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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 |
  • Gannon, J.J., T. L. Shaffer, and C. T. Moore. 2013. Native Prairie Adaptive Management: A multi region adaptive approach to invasive plant management on Fish and Wildlife Service owned native prairies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1279, 184 p. with appendixes, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131279
  • Jones, M. L., T. O. Brenden, and B. J. Irwin. 2012. Evaluating integrated pest management in the St. Marys River. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report.
  • Irwin, B. 2012. Estimation of spatial and temporal variance components for several National Park Service indicator variables. National Park Service Project Completion Report.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. Wagner, M. V. Kepler, W. Liu, J. R. Bence, D. B. Hayes, and N. Lester. 2011. Spatial and temporal components of variation in Great Lake percid populations: implications for conservation and management. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, Project Completion Report.
  • Diefenbach, D. R., B. J. Irwin, and T. Wagner. 2011. Summary of outcomes for the structured decision making workshop for catch and release trout regulations. State College, PA.
  • Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, C. Shea, J. Romeis, and K. Rugel. 2010. Lower Flint River Basin Mussel Habitat Assessment and Monitoring Project, Georgia. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, Georgia.
  • Peterson, J.T. B. J. Freeman, M. C. Freeman, C. Straight, A.Price and G. Anderson. 2010. SCIENCE SUPPORT FOR THE UPPER COOSA BASIN PHASE I. Final Report to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, Athens GA.
  • Butchko, P., R. DeBruyne, T. Doyle, M. Eaton, T. Galarowicz, B. Irwin, S. Lor, J. McCloskey, and W. Siemer. 2009. Management of double-crested cormorants in the Great Lakes: a prototype framework for a structured decision approach. Final Workshop Report, USFWS.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. O. Brenden, W. Liu, and J. R. Bence. 2009. Estimating the relationship between sea lamprey-induced mortality on lake trout and observed marking rates. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2009-01.
  • Irwin, B. J., M. J. Wilberg, J. R. Bence, and M. L. Jones. 2008. Specified input values for a stochastic simulation model for yellow perch in southern Lake Michigan. Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-03.
  • Moore, C. T., S. J. Converse, M. J. Folk, R. Boughton, B. Brooks, J. B. French, T. E. O'Meara, M. Putnam, J. Rodgers, and M. Spalding. 2008. Releases of whooping cranes to the Florida nonmigratory flock: A structured decision making approach. Final Report to the International Whooping Crane Recovery Team. | Download |
  • Peterson, R. C., C. A. Jennings, J. L. Shelton,Jr., J. Zelco, and J. E. Evans. 2008. Ecological studies of larval and juvenile robust redhorse Moxostoma robustum: abundance and distribution in the Oconee River, Georgia. Annual Report for Project Year 2006. Prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA.
  • Peterson, J.T. and J.M. Meador. 2008. Design of a Long Term Monitoring Program for Freshwater Mussels in the Lower Altamaha River Basin. Final Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, Georgia.
  • Conroy, M. J., J. T. Peterson, R. J. Cooper, C. T. Moore, B. J. Mattsson, R. S. Mordecai, and K. Pacifici. 2008. An adaptive sample survey design for the ivory billed woodpecker. Final Report to USGS/CRU. | Download |
  • Jones, M. L., G. J. A. Hansen, W. Liu, B. Irwin, A. J. Treble, and H. A. Dawson. 2008. Sea lamprey population dynamics: updating demographic models and application to a novel control strategy. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-02.
  • Grabowski, T. B. and C. A. Jennings. 2008. Post-release movements and habitat use of stocked robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Ocmulgee River, Georgia. Final Report for Project No. 2021RR272077 prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 70pp.
  • Irwin, B. J., J. R. Bence, M. L. Jones, and W. Liu. 2008. Defining targets for sea lamprey control in the Great Lakes: economic injury levels and fish community goal-based targets. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report and Quantitative Fisheries Center Technical Report T2008-05.
  • Ruiz, J., D. Dennerline, and C. Jennings. 2008. Fisheries Investigations (2007): Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Reservoirs. Annual Project Report for Research Work Order No. 76. Prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. 179 pp.
  • Moore, C. T., C. J. Peterson, and L. G. Nedlo. 2007. Inventory and Monitoring in Support of Management for Rare Communities. Final Report to USFS Cherokee National Forest. USGS and University of Georgia. 241pp. | Download |
  • Peterson, J.T. and S. W. Craven. 2007. The development of a quantitative decision models for evaluating the effects of river regulation and water use on native fishes in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. Final Report to the National Park Service, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Peterson, R.C., C.A. Jennings, J.L. Shelton, and J. Zelko. 2007. Culture techniques and ecological studies of larval and juvenile robust redhorse: abundance and distribution in the Oconee River. Annual Project Report (2003) Prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 32 pp. (Project Number:25-21-RC-387).
  • Conroy, M. J., J. P. Carroll, R. J. Cooper, C. T. Moore, R. Thackston, R. Hamrick, and J. E. Howell. 2007. Adaptive decision support for landscape level conservation of birds in early successional habitats on private lands in Georgia. Final Report to USGS/BRD. | Download |
  • Conroy, M. J., J. T. Peterson, C. T. Moore, J. Runge, J. Howell, and Z. Zhong. 2007. The effects of hydrologic stressors on wading bird foraging distributions in the Everglades from 1985 2000. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District. | Download |
  • Jennings, C.A., J.L. Shelton, R.C. Peterson, and J. Zelko. 2007. Culture techniques and ecological studies of the robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): recruitment success, distribution, and abundance of wild-caught larvae and juveniles in the Oconee River, Georgia. Annual Report (2002) Prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 41 pp. (Project Number. 25-21-RC295-387)
  • Ruiz, J., D. Dennerline, and C. Jennings. 2007. Fisheries Investigations (2006): Ricahrd B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Reservoirs. Annual Report for Research Work Order No. 76. Prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. 179 pp.
  • Jennings, C.A., J.L. Shelton, R.C. Peterson, S.C. Shepard, and J. Zelko. 2006. Culture techniques and ecological studies of the robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): distribution and abundance of wild-caught larvae in the Oconee River and evalutions of methods for radio telemetry. Annual Report (2001) prepared for Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 57 pp. (Project Number: 25-21-RC295-387)
  • Conroy, M. J. 2006. Wildlife Demography: Analysis of Sex, Age, and Count Data [Book Review]. Auk. 123:1205-1207.
  • Mosley, D. L. and C. A. Jennings. 2006. Habitat selection of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in an experimental mesocosm. Final Project Report submitted to GA Power Company, Atlanta, GA. (Project No. 20-21-RR272-064)
  • Kennedy, K. M., E. R. Irwin, M. C. Freeman, and J. Peterson. 2006. Development of a decision support tool and procedures for evaluating dam operation in the Southeastern United States. Science Support Partnership Program Project Final Report to USGS and USFWS.
  • Koops, M. A., B. J. Irwin, J. E. MacNeil, E. S. Millard, and E. L. Mills. 2006. Comparative modeling of the ecosystem impacts of exotic invertebrates and productivity changes on fisheries in the Bay of Quinte and Oneida Lake. Great Lakes Fishery Commission Project Completion Report
  • Ruiz, J., D. Dennerline, and C. Jennings. 2006. Fisheries Investigations (2005): Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond Reservoirs. Annual Report for Research Work Order No. 76. Prepared for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. 176 pp.
  • Peterson, J. T., C. R. Jackson, G. Li, J. McCargo, and R. McPherson. 2006. The development and evaluation of tools for evaluating flow requirements in streams in the Lower Flint River Basin, Georgia. Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, Georgia.
  • Jennings, C.A., J.L. Shelton, Pete Lasier, and Greg L. Looney. 2005. Ecological Studies of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Oconee River, GA. Part1: Distribution and abundance of wild-caught larvae, and radio telemetry determinations of juvenile habitat use and movement patterns. Part 2: impacts and toxic threshold of sediment-associated contaminants to robust redhorse in the lower Oconee River. Annual Report (2000) prepared for Georgia Power Comapany, Atlanta, GA. Part 1 = 52 pp; Part 2= 50 pp. (Project Number: 25-21-RC295-387)
  • Jennings, C. A., J. L. Shelton, and G. L. Looney. 2004. Culture Techniques and Ecological Studies of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): assessment of incubation temperatures and flows, recruitment and recruitment success, and population dynamics. Annual Report (1999) submitted to Georgia Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 63 pp. (Project No. 25-51-RC295-387)
  • Jennings, C. A., J. L. Shelton, E. W. Dilts, and G. L. Looney. 2004. Culture techniques and ecological studies of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): an assessment of reproductive and recruitment success, and percent fine sediment on hatching success. Annual Project Report (1998) Prepared for Georgia Power Company. 45 pp. (project Number. 25-21-RC295-387)
  • Peterson, J.T. B. J. Freeman, E. Kramer, E. Irwin, M. C. Freeman, C. Straight, A. Wimberley, and J. C. Ruiz. 2004. Aquatic Gap: Regional analysis of biodiversity in the ACT/ACF Basins. U.S. Geological Survey, GAP Analysis Program, Moscow, Idaho.
  • Peterson,J.T. and J. Zhu.2004.CapPost-Capture and posterior probability of presence estimation, Users guide Version 1.0.Final Report to USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Idaho(Agreement#03-JV-11222014-241).
  • Jennings, C. A., and D. C. Shepard. 2003. Movement patterns and habitat use of hatchery-reared juvenile robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) released in the Ocmulgee River, GA. Final Project (Project No. 25-21-RC295-515) Report to GA Power Company. 36 pp.
  • Beier, P., M. R. Vaughan, M. J. Conroy, and H. B. Quigley. 2003. An analysis of scientific literature related to the Florida panther. Final Project Report (Research Work Order No. 74) sumbitted to the US Fish and Wildlife (Jacksonville, FL). 66 pp.
  • Conroy, M.J. and E.A. Kramer. 2003. The Georgia Gap Analysis Project 2003. USGS/BRD/WRD, GA Dept of Natural Resources and the EPA. p111
  • Freeman, M.C., J.T. Peterson, E.R. Irwin, and B.J. Freeman. 2003. Distribution and Status of At-Risk Aquatic Taxa in the Upper Tallapoosa River System, Georgia and Alabama. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Athens, Georgia.
  • Peterson, J.T., N. P. Banish, and R. F. Thurow. 2003. Analysis of Movement Patterns of Stream-dwelling Salmonids in Response to Three Survey Methods. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, WA.
  • Thurow, R. F., J. T. Peterson, C. A. Larsen, and J. W. Guzevich. 2003. Development of Bull Trout Sampling Protocols. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, WA.
  • Jennings, C. A., and R. S. Weyers. 2003. Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Estuarine-Dependant Species in the Savannah River Estuary. Final Project (#10-21-RR251-148) Report to the Georgia Ports Authority. 152 pp + appendices
  • Jennings, C. A., J. L. Shelton, E. W. Dilts, and G. L. Looney. Culture techinques and ecological studies of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum): assessment of reproductive and recruitment success, incubation temperatures and flows, and gravel quality and percent fine sediment on hatching success. Annual Project (Project No. 25-21-RC295-383 {1997}) submitted to GA Power Company, Atlanta, GA. 64 pp.
  • VanDeValk, A. J., L. G. Rudstam, T. E. Brooking, J. R. Jackson, J. T. H. Coleman, and B. Irwin. 2003. Walleye stock assessment and population projections for Oneida Lake, 2002-2005. NYS DEC, Albany, NY.
  • Jennings, C. A. and R. S. Weyers. 2002. Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Esturaine Dependant Fishes in the Savannah River Estuary. Annual Report prepared for Georgia Ports Athority (Project No : 10-21-RR251-148) by the Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. 48 p.
  • Peterson, J.T., C.R. Jackson, G. Li, J. McCargo, and R. McPherson. 2003. The development and evaluation of tools for evaluating flow requirements in streams in the Lower Flint River Basin, Georgia. Annual Report to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Social Circle, GA.
  • Conroy, M.J. and P.F. Doherty. 2001. Development of a bird banding recapturel resighting database. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center.
  • Peterson, J.T. 2003. Toward the development of a common framework for assessing the distribution and potential threats to bull trout. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, WA.
  • Peterson, J., J. Dunham, P. Howell, S. Bonar, R. Thurow. 2002. Protocol for determining bull trout presence. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society.
  • DeVries, D. R., and B. J. Irwin. 2002. Effects of gizzard shad on largemouth bass-bluegill communities in a state fishing lake and small ponds. Project F-40-R, Study XLI Final Report, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Montgomery, AL.
  • Peterson,J.T. and N.P. Banish.2002.The evaluation of sampling conditions across the bull trout range in Washington State.Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, Washington(Agreement#134100N001).
  • Peterson,J.T.,J.W. McCargo and J.C. Ruiz.2002.An evaluation of drought impacts on fish communities in the lower Flint River Basin, Georgia. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Panama City,Florida(Agreement#1448-41410-01-N002).
  • Baker, T. L. and C. A. Jennings. 2001. Downstream through-dam movement of advanced Phase II striped bass stocked and Lake Blackshear, Georgia. Final Report to Georgia Department of Natural Resources (Project 10-25-RR251-124). 12 p.
  • R.F. Thurow, J.T. Peterson, and J.W. Guzevich 2001. Development of Bull Trout Sampling Protocols. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, WA.
  • Conroy, M.J.2001. Adaptive Management framework for the monitoring of forest wildlife populations on national wildlife refuges. US Fish and Wildlife Service. p.118
  • Jennings, C. A., J. L. Shelton, and G. L. Looney. 2001. Culture Techniques and Ecological Studies of the Robust Redhorse Moxostoma robustum: assessment of reproductive and recruitment success, incubation temperatures and flows, and gravel quality and percent fine sediment on hatching success. Annual Report (Project 25-21-RC295-387) prepared for Georgia Power Company. 55 p.
  • Peterson, J.T. and J. Dunham. 2001. Combining inferences from models of capture efficiency, detectability, and suitable habitat to classify landscapes for conservation of threatened bull trout, Salvelinus confluentus. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aquatic Resources Division, Lacey, WA.
  • Conroy, M.J. and J.C. Senar.2001. Sex specific survival in cardueline finches: when do the females die? NATO
  • Conroy, M.J. and R.J. Cooper. 2001. Effects of Riparian Zone characteristics on the reproductive ecology of forest songbirds. US Fish and Wildlife Service.p.16
  • Peterson, J., J. Dunham, P. Howell, S. Bonar, R. Thurow. 2001 Interim protocol for determining bull trout presence. Western Division of the American Fisheries Society.
  • Will, T. A., T. R. Reinert, and C. A. Jennings. 2001. Assessment of spawning sites and reproductive status of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, in the Savannah River Estuary. Final Project for Project 10-21-RR251-144. Prepared for Georgia Ports Authority. 95 p.
  • Baker, T. L. and C. A. Jennings. 2000. Survival, movement patterns, and habitat use of adult striped bass in Lake Blackshear, GA. Final Project (Project No. 10-25-RR251-122)Report to Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 75 p.
  • Dennerline, D. E., and C. A. Jennings. 2000. Fisheries Investigaitons (1999): Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thrumond Reservoirs. Final Report for Research Work Order 43. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Savannah District)Savannah, GA. 54p + Appendices.
  • Jennings, C. A., B. J. Hess. J. Hilterman, and G. L. Looney. 2000. Population dynamics of robust redhorse (Moxostoma robustum) in the Oconee River, GA. Final Project Report for Research Work Order 52. Prepared for the U.S. Geological Survey, Biological resources Division. Reston, VA 29p.
  • Will, T. A., T. R. Reinert, and C. A. Jennings. 2000. Assessment of the reproductive status of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, in the Savannah River Estuary. Final Report for Research Work Order 47. Prepared for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Savannah District) Savannah, GA. 33 p.
  • Will, T. A., T. R. Reinert, and C. A. Jennings. 2000. Spatial assessment of current and historic spawning sites of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, in the Savannah River estuary. Final Reprot for Project No. 10-21-RR251-131. Prepared for Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Richmond Hill, GA. 33 p.
  • Peterson, J. T. 2000. Development of interim tools for predicting bull trout detection probabilities. Final Report to Washington Department of Natural Resources, Olymipa, WA. 28p.
  • Reinert, T.R. , K. Jefferson, and C.A. Jennings. 1998. Abundance and distribution of striped bass eggs and larvae in the Savannah River estuary--Implications for channel dredging window. Final Report. Savannah District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Moore, C. T. 1995. Imputation for missing values in the May breeding waterfowl and habitat survey. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office of Migratory Bird Management. Internal report. 10 pp. | Download |
  • Moore, C. T. 1995. Installing and using the Adaptive Resource Management simulator. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Office of Migratory Bird Management. Internal report. 6 pp. | Download |
  • Moore, C. T. 1994. Single-site and regional surveys of crocodilians or crocodile sign: design and inference considerations for estimation of population trend. Pages 218-235 in Proceedings of the Twelfth Working Meeting of the Crocodile Specialist Group (2-6 May 1994, Pattaya, Thailand). Vol. 2. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland. | Download |
  • Moore, C. T. 1993. Power calculations for multiple linear regression. National Biological Survey. Internal report. 9 pp. | Download |
  • Woodward, A. R., and C. T. Moore. 1993. Use of night count data for estimation of crocodilian population trends. Proceedings of the Second Regional Conference of the Crocodile Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN (12-19 March 1993, Darwin, NT, Australia). | Download |
  • Delany, M. F., C. T. Moore, and J. M. Hamblen. 1992. Florida grasshopper sparrow management needs. Bureau of Wildlife Research, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee. Final Report. | Download |
  • Woodward, A. R., C. T. Moore, and M. F. Delany. 1992. Experimental alligator harvest. Bureau of Wildlife Research, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee. Final Report. 118pp. | Download |
  • Woodward, A. R., and C. T. Moore. 1990. Statewide alligator surveys. Bureau of Wildlife Research, Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Tallahassee. Final Report. 24pp. | Download |
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 41

Presentations: 133

 

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