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

Courses Taught

  • Special Problems-Restoration Ecology This special topics course is intended to provide a framework for decision making in the field of applied restoration ecology. The course will allow students to gain experience in application of knowledge from previous courses to professional situations using various techniques. (Elise Irwin 2017)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2017)
  • Avian Ecology and Managemnt Seminar on Avian Ecology and Applications (Conor McGowan 2017)
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Training Offered

  • 2-day pilot course for USFWS on data analysis and projection modeling for Species Status Assessments. (Conor McGowan, Anna Tucker, September 2017)
  • Training to revitalized Species Status Assessment (SSA) process to support USFWS ESA decisions. (Conor McGowan July 2016)
  • MOCC to ALCFWRU students and staff (Elise Irwin, Christa Zweig October 2015)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 20

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 33

Presentations: 80

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
  2. Auburn University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute