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 August 2016 December 2016
Wildlife Population Analysis Grand August 2005 December 2005
Wildlife Population Analysis Grand August 2001 December 2001
Use of focal species for coservation planning Grand January 2011 May 2011
Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management McGowan January 2013 April 2013
Structured Decision Making for Natural Resource Management McGowan January 2011 April 2011
Stream Ecology Brewer January 2022 April 2022
Stream Ecology Brewer August 2021 December 2021
Special Topics Population Analysis Grand January 2005 May 2005
Special Problem in Wildlife Science:MATLAB Programming Grand January 2008 May 2008
Special Problem in Wildlife Science:Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data Grand January 2006 May 2006
Special Problem - Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data Grand January 2004 May 2004
Scientific Writing Brewer January 2021 May 2021
Quantitative Conservation Biology Grand January 2007 May 2007
Problem Solving in Wildlife Science McGowan January 2012 May 2012
Occupancy Estimation and Modeling Grand August 2006 December 2006
Occupancy Analysis Grand October 2013 September 2014
Introduction to Structured Decision Making McGowan February 2014 February 2014
Intro to GIS Grand January 2011 May 2011
Habitat Use, Selection, and Occupancy Grand, Steury June 2010 July 2010
Dynamics and Management of Wildlife Poplations Grand August 2016 December 2016
Directed Study: Course Defisn Grand May 2008 August 2008
Design and analysis of wildlife survival studies Grand August 1999 December 1999
Avian Ecology and Managemnt McGowan January 2017 April 2017
Applied Ecological Modeling McGowan January 2016 May 2016
Applied Ecological Modeling McGowan January 2015 May 2015
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand January 2016 May 2016
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand January 2014 May 2014
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand August 2007 December 2007
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand August 2005 December 2005
Analysis of Wildlife Populations Grand August 2003 December 2003
Advanced Techniques in Wildlife Population Analysis McGowan, Robinson January 2016 May 2016
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Training to revitalized Species Status Assessment (SSA) process to support USFWS ESA decisions. McGowan July 2016
Structured decision making workshop for Black Duck habitat management to benefit continental carrying capacity and harvest. McGowan September 2010
SDM workshop for ADCNR on Red Hills Salamander habitat conservation McGowan June 2014
Provided training to undergraduate and graduate students on resumes and federal applications/jobs/interviews. Brewer November 2021
NCTC Structured Decision Making Workshop McGowan August 2014
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 October 2003
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 January 2005
Introduction to Structure decision making for NCTC McGowan February 2014
Decision analysis for Shorebird Conservation, at the 2015 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting. McGowan September 2015
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 July 2005
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 August 2005
2-day pilot course for USFWS on data analysis and projection modeling for Species Status Assessments. McGowan, Tucker, Angeli September 2017
Title and Location Speaker Date
The ecological relevance of narrow-range bass: An example using Neosho Smallmouth Bass
Presented to: Auburn University, Water Resources Center
Brewer March 2021
Population modeling in endangered species decision making and management
Presented to: Auburn University
McGowan March 2014
Models for engendered species decision making and management
Presented to: University of Georgia
McGowan April 2015
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 September 2007
Biological integrity and environmental stressors on stream fishes
Presented to: Missouri Western University
Brewer October 2020
AL-GAP: Gap Analysis for Alabama
Presented to: Auburn
Grand October 2002
Title Presenter Date
The dusky Canada goose - natural catastrophy or anthropogenic magnet? Seminar CWS Northern Prairies Research Centre Grand September 2000
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand May 2010
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand June 2015
Structured Decision Making in Wildlife Management Grand June 2014
Strategic Habitat Conservation and Adaptive Management Grand April 2010
Population modeling for spectacled eiders - BIOL 7360 Grand November 2000
Multi-use river management: a case study of the Missouri River McGowan September 2010
Landcover methodology for Alabama Gap Analysis Project Grand November 2003
Gap Analysis for Conservation of Biodiversity in Alabama Grand December 2003
Gap Analysis for Alabama Grand October 2002
Gap Analysis for Alabama Grand April 2003
Endangered species and the Science behind listings Brewer November 2021
Decision Analysis for endangered species McGowan April 2015
Assessing Population Level Impacts of Petrochemical Industry Activities on Yellow-billed Loon Populations Grand January 2005
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Young, Amber (MS) Brewer 2020 Present
Wilson, Heather (PhD) Grand 2003 2006
Walls, Jonathan (MS) Grand 2009 2011
Varner, Dana (PhD) Grand 2008 2012
Van Zant, Jeff (PhD) Grand 1999 2006
Tucker, James (PhD) Grand 1998 2002
Tucker, Anna (PhD) Grand 2016 Present
Tucker, Anna (PhD) McGowan 2015 2019
Tripp, Helen (MS) Grand 2013 Present
Teneglia, Karen (PhD) Grand 2010 2012
Tacconelli, Michelle (MS) Grand 2007 2011
Stirling, Rachelle (MS) Grand 2010 2013
Staton, Benjamin (MS) McGowan 2014 2015
Slipke, Jeff (PhD) Grand 1999 2003
Silvano, Amy (MS) McGowan 2010 2013
Sharpe, Nick (MS) Grand 2002 2005
Saalfeld, Sarah (MS) Grand 2005 2006
Ryer, Kevin (MS) McGowan 2014 2016
Reynolds, Melissa (PhD) Grand 2001 2006
Penaloza, Claudia (PhD) McGowan 2013 2013
Miller, Benjamin (MS) Grand 2007 2010
Merritt, Emily (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
McClure, Chris (PhD) Grand 2008 2010
Matechik, Christopher (MS) McGowan 2012 2014
Mahoney, Peter (MS) Grand 2008 2011
Lamb, Elijah (MS) Brewer 2020 2021
Kessler, Herbert (MS) Grand 2005 2006
Kennedy, Katie (PhD) McGowan 2010 2015
Keever, Allison (MS) McGowan 2012 2014
Keever, Allison (MS) Grand 2011 2014
Jolley, David (MS) Grand 2003 2006
Hunter, Susan (MS) Grand 2008 2011
Hudson, Steven (MS) Grand 2001 2003
Holtfretter, Rob (PhD) Grand 2007 Present
Hartup, Wendi (MS) Grand 2001 2005
Hartke, Kevin (MS) Grand 1998 2001
Graham, Stephanie (MS) Grand 2011 2015
Gladstone, Nicholas (MS) Brewer 2021 2022
Gibson, Charles (MS) Grand 2003 2004
Fox, Brian (MS) Grand 2007 2012
Ferrara, Allyse (PhD) Grand 1999 2001
Farrell, Patrick (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
Farrell, Patrick (MS) Grand 2012 2014
Elliott, Gabrella (MS) Brewer 2021 2022
Dutton, Haley (PhD) Brewer 2022 Present
Dunham, Kylee (MS) McGowan 2014 2016
Draper, John (MS) Grand 2015 Present
Damon, Lowery (MS) Grand 2009 2011
Butler, Catherine (MS) Grand 2011 2013
Buckingham, Jeffrey (MS) McGowan 2013 2015
Brongo, Lara (MS) Grand 2001 2003
Bidrowski, Tom (MS) Grand 1999 2005
Aspinwall, Alexander (MS) McGowan 2015 2016
Andress, Rob (MS) Grand 2001 2001
Alix, Diane (MS) Grand 2010 2013
Price, Jennifer (PhD) McGowan 2014 2017