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 September 2015
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 October 2012
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 March 2011
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 September 2011
State Wildlife Action Plan Advisement
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller January 2014
Shortnose sturgeon habitat use assessment in the Hudson River.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi January 2017
Review “Fate of stocked trout” technical report.
NY DEC
Sethi May 2016
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 June 2017
Review of Lake Ontario boat angler survey for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation.
NY DEC
Sethi June 2016
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 October 2019
Participated in USGS/NYSDEC Great Lakes Fisheries Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher July 2011
Participated in Natural Resource Education and Employment Conference, Denver, CO
Coalition of Natural Resource Societies
Fisher September 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Camp December 2010
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting, Cortland, NY
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades October 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Trout Team meeting, Cortland, NY
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher January 2012
Participated in NYSDEC Statewide Fisheries Database meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Perry April 2012
Participated in NYSDEC Statewide Fisheries Database Committee meeting.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher December 2010
Participated in NYSDEC Furbearer Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller March 2010
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades, Perry October 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher June 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Fisheries Bureau Team Meeting
New York Department of Environmental Conservation
Fisher, Alexiades, Perry February 2012
Participated in NYSDEC Endangered and Threatned Species Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller August 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller October 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller March 2012
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller March 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller June 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller January 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Black Bear Management Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller September 2010
Participated in NYSDEC Black Bass Team meeting, Bridgeport, NY
NYSDEC
Fisher December 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Big Game Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller August 2011
Participated in NYSDEC Bear Team Meeting.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller January 2010
Participated in Marcellus Shale Multi-State Academic Research Conference, Altoona, PA
University
Fisher May 2011
Participated in Furbearer Management Team Meeting, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, September 14, 2012.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller September 2012
Participated in Big Game Team Meeting, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. September 26, 2012.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller September 2012
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 March 2020
Participate as an invited faculty mentor for the Cornell Institute of Digital Agriculture 2020 hackathon.
Cornell University Institute of Digital Agriculture
Sethi March 2020
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 October 2019
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 March 2019
New York Mammal Atlas Steering Committee
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller March 2018
New York Breeding Bird Atlas Steering Committee
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller January 2015
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 December 2019
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 December 2019
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 December 2019
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 April 2014
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 August 2014
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 March 2016
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 January 2012
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 November 2015
Fisher management plan
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller June 2015
Finger Lakes fisheries research program scoping with NY Department of Environmental Conservation.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi April 2017
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 January 2013
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 March 2014
Development of a long term forage fish assessment for Finger Lakes, NY.
NY State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Sethi January 2017
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 July 2018
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 November 2012
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 April 2018
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 June 2010
Consultation for Keuka lake ecosystem shift and forage base collapse.
NY DEC
Sethi September 2016
Chair, New York Breeding Bird Atlas Design and Analysis Team
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Fuller January 2017
Assisting in framing a wildlife health research program in New York with Cornell University and the NY Department of Environmental Conservation
Cornell University
Fuller August 2010
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 March 2010
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Vice Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller September 2017 September 2018
Student and Postdoc Engagement Committee, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller October 2018 Present
Search Committee, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller July 2018 November 2018
Search Committee for Jay Hyman Professor of Wildlife Medicine - Serve on search committee Fuller September 2015 May 2016
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications Fuller October 2017 October 2017
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds - Reviewed and ranked proposals for Academic Venture Funds Fuller May 2016 May 2016
Proposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds Fuller May 2019 May 2019
NY Sea Grant - Search committee for NY Sea Grant program coordinator. Sethi August 2016 December 2016
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 January 2011 Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Cornell Biological Field Station - Help oversee administration, operations and direction of the Cornell Biological Field Station. Fisher January 2009 Present
Faculty Fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller January 2014 Present
Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Fuller January 2014 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 January 2014 Present
Cornell University Integrated Deer Research and Management Program Committee Fuller April 2012 Present
Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation Steering Committee - Serve as a member of the oversight committee for the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation Fuller September 2010 September 2015
Co-Organizer Powell Center Working Group - Co-PI on Powell center working group on coupled classification in Ecology Fuller January 2020 Present
Chair, Faculty Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller September 2018 September 2019
Advisory Board, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Fuller June 2014 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 September 2016 October 2017
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Women in Science - USGS Fuller May 2015 Present
USGS RGE Panel Fuller November 2018 November 2018
USGS CRU Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Equality Committee Fuller April 2020 Present
State Wildlife Action Plan Advisory Committee, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fuller January 2013 Present
Science Panel Member, North Pacific Research Board Sethi October 2019 September 2023
Panel Member, Cornell University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Jobs Panel Fisher December 2010 December 2010
New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Technical Advisory Committee Fuller January 2015 Present
New York Mammal Atlas Steering Committee Fuller January 2018 Present
NCTC Advisor for Decision Analysis Practitioners Certification Program Fuller January 2018 Present
Moderated session on Ecology and Habitat Relationships of Mammals Fuller October 2015 October 2015
Moderate Session at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference Fuller October 2018 October 2018
Member, Steering Committee, New York State Water Resources Institute Fisher August 2011 Present
Member, Panel, New York American Fisheries Society, Professional Development in Aquatic Sciences Panel Fisher April 2011 April 2011
Member, Panel Discussion, 5th International Symposium on GIS/Spatial Analyses in Fishery and Aquatic Sciences Fisher August 2011 August 2011
Member, Executive Committee, New York State Biodiversity Research Institute Fisher August 2010 Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Cornell Biological Field Station Fisher January 2009 Present
Lake Ontario Technical Committee Sethi June 2016 Present
Great Lakes Council of Lakes - Coregonine Population Viability Analysis Working Group Sethi April 2020 Present
Expert review panel for Assistant Unit Leader search Fuller June 2010 August 2011
Coalition for Investment in Conservation (CPIC)-Research Working Group Sethi January 2020 Present
Co-lead, Research Grade Evaluation Review, Women in Science Fuller May 2015 December 2018
Co-Organizer, 2012 Adaptive Management Conference Series Fuller September 2011 December 2012
Co-Chair, Sampling Design Committee, New York Mammal Atlas Fuller March 2018 Present
Chair, New York State Breeding Bird Atlas Deisgn and Analysis Committee Fuller April 2018 Present
Chair, Machine and Statistical Learning for Conservation, Poverty, Engergy, and Climate. CompSust 2016. Fuller July 2016 July 2016
Biodiversity Conservation Advisory Committee, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Fuller January 2011 Present
Associate Director, Computational Sustainability Research Network Fuller January 2016 Present
Advisory Board, New York State Invasive Species Research Institute Fuller April 2018 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 May 2014
Managing Working Forest Landscapes for Multiple Biodiversity and Fiber Objectives: A workshop for landowners, land managers, researchers, and biologists. Orono, Maine. Fuller November 2010
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 May 2017
Fuller, A. K. 2010. Led opening discussion, The Wildlife Society Leadership Institute, October 1, 2010. Snowbird, Utah. Fuller October 2010
Estimating population size of wildlife species. Talk and lab exercise to third grade class, Dryden Elementary School. Fuller March 2015