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Iowa Technical Assistance

  • Clay PierceInvited by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to provide expert review of their Biological Status Review of the federally endangered Topeka shiner, summer 2017. (June 2017 - Present)
  • Clay PierceInvited by Director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center to review a grant proposal titled, "Detailed analysis of common carp recruitment and assessing the potential for developing species-specific carp toxins to develop realistic solutions for hypoxia-prone lakes". (April 2015 - April 2015)
  • Clay PierceAsked by the American Fisheries Society Fisheries Information & Technology Section to review the new version of their Fishery Analysis and Modeling Simulator (FAMS) software. I am known by the software developer and Section software librarian as a frequent FAMS user in both education and research, so my opinion on the new version was important in guiding development of the new version. (August 2014 - August 2014)
  • Clay PierceAsked by the American Fisheries Society Executive Director to write letter of support for investment in upgrading their Fishery Analysis and Modeling Simulator (FAMS) software. I am known by the software developer as a frequent user in both education and research, so my advocacy was important in their decision. (May 2014 - May 2014)
  • Clay PierceInvited by department head to review portfolio of faculty member for promotion to full professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Minnesota Duluth. (November 2012 - November 2012)
  • Bob KlaverDistribution and Population Size of River Otters in Iowa (June 2012 - Present)
  • Rolf KofordGrassland Bird Workshop (July 2010 - July 2010)
  • Clay PierceFacilitated a study of the age structure and growth of invasive common carp in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Submitted and received an SSP grant to fund the study. Coordinated work of a USFWS colleague at the Refuge and a graduate student at Iowa State University. Edited final report. (April 2010 - May 2012)
  • Clay PierceInvited by the USFWS to be a member of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Carp Control Coalition (December 2009 - Present)
  • Rolf KofordWildlife Working Group (June 2008 - Present)
  • Michael ColvinDirected development of CarpBioDyn, a common carp population dynamics simulation model to allow managers to evaluate alternative control strategies for managing nuisance common carp populations. The model can be accessed at: http://www.cfwru.iastate.edu/ClearLake/. (April 2007 - June 2012)
  • Michael ColvinDirected development of CLESM, an ecosystem simulation model to allow managers to evaluate multiple scenarios and alternative management strategies for a shallow lake experiencing nuisance species and declining water quality and fishery. The model can be accessed at: http://www.cfwru.iastate.edu/ClearLake/. (April 2007 - June 2012)
  • Rolf KofordHenslow's sparrow workshop (March 2007 - March 2007)
  • Clay PierceInvited to serve as member of EPA, Region 7, Synoptic Human Stressor oversight committee. January 2006-present. (January 2006 - Present)
  • Clay PierceResponded to a request from a Swedish university scientist for raw data from a cooperator-funded study. Provided a large set of raw data, developed documentation to explain the data, and provided a publication reprint. (February 2005 - February 2005)
  • David OtisServed on expert ad hoc team asked to provide guidance to IAFWA, USGS, FWS on protocols for Coordinated Bird Monitoring in North America (April 2004 - April 2004)
  • David OtisServed on expert panel of waterfowl biologists to review and make recommendations to USFWS regarding allocation process for Migratory Bird Conservation Funds (February 2004 - February 2004)
  • David OtisServed on expert panel of quantitative ecologists and fisheries biologists to provide advice on population parameter estimation protocols for management of endangered fish in the Colorado River (December 2003 - December 2003)
  • Clay PierceResponded to request for case study material for use in multivariate statistics workshop at ECOSUR in Chetumal, Mexico. Provided raw data and multivariate analysis from published research. (October 2003 - October 2003)
  • David OtisCo-author of National Mourning Dove Strategic Harvest Management Plan (March 2003 - March 2003)
  • David OtisBriefing for Flyway Technical Committees, IAFWA, USFWS on status of mourning dove population modeling,national banding program. 15 presentations beteen 4/03 to present. (February 2003 - February 2003)
  • David OtisParticipate as an invited member of USGS/NWHC sponsored workshop on development of surveillance strategies for chronic wasting disease; Present 2 lectures and co-aothor subsequent workshop proceedings (December 2002 - December 2002)
  • Clay PierceResponded to request for case study material for use in web-based bio-statistics course at University of Canberra, Australia. Provided raw data and multivariate analysis from published research. (October 2002 - October 2002)
  • David OtisBriefing for Pacific Flyway Technical Committee on status of mourning dove population modeling and associated national band (March 2002 - March 2002)
  • David OtisBriefing for IAFWA Webless Game Bird Committee on status of mourning dove population modeling and associated national band (December 2001 - December 2001)
  • David OtisParticipate in writing of National Strategic Plan for mourning dove harvest management (October 2001 - October 2001)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 9

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 13

Scientific Publications: 42

Presentations: 47

 

Contact Us

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Ames, IA 50011-1031 Phone: (515) 294 - 3056 Fax: (515) 294 - 5468 Our University Web Site

Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  2. Iowa State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute