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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 am the Leader of the GA Unit and an Adjunct Professor in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. I was trained at Carthage College (BA), Mississippi State University (MS), and the University of Florida (PhD).

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 teach a course in scientific writing and technical communications. 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 subgroup - Revise C. W. Watson by-laws and procedures manual. (November 2017 - October 2018)
  • 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)
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Research Publications

  • TenHarmsel, H. J., B. B. Boley, B. J. Irwin, and C. A. Jennings. 2019. An importance-satisfaction analysis of trout license holders in Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10353
  • Roop, H. J., N. C. Poudyal, and C. A. Jennings. Catch and harvest of targeted sportfishes at Marben Public Fishing Area in middle Georgia. Journal of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 6:28-34.
  • Roop, H. J., N. C. Poudyal, and C. A. Jennings. 2018. Efficacy of a passive use-estimation system for estimating fishing effort on a multi-lake fishery. Fisheries Management and Ecology.2018;00:1–3. https://doi.org/10.1111/fme.12315
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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 JenningsMotivational Speaker - Morehouse College (Biology Department/Men's Health Course) ( - November 2019)
  • Cecil JenningsMotivational Speaker - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildife Agencies (Professional/Student Luncheon)) ( - October 2019)
  • Cecil JenningsSession Chair - Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies ( - October 2019)
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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: 11

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 156

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