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

Tennessee Technical Assistance Activities


Silver Carp below Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River

As part of our mission, Tennessee Unit scientists provide technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, literature reviews, reviewing reports and proposals, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues affecting citizens of Tennessee and throughout North America.


Description and Agency Provider(s) Date
Worked with the Nature Conservancy on the progress of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam.
The Nature Conservancy
Layzer 2003-04-01
Worked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam.
Layzer 2002-04-01
Worked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam.
Layzer 2002-01-01
Worked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam.
Layzer 2001-12-01
Worked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam.
Layzer 2001-11-01
Using eDNA to inform potential presence of Slender Chub in Tennessee.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Rogers, Paine 2020-01-01
Through seminars and workshops I am helping my state cooperators revamp their long-running reservoir creel survey program
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Bettoli 2012-08-16
The Endangered Species Act requires USFWS to conduct periodic 5-year reviews on the conservation status of listed species. I provided a literature search and review for a second round 5- year review for the Oyster Mussel. The Service will use the comments to evaluate whether the current listing status and recovery priority number assigned to the oyster mussel are appropriate.
Tennessee Ecological Services Field Office
Rosenberger 2017-09-01
Technical Assistance Expert Advice for KDWPT on Oxytetracycline Marking for Largemouth Bass
KDWPT
Mather, Bettoli 2011-03-01
Summarized previous research and provided that information to Assistant Chief of Fisheries regarding trout stocking schemes in Tennessee tailwaters.
Tennessee Wildlife Resoures Agency
Bettoli 2014-01-02
Reviewed fish marking protocols employed unsuccessfully by Kansas biologists to mark large batch of largemouth bass fingerlings; advised the Unit Leader at the KCFWRU on how best to help her State cooperators solve their problems.
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Bettoli 2011-05-10
Ran computer simulations and provided editorial comments and feedback on a white bass management manuscript that State Cooperators were preparing for publication.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Bettoli 2014-09-16
Provided training to State biologists on how to surgically implant ultrasonic tags into lake sturgeon.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Bettoli 2010-11-22
Provided model layer describing fundamentally suitable mussel habitat for component of the Meramec River Drainage.
The Nature Conservancy
Key, Rosenberger, Lindner 2017-10-14
Provided literature and advice to South Carolina DNR biologist on how to measure survival of stocked trout in reservoir tailwaters
Bettoli, Harris 2005-04-01
Provided feedback and advice to a TWRA program manager regarding long-term lake sturgeon restoration efforts and stocking schemes
Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency
Bettoli 2014-01-14
Provided a technical review of a final report prepared by Iranian and Russian biologists on the status of Caspian Sea sturgeon stock and submitted to the U.S.F.W.S., Office of Scientific Authority.
Bettoli 2003-09-01
Proposal reviewer for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on bluemask darter and boulder darter RFP submissions.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Rogers 2017-10-01
Participating in the process of drafting a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Reservoir Fisheries Management in Tennessee.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources agenc
Bettoli 2012-07-11
Participated in a committee investigating how to best address ongoing Species Status Assessment Issues in the Southeast with the Fish and Wildlife Service.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Rosenberger 2018-01-09
Participate on the Tennessee River Acoustic Telemetry Team to monitor and increase understanding of Asian Carp invasion.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Rogers 2016-08-01
Participate in a team to improve estimates of total inland fish capture to support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rogers 2016-01-10
Participant in the Snail Darter Technical Team that is reviewing status and recovery success.
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Rogers 2016-11-30
Met with auditors with the State of Tennessee to provide technical explanations of recent research on paddlefish commercial fishing regulations.
Tennessee State Comptrolelrs Office
Bettoli 2009-09-05
Invited organizer and host for USGS Southeast Climate Adaptation Center annual review in New Orleans. Was moderator for a session on inland fisheries and habitats and invited guest speakers to the session.
U.S. Geological Survey
Rogers 2019-10-01
Expert panel member for Tennessee Valley Authority programmatic environmental assessment for establishment of Asian carp movement deterrents
Tennessee Valley Authority
Rogers 2020-07-01
At the request of the Statewide Coldwater Program Manager, I prepared a summary of recent literature on the relationship between CR mortality of trout and elevated water temperatures.
Tennessee Wildlife Resoures Agency
Bettoli 2009-11-07
At the request of the Chief of Fisheries (TWRA), mathematically modeled the likelihood recruitment overfishing with a change in size limits for sauger. Performed analyses, created graphics and tabular data, and prepared written summary of the findings.
