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Inventory and conservation planning for species of greatest conservaiton need on state-owned lands in Alabama


December 2007 - March 2012


Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (ALCFWRU) is leading a 5-year research project (hereafter referred to as ICP) to investigate the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of species of Greatest Conservation Need identified in the State Wildlife Action Plan on 13 state-owned wildlife management areas, natural areas, and parks.

Research Products and Activities


  • Johnson, C.B. 2010. The Relationships Between Wildlife Openings and Bird Use and Abundance in the
    East Gulf Coastal Plain. M.Sc. Thesis. Auburn University, AL


  • GRand,J.B., Silvano, A.L., MacKenzie, M.D., Lowenstein, E.F. Using GAP data to design and inform filed research. National Gap Conference, Asheville, NC.

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 100

Masters Students: 237

Phd Students: 155

Post Docs: 56

University Staff: 246

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 714

Scientific Publications: 1979

Presentations: 4410



Funding Agencies

  • Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey