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Inventory and conservation planning for species of greatest conservaiton need on state-owned lands in Alabama


December 2007 - March 2012


Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU) is leading a 5-year research project (hereafter referred to as ICP) to investigate the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of species of Greatest Conservation Need identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan on 13 state-owned wildlife management areas, natural areas, and parks.

Research Products and Activities


  • Johnson, C.B. 2010. The Relationships Between Wildlife Openings and Bird Use and Abundance in the
    East Gulf Coastal Plain. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, AL


  • GRand,J.B., Silvano, A.L., MacKenzie, M.D., Lowenstein, E.F. Using GAP data to design and inform filed research. National Gap Conference, Asheville, NC.

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



Funding Agencies

  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


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