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Dr. Cecil Jennings

Research Publications

  • Parr, R.T., C.A. Jennings, N.D. Denslow, K.J. Kroll, and R.B. Bringolf. 2016. Evaluation of reproductive status in Tripletail by traditional and non-lethal approaches. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science:8(1):16-22. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Homer, M.D., J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Evaluation of Three Aging Techniques and Back-calculated Growth for Introduced Blue Catfish from Lake Oconee, Georgia. Southeastern Naturalist 14(4):740–756.
  • Carswell, B. L., J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Tidal Management Affects Sub-adult Fish Assemblages in Impounded South Carolina Marshes. Wetlands Ecology and Management 23(6):1015-1031.
  • Sanchez-Rubio, G. and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Identifying and Evaluating the Distribution of Fishes, Crab, and Shrimp in the Savannah River Estuary. Final Project Report submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers. Savannah, GA. 53 pp.
  • Robinson, K. F. and C. A. Jennings. 2014. Productivity of functional guilds of fishes in managed wetlands in coastal South Carolina. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 5(1):70-86. Abstract | 
  • Robinson, K.F. and C.A. Jennings. 2014. A comparison of resident fish communities in managed and unmanaged coastal wetlands in North Carolina and South Carolina, USA. Southeastern Naturalist 13:(2):237-260. Abstract | 
  • Kellock, K., B. E. Trushel, P. C. Ely, C. A. Jennings, and R. B. Bringolf. 2014. Survey of intersex Largemouth Bass Micropterus salmoides from impoundments in Georgia USA. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:565-572.

    Running title: Impoundment intersex bass

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    Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Boone, S. S., S. J. Divers, A. C. Camus, D. L. Peterson, C. A. Jennings, J. L. Shelton, & S. M. Hernandez. 2013.
    Pathologic and Physiologic Effects Associated with Long-Term Intracoelomic Transmitters in Captive Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii). North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:869-877.


  • Boone, S. S., S. M. Hernandez, A. C. Camus, D. L. Peterson, C. A. Jennings, J. L. Shelton & S. J. Divers. 2013. Evaluation of four suture materials for surgical incision closing in Siberian sturgeon. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 142:649-659. Abstract | 
  • Jennings, C.A., B. L. Sloss, B. A. Lasee, G. J. Burtle, and G. R. Moyer. 2013. Care, Handling, and Examination of Sampled Organisms. pp163-221 in A. V. Zale, D. L. Parrish, and T. M. Sutton, editors. Fisheries Techniques 3rd Edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Jennings, C. A., T. E. Lauer, and B. Vondracek, Editors. 2012. Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals. American Fisheries Society
  • Jennings, C. A. 2012. Communicating science: from cuneiform to the contemporary and beyond. pp 1-6. in C. A. Jennings, T. E. Lauer, and B. Vondracek (editors). Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals
  • Dennerline, D.E., C.A. Jennings, and D.J. Degan. 2012. Relationships between hydroacoustic derived density and gill net catch: Implications for Fish Assessments. Fisheries Research 123-124: 78-89. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bonvehcio, T. F. and C. A. Jennings, and D. R. Harrison. 2011. Diet and population metrics of the introduced blue catfish population in the Altamaha, River, GA. Proceedings of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 65:112-118.
  • Reinert, T. R. and C. A. Jennings. 2011. Effect of egg sampling efficiency on estimates of historic striped bass egg production in the Savannah River Estuary, Georgia-South Carolina. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 65:71-77.
  • Robinson, K. F. and C. A. Jennings. 2012. Maximizing Age-0 Spot export form a South Carolina estuary: an evaluation of coastal impoundment management via structured decision making. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4(1):156-172.
  • Peterson, R. C., C. A. Jennings, and J. T. Peterson. 2012. River discharge effects on abundance of age-0 redhorses (Moxostoma spp.) in the Oconee River, Georgia, USA, with implications for robust redhorse. River Research and Application. 29:734-742.
  • Homer, M. D. Jr, and C. A. Jennings. 2011. Historical catch, age structure, sizes, and relative growth for an introduced population of blue catfish in Lake Oconee, GA. Pages 383-394 in P. H. Michaletz and V. H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77. Bethesda, MD
  • Belcher, C.N. and C. A. Jennings. 2011. Identification and evaluation of sub-adult shark bycatch in Georgia’s commercial trawl fisheries. Fisheries Management and Ecology 18:104-112. Abstract | 
  • Jennings, C. A., and R. S. Weyers. 2010. Temporal and spatial distribution of marsh-edge and tidal creek fishes in the Savannah River Estuary, USA. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 63:153-160.
  • Belcher, C. N. and C. A. Jennings. 2010. Utility of Mesohabitat Features for Determining Habitat Associations of Sub-adult Sharks in Georgia’s Estuaries. Environmental Biology of Fishes 88:349-359. Abstract | 
  • Jennings, C. A., and S. J. Zigler. 2010. Biology and life history of paddlefish in north america: an update. Pages 1- 22 in C. P. Paukert and G. D. Scholten, Editors. Paddlefish Management, Propagation, and Conservation in the 21st Century: Building from 20 years of Research and Management. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 66. Bethesda, MD Publisher Website | 
  • Jennings, C. A., E. W. Dilts, J. S. Shelton. and R. C. Peterson. 2010. Fine sediment affects on survival to emergence of robust redhorse. Environmental Biology of Fishes 87:43-53. Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Belcher, C. N., and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Potential gear bias associated with hand-retrieved longline catches of sub-adult sharks in Georgia estuaries. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:1676-1685. Abstract | 
  • Belcher, C. N., and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Use of fishery-independent trawl surveys to evaluate distribution patterns of sub-adult sharks in Georgia. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management and Ecosystem Science 1:218-229. Abstract | 
  • Grabowski, T. B., T. D. Ferguson, J. T. Peterson, and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Capture probability and behavioral response of robust redhorse, an cryptic riverine fish, to electrofishing. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 29:721–729. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Grabowski, T. B., and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Post-release movements and habitat use of stocked robust redhorse in the Ocmulgee River, Georgia. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 19:170-177. Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Grabowski, T. J., and C. A. Jennings. 2009. Radio-tagged "guide fish": a novel approach for uncovering information about rare or cryptic fishes. Fisheries Management and Ecology 16:68-71 Abstract |  Publisher Website | 
  • Ziegeweid, J. R., C. A. Jennings, D. L. Peterson, M. C. Black. 2008. Effects of temperature, salinity, and body size on the survival of juvenile shortnose sturgeon. Transactions of American Fisheries Society 137:1490-1499.
  • Ziegeweid, J. R., C. A. Jennings, and D. L. Peterson. 2008. Thermal maxia for juvenile shortnose sturgeon acclimated to different temperatures. Environmental Biology of Fishes 82:299-307.
  • Mosley, D. L., and C. A. Jennings. 2007. Flow preferences for juvenile robust redhorse in an experimental mesocosm: implications for developing sampling protocols. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 27:1383-1392.
  • Peterson, R. C., and C. A. Jennings. 2007. Effects of river discharge on abundance and instaneous growth of Age-0 Carpsuckers in the Oconee River, Georgia, USA. River Research and Application 23:1016-1025.
  • Peterson, D. L., P. J. Vecsei, and C. A. Jennings. 2007. Ecology and biology of the lake sturgeon: a synthesis of current knowledge of a threatened North American Acipenseridae. Reviews in Fish biology and Fisheries 17:59-76.
  • DeVries D. R., G. G. Grossman, D. H. Wahl, J. A. Stone, F. M. Utter, C. A. Jennings, and D. M. Kimball. 2007. A perspective on the decision to establish an AFS marine journal. Fisheries 32(1):30.
  • Jennings, C. A., T. A. Will, and T. R. Reinert. 2005. Efficacy of a high- and low-frequency ultrasonic probe for measuring ovary volume and estimating fecundity of large striped bass Morone saxatalis in the Savannah River Estuary. Fisheries Research 76:445-453.
  • Reinert, T. R., C. A. Jennings, T. A. Will, and J. E. Wallin. 2005. Decline and recovery of striped bass in a Southeastern US Estuary. Fisheries 30(3):18-25.
  • Whiteman, E. A., C. A. Jennings, and R. S. Nemeth. 2005. Sex structure and potential fecundity in a Epinephelus guttatus spawning aggregation: applying ultrasonic imaging. Journal of Fish Biology 66:983-995.
  • Baker, T. L., and C. A. Jennings. 2005. Striped bass survival in Lake Blackshear, GA during drought conditions: implications for restoration efforts in Gulf of Mexico drainages. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72:73-84.
  • Steven J. Cooke, S. T., C. M. Bunt, S. J. Hamilton, C. A. Jennings, M. P. Pearson, M. S. Cooperman, and D. F. Markle. 2005. Threats, conservation strategies, and prognosis for suckers (Catostomidae) in North America: insights from regional case studies of a diverse family of non-game fishes. Biololgical Conservation 121:317-331.
  • Looney, G. L., and C. A. Jennings. 2004. Description of larval and juvenile robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum). Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of Natural History 23:1-8.
  • Belcher, C. N., and C. A. Jennings. 2004. Evaluation of Stock-Recruitment Curves for White Shrimp in Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:654-661.
  • Reinert, T. R., T. A Will, C. A. Jennings, and W. T. Davin. 2003. Use of egg surrogates to estimate sampling efficiency of striped bass eggs in the Savannah River. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:704-710.
  • Wirgin, I., D. Currie, J. Stabile, and C. A. Jennings. 2004. Development and use of a simple DNA test to distinguish larval redhorses (Moxostoma) species in the Oconee River, Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 24:293-298.
  • Duncan, W. W., M. C. Freeman, C. A. Jennings, and T. McLean. 2003. Considerations for flow alternatives that sustain Savannah River Fish Populations. Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. 2003:468-471.
  • Weyers, R. S., C. A. Jennings, and M. C. Freeman. 2003. Growth and survival of robust redhorse and silver redhorse suckers (Catostomidae)exposed to pulsed, high-velocity water. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 132:84-91.
  • Will, T. A., T. R. Reinert, and C. A. Jennings. 2002. Maturation and Fecudity of a stock-enhanced population of striped bass, Morone saxatilis (Walbaum), in the Savannah River Estuary, USA. Journal of Fish Biology 60:532-544.
  • Will, T. A., T. R. Reinert, C. A. Jennings. 2002. Maturation and fecundity of a stock-enhanced population of striped bass, Morone saxatilis (Walbaum), in the Savannah River Estuary, U. S. A. Journal of Fish Biology 60:532-544
  • Hess, B. J., and C. A. Jennings. 2002. Striped bass in the trout waters of the upper Chattahoochee Rvier: can these two fisheries co-exit? Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 54:107-117.
  • Runstrom, A. L., B. Vondracek, and C. A. Jennings. 2001. Population statistics for paddlefish in the Wisconsin River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 130:546-566.
  • Jennings, C. A., and S. J. Zigler. 2000. Ecology and biology of paddlefish in North America: historical perspectives, management approaches, and research priorities. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 10:167-181.
  • Ruetz, C. R., and C. A. Jennings. 2000. Swimming performance of larval robust redhorse and low-velocity habitat modeling in the Oconne River, Georgia. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 129:398-407.
  • Weber, W., C. A. Jennings, and S. G. Rogers. 2000. Population size and movement patterns of shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum, in the Ogeechee River system, Georgia. Proceedings Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 52:18-28.
 

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 Us

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