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Dr. Brian Irwin

Research Publications

  • Vidal, T. E., B. J. Irwin, T. Wagner, L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, and J. R. Bence. 2017. Using Variance Structure to Quantify Responses to Perturbation in Fish Catches. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 146:584-593. [Featured Article] Abstract | 
  • Midway, S.R., T. Wagner, J.D. Zydlewski, B.J. Irwin, and C.P. Paukert. 2016. Transboundary Fisheries Science: Meeting the Challenges of Inland Fisheries Management in the 21st Century. Fisheries 41:537-546. Download  | 
  • Paukert, C. P., and 8 coauthors. 2016. Adapting fisheries management to a changing climate. Fisheries 41:374-384.
  • Wagner, T., S.R. Midway, T. Vidal, B.J. Irwin, and J.R. Jackson. 2016. Detecting unusual temporal patterns in fisheries time series data. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 145:786-794. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Irwin, B. J., B. A. Crawford, T. Gancos Crawford, and C. T. Moore. 2016. Turning Uncertainty into Useful Information for Conservation Decisions. Southeast Climate Science Center Fact Sheet 2016-02. Available online: https://globalchange.ncsu.edu/secsc/wp-content/uploads/SECSC_FactSheet_2016_02_Final.pdf
  • Dawson, H. A., M. L. Jones, B. J. Irwin, N. S. Johnson, C. M. Wagner, and M. Szymanski. (accepted with minor revisions). Management strategy evaluation of a new control tactic to manage invasive fish. Natural Resource Modeling.
  • Keiter D.A., Cunningham F.L., Rhodes O.E. Jr, Irwin B.J., Beasley J.C. 2016. Optimization of Scat Detection Methods for a Social Ungulate, the Wild Pig, and Experimental Evaluation of Factors Affecting Detection of Scat. PLOS ONE 11(5): e0155615. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155615 Abstract | 
  • Kramer, D. W., T. J. Prebyl, J. H. Stickles, D. A. Osborn, B. J. Irwin, N. P. Nibbelink, R. J. Warren, and K. V. Miller. 2016. Assessing deer road crossings using GPS locations. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 3:253-260.
  • Fitzgerald, D. G., L. G. Rudstam, J. M. Casselman, B. J. Irwin, D. G. Fielder, T. J. Paoli, and C. E. Kraft. 2016. Fish community response to environmental perturbations: comparison of Oneida Lake with three Bays of the Great Lakes. Pages 497-524 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. Publisher Website | 
  • Irwin, B. J., L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, and J. L. Forney. 2016. Long-term trends in the fish community of Oneida Lake: analysis of the zebra mussel invasion. Pages 375-396 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. Publisher Website | 
  • Rudstam, L. G., J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, T. E. Brooking, W. W. Fetzer, B. J. Irwin, and J. L. Forney. 2016. Walleye and yellow perch in Oneida Lake - revisiting a coupled predator-prey system. Pages 319-354 in L. G. Rudstam, E. L. Mills, J. R. Jackson, and D. J. Stewart, editors. Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries. Publisher Website | 
  • Tsehaye, I., M. L. Jones, B. J. Irwin, D. G. Fielder, J. E. Breck, and D. R. Luukkonen. 2015. A predictive model to inform adaptive management of double-crested cormorants and fisheries in Michigan. Natural Resource Modeling 28(3):348-376. Abstract | 
  • Cohen, B. S., E. H. Belser, C. H. Killmaster, J. W. Bowers, B. J. Irwin, M. J. Yabsley, and K. V. Miller. 2015. Epizootiology of cranial abscess disease in white-tailed deer of Georgia. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(3)609-618. Abstract | 
  • Jones, M. L., T. O. Brenden, and B. J. Irwin. 2015. Re-examination of sea lamprey control policies for the St. Marys River: completion of an adaptive management cycle. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bringolf, R. A., B. J. Irwin, and K. A. Kellock. 2015. Factors associated with intersex Largemouth Bass from impoundments in the southeastern United States. Pages 311-318 in M. D. Tringali, J. M. Long, T. W. Birdsong, and M. S. Allen. Black bass diversity: multidisciplinary science for conservation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 82, Bethesda, MD.
  • Perles, S. J., T. Wagner, B. J. Irwin, D. R. Manning, K. K. Callahan, and M. R. Marshall. 2014. Evaluation of a regional monitoring program's statistical power to detect temporal trends in forest health indicators. Environmental Management 54:641-655. doi:10.​1007/​s00267-014-0313-z Download  | 
