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Alabama Education Activities

Courses Taught

  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2017)
  • Avian Ecology and Managemnt Seminar on Avian Ecology and Applications (Conor McGowan 2017)
  • Dynamics and Management of Wildlife Poplations (Barry Grand 2016)
  • Wildlife Population Analysis (Barry Grand 2016)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (Barry Grand 2016)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2016)
  • Advanced Techniques in Wildlife Population Analysis Seminar type class reviewing advanced statistical techniques in wildlife populations analysis (Conor McGowan, 2016)
  • Applied Ecological Modeling (Conor McGowan 2016)
  • Decision Support Tools for Adaptive Management (Elise Irwin 2015)
  • Applied Ecological Modeling How to develop models of ecological systems for making predictions in decision management contexts (Conor McGowan 2015)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (Barry Grand 2014)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2014)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making Introduction to Structured Decision Making (Conor McGowan 2014)
  • Occupancy Analysis (Barry Grand 2014)
  • Structured Decision Making in Natural Resource Management Learning the tools and concepts of structure decision making as applied to natural resource management. The course is comprised of lectures, lab exercises, and an applied capstone type class project. (Conor McGowan 2013)
  • Problem Solving in Wildlife Science (Conor McGowan 2012)
  • Intro to GIS (Barry Grand 2011)
  • Use of focal species for coservation planning (Barry Grand 2011)
  • Structured Decision Making for Natural Resource Management A graduate seminar on the principles and some of the techniques for structured decision making. (Conor McGowan 2011)
  • Habitat Use, Selection, and Occupancy Training in the design and analysis of field studies on the relationships between animals’ distributions in space and habitat attributes. Specific topics will include sampling design, statistical analyses, interpretation, and assumptions/limitations. Course will emphasize model building and evaluation. (Barry Grand, Todd Steury 2010)
  • River Basin Management and Planning (Elise Irwin 2010)
  • Special Topics Lotic Ecology (Elise Irwin 2010)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2010)
  • Directed Study: Course Defisn (Barry Grand 2008)
  • Special Problem in Wildlife Science:MATLAB Programming (Barry Grand 2008)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (Barry Grand 2007)
  • Quantitative Conservation Biology (Barry Grand 2007)
  • Occupancy Estimation and Modeling (Barry Grand 2006)
  • Special Problem in Wildlife Science:Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data (Barry Grand 2006)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2006)
  • Wildlife Population Analysis (Barry Grand 2005)
  • Wildlife Population Analysis (Barry Grand 2005)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (Barry Grand 2005)
  • Special Topics Population Analysis (Barry Grand 2005)
  • Special Topics Lotic Ecology (Elise Irwin 2005)
  • Special Problem - Analysis of Live/Dead Recapture/Recovery Data (Barry Grand 2004)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2004)
  • Special Topics in Lotic Ecology (Elise Irwin 2004)
  • Analysis of Wildlife Populations (Barry Grand 2003)
  • Wildlife Population Analysis (Barry Grand 2001)
  • Ecology and Management of Riverine Systems (Elise Irwin 2001)
  • Design and analysis of wildlife survival studies (Barry Grand 1999)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 20

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 31

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