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

Arkansas Technical Assistance Activities


The Buffalo River in Arkansas is home to diverse array of stream fish

As part of our mission, each of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists routinely provides technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, workshops, or consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Arkansas Unit scientists serve on various working groups, committees, and offer courses for wildlife and fisheries professionals. The Arkansas Unit offers assistance to natural resource managers on designing experiments and analyzing subsequent results.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Species Status Assessment Team for USFWS regarding four petitioned crayfish species.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Magoulick January 2017
Reviewer for journals, proposals, external reviewer for promotion and tenure, and external reviewer for international PhD dissertation
Various
Magoulick October 2009
Provided professional advice to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to develop and prioritize conservation strategies.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Magoulick July 2010
Provided literature review as requested by AGFC.
Flinders, Magoulick October 2006
Provided information and advice to Hobbs State Park personnel regarding impacts of parking lot construction on stream fish and invertebrates.
Magoulick June 2003
Provided growth, population estimates and bioenergetics modeling results.
Flinders, Magoulick September 2008
Provided growth and population estimates to AGFC.
Flinders, Magoulick August 2007
Provided data and support to AGFC.
Flinders, Magoulick May 2007
Provided data and support to AGFC.
Flinders, Magoulick March 2007
Provided data and population estimates to AGFC.
Flinders, Magoulick June 2007
Provided consultation on experimental design and data analysis to individuals at mulltiple universities, state and federal agencies, and NGO's
National Park Service
Magoulick October 2009
Provided consultation on experimental design and data analysis to individuals at mulltiple universities, state and federal agencies, and NGO's
National Park Service
Magoulick July 2015
Provided consultation on experimental design and data analysis to individuals at mulltiple universities, state and federal agencies, and NGO's
National Council for Air and Stream Improvement
Magoulick June 2015
Provided consultation on experimental design and data analysis to individuals at mulltiple universities, state and federal agencies, and NGO's
Missouri Department of Conservation
Magoulick May 2015
Provided advice and help with statistics to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.
Cushing, Magoulick January 2007
Provided advice and help with multivariate statistics to Missouri Department of Conservation and Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection.
Magoulick September 2003
Provided a literature review and summary for two topics as requested by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Cushing, Flinders, Magoulick September 2004
Provided a literature review and summary for topics as requested by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Magoulick May 2006
Occupancy model of Northern Bobwhite Quail being Constructed
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Ellery, Christie, John, Massey May 2020
In collaboration with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Caleb provided input on habitat suitability and abundance mapping for wild turkey.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Roberts, Degregorio March 2021
In collaboration with Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Caleb analyzed data, discussed results, and provided feedback on avian monitoring data collected at various Wildlife Management Areas.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Roberts March 2021
I worked with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop habitat management guidelines for wintering American Woodcock on Southeastern Bottomland National Wildlife Refuges.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Region IV Migratory Birds
Krementz March 2012
I worked with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service to establish guidelines for establishing and maintaining secretive marshbird habitat through the Wetlands Reserve Program.
U.S.D.A. Natural Resources Conservation Service
Krementz March 2012
I provided figures and feedback on a science report covering my in-review manuscript (Large-scale fire management restores grassland bird richness on private lands). This report will be sent to private landowner collaborators and state agencies.<br><br>
Loess Canyons Rangeland Alliance
Roberts August 2021
I assisted the AGFC waterfowl biologist design and analyze some waterfowl data.
Krementz July 2003
I am on the review panel for the 2011-present Webless Migratory Game Bird Proposals for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Krementz December 2011
I am advising the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission wildlife division Region VII on how to better manage some of their wildlife management areas for American woodcock.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Krementz September 2013
I am a member of the West Gulf Coastal Plain Bottomland Hardwood Bird Working Group where I assist in conservation planning.
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Krementz February 2014
I am a member of the USFWS Webless Migratory Game Bird proposal selection committee.
Division of Migratory Bird Management
Krementz November 2012
I am a member of the Arkansas Waterfowl team. We meet quarterly and discuss waterfowl action items and proposed research projects.
Krementz June 2004
I am a member of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan revision team.
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
Krementz February 2015
Helped Ozark National Forest personnel with design of forestry impact studies on lotic ecosystems.
Magoulick July 2003
External Reviewer for Dissertation, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Griffith University
Magoulick June 2019
Explained how the ARCFWRU could benefit the USFWS Ozark Ecosystem Team.
Magoulick December 2003
Conducted power analysis of point count survey data to inform bobwhite quail survey protocol across state.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Degregorio July 2019
Conducted analysis of bobwhite quail call frequency to provide feedback to AGFC regarding duration of surveys.
