneida Lake - revisiting a coupled predator-prey system. Pages 319-354 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. | Publisher Website February 2016
Perles, S. J., T. Wagner, B. J. Irwin, D. R. Manning, K. K. Callahan, and M. R. Marshall. 2014. Evaluation of a regional monitoring program's statistical power to detect temporal trends in forest health indicators. Environmental Management 54:641-655. doi:10.​1007/​s00267-014-0313-z | Download July 2014
Paukert, C. P., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Adapting fisheries management to a changing climate. Fisheries 41:374-384. July 2016
Midway, S.R., T. Wagner, J.D. Zydlewski, B.J. Irwin, and C.P. Paukert. 2016. Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century. Fisheries 41:537-546. | Download September 2016
Kramer, D. W., T. J. Prebyl, J. H. Stickles, D. A. Osborn, B. J. Irwin, N. P. Nibbelink, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2016. Assessing deer road crossings using GPS locations. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:253-260. March 2016
Keiter D.A., Cunningham F.L., Rhodes O.E. Jr, Irwin B.J., Beasley J.C. 2016. Optimization of Scat Detection Methods for a Social Ungulate, the Wild Pig, and Experimental Evaluation of Factors Affecting Detection of Scat. PLOS ONE 11(5): e0155615. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155615 | Abstract May 2016
Jones, M. L., T. O. Brenden, and B. J. Irwin. 2015. Re-examination of sea lamprey control policies for the St. Marys River: completion of an adaptive management cycle. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. | Abstract | Publisher Website July 2015
Jones, M. L., B. J. Irwin, G. J. A. Hansen, H. A. Dawson, A. J. Treble, W. Liu, W. Dai, and J. R. Bence. 2009. An operating model for the integrated pest management of Great Lakes sea lampreys. The Open Fish Science Journal 2:59-73. December 2009
Irwin, B.J., T. Wagner, J.R. Bence, M.V. Kepler, W. Liu, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Estimating spatial and temporal components of variation for fisheries count data using negative binomial mixed models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:171-183. | Download January 2013
Irwin, B., T Wagner, and J. R. Bence. 2018. Characterization of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Fishes in Response to Climate Change. Project completion report [extended abstract], Northeast Climate Science Center. January 2018
Irwin, B. J., and M. J. Conroy. 2013. Consideration of reference points for the management of renewable resources under an adaptive management paradigm. Environmental Conservation 40(4):302-309. doi:10.1017/S0376892913000222 November 2013
Irwin, B. J., W. Liu, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2012. Defining economic injury levels for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:760-771. July 2012
Irwin, B. J., T. J. Treska, L. G. Rudstam, P. J. Sullivan, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, and J. L. Forney. 2008. Estimating walleye (Sander vitreus) density, gear catchability, and mortality using three fishery-independent data sets for Oneida Lake, New York. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:1366-1378. December 2008
Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, M. L. Jones, and J. R. Bence. 2011. Applying structured decision making to recreational fisheries management. Fisheries 36(3):113-122. March 2011
Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2008. Evaluating alternative harvest policies for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Fisheries Research 94:267-281. December 2008
Irwin, B. J., L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, and J. L. Forney. 2016. Long-term trends in the fish community of Oneida Lake: analysis of the zebra mussel invasion. Pages 375-396 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. | Publisher Website February 2016
Irwin, B. J., L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, J. L. Forney, and D. G. Fitzgerald. 2009. Depensatory mortality, density-dependent growth, and delayed compensation: disentangling the interplay of mortality, growth, and density during early life stages of yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:99-110. December 2009
Irwin, B. J., D. R. DeVries, and R. A. Wright. 2003. Evaluating the potential for predatory control of gizzard shad by largemouth bass in small impoundments: a bioenergetics approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:913-924. December 2003
Irwin, B. J., D. R. DeVries, and G. W. Kim. 2003. Responses to gizzard shad recovery following selective treatment in Walker County Lake, Alabama, 1996-1999. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:1225-1237. December 2003
