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
USGS Research Grade Evaluation Panel 28 September 2007
Conroy September 2007
Subaward audit preparation for GA DNR (Trout Project)
Georgia DNR (Fisheries)
Irwin July 2021
Statistical consulting for analysis of water quality data (Morgan Bettcher)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Moore November 2020
Served on expert panel - Ecosystem Modeling, at the Second USGS Modeling Conference, Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach, Alabama.
Peterson February 2008
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2020)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin August 2020
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2020)
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Irwin September 2020
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Irwin March 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Irwin September 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution
Irwin December 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Fisheries
Irwin March 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Fisheries
Irwin January 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Ecological Modelling
Irwin September 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2019)
Ecological Modelling
Irwin March 2019
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Fisheries
Irwin August 2018
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Conservation Biology
Irwin April 2018
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2018)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Irwin May 2018
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2017)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin October 2017
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2017)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin June 2017
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin June 2016
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin August 2016
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
Lake and Reservoir Management
Irwin September 2016
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2016)
Ecosphere
Irwin August 2016
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
Oecologia
Irwin, Vidal July 2015
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin May 2015
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal (2015)
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Irwin, Vidal May 2015
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin September 2014
Served as reviewer for peer-reviewed journal
Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Irwin July 2014
Served as reviewer for journal
Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Irwin December 2012
Served as reviewer for journal
PLOS One
Irwin July 2013
Served as reviewer for journal
North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Irwin May 2012
Served as reviewer for journal
Environmental Conservation
Irwin November 2012
Served as reviewer for grant proposal (2016)
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Irwin July 2016
Served as reviewer - Book chapter, Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Population, University of California Press (2015)
University of Missouri, Univ. Cal. Press
Irwin April 2015
Served as proposal reviewer for funding agency
Oregon Sea Grant
Irwin March 2014
Served as proposal reviewer for funding agency
Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Irwin July 2013
Served as grant reviewer (3)
USGS
Irwin July 2019
Served as grant reviewer
NWFSC
Irwin September 2021
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 September 2019
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 October 2015
Review panel for USGS climate change proposals.
Peterson March 2008
Reappointment evaluator
Dept. of Natural Resources, Cornell University
Irwin May 2018
Providing assistance to project: Understanding changing patterns of size-specific marking of lake trout by sea lamprey
Michigan State University
Irwin August 2012
Providing assistance to project: Investigating the Performance of Pheromone-baited Trapping Techniques using a Management Strategy Evaluation Model
Michigan State University
Irwin June 2012
Providing assistance to project: Evaluating Integrated Pest Management in the St. Marys River
Michigan State University
Irwin December 2012
Providing assistance to project: Assistance with development of cormorant adaptive management plan for Michigan
Michigan State University
Irwin June 2013
Provided peer-review assistance for NE CSC SWAP Climate Synthesis
NE Climate Science Center
Irwin May 2015
Provided friendly review of: Mollenhauer et al. Fall and early winter movement and habitat use of wild brook trout
USGS, PA CRU
Irwin September 2012
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 May 2013
Provided FSP review of Miranda and Killgore. Longitudinal distribution of uncommon fishes in a species-rich basin
MS CRU
Irwin April 2019
Provided FSP review for: Moore et al. Spatial Education: Exploiting Space-structured Decision Making to Improve Conservation Delivery
USGS, GA CRU
Irwin May 2012
Provided FSP review for Wagner et al. Spatial and temporal brook trout density dynamics: implications for conservation, management, and monitoring.
PA CRU
Irwin April 2013
Provided FSP review for DePasquale et al. Learning rate and temperament in a high predation risk environment.
