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Southeastern Adaptive Management Group (SEAMG)


October 2010 - September 2013


The Southeastern Adaptive Management Group (SEAMG) was created in 2001 for the purpose of achieving a better science-based approach to wildlife conservation and management. The principal mission of the group is “To better integrate research and management for the purpose of improving how natural resource management decisions are made.” As part of this mission, the SEAMG is responsible for exploring and developing quantitative tools that improve and facilitate the integration of research and management. A distinguishing feature of the SEAMG is that it seeks ways to achieve a heightened level of integration between researchers and managers. At this level of integration, management actions themselves are viewed as opportunities for learning through experimentation, and the selection of management actions generally includes compromises between the (possibly) long-term value of learning and the short-term value of achieving more immediate management objectives. SEAMG scientists interact closely with scientists and managers of cooperating organizations to solve problems of natural resource management.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 154

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 695

Scientific Publications: 1962

Presentations: 4417



  • H. PercivalPrincipal Investigator
  • Robert DorazioCo-Principal Investigator
  • Fred JohnsonCo-Principal Investigator

Funding Agencies



Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey