Mississippi Technical Assistance Activities
Much of our technical assistance is in the form of reports, theses and dissertations, peer-reviewed publications, and popular articles that make the results of our research available to state and federal agencies, professional colleagues, and the general public; but the Unit scientists and students provide assistance in many other ways when called upon to do so.
|Description and Agency||Provider(s)||Date|
Wrote code for a computer program to simulate effects of water level on oxygen concentration in Klamath Lake, California-Oregon
We are upgrading the MDWFPs standardized monitoring procedure, including analysis of existing data and development of data analysis software.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks
Served on technical panel to identify potentially invasive fish species for a national Horizon Scan.
United States Geological Survey
Served on a technical panel of experts to shape the scope of a Horizon Scan aimed at identifying potentially invasive aquatic species within the southeastern United States. Aquatic floating plants were deemed the highest priority based on feedback from Mississippi Cooperators.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Research Grade Evaluation Panel
Provided technical support to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks as part of the state's participation in the national mourning dove banding program. MDWFP banded under Coop Unit Master Station banding permit. Prepared banding data forms, distributed bands, enterd banding data, and prepared banding schedules and reports for the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory.
Provide technical assistance to Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources on restoration and management of coastal wetlands.
Provide technical advice and assistance to the Puerto Rican Parrot recovery program on issues dealing with raptor predation of captive-reared parrots used in release and reintroduction program.
Provide information on fisheries ecology of the lower Mississippi River
Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee
Nutrient Technical Advisory Group
Mississippi Department of Env Quality
Lateral connectivity workgroup to develop research strategy for Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Evaluate status of bat species of concern for the Mississippi Museum of Natural Sciences.
Developed and presented a module on the effectiveness of regulations in fisheries conservation and management for a distance learning fisheries management course developed by Kentucky State University
Kentucky State University
Develop standardized sampling procedures for monitoring expansion of bigheaded carps in the Tennessee and Cumberland river basins
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Develop BMPs for addressing habitat impairment in reservoirs. These BMPs address issues in reservoirs nationwide.
Reservoir Fisheries Habitat Partnership
Assisted USGS Water Resources Division collect fish for annual NAWQUA sampling
Assisted USGS Water Division collect fish for annual NAWQUA sampling.
Assist Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks in national dove banding program. Provide bands, data entry and management, and submit banding schedules to the USGS Bird Banding Laboratory
Asian carp workgroup strategic plan; led drafting team for research
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Adaptation Science Management Team, and effort to determine management and research needs for the Gulf Coastal Plain and Ozark Landscape Conservation Cooperative
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
|Role - Description||Provider||Start Date||End Date|
|Member,Probation Committee, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture - Review graduate students' academic record, determine probation/admission status, administer academic requirement||Schramm||August 2010||August 2013|
|Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Forest and Wildlife Research Center - Serve the Dean and Director to develop strategies for addressing future needs of the Forest and Wildlife Research Center||Schramm||August 2004||Present|
|Member, Southern Forest Research Partnership Biodiversity Team.||Vilella||September 2005||September 2010|
|Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee||Miranda||May 2006||May 2009|
|Member, Fisheries Extension Search Committee, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aqauculture - Participate in advertising position, soliciting application, reviewing and ranking applicants, selecting candidate||Schramm||September 2006||May 2007|
|Member, Fisheries Extension Search Committee||Miranda||July 2007||December 2007|
|Member, College of Forest Resources International Program Committee - Provide guidance and recommendations to the Dean of the College of Forest Resources regarding international research and collaboration.||Vilella||May 2007||May 2010|
|International Affairs Committee, Mississippi State University - Participate in university-wide committee mandated with provising the President of Mississippi State University and the Vice President for Research with guidance on development of an international affairs institute.||Vilella||January 2010||Present|
|Fisheries population eclogist search committee - Participate in development of position description, solicit and review candidates, select candidates for interview.||Schramm||September 2013||Present|
|Faculty advisor, Mississippi State University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society - Provide guidance to the chapter members regarding professional and fund raising activities. Travel with chapter members to the Southeastern Wildlife Conclave.||Vilella||August 2005||August 2008|
|Chair, Fish Physiology Search Committee, Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture - Lead committee to advertise position, receive applications, rank and select applicants, arrange interviews, collect input to recommend selected candidate||Schramm||February 2008||December 2008|
|Role and Organization||Individual||Start Date||End Date|
|Research Grade Evaluation Panel member||Schramm||October 2007||February 2008|
|Research Grade Evaluation Panel Chair||Schramm||January 2012||March 2012|
|Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey||Schramm||August 2001||November 2001|
|Member, Fisheries Technical Committee, Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee||Schramm||January 1998||Present|
|Editorial advisor and contributor for Eddies, a publication of the Fisheries Division, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.||Schramm||January 2007||Present|
|Keeping Bass Alive, a procedure manual published by BASS/ESPNO to improve the survival of fish caught in bass tournaments.||Schramm||June 2002|
|Eddies. A publication highlighting the fisheries activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Contributor and editorial board||Schramm||January 2008|
|An undergraduate researcher (Haley Blische) that I oversee was interviewed for a magazine article produced by Mississippi Ste University. I was featured in the interview and photoshoot.<br><br>Title of article: From the Sargasso Seas to the Noxubee River: the search for American Eels<br>Author: Keri Collins Lewis<br><br>||Dunn||April 2021|