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

Florida Technical Assistance Activities


M.S. student Alexis Cardas waits for a Florida Scrub-Jay to enter a trap so she can band it.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
UAS use in natural resources to University of GA, FWC, and Everglades NP
University of GA
Percival January 2014
UAS use in agriculture to Balm and Quincy Research & Education Centers
University of Florida
Percival January 2014
UAS policy formation by University of Florida, General Counsel, VP for Natural Resource & Agriculture, Division of Sponsored Reasearch
University of Florida
Percival January 2014
Technical assistance to IUCN-CSG- Prepared Virtual Drone Workshop website after meeting was cancelled due to pandemic; Hosted 7 online Virtual Drone Workshop World Wide Chats.
IUCN- Crocodile Specialist Group
Carthy September 2019
Served on expert panel tasked with prioritizing conservation and recovery efforts for sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico post-DWH.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Carthy October 2014
Research proposal reviews for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Carthy July 2020
Research proposal reviews for Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation Commission
Carthy March 2015
Research Grade Evaluation Panel Member
US Geological Survey
Powell March 2018
Request for sea turtle dimension specifications from Florida Fish and Wildlife Concervation Commission for use in Nest Relocation Guide for sea turtle workers and volunteers, and from multiple scientists and graduate sutdents for application to their own research.
Florida Fish and WIldlife Conservation Commission
January 2001
Request for information on Loggerhead turtles in the Gulf of Mexico , to inform their efforts to relocate animals from shipping cannals.
Steamship Association of Louisiana
December 2005
Met with state leadership to discuss research needs and capabilities. Presented a webinar introducing the Cooperative Research Unit and the Florida Coop Unit to headquarters and field office leadership and biologists.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Powell, Carthy October 2018
Member of the Core Team for the Suwannee alligator snapping turtle Species Status Assessment, Conducted analyses for Future Conditions assessment, presented at RTM.
USFWS Ecological Services
Lawson, McGowan March 2021
Assist state and federal fisheries agencies with research needs via regular meetings, collaborative projects, graduate student advising, research seminars and workshops, data analysis, and writing (e.g., peer-reviewed manuscripts, reports).
USFWS
Carlson January 2021
Assessing possible impact of a proposed bridge on the St. Joseph Peninsula on the sea grass beds and important juvenile sea turtle habitat.
Apalachicola State Aquatic Preserve
January 2005
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Undergraduate Honors Thesis Committee member, MAE, UF - Isaly, A. 2019. Adaptation of fixed wing guidance for an eVTOL aircraft.<br>Shbaklo, S. 2020. Modeling and simulation of a piezo-actuated composite structure under aerodynamic loading. Carthy August 2018 April 2020
Reitz Union Board of Managers, Student Union,University of Florida - Member of faculty and student Board which sets policy for use, programming, and facilities management of the University of Florida Student Union Building. Carthy September 2015 Present
Member, Safety Committee, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, UF Powell December 2015 Present
Member, Estuarine Ecologist Search Committee, UF Nature Coast Biological Station Powell February 2016 April 2017
Member, Applied Limnology Faculty Search Committee, SFFGS, University of Florida Carlson August 2021 Present
Graduate Program Committee, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation - Oversight of the WEC Graduate Program, planning of curriculum and structure, judgement on fellowships and special admissions. Carthy January 2015 Present
Graduate Faculty Member, Interdisciplinary Ecology Powell September 2017 Present
Faculty Participant, session for brainstorming opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence, FFGS, University of Florida Carlson April 2021 April 2021
Faculty Advisor, Natural Resources Diversity Initiative Percival January 2010 September 2014
FWC/WEC Research Committee/ University of Florida - Enhancing the relationship between the Department and the state wildlife management authority through inegrating research needs and interests and sharing human resources Carthy August 2009 Present
Courtesy Assistant Professor, College of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Florida Carthy January 2000 Present
Courtesy Assistant Professor - Design and direct fisheries research, advise graduate students and postdoctoral scientists, teach graduate courses, advance the research and teaching mission of the University of Florida. Carlson February 2021 Present
Co-leader, Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Seminar, SFFGS, University of Florida Carlson September 2021 Present
Co-chair, ????????, University of Florida Percival February 2003 April 2003
Climate Change Ecology Search Committee, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida - serve on the Search Committee for a new departmental position in Climate Change Ecology Carthy September 2009 September 2010
Chair, Search Committee, Fisheries AUL Powell April 2020 Present
Chair, Graduate Program Committee Kitchens July 2003 July 2010
