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

New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Staff Member


Dr. Abby Lawson

Lawson helps capture Mexican ducks in Arizona

Assistant Unit Leader
Email: alawson@usgs.gov
Faculty Email: ajlawson@nmsu.edu
Faculty Website

Education

  • Ph D Clemson University 2019
  • MS University of Nevada, Reno 2012
  • BS University of California, Davis 2007

Biography

Dr. Lawson joined the New Mexico Unit as an Assistant Unit Leader of Wildlife in 2021. She received graduate degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno and Clemson University, and later worked as a postdoc in the Alabama Cooperative Research Unit at Auburn University, followed by the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Her research incorporates ecological theory and quantitative methods to support decision making in the face of uncertainty. Her research often involves field studies to estimate population vital rates, and to describe movement and foraging patterns. Most of her research focuses on upland game birds, waterfowl, and reptiles, though she also works with species of conservation concern including raptors, songbirds, and fishes. Another major element of her research program involves the application of structured decision making and adaptive management, as well as the development of predictive models and decision analytic tools. She has provided decision support for diverse topics including monitoring program design, harvest programs, species conservation status designations, capital investments, and research prioritization. Dr. Lawson teaches graduate-level courses in Structured Decision Making as well as Model Selection & Multimodel Inference.

Areas of Expertise

Adaptive Management, Behavioral Ecology, Contaminants, Decision Support/Analysis, Desert Ecology, Energy: Development/Alternative, Grassland Ecology, Population Dynamics, Population and Community Ecology, Resilience, Species Management, Species Status Assessments, Statistics and Modelling, T&E Species Management, Toxicology, Wildlife Management

Taxon Groups Studied

Gamebirds, Nongame Fish/Wildlife, Reptiles, Songbirds, Species of Greatest Conservation Need, Water/Marsh Birds, Waterfowl

Research Publications Publication Date
Stantial, M.L., A.J. Lawson, A.M.V. Fournier, P.J. Kappes, C.S. Kross, M.C. Runge, M.W. Woodrey, and J.E. Lyons. 2023. Qualitative value of information provides a transparent and repeatable method for identifying critical uncertainty. Ecological Applications:e2824. | Abstract | Publisher Website February 2023
Lawson, A.J., P.G.R. Jodice, T.R. Rainwater, K.D. Dunham, M. Hart, J.W. Butfiloski, P.M. Wilkinson, K.W. McFadden, C.T. Moore. Hidden in plain sight: integrated population models to resolve partially observable latent population structure. Ecosphere 13(12):e4321 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website December 2022
Lawson, A.J., K. Kalasz, M.C. Runge, A.C. Schwarzer, M.L. Stantial, M. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2022. Application of qualitative value of information to prioritize uncertainties about eastern black rail population recovery. Conservation Science and Practice 4:e12732. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website May 2022
Lawson, A.J., J.S. Sedinger, and E.J. Taylor. 2017. Life history patterns, individual heterogeneity, and density dependence in breeding common goldeneyes of the northern boreal forest. Journal of Avian Biology 48:597–610. doi:10.1111/jav.00975 | Abstract | Publisher Website February 2017
Lawson, A.J., J.S. Sedinger, and E.J. Taylor. 2017. Identifying demographic and environmental drivers of recruitment and population growth in a cavity nesting sea duck population. Journal of Avian Biology 48:1394–1405. doi: 10.1111/jav.01359 | Abstract | Publisher Website September 2017
Lawson, A.J., Clinton T. Moore, Thomas R. Rainwater, Frances M. Nilsen, Philip M. Wilkinson, Russell H. Lowers, Louis J. Guillette Jr., K.W. McFadden, and Patrick G.R. Jodice. 2020. Nonlinear patterns in mercury bioaccumulation in American alligators are a function of predicted age. Science of the Total Environment 707:135103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135103 | Download March 2020
Lawson AJ, Folt B, Tucker AM, Erickson FT, McGowan CP. 2021. Decision context is a necessary component of population viability analysis appraisal. Conservation Biology. doi: 10.1111/cobi.13818 | Publisher Website August 2021
Dunham, K.D., P.K. Devers, A.J. Lawson, J.E. Lyons, C.P. McGowan, J.A. Royle. 2023. Strategic monitoring to minimize misclassification errors from conservation status assessments. Biological Conservation 286:110260. | Download | Publisher Website September 2023
Davis, Kristin
Post Doc
kpdavis@nmsu.edu

