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

Alabama Education Activities


Student setting a trap for bobwhite quail on Conecuh National Forest, AL.

The Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit teach graduate level course in applied fisheries and wildlife science. Coursework offered by unit scientists focus on quantitative ecology and management science.


Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Wildlife Population Analysis Grand 2016-08-19 2016-12-10
Wildlife Population Analysis Grand 2005-08-17 2005-12-15
Wildlife Population Analysis Grand 2001-08-20 2001-12-15
Use of focal species for coservation planning Grand 2011-01-10 2011-05-10
Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management McGowan 2013-01-10 2013-04-30
Structured Decision Making for Natural Resource Management McGowan 2011-01-15 2011-04-26
Special Topics in Lotic Ecology Irwin 2004-01-12 2004-05-04
Special Topics Population Analysis Grand 2005-01-05 2005-05-11
Special Topics Lotic Ecology Irwin 2010-08-15 2010-12-15
Special Topics Lotic Ecology Irwin 2005-01-09 2005-05-08
Special Problems-Restoration Ecology Irwin 2019-08-15 2019-12-15
Special Problems-Restoration Ecology Irwin 2017-08-15 2017-12-15
Special Problem in Wildlife Science:MATLAB Programming Grand 2008-01-08 2008-05-10
Special Problem in Wildlife Science:Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data Grand 2006-01-06 2006-05-12
Special Problem - Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data Grand 2004-01-20 2004-05-05
Spatial Ecology of Animals Mitchell 2004-01-09 2004-05-13
Spatial Ecology of Animals Mitchell 2001-08-20 2001-12-15
River Basin Management and Planning Irwin 2010-08-15 2010-12-15
Quantitative Conservation Biology Grand 2007-01-07 2007-05-10
Problem Solving in Wildlife Science McGowan 2012-01-08 2012-05-06
Occupancy Estimation and Modeling Grand 2006-08-18 2006-12-10
Occupancy Analysis Grand 2013-10-01 2014-09-30
Introduction to Structured Decision Making McGowan 2014-02-10 2014-02-14
Intro to GIS Grand 2011-01-10 2011-05-10
Habitat Use, Selection, and Occupancy Grand, Steury 2010-06-29 2010-07-29
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2017-06-05 2017-07-15
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2016-06-05 2016-07-15
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2014-01-15 2014-05-15
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2010-01-15 2010-05-15
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2006-01-15 2006-05-15
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2004-01-12 2004-05-04
Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems Irwin 2001-09-30 2001-09-30
Ecology and Conservation of Predators Mitchell 2000-08-22 2000-12-11
Dynamics and Management of Wildlife Poplations Grand 2016-08-19 2016-12-10
Directed Study: Course Defisn Grand 2008-05-19 2008-08-09
Design and analysis of wildlife survival studies Grand 1999-08-20 1999-12-05
Decision Support Tools for Adaptive Management Irwin 2015-08-15 2015-08-15
Avian Ecology and Managemnt McGowan 2017-01-10 2017-04-30
Applied Ecological Modeling McGowan 2016-01-10 2016-05-04
Applied Ecological Modeling McGowan 2015-01-12 2015-05-04
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand 2016-01-11 2016-05-12
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand 2014-01-09 2014-05-10
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand 2007-08-18 2007-12-10
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand 2005-08-18 2005-12-10
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand 2003-08-20 2003-12-10
Advanced Techniques in Wildlife Population Analysis McGowan, Robinson 2016-01-10 2016-05-04
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
USFWS/USGS Structured Decision Making Workshop Mitchell, Irwin, Cochrane 2010-09-17
USFWS/USGS Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions Irwin, Williams, Runge, Nichols, Johnson, Mayer, Rumph 2010-08-13
Training to revitalized Species Status Assessment (SSA) process to support USFWS ESA decisions. McGowan 2016-07-12
Taught "Introduction to Fishing," "Fly Fishing," "Bass Fishing" and "Bow Hunting" in "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" (BOW) program. Irwin 2003-10-05
Structured decision making workshop for Black Duck habitat management to benefit continental carrying capacity and harvest. McGowan 2010-09-17
SDM workshop to assist State and Fedearl agencies with management plan for Gulf Striped Bass Irwin 2011-08-25
SDM workshop for ADCNR on Red Hills Salamander habitat conservation McGowan 2014-06-19
SDM workshop at NCTC Irwin 2014-06-06
Over the Water Irwin 2016-10-31
Over the Water Irwin 2013-11-21
NCTC Structured Decision Making Workshop McGowan 2014-08-22
NCTC CSP3171: Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Co-taught with six other instructors. 30 students; 1 week course; January 2011. Irwin 2011-01-14
My students and I taught a two-day workshop in Anchorage, Alaska on the topic of population modeling and the use of the modeling tool we are developing (Aves Modeler). The workshop was entitled, Understanding the impacts of catastrophes on marine bird pop Arnold, Grand 2003-10-23
MsCIP Shipp Island restoration SDM workshop Irwin 2014-06-26
MsCIP SDM workshop for Shipp Island restoration Irwin 2013-11-15
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Irwin 2004-07-27
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Irwin 2003-06-05
Modeling recovery of bird populations - Organized and presented a two-day workshop in Anchorage, Alaska entitled "Understanding the impacts of catastrophes on marine bird populations: Using Aves Modeler for population level analyses. Attended by approxima Grand 2005-01-28
MOCC to FLCFWRU students and staff Irwin, Zweig 2011-02-25
MOCC to ALCFWRU students and staff Irwin, Zweig 2015-10-18
MOCC to ALCFWRU affiliate student Irwin 2011-09-15
Introduction to Structure decision making for NCTC McGowan 2014-02-14
Intro to SDM Irwin 2014-02-28
Decision analysis for Shorebird Conservation, at the 2015 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting. McGowan 2015-09-14
Co-organized Catfish Aging Workshop; a continuing education workshop on aging catfish with otoliths. 2005. Irwin 2004-10-02
Becoming an Outdoors Women Irwin 2004-03-07
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Irwin 2005-10-05
Becoming an Outdoors Woman Irwin 2005-03-09
Alabama Bobwhite Quail Workshop - Assisted with program development in concert with ADCNR, AWF, and USDA, NRCS staff; delivered introductory remarks and led two-day workshop. Decatur, AL. Grand 2005-07-27
Alabama Bobwhite Quail Workshop - Assisted with program development in concert with ADCNR, AWF, and USDA, NRCS staff; delivered introductory remarks and led two-day workshop in Millbrook, AL. Grand 2005-08-03
2-day pilot course for USFWS on data analysis and projection modeling for Species Status Assessments. McGowan, Tucker, Angeli 2017-09-12
Title and Location Speaker Date
Why catfish are better than bass: a decadal perspective.
Presented to: Auburn University
Irwin 2004-12-15
Why catfish are better than bass and walleye: a research perspective.
Presented to: South Dakota State University
Irwin 2004-10-20
Population modeling in endangered species decision making and management
Presented to: Auburn University
McGowan 2014-03-05
Models for engendered species decision making and management
Presented to: University of Georgia
McGowan 2015-04-04
Inventory and conservation planning for species of greatest conservation need on Alabama DCNR managed lands.
Presented to: Warnell School of Ecology. University of Georgia. Athens, GA
Grand 2007-09-06
Adaptive management of R.L. Harris Dam: tweaking flows for fishes and landowners.
Presented to: Auburn University
Irwin 2007-09-07
Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River: From Stakeholders to Shoals.
Presented to: Auburn University
Irwin 2005-10-18
AL-GAP: Gap Analysis for Alabama
Presented to: Auburn
Grand 2002-10-10
Title Presenter Date
The dusky Canada goose - natural catastrophy or anthropogenic magnet? Seminar CWS Northern Prairies Research Centre Grand 2000-09-10
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand 2015-06-30
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand 2014-06-06
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand 2010-05-28
Strategic Habitat Conservation and Adaptive Management Grand 2010-04-15
Population modeling for spectacled eiders - BIOL 7360 Grand 2000-11-07
Multi-use river management: a case study of the Missouri River McGowan 2010-09-30
Landcover methodology for Alabama Gap Analysis Project Grand 2003-11-11
Introduction to SDM Irwin 2017-07-30
Introduction to SDM Irwin 2016-07-30
Introduction to SDM Irwin 2015-07-30
Introduction to SDM Irwin 2014-07-30
Introduction to Fisheries Irwin 2006-06-06
Intro to SDM Irwin 2013-11-05
Gap Analysis for Conservation of Biodiversity in Alabama Grand 2003-12-09
Gap Analysis for Alabama Grand 2003-04-02
Gap Analysis for Alabama Grand 2002-10-10
Federal Employment Irwin 2017-11-07
Federal Employment Irwin 2016-11-05
Federal Employment Irwin 2015-11-05
Federal Employment Irwin 2014-11-05
Federal Employment Irwin 2013-11-05
Federal Employment Irwin 2011-09-28
Ecology and management of black bears Mitchell 2004-02-24
Ecology and management of black bears Mitchell 2002-02-19
Ecology and management of black bears Mitchell 2001-02-20
Decision Analysis for endangered species McGowan 2015-04-01
Conservation of predators Mitchell 2001-04-19
Catfish ecology and management Irwin 2005-10-08
Assessing Population Level Impacts of Petrochemical Industry Activities on Yellow-billed Loon Populations Grand 2005-01-05
Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River Irwin 2017-04-09
Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River Irwin 2016-04-09
Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River Irwin 2015-04-09
Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River Irwin 2014-04-09
Adapative Management Irwin 2004-10-01
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Wilson, Heather (PhD) Grand 2003 2006
White, Lindsay (PhD) Irwin 2015 Present
Walls, Jonathan (MS) Grand 2009 2011
Varner, Dana (PhD) Grand 2008 2012
Van Zant, Jeff (PhD) Grand 1999 2006
Underwood, William (MS) Mitchell 2000 2002
Tucker, James (PhD) Grand 1998 2002
Tucker, Anna (PhD) Grand 2016 Present
Tucker, Anna (PhD) McGowan 2015 2019
Tripp, Helen (MS) Grand 2013 Present
Thornton, Mark (MS) Mitchell 2000 2001
Teneglia, Karen (PhD) Grand 2010 2012
Tacconelli, Michelle (MS) Grand 2007 2011
Strozier, Amanda (MS) Irwin 2019 Present
Stratford, Jeff (PhD) Mitchell 2001 2005
Stirling, Rachelle (MS) Grand 2010 2013
Staton, Benjamin (MS) McGowan 2014 2015
Sparklin, Bill (MS) Mitchell 2005 2009
Smit, Ruben (MS) Irwin 2012 2014
Slipke, Jeff (PhD) Grand 1999 2003
Silvano, Amy (MS) McGowan 2010 2013
Shepard, Michael (MS) Irwin 2005 2007
Sharpe, Nick (MS) Grand 2002 2005
Sharp, Nick (MS) Mitchell 2001 2003
Sharp, Julie (MS) Irwin 2015 2017
Saalfeld, Sarah (MS) Grand 2005 2006
Ryer, Kevin (MS) McGowan 2014 2016
Romagosa, Christina (PhD) Mitchell 2002 2009
Reynolds-Hogland, Melissa (PhD) Mitchell 2000 2005
Reynolds, Melissa (PhD) Grand 2001 2006
Quintana, Jessica (MS) Irwin 2014 2016
Quellette Coffman, Kristie (PhD) Irwin 2017 Present
Piper, Taconya (PhD) Irwin 2004 2013
Pico, Amy (MS) Irwin 2000 2003
Penaloza, Claudia (PhD) McGowan 2013 2013
Pacifici, Lara (MS) Mitchell 2000 2003
Mosley, Tyler (MS) Irwin 2011 2012
Moore, Molly (MS) Irwin 2007 2010
Miller, Dianna (MS) Irwin 2005 2008
Miller, Benjamin (MS) Grand 2007 2010
Merritt, Emily (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
McClure, Chris (PhD) Grand 2008 2010
Matechik, Christopher (MS) McGowan 2012 2014
Martin, Ben (MS) Irwin 2005 2008
Mahoney, Peter (MS) Grand 2008 2011
Lai, Quan (PhD) Irwin 2014 2018
Knight, John (MS) Irwin 2001 2010
Knight, Casey (MS) Irwin 2005 2008
Kessler, Herbert (MS) Grand 2005 2006
Kennedy, Mickett (PhD) Irwin 2004 2015
Kennedy, Katie (PhD) McGowan 2010 2015
Keever, Allison (MS) McGowan 2012 2014
Keever, Allison (MS) Grand 2011 2014
Jolley, David (MS) Grand 2003 2006
Jolley, Buck (MS) Mitchell 2004 2006
Hunter, Susan (MS) Grand 2008 2011
Hudson, Steven (MS) Grand 2001 2003
Holtfretter, Rob (PhD) Grand 2007 Present
Holtfreter, Rob (MS) Mitchell 2005 2008
Holley, Michael (MS) Irwin 2004 2006
Hayer, Cari-Ann (MS) Irwin 2002 2005
Hartup, Wendi (MS) Grand 2001 2005
Hartke, Kevin (MS) Grand 1998 2001
Hanson, Laura (MS) Mitchell 2005 2008
Graham, Stephanie (MS) Grand 2011 2015
Gibson, Charles (MS) Grand 2003 2004
Gerken, Clark (MS) Irwin 2013 2015
Fox, Brian (MS) Grand 2007 2012
Folk, Travis (PhD) Mitchell 2001 2006
Ferrara, Allyse (PhD) Grand 1999 2001
Favreau, Jorie (PhD) Mitchell 2001 2006
Farrell, Patrick (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
Farrell, Patrick (MS) Grand 2012 2014
Earley, Laurie (MS) Irwin 2010 2012
Dunham, Kylee (MS) McGowan 2014 2016
Draper, John (MS) Grand 2015 Present
Dickey, Jason (MS) Irwin 2004 2006
Damon, Lowery (MS) Grand 2009 2011
Butler, Catherine (MS) Grand 2011 2013
Buckingham, Jeffrey (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
Brongo, Lara (MS) Grand 2001 2003
Black, Deirdre (MS) Irwin 2000 2005
Billodeaux, Lauren (MS) Mitchell 2003 2006
Bidrowski, Tom (MS) Grand 1999 2005
Beyer, Sabrina (MS) Irwin 2005 2008
Aspinwall, Alexander (MS) McGowan 2015 2016
Aspinwall, Alex (MS) Irwin 2014 2016
Andress, Rob (MS) Grand 2001 2001
Alix, Diane (MS) Grand 2010 2013
Albrecth-Schmidt, Terri (MS) Mitchell 2000 2001
Alam, Ayesha (MS) Irwin 2019 Present
Adams, David (PhD) Irwin 2010 2016
Price, Jennifer (PhD) McGowan 2014 2017