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Dr. Brian Irwin

Brian Irwin

Education

  • Ph D Cornell University 2006
  • MS Auburn University 2001
  • BS University of Illinois 1998

Biography

I am Assistant Unit Leader (Fisheries) at the GA Cooperative Research Unit and a faculty member of the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia.

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of ecological change, fish population dynamics, and decision making linked to conservation and management of natural resources. Current projects involve using quantitative models to explore how populations respond to anthropogenic and natural influences.

Teaching Interests

My courses introduce concepts and analyses relevant to conservation decision making and sustainable use of exploited natural resources.

Professional Society Service

  • American Fisheries Society - Southern Division Representative for Education Section (September 2013 - September 2015)
  • Ecological Society of America - General Membership (August 2014 - August 2015)

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.
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • UGA WILD8300: Modeling Nature (2017)
  • UGA WILD8360: Quantitative Conservation Science (2016)
  • UGA WILD8300: Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Mangement (2016)
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Georgia Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Brian IrwinSouth Atlantic Fishery Management Council, Scientific and Statistical Committee (June 2015 - June 2016)

Technical Publications

  • Jones, M. L., T. O. Brenden, and B. J. Irwin. 2012. Evaluating integrated pest management in the St. Marys River. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report.
  • Irwin, B. 2012. Estimation of spatial and temporal variance components for several National Park Service indicator variables. National Park Service Project Completion Report.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. Wagner, M. V. Kepler, W. Liu, J. R. Bence, D. B. Hayes, and N. Lester. 2011. Spatial and temporal components of variation in Great Lake percid populations: implications for conservation and management. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, Project Completion Report.
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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

 

Contact Information

Tel: (706) 542 - 0790 Personal Web Site: https://www.warnell.uga.edu/people/faculty/dr-brian-irwin

Current Students

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