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

Oklahoma Technical Assistance Activities


Scientists conducting genetic analysis in the lab.

As part of our mission, scientists at the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit often provide technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Some of our recent contributions are listed below.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Worked with state biologist to build a PIT tag array for their project on Canton Reservoir, both building an active array and also to build passive stations.
Oklahoma department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2018-11-01
Served as a technical reviewer on the Species Status Assessment. I also consulted with biologists on several occasions about habitat recovery options.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Brewer 2018-01-31
Reviewed "Monitoring Avian Conservation: Rationale, Design, and Coordination," written by the Science and Research Committee of the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, November 2004.
Leslie 2004-11-01
Review proposals for funding (Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative)
Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Long 2010-04-01
Review proposal for Saltonstall-Kennedy grant program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Long 2019-11-30
Review proposal for Langston University
Langston University
Long 2012-08-22
Review paper for publication in Wetlands
Wetlands Journal
Long 2012-08-27
Review paper for publication in Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
American Fisheries Society
Long 2013-09-13
Review paper for publication in River Research and Management
John Wiley and Sons
Long 2012-02-21
Review paper for publication in Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Ageencies
Long 2012-06-19
Review paper for publication in Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Ageencies
Long 2011-01-01
Review paper for publication in North American Journal of Fisheries Management
American Fisheries Society
Long 2013-07-31
Review paper for publication in North American Journal of Fisheries Management
American Fisheries Society
Long 2011-10-15
Review paper for publication in Hydrobiologia
Hydrobiologia
Long 2011-01-01
Review paper for publication in Fish and Fisheries
John Wiley and Sons
Long 2012-05-26
Review paper for publication in Conservation Biology.
Conservation Biology
Long 2013-03-25
Review paper for publication in Aquatic Invasions
Aquatic Invasions Journals
Long 2010-01-01
Review of proposal for National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Shoal bass in middle Chattahoochee River; part of Native Black Bass Initiative)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Long 2012-03-19
Review of proposal for National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (Guadalupe bass restoration initiative; part of Native Black Bass Initiative)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Long 2010-06-23
Review manual on native fish restoration using Fintrol for National Park Service.
National Park Service
Long 2012-09-14
Provided technical review of the "Critical Impact Assessment for the Endangered Alabama Beach Mouse" for Region 4 of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Endangered Species Office.
Leslie 2003-11-01
Provided technical assistance to two state agencies about how to progress on instream flows within the state- how to evaluate which streams to target and what approaches would make sense given the state's objective. Reviewed several drafts of the states environmental flow reports.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation; Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Brewer 2019-06-01
Provided internal reviews on two prepared manuscripts to improve scientific writing and presentation of material
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2020-04-07
Provided information about effects and mitigation of sand mining within the Arbuckle Mountains ecoregion
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2019-07-16
Provided expertise to develop Native Black Bass Initiative
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Long 2009-09-01
Provide technical expertise at Fundamental River Values workshop at Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Long 2012-02-21
Program review of Native Black Bass Conservation keystone initiative.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
Long 2014-07-10
Participated in animal and ecoregion workshops at Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy Conference, Stillwater, OK, 13-14 July 2004
Fisher, Leslie 2004-07-01
Participate in a stakeholder workshop for Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's strategic plan
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Long 2018-09-09
Participant, Workshop on Obstacles to Data Sharing for Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC
Leslie 2007-05-30
Participant, Workshop on Data Registries in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Ecological Society of America, Washington, D.C.
Leslie 2006-07-11
Met with Pioria Tribe to develop a study plan to choose genetically sound stocks of Neosho Smallmouth Bass for reservoir introductions
Pioria Tribe
Brewer 2014-02-10
Identify fish collection for Sac and Fox Nation
Sac and Fox Nation
Long 2015-08-24
Identify fish collection for Sac and Fox Nation
Sac and Fox Nation
Long 2013-05-24
Helped state agency biologists design a sampling protocol for evaluating the abundance of dead mussels associated with the lowering of a reservoir.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Brewer 2019-08-16
Held a workshop for agency biologists focused on otolith preparation and estimation of daily bands
Oklahoma department of wildlife conservation
Brewer 2020-01-08
Group Moderator; Workshop on Data Centers for Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA.
