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North Carolina Research Activities

Edye Kornegay holding a Sharp-shinned Hawk while mist-netting at Howell Woods Environmental Learning Center in Four Oaks, NC. <br />

Most of the research projects undertaken by the NC Unit are field oriented and conducted by graduate students in close cooperation with Unit, other University, and agency biologists. These projects address the research and technical needs of the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, NC Wildlife Resources Commission, NC State University, and other State and Federal agencies and private organizations. The NC Unit also facilitates and administers funding for research conducted by cooperating faculty at NC State University to address research needs by State and Federal cooperating agencies.

North Carolina Active Projects

North Carolina Completed Projects

North Carolina Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lynch, A. J., and 10 coauthors. 2016. Climate change effects on North American inland fish populations, assemblages, and aquatic communities. Fisheries 346-361.
  • Kwak, T.J., A.C. Engman, J.R. Fischer, and C.G. Lilyestrom. 2016. Drivers of Caribbean freshwater ecosystems and fisheries. Pages 219-232 in W.W. Taylor, D.M. Bartley, C.I. Goddard, N.J. Leonard, and R. Welcomme, editors. Freshwater, fish and the future: proceedings of the global cross-sectoral conference. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome; Michigan State University, East Lansing; and American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Irizarry, J. I, J. A. Collazo, and S. J. Dinsmore. Occupancy dynamics in human modified landscapes in a tropical island: implications for conservation design. Diversity and Distributions.
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North Carolina Technical Publications

  • Ivasauskas, T. 2014. Biotic integrity, water quality, and the recreational fishery in the Caney Fork River below Center Hill Dam, 2009-2012. Final Report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Nashville District. 190 pp. | Download |
  • Drew, C. A, L. B. Alexander-Vaughn, and J. A. Collazo. 2012. Summary in Support of
    Manatee Protection Area (MPA) Design
    in Puerto Rico. North Carolina Agricultral Research Service, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, Technical Bulletin 330. (IP-043436)
  • Simons, T.R. and J.J. Stocking. 2011. American Oystercatcher Conservation Initiative – North Carolina. 2011 Annual Report to the National Park Service. 26 pp.
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North Carolina Theses and Dissertations

  • Rose, E.T. 2015. Using Remotely Sensed Indices of Fire Severity and Vegetation Structure to Identify Patterns of Avian Occurrence Following Changes in Fire Management Policy within Great SmokyMountains National Park. MS. Thesis, NC State University.
  • Pandolfo, T.J. 2014. Biotic and abiotic influences on common and imperiled freshwater mussels at multiple spatial and temporal scales with inferences to global change. Doctoral Dissertation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.
  • Nolker, A.J. 2014. Changes in Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos Vocalizations in Central North Carolina Between 1981 and 2013. MS Thesis, NC State Univeristy
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 10

Phd Students: 8

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 26

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 93

Presentations: 190


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