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Dr. Cecil Jennings

Dr. Cecil A. Jennings

Education

  • Ph D University of Florida 1990
  • MS Mississippi State Univeristy 1985
  • BA Carthage College 1981

Biography

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.

Research Interests

Much of my research focuses on broad aspects of the biology, ecology, and management of imperiled fishes or fishes of economic or ecological importance and how such species or assemblages respond to habitat alterations. This work is done primarily in in rivers, reservoirs, and estuaries.

Teaching Interests

I enjoy teaching a course in scientific writing and communication. I also teach occasional seminars on special problems in fishery science and on the life history of fishes.

Professional Society Service

  • Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - Chair - C. W. Watson Awards Committee (January 2017 - December 2017)
  • Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies - C.W. Watson Award Selection Committee (June 2015 - November 2017)
  • Estuarine Research Federation - Member (January 2006 - August 2016)
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Research Publications

  • Roop, H.J., N.C. Poudyal, and C. A. Jennings. 2018. Assessing angler effort, catch, and harvest on a multi-lake fishery in middle Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management (DOI) - 10.1002/nafm.10179
  • Jennings, C. A., G. E. Mitchell, C. Nelson. 2018. Seasonal Food Habits of Introduced Blue Catfish in Lake Oconee, Georgia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 5:39-45. Abstract | 
  • Parr, R. T., Bringolf, R. B. and Jennings, C. A. 2018. Efficacy of Otoliths and First Dorsal Spines for Preliminary Age and Growth Determination in Atlantic Tripletails. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 10: 71–79. doi:10.1002/mcf2.10008
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Current Projects

Completed Projects

Courses

  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals (2016)
  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resources Professionals (2014)
  • Scientific Communication for Natural Resource Professionals (2012)
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Georgia Other Professional Positions and Memberships

  • Cecil JenningsChair, RGE Panel, US Geological Survey (November 2017 - December 2017)
  • Cecil JenningsSession Chair - GA/AL Chapter - American Fisheries Society Joint Annaul Meeting (February 2016 - February 2016)
  • Cecil JenningsMember, Graduate Program in Marine and Environmental Science, University of the Virgin Islands (June 2007 - April 2015)
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Georgia University Committees and Workgroups

  • Cecil JenningsMember, WSFNR Administrative Committee (July 2015 - December 2015)

Technical Publications

  • Sanchez, G. and C. A. Jennings. 2015. Identifying and Evaluating the Distribution of Fishes, Crab, and Shrimp in the Savannah River Estuary. Final Report (project number: W912HZ-14-2-0001) submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers. Savannah District.Abstract |
  • Sanchez, G. and C. A. Jennings. 2014. Identifying and Evaluating the Distribution of Fish in the Savannah River Estuary. Quarterly Summery - August 2014. Submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA.Abstract |
  • Sanchez, G. and C. A. Jennings. 2014. Identifying and Evaluating the Distribution of Fish in the Savannah River Estuary. Quarterly Summery - May 2014. Submitted to the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah, GA.Abstract |
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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: 149

 

Contact Information

Tel: (706) 542 - 4837

Links of Interest

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