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A research technician with the Georgia Unit deploys a gill net as part of a research project

Scientists at the GA Unit teaches graduate level courses in
Estimation of Parameters of Wildlife Populations
Quantitative Approaches to Conservation Biology
Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals
Fish and Wildlife Seminars

Courses Taught

  • UGA WILD8300: Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Mangement The goal of this seminar is to introduce students in natural resources management to the principles and practices of structured decision making (SDM). (Brian Irwin, Clinton Moore 2018)
  • UGA WILD8300: Modeling Nature (Brian Irwin 2017)
  • Bayesian Modeling for Conservation Science The objectives of this course are to develop a basic understanding of and appreciation for Bayesian principles for the solution of problems in natural resources science; to gain practical experience in constructing, evaluating, and interpreting models under the Bayesian framework; and to explore classes of models useful for conservation science. (Clinton Moore 2017)
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Training Offered

  • Workshop on dealing with common problems related to scientific publishing. Topics covered included: Pros and cons of subscription vs open access journals, dual publication jeopardy and translations to other languages, funding publishing costs, authorship, selecting a journal, handling revisions, and resubmission after rejection. (Cecil Jennings February 2018)
  • US Dept. of Interior Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (Cecil Jennings, Don Dennerline August 2017)
  • US Dept. of Interior Motorboat Operator's Certification Course (Cecil Jennings, Don Dennerline May 2017)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 6

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 147

Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Georgia
  5. Wildlife Management Institute