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

Georgia Staff Member


Heather Gaya

Heather Gaya

Research Technician
Email: heather.gaya@uga.edu

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Education

  • BA Whitman College 2016

Biography

I am interested in improving Gopher Tortoise sampling designs

Presentations Presentation Date
Gaya, H., L. Smith, and C. Moore. 2017. Improvements to line transect distance sampling for surveying gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations. 2017 Wildlife Research Meeting, Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division, 8 August 2017, Mansfield, GA. August 2017
Gaya, H., L. L. Smith, and C. T. Moore. 2019. Baby tortoise is hiding, can you find him? Enhancing line-transect distance sampling (LTDS) for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations. 2019 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting, 14-17 February 2019, Black Mountain, NC. February 2019
Gaya, H., L. L. Smith, and C. T. Moore. 2017. Improving line-transect distance sampling (LTDS) for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations. 39th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 13-15 October 2017, Edgefield, SC. October 2017
Gaya, H., L. L. Smith, and C. Moore. 2018. Where are all the baby tortoises? Enhancing line-transect distance sampling (LTDS) for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations. Presentation at 2018 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 22-25 February 2018, Helen, GA. February 2018
Gaya, H., L. L. Smith, and C. Moore. 2017. Improving line-transect distance sampling (LTDS) for gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) populations. Poster; The Wildlife Society 24th Annual Conference, 23-27 September 2017, Albuquerque, NM. September 2017
Gaya, H., B. L. Nuse, and C. T. Moore. 2018. A Bayesian hierarchical model to account for bias in gopher tortoise distance sampling. 40th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 12-14 October 2018, Lake Placid, FL. October 2018
Gaya, H., B. L. Nuse, and C. T. Moore. 2018. An interesting nuisance: a Bayesian hierarchical model for distance sampling when a detection covariate is also a demographic property of interest. The Wildlife Society 25th Annual Conference, 7-11 October 2018, Cleveland, OH. October 2018
Gaya, H., B. L. Nuse, T. J. Prebyl, and C. T. Moore. 2019. Assessing stability of gopher tortoise populations through line-transect distance sampling. Oral presentation at 41st Annual Gopher Tortoise Council Meeting, 15-17 November 2019, Gulf Shores, AL. November 2019
Gaya, H., B. L. Nuse, T. J. Prebyl, and C. T. Moore. 2019. Assessing stability of gopher tortoise populations on working lands through line-transect distance sampling. Oral presentation at Joint Annual Conference of American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, 29 September - 3 October 2019, Reno, NV. September 2019