  • Stevens, K, Irwin, B. Kramer, D., and Urquhart, G. 2014. Impact of increasing market access on a tropical small-scale fishery. Marine Policy 50:46-52. Abstract | 
  • Irwin, B. J., and M. J. Conroy. 2013. Consideration of reference points for the management of renewable resources under an adaptive management paradigm. Environmental Conservation 40(4):302-309. doi:10.1017/S0376892913000222
  • Wagner, T., B. J. Irwin, J. R. Bence, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Detecting temporal trends in freshwater fisheries surveys: statistical power and the important linkages between management questions and monitoring objectives. Fisheries 38:309-319. Download  | 
  • Irwin, B.J., T. Wagner, J.R. Bence, M.V. Kepler, W. Liu, and D.B. Hayes. 2013. Estimating spatial and temporal components of variation for fisheries count data using negative binomial mixed models. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:171-183. Download  | 
  • Irwin, B. J., W. Liu, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2012. Defining economic injury levels for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes basin. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 32:760-771.
  • Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, M. L. Jones, and J. R. Bence. 2011. Applying structured decision making to recreational fisheries management. Fisheries 36(3):113-122.
  • Irwin, B. J., L. G. Rudstam, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, J. L. Forney, and D. G. Fitzgerald. 2009. Depensatory mortality, density-dependent growth, and delayed compensation: disentangling the interplay of mortality, growth, and density during early life stages of yellow perch. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 138:99-110.
  • Jones, M. L., B. J. Irwin, G. J. A. Hansen, H. A. Dawson, A. J. Treble, W. Liu, W. Dai, and J. R. Bence. 2009. An operating model for the integrated pest management of Great Lakes sea lampreys. The Open Fish Science Journal 2:59-73.
  • Bence, J. R., M. W. Dorn, B. J. Irwin, and A. E. Punt. 2008. Recent advances in the evaluation and implementation of harvest policies. Fisheries Research 94:207-209.
  • Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2008. Evaluating alternative harvest policies for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Fisheries Research 94:267-281.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. J. Treska, L. G. Rudstam, P. J. Sullivan, J. R. Jackson, A. J. VanDeValk, and J. L. Forney. 2008. Estimating walleye (Sander vitreus) density, gear catchability, and mortality using three fishery-independent data sets for Oneida Lake, New York. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65:1366-1378.
  • Wilberg, M. J., B. J. Irwin, M. L. Jones, and J. R. Bence. 2008. Effects of source-sink dynamics on harvest policy performance for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Fisheries Research 94:282-289.
  • Fitzgerald, D. G., J. L. Forney, L. G. Rudstam, B. J. Irwin, and A. J. VanDeValk. 2006. Gizzard shad put a freeze on winter mortality of age-0 yellow perch but not white perch. Ecological Applications 16:1487-1501.
  • Irwin, B. J., D. R. DeVries, and G. W. Kim. 2003. Responses to gizzard shad recovery following selective treatment in Walker County Lake, Alabama, 1996-1999. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 23:1225-1237.
  • Irwin, B. J., D. R. DeVries, and R. A. Wright. 2003. Evaluating the potential for predatory control of gizzard shad by largemouth bass in small impoundments: a bioenergetics approach. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:913-924.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 41

Presentations: 133

 

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Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Athens, GA 30602-2152 Phone: (706) 542 - 5260 Fax: (706) 542 - 8356

Unit Leader

Cecil Jennings
Dr. Cecil A. Jennings

I came to the Georgia Unit in 1994 as the Assistant Unit Leader Fisheries and have been the Unit Leader since 1997. Prior to Georgia, I was a research fisheries biologist at the U.S. Geological Survey's Upper Mississippi Science Center from 1990 to 1994.

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