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Dr. Ashton Drew

Research Publications

  • Drew, C.A., M. Eddy, T.J. Kwak, W.G. Cope, and T. Augspurger. 2018. Hydrologic characteristics of freshwater mussel habitat: novel insights from modeled flows. Freshwater Science 37: 343-356. DOI: 10.1086/697947
  • Pickens, B. P., R. S. Mordecai, C. A. Drew, L. B. Alexander-Vaughn, A. S. Keister, H. L.C. Morris, J. A. Collazo. 2017. Indicator-driven Conservation Planning across Terrestrial, Freshwater Aquatic, and Marine Ecosystems of the South Atlantic, USA. J. Fish and Wildlife Management 8:219-233. doi:10.3996/062016-JFWM-044.
  • C. Ashton Drew, Rickie White, Bradley Pickens and Jaime Collazo. 2016. Assessment of South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative Terrestrial Indicators. Final Report to USFWS-SALCC.

  • Drew, C. A., J. Stocking, and J. A. Collazo. Strategic Decision Planning for Endangered Species Recovery in Puerto Rico. North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Technical Bulletin.
  • Drew, C. A. and J. A. Collazo. 2014. Bayesian networks as a framework to step-down and support Strategic Habitat Conservation of data-poor species: A case study with King Rail (Rallus elegans) in Eastern North Carolina and Southeastern Virginia. NCARS Technical Bulletin.
  • Alexander-Vaughn, L. B., J. A. Collazo, and
    C. A. Drew. 2014. Strategic Conservation Planning for the Eastern North Carolina/Southeastern Virginia Strategic Habitat Conservation Team. NCARS Technical Bulletin 337, North Carolina State University.
  • Rogers, S. L., J. A. Collazo, and C. A. Drew. 2013. Nest occurrence and survival of King Rails in fire-managed coastal marshes in North Carolina and Virginia. J. Field Ornithology 84:355-366/ Abstract | 
  • Rogers, S. L., J. A. Collazo, and C. A. Drew. 2013. King Rail Occupancy and Abundance
    in Fire Managed Coastal Marshes in North Carolina and Virginia. Waterbirds 36:179-188.
  • Hightower J.E., J. E. Harris, J. K. Raabe, P. Brownell, and C. A. Drew. 2012. A Bayesian habitat suitability model for spawning American shad in southeastern United States rivers. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 3(2):184-198; e1944-687X. doi: 10.3996/082011-JFWM-047. Abstract |  Download  |  Publisher Website | 
  • Drew, C. A. and J. A. Collazo. 2011. Expert knowledge as a foundation for management of secretive species and their habitat (Chapter 5). Perera A.H., Drew C.A., and Johnson C,J. (eds), Expert Knowledge and its Application in Landscape Ecology. Springer, New York.

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: 95

Presentations: 154


Contact Us

North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Raleigh, NC 27695-7617 Phone: (919) 515 - 2631 Fax: (919) 515 - 4454 Our University Web Site

Unit Leader

Thomas Kwak
Tom Kwak, Unit Leader, Professor<br />NC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

B.S., 1981, Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution, University of Illinois
M.S., 1983, Biology, University of Illinois
Ph.D., 1993, Fisheries, University of Minnesota

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