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

Georgia Staff Member


Jacob Andrew Daly

Jacob with a telemetered Mojave Desert Tortoise

PhD
Phone: (502) 235 - 2712
Email: jacob.daly25@uga.edu
Faculty Website

Education

  • BS University of Louisville 2014

Biography

I am a master's student, working to improve a management technique called "head-starting" to augment recruitment in the threatened Mojave Desert Tortoise.. Applied biodiversity restoration and management, including both single-species and ecosystem level approaches. I am specifically interested in relocation, reintroduction, habitat-restoration, habitat corridor creation, head-starting, and ecosystem management.. I am the teaching assistant for Wetland Management for Wildlife, an applied management course taught by Dr. Mike Chamberlain. During my senior year at the University of Louisville, I also served as an undergraduate TA for a quantitative biology lab.

Research Publications Publication Date
McGovern, P. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. A. Daly, and T. D. Tuberville. 2020. The effect of size on post-release survival of head-started Mojave desert tortoises. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 11:494-506. https://doi.org/10.3996/JFWM-20-014 | Download December 2020
McGovern, P. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. A. Daly, and T. D. Tuberville. 2020. Comparing husbandry techniques for optimal head-starting of the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Herpetological Conservation and Biology 15:626-641. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_15/Issue_3/McGovern_etal_2020.pdf | Download December 2020
Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. D. Tuberville. 2019. Survival and movements of head-started Mojave desert tortoises. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1700-1710. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21758 | Download September 2019
Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. D. Tuberville. 2018. Comparing growth and body condition of indoor-reared, outdoor-reared, and free-ranging juvenile Mojave Desert Tortoises. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 13:622-633. http://www.herpconbio.org/Volume_13/Issue_3/Daly_etal_2018.pdf | Download December 2018
Presentations Presentation Date
Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. D. Tuberville. 2017. Survival estimates and mortality risk factors for indoor head-started, outdoor head-started, and directly released juvenile desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) in the eastern Mojave Desert. Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, 24-26 February 2017, Las Vegas, NV. February 2017
Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, M. M. Kerr, and T. D. Tuberville. 2016. Evaluating indoor-rearing as a component of head-starting the Mojave Desert tortoise: methods and preliminary results. 41st Annual Meeting and Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council, 19-21 Feb 2016, Las Vegas, NV. February 2016
Daly, J. A., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, M. M. Kern, and T. D. Tuberville. 2016. Comparing neonate survivorship and growth of Mojave desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) under 3 head-start treatments. The Wildlife Society 23rd Annual Conference, 15-19 October 2016, Raleigh, NC. October 2016