Lee, James
Master's
jlee97@nmsu.edu

Matos, Coral
Master's
coralm@nmsu.edu

Vennum, Christopher
Post Doc
cvennum@nmsu.edu

Watson, Whitney
PhD
wwatson@nmsu.edu

Zimba, Heather
Master's
hzimba@nmsu.edu

Presentations Presentation Date
Zimba, H.E., M. McCaffery, C. Wiese, S. Hillard, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Burrow site selection of translocated juvenile Bolson tortoises. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland. 19-23 October, 2024. October 2024
Zimba, H., M. McCaffery, C. Wiese, S. Hillard, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Habitat selection of translocated juvenile Bolson tortoises. NMSU Biosymposium; Las Cruces, New Mexico. April 20th, 2024. April 2024
Zimba, H., M. McCaffery, C. Wiese, S. Hillard, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Habitat selection of translocated Bolson tortoises. NMSU Research and Creativity Week; Las Cruces, New Mexico. February 26 – March 1st, 2024. February 2024
Zimba, H., M. McCaffery, C. Wiese, S. Hillard, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Burrow site selection of translocated juvenile Bolson tortoises. Joint Annual Meeting of Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society; Flagstaff, Arizona. February 1 – 3rd, 2024. February 2024
Zimba, H., M. McCaffery, C. Wiese, S. Hillard, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Daily Activity Patterns and Home Range of Translocated Bolson Tortoises. Chihuahuan Desert Conference; El Paso, Texas. November 15-17. November 2023
Zimba, H., M. McCaffery, A.J. Lawson 2023. Habitat Selection of Translocated Bolson Tortoises. New Mexico State University Biosymposium; Las Cruces, New Mexico. 15 April. Poster presentation April 2023
Wright, T.F., A.J. Lawson, J.M. Fair, M.J. Desmond. 2024. Prepping for disaster ecology: the Avian Migration Program at New Mexico State University. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. Poster presentation. October 2024
Watson, W.A., C.C. Borgman, S.C. Cox, E. Duvuvuei, T.F. Wright, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Inferring Breeding Origins of Rosy-finches Overwintering in Northern New Mexico Using Stable Hydrogen Isotopes. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. October 2024
Watson, W.A., C.C. Borgman, S. Cox, T.F. Wright, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Rosy-finch survival estimation based on long-term wintering data in New Mexico. Joint Annual Meeting of Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society; Flagstaff, Arizona. February 1 – 3rd, 2024. February 2024
Watson, W.A., C.C. Borgman, S. Cox, T.F. Wright, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Inferring demographic trends of Rosy-finches from long-term wintering data in New Mexico. NMSU Research and Creativity Week; Las Cruces, New Mexico. February 26 – March 1st, 2024. February 2024
Watson, W.A., C.C. Borgman, S. Cox, T.F. Wright, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Inferring demographic trends of Rosy-finches from long-term wintering data in New Mexico. Chihuahuan Desert Conference; El Paso, Texas. November 15-17. November 2023
Vennum, C.R., M.J. Eaton, P.E. Howell, B.A. Millsap, I. Rangwala, O.J. Robinson, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Incorporating Climate Uncertainty into Integrated Population Models for Raptors with Contrasting Migration Strategies. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland. 19-23 October, 2024. October 2024
Vennum, C.R., M.J. Eaton, P.E. Howell, B.A. Millsap, I. Rangwala, O.J. Robinson, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Incorporating Climate Uncertainty into Integrated Population Models for Raptors with Contrasting Migration Strategies. Raptor Research Foundation; Charlotte, North Carolina. October 22-27, 2024. October 2024
Vennum, C.R., M.J. Eaton, P.E. Howell, B.A. Millsap, I. Rangwala, O.J. Robinson, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Decision support for sustainable raptor take limits in a changing climate. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. October 2024
Vennum, C.R., M.J. Eaton, P.E. Howell, B.A. Millsap, I. Rangwala, O.J. Robinson, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Incorporating Dynamic Climate Effects into Decision Support Models to Inform Raptor Take Limits for Swainson’s Hawks in the Central Flyway. Chihuahuan Desert Conference; El Paso, Texas. 15-17 November. November 2023
