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Georgia Research Activities

A Georgia Unit research technician using radio telemetry to track robust redhorse in the Oconee River

The Georgia Unit conducts research on a variety of topics including broad areas of life history, population dynamics, ecology, and management of important game and non-game fish and wildlife through the region. Recent research has been in partnership with a variety of agencies including the GA Department of Natural Resources, GA Power Company, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Nemours Wildlife Foundation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Georgia Active Projects

Georgia Completed Projects

Georgia Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Roop, H.J., N.C. Poudyal, and C. A. Jennings. Submitted. Assessing angler effort, catch, and harvest on a multi-lake fishery in middle Georgia. North American Journal of Fisheries Management
  • 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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Georgia 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. | Download |
  • 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. | Download |
  • 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. | Download |
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Georgia Theses and Dissertations

  • Vidal, T. 2017. Understanding the role of variability in fish population and community response to changing environmental conditions, PhD Dissertation, University of Georgia.
  • Daly, J. A. 2017. Indoor-rearing as a component of head-starting the Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii). M.S. thesis, University of Georgia, Athens.
  • Sundmark, A. P. 2016. Influence of lake morphometry, water quality, and angling on annual bluegill growth in small impoundments of central Georgia. Master of Science Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 6

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 43

Presentations: 144

 

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