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

Georgia Technical Assistance Activities


Longleaf pine stand near Tall Timbers Research Station. Credit: Adam Terando; USGS Image Library

The Unit provides technical assistance to its Cooperators and other natural resource agencies, as requested. Assistance includes but is not limited to workshops, technical consultations on project design and implementation, field assistance with sampling, and expert opinion on pressing natural resource issues.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
served as grant reviewer (3)
USGS
Irwin 2019-07-17
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel 28 September 2007
Conroy 2007-09-27
Served on expert panel - Ecosystem Modeling, at the Second USGS Modeling Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama.
Peterson 2008-02-14
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2020)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2020-09-23
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2020)
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Irwin 2020-10-02
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Irwin 2019-03-20
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Irwin 2019-12-02
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Irwin 2019-09-08
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Fisheries
Irwin 2019-03-22
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Fisheries
Irwin 2019-01-22
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Ecological Modelling
Irwin 2019-09-09
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Ecological Modelling
Irwin 2019-03-29
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Fisheries
Irwin 2018-08-05
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Conservation Biology
Irwin 2018-04-18
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Irwin 2018-05-15
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2017)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin 2017-10-09
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2017)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin 2017-06-28
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2016-08-17
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2016-06-23
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin 2016-09-28
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
Ecosphere
Irwin 2016-08-22
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
Oecologia
Irwin, Vidal 2015-07-01
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2015-05-01
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Irwin, Vidal 2015-05-01
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2014-09-20
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal
Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Irwin 2014-07-07
Served as reviewer for journal
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Irwin 2012-12-31
Served as reviewer for journal
PLOS One
Irwin 2013-07-31
Served as reviewer for journal
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin 2012-05-31
Served as reviewer for journal
Environmental Conservation
Irwin 2012-11-30
Served as reviewer for grant proposal (2016)
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Irwin 2016-07-27
Served as reviewer - Book chapter, Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Population, University of California Press (2015)
University of Missouri, Univ. Cal. Press
Irwin 2015-04-01
Served as proposal reviewer for funding agency
Oregon Sea Grant
Irwin 2014-03-28
Served as proposal reviewer for funding agency
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Irwin 2013-07-31
Serve on the External Advisory Board of Virgin islands EPSCoR - for Mare Nostrum Caribbean. Evaluated progress in hiring faculty, infrastructure improvements, and progress on research projects
University of the Virgin Islands
Jennings 2019-09-18
Serve on the External Advisory Board of Virgin islands EPSCoR - for Mare Nostrum Caribbean. Evaluated progress in hiring faculty, infrastructure improvements, and progress on research projects
University of the Virgin Islands
Jennings 2015-10-21
Review panel for USGS climate change proposals.
Peterson 2008-03-06
Providing assistance to project: Understanding changing patterns of size-specific marking of lake trout by sea lamprey
Michigan State University
Irwin 2012-08-31
Providing assistance to project: Investigating the Performance of Pheromone-baited Trapping Techniques using a Management Strategy Evaluation Model
Michigan State University
Irwin 2012-06-30
Providing assistance to project: Evaluating Integrated Pest Management in the St. Marys River
Michigan State University
Irwin 2012-12-31
Providing assistance to project: Assistance with development of cormorant adaptive management plan for Michigan
Michigan State University
Irwin 2013-06-30
Provided peer-review assistance for NE CSC SWAP Climate Synthesis
NE Climate Science Center
Irwin 2015-05-01
Provided friendly review of: Mollenhauer et al. Fall and early winter movement and habitat use of wild brook trout
USGS, PA CRU
Irwin 2012-09-05
Provided FSP review of Tsehaye et al. Assessing the balance between predatory consumption and prey dynamics in the Lake Michigan pelagic fish community.
