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

Georgia Staff Member

Mrs. Tara Gancos Crawford



  • Ph D University of Georgia 2018
  • MS Arizona State University 2013
  • MA Brown University 2010
  • BS University of Georgia 2006
Research Publications Publication Date
Leslie , H., L. Sievanen , T. Gancos Crawford , R. Gruby , H. C. Villanueva-Aznar , L. M. Campbell. 2015. Learning from ecosystem-based management in practice. Coastal Management 43:471-497. | Abstract | Publisher Website 2015-10-31
Layman, C. A., S. D. Newsome, and T. Gancos Crawford. 2015. Individual level niche specialization within populations: emerging areas of study. Special topic: Individual-level niche specialization. Oecologia 178: 1-4, | Download | Publisher Website 2015-02-28
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: 2016-06-30
Gerber, L., J. Estes, T. Gancos Crawford, L. Peavey, and A. Read. 2011. Managing for extinction? Conflicting conservation objectives in a large marine reserve. Conservation Letters 4:417-422. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2011-07-31
Gerber, L. R., T. N. Gancos and B. Halpern. 2012. Marine reserves and ecosystem-based management: nested approaches for marine conservation. in A. Hastings and L. Gross, editors. Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology. University of California Press. 2012-05-31
Bradford, M. A., T. Gancos and C. Frost. 2008. Slow-cycle effects of foliar herbivory alter the nitrogen acquisition and population size of Collembola. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40:1253–1258. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2008-01-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Moore, C. T. 2015. ‘Sustainability’ in the eyes of a decision analyst: three case studies in conservation. 2015 Sustainability Science Symposium at UGA, 23 January 2015, Athens, GA 2015-01-23
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. 2019-09-29
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. 2016-08-08
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]. 2014-01-22
Crawford, T. G., and C. T. Moore. 2014. Toward an integrated population model for support of American alligator harvest decision making. 68th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 19-22 October 2014, Destin, FL. 2014-10-22
Crawford, T. G., and C. T. Moore. 2014. Statewide adaptive management of public alligator harvests using structured decision making and integrated population modeling. 23rd Working Meeting of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group, 26-30 May 2014, Lake Charles, LA. 2014-05-26
Crawford, T. G., and C. T. Moore. 2013. Population modeling and development of decision support tools for public alligator harvest. Georgia Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 5-6 September 2013, Athens, GA. 2013-09-06
Crawford, T. G., C. T. Moore, G. Balkcom, A. M. Brunell, T. Brunjes, J. Butfiloski, C. Carter, H. Dutton, N. Heynen, C. Nix, R. Tharp, G. Waters, and A. Woodward. 2015. Agency approaches to management of public alligator harvest programs in the species' eastern range. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, 1-4 November 2015, Asheville, NC. 2015-11-03
Crawford, T. G., B. Crawford, C. T. Moore, and N. Heynen. 2016. Structured decision making as a process catalyst for integrative thinking and collaboration. The Wildlife Society 23rd Annual Conference, 15-19 October 2016, Raleigh, NC. 2016-10-19