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

Alabama Research Activities


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

The Alabama Unit has identified four areas in which to concentrate its research efforts: 1) determining the effects of forest management techniques on wildlife species, 2) investigating the ecology and management of stream corridors, 3) investigating the status, life history and habitat requirements of endangered or threatened species to obtain information necessary for the development of comprehensive recovery plans, and 4) investigating the ecology and management of fish and wildlife species on landscape scales. The Unit will not be restricted to these areas of investigation; however, it will work towards the development of comprehensive research programs in each.


Project Completion Date
Adaptive Management for Turkey Harvest in Alabama 2020-09-30
Grassland habitat management for diverse taxa and stakeholders 2016-07-31
American Black Duck Survival and Recruitment analyses 2013-09-30
Horseshoe crab abundance 2015-05-31
Grassland bird occupancy modeling 2014-12-31
White-Tailed Deer demographics at Ft. Rucker Alabama 2014-01-01
Deer Density and recriutment 2016-05-31
Design and Analysis of Manatee Demographic Models 2014-06-30
Threats, flows, and ecology: modelling and decision tools to support recovery of listed and at-risk species in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin. 2021-09-30
A structured decision making rapid prototyping workshop to incorporate stakeholder and expert opinion for evaluation of water management actions to reduce incidental take of listed freshwater mussels and Gulf Sturgeon in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin in Alabama, Georgia, and Florida. 2021-09-30
Impacts of PFAS Contaminants on Oyster Health and Food Safety. 2022-09-30
ADCNR Harris Dam 17 - Assessment of impacts of flow management on macroinvertebrate assemblages 2018-12-31
Integrating sonar and aerial photogrammetry to quantify habitat persistence for shoal dwelling fishes and invertebrates in relation to flow prescriptions. 2019-06-17
Sustainable restoration of Dauphin Island, Alabama: Phase IV 2019-05-31
Sustainable restoration of Dauphin Island, Alabama: Phase III 2018-05-31
Determination of Species-Specific Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Requirements for Non-Game Riverine Fishes 2018-12-31
Quantifying temperature and metabolic patterns for non-game riverine fishes, with potential for assessing fish tolerances below dams 2018-12-31
Spectacled Eider Listing Status 2018-03-01
Research Publications Publication Date
Yorke, E.H., Judy, C.E., Saveraid, T.C, McGowan, C.P., Caldwell, F. C. in press, Distal Border Fragments of the Equine Navicular Bone: Significance in current clinical lameness. | Download 2014-02-28
Tucker AM, McGowan CP, Catalano M, Derose-Wilson A, Robinson R, Zimmerman J, In Review, Foraging ecology mediates response to ecological mismatch during migratory stopover, For Submission to Animal Ecology. | Download 2019-11-30
Sparklin, W. D. M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, and L. B. Hanson. 2009. Territoriality of feral pigs in a highly persecuted population on Fort Benning, Georgia Journal of Wildlife Management 73:497-502. | Download 2008-10-31
Smith, D.R., C.P. McGowan, J.P. Daily, J.D. Nichols, J.A. Sweka, and J.E. Lyons 2013 Evaluating a multispecies adaptive management framework: must uncertainty impede effective decision-making? Journal of Applied Ecology, early online August 28, 2013 doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12145 | Download | Publisher Website 2013-12-31
Sakaris, P. C., and E. R. Irwin. Application of stochastic models for examining the effects of hydrologic alteration and variable mortality on the population dynamics of lotic fishes in regulated river systems. Ecological Applications | Download 2010-03-31
Sakaris, P. C., K. J. Kleiner, A. M. Ferrara and E. R. Irwin. Movements and home ranges of alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula) in the Mobile Tensaw Delta, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 57:102-111. 2003-10-31
Sakaris, P. C., E. R. Irwin. 2008 Verification of daily ring deposition in the otoliths of age-0 channel catfish. North American Journal of Fish Management 28:212-218 2008-01-31
Sakaris, P. C., E. R. Irwin, J. C. Jolley and D. Harrison. 2006. Comparison of native and introduced flathead catfish populations in Alabama and Georgia: growth, mortality and management. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 26:867-874. 2006-11-30
Rodekohr D. E. Irwin, E. Brantley and S. Fowler. 2013. It takes more than mussels to win a water war . Auburn Speaks on Water, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama | Download 2014-02-28
Robinson, OJ, McGowan, CP, Apodaca, JJ, in review, Decision analysis for habitat conservation of an endangered, range limited salamander, for submission to Animal Conservation | Download 2016-12-31
Robinson, OJ, McGowan CP, Devers P. in review, Deciphering density dependent dynamics using multiple system models and Bayesian model weight updating. Submitted to Ecology February 2016. | Download 2017-05-31
Robinson OJ, McGowan CP, Devers PK. (2016) Updating movement estimates for American black ducks (Anas rubripes) PeerJ 4:e1787 | Download 2016-02-28
Robinson OJ, McGowan CP, Devers PK, Brook RW, Huang M, Jones M, McAuley DG, Zimmerman G. 2016, A full annual cycle modeling framework for American black ducks, Natural Resource Modeling 29: 159–174. | Download 2016-02-28
Price Tack JL, West B, McGowan CP, Ditchkoff S, Reves SJ, Keever A, Grand JB, in review, A semi-automated system for processing time-lapse camera trap images. submitted to Methods in Ecology and Evolution. | Download 2016-11-30
Price Tack JL, McGowan CP, Ditchkoff SS, Morse W, Robinson OJ, In Review, Managing the endangered North American hunter: a novel framework to address declines in hunters and hunter-generated conservation funds, Submitted to Human Dimensions of Natural Resources | Download 2018-07-31
Post Van Der Burg, M., Bly, B.B., Vercautheren, T., Grand, J.B., and Tyre, A.J. On the role of budget sufficiency, cost Efficiency and uncertainty in species management. Journal of Wildlife Management: 00(0): 000-000, 200X | Abstract | Download 2013-11-30
Peñaloza, C. L., W. L. Kendall, and C. A. Langtimm. Reducing bias in survival under non-random temporary emigration. Ecological Applications 24:1155-1166. | Download 2014-07-31
Peterson, J., C. Moore, S. Wenger, K. Kennedy, E. Irwin, and M. Freeman. 2007. Adaptive management applied to aquatic natural resources. Chapter 6.4 in Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference, March 27-29, Athens. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2007-03-31
Olive, J.A., H.L. Schramm, Jr., P.D. Gerard, E. Irwin. 2011. An evaluation of agreement between pectoral spines and otoliths for estimating ages of catfishes. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:679-688. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2011-09-30
Nash, M. K., and E. R. Irwin. 1999. Use of otoliths versus pectoral spines for aging adult flathead catfish. Pages 309-316 in E. R. Irwin, W. Hubert, C. Rabeni, H. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. Catfish 2000:Proceedings of the 1st International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland. 2000-01-31
Mounce, HL, CC Warren, CP McGowan, EHPaxton, JJ Groombridge, In review, Using population viability analysis to model extinction risk and evaluate recovery options for a critically endangered Hawaiian honeycreeper: Maui Parrotbill (Kiwikiu, Pseudonestor xanthophrys). | Download 2018-05-31
Mitchell, M. S., J. A. Gude, N. Anderson, J. Ramsey, M. Thompson, M. Sullivan, V. Edwards, C. Gower, J. F. Cochrane, E. Irwin, and T. Walshe. 2013. Using structured decision making to manage disease risk for Montana wildlife. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:107-114. | Download 2013-04-30
Millspaugh, J.J., R. A. Gitzen, S. Amelon, T. W. Bonnot, D. T. Farrand, D. S. Jachowski, B. J. Keller, C. P. McGowan, M. S. Pruett, C. D. Rittenhouse, and K. M. Suedkamp Wells. 2008. Effects of culling on Bison demographics in Midwestern National Parks. Natural Areas Journal 28: 240-250. | Download 2008-12-31
Millard MJ, Sweka JA, McGowan CP, Smith DR, 2015, Assessment and Management of North American Horseshoe Crab Populations, with Emphasis on a Multispecies Framework for Delaware Bay Populations, in Carmichael RH, Botton ML, Shin PKS, Cheung SG (eds.) Changing global perspectives on biology, conservation, and management of horseshoe crabs, Springer 2015. | Download 2015-12-31
McGowan, CP. 2015, Comparing Models of Red Knot population dynamics, The Condor 117 (4), 494-502. | Download 2015-11-30
McGowan, CP, Smith, DR, Nichols, JD, Lyons, JE, Sweka, J, Kalasz, K, Niles, LJ, Wong, R, Brust, J, Davis, M, Spear, B, in review, Implementing a framework for multi-species, multi-objective adaptive management in Delaware Bay. Biological Conservation, 191: 759-769. | Download 2015-11-30
McGowan, CP, JE Lyons, and D.R. Smith, 2015, Developing objectives with multiple stakeholders: adaptive management of horseshoe crabs and Red Knots in the Delaware Bay. Environmental Management, 55 (4), 972-982. | Download 2015-03-31
McGowan, CP, Gardner, B. 2013, Evaluating Methodological Assumptions of Catch-Curve Survival Estimation for Un-Marked Precocial Chicks. Waterbirds 36: 82-87 | Download 2013-03-31
McGowan, CP, Allan NA, Servoss J, Headwall S, Woolridge B, in review, Incorporating population viability models into species status assessment and listing decisions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. for submission to Endangered Species Research | Download 2017-10-31
McGowan, C.P., M.R. Ryan, M.C. Runge, J.J. Millspaugh, J. Cochrane, 2011. The role of demographic compensation theory in incidental take assessments for endangered species. Biological Conservation 144, 730-737. | Download 2011-02-28
McGowan, C.P., M. C. Runge, M. A. Larson, 2011. Incorporating parametric uncertainty into population viability models. Biological Conservation, 144, 1400-1408. | Download 2011-05-31
McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, W. Kendal. 2011. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance. Ecosphere 2: art 69. | Download 2011-06-30
McGowan, C.P., D.H. Catlin, T.L. Shaffer, C.L. Gratto Trevor, C. Aron, 2014. Establishing endangered species recovery criteria using predictive simulation modeling. Biological Conservation 177, 220–229 | Download 2014-09-30
McGowan, C.P., D.C. Kessler, M.R. Ryan, 2011, Endangered species management: A Synthesis. Lessons in Conservation, Available on line February 2011. | Download | Publisher Website 2011-02-28
McGowan, C.P., 2012. Demography. in: T. Simons, E. Nol, R. Beotcher (eds.) The American Oysterchatcher, in R. Poole The Birds of North America On-Line. | Download 2012-01-31
McGowan, C.P. 2013, A Structured approach to incidental take decision making. Environmental Managment 51:241–250 | Download 2013-08-31
McGowan, C. P., and T. R. Simons. 2006. Effects of human disturbance on the incubation behavior of American Oystercatchers. Wilson Bulletin 118: 485-493. 2006-12-31
McGowan, C. P., and T. R. Simons. 2005. A method for trapping breeding adult American Oystercatchers. Journal of Field Ornithology 76(1):46-49. 2005-05-31
