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

Georgia Staff Member


Pearson Alexander McGovern

Master's

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
Presentations Presentation Date
McGovern, P., K. Buhlmann, B. Todd, C. T. Moore, J. M. Peaden, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, and T. Tuberville. 2019. Post-release movement and survival until dormancy of hybrid head-started Mojave desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii). Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, 21-23 February 2019, Tucson, AZ. February 2019
McGovern, P., K. Buhlmann, B. Todd, C. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. Tuberville. 2019. Post-release movement and survival of differentially head-started Mojave desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii): Preliminary results. Oral presentation at Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles, 4-8 August 2019, Tucson, AZ. August 2019
McGovern, P., K. Buhlmann, B. Todd, C. Moore, J. M. Peaden, and T. Tuberville. 2019. Post-release movement and survival of differentially head-started Mojave desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii): Preliminary results. Oral presentation at Annual Meeting of the Southwest Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 27-29 July 2019, Rodeo, NM. July 2019
McGovern, P., J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, C. Moore, B. Todd, T. Tuberville, and K. Buhlmann. 2018. [Poster] Changing the survival formula through head-starting the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). Presentation at 2018 Annual Southeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, 22-25 February 2018, Helen, GA. February 2018
Candal, C. M., K. A. Buhlmann, B. D. Todd, K. J. Navara, C. T. Moore, P. A. McGovern, N. I. Stacy, and T. D. Tuberville. 2021. The role of physiological stress in head-starting success for Mojave Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii). Presentation at Desert Tortoise Council Symposium, 9-25 February 2021 (virtual). February 2021