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

South Carolina Technical Assistance Activities


Staff and technicians from Grupo Jaragua and the SC CRU study Black-capped Petrels in the Dominican Republic

One of the primary missions of the Cooperative Research Units is to provide technical assistance to our cooperators. Unit Scientists use their expertise in natural resource management, experimental design, data analysis, and leadership to work with partners on a variety of issues and projects. A few of these are highlighted below.

Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Training in feral hog trapping and "best practices" for Management
NRCS
Sullivan July 2014
Provided expertise on the design of boat-based nightlight surveys and alligator population trends in South Carolina.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Lawson, Jodice March 2021
Provided expert advice to South Carolina Department of Natural Resource Managers on Best Practices in night light and tuck Alligator Survey Design
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
McFadden, Lawson January 2013
Member of the Wild Hog Task Force Group for South Carolina
SC DNR
McFadden January 2012
I provided technical assistance on flow-ecology relationships for South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and water Planning Process Advisory Committee.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Bower January 2022
I provided technical assistance on flow-ecology relationships for SCDNR at a Technical Advisory Committee meeting
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Bower December 2021
I am assisting the Weyerhaeuser Company with study development, looking at the impacts of forestry practices on aquatic organisms.
Weyerhaeuser Company
Bower September 2021
I served as the technical advisor on flow ecology and the impacts of flow alteration on aquatic organisms for the Edisto River Basin Council.
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
Bower May 2022
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Wildlife Ecologist Search Committee Member McFadden October 2013 February 2014
Wildlife Coordinator Position/Yawkey Wildlife Center/Baruch - Serve as member on search committee McFadden October 2014 April 2015
University Senate Alternate - Serve as alternate for SAFES senator, attend meetings. McFadden April 2013 Present
Search committee, SC-CRU, Clemson University - I am assisting in the search for the new AUL-Wildlife biologist for the South Carolina CRU Bower September 2021 Present
Search committee for Dept. chair - Work with other committee members to select new Department Chair for FEC Ross October 2018 October 2019
Search Committee, Kennedy Chair in Wetlands and Waterfowl Ross October 2019 Present
Scholarship and Awards Committee for Department Ross September 2017 August 2020
Organizer, Departmental Seminar Series Jodice September 2007 December 2007
Organizer, Departmental Seminar Series Jodice January 2007 April 2007
Member, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Nonthesis Option Working Group Jodice July 2007 September 2007
Member, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology Graduate Program Working Group, Commission on Higher Education Programmatic Evaluation Jodice March 2007 May 2007
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Clemson University - membe, Search Committee for Kennedy Endowed Chair, Waterfowl Jodice November 2019 Present
Member, Faculty Search Committee, Clemson University - Member of search committee to hire Wetlands Ecologist Jodice January 2012 April 2012
Member, Departmental Merger Committee Jodice June 2003 December 2003
Member, Chair Evaluation - Member of team conducting evaluation of Chair Jodice August 2014 September 2014
Graduate Student Studies Committee Jodice September 2010 December 2013
Fisheries Ecologist Search Committee - Committee to hire new TT assistant professor in fisheries ecology Ross January 2017 April 2017
Cooridinator, Departmental Seminar Series - Founded and continued to soley coordinate the departmental seminar series Jodice January 2012 May 2012
Cooridinator, Departmental Seminar Series - Founded and continued to soley coordinate the departmental seminar series Jodice August 2009 December 2009
Coordinator, Departmental Seminar Series Jodice September 2008 December 2008
Coordinator, Departmental Seminar Series Jodice January 2008 April 2008
Committee Member, Ecology curriculum innovation working group member - Ecology curriculum innovation working group member McFadden June 2012 December 2012
Co-chair, Search Committee, Director Kennedy Center Jodice November 2019 June 2021
Chair, Search Committee, AUL-Wildlife Jodice April 2021 Present
Chair, Search Committee, AUL-Fisheries Jodice October 2020 April 2021
Chair, Nemours Wildlife Foundation’s Scholarship in Wildlife Conservation honoring Laura & Eugene DuPont Jodice January 2018 March 2018
Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Clemson University - Chaired faculty search committee for a Wildlife Ecologist Jodice September 2013 March 2014
Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Clemson University - Chaired faculty search committee for a Fisheries Ecologist Jodice February 2013 May 2013
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
USGS Representative for the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium (PARC) McFadden August 2013 Present
South Carolina Ocean Planning Workshop Jodice December 2010 December 2010
South Atlantic Regional Research Project Jodice April 2009 April 2009
Sigma Xi McFadden April 2013 Present
Reviewer, Delaware Bay shorebird/horseshoe crab assessment Jodice May 2003 May 2003
Panelist/Reviewer, NSF Jodice July 2013 July 2013
Panel Member, Climate Change and Cross-Seasonal Research Priorities for Migratory Birds, TWS Conference Ross October 2016 October 2016
Member, Southeastern Seabird Working Group Jodice March 2008 December 2010
Member, Second World Seabird Conference International Steering Committee Jodice March 2013 October 2015
Member, Royal Tern Working Group Jodice January 2004 December 2006
Member, Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Isely January 2005 January 2010
Member, Liaison Committee, National Water Quality Assurance Board Isely May 1996 Present
Member, First World Seabird Conference International Steering Committee Jodice March 2008 September 2010
Member, Executive Board, Robust Redhorse Conservation Committee Isely September 2003 Present
Member, Atlantic Marine Bird Conservation Cooperative Jodice October 2005 Present
Marine Wind Power Workshop, BioDiversity Research Institute Jodice November 2011 December 2013
International Student Conservation Science Conference McFadden October 2012 October 2012
Innovation in Teacher Training McFadden May 2012 May 2012
Fellow, Clemson University Institute for Parks Jodice January 2013 Present
Committee Member of the Palmyra Atoll Research Consortium McFadden October 2012 Present
Chair of the Scientific Committee of PARC McFadden August 2013 Present
Antarctic Proposal Review Panel, National Science Foundation Jodice June 2013 July 2013
Africa Section of the Society for Conservation Biology McFadden August 2014 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Your Day Radio Interview McFadden, Lawson July 2014
Web page to host data on tracking of seabirds in the Atlantic. I developed the web page and maintain it. Jodice April 2014
WHQR NPR News Interview Lawson, McFadden July 2014
University PR on research project Jodice, Lamb May 2013
Served as a mentor at the International Student Conservation Science Conference at the American Museum of Natural History. Judged oral presentations, presented at career fair and mentored graduate students McFadden October 2012
Public talk presented to Charleston (SC) Audubon Society: Global and Local Perspectives on Seabird Ecology and Conservation Jodice September 2012
Press release on satellite tracking of Black-capped Petrels Jodice June 2014
I lead outreach for inner-city youth and under-represented groups, introducing them to careers in wildlife and fisheries. I worked with the 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program, Clemson Career Workshop, Tiger Alliance, Emerging Scholars Program out of Clemson. Bower May 2022
Alligator conservation research Press Release McFadden April 2013