Irwin, B. J., B. A. Crawford, T. Gancos Crawford, and C. T. Moore. 2016. Turning Uncertainty into Useful Information for Conservation Decisions. Southeast Climate Science Center Fact Sheet 2016-02. Available online: https://secasc.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/04/SECASC_FactSheet_2016_02_Final.pdf June 2016
Fitzgerald, D. G., L. G. Rudstam, J. M. Casselman, B. J. Irwin, D. G. Fielder, T. J. Paoli, and C. E. Kraft. 2016. Fish community response to environmental perturbations: comparison of Oneida Lake with three Bays of the Great Lakes. Pages 497-524 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. | Publisher Website February 2016
Fitzgerald, D. G., J. L. Forney, L. G. Rudstam, B. J. Irwin, and A. J. VanDeValk. 2006. Gizzard shad put a freeze on winter mortality of age-0 yellow perch but not white perch. Ecological Applications 16:1487-1501. December 2006
Feeney, R. G., D. V. Boelke, J. J. Deroba, S. Gaichas, B. J. Irwin, and M. Lee. 2019. Integrating Management Strategy Evaluation into fisheries management: advancing best practices for stakeholder inclusion based on an MSE for Northeast U.S. Atlantic herring. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:1103-1111. doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0125 June 2019
Deroba, J. J., S. K. Gaichas, M. Lee, R. G. Feeney, D. Boelke, and B. J. Irwin. 2019. The dream and the reality: meeting decision-making time frames while incorporating ecosystem and economic models into management strategy evaluation. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 76:1112-1133. doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2018-0128 June 2019
Dawson, H. A., M. L. Jones, B. J. Irwin, N. S. Johnson, C. M. Wagner, and M. Szymanski. 2016. Management strategy evaluation of a new control tactic to manage invasive fish. Natural Resource Modeling 29(3):448-469. https://doi.org/10.1111/nrm.12096 May 2016
Cohen, B. S., E. H. Belser, C. H. Killmaster, J. W. Bowers, B. J. Irwin, M. J. Yabsley, and K. V. Miller. 2015. Epizootiology of cranial abscess disease in white-tailed deer of Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(3)609-618. | Abstract July 2015
Bringolf, R. A., B. J. Irwin, and K. A. Kellock. 2015. Factors associated with intersex Largemouth Bass from impoundments in the southeastern United States. Pages 311-318 in M. D. Tringali, J. M. Long, T. W. Birdsong, and M. S. Allen. Black bass diversity: multidisciplinary science for conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 82, Bethesda, MD. April 2015
Bence, J. R., M. W. Dorn, B. J. Irwin, and A. E. Punt. 2008. Recent advances in the evaluation and implementation of harvest policies. Fisheries Research 94:207-209. December 2008
Alvarez, G. A., D. Grundy, B. J. Irwin, C. A. Jennings, and A. Fox. 2020. Using video survey to examine the effect of habitat on gag grouper encounter. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual. August 28 - September 03. | Abstract | Download September 2020
Project Completion Date
Time-series Analysis for Monitoring Indicator Species August 2015
Communicating and Using Uncertain Scientific Information in the Production of ‘Actionable Science’ August 2014
Characterization of spatial and temporal variability in fishes in response to climate change August 2017
Trans-boundary management and conservation: linking large-scale dynamics to ecological monitoring and management September 2014
Population Dynamics of Introduced Lake Sturgeon in the Coosa River Basin, Georgia June 2024
Assessing variability in fish populations August 2022
Updating population parameters of Sicklefin Redhorse with new data form the Hiawassee River Basin August 2021
Mitigating emerging disease impacts in fisheries: adaptive strategies to ensure a safe, healthy seafood supply December 2021
Benefit-cost Analysis for the Threatened and Endangered Species Program of the Bureau of Land Management January 2021
Statistical support for long-term natural resource monitoring October 2023
Comparing recruitment estimation methods for age-1 Atlantic Sturgeon in the Altamaha River, GA from 2008-2020 August 2021
Assessing Actively Poached Galax Populations to Inform Restoration and Law Enforcement December 2021
Forestry BMP for Sensitive Aquatic Species Southeastern US August 2021
Estimating population size of Sicklefin Redhorse in the Hiwassee River system June 2019
Statistical Support for NPS Southeast Region I&M Networks July 2019
Develop Adaptive Management Framework for Robust Redhorse November 2021
Assessment of Trout Management in Georgia December 2019
Integrating Metapopulation Ecology and Landscape Ecology for Improved Population Viability Analysis and Conservation Decision-Making December 2017