McGowan, C. P., and M. R. Ryan. 2009, A quantitative framework to evaluate incidental take and endangered species population viability. Biological Conservation, 142: 3128–3136. | Download 2009-12-31
McGowan, C. P., T. R. Simons, W. Golder, and J. Cordes. 2005 A comparison of American Oystercatcher reproductive success on barrier beach and river island habitats in coastal North Carolina. Waterbirds 28(2): 150-155. 2005-07-31
McGowan, C. P., S. A. Schulte, and T. R. Simons. 2005. Resightings of marked American Oystercatchers banded as chicks. Wilson Bulletin 117: 382-385. 2005-06-30
McGowan, C. P., Ryan, M.R. 2010. Arguments for Using Population Models in Incidental Take Assessments for Endangered Species. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 1: 183-188 | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2010-11-30
McGowan, C. P., J. J. Millspaugh, M. R. Ryan, K. C. Cruse, and G. A. Pavelka. 2009. Estimating survival of precocial chicks during the pre-fledging period using a catch-curve method and age based count data Journal of Field Ornithology 80: 79-87. | Download 2009-02-28
McGowan, C. P., D. Catlin, G. Jons, G. Pavelka. 2007. Piping Plovers nesting amongst cottonwood saplings. Waterbirds 30: 275 – 277. | Download 2007-12-31
Martin, B. M. and E. R. Irwin. 2011. A Digital Underwater Video Camera System for Aquatic Research. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 30:1365-1369 | Download 2010-12-31
Loehle, C., P. Van Deusen, T. B. Wigley, M. S. Mitchell, S. H. Rutzmoser, J. Aggett, J. A. Beebe, and M. L. Smith. 2006. A Method for Landscape Analysis of Forestry Guidelines Using Bird Habitat Models and the Habplan Harvest Scheduler. Forest Ecology and Management 232:56-67. 2006-05-31
Lai QT, ER Irwin, Y Zhang. 2020. Quantifying harvestable fish and crustacean production enhancement and associated economic values from oyster reefs in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Oceans and Coastal Management 187:105104 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2020.105104 | Download 2020-02-28
Kendall, W. L., R. J. Barker, G. C. White, M.S. Lindberg, C. A. Langtimm, and C. L. Peñaloza. 2013. Combining tag recovery, auxiliary observations, and robust design data to estimate demographic parameters from marked individuals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4:828-835. | Abstract | Download 2013-09-30
Keever, A.C., C.P. McGowan, S.S. Ditchkoff, P.K. Acker, J.B. Grand, C.H. Newbolt, in review, Efficacy of time-lapse photography and repeated counts estimation for monitoring white-tailed deer populations. | Download 2017-10-31
Katechis, C., P. Sakaris, and E. R. Irwin. 2007. Population demographics of Mooneye, Hiodon tergisus, in the lower Tallapoosa River of the Mobile Basin. Southeastern Naturalist 6:461-470. 2007-09-30
Jolley, J. C., and E. R. Irwin. A health assessment of catfish in the Coosa River, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies | Download 2008-09-30
Jolley, J. C., and E. R. Irwin. 2004. Food habits of catfishes in tailwater and reservoir habitats in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 57:124-140. 2003-10-31
Jolley, J. C. and E. R. Irwin. 2011. Catfish population characteristics in tailwater and reservoir habitats of the Coosa River, Alabama. American Fisheries Society Symposium 77:155-166 | Download 2011-09-30
Jolley, D. B., S. S. Ditchkoff, B. D. Sparklin, L. B. Hanson, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2010. Estimate of herpetofauna depredation by a population of wild pigs. Journal of Mammalogy 91:519-524. | Download 2010-04-30
Jackson, J. R., R. L. Noble, E. R. Irwin, and S. L. Van Horn. 2001. Response of juvenile largemouth bass to habitat enhancement through addition of artificial substrates. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:46-58. 2001-08-31
Irwin, ER, MC Freeman, J Peterson, MC Lloyd, KDM Kennedy, K Ouellette and E Kosnicki. 2019. Adaptive Management of Flows from R.L. Harris Dam, (Tallapoosa River, Alabama): Stakeholder Process and Use of Biological Monitoring Data for Decision Making. Open File Report 2019-1026, 93 p. https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20191026 | Download 2019-04-30
Irwin, ER, MC Freeman, J Peterson, MC Lloyd, KDM Kennedy, K Ouellette and E Kosnicki. 2019. Adaptive Management of Flows from R.L. Harris Dam, (Tallapoosa River, Alabama): Stakeholder Process and Use of Biological Monitoring Data for Decision Making. Open File Report 2019-1026, 93pages, https://doi.org/x. | Download 2019-03-31
Irwin, ER and MC Lloyd. 2017. Experimental stocking of sport fish in the regulated Tallapoosa River to determine critical periods for recruitment. Cooperator Science Series 128-2017. | Download 2017-12-31
Irwin, E.R. and T.P. Goar. 2015. Spatial and temporal variation in recruitment and growth of Channel Catfish Alabama bass and Tallapoosa Bass in the Tallapoosa River and associated tributaries. U.S. Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperator Science Series FWS/CSS -116, Washington, D.C. | Download | Publisher Website 2015-07-31
Irwin, E.R and J. Terhune. Solving problems in fisheries management: proof of concept using structured decision making at the undergraduate level. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 4:25–30. | Download 2017-03-31
Irwin, E. R., and W. A. Hubert. 1999. Biology and management of ictalurids: a summary of the proceedings of the international catfish symposium. Pp. 495-502 in E. R. Irwin, W. A. Hubert, C. F. Rabini, H. L. Schramm, Jr., and T. Coon (eds. ). Catfish 2000: Proceedings of the International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E. R., and M. C. Freeman. 2002. A proposal for adaptive maqnagement to conserve biotic integrity in a regulated segment of the Tallapoosa River, Alabama (U. S. A. ). Conservation Biology 16:1212-1222 2001-08-31
Irwin, E. R., and A. M. Ferrara. Fish tales: study seeking to tell story of Alabama's alligator gar. Highlights of Agricultural Research 47 (4):12-14. 2001-01-31
Irwin, E. R., W. A. Hubert, C. F. Rabeni, H. L. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. 1999. Biology and Management of Catfishes: Proceedings of the First International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesda, Maryland. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E. R., R. L. Noble and J. R. Jackson. 2002. A reservoir landscape for age-0 largemouth bass. Pages 61-71 in Ridgeway, M., and D. Philipp (editors). Black Bass 2000 Symposium Proceedings. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. 2002-10-31
Irwin, E. R., M. C. Freeman and K. M. Costley. 1999. Habitat use by juvenile channel catfish and flathead catfish in lotic systems in Alabama. Pages 223-230 in E. R. Irwin, W. Hubert, C. Rabeni, H. Schramm, and T. G. Coon, editors. Catfish 2000:Proceedings of the 1st International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society Symposium 24, Bethesdea, Maryland. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E. R., K. D. Kennedy, J. T. Peterson, M. C. Freeman and B. J. Freeman, G. T. Turner. Using Aquatic GAP models to prioritize conservation efforts: a framework. GAP Bulletin 16 | Download 2009-03-31
Irwin, E. R. and K. D. M. Kennedy. 2009. Engaging stakeholders for adaptive management using structured decision analysis. Proceedings of the Third Conference on Research in the Watersheds. | Download 2009-10-31
Irwin, E. R. Defining Ecological and Economical Hydropower Operations: a Framework for Managing Dam Releases to Meet Multiple Conflicting Objectives. Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics 1 (3): Article 5. | Download 2014-11-30
Irwin, E. R. 2013. Adaptive management of flows from dams: a win-win framework for water users. Auburn Speaks: Water. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. | Download 2013-09-30
Irwin ER, Coffman KMO, Godsey ES, Enwright NM, Lloyd MC, Joyner K, and Lai, Q. 2020. Consequences of Restoration Actions to Faunal Conservation and Other Stakeholder Values: Dauphin Island, Alabama. Available online at https://gom.usgs.gov/DauphinIsland/Reports.aspx | Download 2020-06-30
Henry, T. B., E. R. Irwin, J. M. Grizzle, W. G. Brumbaugh and M. L. Wildhaber. 2001. Gill lesions and death of bluegill in an acid mine drainage mixing zone. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20:1304-1311. 2001-01-31
Hayer, C-A., and E. R. Irwin. Influence of gravel mining and other factors on detection probabilities of Coastal Plain Fishes in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. | Download 2008-11-30
Hanson, L. B., M. S. Mitchell, J. B. Grand, D. B. Jolley, W. D. Sparklin, and S. S. Ditchkoff. 2009. Effect of experimental manipulation on survival and recruitment of feral pigs. Wildlife Research. 36(3):185-191. | Download 2009-04-30
Grand, J.B. and K.J. Kleiner. 2016. Prioritizing landscapes for longleaf conservation. Cooperator Science Series. 48 pp. | Download 2016-02-28
Freeman, M. C., Z. Bowen, K. Bovee and E. Irwin. 2001. Flow and habitat effects on juvenile fish abundance in natural and altered flow regimes. Ecological Applications 2001:179-190. 2001-01-31
Freeman M. C., E. R. Irwin, N. M. Burkhead, B. J. Freeman and H. L. Bart. 2005. Status and Conservation of the Fish Fauna of the Alabama River System. American Fisheries Symposium 45:557-585. 2003-01-31
Ferrara, A. M., and E. R. Irwin. 2001. A standardized procedure for internal sex identification in Lepisostidae. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 21:530-535. 2001-01-31
Dunham, Kylee, and Grand, J.B., 2016, Viability of the Alaskan breeding population of Steller’s eiders: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1084, 8 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161084. | Abstract | Download 2016-09-30
Dunham, Kylee, and Grand, J.B., 2016, Evaluating models of population process in a threatened population of Steller’s eiders—A retrospective approach: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1062, 14 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161062 | Abstract | Download 2016-09-30
David R. Smith, Nathan L. Allan, Conor P. McGowan, Jennifer A. Szymanski, Susan R. Oetker, and Heather M. Bell (2018) Development of a Species Status Assessment Process for Decisions under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management: June 2018, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 302-320. https://doi.org/10.3996/052017-JFWM-041 | Download 2018-06-30
Damm, P.E., Grand, J.B. Grand, and S.W. Barnett. Variation in detection among passive infrared triggered-cameras in wildlife research. Proceedings Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website 2011-08-31
DL Ward, AF Casper2, TD Counihan, JM Bayer, IR Waite, JJ Kosovich, CG Chapman, ER Irwin, JS Sauer, BS Ickes and AJ McKerrow. Long-term fish monitoring in large rivers: Utility of “benchmarking” across basins. Fisheries 42:100-114 | Download 2017-02-28
Craven, S.W., J.T. Peterson, M.C. Freeman, T.J. Kwak, and E. Irwin. 2010. Modeling the relations between flow regime components, species traits and spawning success of fishes in warmwater streams. Environmental Management. 46(2):181-194 | Download 2010-07-31
Counihan, T. D., I. R. Waite, A. F. Casper, D. L. Ward, J. S. Sauer, E. R. Irwin, C. G. Chapman, B. S. Ickes, C. P. Paukert, J. J. Kosovich, and J. M. Bayer. 2018 Can data from disparate long-term fish monitoring programs be used to increase our understanding of regional and continental trends in large river assemblages? PLoS ONE doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0191472 | Download 2018-01-31
Buckmeier, D. L., and E. R. Irwin. 2000. An evaluation of soft visual implant tag retention and anchor tag retention in channel catfish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 20:296-299. 2000-01-31
Buckmeier, D. L., E. R. Irwin, R. K. Betsill and J. A. Prentice. 2002. Validity of otoliths and pectoral spines for estimating ages of channelcatfish. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:934-942. 2001-10-31
Boxrucker, J., and E. R. Irwin 2002. Challenges of Crappie Management Continue into the 21st Century. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1334-1339. 2002-10-31
Aspinwall, A, E. Irwin and C. Lloyd. 2016. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass. Cooperator Science Series # 123-2017 | Download 2016-12-31
Anna M. Tucker, Conor P. McGowan, Robert A. Robinson, Jacquie A. Clark, James E. Lyons, Audrey DeRose-Wilson, Richard du Feu, Graham E. Austin, Philip W. Atkinson, and Nigel A. Clark, in review, Effects of individual misidentification on estimates of survival in long-term capture-recapture studies, for submission to Condor. | Download 2019-03-31
Alix, D.M., C.J. Anderson, J.B. Grand, and C. Guyer. 2014. Evaluating the effects of land use on headwater wetland amphibian assemblages in coastal Alabama. Wetlands 34:917:926 | Abstract | Download 2014-06-30
McGowan, C. P., D. R. Smith, J. A. Sweka, J. Martin, J. D. Nichols, R. Wong, J. E. Lyons, L. J. Niles, K. Kalasz, J. Brust, M. Klopfer, B. Spear. 2011. Multi-species modeling for adaptive management of horseshoe crabs and red knots in the Delaware Bay. Natural Resource Modeling 24, 117-156 | Download 2011-02-28
Presentations Presentation Date
Zenas, SJ, and JB Grand. 2017 Factors influencing post-capture survival of eastern wild turkeys in Alabama. 71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 2017-10-29
Turner,G.T.,E.R. Irwin,D.Hite and G.Bhattarai. Modeling Water Quality in the Saugahatchee Creek Watershed:A Soil and Water Assessment Tool Approach. Alabama Water Resources Conference. September 2006. Perdido, Alabama. 2006-09-01
Turner,G. and E.Irwin. February 2006. A GIS-based empirical approach for modeling biodiversity in the Alabam-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) river basin. 2006 Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, San Antonio, Texas. 2006-02-01
Turner, G.T., K. D. Kennedy, T. D. Piper and E. R. Irwin, (poster) September 2007. Using Aquatic GAP analysis to prioritize watersheds for management of Alabama?s species of greatest conservation need. National GAP Analysis Meeting. Asheville, North Carolina. 2007-09-11
Turner, G.T., K. D. Kennedy, T. D. Piper and E. R. Irwin, (poster) June 2007. Using Aquatic GAP analysis to prioritize watersheds for management of Alabama?s species of greatest conservation need. Auburn University Water Resources Conference, Auburn, Alabama. 2007-06-14
Turner, G.T. and E.R. Irwin. November 2006. Modeling Aquatic Biodiversity in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa Basin-A GIS Based Empirical Approach. 3rd Annual Alabama GIS Symposium. 2006-11-01
Turner, G.T. and E. R. Irwin. February 2007. Using SWAT models to assess sources of impacts to water quality on a watershed scale. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Memphis, Tennessee. 2007-02-28
Turner, G., E. Irwin, J. Peterson, B. Freeman, M. Freeman, E. Kramer, C. Straight, A. Wimberly, D. Moosman, C. Hayer, and J. Ruiz. Aquatic GAP: A GIS and Modeling Approach for Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia. September 2004. Georgia URISA GIS/IT Conference. Peachtree City, Georgia. 2004-09-23
Turner, G., E. Irwin, J. Peterson, B. Freeman, M. Freeman, E. Kramer, C. Straight, A. Wimberly, D. Moosman, C. Hayer, and J. Ruiz. Aquatic GAP: A GIS and Modeling Approach for Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia. May 2004. Troy State University GIS Symposium, Troy, Alabama. 2004-05-20
Turner, G., E. Irwin, C. Hayer, and D. Moosman. Aquatic GAP: Regional Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin. November 2003. Auburn University GIS Day Poster. Auburn, Alabama. 2003-11-19
Tucker AM, McGowan CP. 2016. Assessing the influence of migratory connectivity and stopover site disturbance on population dynamics using a full annual cycle simulation model. North American Ornithological Congress, Washington DC, August 2016 2016-08-20
Tucker AM, McGowan CP, et al. Encounter type and frequency determine the effects of individual misidentification on survival estimation. The Wildlife Society Conference, Reno NV, October 2019. 2019-10-03
Tucker AM, McGowan CP, et al. 2019, Estimating population growth rate and latent recruitment at a migratory stopover site using integrated population models. The Wildlife Society Conference, Reno NV, October 2019. 2019-10-03
Tucker AM, Derose Wilson A, McGowan CP. 2017. COMBINING MULTISTATE MODELS AND NETWORK THEORY TO EVALUATE MOVEMENT PATTERNS DURING MIGRATORY STOPOVER, EURING 2017, Barcelona, Spain. 2017-07-08
Tucker A, Mcgowan C, Robinson R, Clark J, Lyons J, Derose-Wilson A, Du Feu R, Austin G, Atkinson P, Clark N, 2018, Bias in survival estimates due to individual misidentification in long-term mark-resight studies. The Wildlife Society Annual meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2018 2018-10-11
Taylor, M., K. Mickett, M. Ross, K. Kleiner and E. Irwin. A stream tank for evaluating habitat selection of juvenile sturgeon: solving the habitat use/availability problem. February 2003. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Wilmington, North Carolina. 2003-02-08
Taylor, B. D., A. L. Silvano, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. 2003. Interactive geo-database: automating range mapping with ArcObjects. National Gap Analysis Meeting. 2003-08-11
Taconya D. Goar and Elise. R. Irwin. February 2013. Effects of experimentally fluctuating flows and water temperatures on early growth and survival juvenile of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and Alabama bass Micropterus henshalli. Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting Nashville, TN. 2013-02-09
Stewart, B.D., C.E. Moore, and J.B. Grand. 2019. Automated techniques for interpreting game camera images from surveys for Eastern Wild Turkeys. This is Auburn. 2019-02-12
Stewart, B.D., C.E. Moore, and J.B. Grand. 2018. Automated techniques for interpreting game camera images from surveys for Eastern Wild Turkeys. 72nd SEAFWA Annual Conference. Mobile, AL October 28-30. 2018-10-29
Stewart BD, Moore CE, and Grand JB. 2019. Determining Eastern Wild Turkey population response to 9-day delay in spring harvest season. SEAFWA, Hilton Head, South Carolina 27-30 October 2019 2019-10-27
Stewart BD, Moore CE, and Grand JB. 2019. Automated techniques for interpreting game camera images from surveys for Eastern Wild Turkeys. SEAFWA Hilton Head, SC, 27-30 October 2019 2019-10-27
Stanton R, Robinson O, McGowan C, Devers P, 2018, Evaluating an American Black Duck Full Annual Cycle Model for Conservation Decision Making, The Wildlife Society Annual meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2018 2018-10-10
Smith, D. R., J. D. Nichols, and C. P. McGowan. 2009. Adaptive management of horseshoe crabs and red knots in Delaware Bay: Could it be home at last? Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management Symposium, January 2009. 2009-01-20
Silvano,A.L., Rubino,M.J., Williams, S.G., Grand, J.B. Vertebrate modeling in the southeast:Process and review. National Gap Conference, Asheville, NC. September 2007. 2007-09-11
Silvano, A.L., and J.B. Grand. 2012. Using Models to Evaluate Land Management for Multiple Objectives in Alabama. 66th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. October 7 - 10, 2012. Hot Springs, Arkansas 2012-10-05
Silvano, A.L., and J.B. Grand. 2012. Incorporating long-term spatial and temporal effects in a heuristic state space model to evaluate land management alternatives in Alabama. 19th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society. Portland, Oregon. October 2012. 2012-10-17
Silvano, A.L., W. Morse, and J.B. Grand. 2016. How likely are we to impact hunter satisfaction with white-tailed deer management strategies: A Bayesian approach to estimating effects of management on hunter satisfaction. Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society 15-19 October 2016, Raleigh, NC 2016-10-16
Silvano, A.L., K.K. Kleiner, B. Taylor, E. R. Irwin, M.D. MacKenzie, M.S. Mitchell, and J.B. Grand. Alabama Gap Analysis Project. October 2002. Auburn University GIS Day. Auburn, Alabama. 2002-10-01
Silvano, A.L., K.K. Kleiner, B. Taylor, E. R. Irwin, M.D. MacKenzie, M.S. Mitchell, and J.B. Grand. Alabama Gap Analysis Project. 13 August 2003. Alabama State GIS Symposium. Tuscaloosa Alabama USA 2003-08-13
Silvano, A.L., J.B. Grand. Inventory and Conservation Planning Project (ICP) of Alabama DCNR Managed Lands. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Spanish Fort, AL 25 February 2010. 2010-02-25
Silvano, A.L., J.B. Grand, and W. Morse. 2014. Estimating the effect of white-tailed deer management strategies on hunter satisfaction using a Bayesian belief network. 68th Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Destin Florida, 19-21 October 2014. 2014-10-19
Silvano, A.L. 2013. Using occupancy analysis to select focal species as surrogates for species of concern on state managed lands in Alabama. 67th Ann. Conf. Southeastern Assoc. Fish Wildl. Agencies 13-16 October 2013. October 13 - 16, 2013 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013-10-13
Silvano, A. L., K. K. Kleiner, B. Taylor, E. R. Irwin, M. D. Mackenzie, M. S. Mitchell, and J. B. Grand. Alabama Gap Analysis Project: managing biodiversity with geographical information systems. 2003. Mountain longleaf conference, Jacksonville, Alabama. 2003-10-17
Sharp, J. and, E. Irwin. Non-Lethal Estimation of Proximate Body Composition of Channel Catfish Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, FL 2017-08-22
Sharp, J. and E. Irwin. 2016. Estimation of proximate body composition of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Alabama Water Resources Conference. Perdido Beach, Alabama. 2016-09-08
Sharp, J and E Irwin. 2017. Estimation of proximate body composition of Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 2017-02-22
Sakaris, Peter C., and Irwin, E. R. February 2007. Incorporation of hydrologic variation and mortality as stochastic factors influencing the growth of flathead catfish populations: implications for ecology and management. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Memphis, Tennessee. 2007-02-28
Sakaris, P. and E. Irwin. February 2006. Daily aging of age-0 catfishes with implications for assessing the effects of environmental variables on early life history stages. 2006 Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the Americn Fisheries Society, San Antonio, Texas 2006-02-01
Ryer, K., McGowan, C.P.. 2016, Error in Remotely Sensed Land-Cover Data: Is It Important to Know for Occupancy Estimation. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, July 2016. 2016-07-21
Robinson, O.J., McGowan C.P., Apodaca J.J., 2016, Decision analysis for habitat conservation of an endangered, range limited salamander, North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Madison, WI, July 2016. 2016-07-21
Robinson OJ, McGowan CP, and Devers PK, 2015, A full annual cycle model for the American Black Duck. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, 2015, Winnipeg, CA 2015-10-18
Rachael A. Hoch, Michael M. Gangloff, Byron A. Hamstead, Amy L. Silvano, James B. Grand. Inventory of Crayfish and Mollusk Resources on Alabama State-Managed Lands. Annual Meeting North American Benthological Society. Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 22 – 26, 2011. 2011-05-22
Price, J., B. West, S. Ditchkoff, C. McGowan, S. Reeves, A. Keever. 2014 Deer Finder: software for identification of Deer in game camera photos. South Eastern Deer Study Group, February 2014. 2014-02-19
Price Tack JL, McGowan CP, Ditchkoff SS, Waits L, 2017, ESTIMATING COYOTE DENSITY USING A MULTI-SITE SPATIAL CAPTURE-RECPATURE ANALYSIS, EURING 2017, Barcelona, Spain 2017-07-08
Price J.L., McGowan C.P., Ditchkoff S.S., 2015.The endangered hunter? Modeling a hunter population. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, 2015, Winnipeg, CA. 2015-10-20
Post van der Burg, M, and JB Grand, Making robust landscape planning decisions under severe uncertainty due to climate change. Ecological Society American 2011, Austin, Texas 2011-08-08
Piper Goar, T. D. and E. R. Irwin. January 2009. Effects of fluctuating hydrological regime and water temperature on juvenile channel catfish growth and survival. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster. 2009-01-31
Peterson, J.. Irwin, E.R., M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman and L. Kramer. Accounting for incomplete detectability in models of species presence/absence. June 2002. National GAP Annual Meeting, U.S. Geological Survey. Shepardstown, Maryland. 2002-06-01
Ouellette, K, E. Kosnicki, T. Hess, M.C. Lloyd and E. Irwin. Macroinvertebrate Community Response to Long-Term Flow Modification on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida. 2017-08-22
Ouellette, K, C Lloyd, and E Irwin. 2018. Macroinvertebrate response to flow and temperature in regulated and unregulated reaches of a hydropeaking river. Southern Division American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Invited) 2018-03-11
Ouellette, K and E Irwin. Long-Term Community Data from a River Subject to Hydropeaking: What Do We Know and Where Do We Go From Here? American Fisheries Society 148th Annual Meeting , Atlantic City, NJ. 2018-08-20
Ouellette K, E Kosnicki, Clint Lloyd, and E Irwin. 2017. Analysis of benthic macroinvertebrate communities in regulated and unregulated reaches of the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 2017-02-22
Olive, J.*, Schramm, H. L., Gerard, P. D., and E. R. Irwin. An evaluation of agreement between pectoral spines and otoliths for estimating ages of catfishes. Catfish 2010: Conservation, Ecology, and Management of Catfish: The Second International Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri 2010-06-21
Morrison, J., E. Irwin, L. Lee and M. Goldhaber. Historical Geochemical and Biological Characterization of a Southern Appalachian Watershed Impacted by Coal Acid Mine Drainage. October 2002. Geological Society of America, National Meeting, Denver Colorado. 2002-10-01
Mickett, K.and E.Irwin. February 2006. Adaptive management of a highly-regulated southeastern river:tools for stakeholders. 2006 Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, San Antonio, Texas. 2006-02-01
Michael M. Gangloff, Rachael A. Hoch, Byron A. Hamstead, Amy L. Silvano, James B. Grand. Freshwater Mussel Microhabitat Use in the Sipsey River, Alabama. North American Benthological Society Providence, Rhode Island, USA, May 22 – 26, 2011 2011-05-22
McGowan, CP, Robinson OJ, Devers P. 2016. Decision analysis for habitat management of migratory waterfowl using a full annual cycle model. North American Ornithological Congress. Washington DC, August 2016 2016-08-17
McGowan, CP, Lyons, JE, Smith, DR, Sweka, J, Nichols, JD, 2016, Developing consensus objectives for a multi-species, multi-stakeholder management problem: the case of horseshoe crab harvest in Delaware Bay. Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Raleigh, 2016 2016-10-19
McGowan, CP, D Catlin, T Shaffer, C Gratto-Trevor, C Aron, 2013. A meta-population model for evaluating recovery criteria for Piping Plovers in the Great Plains. 131st meeting of American Ornithologist Union, Chicago, IL, August 2013 2013-08-16
McGowan, CP, 2014, Comparing Models of Red Knot population dynamics. American Ornithologists Union Annual Meeting, Estes Park, September 2014. 2014-09-23
McGowan, C.P., P. Devers,2011, Managing American black duck populations and habitat at the continental scale: a structured decision making approach. The Wildlife Society Meeting, Kona, HI, November 2011. 2011-11-06
McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. S. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A.D. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, and W. Kendall. 2011. Demographic consequences of migratory stopover: linking red knot survival to horseshoe crab spawning abundance. 129th Meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, July 2011, Jacksonville, FL, USA. 2011-07-27
McGowan, C.P., J.E. Hines, J.D. Nichols, J.E. Lyons, D.R. Smith, K. S. Kalasz, L.J. Niles, A.D. Dey, N.A. Clark, P.W. Atkinson, C.D.T. Minton, and W. Kendall. 2010, Linking red knot demographics to Delaware Bay horseshoe crab spawning activity within an adaptive management framework. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, October, 2010, Snowbird, Utah, USA. 2010-10-03
McGowan, C.P., D.R. Smith, J.D. Nichols, J. A. Sweka, J.E. Lyons, L.J. Niles, K. Kalasz, R. Wong, J. Brust, M. Davis, B. Spear. 2012. Integrating migratory shorebird conservation needs into an industrial fisheries management plan in the Delaware Bay. North American Ornithological Congress, Vancouver, B.C., August 2012. 2012-08-19
McGowan, C.P., D.H. Catlin, T.L. Shaffer, C.L. Gratto Trevor, C. Aron, 2013.Establishing endangered and threatened species recovery criteria through simulation modeling. Contributed paper for the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, October, 2013, Milwakee, WI, USA 2013-10-06
McGowan, C.P., 2013. Demographic consequences of migration stopover: linking knot populations to horseshoe crab harvest management in Delaware Bay. British Ornithologists Union Annual Conference, Leceister, UK, March 2013 2013-03-26
McGowan, C. P., P. Devers, 2011, A Structured Decision making approach to managing American black duck populations and habitat at the continental scale. South Eastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Nashville, TN, October, 2011. 2012-10-15
McGowan, C. P., J. J. Millspaugh, M. R. Ryan, C. Kruse, G. A. Pavelka, and B. Gardner. 2009. A method for estimating pre-fledging survival of unmarked precocial chicks. 3rd meeting of the Shorebird Research Group of the Americas, Mazatlan, Mexico, March, 2009 2009-03-10
McGowan, C. P., D. R. Smith, J. D. Nichols, et al. 2009. Predictive Models to manage for Red Knots and Horseshoe crabs in the Delaware Bay. American Ornithologists Union meeting, August, 2009. 2009-08-08
McGowan, C. P., D. R. Smith, J. D. Nichols, et al. 2009. Dynamic models for structured decision making in the Delaware Bay: Managing for both Horseshoe crab and Red Knots. 16rd meeting of the Wildlife Society, Monterey Bay, CA, Sept. 2009. 2009-09-10
McGowan, C. P., D. R. Smith, J. D. Nichols, J. Martin and J. Sweka. 2009. Structured decision making for horse shoe crab harvests in the Delaware Bay constrained by Red Knot population viability. 3rd meeting of the Shorebird Research Group of the Americas, Red Knot Symposium, Mazatlan, Mexico, March, 2009. 2009-03-10
McGowan, C. P., 2011, Decision making for incidental take of endangered species, 2011 Adaptive management conference series, Auburn, AL, August 31, 2011. 2011-08-31
McGowan, C. P. and M. R. Ryan. 2008. Modeling the effect of incidental take in Piping Plover population viability. Poster presented to the 15th annual Wildlife Society Meeting, Miami, FL, November, 2008 2008-09-19
McGowan CP, and Lyons JE, 2015, What is structured decision making? Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group 2015 meeting, Wallops Island, VA, USA. 2015-09-14
McGowan CP, Robinson OJ, Apodaca JJ, 2015, Decision analysis for habitat conservation of a highly endangered range limited salamander. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, 2015, Winnipeg, CA. 2015-10-22
McGowan CP, Mounce HL, Warren C, Paxton E, Groombribge JJ, 2018, Evaluating extinction probabilities and recovery strategies for Maui Parrot Bill, American Ornithological Society, Tucson AZ, April 2018 2018-04-14
McGowan CP, Catlin D, Shaffer T, Gratto Trevor S, Aron C, 2015, Establishing recovery criteria for a threatened population of shorebirds, Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group 2015 Meeting, Wallops Island, VA, USA 2015-09-14
McGowan CP, Angeli N, Weist W. et al. 2019, Eastern Black Rail Dynamic Occupancy and Patch Persistence Modeling to Predict Future Redundancy and Resiliency.The Wildlife Society Conference, Reno NV, October 2019. 2019-09-30
McGowan C, Allan N, Servoss J, Headwall S, Wooldridge B, 2018, Using Predictive Models to Support Endangered Species Listing Decisions in the Species Status Assessment of Sonoran Desert Tortoise. The Wildlife Society Annual meeting, Cleveland, OH, 2018 2018-10-11
Martin, M. M. and E. R. Irwin. January 2009. Population parameters of crayfishes in regulated and unregulated reaches of the Tallapoosa River basin. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. Poster. 2009-01-31
Martin, B. and E. R. Irwin. September 2007. Nest success and nesting behavior of redbreast sunfish on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. 137th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. San Francisco, California. 2007-09-05
Martin, B. and E. R. Irwin. February 2008. Examination of redbreast sunfish nest survival and spawning behavior below R.L. Harris dam on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting, Orange Beach, Alabama. 2008-02-26
Martin, B. M. and E. R. Irwin. January 2009. Modeling redbreast sunfish nest survival in the regulated Tallapoosa River, Alabama: defining functional responses to discharge and temperature. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2009-01-31
Margadant, LE, CE Moore, and JB Grand. 2019. Habitat Selection by Female Eastern Wild Turkeys in Alabama. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Hilton Head, South Carolina. 27-30 October 2019. 2019-10-28
Margadant, LA,, Grand, JB, Stewart, BD, Keller, SR, and Moore, CE. 2019. 2019-03-15
Margadant, L.A., C.E. Moore, and J.B. Grand. 2018.The effect of baited camera stations on eastern wild turkey home range and movement. 72nd SEAFWA Annual Conference. Mobile, AL October 28-30. 2018-10-29
M. Clint Lloyd, E. R. Irwin. August 2016. Angler Survey of the Regulated Reaches of the Tallapoosa River Fishery in Eastern Alabama. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO. 2016-08-28
Lyons JE, Nichols JD, McGowan CP, Smith DR, Sweka JA, Kalasz KS, Clark NA, Dey D, Niles LJ, 2014. Stopover popuation size, migration ecology and adaptive management of red knots at Delaware Bay, USA. American Ornithologist Union Annual Meeting, Estes Park, CO, USA, September 2014 2014-09-23
Lloyd, MC and ER Irwin. February 2017. Age and growth of Channel Catfish pre- and post- flow management below R. L. Harris Dam on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 2017-02-22
Lloyd, MC and ER Irwin. Age and growth of Channel Catfish populations below R. L. Harris Dam on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, Florida. 2017-08-22
Lloyd, MC and ER Irwin. 2016. Angler Survey of the Tallapoosa River Fishery in Eastern Alabama. Alabama Water Resources Conference 2016-09-09
Lloyd, MC , PC Sakaris, and Irwin E. 2018. Effects of Hydrologic Variation on Dynamics of Channel Catfish Populations Below R. L. Harris Dam on The Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Southern Division American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Invited) 2018-03-11
Lloyd, C and E Irwin. 2018. Faunal Habitat Linkages for Alabama Barrier Island Restoration Assessment on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico (oral presentation) 2018-03-11
Lai, Q., E. Irwin and Y. Zhang. The Consequences of Increasing Oyster Harvest Size Limit to Provision of Ecosystem Services by Oyster Reefs in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Annual Meeting, Mobile, Alabama. 2018-10-23
Lai, Q. and E. Irwin. 2016. Development of models for evaluating impacts of Dauphin Island restoration alternatives on oyster fisheries in the Mississippi Sound. Alabama Water Resources Conference. Perdido Beach, Alabama. 2016-09-08
Knight, J. and E. R. Irwin. Redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) movement and habitat use in an Alabama Piedmont stream. February 2004. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Spring Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2004-02-15
Kennedy, KDM and E Irwin. Framing the Problem: Shifting Scope and Scale for a Sustainable Energy Future. 2019 Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society. Reno, Nevada. 2019-09-30
Kennedy, K.D.M and E. R. Irwin. 2015. Integration of a multi-metric index for informing instream flow criteria decisions in warm water streams. Southern Division American Fisheries Society, Spring Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. 2015-01-31
Kennedy, K.D. and E.R. Irwin. Making hard decisions about river management:decision analysis for the Tallapoosa River below Harris Dam. Alabama Water Resources Conference. September 2006. Perdido, AL. 2006-09-01
Kennedy, K. D. and E. R. Irwin. November 2007. Occupancy rates of selected shoal-dwelling fishes in the Tallapoosa River basin. Southeastern Fishes Council Annual Meeting. Chattanooga, Tennessee. 2007-11-09
Kennedy, K. D. and E R. Irwin. February 2007. Development of Procedures for Evaluating Dam Operation in the Southeastern United States. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Memphis, Tennessee. 2007-02-28
Kennedy, K. D. and E R. Irwin. (poster) June 2007. Evaluation of conflicting objectives for water resource management: Stakeholder values enhance decision support analysis. Auburn University Water Resources Conference, Auburn, Alabama. 2007-06-14
Kennedy, K. D. M. and E. R. Irwin. January 2009. The Next Step: Evaluating and Applying Adaptive Management Monitoring Data for the Tallapoosa River below R.L. Harris Dam. Adaptive management and structured decision making: helping stakeholders make smart decisions about complicated systems symposium. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2009-01-26
Keller, SR, CE Moore, and JB Grand. 2019. Comparing camera survey designs for monitoring eastern wild turkey populations. Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Hilton Head, South Carolina. 27-30 October 2019. 2019-10-28
Keller, S.R., C.E. Moore, and J.B. Grand. 2018. Comparing camera survey designs for monitoring eastern wild turkey populations. 72nd SEAFWA Annual Conference. Mobile, AL October 28-30. 2018-10-29
Keever, A., Ditchkoff, S. McGowan, C.P., Grand, J.B., 2014. Estimating the effects of coyote removal and wild pigs on white-tailed deer abundance. South Eastern Deer Study Group, Athens, GA, February 2014. 2014-02-19
Keever, A., C.P. McGowan, S. Ditchkoff, P. Acker, J. B. Grand, C. Newbolt. 2013 Effect of reducing camera survey efforts on the accuracy of density estimates. South Eastern Deer Study Group, South Carolina, February 2013 2013-02-26
Katechis, C.T.,P.C. Sakaris and E. Irwin. Methodology for using otoliths to age mooneye, Hiodon tergisus. February 2003. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Wilmington, North Carolina. 2003-02-08
K. D. M. Kennedy and Irwin, E. R. January 2009. Stakeholder involvement: a primary need for successful adaptive management. Adaptive management and structured decision making: helping stakeholders make smart decisions about complicated systems symposium. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2010-01-26
Jolley, J.C., E.R. Irwin and K.J. Kleiner. Evaluation of a tailwater population of flathead catfish in Alabama. February 2002. Midyear Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Little Rock, Arkansas. 2002-02-01
Jolley, J.C. and E.R. Irwin. A comparison of the reservoir and tailwater catfish populations in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. August 2002. American Fisheries Society 132nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 2002-08-01
Jolley, J. C., P. C Sakaris., E. R. Irwin and D. Buckmeier. Don't be stuck in the spine age: the evolution of catfish aging techniques North Central Division Catfish Symposium. Annual Conference Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. December 2003. Kansas City, Kansas. 2003-12-15
Jolley, J. C. and E. R. Irwin. Food habits of catfishes in tailwater and reservoir habitats in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. October 2003. Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Mobile, Alabama. 2003-10-15
Jolley, J. C. and E. R. Irwin. Do Giant Catfish Live Below Dams?: Evaluating the Catfish Fishery of the Mid-Coosa River. January 2003. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Rome, Georgia. 2003-01-05
Jolley, J. C. and E. R. Irwin. Catfish population characteristics in tailwater and reservoir habitats of the Coosa River. Catfish 2010: Conservation, Ecology, and Management of Catfish: The Second International Symposium, St. Louis, Missouri 2010-06-21
Johnson,C.B., Hitch,A.T.,and Grand, J.B. Predicting the occurrence of Brown-headed Cowbirds in northeastern Alabama. 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, McAllen, TX 13-16 February 2008 2008-02-13
Johnson, C.B., Grand, J.B. The Effects of Wildlife Openings on Bird Communities in the East Gulf Coastal Plain. American Ornithologists Union Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 12-15 August 2009 2009-08-12
Johnson, C.B., Grand, J.B. The Effects of Wildlife Openings on Bird Communities in the East Gulf Coastal Plain 2009-09-10
Johnson, C.B, and J.B. Grand. 2010. Managing wildlife openings for use by birds in the Gulf Coastal Plain of Alabama. Annual Meeting of Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 2010-02-25
J.B. Grand, and A.L. Silvano. 2012. Using Models to Evaluate Land Management for Multiple Objectives in Alabama. 66th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. October 7 - 10, 2012. Hot Springs, Arkansas 2012-10-05
Irwin,E.R. and G. Turner. February 2006. Aquatif GAP of the ACT. Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting. Perdido, Alabama. 2006-02-01
Irwin, Elise R. and Emily Nichols. February 2013. Quantification of the effects of fluctuating discharge on temperature regimes below R. L. Harris Dam. Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting, Nashville, TN. 2013-02-09
Irwin, Elise R. 2015. Water governance in the Southeast United States: informing decisions regarding water allocation with flow-ecology data. (Oral Presentation) Alabama Water Resources Conference, September 10-11, 2015, Perdido Beach, Alabama, 2015-09-10
Irwin, ER and MC Lloyd. February 2017. Dauphin Island Restoration for Sustainable, Conservation Values. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. 2017-02-22
Irwin, ER and J Terhune. 2016. Teaching Problem Solving Skills to the Next Generation of Natural Resources Professionals: A Proposed Framework. Alabama Water Resources Conference, Gulf Shores, Alabama. 2016-09-09
Irwin, E.R., R.L. Noble and J.R. Jackson. A reservoir landscape for age-0 largemouth bass. August 2000. Black Bass 2000 Symposium. St. Louis, Missouri. 2000-08-01
Irwin, E.R., M.C. Freeman, and J. Peterson. Using adaptive management to quantify biological, environmental and social uncertainty affecting the management of tailwater ecosystems. August 2002. Sport Fisheries in Tailwaters Symposium. American Fisheries Society 132nd Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. 2002-08-01
Irwin, E.R., M.C. Freeman, and J. Peterson. Results of the decision support model for determining optimal flows below Harris Dam. December 2001. Harris Dam Stakeholders Meeting. Sponsored by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Wedowee, Alabama. 2001-12-01
Irwin, E.R., J. Peterson, M.C. Freeman, B.J. Freeman and L. Kramer. Aquatic GAP in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia. June 2002. National GAP Annual Meeting; U.S. Geological Survey. Shepardstown, Maryland. 2002-06-01
Irwin, E.R. and M.C. Freeman. What is good for the duck is good for the darter: adaptive flow management. August 2000. Joint U.S. Geological Survey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Workshop on Federal Energy Resource Commission re-licensing issues. McCormick, South Carolina. 2000-08-01
Irwin, E.R. and M.C. Freeman. Modeling uncertainty in the Tallapoosa River below R.L. Harris Dam. May 2002. Harris Dam StakeholdersMeeting. Sponsored by Alabama Department of Conservation andNatural Resources. Alexander City, Alabama. 2002-05-01
Irwin, E.R. and M.C. Freeman. Defining functional relations between aspects of flow and fishes. August 2000. Joint U.S. Geological Survey/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Workshop on Federal Energy Resource Commission re-licensing issues. McCormick, South Carolina. 2000-08-01
Irwin, E.R. and M.C. Freeman. Adaptive management:a win-win scenario for managing the Tallapoosa River below R.L. Harris Dam. August 2000. Public Forum on Adaptive Management of the Tallapoosa River. Wadley, Alabama. 2000-08-01
Irwin, E.R. and K.D.M. Kennedy. 2015. Long term monitoring of dynamic occupancy of shoal dwelling fishes in the Tallapoosa River basin. American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. 2015-08-25
Irwin, E.R. and B. M. Martin. September 2011. Video Surveillance of Spawning Fish: Real-Time Peeps into Nesting Behavior. In: One Fish, Two Fish: Using Fixed Electronic Fish Counting Systems for Real Time Monitoring of Freshwater Species Symposia. American Fisheries Society 141st Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington. 2011-09-06
Irwin, E.R. and A.M. Ferrara. Garfish:Biology and Management. March 2000. Sabine National Wildlife Refuge Lecture Series. Hackberry, Louisiana. 2000-03-01
Irwin, E.R. Inquiring minds want to know: what's going on downstream of Thurlow Dam. August 2002. Tallassee Town Meeting. Sponsored by Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Tallassee, Alabama. 2002-08-01
Irwin, E.R. How to get into graduate school and what to do when you get there. February 2000. American Fisheries Society Student Workshop. American Fisheries Society Southern Division Meeting. Savannah, Georgia. 2000-02-01
Irwin, E.R. Flathead catfish:status and management in Alabama. March 2000. U.S. Geological Survey Flathead Catfish Workshop. McCormick, South Carolina. 2000-03-01
Irwin, E.R. Defining ecological and economical hydropower operations: a framework for managing dam releases to meet multiple conflicting objectives . To be submitted to: 1st International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics. Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. 2014-07-10
Irwin, E.R. September 2007. Adaptive management and decision support analysis for conservation of imperiled fishes. Imperiled Species Ecology and Management Symposium. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Memphis, Tennessee. 2007-02-28
Irwin, E.R. August 2016. Water Allocation in the Southeast: Stakeholder Governance and Decision Making. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. Kansas City, MO 2016-08-28
Irwin, E. R., M. C. Freeman and J. Peterson. How to decide where to start: decision models for adaptive flow management. February 2001. Harris Dam Stakeholders Meeting. Wedowee, Alabama. 2001-02-10
Irwin, E. R., K. D. M. Kennedy, V. Herr and B. Boston. May 2010. Facilitation and Decision Support Technology for Adaptive Management. 4th Environmental Conflict Resolution Conference, Tucson, Arizona. INVITED 2010-05-12
Irwin, E. R., J. Peterson, B. J. Freeman, E. Kramer, and M. C. Freeman. Aquatic GAP: Regional Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin. September 2003. Alabama Water Resources Conference. Orange Beach, Alabama 2003-09-10
Irwin, E. R., J. Peterson, B. J. Freeman, E. Kramer, and M. C. Freeman. Aquatic GAP: Regional Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin. February 2003. Southeast Regional GAP Meeting. Athens, Georgia. 2003-02-01
Irwin, E. R., J. Knight and T. Goar. 2013. Movement, and Habitat Selection of Redeye Bass (Micropterus coosae) from the Regulated Tallapoosa River and Hillabee Creek (Alabama, USA). Black Bass Symposium. Southern Division AFS Spring Meeting, Nashville, TN. 2013-02-08
Irwin, E. R., A. M. Ferrara, K. D. M. Kennedy, P. C. Sakaris, and R. Campbell. January 2009. Alligator gar conservation in the southeast United States: development of a decision tool for evaluating effects of management on population viability. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2009-01-15
Irwin, E. R. and M. C. Freeman. Minnows in the moonlight. January 2001. Annual Review for Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Federal Aid Projects. Auburn, Alabama. 2001-01-15
Irwin, E. R. and M. C. Freeman. Fishes of the Dead River and Terrapin Creek. January 2003. Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Rome, Georgia. 2003-01-05
Irwin, E. R. and K. D. M. Kennedy. January 2011. Conservation of four darter species in response to adaptive flow management in the Tallapoosa River below Harris Dam. Conservation of Darters Symposium. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Tampa, Florida. INVITED 2011-01-15
Irwin, E. R. and K. D. M. Kennedy. February 2010. Evaluation and development of tools to estimate large-river ecological integrity. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Asheville, NC 2010-02-26
Irwin, E. R. and E. K. Nichols. Consequences of an altered thermal regime to warmwater fishes below R. L. Harris Dam, Tallapoosa River, Alabama, USA. 144th Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014-08-20
Irwin, E. R. Why catfish are better than bass: a research perspective. February 2004. Ecology and Management of Catfishes Symposium. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Spring Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2004-02-15
Irwin, E. R. 2015. Monitoring of temperature in warmwater streams: challenges and applications for decision making. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Savannah, Georgia. 2015-01-31
Irwin, E. R. and K. D. M. Kennedy. September 2008. Engaging stakeholders for adaptive management. Interagency Conference on Watersheds. Estes Park, Colorado. 2008-09-08
Irwin, E. R. September 2008. Alligator gar conservation: perspectives and future directions. II International Lepistosidae Congress. Heredia, Costa Rica. 2008-09-23
Irwin, E. R. March 2009. Human Dimensions, Stakeholder Involvement and Objective Setting, Adaptive Management Conference Series, Athens, Georgia. 2009-03-31
Irwin, E. R. March 2008. Adaptive management of a regulated river: sound science for stakeholders. United States Geological Survey Seminar Series. USGS Headquarters, Reston, Virginia 2008-04-14
Irwin, E. R. February 2009. Using Bayesian Belief Networks as Decision Support Tools for Conservation Planning. USFWS Southeast Region Biologist’s Conference. Confronting 21st Century Challenges: Strategic Habitat Conservation. Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, Georgia. 2009-02-25
Irwin, E. R. February 2008. Healthy wetlands-healthy people. Plenary Session. World Wetlands Day, UNA, Heredia, Costa Rica 2008-02-18
Irwin, E. 2016. Instream flows in Alabama: informing decisions regarding water allocation with science-based assessment. Alabama-Georgia AFS Chapter Meeting. Columbus, Georgia. February 2016 2016-02-09
Irwin ER, P Kocovsky, J Jolley and D Chapman. Grass Carp Invasion in the Colorado River: Predicting the Consequences of Potential Management Actions in the Face of Uncertainty. 2019 Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society. Reno, Nevada. 2019-09-30
Irwin ER, MC Freeman, JT Peterson, MC Lloyd, K Ouellette, KDM Kennedy. 2018. Long-Term Adaptive Management of Flows Below a Hydropeaking Dam. Southern Division American Fisheries Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico (Invited) 2018-03-11
Irwin ER, MC Freeman, JT Peterson, MC Lloyd, K Ouellette, KDM Kennedy. Ecological Responses Associated with Long-Term Adaptive Management of Flows Below a Hydropeaking Dam 2018-08-20
Hitch,A.T., Grand, J.B., Allen,S.L. Are Avian Habitat Relationships Estimated from Remotley Sensed Data Applicable on a Regional Scale? 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, McAllen, TX 13-16 February 2008 2008-02-14
Hitch, A.T., Grand, J.B. Sources of variation in detection probability for birds in habitat relationship models in the Cumberland Plateau, AL. American Ornithologists Union Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 12-15 August 2009 2009-08-12
Henry, T.B., E.R. Irwin, J.M. Grizzle, D.D. Black, M.L. Wldhaber, and W.G.Brumbragh. Abandoned coal mines:toxicity of an acid mixing zone and remediation of AMD. November 2001. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 2001-11-01
Hayer, C.A., L.Roy, K. Kleiner, M.Ross, E. Irwin and M. Freeman. Conservation status of fish and other aquatic resources in the upper Tallapoosa River system, Alabama. February 2003. Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Wilmington, North Carolina. 2003-02-01
Hayer, C. A. and E. R. Irwin. Detection Probability Models for Selected Fishes in the Mobile River Basin, Alabama. February 2004. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society, Spring Meeting, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 2004-02-15
Hanson, L. B., J. B. Grand, M. S. Mitchell, D. B. Jolley, W. D. Sparklin, S. S. Ditchkoff, and R. M. Thornton. 2006. Effects of experimental manipulation on demography of feral pig populations at Fort Benning, Georgia. 2006 Wild Pig Conference, Mobile, AL 2006-05-24
Grand, J.B., and A.L. Silvano. 2013. A decision tool for longleaf restoration based on value to wildlife populations. 2013-10-13
Grand, J.B., T. Hollmen, A.L. Silvano, and J.D. Nichols. 2016. Comparing the value of release methods for the reintroduction of Steller's eider 2016-10-17
Grand, J.B., Post Van der Burg, M.V., T.L. Kreps., and R. Mordecai. A prototype for comparing landscape scale conservation strategies in the South Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. 97th Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America. Portland, Oregon August 2012. 2012-08-05
Grand, J.B., M. Post Van der Burg, T.L. Kreps., and R. Mordecai. Evaluating landscape-scale conservation strategies in the south Atlantic Coastal Plain, USA. 19th Annual Meeting of The Wildlife Society, Portland, Oregon, October 2012 2012-10-10
Grand, J.B., Kleiner, K.k., Vogt, A.M. Decision support tool for birds associated with open-pine ecosystems. 4th International Partners in Flight Conference, McAllen, TX 13-16 February 2008. 2008-02-14
Grand, J.B., Barnett, S., Leikvold, C. Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. National Wild Turkey Federation, Technical Committee Meeting, Nashville, TN. 2007-02-22
Grand, J.B., A.L. Silvano. 2015. Turkey Research Project Update from the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Full fans and sharp spurs: 2015 wildl turkey report. Alabama Department of Conservation. 2015-01-01
Grand, J.B., A.L. Silvano, and S. Barnett. 2014. Modeling the effects of harvest strategies on eastern wild turkey populations. 68th Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Destin Florida, 19-21 October 2014. 2014-10-19
Grand, J.B., A.L. Silvano, J.L. Price. 2014. Predicting the effects of white-tailed deer population structure on conception date and buck vulnerability. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 25-30 October 2014. 2014-10-25
Grand, J.B. and A.L. Silvano. 2016. Tools for science-based management of game and non-game wildlife. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Andalusia, AL. 14 April 2016. 2016-04-14
Grand, J.B. and A.L. Silvano. 2016. A portfolio-based approach to funding allocation for state wildlife grants. North American Congress of Conservation Biology. Madision, WI 17-20 July 2016. 2016-07-17
Grand, J.B. and A.L. Silvano. 2015. Turkey research in Alabama. Full fans and sharp Spurs: Annual Turkey Report. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2014-01-01
Grand, J.B, Kleiner, K.J. A decision support tool for longleaf pine restoration using Southeast Regional GAP data and methodology developed by the East Gulf Coastal Plain Joint Venture. Longleaf Alliance Regional Meeting 29-30 October 2009, Sandestin, FL 2009-10-29
Gonnerman, MB, and JB Grand. 2017. Use of camera surveys to estimate occupancy, density, and productivity of eastern wild turkeys in Alabama. 71st Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. 2017-10-29
Gonnerman, M.B., and J.B. Grand 2017. Using gobble count surveys to assess male wild turkey populations in Alabama. Joint meeting of the Alabama and Mississippi Chapters of The Wildlife Society. 7-8 September 2017, Meridian, Mississippi 2017-09-08
Goldhaber, M.B., J.R. Hatch, L. Lee, E.R. Irwin, A. Grosz, J.B. Atkins, D.D.Black, H.Zappia,J.C. Pashin, R.F. Sanzolone, L.F. Ruppert, A. Kolker, R.B. Finkelman, H.E.Bevins. The Life Cycle of Potentially Toxic Trace Elements in AppalachianBasin Coal. October 2001. USGS Appalachian Region Science Workshop. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. 2001-10-01
Goldhaber, M.B., J.R. Hatch, E.C. Callender, E.R. Irwin, M.L. Tuttle, R.A. Ayuso, L. Lee, J.M.Morrison, A. Grosz, J.B. Atkins, D.D. Black, H. Zappia, J.C. Pashin, S.F.Diehl, R.F. Sanzolone, L.F. Ruppert, A. Kolker, R.B. Finkelman, and H.E.Bevins. Impact of elevated arsenic in coal on the geochemical landscapeof the eastern U.S. Sizth International Symposium on the Geochemistry of theEarth's Surface (GES-6), Honolulu, Hawaii. 2002-03-01
Goldhaber, M.B., E.R. Irwin, J.Brian Adkins, R.Lee, H. Zappia, D.Black, and R.B. Finkelman. Environmental impact of elevated arsenic in Southern Appalachian Basin coals. May 2000. Metal Ions in Biology and Medicine Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. 2000-05-01
Gerken, C.N. and e. R. Irwin. 2015. Influence of river conditions on angler catch rates on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Oral Presentation, Southern Division, American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. 2015-01-31
Gerken, C and E. Irwin. 2014. Quantification of the fishery resources below R. L. Harris Dam using hook and line assessment techniques. Alabama Water Resources Conference, Gulf Shores, Alabama. 2014-09-04
GRand,J.B., Silvano, A.L., MacKenzie, M.D., Lowenstein, E.F. Using GAP data to design and inform filed research. National Gap Conference, Asheville, NC. 2007-09-11
GRand, J.B., Barnett,S., Leikvold, C. Estimating size and structure of wild turkey populations in Alabama. Alabama Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting. May 2007. 2007-05-08
Freeman, M.C., E.R. Irwin and B.J. Freeman. Native fishes below dams:working with what we have. February 2000. Joint Southern Rivers Council and American Fisheries Society Symposium. American Fisheries Society Southern Division Meeting. Savannah, Georgia. 2000-02-01
Freeman, M.C., E. R. Irwin (presenter), N. M. Burkhead, B. J. Freeman and H. L. Bart. STatus and conservation of the fish fauna of the Alabama River system. August 2001. Invited presentation in the Changes in fish community structure in large usa rivers: status of native species, research, and management symposium. American Fisheries Society 131st Annual Meeting. Phoenix, Arizona. 2001-08-05
Freeman, M.C. and E.R. Irwin. Conserving Stream Fishes in a Rapidly ChangingWorld. When the water runs dry:maintaining a balance between human water use and environmental Needs. September 2002. Sponsored by the Gulf RestorationNetwork, New Orleans, Louisiana. 2002-09-01
Folt B, Steen DA, Guyer C, McGowan CP, 2019, MODELING STRATEGIES AND EVALUATING SUCCESSES DURING REPATRIATIONS OF AN ELUSIVE AND ENDANGERED SNAKE, DRYMARCHON COUPERI. Southeast Partners in Amphibian Research and Conservation, February 2019, North Carolina 2019-02-17
Folt B, McGowan CP, Steen DA, Piccolomini S, Hoffman M, Godwin JC, Guyer C. Modeling strategies and evaluating success during repatriations of elusive and endangered species. The Wildlife Society Conference, Reno NV, October 2019. 2019-10-03
Farrell, P., Grand, J.B., McGowan, C.P., E. Lonsdorf, Relationship of Grassland Bird Occupancy to Local and Landscape Scale Habitat Features in the East Gulf Coastal Plain, The wildlife Society, 2014 2014-10-30
Farrell, P., Grand, J.B., McGowan, C.P., E. Lonsdorf, Effects of Habitat Configuration and Composition on Grassland Bird Occupancy in the Upper East Gulf Coastal Plain, SEAFWA, 2014 2014-10-20
Farrell, P, Grand, J.B., McGowan, C.P. 2014. Habitat Associations of Grassland Birds in the East Gulf Coastal Plain Region. South Eastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium, Starkville, MS. March 2014 2014-03-10
Farrell P, McGowan CP, Grand JB, Lonsdorf EV, Thogmartin WE. 2015. Utility of the North American Breeding Bird Survey to predict habitat relationships of grassland birds using prior knowledge from a small scale study. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, 2015, Winnipeg, CA. 2015-10-21
Factors affecting nesting success of American Oystercatchers in North Carolina. Third North American Ornithological Congress, New Orleans, LA. September 2002 (presented by Conor McGowan). 2002-09-26
Erickson F, Mcgowan CP, Godwin JC, Guyer CR, Young DV, 2020. Monitoring Strategies for Repatriated Eastern Indigo Snakes in Southern Alabama. South Eastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Meeting, Culman, AL, March 2020 2020-03-02
Effects of human recreation of the incubation behavior of American Oystercatchers. 2006. Western Hemisphere Shorebird Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, (presented by Conor McGowan). 2006-10-15
E. Merritt, C.P. McGowan, D.R. Smith, M. Catalano, Evaluating the Efficacy of the Mark-Recapture Approach for Estimating Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Abundance, The Wildlife Society, 2014 2014-10-22
E. Merritt, C.P. McGowan, D.R. Smith, M. Catalano, Estimating Delaware Bay Horseshoe Crab Abundance Using Mark-Recapture, SEAFWA, 2014 2014-10-20
Dykes, W.,E.R. Irwin, and K.D. Kennedy. June 2006. Adaptive management for the middle Tallapoosa River. 2006 American Water Resources Association Summer Specialty Conference:Adaptive Management of Water Resources, Missoula, Montana. 2006-06-01
Dunham, KD, and JB Grand. 2019. Using integrated models to identify ecology and population dynamics of threatened arctic species. American Ornithological Society (137th Stated Meeting), Anchorage, Alaska, June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019 2019-02-12
Dunham, KD, and Grand JB. 2019. Comparing the utility of integrated and non-integrated analysis results in a conservation decision context 2019-10-05
Dunham, K.D., and J.B. Grand. 2017. Using the canonical population estimator and Bayes theorem to evaluate population recovery. Euring 2017, Barcelona Spain 2-7 July 2017. 2017-07-02
Dunham, K.D., and J.B. Grand. 2016. Models of population process for threatened Steller’s eiders: A retrospective evaluation. North American Congress for Conservation Biology. Madison, WI 17-20 July 2016 2016-07-17
Dunham, K.D., and J.B. Grand. 2016. Evaluating models of population process in a threatened population of Steller’s eiders: Retrospective approach. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference 15-19 October 2016 . Raleigh, NC 2016-10-16
Damm, P.E., Grand, J.B. Using time-lapse cameras to estimate abundance and structure of Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo sylvesteris) in Alabama. Southeastern Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium, Starkville, MS 2010-10-17
Damm, P. E., J.B. Grand, S.W. Barnett. Variation in detectability among passive infrared triggered-cameras in wildlife research. Annual Meeting of the Alabama Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Spanish Fort, AL 25 February 2010. 2010-02-25
Cunha, A., and E.R. Irwin. Riverine landscapes:Floodplain connectivity and early life history stages of fishes. June 2000. 2000 Meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology. Missoula, Montana. 2000-06-01
Counihan, T. D and 7 co-authors. 2015. Assessing trends in fish communities within and between several large US river systems. American Fisheries Society 145th Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon 2015-08-25
Converse, S. J., C. P. McGowan, M. H. Reynolds, B. J. Mattsson, and J. D. Nichols. 2010. Structured Decision Making, Adaptive Management, and Climate Change Adaptation. USGS Climate Change Conference, Denver, Colorado, March 2010. 2010-03-10
Coffman KMO, R Ramesh, S Blomquist, M Walsh, S Miller, H Bulger and E Irwin. Engaging Governmental and Private Stakeholders to Implement and Maintain Adaptive Management Projects – Challenges and Accomplishments. 2019 Joint Meeting of the American Fisheries Society and the Wildlife Society. Reno, Nevada. 2019-09-30
Butler, C. A., D.R. Smith, C.P. McGowan, J. B. Grand, 2012. Estimating tag loss of the Atlantic Horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemu, using a multi-state model. Contributed Poster, Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, August, 2012. 2012-08-01
Black, D.D., E.R. Irwin and J. Peterson. Development of a rapid bioassessmenttechnique for characterizing streams impacted by acid mine drainage. August 2002.American Fisheries Society 132nd Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 2002-02-27
Black, D. D. and E. R. Irwin. A rapid bioassessment technique for warmwater streams impacted by acid mine drainage in north Alabama. February 2001. Midyear Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Jacksonville, Florida. 2001-02-01
Bill D. Sparklin, Mike S. Mitchell, Laura B. Hanson, DAvid B. Jolley, Stephen S. Ditchkoff, James B. Grand, Roderick M. Thornton. Density dependent responses in home range sizes and habitat use of feral pigs on Fort Benning, Georgia. The Wildlife Society 13th Annual conference. 23-27 September 2006. 2006-09-24
Aucker AM, Derose-Wilson A, Catalano M, McGowan CP, 2018, Comparing annual variation in stopover mass gain between two long-distance migrants, American Ornithological Society Annual conference, Tucson AZ, USA 2018-04-14
Aspinwall, A. and E. Irwin. 2015. Evaluation of management alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass populations using stochastic matrix models. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, Wheeling, West Virginia. 2016-02-17
Aspinwall, A. and E. Irwin 2015. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives for Gulf-Strain Striped Bass. (oral presentation) Alabama Water Resources Conference. Perdido Beach, Alabama. 2015-09-10
Aspinwall, A and E. Irwin. 2014. Initial evaluation of the influence of stocking and habitat on early survival of Gulf-strain striped bass in the ACF. Alabama Water Resources Conference, Gulf Shores, Alabama 2014-09-04
Aspinwall, A and E Irwin. 2016. Evaluation of Management Alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass. Joint Meeting of the Georgia and Alabama Chapters of the American Fisheries Society, Columbus, Georgia. 2016-02-09
Apinwall, A. P. and E. R. Irwin. 2015. Evaluation of the effect of stocking rates and nursery habitat on early survival of Gulf- strain striped bass in the Apalachicola- Chattahoochee-Flint River system. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society Spring Meeting, Savannah, Georgia. 2015-01-31
Angeli, N., McGowan, C.P., 2018, Collaborative population modeling for the federal Species Status Assessments, Latin America and Caribbean Congress for Conservation Biology July 2018, Tinidad and Tobago. 2018-07-25
Andress,R.O., K.Kleiner,and E.R.Irwin. Effects of highly fluctuating flows on nest success of redbreast sunfish in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. February 2000. Alabama Fisheries Association Annual Meeting. Rogersville, Alabama. 2000-02-01
Andress, R.O., K. Kleiner, and E. R. Irwin. Effects of highly fluctuating flows on nest success of redbreast sunfish in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. February 2000. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society. Savannah, Georgia. 2000-02-01
Lai,Q.T., E. R. Irwin and Y. Zhang. Quantifying harvestable fish enhancement and their economic values from oyster reefs in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Tampa, Florida. 2017-08-22
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Taylor, M. Y. 2004. Habitat use and tag retention of juvenile shovelnose sturgeon, a surrogate species for Alabama sturgeon. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 2004-05-31
Silvano, A.L. 2013. Incorporating long-term spatial and temporal effects in a state space model to evaluate land management alternatives for imperiled species conservation in Alabama. Master's Thesis, Auburn University, Alabama 2013-09-30
Sharp, J. 2017. Non-lethal estimation of proximate body composition of channel catfish using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Masters Thesis, Auburn University. 2017-12-31
Sakaris, P. C. 2006. Effects of hydrologic variation on dynamics of channel catfish and flathead catfish populations in regulated and unregulated rivers in the southeast USA. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama. 2006-05-31
Ryer, K, 2016, Multi-scale Habitat Relationships of Grassland Vertebrates in the East Gulf Coastal Plain and Understanding the Consequences of Error in Broad-scale Land Cover Data, Auburn University, Auburn AL, USA 2016-08-31
Peñaloza, C. L. 2010. Towards sustainable harvest of sideneck river turtles (Podocnemis spp.) in the Middle Orinoco, Venezuela. Dissertation. Duke University, Durham. 2010-09-30
Peñaloza, C. L. 2000. Demografía y viabilidad de la población de tortuga verde, Chelonia mydas, en Isla de Aves, Venezuela. Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela. 2000-12-31
Nash, M. K. 1999. Age and growth of flathead and channel catfish in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama and the Ocmulgee River, Georgia. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 1999-05-31
Merritt, E. 2015, Evaluating Methods for Estimating Delaware Bay Limulus polyphemus Abundance. Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, August 2015 2015-08-31
McGowan, C. P. 2008. Incidental take and endangered species demography. PhD Dissertation. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri. 129 pp. 2008-05-31
McGowan, C. 2004. Factors affecting nesting success of American Oystercatchers in North Carolina. MS Thesis, Department of Zoology, North Carolina State University. 2004-06-30
Martin, B. M. 2008. Nest survival, nesting behavior, and bioenergetics of redbreast sunfish on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University. 2008-12-31
Martin Moore, M. A. 2010. Shoal occupancy estimation for three lotic species of crayfishes in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama. Master's Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 2010-04-30
Lai, Q. 2018. Quantitative Valuation of Ecosystem Services Provided by Oyster Reefs in Mobile Bay, Alabama. PhD Dissertation, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2018-04-30
Kristofik EM. 2011. Distribution of Bats and Their Selection of Habitats Based on Characteristics of Landscape in Forests of Central Alabama [master’s thesis]. [Auburn (AL)]: Auburn University. 2011-12-31
Kennedy, K.D.M. 2015. Quantitative methods for integrating instream biological monitoring data into aquatic natural resource management decision making. Doctoral Dissertation, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2015-04-30
Jolley, J. C. 2003. A comparison of the tailwater and reservoir catfish populations in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 2003-05-31
Johnson, C.B. 2010. The Relationships Between Wildlife Openings and Bird Use and Abundance in the East Gulf Coastal Plain. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, AL 2010-08-31
John Knight. 2010. Age, growth, home range, movement and habitat selection of redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) from the middle Tallapoosa River and tributaries (Alabama, USA). Masters Thesis. Auburn University. 2010-12-31
Henry, T. B. 1998. Toxicity of an acid mine drainage mixing zone to warmwater fishes. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 1998-05-31
Hayer, C-A. 2005. Influence of spatial, temporal, and abiotic factors on detection probabilities for fishes in the Mobile River drainage, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2005-05-31
Goar, T. P. 2013. Effects of hydrologic variation and water temperatures on early growth and survival of selected age-0 fishes in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Doctoral Dissertation, Auburn University, Alabama 2013-02-28
Gerken, CN. 2015. A Hook and Line Assessment and Angler Survey of the Tallapoosa River Fishery (Alabama, USA). Masters Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 2015-12-31
Ferrara, A.M. 2000. Life history strategy of Lepisosteidae: implications for conservation and management of alligator gar. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama. 2000-05-31
Farrell, P. The use of a small scale study and regional data sources to understand grassland bird habitat relationships, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, May 2015 2015-05-31
Dunham, K.D. 2016. Population dynamics and viability of the federally listed population of Steller's Eiders. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama. 76 p. 2016-05-31
Damm, P.E., 2010. Using automated cameras to estimate wildlife populations. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama. 2010-08-31
Cunha, A. 2000. Influence of landscape patterns on spatial dynamics of larval fish in two southeastern rivers. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama. 2000-05-31
Costley, K. M. 1998. Diel shifts in habitat use by small fishes in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 1998-05-31
Black, D. D. 2005. A rapid biological/chemical assessment technique for characterizing streams impacted by acid mine drainage. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 2005-05-31
Aspinwall, AP. 2016. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass. Masters Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. 2016-05-31
Andress, R.N. 2002. Nest survival of Lepomis species in regulated and unregulated rivers. Masters Thesis. Auburn University. 2002-05-31
Allgood, D.R. 2010. Assessing the potential utility of select state-owned lands for vertebrate conservation. M.S. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama. 2010-12-31
Technical Publications Publication Date
Turner, G., E. Irwin, J. Peterson, B. Freeman, M. Freeman, E. Kramer, C. Straight, A. Wimberly, D. Moosman, C. Hayer, and J. Ruiz. 2004. Aquatic GAP: A GIS and Modeling Approach for Analysis of Biodiversity in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama and Georgia. In S. Ramroop, Editor. Proceedings of the Troy State University GIS Symposium, Troy State University, Troy, Alabama. 2004-05-31
Simons, T.R., C. McGowan, J. Cordes, M. Lyons, and W. Golder. 2003. American Oystercatcher (Haematopus paliatus) research and monitoring in North Carolina. Annual report to the National Park Service and the US. Fish and Wildlife Service, 27 pp. 2005-01-31
Kennedy, K.D. and E.R. Irwin. Patterns of fish and disease occupancy in Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama. ACFWRU Report 2009-3. Final Report Submitted to USFWS, October 2009 2007 2009-10-31
Kennedy, K.D. and E.R. Irwin. Development of a Monitoring Plan to Asess Potential Effects of Combined-cycle Plants on Fish Communities. Final Report Submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. March 2007 2007-03-31
Kennedy, K. M., E. R. Irwin, M. C. Freeman, and J. Peterson. 2006. Development of a decision support tool and procedures for evaluating dam operation in the Southeastern United States. Science Support Partnership Program Project Final Report to USGS and USFWS. 2006-06-30
Irwin,E.R., G.T. Turner, K.D.Kennedy and T. Piper. ACT Aquatic Gap and Water Quality Monitoring. Fnal Report submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. April 2007. 2007-04-30
Irwin,E.R., E. Kramer, M.C. Freeman, G. Turner, D. Moosman, K. Mickett, P. Sakaris, C. Hayer, T. Piper and C.S. Straight. 2004. Aquatic Gap:Regional analysis of biodiversity in the ACT/ACT Basins: Tallapoosa River Basin. Final Report submitted to GAP Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho. 2004-10-31
Irwin, E.R., P.C. Sakaris, and D. Moosman. 2004. Hydrologic variation in the lower Tallapoosa River: Effects on recruitment and growth of striped bass and catfishes. Final Report. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Montgomery, Alabama. 2004-10-31
Irwin, E.R., P. Sakaris, J. Knight, and T. Piper. 2005. Redeye bass population status and critical habitat delineation in the Tallapoosa River and its tributaries. Final report submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Montgomery, Alabama. 2004-12-31
Irwin, E.R., M.C. Freeman, A. Belcher and K. Kleiner. 2001. Survey of shallow water fish communities in the Dead River and Terrapin Creek. Final Report submitted to Alabama Power Company. Birmingham, Alabama. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E.R., M. Taylor, K. Mickett and G. Turner. 2005. Delineation of important habitat features for adult and juvenile Alabama sturgeon. Final report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, Mississippi. 2004-10-31
Irwin, E.R., A. Belcher and K. Kleiner. 2001. Population assessment of alligator gar in Alabama. Final Report submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Game and Fish Division. Montgomery, Alabama. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E.R. and R. Andress, A. Belcher and Jason Carlee. 2001. Quantification of factors affecting nesting and recruitment of Centrarchids in flow regulated rivers. Final Report submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Game and Fish Division. Montgomery, Alabama. 2000-01-31
Irwin, E. R., M. C. Freeman, B. Daniels, and K. Kleiner. 2002. Quantification of the fish community inhabiting sand and gravel bars in the Alabama River. Final Report submitted to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Game and Fish Division. Montgomery, Alabama. 2002-09-30
Irwin, E. R., K. D. Mickett, D. Black, and P. Sakaris. 2004. Development of an integrated rapid assessment technique for determination of impacts of acid mine drainage in Alabama streams. Final report submitted to Alabama Department of Environmental Management. Montgomery, Alabama. 2004-05-31
Irwin, E. R., K. D. M. Kennedy, T. P. Goar, B. M. Martin, M. M. Martin. 2011. Adaptive management and monitoring for restoration and faunal recolonization of Tallapoosa River shoal habitats. Final Report to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Montgomery, Alabama. 2011-01-31
Irwin, E. R., J. Peterson, B. J. Freeman, E. Kramer, and M. C. Freeman. 2002. Aquatic GAP: Regional Analysis of Biodiversity in the ACT/ACF Basins. GAP Analysis Bulletin 11:37-39. 2002-10-31
Horne, L, D DeVries, R Wright, J Stoeckel, and E Irwin. Determination of Species-Specific Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature Requirements for Non-Game Riverine Fishes. USFWS Science Base 2019-07-31
Hitch, A.T., Grand, J.B., Allen, S.L., and Sharp, N.W. 2008. Habitat use and distributions of birds, small mammals and herpetofauna on the J.D. Martin Skyline Wildlife Management Area, Jackson County, Alabama. Final Report to Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 2008-11-30
Freeman, M.C., J.T. Peterson, E.R. Irwin, and B.J. Freeman. 2004. Distribution and status of at-risk aquatic taxa in the upper Tallapoosa River system, Alabama and Georgia. Final Report submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Athens, Georgia. 2004-10-31