Stantial, M.L., A.M.V. Fournier, A.J. Godar, A.J. Lawson, P.K. Kappes, C.S. Kross, M.S. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2022. Informing the use of prescribed fire in an adaptive management framework for Gulf of Mexico high marshes using an expert-based Bayesian decision network. Gulf of Mexico Conference; Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 25-28 April. April 2022
Stantial, M.L., A.M.V. Fournier, A. Godar, A.J. Lawson, J.E. Lyons. 2022. Using An Expert-Based Bayesian Network to Inform the Use of Prescribed Fire in High Marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Spokane, Washington. 6-10 November. November 2022
Stantial, M.L., A.J. Lawson, A.M.V. Fournier, P. Kappes, C. Kross, M.C. Runge, M. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2022. Qualitative Value of Information Provides a Transparent and Repeatable Method for Identifying Critical Uncertainty Regarding the Use of Prescribed Fire to Benefit Black Rails and Other Marshbirds. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences Annual Meeting; Indianapolis, Indiana. 16-29 October. October 2022
Stantial, M.L., A.J. Lawson, A.M.V. Fournier, P. Kappes, C. Kross, M.C. Runge, M. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2021. Qualitative Value of Information Provides a Transparent and Repeatable Method for Identifying Critical Uncertainty Regarding the Use of Prescribed Fire to Benefit Black Rails and Other Marshbirds. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Virtual. 1-5 November. November 2021
Stantial, M.L., A.J. Lawson, A.M.V. Fournier, P. Kappes, C. Kross, M.C. Runge, M. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2021. Qualitative Value of Information Provides a Transparent and Repeatable Method for Identifying Critical Uncertainty Regarding the Use of Prescribed Fire to Benefit Black Rails and Other Marshbirds. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting; Virtual. 13-17 December. December 2021
Stantial, M.L., A.J. Lawson, A.M.V. Fournier, P. Kappes, C. Kross, M. Woodrey, J.E. Lyons. 2021. Informing the use of prescribed fire in an adaptive management framework for Gulf of Mexico high marshes using an expert-based Bayesian Network model. Gulf of Mexico Conference; Virtual. 14th April. April 2021
Presser, K., W.A. Watson, C.C. Borgman, S. Cox, E. Duvuvuei, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Intra-feather variation in stable hydrogen isotopes of rosy-finch feathers. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. Poster presentation. October 2024
Osterhaus, D.M., K.C. Boland, A.J. Lawson, K.G. Horton, D.M. Van Doren, T.F. Wright, M.J. Desmond. 2024. Small lights, big problems? Behavioral alteration in migrating birds around artificial light at night. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. October 2024
McGowan CP, Lawson AJ, Katz RA, Crawford BA, 2022, Expert judgement in wildlife science and decision making, The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, November 2022, Spokane, WA, USA November 2022
Matos-Sepulveda, C., T.F. Wright, D.P. Collins, and A.J. Lawson. 2023. Stock tank use by Mallard and Mexican Ducks in arid southeastern Arizona. Chihuahuan Desert Conference; El Paso, Texas. November 15-17. November 2023
Matos-Sepulveda, C., T.F. Wright, D.P. Collins, P. Lavretsky, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Movement and home range of Mexican Ducks and Mallards in southeastern Arizona. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. Poster presentation. October 2024
Lyons, J.E., M.L. Stantial, A.J. Lawson, A. Fournier, M.C. Runge, M. Woodrey. 2024. Constructed Value of Information in the Context of Adaptive Management: Reducing Uncertainty About Prescribed Fire and Birds in Salt Marshes of the Gulf of Mexico. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland. October 19-23, 2024. October 2024
Lyons, J.E., A.J. Lawson, M.L. Stantial, A. Weldon. 2021. Ecology and conservation of Eastern black rail: Road to recovery through management. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Virtual, 1-5 November. November 2021
Lee, J.B., D.J. Vargo, J.B. Bulger, C.J. Cardinal, M.A. Boggie, E.J. Goldstein, A.J. Lawson. 2022. Natural history and reintroduction of the white-tailed ptarmigan in New Mexico. Wilson Ornithological Society Meeting; Santa Fe, New Mexico. 17-20 July. July 2022
Lee, J.B., D.J. Vargo, J.B. Bulger, C.J. Cardinal, M.A. Boggie, E.J. Goldstein, A.J. Lawson. 2022. Natural history and reintroduction of the white-tailed ptarmigan in New Mexico. New Mexico Ornithological Society Meeting, Virtual; 26th March. March 2022
Lawson, A.J., and M.C. Runge. 2024. Constructed value of information to prioritize critical uncertainties. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland. 19-23 October, 2024. October 2024
Lawson, A.J., and K.W. McFadden. 2014. Optimizing survey designs for complex habitat: evaluating seasonal variation of alligator abundance estimates derived from nightlight surveys in South Carolina. Crocodile Specialist Group Working Meeting, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA. May 2014
Lawson, A.J., and K.W. McFadden. 2014. Optimizing Alligator Nightlight Survey Designs for Complex Habitat: Evaluating Seasonal Variation in Abundance and Detectability in South Carolina. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation. October 2014
Lawson, A.J., and K.W. McFadden. 2013. South Carolina alligator adaptive management strategies: population dynamics, habitat utilization, and conservation threats. U.S. Geological Survey South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Coordinating Committee Meeting, Clemson, South Carolina. May 2013
Lawson, A.J., and K.W. McFadden. 2013. Influence of habitat on American Alligator densities in coastal South Carolina derived from nightlight survey data (1971-2012). The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Poster presentation. October 2013
Lawson, A.J., P.G.R. Jodice. 2015. Do changes in size class composition influence ontogenetic niche shifts in American alligators? Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. September 2015
Lawson, A.J., P.G.R. Jodice, and C.T. Moore. 2019. Synthesizing monitoring data to estimate abundance and detection probability in American alligators in South Carolina. Southeastern Assoc Fish & Wildlife Agencies. October 2019
Lawson, A.J., M.L. Stantial, M.D. Correll, M. Hartley, K. Kalasz, M.C. Runge, A. Schwarzer, C. Watson, A. Weldon, and J.E. Lyons. 2021. Reducing uncertainties in eastern black rail conservation: qualitative value of information to identify field experiments in a resilience-experimentalist adaptive management framework. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Virtual. 1-5 November. November 2021
Lawson, A.J., M.L. Stantial, A.D. Smith, and J.E. Lyons. 2021. Best-case scenario planning: evaluating tradeoffs among abundance and occupancy monitoring frameworks to detect eastern black rail population trends in optimal habitat. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Virtual. 1-5 November. November 2021
Lawson, A.J., M. Correll, K.D. Dunham, A.D. Smith, M.L. Stantial, and J.E. Lyons. 2023. Accounting for model convergence failure when evaluating tradeoffs in meta-population monitoring program designs for cryptic species. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Louisville, Kentucky. November 5–9. November 2023
Lawson, A.J., K.W. McFadden, P.G.R. Jodice. 2015. Does harvest pressure influence body size class composition in American alligator populations? The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. Winnipeg, Manitoba. October 2015
Lawson, A.J., J.S. Sedinger, and E.J. Taylor. 2013. Does density dependence influence local recruitment and population growth of Common Goldeneyes? The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Oral presentation. October 2013
Lawson, A.J., J.H. Gardner, M.L. Stantial, and C.S. Rushing. 2022. Value added conservation: prioritizing critical uncertainties for rosy-finch conservation in a warming world. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences; Indianapolis, Indiana. 16-19 October. October 2022
Lawson, A.J., J.H. Gardner, M.L. Stantial, T. Regan, C.S. Rushing. 2024. Value added conservation: prioritizing critical uncertainties for collaborative conservation of Rosy-Finches in a warming world. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Baltimore, Maryland. 19-23 October, 2024. October 2024