PA CRU
Irwin May 2014
Presentation on gopher tortoise reserve design project to Steering Committee of the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability, Atlanta GA
SERPPAS
Moore March 2015
Presentation on gopher tortoise research to USFWS, Southeast Climate Science Center, and state agency partners, Athens GA
State agencies (FL, GA)
Moore, Nuse February 2016
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 October 2016
Participation in SECSC Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, presenting funded work and participating in discussion (web conference)
DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
Nuse, Crawford, Moore May 2017
Organization and hosting of an informational meeting on USFS Forest Inventory and Analysis program
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Moore August 2014
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 July 2013
Met with Patrick O'Rouke to discuss GA DNR striped-bass gillnet data
GA DNR
Irwin August 2013
Member of Scientific Review Team for independent review of scientific lliterature used to support Florida Panther recovery.
Conroy January 2004
Member of External Advisory Committee for the First Upper Klamath Basin Science Workshop.
Jennings February 2004
Member USFWS Bull Trout Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Group
Peterson April 2004
Invited presenter; SECSC Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, presenting funded work
DOI Southeast Climate Science Center
Nuse, Crawford, Moore March 2018
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 February 2019
Invited expert, Technical Team for In-Water Monitoring of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service
NOAA / National Marine Fisheries Service
Moore, Kendall November 2016
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 November 2017
Invited expert, Definition of population benchmarks for gopher tortoise conservation and recovery efforts (round 2); Andalusia, AL
Gopher Tortoise Council
Moore, Nuse March 2014
Invited expert, Definition of population benchmarks for gopher tortoise conservation and recovery efforts (round 1); Mansfield, GA
Gopher Tortoise Council
Moore March 2013
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - SC partners
South Carolina Dept of Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford September 2013
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - GA partners
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford September 2013
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - FL partners
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Moore, Crawford October 2013
Initial meeting for alligator harvest management project - AL partners
Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Moore, Crawford November 2013
Florida Panther Technical Advisory Council . Appointed 9/22/06 to 8/1/09. [Governor-appointed technical advisory group]
Conroy January 2007
Evaluator - P&T meeting
Warnell School, University of Georgia
Irwin September 2021
Evaluator - P&T meeting
Warnell School, University of Georgia
Irwin August 2020
Evaluate progress of implementation of Univ. of Virgin Islands' EPSCoR grant from the National Science Foundation.
Jennings October 2004
Coordinated workshop to coordinate SDM projects at NE coastal FWS refuges; Chincoteague Island, VA
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Moore February 2013
Consultation: Designing gopher tortoise conservation planning units in Georgia
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Nuse, Moore, Crawford March 2017
Consultation to GA DNR: Vegetation monitoring design considerations (Lisa Kruse)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Irwin August 2014
Consultation to GA DNR: Potential bird monitoring and research activities (Todd Schneider)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Nuse September 2016
Consultation to GA DNR: Monitoting Team for the State Wildlife Action Plan Revision
Georgia DNR
Irwin, Moore April 2014
Consultation to GA DNR: Monitoring and adaptive management design considerations (Lisa Kruse & Jacob Thompson)
Georgia DNR
Moore, Irwin June 2015
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 October 2017
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 September 2013
Consultation for design of plant survey (Carlee Steppe)
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Moore January 2021
Analysis of photocapture data from feeder stations
Georgia Dept of Natural Resources
Moore May 2012
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 June 2020 July 2020
Representative, MATLAB licensing meeting, University of Georgia - Meeting with University VPs to explore purchase of a university-wide site license for MATLAB software Moore July 2014 July 2014
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 January 2007 August 2020
Member, Warnell Fisheries Faculty Search Committee Irwin September 2018 February 2019
Member, Warnell Data Literacy Faculty Search Committee Irwin December 2018 April 2019
Member, WSFNR Administrative Committee - Committee of faculty, staff, and administrators who govern the administrative functions of the School. Jennings July 2015 December 2015
Member, Staff Awards Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia Moore September 2014 October 2015
Member, Seminar Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Plan a program of school seminars; recruit speakers Moore August 2017 Present
Member, Seminar Committee Conroy September 2007 December 2010
Member, Research Coordination and Review - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Research Coordination and Review Committee Irwin July 2020 Present