Growth of spotted and largemouth bass May 2016
Brook Trout Population Analysis December 2014
Daley, Jacob
Master's
Jacob.Daley@uga.edu

Fonda, Michelle
Master's
michelle.fonda@uga.edu

Hsiung, Angela
PhD
ach27780@uga.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. Importance-performance perceptions of Georgia trout anglers. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference, Asheville, NC. March 2017
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2018. Negotiation of perceived constraints to trout fishing in Georgia based on angler specialization level. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, San Juan, PR. March 2018
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2018. Negotiation of perceived constraints to trout fishing in Georgia based on angler specialization level. Southeastern Recreation Research Conference, Athens, GA. March 2018
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2018. Importance-satisfaction perceptions of Georgia trout anglers. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, Athens, GA. January 2018
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2018. Importance-satisfaction perceptions of Georgia trout anglers. Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Helen, GA. January 2018
Yondo, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2017. Importance-satisfaction perceptions of Georgia trout anglers. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL August 2017
Vidal, T., C. Jansch, B. J. Irwin, T. Wagner, J. R. Bence, J. R. Jackson, L. G. Rudstam, and W. W. Fetzer. 2014. Using variance structure as statistical indicators of large scale ecological change. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Québec City, Québec, Canada. August 2014
Vidal, T., B. J. Irwin, T. Wagner, L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Bence, and J. R. Jackson. Using variance structure to quantify perturbation induced ecological reorganization. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. February 2015
Vidal, T. E., B. J. Irwin, and C. P. Madenjian. 2017. Demographic structure influences how environmental forcing affects Alewife recruitment in Lake Michigan. Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Oklahoma City, OK. February 2017
Vidal, T. E., B. J. Irwin, and C. P. Madenjian. 2016. Disentangling exogenous drivers of Alewife population dynamics in Lake Michigan. Georgia Chapter Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Columbus, GA. February 2016
TenHarmsel, H., B. Boley, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. (NOT SUBMITTED due to COVID-19 pandemic) 2020. Harnessing all your data to better understand anglers: importance-satisfaction analysis and qualitative responses of Georgia trout anglers. American Fisheries Society Meeting, Columbus, OH. [IP-117693] August 2020
Staudinger, M. D., E. Grant, B. Irwin, R. Kraus, D. Krueger, and J. Stewart. 2014. Climate impacts on fish and fish habitats: Case studies from the Northeast Climate Science Center. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, August 2014
Qureshi, A.L., B. Irwin, and M.L. Gore. 2014. Challenges and opportunities for communicating climate change information across a “consensus gap”. 30th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, GA February 2014
Perry, J. T., B. J. Irwin, T. F. Bonvechio, and P. M. O'Rouke. 2016. Growth and mortality of Largemouth and Spotted Bass in three Georgia reservoirs. Georgia Chapter Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Columbus, GA. February 2016
Perry, J. T., B. J. Irwin, T. F. Bonvechio, and P. M. O'Rouke. 2016. Age, growth, and mortality of black bass in three north Georgia reservoirs. 70th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies, Baton Rouge, LA. October 2016
Paukert, C. P., and 8 coauthors. Adapting fisheries management to a changing climate: lessons from North America. 7th World Fisheries Congress, Busan, South Korea. May 2016
Lee, M., J. Deroba, S. Gaichas, R. Feeney, D. Boelke, and B. Irwin. 2018. ...and forage in the ecosystem. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade. Seattle, WA. July 2018
Kramer, D. W., T. Prebyl, J. Stickles, B. J. Irwin, N. P. Nibbelink, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2015. Using GPS telemetry data to determine the roadways most susceptible to deer-vehicle collisions. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. February 2015
Kramer, D. W., T. Prebyl, J. H. Stickles, B. J. Irwin, N. P. Nibbelink, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2015. Using GPS telemetry data to determine roadways most susceptible to deer-vehicle collisions. Annual conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Asheville, NC. November 2015