Lawson, A.J., J.H. Gardner, J.E. Lyons, C.S. Rushing, M.L. Stantial, M.C. Runge. 2022. Value-added conservation: Prioritizing critical uncertainties in avian conservation using value of information. Wilson Ornithological Society, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 17-20 July. July 2022
Lawson, A.J., J.E. Lyons, K. Kalasz, M.C. Runge, M. Woodrey. 2020. Application of Value of Information to Prioritize Conservation Actions for the Eastern Black Rail. Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences; Virtual. 8-13 November. November 2020
Lawson, A.J., J.E. Lyons, K. Kalasz, M.C. Runge, A. Schwarzer, M.L. Stantial, M. Woodrey. 2020. Application of Value of Information to Prioritize Conservation Actions for the Eastern Black Rail on the Atlantic Coast. The Waterbirds Society Meeting; Virtual. 3-13 November. November 2020
Lawson, A.J., E. Rivenbark, C.P. McGowan. 2022. Reconciling and propagating uncertainty from expert elicited data into decision support population viability analyses. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Spokane, Washington. 6–10 November. November 2022
Lawson, A.J., C.T. Moore, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2018. Synthesizing multiple data streams to estimate abundance and detection probability in a highly wary, long-lived apex predator: an integrated modeling approach. International Statistical Ecology Conference, 2-6 July 2018, St. Andrews, Scotland. July 2018
Lawson, A.J., C.T. Moore, T.R. Rainwater, F.M. Nilsen, P.M. Wilkinson, R.H. Lowers, L.J. Guillette Jr., K.W. McFadden, and P.G.R. Jodice. 2019. Non-linear mercury bioaccumulation patterns in American alligators are a function of predicted age. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Reno, Nevada, USA. October 2019
Lawson, A.J. 2014. Land cover influence on South Carolina American alligator densities derived from nightlight surveys (1971-2013). Clemson University Graduate Research and Discovery Symposium, Clemson, South Carolina, 4 April 2014. April 2014
Lawson, A.J, P.G.R. Jodice, C.T. Moore. 2015. Using Seasonal Abundance Patterns to Improve Monitoring Programs and Conservation Decision-Making: An American Alligator Example. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 1-4 November 2015, Asheville, NC. November 2015
Lawson, A., P. Jodice, T. Rainwater, K.W. McFadden. Evaluating American alligator home range size and site fidelity patterns in artificial wetlands. International Congress for Conservation Biology; Cartagena, Colombia. July 2017
Lawson, A. J., T. G. Crawford, and C. T. Moore. 2019. Development of an American alligator adaptive harvest management framework: what can be learned from waterfowl management? Oral presentation at Joint Annual Conference of American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, 29 September - 3 October 2019, Reno, NV. September 2019
Lawson, A. J., C. T. Moore, P. G. R. Jodice, and K. W. McFadden. 2016. Optimizing American alligator population survey design to improve management decision-making. The Wildlife Society 23rd Annual Conference, 15-19 October 2016, Raleigh, NC. October 2016
Lawson, A. J., C. T. Moore, B. E. Ross, and P. G. R. Jodice. 2018. Synthesizing multiple data streams to estimate abundance and detection probability in a highly wary, long-lived apex predator: an integrated modeling approach. The Wildlife Society 25th Annual Conference, 7-11 October 2018, Cleveland, OH. October 2018
Lawson AJ, DeMay SM, Rivenbark E, Soileau K, London K, Waddle JH, Yarborough L, Coppola C, and McGowan, CP, 2020, Accounting for Multiple Uncertainties to Evaluate Population Viability of the Alligator Snapping Turtle for the Species Status Assessment. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Virtual. October 2020. October 2020
Howell, P.E., Davis, K.P., G. Zimmerman, H. White, A.J. Lawson, M.J. Eaton, M.A. Boggie, O.J. Robinson, K. Madden, B. Millsap. 2023. Estimating American Kestrel population vital rates at a broad geographic scale. Raptor Research Foundation; Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 17–22, 2023. October 2023
Fair, J.M., A.J. Lawson, T.F. Wright, M.J. Desmond. 2024. Ecological Security and Ecological Disasters: Defining the Fields and Applications for the Future Environmental and Climate Resilience. Symposium on Climate Security; Santa Fe, New Mexico. June 26-27, 2024. June 2024
