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

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 October 2015
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 February 2015
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: June 2016
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 July 2011
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. May 2012
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 January 2008
Presentations Presentation Date
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
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
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. October 2014
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. May 2014
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. September 2013
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. November 2015
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. October 2016