Keiter, D. A., F. L. Cunningham, O. E. Rhodes, Jr., B. J. Irwin, and J. C. Beasley. Evaluating scat detection rates and methods of detection for quantifying wild pig (Sus scrofa) abundance. 95th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammologists, Jacksonville, FL. June 2015
Jansch, C., and B. Irwin. 2014. Time series analysis for indicator species in the Cumberland river system. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Charleston, SC. January 2014
Jansch, C., B. Irwin, M. Conroy, and M. Segura. 2015. Informing herpetological monitoring design in southern Louisiana. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. February 2015
Jansch, C. R., and B. J. Irwin. 2014. Identifying streams to focus threatened species management efforts: a negative binomial mixed modeling approach. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, University of Georgia, Athens, GA February 2014
Jansch, C. R., and B. J. Irwin. 2014. Aiding rare species management efforts through the use of mixed models. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Québec City, Québec, Canada. August 2014
Jansch, C. R., and B. J. Irwin. 2014. A mixed modeling approach to quantify blackside dace abundance in the Cumberland River system. Georgia Chapter Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Athens, GA. February 2014
Irwin. B., 2016. Management Strategy Evaluation. New England Fishery Management Council workshop on Atlantic Herring acceptable biological catch control rule management strategy evaluation, Portland, ME. May 2016
Irwin. B., 2016. MSE Introduction. New England Fishery Management Council's 2nd workshop on Atlantic Herring acceptable biological catch control rule management strategy evaluation, Portsmouth, NH. December 2016
Irwin. B., 2016. Introduction to Control Rule Objectives. New England Fishery Management Council workshop on Atlantic Herring acceptable biological catch control rule management strategy evaluation, Portland, ME. May 2016
Irwin. B., 2016. Analyzing data from gillnet monitoring programs: the Oneida Lake example. Cornell University Biological Field Station, Bridgeport, NY. [Invited poster (no abstract)] June 2016
Irwin, B., T. Vidal, B. Crawford, T. Gancos Crawford, and C. Moore. 2016. Quantitative Consideration of Uncertainty and Variability in Decision Analysis for Conservation and Management of Ecological Systems. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, 7-12 August, 2016, Fort Lauderdale, FL. August 2016
Irwin, B. J., and T. Wagner. 2013. Using mixed models to quantify variability in fish populations. GA Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Jekyll Island, GA January 2013
Irwin, B. J., and T. Wagner. 2013. Shifting variance structure as a potential indicator of fish-population responses to large-scale perturbation. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. February 2013
Irwin, B. J., T. Vidal, T. Wagner, J. R. Bence, J. R. Jackson, L. G. Rudstam, and W. W. Fetzer. 2014. Shifting variance structure as an indicator of large-scale ecological change. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA. August 2014
Irwin, B. J. 2021 (submitted). Science to support decision making – a few thoughts on some uncertainties encountered along the way. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. POSTPONED due to ongoing COVID precautions. November 2021
Irwin, B. J. 2020. Overview of partnerships & projects. Meeting between the Southeast Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Units, Atlanta, GA. February 2020
Irwin, B. J. 2017. Viewing fisheries from a decision-analytic perspective. Northeast Climate Science Center Regional Science Meeting, Amherst, MA. [Invited (no abstract)] May 2017
Irwin, B. J. 2017. Spatial and temporal variability in fish populations. Northeast Climate Science Center Regional Science Meeting, Amherst, MA. [Invited (no abstract)] May 2017
Irwin, B. J. 2016. Management Strategy Evaluation. GA AFS student sub-unit meeting, Athens, GA. November 2016
Irwin, B. J. 2015. SER shared statistical support. National Park Service, Southeast Region, Inventory & Monitoring "All-Hands" Training Workshop. Asheville, NC. September 2015
Irwin, B. J. 2013. Structured decision making as a framework to support fisheries co-management. Western Divsion Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Boise, ID. - not allowed to attend due to 2013 US Government sequestration. April 2013
Irwin, B. J. (invited, CANCELED). 2020. Quantitative models to support fish management. Virginia Tech Chapter American Fisheries Society Meeting [April 2020; unable to deliver due to 2020 Coronavirus pandemic] April 2020
