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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. 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.
  • Converse, S. J., S. Servanty, C. T. Moore, and M. C. Runge. 2019. Population dynamics of reintroduced Whooping Cranes. Pages 139-160 in J. B. French, S. J. Converse, and J. E. Austin, eds. Whooping Cranes: Biology and Conservation. Biodiversity of the World: Conservation from Genes to Landscapes. Academic Press, London, UK.
  • Crawford, B. A., C. T. Moore, T. M. Norton, and J. C. Maerz. 2018. Integrated analysis for population estimation, management impact evaluation, and decision-making for a declining species. Biological Conservation 222:33-43.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
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Georgia Technical Publications

  • Nuse, B. L., R. L. Bormann, J. Hepinstall-Cymerman, and C. T. Moore. 2017. Habitat models and predictions for gopher tortoises in Georgia. Final Report to USGS Cooperative Research Units Program.
  • 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 |
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Georgia Theses and Dissertations

  • Yondo, H. 2018. Specialization and divergent angler preferences for trout fishing in Georgia. Masters Thesis. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.
  • Wilson, A. W. 2018. The impacts of extreme high tide events on sea turtle nesting along the Georgia barrier islands. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Vidal, T. 2017. Understanding the role of variability in fish population and community response to changing environmental conditions, PhD Dissertation, University of Georgia.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 40

Presentations: 160


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