Member, Research Coordination and Review - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Research Coordination and Review Committee Irwin January 2017 December 2017
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Peterson May 2006 February 2011
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Affairs Committee Irwin September 2014 December 2016
Member, Graduate Affairs Committee - Member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Affairs Committee Irwin January 2018 July 2020
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 May 2015 November 2015
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Human Dimensions of Wildlife, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia - Search for candidate to fill faculty position in Human Dimensions Moore December 2019 April 2020
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 February 2013 June 2014
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 August 2014 Present
Member, Computer and technology committee Conroy September 2001 September 2007
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 July 2016 August 2020
Chair, Warnell Aquatic Ecosystem Health Faculty Search Committee Irwin October 2019 March 2020
Affiliate Faculty, Computational Ecology and Epidemiology Study Group - Computational Ecology and Epidemiology Study Group Irwin March 2014 December 2016
Affiliate Faculty, Center for Integrative Conservation Research - Center for Integrative Conservation Research Irwin March 2013 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Symposium Organizer - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Jennings October 2019 October 2019
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee Irwin June 2015 June 2016
Session Chairman & Moderator - International Symposium (Fish Sampling with Active Methods; Large Rivers and Estuaries Session) Czech Republic Jennings September 2010 September 2010
Session Chair, GA Chapter - American Fishery Society Annual Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA Jennings January 2013 January 2013
Session Chair - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Jennings October 2019 October 2019
Session Chair - GA/AL Chapter - American Fisheries Society Joint Annaul Meeting Jennings February 2016 February 2016
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore February 2018 February 2018
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore February 2017 February 2017
Presentation Judge, Warnell Graduate Student Association, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Moore February 2015 February 2015
Organized Adaptive Management Symposium at S. Division of American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting Peterson January 2009 January 2009
Motivational Speaker - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildife Agencies (Professional/Student Luncheon)) Jennings October 2019 October 2019
Motivational Speaker - Morehouse College (Biology Department/Men's Health Course) Jennings November 2019 November 2019
Member, Technical Team for In-Water Monitoring of Loggerhead Sea Turtles, NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service Moore November 2016 November 2016
Member, Technical Team for Evaluating Programmatic Adaptive Management in Gulf of Mexico Restoration, U.S. Geological Survey Moore March 2016 December 2019
Member, Search Committee for USGS CRU Data Specialist Moore March 2021 April 2021
Member, Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Jennings July 1995 Present
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Moore November 2015 November 2015
Member, Peer Review Panel for bull trout temperature requirements, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Peterson July 2002 October 2003
Member, Modeling Working Group, Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Horseshoe Crab Adaptive Resource Management Subcommittee Moore February 2020 Present
Member, Graduate Program in Marine and Environmental Science, University of the Virgin Islands Jennings June 2007 April 2015
Member, External Advisory Group to Upper Klamath Basin Science Working Group Jennings February 2004 February 2005
Member, External Advisory Board, GA SeaGrant Collge/GA Marine Extension Jennings May 2015 December 2017
Member, External Advisory Board for University of Virgin Islands' EPSCoR Grant from NSF Jennings April 2004 Present
Chair, RGE Panel, US Geological Survey Jennings November 2017 December 2017
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
[IP-105513] Co-author of a script for the animated video "<i>Phragmites</i> Adaptive Management Framework: Model Overview" that describes the model that drives decision guidance for PAMF, and how the model is updated based on post-management information collected by PAMF participants. Dumoulin, Moore February 2019
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 April 2017
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 September 2013
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 January 2013
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 August 2012
Presentation about local fauna to students at Oglethorpe County (GA) Elementary School. Peterson May 2009
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 January 2013
I was featured in a Black History Month web-series put out by Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Jennings February 2017
I appeared in a Documentary entitled "Robust Redhorse: The Mystery Fish". Produced by GA Department of Natural Resources Jennings January 2000
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 August 2008
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 January 2004
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 January 2000
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 January 2003