Irwin, B. J. (NOT SUBMITTED due to COVID-19 pandemic) 2020. Science to support decision making – a few thoughts on some uncertainties encountered along the way. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Columbus, OH. [IP-117697] August 2020
Irwin, B. 2021. Structured Decision Making: a Fishery Example. GA AFS student sub-unit meeting (Virtual), Athens, GA. March 2021
Irwin, B. , C. Moore, M. Gore., and A. Qureshi. 2014. Communicating and using uncertain scientific information in the production of 'actionable science'. Grand Opening of the Southeast Climate Science Center, 22 January 2014, Raleigh, NC [poster]. January 2014
Hsiung, A., and B. Irwin. 2021 (accepted). Evaluating management strategies for an imperiled fish species in the Southeast. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. November 2021
Hsiung, A., and B. Irwin. 2018. Developing an adaptive management framework for the robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the southeastern U.S. Warnell Graduate Student Symposium, Athens, GA. January 2018
Hsiung, A., and B. Irwin. 2018. Developing an adaptive management framework for Robust Redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the southeastern U.S. 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Atlantic City, NJ. August 2018
Hsiung, A., and B. Irwin. 2017. Robust redhorse adaptive management. Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Meeting, McCormick, SC. September 2017
Hsiung, A., B. Albanese, R. Chandler, C. Moore, and B. Irwin. 2019. Estimating parameters of the Sicklefin Redhorse (<i>Moxostoma</i> sp.) population in Georgia. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Reno, NV. October 2019
Hsiung, A., B. Albanese, R. Chandler, C. Moore, and B. Irwin. 2019. Estimation of population parameters of Sicklefin Redhorse (Moxostoma sp.) in Brasstown Creek, Georgia. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Cordele, GA. February 2019
Haag, J. M., C. A. Jennings, N. P. Nibbelink, B. Irwin, and B. Boley. 2019. Pairing demand for trout with effects of climate change on suitable thermal habitat in northern Georgia. Oral presentation, Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Feb 6. Cordele, GA. February 2019
Guy, R., N. P. Nibbelink, and B. J. Irwin. Quantifying the Relationship of Juvenile Nekton to Salt marsh and the Effects of Sea Level Rise. 2015 Southern Division meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Savannah, GA. February 2015
Glomb, J. C., R. C. Lowe III, J. L. Shelton, B. J. Irwin, and M. J. Hamel. 2021(to be submitted). Assessing hydrilla spread and subsequent impacts on sportfish communities in Lake Sinclair, Georgia. American Fisheries Society meeting, Baltimore, MD. November 2021
Glassic, H., B. J. Irwin, and A. Rabern. Evaluating stream restoration efforts for eastern brook trout in the Chattahoochee National Forest. 2015 Southern Division meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Savannah, GA February 2015
Elkins, D., G. Jacobs, S. Wenger, B. Irwin, and C. Jennings. 2019. Using existing datasets to investigate the effects of BMP compliance on the presence or persistence of at-risk aquatics. September 2019
Deroba, J. J., S. Gaichas, M. Lee, R. Gallant Feeney, D. Boelke, and B. Irwin. 2018. Getting on the same page, or at least in the same library: Lessons in communication from a stakeholder-driven Management Strategy Evaluation for Northeast US Atlantic herring. Sixth National Meeting of the Scientific Coordination Subcommittee of the Council Coordination Committee, San Diego, CA [poster] January 2018
Deroba, J. J., S. Gaichas, M. Lee, R. G. Feeney, D. Boelke, and B. Irwin. 2017. Getting on the same page, or at least in the same library: lessons in communication from a stakeholder driven MSE for Northeast US Atlantic herring. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL. August 2017
Dawson, H.A. Irwin, B. Wagner, C.M., Johnson, N., Jones, M. Investigating the performance of pheromone-baited trapping techniques using a Management Strategy Evaluation Model. Oral presentation to the Sea Lamprey Trapping Task Force, February 2013, Ann Arbor, MI February 2013
Dawson, H., M. Jones, B. Irwin, N. S. Johnson, M. Wagner, and M. Szymanski. 2017. Management strategy evaluation of a new control tactic to manage an invasive fish. Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research, Montréal, Québec, Canada. January 2017
Dawson, H. A., M. L. Jones, B. Irwin, N. S. Johnson, C. M. Wagner, and M. Szymanski. 2014. A model evaluation of the effectiveness of incorporating pheromone-baited trapping techniques into an integrated pest management program of Great Lakes sea lamprey. Annual meeting of the American Fishery Society, Québec City, Québec, Canada. August 2014
