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Alabama Education Activities

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)
  • Decision analysis for Shorebird Conservation, at the 2015 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group meeting. (Conor McGowan September 2015)
  • MsCIP Shipp Island restoration SDM workshop (Elise Irwin June 2014)
  • SDM workshop at NCTC (Elise Irwin June 2014)
  • Intro to SDM (Elise Irwin February 2014)
  • NCTC Structured Decision Making Workshop (Conor McGowan August 2014)
  • SDM workshop for ADCNR on Red Hills Salamander habitat conservation (Conor McGowan June 2014)
  • Introduction to Structure decision making for NCTC (Conor McGowan February 2014)
  • MsCIP SDM workshop for Shipp Island restoration (Elise Irwin November 2013)
  • MOCC to ALCFWRU affiliate student (Elise Irwin September 2011)
  • SDM workshop to assist State and Fedearl agencies with management plan for Gulf Striped Bass (Elise Irwin August 2011)
  • MOCC to FLCFWRU students and staff (Elise Irwin, Christa Zweig February 2011)
  • NCTC CSP3171: Introduction to Structured Decision Making. Co-taught with six other instructors. 30 students; 1 week course; January 2011. (Elise Irwin January 2011)
  • USFWS/USGS Structured Decision Making Workshop (Mike Mitchell, Elise Irwin, September 2010)
  • USFWS/USGS Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions (Elise Irwin, Ken Williams, August 2010)
  • Structured decision making workshop for Black Duck habitat management to benefit continental carrying capacity and harvest. (Conor McGowan September 2010)
  • Co-developer and instructor of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service course: "Adaptive Management: Structured Decision Making for Recurrent Decisions" (CSP 3176), USFWS National Conservation Training Center, 22-26 June 2009, Shepherdstown, WV. Preparation and delivery of 6 course modules. (Clinton Moore, Bill Kendall, Fred Johnson, Ken Williams, Mitchell Eaton, Conor McGowan June 2009)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman (Elise Irwin October 2005)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Woman (Elise Irwin March 2005)
  • Co-organized Catfish Aging Workshop; a continuing education workshop on aging catfish with otoliths. 2005. (Elise Irwin October 2004)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Elise Irwin July 2004)
  • Becoming an Outdoors Women (Elise Irwin March 2004)
  • Taught "Introduction to Fishing," "Fly Fishing," "Bass Fishing" and "Bow Hunting" in "Becoming an Outdoor Woman" (BOW) program. (Elise Irwin October 2003)
  • Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (MOCC), U.S. Department of the Interior (Elise Irwin June 2003)

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