Leslie 2006-12-08
Designed the sampling protocol to support a study to investigate recruitment by riverine smallmouth bass. This study is a collaborative effort between state agency personnel and Dr. Brewer.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conseravtion
Brewer 2012-08-01
Designed stream sampling protocol for two state agencies to support instream-flow objectives.
Oklahoma Water Resources Board
Brewer, Musselman 2011-05-12
Created maps of southeastern black bass ranges
Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership
Long 2010-07-16
Attended science workshop for Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative
Long 2011-10-18
Attend wildlife diversity workshop for Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Leslie, Long 2011-01-13
Assisted the state conservation agency, GRDA power authority, and the Pioria Tribe in outlining a research plan to raise endemic bass as mitigation fish in a hydropower reservoir.
Pioria Tribe
Brewer 2014-02-16
Assisted in a workshop to direct the instream flow initiative in the Gulf Coast Prairie Region
Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership
Brewer 2012-07-15
Assist with raising buffalo in ponds to conduct age validation study by providing pond space and frequent inspection of captive stock.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
Long 2017-07-01
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Search and Screen Committee - Review applicants and help lead interview process for tenure track faculty position Brewer 2015-09-01 2015-11-30
Scholarship and Awards Committee, Natural Resource Ecology and Management - Review of applications for undergraduate and graduate departmental awards, followed by recommendations to the Head Leslie 2007-08-01 2010-12-31
Retirement Reception Committee - Plan retirement reception for OSU faculty in the Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management. Brewer 2014-09-01 2014-12-31
OSU Animal Physiology Committee - Review applications and participate in monthly meetings with the contractors to design a new laboratory facility for animals at OSU Brewer 2017-05-01 2020-04-30
Mentor, Wentz Undergraduate Research Scholar Program - Assist undergraduate student conduct independent research. Long 2020-08-01 Present
Mentor, Freshman Research Scholar Progam - Mentored a freshman undergraduate student on a research project (using micro-CT x-ray scanning to understand otolith development in age-0 Alligator Gar). Long 2017-10-01 2018-05-31
Mentor, Freshman Research Scholar Progam - Mentored a freshman undergraduate student on a research project (element analysis of lower Mountain Fork tributaries). Long 2014-11-01 2015-04-30
Member/Graduate Admissions Committee/ Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology/ Colorado State University - Responsible for admitting MS and PhD students into the department graduate program Winkelman 2003-08-01 2012-08-31
Member, Steering Committee, Environmental Science Graduate Program Long 2013-11-01 Present
Member, Seminar Committee, Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University Long 2011-02-01 2012-01-31
Member, NREM Department Natural Resource Biometrics Faculty Search Committee - This position is critical for maintaining SAF-accreditation in our forestry option and part of the teaching assignment will include two forest measurements courses. Other teaching responsibilities are flexible, but the initial charge to the committee is to recruit someone who could teach a graduate level course in ecological statistics. Research direction will involve some aspect of biometrics but could include a variety of ecosystems. Long 2018-09-01 2020-04-30
Member, NREM Department Head Advisory Committee - The main purposes will be to (1) serve as a sounding board for a variety of issues that may come up, (2) provide the Department Head (DH) with insights as to needs of the faculty and staff and/or (3) offer suggestions related to DH duties. Long 2016-08-01 2017-12-31
Member, Faculty and Staff Awards Committee, Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University Long 2011-02-01 2012-02-28
Graduate Committee, Natural Resource Ecology and Management - Responsuble for all aspects of departmental graduate education Leslie 2011-05-01 Present
External Reviewer - Provide an external review for the promotion of a faculty member from Assistant to Associate Professor at Texas Tech University. Brewer 2015-09-01 2015-10-31
Department Head Search Committee - Help draft position description, advertisement criteria, and screening for department head for Natural Resource Ecology and Management department. Long 2015-07-01 2015-12-31
Chair/Graduate Research Committee/ Zoology/Oklahoma State University. - Responsible of admissions of MS and PhD students into graduate program Winkelman 2001-09-01 2003-05-31
Adjunct Graduate Faculty, Texas Tech University Brewer 2012-01-01 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
U.S. Geological Survey, RGE Panel Brewer 2020-01-01 2020-01-31
Steering Committee member, Science for the Conservation of Endemic Black Bass Species Symposium (Southern Division American Fisheries Society) Long 2011-09-01 Present
Session Chair, Aquatic Ecology, Governor's Water Conference and Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute Annual Meeting Long 2013-08-01 2013-10-31
Science Team Advisor, Gulf Coast Prairie Landscape Conservation Cooperative Brewer 2014-09-01 Present
Reviewer, University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Academic Review Committee, Graduate Programs in Biology, Botany, Wildlife Biology, Zoology, and Biological Sciences Leslie 2003-12-01 2004-05-31
Reviewer, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Brewer 2012-11-01 2012-12-31
Reviewer, Transactions of the American Fisheries Society Brewer 2011-04-01 2011-05-31
Reviewer, River Research and Applications Brewer 2012-10-01 2012-10-31
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2013-01-01 2013-02-28
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2012-06-01 2012-06-30
Reviewer, North American Journal of Fisheries Management Brewer 2011-08-01 2011-08-31
Reviewer, Missouri Academy of Science Brewer 2011-08-01 2011-08-31
Reviewer, Journal of Great Lakes Science Brewer 2012-01-01 2012-01-31
Reviewer, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Brewer 2012-10-01 2012-10-31
RGE Review Panel Long 2018-11-01 2018-11-30
RGE Review Panel Long 2016-04-01 2016-04-30
Proposal Reviewer, PA Sea Grant Brewer 2014-09-01 Present
Proposal Reviewer, Oklahoma Water Resources Research Institute Brewer 2010-11-01 2010-11-30
Member, Technical Committee, Grand River Dam Authority Technical Committee Leslie 2001-12-01 2007-09-30
Member, River Classification Committee, Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership Brewer 2011-10-01 2012-09-30
Member, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Leslie 2003-10-01 2003-10-31
Member, Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, Instream Flow Advisory Group Brewer 2012-11-01 Present
Member, Gulf Coastal Prairie Landscape Conseravtion Cooperative instream flow steering committee Brewer 2012-02-01 2014-02-28
Member, Environmental Flow Working Group, Water Resources Research Institute Brewer 2011-09-01 Present
Member, Advisory Committee, Oklahoma Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy Leslie 2003-12-01 2005-12-31
Leader and Coordinator, Research Grade Evaluation Panel, U.S. Geological Survey Leslie 2012-01-01 2012-04-30
Full Professor Review, Texas State Univeristy Leslie 2012-09-01 2012-09-30
Full Professor Review, Humbodlt State University Leslie 2012-09-01 2012-09-30
Dissertation Examining Committee, Australian National University Leslie 2012-07-01 2012-09-30
Chair, Committee to develop flow-ecology hypotheses, Southern Aquatic Resources Partnership Brewer 2012-08-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Q&A in Fisheries magazine for recently published book: Black Bass Diversity: Multidisciplinary Science for Conservation. DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2014.955093 Long 2015-03-01
Provided information to a contributor to <a href="//themeateater.com">themeateater.com</a> on the history of black bass and its feared extinction in the early 20th century. Long 2020-04-01
Provided information to High Country News reporter investigating Yaqui Catfish research. Long, Hafen 2019-09-15
Provided information on Paddlefish restoration research activities in Oklahoma for Oklahoma Outdoors TV. Long, Gary 2019-03-01
Presented to Noon Kiwanis on Paddlefish ecology and restoration research Long 2019-03-27
Presented on black bass fisheries in Ozark streams in Oklahoma to Fish and Wildlife Club at Northeastern Oklahoma State University Long 2019-09-19
Participated in interview with Outdoor Oklahoma on Paddlefish restoration. Long 2019-03-19
Local fisheries research expertise for guided discussion around Patagonia's newest environmental film "Artifishal" Long 2019-06-13
Dr. Brewer participated in a segment of Outdoor Oklahoma. The film segment was focused on stream fishing and stream fishes. Brewer 2012-11-06
Dr. Brewer and three of her students attended the Wildlife Expo, hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, to explain stream structure and function to the general public. Brewer 2011-09-22
Article in Outdoor News Bulletin titled "Using Environmental Niche Models to Determine the Distribution of the Oklahoma-state Endangered Longnose Darter" Long 2018-04-13
Article in Outdoor News Bulletin titled "Conserving Black Bass Diversity" Long 2014-10-16