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

Tennessee Education Activities


Silver Carp below Barkley Dam on the Cumberland River

Graduate students in the Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit (TN CFRU) earn either a Master of Science degree in the Department of Biology or a PhD in Environmental Science. Annual stipends for research assistantships are competitive; all tuition and fees are waived. All graduate students must conduct research in addition to completing course work chosen in consultation with an advisory committee. All students in the TN CFRU are supported by research assistantships. Most students assist each other on their projects, thus increasing their research experience and opportunities. All students must deliver at least one seminar at the completion of their research, as well as complete a written thesis and successfully defend it in front of their advisory committee. Students frequently help write a technical final report to fulfill the requirements of the contracts that funded their research. Students usually are expected to give at least one talk about their research at a professional meeting. All students are encouraged to participate in professional societies and university functions.

Title Instructor(s) Start Date End Date
Special Topics Layzer August 2001 December 2001
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli September 2009 December 2009
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli September 2007 December 2007
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli August 2013 December 2013
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli August 2005 December 2005
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli August 2003 December 2003
Reservoir Fisheries Management Bettoli August 2002 December 2002
Reservoir Ecology and Management Rogers January 2017 May 2017
Reservoir Ecology and Management Rogers February 2019 May 2019
Rerservoir Fisheries Managament Seminar Bettoli August 2015 December 2015
Readings in Aquatic Community Ecology, TN Tech Rosenberger January 2018 May 2018
Professional Development Rosenberger August 2018 December 2020
Malacology Rosenberger August 2019 December 2019
Malacology Layzer September 2010 December 2010
Malacology Layzer September 2009 December 2009
Malacology Layzer September 2008 December 2008
Malacology Layzer January 2001 May 2001
Malacology Layzer August 2011 December 2011
Malacology Layzer August 2007 December 2007
Malacology Layzer August 2006 December 2006
Malacology Layzer August 2005 December 2005
Malacology Layzer August 2004 December 2004
Malacology Layzer August 2003 December 2003
Malacology Layzer August 2001 December 2001
Independent Study in Malacology, TN Tech Rosenberger January 2018 May 2018
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli September 2008 December 2008
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Rogers January 2020 May 2020
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Rogers January 2018 June 2018
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2014 December 2014
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2006 December 2006
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2004 December 2004
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2002 December 2002
Fish and Wildlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2001 December 2001
Fish and Wildlfie Biometrics Bettoli September 2010 December 2010
Fish and WIldlife Biometrics Bettoli August 2012 December 2012
Centrarchid Biology and Management Workshop. Co-taught a two-day works Bettoli June 2001 June 2001
Advanced Spatial Ecology, co-instructor Rosenberger January 2019 May 2019
Training Provided Instructor(s) Completion Date
Using PowerPoint and Poster Presentations to Effectively Communicate your Message. A workshop at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Bettoli January 2011
U.S. Department of the Interior, Motorboat Operator Certification Course Jennings, Dennerline, Bettoli June 2012
Provided training to National Fish Hatchery personnel on techniques used to propagate and culture freshwater mussels. Layzer May 2002
Provided training to National Fish Hatchery personnel on techniques used to propagate and culture freshwater mussels. Layzer March 2002
Provided training to National Fish Hatchery personnel on techniques used to propagate and culture freshwater mussels. Layzer June 2002
Provided training to National Fish Hatchery personnel on techniques used to propagate and culture freshwater mussels. Layzer August 2002
Motorboat Operators Certification Course (Department of Interior) Bettoli June 2011
Motorboat Operators Certification Course Bettoli September 2013
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Bettoli July 2004
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Bettoli January 2001
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Bettoli August 2007
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Bettoli August 2005
Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior Bettoli August 2002
Title and Location Speaker Date
The Neglected Value of Global Inland Fisheries Production
Presented to: Auburn University
Rogers October 2016
The Need to Consider Inland Fisheries in Food and Water Planning
Presented to: Engineering Dept, Tennessee Tech University
Rogers October 2017
Tennessee’s Freshwater Life
Presented to: Tennessee Tech University
Rosenberger September 2019
Presented invited seminars on the topic of status and conservation of paddlefish in the Tennessee River to professional audiences at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga Honors (3/10/04); Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture, Auburn University (9/20/04), Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Lab (11/1/04), Virginia Tech Chapter, American Fisheries Society, Blacksburg, VA (11/15/04), and the USGS Columbia River Research Lab, Cook, WA (12/3/04)
Presented to: Tennessee Tech University
Bettoli March 2004
Pew Ocean Commission Report and its relevance to conservation of paddlefish stocks in Tennessee waters
Presented to: Special Libraries Association Annual Meeting
Bettoli June 2004
Notable Human Dimensions Controversies in Tennessee
Presented to: University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Bettoli November 2010
Landscape Ecology of Alaska Fishes
Presented to: University of Tennessee
Rosenberger April 2018
Landscape Ecology of Alaska Fishes
Presented to: Kennesaw State University
Rosenberger March 2018
Landscape Ecology of Alaska Fishes
Presented to: Austin Peay State University
Rosenberger March 2018
Global Capture Fisheries; Approaches and Challenges to Assessing Inland Contributions
Presented to: NMFS Woods Hole, MA
Rogers August 2018
Freshwater Mussels: A Vanishing Fauna
Presented to: Austin Peay State University
Layzer March 2011
Freshwater Mussel Conservation
Presented to: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Harris, Layzer February 2005
Title Presenter Date
Resume and C.V. Writing, TN Tech Rosenberger September 2018
Resume and C.V. Writing, TN Tech Rosenberger September 2017
Student (Degree) Advisor Start Year End Year
Wood, William (MS) Rogers 2018 2020
Winesett, P. (MS) Layzer 1999 2001
Westhoff, Jacob (MS) Bettoli 2004 2006
Wesley, Victor (MS) Rogers 2020 Present
Walton, C. (MS) Layzer 2007 2009
Suffridge, E. (MS) Layzer 1999 2001
Papraniku, Isabel (MS) Rosenberger 2018 2018
Paine, Robert (PhD) Rogers 2018 2019
Padgett, Ashley (MS) Rogers 2019 Present
Nelson, Stefan (MS) Rosenberger 2020 Present
Laha, Malabika (MS) Bettoli 2002 2004
Kahn, Tanya (PhD) Rosenberger 2020 Present
Kacmar, Phillip (MS) Rogers 2017 2018
Jones, Valerie (MS) Rosenberger 2017 2019
Johnston, Suzanne (MS) Bettoli 2014 Present
Johnson, Thomas (MS) Bettoli 2014 Present
Hubbs, Nathaniel (MS) Rosenberger 2018 2020
Hoogaker, Frederick (MS) Rogers 2020 Present
Holtswarth, Jordan (MS) Rosenberger 2017 2019
Gibbs, Keith (PhD) Bettoli 2008 2013
Gibbs, K. (MS) Layzer 2007 2009
Flatt, Sean (MS) Layzer 2005 2007
Flanagan, Thomas (MS) Rogers 2019 Present
Fetters, Jack (MS) Rosenberger 2021 Present
Ferrell, Heather (MS) Bettoli 2014 Present
Fernholz, Savannah (MS) Rosenberger 2017 2018
Fernholz, Savannah (MS) Rogers 2017 2018
Evans, Jordan (MS) Rosenberger 2017 2019
Day, Sam (MS) Rosenberger 2018 2018
Coons, Aaron (MS) Rosenberger 2018 Present
Cary, Joshua (MS) Rosenberger 2019 Present
Call, Geoff (MS) Bettoli 2001 2003
Bowers, Olivia (MS) Rosenberger 2019 Present
Bommareddy, S. (MS) Layzer 1999 2001
Black, Tyler (MS) Layzer 2005 2007
Benton, Paul (MS) Bettoli 2004 2006
Bajo, Brittany (MS) Rosenberger 2019 Present
Asmus, Kim (MS) Layzer 2003 2004