U. S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Science Center
Irwin 2013-05-24
Provided FSP review of Miranda and Killgore. Longitudinal distribution of uncommon fishes in a species-rich basin
MS CRU
Irwin 2019-04-15
Provided FSP review for: Moore et al. Spatial Education: Exploiting Space-structured Decision Making to Improve Conservation Delivery
USGS, GA CRU
Irwin 2012-05-15
Provided FSP review for Wagner et al. Spatial and temporal brook trout density dynamics: implications for conservation, management, and monitoring.
PA CRU
Irwin 2013-04-24
Provided FSP review for DePasquale et al. Learning rate and temperament in a high predation risk environment.
PA CRU
Irwin 2014-05-23
Presentation on gopher tortoise reserve design project to Steering Committee of the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability, Atlanta GA
SERPPAS
Moore 2015-03-04
Presentation on gopher tortoise research to USFWS, Southeast Climate Science Center, and state agency partners, Athens GA
State agencies (FL, GA)
Moore, Nuse 2016-02-12
Presentation (web) on considerations of applying adaptive management to selection of restoration projects under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Athens GA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Moore 2016-10-13
Participation in SECSC Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, presenting funded work and participating in discussion (web conference)
DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
Nuse, Crawford, Moore 2017-05-03
Organization and hosting of an informational meeting on USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Moore 2014-08-21
Met with USFWS ES Office (Cookville TN) to discuss monitoring and potential responses of fishes to mining activities
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Irwin, Jansch 2013-07-30
Met with Patrick O'Rouke to discuss GA DNR striped-bass gillnet data
GA DNR
Irwin 2013-08-14
Member of Scientific Review Team for independent review of scientific lliterature used to support Florida Panther recovery.
Conroy 2004-01-01
Member of External Advisory Committee for the First Upper Klamath Basin Science Workshop.
Jennings 2004-02-01
Member USFWS Bull Trout Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Group
Peterson 2004-04-01
Invited presenter; SECSC Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, presenting funded work
DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
Nuse, Crawford, Moore 2018-03-14
Invited expert; Provision of data, summary of relevant research, and advisement on modeling approaches for gopher tortoise population viability<br>
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gopher Tortoise SSA Core Team
Moore, Nuse, Crawford, Prebyl, Gaya, McKee 2019-02-26
Invited expert, Technical Team for In-Water Monitoring of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA / National Marine Fisheries Service
Moore, Kendall 2016-11-15
Invited expert, Definition of range-wide conservation targets for gopher tortoise; Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center, Newton, GA
Gopher Tortoise Council
Moore, Nuse, Crawford 2017-11-14
Invited expert, Definition of population benchmarks for gopher tortoise conservation and recovery efforts (round 2); Andalusia, AL
Gopher Tortoise Council
Moore, Nuse 2014-03-04
Invited expert, Definition of population benchmarks for gopher tortoise conservation and recovery efforts (round 1); Mansfield, GA
Gopher Tortoise Council
Moore 2013-03-13
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - SC partners
South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford 2013-09-05
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - GA partners
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford 2013-09-30
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - FL partners
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Moore, Crawford 2013-10-31
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - AL partners
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford 2013-11-19
Florida Panther Technical Advisory Council . Appointed 9/22/06 to 8/1/09. [Governor-appointed technical advisory group]
Conroy 2007-01-01
Evaluate progress of implementation of Univ. of Virgin Islands' EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation.
