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Courses Taught

  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2017)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Thomas Kwak 2016)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2016)
  • Ornithology The biology of birds, including evolution, functional morphology, physiology, ecology and behavior. Field and museum laboratories emphasize particular aspects of morphology, ecology and behavior, as well as taxonomy and identification. (Ted Simons 2016)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2015)
  • Decision Analysis for Conservation and Management of Natural Resources Conservation and natural resource management decisions are complex. Often, decision-makers must select from among multiple possible decisions in the face of limited data and uncertain outcomes. This course will introduce students to a structured approach to break down complex decisions into manageable units, model predicted outcomes of alternative decisions, and monitor observed outcomes as part of an adaptive management process. (Jaime Collazo, Krishna Pacifici 2014)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Thomas Kwak, Jesse Fischer 2014)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2014)
  • Ornithology The biology of birds, including evolution, functional morphology, physiology, ecology and behavior. Field and museum laboratories emphasize particular aspects of morphology, ecology and behavior, as well as taxonomy and identification. One coastal weekend field trip required. The goal of this course is building a foundation of knowledge about birds in a way that will stimulate students to keep learning about birds for the rest of their lives. Our approach will be to focus primarily on the behavior and ecology of birds and the development of field skills. Lectures amplify material from the text Ornithology, Third Edition, by Frank B. Gill as well as outside readings and examples from the instructors' personal research.
    (Ted Simons 2014)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2013)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower 2012)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2012)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2012)
  • Scientific Communication in a Digital World (Ted Simons, Joseph Hightower 2011)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2011)
  • Conservation Design for Manatee in Puerto Rico This is a participatory research course, which means that (1) we do not know the answer to the questions being posed and (2) we will work together to design and carry out research to answer the question. The assignment for this course is: To document and deliver the science to inform a federal ruling regarding the establishment of manatee protection area(s) in Puerto Rico (*link to federal article*) (Jaime Collazo, Ashton Drew 2010)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower, Joshua Raabe 2010)
  • Bayesian Methods in Fisheries Science (Joseph Hightower 2010)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Thomas Kwak, Joseph Hightower 2010)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2010)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2010)
  • Climate Change and Conservation (Jaime Collazo, Alexa McKerrow, 2009)
  • Modeling Fish and Wildlife Populations (Joseph Hightower 2009)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2009)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2009)
  • Topics in Species-Habitat Modeling (Seminar), Fall 2008 (Jaime Collazo 2008)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Julie Harris, Joseph Hightower 2008)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Joseph Hightower, Thomas Kwak 2008)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2008)
  • Hierarchical Species-Habitat Analysis and Conservation (Jaime Collazo 2007)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Thomas Kwak 2007)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2007)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2007)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower 2006)
  • Management of Small Impoundments (Joseph Hightower 2006)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2006)
  • Tropical Avian Biology (Jaime Collazo 2005)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2005)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2005)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower 2004)
  • Seminar in Aquatic Ecology (Joseph Hightower 2004)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2004)
  • Avian Migration (Jaime Collazo 2003)
  • Fisheries Techniques and Management (Thomas Kwak 2003)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2003)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower 2002)
  • Seminar in Aquatic Ecology (Joseph Hightower, Thomas Kwak 2002)
  • Fisheries and Wildlife Inventory and Management (Thomas Kwak 2002)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 2001)
  • Quantitative Fisheries Management (Joseph Hightower 2000)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 1999)
  • Ornithology (Ted Simons 1997)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 28

Scientific Publications: 100

Presentations: 168

 

Featured Student

Joshua Raabe
Post Doc
Joshua Raabe with a roughly 50 pound flathead catfish captured in a fish weir on the Little River, NC

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. North Carolina State University
  2. North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute