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

Alabama Technical Assistance Activities

Student setting a trap for bobwhite quail on Conecuh National Forest, AL.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Updated Bayesian decision tool for listing status and PVA of Spectacled and Steller's Eiders
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Dunham, Mercado-Silva December 2013
USDA/NRCS Alabama Farm Bill Committee
Grand July 2004
Training on ageing invasive carp species
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Brewer, Birdsall March 2022
Taught an online scientific writing course for NCTC.
Brewer April 2021
Review report
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Provided Crayfish Invasiveness Risk Assessment Model (CRAM) Case Input Files and on invasive crayfish including the probabilities based on evidence presented related to life history and ecology. Discussions with other scientists on the merits of the probabilities and evidence.
US Geological Survey
Brewer July 2020
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management of White-tailed Deer in Alabama
Alabama DCNR
Grand, McGowan, Silvano, Price, Keever September 2012
Prototyped a tool for adaptive harvest management for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Barber, Mercado-Silva January 2014
Presentation of forest management decision tool for Wildlife Management Areas in Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand July 2014
Met with Mr. Jack West to discuss hydropower concerns
Alabama Rivers Alliance
Brewer August 2020
Indigo Snake reintroduction planning and monitoring in Alabama
US Fish and Wildlife Service
McGowan, Erickson, Folt March 2016
Identification of unknown crayfishes from hatchery pond
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Helped draft an article on the importance of headwater streams
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer November 2020
Design and analysis of Camera Survey for Eastern Wild Turkeys in Geneva County Alabama.
Alabama DCNR
Grand, Silvano June 2014
Conducted a workshop and prototyped a tool to guide decisions regarding funding and management of projects for Alabama State Wildlife Action Plan.
Alabama DCNR
Silvano August 2014
Chair, Adaptive management sub-committee for horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay.
Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission
McGowan January 2014
Assist with techniques for ageing juvenile and adult Bighead and Silver Carp
Brewer, Birdsall , Ramsey September 2021
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Commision Deer Management Committee
Grand September 2004
Alabama Wild Turkey Production Survey -- led survey design;conducting surveys in piedmont ecoregion. Ongoing assistance.
Grand June 2005
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
School of Forestry and Wildlife Vehicle Committee McGowan October 2014 May 2016
Partner Participant, Wildlife Program Review, Department of Forestry and Wildlife, Auburn University (2020) - Participate in a review of the Wildlife Program at Auburn Brewer October 2020 October 2020
Panel participant - Served on a panel to explain Unit activities and collaborations to the SFWS Advisory Council. Brewer October 2021 October 2021
Member, Research Committee/School of Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand September 2004 Present
Member, Graduate Program Policies Committee/School Forestry Wildlife Sciences Grand September 2005 Present
Member, Faculty Search Committee/Chair Wildlife Position Grand September 2006 October 2006
Member Search Committee for Dean of Forestry and Wildife Sciences, Auburn University - Review and rank applicants, solicit recommendations from interested stakeholders, make recommendation to the Provost Grand March 2010 October 2010
Member - Search and Screen Committee, Disease Ecologist, College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Environment Brewer March 2022 Present
Disease Ecology Search Committee McGowan March 2014 April 2015
Chair, Ireland Distinguished Professorship Selection Committee - Reviewed applications, solicited letters of recommendation, chaired committee meetings, reported to Dean. Grand August 2008 Present
Chair, Harry Murphy Research Excellence Award - Solicited & reviewed applications, chaired committee meetings, drafted recommendation to the Dean Grand January 2015 March 2015
Chair - Chair the search and screen committee to hire the Wildlife Assistant Unit Leader. Brewer September 2020 May 2022
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
reviewer, Water Resources Research Brewer July 2020 July 2020
Wildlife Program Review, Auburn University Brewer October 2020 Present
The Wildlife Society Grand January 2000 Present
Reviewer, Endangered Species Research Brewer September 2020 October 2020
Member, Spectacled Eider Recovery Team (developed and presented population models to examine the potential effects of predator removal on spectacled eider populations on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska in Seward, Alaska) Grand November 2004 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Superfund Committee of the Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation - Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. Cedar Bluff, AL June 2007 Grand June 2007
Summary of quail research activities presented at the quarterly meeting of the mid-Alabama chapter of Quail Unlimited Grand February 2004
Summary of objectives for the research project "Renesting, nest depredation, and gosling survival of Dusky Canada Geese on the Copper River Delta, Alaska." Dusky Canada Goose Studies Annual Coordination Meeting. 17 October 2002. Anchorage, Alaska USA. Grand October 2002
Status of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Southeastern Regional Gap Projects Meeting 25 February 2003, Athens, Georgia USA (Silvano) Grand February 2003
Status of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Southeastern Regional Gap Projects Meeting 15 July 2003, Athens, Georgia USA (Silvano) Grand July 2003
Progress Report on Conecuh Quail Project. Quarterly meeting mid-Alabama Chapter Quail Unlimited. 6 March 2003. Birmingham, Alabama USA Grand March 2003
Presentation of ALCFWRU research related to the information needs of the East Gulf Joint Venture at meeting of the Steering Committee. Grand August 2004
Overview of the Alabama Gap Analysis Project . Meeting of the Alabama nongame wildlife conference organizing committee. Grand September 2003
Gap Analysis for Alabama. Annual Meeting of the Forester's Boards of Registration 21 August 2003. Auburn, Alabama USA. Grand August 2003
Alabama Gap Analysis Project. Coordination meeting with The Nature Conservancy. 25 July 2003. Birmingham, Alabama. (Silvano and Kleiner) Grand July 2003
Alabama Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation Board - Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. Aliceville, AL August 2007. Grand August 2007