Davis, K.P., E.R. Bjerre, C.W. Boal, M.A. Boggie, M.J. Eaton, J.H. Herner-Thogmartin, P.E. Howell, K. Madden, B. Millsap, O.J. Robinson, H. White, G. Zimmerman, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Collaborative Research Prioritization to Evaluate Potential Drivers of Population Declines for the American Kestrel in North America. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Louisville, Kentucky. November 5–9, 2023. November 2023
Davis, K.P., E.R. Bjerre, C.W. Boal, M.A. Boggie, M.J. Eaton, J.H. Herner-Thogmartin, P.E. Howell, K. Madden, B. Millsap, O.J. Robinson, H. White, G. Zimmerman, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Collaborative Research Prioritization to Evaluate Potential Drivers of Population Declines for the American Kestrel in North America. Raptor Research Foundation; Albuquerque, New Mexico. October 17–22, 2023. October 2023
Crowl, L.S., K.P. Davis, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Is nest defense behavior in American Kestrels associated with higher nest success? NMSU Biosymposium; Las Cruces, New Mexico. April 20, 2024. Poster presentation. April 2024
Crowl, L.S. K.P. Davis, A.J. Lawson. 2024. Is nest defense behavior in American Kestrels is positively associated with higher nest success? American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. Poster presentation. October 2024
Correll, M.D., A.J. Lawson, M. Hartley, M.L. Stantial, C. Watson, A. Weldon, and J.E. Lyons. 2021. Reducing uncertainties in eastern black rail conservation: identifying species and management needs for a rare and highly cryptic marsh bird. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Virtual. 1-5 November. November 2021
Christensen, E., C.P. McGowan, D. Castellanos, J. Culbertson, C. Eakin, B. Firmin, P.K. London, L. Pearson, E. Rivenbark, A.J. Lawson. 2023. Evaluating Sensitivity of Expert Elicited Parameters Within Decision Support Population Viability Analyses. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference; Louisville, Kentucky. 5-9 November. November 2023
Boland, K.C., P.L. Cutler, G.A. Davidson, A.J. Lawson, D.M. Osterhaus, M.J. Desmond. 2024. Comparing detection methods to quantify mass avian mortality on the White Sands Missile Range. American Ornithological Society Annual Conference; Estes Park, Colorado. October 1–5, 2024. October 2024
Boland, K.C., A.J. Lawson, M.J. Desmond. 2023. Comparing detection methods to quantify mass avian mortality on the White Sands Missile Range. New Mexico Ornithological Society; Carlsbad, New Mexico. 29-30 April. April 2023
Type Citation Publication Date
Data Release Lawson, A.J., and Lyons, J.E., 2022, Elicited qualitative value of information scores for eastern black rail uncertainties on the Atlantic Coast from a 2020 adaptive management workshop: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FUQ7VT. October 2019
Data Release Lawson, A.J., K.D. Dunham, and C.T. Moore. American alligator growth simulation and integrated population model for Georgetown County, South Carolina, USA. Version 1.0.0; U.S. Geological Survey software release. Reston, VA. https://doi.org/10.5066/P92I95YE September 2022
Data Release Lawson, A.J., Jodice, P.G., Rainwater, T.R., Hart, M., Butfiloski, J.W., Wilkinson, P.M., and Moore, C.T., 2022, American alligator demographic and harvest data from Georgetown County, South Carolina, 1979–2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9AEXW1Z.<br> April 2022
Software Release Howell, P.E., Zimmerman, G. S., Millsap, B.A., and A.J. Lawson. 2024. A continental-scale integrated population model for the American kestrel. U.S. Geological Survey software release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P1FDMI2L 2024
Software Release Howell, P.E., Brown, J.L. Heath, J.A., Smallwood, J.A., Steenhof, K., Swem, T., Miller, K.E., McClure, C.J.W., Zimmerman, G. S., Millsap, B.A., and A.J. Lawson. Demographic data and population indices for American kestrels in the United States, 1986-2019. U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi: XXXX 2024
Software Release Christensen, E.M., A.J. Lawson, C.P. McGowan. 2024. Alligator snapping turtle population simulation model developed in support of the Species Status Assessment. Version 1.0.0; U.S. Geological Survey software release. Reston, VA. https://doi.org/10.5066/P1LHWZFU October 2022