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Elise Irwin

Elise Irwin Assistant Unit Leader

Elise Irwin has been the Assistant Unit Leader for Fisheries at the ALCFWRU since January 1995.

Conor McGowan on a hike with his daughter.

Conor McGowan Assistant Unit Leader Website: Tel: (334) 844 - 9231

Conor was born and raised in New York. After completing his degrees, he spent two years as a post-doc at Patuext Wildlife Research Center before starting up with the Alabama Unit in July of 2010.

University Staff

Laura Bell Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Shannon Carvey

Judy Christian

Caleb Dodd

Brandon Earls

Joshua Fowler Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Jeffrey Holder

Allison Keever

Kevin Kleiner

Caleb Leikwold

Michael Lloyd

ShaLea McAvay

Sarah McIntire

Kathryn Mickett Kennedy

Carolyn Moore

Ashley Morris

Matthew Oliver

Amy Silvano Tel: (334) 844 - 9295

Doniven Tincher

Isaac Young

Students and Post Docs

Alisia Diamond

Kylee Dunham

George Goldin

Matthew Gonnerman

Marshall Herron

Alan Hitch

Allison Keever

Skylar Keller

Jared Knight

Eva Kristofik Tel: (334) 844 - 4796

Quan Lai

Shannon Lambert

Michael Lloyd

Lee Margadant

Benjamin Martin

Kristie Ouellette

Jennifer Price-Tack

Jennifer Price-Tack

Jennifer Price Tack is a postdoctoral researcher and wildlife ecologist specializing in quantitative ecology and decision support science. She completed her B.S. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, her Masters at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, and her Ph.D. at Auburn University. Jennifer has worked on a variety of natural resource problems, including decision-making for deer and hunter management, and bioeconomic modeling impacts of salmon aquaculture in southern Chile. She is currently applying her skills to tackle the issue of prioritizing invasive species management in New York State.

Amy Silvano Tel: (334) 844 - 9295

Briana Stewart

Anna Tucker

Erica Williams

Stephen Zenas


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


Contact Us

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Auburn, AL 36849-5418 Phone: (334) 844 - 4796 Fax: (334) 844 - 1084 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Elise Irwin
Elise Irwin

Elise Irwin has been the Assistant Unit Leader for Fisheries at the ALCFWRU since January 1995.



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