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Mrs. Tara Crawford

Research Publications

  • 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:
  • Leslie , H., L. Sievanen , T. Gancos Crawford , R. Gruby , H. C. Villanueva-Aznar , L. M. Campbell. 2015. Learning from ecosystem-based management in practice. Coastal Management 43:471-497.
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  • Layman, C. A., S. D. Newsome, and T. Gancos Crawford. 2015. Individual level niche specialization within populations: emerging areas of study. Special topic: Individual-level niche specialization. Oecologia 178: 1-4, Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Gerber, L. R., T. N. Gancos and B. Halpern. 2012. Marine reserves and ecosystem-based management: nested approaches for marine conservation. in A. Hastings and L. Gross, editors. Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology. University of California Press.
  • Gerber, L., J. Estes, T. Gancos Crawford, L. Peavey, and A. Read. 2011. Managing for extinction? Conflicting conservation objectives in a large marine reserve. Conservation Letters 4:417-422. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Bradford, M. A., T. Gancos and C. Frost. 2008. Slow-cycle effects of foliar herbivory alter the nitrogen acquisition and population size of Collembola. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40:1253–1258. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 14

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 149


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