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Waterbird Planning Group, East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture Powell February 2021 Present
University of Maine, School of Biology and Ecology: Provided review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member Powell October 2019 October 2019
The Gopher Tortoise Council Carthy January 2005 Present
Student Travel Award Committee, 6th Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Meeting Powell April 2017 June 2017
Student Presentation Award Committee, 2019 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Conference Powell October 2019 October 2019
State of Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grants Committee Carthy January 2005 December 2006
Scientific Program Committee, 6th International Sea Duck Conference Powell April 2016 February 2017
Science Team Member: Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species Powell March 2016 Present
Research Grade Evaluation (RGE) Panel Member, USGS Carlson August 2021 September 2021
Panel Member, Climate Change and Cross-Seasonal Research Priorities for Migratory Birds, TWS Conference Powell October 2016 October 2016
Oregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: provided a review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member/Cooperative Research Unit Assistant Leader Powell October 2019 October 2019
Open Oceans Bird Coordination Team, Deepwater Horizon NRDAR Powell January 2017 Present
Mentor, Ecological society of America SEEDS Scholar Carthy April 2013 December 2014
Member, Technical Advisory Panel, Ruaha National Park, Tanzania Carthy September 2017 Present
Member, Southeastern Red Knot Working Group Powell December 2018 Present
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Carthy February 2001 March 2001
Member, Public Panel Carthy November 2001 November 2001
Member, IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group Carthy February 1997 Present
Member, American Oystercatcher Working Group Powell January 2016 Present
Manuscript Review; Prairie Naturalist Powell January 2021 January 2021
Manuscript Review: Polar Biology Powell February 2019 February 2019
Manuscript Review: Ecology and Evolution Powell April 2019 April 2019
Manuscript Review: Waterbirds Journal Powell February 2020 February 2020
Manuscript Review: The Ibis Powell December 2020 December 2020
Manuscript Review: The Condor Powell January 2019 January 2019
Manuscript Review: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Powell October 2019 October 2019
Manuscript Review: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Powell August 2019 August 2019
Manuscript Review: Estuaries and Coasts Journal Powell July 2020 July 2020
Manuscript Review: Endangered Species Research Powell October 2019 October 2019
Manuscript Review: Biological Conservation Powell September 2020 September 2020
Manuscript Review, USGS FSP Powell January 2021 January 2021
Manuscript Review, USGS FSP Powell December 2020 December 2020
IUCN Crocodile Specialist Group Carthy September 2020 Present
Florida Wildlife Federation Board of Directors Carthy January 2013 December 2014
Florida Ornithological Society Cruickshank Research Award committee Powell March 2017 April 2017
FSP Manuscript Review: for a Unit Scientist at another Unit Powell September 2018 September 2018
FSP Manuscript Review: Reviewed manuscript for CRU scientist at another Unit Powell May 2019 May 2019
External Evaluator for promotion to full professor, University of Montana Powell September 2021 September 2021
Co-chair, Caiman Yacare Workshop Percival January 2001 December 2010
Co-author; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement and Mission Statement; Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Carlson February 2021 August 2021
Co-Chair; CRU Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity Committee Powell March 2020 Present
Chair, Organizing Committee, 16th Working Meeting Percival January 2001 January 2013
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge Working Group Carthy January 2005 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
University of Florida TV news release on chinese alligators. Percival July 2001
Sea Turtle Powerpoint Presentation Carthy May 2001
Radio interview (WRUF- Alligator/Human Interactions in FL Percival July 2007
Radio interview (WRUF) about the 16th Annual Crocodile Specialist Group Meeting held in Gainesville, FL, October 7-10, 2002. Percival October 2002
Presentation Research: Boating Channel Audience. Carthy August 2002
Powerpoint Presentation on Alligators in Florida. Percival May 2001
News Release (Center for Natural Resources) about the 16th Annual Crocodile Specialist Group Meeting, October 7-10, 2002, Gainesville, FL. Percival October 2002
National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center Project Accomplishments: Highlights. Percival December 2011
Interviewed by local paper regarding Sea Turtle Research. Carthy June 2001
Interview with WRUFradio, Gainesville, FL Percival July 2001
Interview with WRUFradio, Gainesville, FL Percival January 2002
Habitats of Turtles in St. Joe Bay Studied, appeared in The Star, Port. St. Joe, FL. Carthy July 2001
Article regarding the population decline of the Endangered Snail Kite Kitchens December 2004
6 interviews with various newsprint reporters. Percival January 2002
6 Interviews with news print reporters about alligators in FL Percival September 2007
12 interviews with various newsprint reporters. Percival July 2001
(How to Keep) Living with Sea Turtles. Presentation to Santa Fe Audubon Society. Carthy April 2016