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

South Carolina Education Activities


Little Tobago Island, Tobago, site of seabird research conducted by SC CRU

Unit Scientists teach courses at the graduate level that are responsive to the needs of graduate students. SC Unit scientists founded a weekly seminar series that focuses on management and conservation of natural resources which is know organized by a School Committee. We also support Clemson's Ecology Program through teaching, research, and mentoring.
Recent courses taught include Foundations of Ecology, Advanced Conservation Biology, Ecological Energetics, Wildlife Habitat Associations, and Wildlife Disease and Health.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Wildlife Health Jodice August 2006 December 2006
Wildlife Habitat Analysis Jodice January 2009 May 2009
Wildlfie Energetics Jodice August 2010 December 2010
Unsolved Problems in Ecology Jodice August 2020 December 2020
Spatial ecology of seabirds Jodice January 2016 May 2016
Spatial ecology of seabirds Jodice January 2013 May 2013
Spatial Ecology and Conservation Ross August 2019 December 2019
Spatial Ecology and Conservation Ross August 2017 December 2017
Readings in Ecology Jodice August 2011 December 2011
Graduate Seminar McFadden, Beck January 2012 May 2012
Foundations of Ecology Jodice, Michael January 2020 May 2020
Foundations of Ecology Jodice January 2013 May 2013
Foundations of Ecology Jodice August 2011 December 2011
Foundations of Ecology Jodice August 2009 December 2009
Foundations of Ecology Jodice August 2007 December 2007
Foundations of Ecology Jodice August 2004 December 2004
Fish Management Isely July 2008 August 2008
Fish Management Isely January 2007 May 2007
Fish Management Isely January 2006 April 2006
Fish Management Isely August 2003 December 2003
Fish Management Isely August 2001 December 2001
Fish Ecology Isely January 2007 May 2007
Fish Ecology Isely August 2002 December 2002
Fish Ecology Isely August 2000 December 2000
Fish Age and Growth Isely January 2007 May 2007
Ecological Energetics Jodice August 2005 December 2005
Ecological Energetics Jodice August 2003 December 2003
Directed Research (Undergraduate) McFadden May 2012 July 2012
Conservation Physiology Jodice January 2017 May 2017
Conservation Physiology Jodice August 2020 December 2020
Conservation Physiology Jodice August 2019 December 2019
Conservation Physiology Jodice August 2018 December 2018
Avian Nest Survival Jodice January 2007 April 2007
Applied Population Dynamics McFadden January 2014 May 2014
Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Populations Ross January 2019 April 2019
Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Populations Ross January 2017 March 2017
Analysis of Fish and Wildlife Populations Ross August 2020 December 2020
Advanced Conservation Biology & Sustainability McFadden August 2012 December 2012
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Small mammal capture and field methods McFadden June 2012
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Isely August 2001
Intermediate R Workshop at The Wildlife Society Ross October 2016
Fish Management. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Isely May 2007
Fish Ecology. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Isely March 2007
Co-taught virtual workshop on analyzing count data using the package unmarked in R. Ross August 2020
Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Management: Practical Applications II, Pedro Cays, Jamaica (8 days, 7 participants from Jamaica, Mexico, Bonaire, Martinique, Colombia, British Virgin Islands) Jodice October 2012
Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Management: Practical Applications I, Pedro Cays, Jamaica (8 days, 6 participants from Jamaica) Jodice July 2012
Building Capacity for Seabird Science and Conservation in the Caribbean: Ecology, Conservation and Management Training (6 days, 30 participants from Caribbean ) Jodice June 2012
Best Practices in the Management of Feral Hogs McFadden July 2014
Title and Location Speaker Date
Wildlife Ecology
Presented to: Daniel High School
McFadden November 2013
Using movement data from seabirds to assess risk in the marine environment.
Presented to: Clemson University
Jodice March 2020
Understanding the effect of environmental change on avian populations
Presented to: University of Georgia-Athens
Ross February 2017
The role of green sea turtle foraging habits in structuring marine communities
Presented to: College of Charleston/Medical University of South Carolina
McFadden September 2012
The importance of understanding individual movement patterns in nearshore and pelagic seabirds of the western north Atlantic
Presented to: College of Charleston
Jodice November 2011
South Carolina seabird colonies - longterm trends and recent explorations of reproductive and foraging ecology
Presented to: University of Maine
Jodice January 2010
Season movement of striped bass in relation to temperature and oxygen
Presented to: Western Washington
Isely June 2003
Seabird ecology and conservation in the Northwest Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico: Insights from individual tracking
Presented to: Wake Forest University