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Degregorio July 2019
As a member of the Woodcock Task Force, I have helped develop guidelines for management and research of American woodcock to be considered by state, federal and NGO organizations.
Krementz September 2002
As a member of the Science Support Team for the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley Joint Venture, I assist in making science recommendations regarding monitoring and research to the JV.
Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture
Krementz July 2013
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Vertebrate Biologist Search Committee Krementz January 2010 April 2010
Unit Leader search committee Magoulick October 2017 December 2018
Member, University Computer Committee Magoulick November 2000 August 2004
Member, Graduate Studies Committee Magoulick August 2005 May 2008
Member, Global Change Ecologist Search Committee Magoulick October 2003 December 2003
Member, Ecologist serach committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas. Magoulick October 2011 May 2012
Member, Ecologist Search Committee Magoulick May 2004 May 2005
Member, Ecologist Search Committee Magoulick August 2006 May 2007
Member of Graduate Studies Committee - I am a member of the Graduate Studies Committee which is responsible for reviewing and admitting graduate students to our Department. Krementz August 2012 September 2016
Member Facilities Committee, Dept Biological Sciences, Univ Arkansas - Assist in making decisions about how space is allocated in the Department facilities Krementz September 2008 August 2015
Landscape Ecologist Search Committee - Our 5-member committee was charged with advertising for and coordinating the job candidate interviews for a landscape ecologist. Krementz November 2013 May 2014
Invertebrate Ecologist search committee Magoulick September 2015 May 2016
Honors and Awards Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas - ​​​​Nominate and consider faculty for awards.<br><br> Roberts February 2021 Present
Greenhouse Committee Magoulick August 2016 Present
Graduate Student Committee - We focus on ranking incoming students and deciding on policies for current and future graduate students in the Biology department. Degregorio October 2019 Present
Facilities Working Group - We ensure that facilities in Biology department are up to speed and decide on how the resources will be allocated amonst faculty and students. Degregorio October 2019 Present
Chair, Graduate Studies Committee Magoulick May 2008 August 2009
Biological Sciences Curriculum Committee - This committee reviews the Biology curriculum, especially focusing on new class developments. Krementz September 2016 Present
Aquatic Ecologist search committee Magoulick September 2014 May 2015
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
member, West Gulf Coastal Plain JV landbird technical group Krementz August 2009 Present
Research Grade Evaluation Panel Krementz September 2012 October 2012
Research Grade Evaluation Panel Krementz August 2010 September 2010
RGE panel Magoulick January 2018 May 2018
Organizer of special session on “Environmental flows: What, why and how?” at 2014 Arkansas Water Resources Conference. Magoulick March 2014 July 2014
Nature Conservancy Science Advisory Board Magoulick February 2010 Present
Nature Conservancy In-stream Flows team Magoulick July 2009 Present
National Resources Conservation Service Marshbird Wooking Group Krementz May 2011 Present
Member, Woodcock Wingbee Krementz March 2002 March 2002
Member, Waterfowl Working Group, UGCP JV migratory bird science team Krementz June 2001 January 2000
Member, Upper White River Basin Foundation Technical Advisory Group Magoulick January 2008 June 2008
Member, U.S. Forest Service Advisory Group related to USFS planning Magoulick February 2003 June 2004
Member, The Nature Conservancy Science Advisory Board Magoulick February 2007 December 2008
Member, Southeastern Imperilled Fishes Recovery Committee Magoulick January 2001 August 2002
Member, Southeastern Imperiled Fishes Task Force of the Southeastern Fishes Council Magoulick February 2001 May 2004
Member, Shorebird working group, LMAV JV migratory bird science team Krementz January 2001 January 2000
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Magoulick September 2005 September 2005
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Krementz September 2003 September 2003
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Krementz June 2001 June 2001
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Magoulick August 2002 August 2002
Member, Rail and Snipe Research Advisory Group Krementz November 2008 November 2008
Member, Ozark and Ouachita National Forest Species Viability Evaluation Team Magoulick May 2003 December 2004
Member, Ozark and Ouachita National Forest Planning Committee Magoulick February 2003 November 2004
Member, Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority Magoulick August 2006 June 2010
Member, Monitoring and Inventory Working Group, LMAV JV migratory bird science team Krementz December 2001 January 2000
Member, Mississippi River Basin Panel: Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Magoulick October 2007 Present
Member, LMAV JV migratory bird science team Krementz June 2001 January 2000
Member, Ivory-billed Woodpecker Recovery Team, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Krementz July 2005 April 2010