Jennings 2004-10-01
Coordinated workshop to coordinate SDM projects at NE coastal FWS refuges; Chincoteague Island, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Moore 2013-02-11
Consultation: Designing gopher tortoise conservation planning units in Georgia
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Nuse, Moore, Crawford 2017-03-20
Consultation to GA DNR: Vegetation monitoring design considerations (Lisa Kruse)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Irwin 2014-08-04
Consultation to GA DNR: Potential bird monitoring and research activities (Todd Schneider)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Nuse 2016-09-29
Consultation to GA DNR: Monitoting Team for the State Wildlife Action Plan Revision
Georgia DNR
Irwin, Moore 2014-04-17
Consultation to GA DNR: Monitoring and adaptive management design considerations (Lisa Kruse & Jacob Thompson)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Irwin 2015-06-26
Consultation to Alabama DCNR: Considerations for assessing Alabama statewide gopher tortoise population status (Amy Silvano and Ericha Shelton-Nix), Box Springs, GA
Alabama DCNR
Moore, Nuse, Crawford, Prebyl 2017-10-11
Consultation on effort to apply decision theory for the control of crown-of-thorns starfish in Great Barrier Reef
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Moore, Irwin 2013-09-16
Analysis of photocapture data from feeder stations
Georgia Dept of Natural Resources
Moore 2012-05-10
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Summer Internship Supervisor (4 students) - I supervised, and partially funded, 4 undergraduate internships for the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resource. Internships had 8 week durations and were conducted remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Irwin 2020-06-01 2020-07-31
Representative, MATLAB licensing meeting, University of Georgia - Meeting with University VPs to explore purchase of a university-wide site license for MATLAB software Moore 2014-07-01 2014-07-31
Member, Warnell School Research Review & Management - This Committee evaluates the dossiers of various faculty in the school who are put forward for University research-related awards. Jennings 2007-01-01 2020-08-31
Member, Warnell Fisheries Faculty Search Committee Irwin 2018-09-01 2019-02-28
Member, Warnell Data Literacy Faculty Search Committee Irwin 2018-12-01 2019-04-30
Member, WSFNR Administrative Committee - Committee of faculty, staff, and administrators who govern the administrative functions of the School. Jennings 2015-07-01 2015-12-31
Member, Staff Awards Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia Moore 2014-09-01 2015-10-31
Member, Seminar Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Plan a program of school seminars; recruit speakers Moore 2017-08-01 Present
Member, Seminar Committee Conroy 2007-09-01 2010-12-31
Member, Research Coordination and Review - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Research Coordination and Review Committee Irwin 2020-07-01 Present
Member, Research Coordination and Review - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Research Coordination and Review Committee Irwin 2017-01-01 2017-12-31
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Peterson 2006-05-01 2011-02-28
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Affairs Committee Irwin 2018-01-01 2020-07-31
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Affairs Committee Irwin 2014-09-01 2016-12-31
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Wildlife Outreach, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Search for candidate to fill Wildlife Outreach faculty vacancy Moore 2015-05-01 2015-11-30
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Forest Biometrics, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Search for candidate to fill Forest Biometrics faculty vacancy Moore 2013-02-01 2014-06-30
Member, Computers and Information Systems Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Assess needs for digital services and technologies and make recommendations for action as required Moore 2014-08-01 Present
Member, Computer and technology committee Conroy 2001-09-01 2007-09-30
Committee member, Warnell School Diversity Committee - This committee strives to ensure an inclusive workplace and hosts meetings aimed an improving diversity in the School Jennings 2016-07-01 2020-08-31
Chair, Warnell Aquatic Ecosystem Health Faculty Search Committee Irwin 2019-10-01 2020-03-31
Affiliate Faculty, Computational Ecology and Epidemiology Study Group - Computational Ecology and Epidemiology Study Group Irwin 2014-03-01 2016-12-31
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Integrative Conservation Research - Center for Integrative Conservation Research Irwin 2013-03-01 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Symposium Organizer - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Jennings 2019-10-31 2019-10-31
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee Irwin 2015-06-01 2016-06-30
Session Chairman & Moderator - International Symposium (Fish Sampling with Active Methods; Large Rivers and Estuaries Session) Czech Republic Jennings 2010-09-30 2010-09-30
Session Chair, GA Chapter - American Fishery Society Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA Jennings 2013-01-01 2013-01-31
Session Chair - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Jennings 2019-10-31 2019-10-31
Session Chair - GA/AL Chapter - American Fisheries Society Joint Annaul Meeting Jennings 2016-02-01 2016-02-28
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore 2018-02-28 2018-02-28
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore 2017-02-28 2017-02-28
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore 2015-02-28 2015-02-28
Organized Adaptive Management Symposium at S. Division of American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting Peterson 2009-01-01 2009-01-31
Motivational Speaker - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildife Agencies (Professional/Student Luncheon)) Jennings 2019-10-31 2019-10-31
Motivational Speaker - Morehouse College (Biology Department/Men's Health Course) Jennings 2019-11-30 2019-11-30
Member, Technical Team for In-Water Monitoring of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service Moore 2016-11-30 2016-11-30
Member, Technical Team for Evaluating Programmatic Adaptive Management in Gulf of Mexico Restoration, U.S. Geological Survey Moore 2016-03-01 Present
Member, Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Jennings 1995-07-01 Present
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Moore 2015-11-30 2015-11-30
Member, Peer Review Panel for bull trout temperature requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Peterson 2002-07-01 2003-10-31
Member, Graduate Program in Marine and Environmental Science, University of the Virgin Islands Jennings 2007-06-01 2015-04-30
Member, External Advisory Group to Upper Klamath Basin Science Working Group Jennings 2004-02-01 2005-02-28
Member, External Advisory Board, GA SeaGrant Collge/GA Marine Extension Jennings 2015-05-01 2017-12-31
Member, External Advisory Board for University of Virgin Islands' EPSCoR Grant from NSF Jennings 2004-04-01 Present
Chair, RGE Panel, US Geological Survey Jennings 2017-11-01 2017-12-31
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Unattributed contribution. 2017. Turning uncertainty into useful information for conservation decisions. Feature article in "Cooperative Research Unit Corner", Outdoor News Bulletin, April 2017. Moore, Irwin, Crawford, Crawford 2017-04-16
Unattributed contribution. 2013. Alligator research efforts assisting states in harvest management. Feature article in "Cooperative Research Unit Corner", Outdoor News Bulletin, September 2013. Moore, Crawford 2013-09-16
Shaffer, T., J. Gannon, and C. Moore. Winter 2013. Managing native prairies adaptively in the northern Great Plains. Pages 28-29 in R. Bogart, editor. The All-Bird Bulletin (newsletter). North American Bird Conservation Initiative. Moore 2013-01-29
Provided advice to Jillian Cohen- who works for Congressmen Ed Markey, Ranking Member on the House Committee on Natural Resources- regarding potential expectations for fish population responses to climate change and management strategies that allow for stakeholder participation Irwin 2012-08-24
Presentation about local fauna to students at Oglethorpe County (GA) Elementary School. Peterson 2009-05-08
Moore, C. T., and M. J. Conroy. Winter 2013. Creating old-growth forest conditions for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers in the Georgia Piedmont: using adaptive management to plan long-term cutting strategies. Pages 8-9 in R. Bogart, editor. The All-Bird Bulletin (newsletter). North American Bird Conservation Initiative. Moore, Conroy 2013-01-29
I was featured in a Black History Month web-series put out by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Jennings 2017-02-13
I appeared in a Documentary entitled "Robust Redhorse: The Mystery Fish". Produced by GA Department of Natural Resources Jennings 2000-01-02
I am featured in a Science Textbook aimed at Third Grade students in the State of GA. The feature deals with my work as a Fisheries Scientist and how my work contributes to fish conservation within the state. Jennings 2008-08-04
CapPost-software for estimating stream-dwelling salmonid capture,detection, and posterior presence probabilities, available online at: <http:coopunit.forestry.uga.edu/unit_homepage/Peterson/Software/software> Peterson 2004-01-02
CATDAT-categorical data analysis software that includes multinomial logistic regression, nearest neighbor analysis, classification trees, and neural networks, available online at: <http://coopunit.forestry.uga.edu/unit_homepage/Peterson/Software/software> Peterson 2000-01-02
Bottom Feeders.Aired for the first time January 18, 2003. I was featured on the Georgia Public Television Georgia Outdoors documentary about stream-dwelling organisms.My research on the aquatic communities in the Flint River Basin was used to highlight the streamflow needs. Peterson 2003-01-18