Jodice September 2014
Roby, DD, D.E. Lyons, R.M. Suryan, P.G.R. Jodice, and K. Collis. Junk food, regime shifts, and nesting failures: sorting out what matters in seabird forage fish dynamics.
Presented to: Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society, Girdwood, Alaska
Jodice October 2004
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
Presented to: Clemson University
McFadden April 2014
Multi-scale movement and risk in seabirds
Presented to: Duke University
Jodice March 2019
Jodice, P.G.R., L.M. Ferguson, F.I. Sanders, E. Sachs, J. Thibault, L. Wickliffe, and J. Stuckey. 2006. What factors are limiting seabirds and shorebirds in South Carolina? The role of physiological and behavioral ecology to investigate population trends. Fort Johnson Marine Science Center Seminar Series, Charleston, SC.
Presented to: College of Charleston
Jodice October 2006
Jodice, P.G.R., K, Meehan. 2007. Landscape level correlates of fox squirrel presence on golf courses in coastal South Carolina.
Presented to: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Washington D.C.
Jodice July 2007
Jodice, P.G.R. Reproductive energetics of marine birds in the northern Gulf of Alaska: examining factors constraining recovery from the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Presented to: Clemson University
Jodice January 2003
Jodice, P.G.R. Nutritional Ecology and Reproductive Energetics of Piscivorous Seabirds: Lipids, Junk-food, and Nutritional Stress
Presented to: College of Charleston
Jodice October 2004
Jodice, P.G.R. 2007. Energy expenditure, diet quality, and reproductive performance in piscivorous seabirds: assessing the nutritional stress and junk-food hypotheses.
Presented to: University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Seminar Series, Athens, GA
Jodice September 2007
Green sea turtle foraging ecology in a pristine marine ecosystem
Presented to: Clemson University
McFadden April 2012
Examining the movement ecology of seabirds across a range of spatial and temporal scales
Presented to: University of Florida
Jodice April 2015
Behavioral thermoregulation in fishes.
Presented to: Clemson University
Isely September 2001
An "in situ" Comparison of hatchery and wild fish behavior
Presented to: University of Washington
Isely June 2003
Title Presenter Date
The Cooperative Research Units Jodice September 2008
South Carolina Seabird Research – Integrating Ecology, Management, and Conservation Jodice November 2010
Seabirds as Nongame Wildlife: Management Issues that Cross Ecological and Political Boundaries Jodice March 2014
Seabird research in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Jodice September 2010
Seabird Biology and Conservation Jodice November 2010
Science, Advocay and Values Jodice September 2008
Science, Advocay and Values Jodice September 2007
Multidisciplinary Tools in Marine Conservation McFadden September 2014
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Wildlife Ecology & Mangement McFadden April 2014
Employment with the federal government Ross September 2016
Career Options as a Federal Scientist Jodice March 2011
Avian Energetics Jodice November 2008
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Zabriskie, David (MS) Jodice 2003 2005
Wilkinson, Bradley (PhD) Ross 2019 Present
Waller, Michael (MS) Jodice 2007 2010
Thomsen, Jenn (MS) Jodice 2006 2007
Thomas, April (PhD) Ross 2017 2018
Thistle, Mikayla (MS) Jodice 2019 Present
Sullivan, Susan (MS) McFadden 2014 2015
Stuckey, Joyce (MS) Jodice 2005 2006
Stefan, Stacy (MS) Jodice 2008 2008
Snipes, Katie (MS) Jodice 2009 2010
Smith, Kylie (MS) McFadden 2012 Present
Schurba, Jacob (MS) Ross 2019 Present
Rodgers, Maria (PhD) McFadden 2013 Present
Roach, Nicolette (MS) McFadden 2013 2015
Roach, Nicolette (MS) Jodice 2013 2015
Plumpton, Hannah (MS) Jodice 2016 2018
O'Bryan, Chris (MS) Jodice 2011 2014
Newman, Blaise (MS) Jodice 2018 2020
Myko, Seth (MS) Jodice 2015 2017
Muthersbaugh, Michael (PhD) Ross 2020 Present
Morton, Jennifer (MS) McFadden 2012 Present
Moore, Lindsay (PhD) Jodice 2009 2012
Miller, Emily (MS) Ross 2019 Present
Melcher, Allison (MS) Ross 2020 Present
Masto, Nicholas (MS) Ross 2017 2019
Malanchuk, John (PhD) Ross 2018 Present
Livingston, John (MS) Jodice 2003 2004
Lawson, Abigail (PhD) Ross 2018 2019
Lawson, Abby (PhD) McFadden 2013 Present
Latshaw, Sarah (MS) Jodice 2009 2010
Knoerr, Michael (MS) Ross 2016 2018
Kelley, Adam (MS) Jodice 2007 2008
Keck, Katie (MS) McFadden 2012 2014
Jabor, William (MS) Isely 1999 2002
Hackney, Amanda (MS) Jodice 2008 2010
Gorga, Caroline (MS) Jodice 2010 2012
Gigliotti, Laura (PhD) Ross 2017 2020
Garmastani, AhJond (PhD) Jodice 2003 2006
Froehly, Jennifer (MS) Ross 2016 2018
Froehly, Jenifer (MS) Jodice 2016 2018
Eldredge, Cady (PhD) Jodice 2009 2013
Dertien , Jeremy (PhD) Ross 2018 Present
Denson, Mike (PhD) Isely 2003 2006
Cottrell, Amy (PhD) Ross 2020 Present
Clement, Marion (MS) Jodice 2017 2019
Clancy, Kathleen (MS) Jodice 2007 2008
Chumbley, Christopher (MS) Jodice 2007 2008
Chaudhary, Vratika (MS) McFadden 2014 2015
Briggs, Caity (MS) McFadden 2012 2012
Azad, Shefali (MS) Jodice 2015 2016
Azad, Shefali (MS) McFadden 2014 2016
Arguerin, Antonio (PhD) Isely 2001 2004
Sirajuddin, Pallavi (MS) Jodice 2016 2018