Member, IAFWA American woodcock task force Krementz December 2001 January 2000
Member, Arkansas State Wildlife Action Group Krementz September 2008 Present
Member, Arkansas Invasive Species Task Force Magoulick January 2008 Present
Member, Arkansas Invasive Species Task Force Magoulick August 2007 Present
Member, Amercian Woodcock Harvest Strategy Working Group Krementz February 2008 February 2011
Member American Woodcock Research Advisory group Krementz August 2009 December 2009
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Australia Freshwater Fish Conservation Work Group Magoulick November 2009 June 2012
Inter-agency Climate Change Working Group Magoulick July 2010 July 2015
Fish Taxa Team member - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Magoulick March 2010 Present
Eastern Spotted Skunk Working Group Degregorio August 2021 Present
Don Rusch Memorial Award Committee, The Wildlife Society Krementz July 2013 September 2014
Crayfish Taxa Team member - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Magoulick March 2010 Present
Co-organizer (with Drs. Amanda Rosenberg and Nick Bond) of special session on “Finding Simplicity in Complexity: Matching Models to Data” at 2013 American Fisheries Society conference. Magoulick October 2012 August 2013
Chairman, Webless Committee, Mississippi Flyway Technical Section Krementz February 2006 August 2016
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission waterfowl working group Krementz May 2016 Present
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Quail Committee Krementz February 2016 Present
Aquatic Habitat team member, Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Magoulick September 2010 Present
Adapation Science Management Team for Gulf Coastal Plain Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative Magoulick June 2012 Present
11th American Woodcock Symposium Krementz April 2016 June 2018
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Wildlife Society did an online article about our recent publication. Features my graduate student, Sasha Tetzlaff. Degregorio October 2019
Short article in local news outlet about one of my projects on Fort Stewart, GA. Features my technician Nick Schiltz and co-PI J.D. Willson Degregorio November 2019
Researchers Study Impact of Climate Change on Buffalo River Fish, Research Frontiers, University of Arkansas. Picked up by numerous other outlets. Magoulick December 2018
Researchers Study Impact of Climate Change on Buffalo River Fish, KFSM interview. Magoulick December 2018
Protecting a Threatened Crayfish, article in Research Frontiers, University of Arkansas. Picked up by several other outlets. Magoulick August 2015
Magoulick, D.D. and J.M. Flinders. 2010. Bioenergetic evaluation of food supply and consumption demand by brown and rainbow trout in catch-and-release areas of Arkansas tailwaters. Trout Unlimited, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Magoulick April 2010
Made a guest appearance at Pack Rat's "Wild and Scenic Film Festival" speaking about local conservation actions people can take to improve wildlife habitat locally Degregorio December 2020
Invited talk titled "Trout and their prey base" to Trout Unlimited. Magoulick December 2003
Invited talk titled "Trout and their prey base" to Tightlines Flyfishers. Magoulick January 2004
Invited talk titled "Trout and their prey base" to Ft. Smith Fly Fishers Magoulick November 2006
Interviewed by EcoCast Podcast about how Mark-Recapture is used to study wildlife Degregorio January 2020
Interview featured on University of Arkansas website. Features the turtle harvest project currently being conducted with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Degregorio, Massey July 2019
I was interviewed about marsh bird harvest opportunities in Arkansas by the staff of Arkansas Wildlife. An article on this topic appeared in October 2011. Krementz October 2011
Fisheries Biologist Awarded Grant to Study Crayfish, Arkansas Catalyst. Picked up by several other outlets. Magoulick November 2014
Examining assumptions of stable isotope analysis and assimilation efficiency in rainbow trout: Are you what you eat? Trout Unlimited, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Magoulick May 2011
Effect of catch and release areas on rainbow and brown trout movement, survival and bioenergetics in Arkansas tailwater rivers. Trout Unlimited, Mountain Home, Arkansas. Magoulick October 2011
Collaborative research on relationship between land use and geomorphology, hydrology and fish assemblage structure in U.S.D.O.I. People, Land &amp; Water. 2001 Magoulick October 2001
Article featuring turtle harvest study published in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Degregorio July 2019
Article about turtle harvest study featured in US News and World Report Degregorio July 2019
An interview aired on NPR affiliates regarding nest predation of birds and how snakes find nests and why birds incorporate snake skins in nests. On a show called <br>"away to garden" Degregorio April 2020
A website was developed to track satellite-marked American Woodcock. The website was placed on the Ruffed Grouse/American Woodcock website. Krementz, Moore, Andersen, Cooper August 2013
"Rails of Missouri" Missouri Audubon Society Krementz April 2010
"King Rail Breeding Ecology" Invited presentation at Red Slough Birding Convention Krementz May 2012