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Elise Irwin

Research Publications

  • Irwin, E.R and J. Terhune. Solving problems in fisheries management: proof of concept using structured decision making at the undergraduate level. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.
  • 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
  • Aspinwall, A, E. Irwin and C. Lloyd. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives for Gulf Striped Bass. Cooperator Science Series, USFWS.
  • 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. Publisher Website | 
  • 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.
  • Irwin, E. R. 2013. Adaptive management of flows from dams: a win-win framework for water users. Auburn Speaks: Water. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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 |  Publisher Website | 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 | 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
 

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

 

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Barry Grand

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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