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South Carolina Alligator Adaptive Management Strategies: Population Dynamics, Habitat Utilization and Conservation Threats

Duration

July 2012 - August 2016

Narrative

Estimate current population structure, abundance and habitat requirements for American Alligators in SC in order to develop a conservation and management strategy

Research Products and Activities

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lawson, A.J., Clinton T. Moore, Thomas R. Rainwater, Frances M. Nilsen, Philip M. Wilkinson, Russell H. Lowers, Louis J. Guillette Jr., K.W. McFadden, and Patrick G.R. Jodice. In Review. Non-linear mercury bioaccumulation patterns in American alligators as a function of predicted age. Submitted. Science of the Total Environment

Thesis

  • Lawson, Abigail J. 2019. Reducing uncertainties in conservation decision-making for American alligators. Dissertation. Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA. 233 pp.
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260

 

Personnel

  • Kate McFaddenPrincipal Investigator
  • Patrick JodicePrincipal Investigator
  • Abby LawsonStudent

Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
  • South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Links

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey