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

New York Staff Member


Kelly Filer Robinson

Kelly Robinson

Research Technician
Phone: (706) 542 - 4833
Email: kfr26@cornell.edu

Biography

I received my BA in Biology and Spanish from the University of Virginia in 2001 and my MS in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston in 2006. In Charleston, I studied commercially-important marine fishes, including deepwater species and members of the snapper-grouper complex. I completed my PhD in Fisheries Science at the University of Georgia in 2011. At UGA, I studied estuarine fish communities in impounded wetlands in coastal South Carolina. As part of my dissertation research, I used structured decision making (SDM) to assess ways to manage impoundments to minimize their effect on marine-transient fishes. As a postdoc at Cornell, I am using SDM to aid the NYSDEC in making decisions for wildlife and fish population management.

Research Publications Publication Date
Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, M.V. Schiavone, B. Swift, D.R. Diefenbach, W.F. Siemer, and D.J. Decker. 2017. Addressing wild turkey (Meleagris gallapavo) population declines using structured decision making. Journal of Wildlife Management. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21220 February 2017
Robinson, K.F. and C.A. Jennings. 2014. A comparison of resident fish communities in managed and unmanaged coastal wetlands in North Carolina and South Carolina, USA. Southeastern Naturalist 13:(2):237-260. | Abstract May 2014
Robinson, K. F., and A. K. Fuller. 2017. Participatory modeling and structured decision making. Pages 83-101 in Environmental Modeling with Stakeholders: Theory, Methods, and Applications. Springer. | Abstract December 2016
Robinson, K. F., D. R. Diefenbach, A. K. Fuller, J. E. Hurst, and C. S. Rosenberry. 2014. Can managers compensate for coyote predation of white-tailed deer? Journal of Wildlife Management 78:571–579. | Download April 2014
Robinson, K. F. and C. A. Jennings. 2014. Productivity of functional guilds of fishes in managed wetlands in coastal South Carolina. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(1):70-86. | Abstract June 2014
Robinson, K. F. and C. A. Jennings. 2012. Maximizing Age-0 Spot export form a South Carolina estuary: an evaluation of coastal impoundment management via structured decision making. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4(1):156-172. April 2012
Presentations Presentation Date
Robinson, K.F. and A.K. Fuller. A structured decision making approach to white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) buck harvest management in New York state. Department of Natural Resources Symposium, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 17-18 January 2013. January 2013
Robinson, K.F. and A. K. Fuller. 2013. A Structured Decision Making Approach to White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Buck Harvest Management in New York State. 69th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY. 9 April, 2013. April 2013
Technical Publications Publication Date
Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, M. V. Schiavone, and B. Swift. 2015. A structured decision making approach to mitigating wild turkey population decline in New York State. Summary of Findings to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany, NY. 27 pp. October 2015
Robinson, K.F., A.K. Fuller, J.E. Hurst, B. Swift, A. Kirsch, J. Farquhar. 2015. A structured decision making approach to white-tailed deer buck harvest management in New York State. Summary of Findings to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Albany NY. 207 pp. October 2015