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Training Offered

  • Kwak, T.J., J.R. Fischer, and K.H. Pollock 2014. Developing Standard Fish Sampling Techniques. Workshop for Commonwealth and local Caribbean fisheries and aquatic biologists. July 15-16, San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Thomas Kwak, Jesse Fischer July 2014)
  • Techniques For Fish Habitat Monitoring Using Side-Scan Sonar. North Carolina Chapter, American Fisheries Society, 2014 Meeting, Durham, NC. February 18, 2014. (Joseph Hightower February 2014)
  • An Introduction to Structured Decision Making for Natural Resources Managers (Jaime Collazo, Krishna Pacifici, Colin Shea September 2013)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Management. (Jaime Collazo, Michael Conroy November 2012)
  • Experimental Design for Natural Resources Managers. (Jaime Collazo, Michael Conroy August 2012)
  • Veran, S. and J. A. Collazo. 2012. Principles of Statistics I. Workshop offered to PRDNER Staff, JOBANES, Puerto Rico. April. (Jaime Collazo, Sophie Veran April 2012)
  • Shorebird Ecology and Management. CLM2119, National Conservation Training Center. Workshop offered at Merritt Island NWR, October 24-28, 2011. (Jaime Collazo, James Lyons October 2011)
  • Sampling Elusive Wildlife Species: Accounting for Detection Probability, Murdoch University, Perth, Australia. (Ted Simons July 2011)
  • MOCC On-the-water portion, two students. (Joseph Hightower February 2010)
  • American Oystercatcher Monitoring Methods (Ted Simons, Jessica Stocking March 2010)
  • Conservation Design for Sustainable Avian Populations in the Eastern United States. SAMBI Partners Workshops, August 12-13 (Raleigh, NC). (Jaime Collazo August 2008)
  • Distance Sampling and Occupancy Modeling. Workshop to UPR and DNER, August 4-6, 2008. (Jaime Collazo August 2008)
  • Workshop on Estimating Animal Abundance. Universidade de Evora, Portugal (Ted Simons July 2008)
  • Shorebird Ecology and Management. (Jaime Collazo, James Lyons August 2007)
  • Introduction to Distance Sampling. Eric D. Stolen and Jaime A. Collazo. Offered at the Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. February 8-10, 2007. (Jaime Collazo February 2007)
  • Using a DIDSON multibeam sonar to assess fish populations. Workshop presented to NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Raleigh, NC. (Joseph Hightower November 2007)
  • ASMFC Advanced Stock Assessment Training Workshop, Fisheries Tagging Studies: Theory, Methods, and Applications. Raleigh, NC. (Kenneth Pollock, Joseph Hightower August 2006)
  • Factors Affecting Detection Probabilities on Avian Point Counts (Ted Simons March 2006)
  • OSA Webinar--Overview and rationale for project entitled Designing sustainable landscapes for avian conservation. (Jaime Collazo, James Grand July 2013)
  • Design and analysis of tagging studies used to estimate fishing and natural mortality. Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society 2014 Spring Meeting, Charleston, SC. Co-instructor with Janice Kerns (U. Florida) (Joseph Hightower January 2014)
  • Continuing Education short-course for NC AFS chapter, February 28, 2012. Co-instructor with Kim Sparks, Chris DeRolph. ArcMap, web services, and ArcGIS 10. Raleigh, NC. (Joseph Hightower February 2012)
  • Hightower, J. E. 2009. Estimating fish mortality rates using conventional tagging and telemetry. Conservation Science Web Conference Series, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shepherdstown, WV, July 16, 2009. (Joseph Hightower July 2009)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 21

Scientific Publications: 92

Presentations: 157


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