Tennessee Wildlife Resoures Agency
Bettoli 2009-10-01
Assisted the Tennessee Valley Authority in the evaluation of the mussel fauna in the Cherokee Dam tailwater.
Layzer 2002-07-01
Assisted Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists in preparing a manuscript on efficacy of different fish sampling gears.
Bettoli 2003-08-01
Assisted North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in the evaluation of the mussel fauna in a regulated stream.
Layzer 2003-08-01
Advised a district biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on how to perform catch-curve analysis on a reservoir fishery database.
Bettoli 2006-01-06
Advised a district biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on how to design an annual sampling program for saugers.
Bettoli 2006-01-08
Advised TWRA biologists on the likelihood of growth overfishing or recruitment overfishing occurring if harvest regulations for saugers in the Tennessee River were liberalized.
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
Bettoli 2010-10-26
Advised ESPN producers and B.A.S.S. tournament organizers on legal and ethical techniques for anesthetizing largemouth bass that were implanted with radio tracking devices.
Bettoli 2006-04-15
Role - Description Provider         Start Date        End Date       
Supervisor, College Bass Fishing Team, Tennessee Tech University - Mentoring and administration to support the college fishing team. Rogers 2018-01-01 Present
Member, Women and Gender Studies Bettoli 2006-08-01 2010-06-30
Member, Space Committee, Biology Department, Tenn Tech University - Coordinate with the Department on space use and manage CRU offices along with their needs. Rogers 2018-08-01 Present
Member, Search Committee, Fish Ecologist Assistant Professor, Tennessee Tech University - Member of search and screen committee for tenture-track fish ecologist faculty position Rogers 2017-08-01 2018-05-31
Member, Promotion Committee, Biology Department, Tennessee Tech University Layzer 1995-07-01 Present
Member, Graduate Policies Committee, Tennessee Tech University Rogers 2016-01-01 Present
Member, Dailey Endowment Award Committee, Tennessee Tech University - Review applications and vote on award recipient. Rogers 2016-07-01 Present
Member, Caplenor Outstanding Researcher Award Committee - Reviewed dossiers submitted by faculty colleagues to determine who was the most worthy recipient of the University's highest award for research and scholarship Bettoli 2006-01-01 2009-12-31
Graduate Policies Committee - Vote on entrance requirements and student admissions Rogers 2016-01-01 Present
Faculty Advisor - I serve as the faculty advisor for the Biology Graduate Student Society (BGSS) at Tennessee Tech University. I represent student concerns at faculty meetings and provide guidance and advise when needed. Rosenberger 2018-07-01 Present
Role and Organization Individual         Start Date        End Date       
Tennessee River Lake Sturgeon Working Group Bettoli 2007-01-01 2011-12-31
Reviewer - North American Journal of Fisheries Management Rogers 2017-06-01 2017-06-30
Reviewer - Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Rogers 2016-10-01 2016-10-31
Reviewer - Fisheries Research Rogers 2016-12-01 2017-05-31
Proposal Reviewer - Great Lakes Fishery Commission Rogers 2017-07-01 2017-08-31
Member, Tennessee Rare Aquatic Mollusk Committee Layzer 1987-12-01 Present
Member, Scientific Advisory Committe for the Cumberland Habitat Conservation Plan Layzer 2008-07-01 Present
Member, Native Mussel Committee, MICRA Layzer 2004-01-01 Present
Member, Lake Sturgeon Restoration Committee Layzer 1997-11-01 Present
Member, Bluemask Darter Technical Team. Layzer 2012-06-01 Present
Member, Barrens Topminnow Task Force Bettoli 2003-01-01 2005-06-30
Manuscript review, Freshwater Science Rosenberger 2017-10-01 Present
Outreach Activity Provider(s)        Date       
Visited an elementary school to exhibit and tell about crayfish in Tennessee Rogers, Schrum 2017-12-10
Update on Asian Carp research to biologists from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama at their tri-state biologists meeting. Rogers 2017-08-09
Take a Kid Fishing, Jamiaca Plain, MA Layzer 2012-08-26
Spoke to the Tennessee Striped Bass Association, Norris, TN. Discussed current management activities and stress in striped bass. Bettoli 2001-06-26
Spoke to the Tennessee Striped Bass Association, Halls, TN, on "Factors regulating hooking mortality in striped bass". Bettoli 2001-06-26
Spoke to the Elk River Chapter of TU, Tullahoma, TN on "Recent Research Findings on the Elk River Trout Fishery". Bettoli 2001-07-12
Spoke to Cumberland Chapter, Trout Unlimited, Nashville, TN, on recent economic and human dimensions research in Tennessee rivers managed for trout. Bettoli 2003-07-21
Spoke at the Upper Cumberland (TN) Veterinary Association's monthly dinner meeting, on paddlefish conservation in the Tennessee River. Bettoli 2004-11-10
Spoke at a public luncheon hosted by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, on conservation of paddlefish in Tennessee. Bettoli 2004-10-06
Spoke about trout research in tailwaters of the state to the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Norris, TN. Bettoli 2007-04-12
Responded to TWRA request to take fish genetics samples at a major fishing tournament, describe the science to the public, and provide a report on results. Rogers 2017-10-20
Research update to the Chattanooga Bass Association Rogers 2017-08-10
Radio interview on paddlefish conservation issues aired on the not-for-profit program "Our Ocean World". Bettoli 2005-08-16
Provided the Cookeville Earth Day a presentation on freshwater mussel diversity, life history, and the history of use and conservation in the United States. Rosenberger 2018-04-29
Provided Asian Carp updates for the southeast to USGS EMA for Congressional Briefing in Kentucky Rogers 2018-07-19
Presented preliminary findings on the accidental take of pallid sturgeon in a commercial fishery for shovelnose sturgeon to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. Bettoli 2007-06-20
Presented paddlefish research findings at three public meetings with commercial fishing interests in Chattanooga, Nashville, and Jackson, TN, June 16-18, 2005. Bettoli 2005-06-16
Presented findings on tournament mortality of largemouth bass to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. Bettoli 2007-08-29
Presented findings of paddlefish research to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. Bettoli 2005-04-22
Presented findings of paddlefish research to annual retreat of Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists. Bettoli 2005-05-05
Presented additional findings on the accidental take of pallid sturgeon in a commercial fishery for shovelnose sturgeon to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission. Bettoli 2007-09-19
Presentation to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission, Nashville, TN. Human dimensions and economic value of Tennessee's tailwater trout fisheries. Bettoli 2003-08-01
Presentation to the Cumberland Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Human dimensions and economic value of Tennessee's tailwater trout fisheries, with special reference to the Caney Fork River. Bettoli 2003-07-01
On World Water Day (22 March 2013) I accepted an invitation to man a booth at the Tennessee Aquarium and demonstrate how fisheries sceintists use modern telemetry techniques to study and conserve fish populations Bettoli 2013-03-22
Largemouth bass research updates for my work in Tennessee Rogers 2018-08-02
Invited expert. Tennessee Valley Authority public meeting on Asian Carp controls in the Tennessee River for a Programmatic Environmental Assessment. One of 2 USGS invited experts. Rogers 2020-07-01
Interviewed for USFWS public article/press release on Asian Carp titled "War in the Water" Rogers 2018-03-19
Interviewed by the host of Tennessee Outdoors, a radio program carried by WPLN in Nashville, Tennessee, regarding recent topics in sport fish research in Tennessee. Bettoli 2007-09-15
Interviewed by a reporter for the Charlotte-Observer (NC) newspaper, for an article on trout biology in Tennessee rivers. Bettoli 2005-10-26
Interviewed by a reporter for Wine Spectator (London, UK) for an article on caviar and paddlefish conservation, which appeared in its online magazine. Bettoli 2005-07-01
Interviewed by a reporter for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment for a story on paddlefish conservation and management, which appeared in volume 9(3). Bettoli 2005-11-01
Interviewed by Natioanl Public Radio for a piece on paddlefish conservation, which aired nationwide. Bettoli 2005-10-27
Interviewed by BASSMASTER magazine for article on Asian Carp in Kentucky Reservoir, one of my study areas. Rogers 2018-07-10
During a regularly scheduled public meeting I briefed the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission on recent and current research conducted by the Tennessee Unit and how such research finidngs are used by Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists and supervisors. Bettoli 2012-01-12
Assisted a junior bass fishing tournament by leading weigh in and assisting with fish health care. Rogers 2018-04-15
A contributing editor for the magazine "Musky Hunter" wrote an article about our published research on the thermal ecology of muskellunge in a Tennessee reservoir. The article "Just Right" appeared in ther Research Corner section of the April/May issue of the magazine, pages 20-22. Bettoli 2015-04-30
"Cyber-bass" article in the Kingsport Times-News, regarding a project funded by TWRA and Tennessee Tech University, on the tracking habits, movement and preferences of smallmouth bass through the use of radio transmitters. Bettoli 2002-04-01