Daley, J., B. Irwin, T. Vidal, and D. Eyitayo. 2021 (accepted). Analysis of size structure of Largemouth Bass (<i>Micropterus salmoides</i>) in Georgia reservoirs with and without Spotted Bass (<i>Micropterus punctulatus</i>). Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. November 2021
Bringolf, R., K. Kellock, and B. Irwin. 2013. Factors associated with intersex bass in the southeastern U.S. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, TN. February 2013
Brenden, T., M. Jones, and B. Irwin. 2014. Re-examination of sea lamprey control policies for the St. Marys River through simulation analysis. Michigan chapter meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Holland, MI. March 2014
Baker, M., B. Irwin, and A. Fox. 2021 (accepted). Refining capture-recapture recruitment estimation methods for Atlantic Sturgeon in the Altamaha River. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. November 2021
Baker, M., B. Irwin, and A. Fox. 2021 (accepted). Investigating the effects of multiple flow regime characteristics on recruitment of age-1 Atlantic Sturgeon in the Altamaha River. Annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Baltimore, MD. November 2021
Baker, M., B. Irwin, and A. Fox. 2020. Comparing recruitment estimation models using age-1 Atlantic Sturgeon in the Altamaha River, GA. American Fisheries Society Virtual Annual Meeting. September 2020
Alvarez, G. A., D. Gandy, B. J. Irwin, C. A. Jennings, and A. Fox. 2020. Using video survey to examine the effect of habitat on gag grouper encounter. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Virtual. Sept. 14-25 August 2020
Alvarez G., D. Gandy, B. Irwin, C. Jennings, and A. Fox. 2021. Using Video Surveys to Examine the Effect of Habitat on Gag Occurrence. Florida Chapter of the American Fishery Society Virtual Meeting. April 2021
Technical Publications Publication Date
VanDeValk, A. J., L. G. Rudstam, T. E. Brooking, J. R. Jackson, J. T. H. Coleman, and B. Irwin. 2003. Walleye stock assessment and population projections for Oneida Lake, 2002-2005. NYS DEC, Albany, NY. February 2003
Koops, M. A., B. J. Irwin, J. E. MacNeil, E. S. Millard, and E. L. Mills. 2006. Comparative modeling of the ecosystem impacts of exotic invertebrates and productivity changes on fisheries in the Bay of Quinte and Oneida Lake. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report February 2006
Jones, M. L., T. O. Brenden, and B. J. Irwin. 2012. Evaluating integrated pest management in the St. Marys River. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report. December 2012
Jones, M. L., G. J. A. Hansen, W. Liu, B. Irwin, A. J. Treble, and H. A. Dawson. 2008. Sea lamprey population dynamics: updating demographic models and application to a novel control strategy. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-02. March 2008
Irwin, B. J., T. Wagner, M. V. Kepler, W. Liu, J. R. Bence, D. B. Hayes, and N. Lester. 2011. Spatial and temporal components of variation in Great Lake percid populations: implications for conservation and management. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, Project Completion Report. June 2011
Irwin, B. J., T. O. Brenden, W. Liu, and J. R. Bence. 2009. Estimating the relationship between sea lamprey-induced mortality on lake trout and observed marking rates. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2009-01. March 2009
Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2008. Specified input values for a stochastic simulation model for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-03. October 2008
Irwin, B. J., J. R. Bence, M. L. Jones, and W. Liu. 2008. Defining targets for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes: economic injury levels and fish community goal-based targets. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-05. February 2008
Irwin, B. 2012. Estimation of spatial and temporal variance components for several National Park Service indicator variables. National Park Service Project Completion Report. February 2012
Diefenbach, D. R., B. J. Irwin, and T. Wagner. 2011. Summary of outcomes for the structured decision making workshop for catch and release trout regulations. State College, PA. March 2011
DeVries, D. R., and B. J. Irwin. 2002. Effects of gizzard shad on largemouth bass-bluegill communities in a state fishing lake and small ponds. Project F-40-R, Study XLI Final Report, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Montgomery, AL. February 2002
Butchko, P., R. DeBruyne, T. Doyle, M. Eaton, T. Galarowicz, B. Irwin, S. Lor, J. McCloskey, and W. Siemer. 2009. Management of double-crested cormorants in the Great Lakes: a prototype framework for a structured decision approach. Final Workshop Report, USFWS. October 2009