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Alabama Theses and Dissertations

  • Ryer, K, 2016, Multi-scale Habitat Relationships of Grassland Vertebrates in the East Gulf Coastal Plain and Understanding the Consequences of Error in Broad-scale Land Cover Data, Auburn University, Auburn AL, USA
  • Dunham, K.D. 2016. Population dynamics and viability of the federally listed population of Steller's Eiders. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama. 76 p.
  • Aspinwall, AP. 2016. Using Population Models to Evaluate Management Alternatives
    for Gulf Striped Bass. Masters Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Gerken, CN. 2015. A Hook and Line Assessment and Angler Survey of the Tallapoosa River Fishery
    (Alabama, USA). Masters Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Merritt, E. 2015, Evaluating Methods for Estimating Delaware Bay Limulus polyphemus Abundance. Auburn University, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, August 2015
  • Farrell, P. The use of a small scale study and regional data sources to understand grassland bird habitat relationships, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn, AL, May 2015
  • Kennedy, K.D.M. 2015. Quantitative methods for integrating instream biological monitoring data into aquatic natural resource management decision making. Doctoral Dissertation, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Silvano, A.L. 2013. Incorporating long-term spatial and temporal effects in a state space model to evaluate land management alternatives for imperiled species conservation in Alabama. Master's Thesis, Auburn University, Alabama
  • Goar, T. P. 2013. Effects of hydrologic variation and water temperatures on early growth and survival of selected age-0 fishes in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Doctoral Dissertation, Auburn University, Alabama
  • Moody AT. 2012. Designing sustainable landscapes in the Southeastern United States [dissertation]. [Auburn (AL)]: Auburn University.
  • Kristofik EM. 2011. Distribution of Bats and Their Selection of Habitats Based on Characteristics of Landscape in Forests of Central Alabama [master’s thesis]. [Auburn (AL)]: Auburn University.
  • Allgood, D.R. 2010. Assessing the potential utility of select state-owned lands for vertebrate conservation. M.S. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama.
  • John Knight. 2010. Age, growth, home range, movement and habitat selection of redeye bass (Micropterus coosae) from the middle Tallapoosa River and tributaries (Alabama, USA). Masters Thesis. Auburn University.
  • Damm, P.E., 2010. Using automated cameras to estimate wildlife populations. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, Alabama.
  • 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
  • Martin Moore, M. A. 2010. Shoal occupancy estimation for three lotic species of crayfishes in the Tallapoosa River Basin, Alabama. Master's Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Martin, B. M. 2008. Nest survival, nesting behavior, and bioenergetics of redbreast sunfish on the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University.
  • McGowan, C. P. 2008. Incidental take and endangered species demography. PhD Dissertation. University of Missouri-Columbia, Missouri. 129 pp.
  • Sakaris, P. C. 2006. Effects of hydrologic variation on dynamics of channel catfish and flathead catfish populations in regulated and unregulated rivers in the southeast USA. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama.
  • Black, D. D. 2005. A rapid biological/chemical assessment technique for characterizing streams impacted by acid mine drainage. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Hayer, C-A. 2005. Influence of spatial, temporal, and abiotic factors on detection probabilities for fishes in the Mobile River drainage, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
  • Sharp, N. W. 2005. Demography of small mammal populations in longleaf pine undergoing restoration. MS Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • McGowan, C. 2004. Factors affecting nesting success of American Oystercatchers in North Carolina. MS Thesis, Department of Zoology, North Carolina State University.
  • Taylor, M. Y. 2004. Habitat use and tag retention of juvenile shovelnose sturgeon, a surrogate species for Alabama sturgeon. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Brongo, L. L. Demography of black bears in the Pisgah Bear Sanctuary. MS Thesis, Auburn University, Auburn, AL.
  • Jolley, J. C. 2003. A comparison of the tailwater and reservoir catfish populations in a section of the Coosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Andress, R.N. 2002. Nest survival of Lepomis species in regulated and unregulated rivers. Masters Thesis. Auburn University.
  • Cunha, A. 2000. Influence of landscape patterns on spatial dynamics of larval fish in two southeastern rivers. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama.
  • Ferrara, A.M. 2000. Life history strategy of Lepisosteidae: implications for conservation and management of alligator gar. Doctoral Dissertation. Auburn University, Alabama.
  • Nash, M. K. 1999. Age and growth of flathead and channel catfish in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama and the Ocmulgee River, Georgia. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Costley, K. M. 1998. Diel shifts in habitat use by small fishes in the Tallapoosa River, Alabama. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Henry, T. B. 1998. Toxicity of an acid mine drainage mixing zone to warmwater fishes. Masters Thesis. Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
  • Mitchell, M. S. 1997. Optimal home ranges: models and application to black bears. PhD Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Mitchell, M. S. 1992. Effects of intensive forest management on mammalian species in managed and unmanaged pocosins. MS Thesis, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
 

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