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

New York Technical Assistance Activities


Research conducted by the New York Unit helps to inform management of wild turkey.

We provide technical assistance to our State, Federal and University cooperators in the form of training workshops and collaborative discussion on mutual topics of interest.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Study design considerations for monitoring martens and fishers in the Adirondacks
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2015-09-25
Structured Decision Making for Setting Fall Hunting Seasons for Wild Turkeys in New York and Pennsylvania. 3 day workshop for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Pennsylvania Game Commission. Ithaca, NY. October 10-12, 2012.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-10-10
Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management for Mute Swans in New York. 2.5-day workshop for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller, Fisher, Conroy 2011-03-22
Structured Decision Making Workshop on Mandatory Antler Restrictions. 5 day workshop for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. National Conservation Training Center, Sheperdstown, WV. September 12-16, 2011.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-09-12
State Wildlife Action Plan Advisement
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2014-01-01
Shortnose sturgeon habitat use assessment in the Hudson River.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2017-01-01
Review “Fate of stocked trout” technical report.
NY DEC
Sethi 2016-05-09
Review of Rome Hatchery practices and potential for genetics tools to support broodstock management for NY State fisheries enhancement.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2017-06-01
Review of Lake Ontario boat angler survey for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.
NY DEC
Sethi 2016-06-01
Participated in a one-day working group to identify Cornell research capacities to address Harmful Algal Blooms, upon request of the NY Water Resources Institute.
NY Water Resources Institute
Sethi 2019-10-15
Participated in USGS/NYSDEC Great Lakes Fisheries Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher 2011-07-07
Participated in Natural Resource Education and Employment Conference, Denver, CO
Coalition of Natural Resource Societies
Fisher 2011-09-19
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Camp 2010-12-07
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting, Cortland, NY
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher 2012-01-10
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting, Cortland, NY
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades 2011-10-03
Participated in NYSDEC Statewide Fisheries Database meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Perry 2012-04-04
Participated in NYSDEC Statewide Fisheries Database Committee meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher 2010-12-09
Participated in NYSDEC Furbearer Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2010-03-10
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades, Perry 2011-10-12
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher 2011-06-23
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades, Perry 2012-02-23
Participated in NYSDEC Endangered and Threatned Species Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-08-23
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-03-21
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-10-12
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-06-22
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-03-01
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-01-05
Participated in NYSDEC Black Bear Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2010-09-29
Participated in NYSDEC Black Bass Team meeting, Bridgeport, NY
NYSDEC
Fisher 2011-12-13
Participated in NYSDEC Big Game Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2011-08-16
Participated in NYSDEC Bear Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2010-01-28
Participated in Marcellus Shale Multi-State Academic Research Conference, Altoona, PA
University
Fisher 2011-05-10
Participated in Furbearer Management Team Meeting, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, September 14, 2012.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-09-14
Participated in Big Game Team Meeting, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. September 26, 2012.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-09-26
Participate as invited member of the Coregonine Population Viability Analysis working group. In a joint-national (US-Canada) group, we are tasked with reviewing and developing methods to support adaptive management of native fish in Lake Ontario.
Council of Lakes
Sethi 2020-03-01
Participate as an invited faculty mentor for the Cornell Institute of Digital Agriculture 2020 hackathon.
Cornell University Institute of Digital Agriculture
Sethi 2020-03-01
Participate as an elected member of the Science Panel for the North Pacific Research Board, an international (circumpolar countries) organization supporting research for the North Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea ecosystems.
North Pacific Research Board
Sethi 2019-10-01
Participate as advisor to the NY Water Resources Institute to develop and guide aquatic connectivity research and restoration activities. This participation has led to development of research proposals and ongoing research to address aquatic connectivity needs in the Hudson River ecosystem.
NY Water Resources Institute
Sethi 2019-03-01
New York Mammal Atlas Steering Committee
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2018-03-01
New York Breeding Bird Atlas Steering Committee
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2015-01-01
I was requested by NYDEC to assist in the review and development of a new fisheries creel survey for Lake Champlain. We held a one-day workshop in Albany NY to advance the survey design and development.
NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2019-12-01
I was invited to serve as peer review of a Full Professor promotion for faculty in the Cornell Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.
Cornell University
Sethi 2019-12-01
I serve as an appointed member to the Research Working Group of the Coalition for Investment in Convservation (CPIC), an international organization with a goal to advance public and private collaboration towards biodiversity conservation. The Research Working Group is tasked with identifying priority data and research needs to advance conservation finance, and to engage in research to support CPIC information needs.
Coalition for Investment in Conservation
Sethi 2019-12-01
Hosted a workshop on Spatial Capture-Recapture Modeling, taught by J. Andrew Royle (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center). Cornell University. April 2-4, 2014.
Cornell University
Fuller 2014-04-02
Hosted a workshop on Applied Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology: Estimating and modeling abundance using unmarked/R and WinBUGS/JAGS, taught by Marc Kéry (Swiss Ornithological Institute) and J. Andrew Royle (Patuxent Wildlife Research Center). Cornell University. August 13-15, 2014.
Cornell University
Fuller 2014-08-13
Guide New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in a Structured Decision Making Process Regarding Waterfowl Season Setting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2016-03-01
Fuller, A.K., Eaton, M.J., Corwin, K., Rosenblatt, D., Ozard, J., Holst, L. A decision model for prioritizing New York’s Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) for the NYSDEC State Wildlife Action Plan preparation.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-01-01
Fuller, A. 2015. New York State Invasive Species Decision Making Workshop. Provided possible decision analysis approaches to managing invasive species in New York. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. 3 November, 2015.
New York Natural Heritage
Fuller 2015-11-01
Fisher management plan
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2015-06-01
Finger Lakes fisheries research program scoping with NY Department of Environmental Conservation.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2017-04-01
Expert Reviewer of Canada Lynx Conservation and Assessment Strategy: Interagency Lynx Biology Team. 2013. Canada lynx conservation assessment and strategy. 3rd edition. USDA Forest Service, USDI Fish and Wildlife Service, USDI Bureau of Land Management, and USDI National Park Service. Forest Service Publication #R1-13-XX, Missoula, MT. 116pp.
USDA Forest Service, BLM, NPS
Fuller 2013-01-08
Evolving from TLAM to TLAM-plus: further refining management thinking (with D.J. Decker and M.J. Eaton). Workshop to Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Beaver Hollow Conference Center, Java Center, NY. March 24-27, 2014.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2014-03-24
Development of a long term forage fish assessment for Finger Lakes, NY.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2017-01-01
Developed monitoring protocol, secured funding, provided logistics, and study design consultation to support native fish restoration in Keuka Lake.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi 2018-07-01
Developed and implemented a camera-trap survey design to estimate occupancy of fishers in southern New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2018-04-01
Developed and implemented a camera-trap survey design to estimate occupancy of fishers in southern New York
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2012-11-01
Coordinated and facilitated a workshop on adaptive management, estimation, and monitoring tools for conservation and management for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Workshop was instructed by Evan Cooch of the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell University.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2010-06-22
Consultation for Keuka lake ecosystem shift and forage base collapse.
NY DEC
Sethi 2016-09-21
Chair, New York Breeding Bird Atlas Design and Analysis Team
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2017-01-01
Assisting in framing a wildlife health research program in New York with Cornell University and the NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Cornell University
Fuller 2010-08-01
Assisted regional biologist with statistical analyses and sampling design considerations related to harvest dynamics of American martens and fishers relative to forest seed crops and prey abundance.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller 2010-03-09
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Vice Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2017-09-01 2018-09-30
Student and Postdoc Engagement Committee, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2018-10-01 Present
Search Committee, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2018-07-01 2018-11-30
Search Committee for Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Medicine - Serve on search committee Fuller 2015-09-01 2016-05-31
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Fuller 2017-10-01 2017-10-31
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds - Reviewed and ranked proposals for Academic Venture Funds Fuller 2016-05-01 2016-05-31
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds Fuller 2019-05-01 2019-05-31
NY Sea Grant - Search committee for NY Sea Grant program coordinator. Sethi 2016-08-01 2016-12-31
Member, Steering Committee, New York State Water Resources Institute - The Mission of the New York State Water Resources Institute (WRI) is to improve the management of water resources in New York State and the nation. As a federally and state mandated institution located at Cornell University, we are uniquely situated to access scientific and technical resources that are relevant to New York State's and the nation's water management needs. We collaborate with regional, state, and national partners to increase awareness of emerging water resources issues and to develop and assess new water management technologies and policies. WRI connects the water research and water management communities. Fisher 2011-01-01 Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Cornell Biological Field Station - Help oversee administration, operations and direction of the Cornell Biological Field Station. Fisher 2009-01-01 Present
Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2014-01-01 Present
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Fuller 2014-01-01 Present
Department of Natural Resources Executive Committee - To provide a sounding board and source of advice for the department chair and associate chair; take up work on some topics that might otherwise be assigned less efficiently to a separate ad hoc committee. Fuller 2014-01-01 Present
Cornell University Integrated Deer Research and Management Program Committee Fuller 2012-04-01 Present
Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation Steering Committee - Serve as a member of the oversight committee for the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation Fuller 2010-09-01 2015-09-30
Co-Organizer Powell Center Working Group - Co-PI on Powell center working group on coupled classification in Ecology Fuller 2020-01-01 Present
Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2018-09-01 2019-09-30
Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller 2014-06-01 Present
Ad Hoc Postdoctoral Associate and Visiting Scholar Integration Committee - The committee will recommend to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) a variety of actions to foster and promote the greater integration of current and future post-doctoral associates and visiting scholars (typically visiting graduate students form other institutions) into the intellectual activities of the department at large, beyond their roles within individual research programs or units. Fuller 2016-09-01 2017-10-31
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Women in Science - USGS Fuller 2015-05-01 Present
USGS RGE Panel Fuller 2018-11-01 2018-11-30
USGS CRU Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equality Committee Fuller 2020-04-01 Present
State Wildlife Action Plan Advisory Committee, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fuller 2013-01-01 Present
Science Panel Member, North Pacific Research Board Sethi 2019-10-01 2023-09-30
Panel Member, Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Jobs Panel Fisher 2010-12-31 2010-12-31
New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Technical Advisory Committee Fuller 2015-01-01 Present
New York Mammal Atlas Steering Committee Fuller 2018-01-01 Present
NCTC Advisor for Decision Analysis Practitioners Certification Program Fuller 2018-01-01 Present
Moderated session on Ecology and Habitat Relationships of Mammals Fuller 2015-10-01 2015-10-31
Moderate Session at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Fuller 2018-10-31 2018-10-31
Member, Steering Committee, New York State Water Resources Institute Fisher 2011-08-01 Present
Member, Panel, New York American Fisheries Society, Professional Development in Aquatic Sciences Panel Fisher 2011-04-30 2011-04-30
Member, Panel Discussion, 5th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Fisher 2011-08-31 2011-08-31
Member, Executive Committee, New York State Biodiversity Research Institute Fisher 2010-08-01 Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Cornell Biological Field Station Fisher 2009-01-01 Present
Lake Ontario Technical Committee Sethi 2016-06-01 Present
Great Lakes Council of Lakes - Coregonine Population Viability Analysis Working Group Sethi 2020-04-01 Present
Expert review panel for Assistant Unit Leader search Fuller 2010-06-01 2011-08-31
Coalition for Investment in Conservation (CPIC)-Research Working Group Sethi 2020-01-01 Present
Co-lead, Research Grade Evaluation Review, Women in Science Fuller 2015-05-01 2018-12-31
Co-Organizer, 2012 Adaptive Management Conference Series Fuller 2011-09-01 2012-12-31
Co-Chair, Sampling Design Committee, New York Mammal Atlas Fuller 2018-03-01 Present
Chair, New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Deisgn and Analysis Committee Fuller 2018-04-01 Present
Chair, Machine and Statistical Learning for Conservation, Poverty, Engergy, and Climate. CompSust 2016. Fuller 2016-07-01 2016-07-31
Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Committee, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fuller 2011-01-01 Present
Associate Director, Computational Sustainability Research Network Fuller 2016-01-01 Present
Advisory Board, New York State Invasive Species Research Institute Fuller 2018-04-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Reversing wild turkey population declines. Article for the Wildlife Management Institute's Outdoor News Bulletin, Cooperative Research Unit's Corner. Fuller 2014-05-01
Managing Working Forest Landscapes for Multiple Biodiversity and Fiber Objectives: A workshop for landowners, land managers, researchers, and biologists. Orono, Maine. Fuller 2010-11-10
Fuller, A.K. 2017. Wildlife Ecology: How Science and Applied Math are Saving Animal Species. Conversation with a Scientist Seminar Series. Dryden High School. 30 May, 2017. Fuller 2017-05-30
Fuller, A. K. 2010. Led opening discussion, The Wildlife Society Leadership Institute, October 1, 2010. Snowbird, Utah. Fuller 2010-10-01
Estimating population size of wildlife species. Talk and lab exercise to third grade class, Dryden Elementary School. Fuller 2015-03-13