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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

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North Carolina Completed Projects

North Carolina Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Guiti Prado S., J. A. Collazo, R. E. Irwin.
    Resurgence of Specialized Shade Coffee Cultivation: effects on pollination services and quality of coffee production. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment.

  • Johnson, T.K.B., C.E. LePrevost, T.J. Kwak, and W.G. Cope. 2018. Selenium, mercury, and their molar ratio in sportfish from drinking water reservoirs. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 5(9): article 1864 (17 pages). doi:10.3390/ijerph15091864
  • Buczek, S.B., W.G. Cope, R.A. McLaughlin, and T.J. Kwak. 2018. Effects of turbidity, sediment, and polyacrylamide on native freshwater mussels. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 54: 631-643.
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North Carolina Technical Publications

  • 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.
  • Simons, T.R. and T. Borneman. 2011. Effects of Military Jet Overflights on American Oystercatcher Breeding Behavior and Productivity at Cape Lookout National Seashore. 2011 Annual Report to the U.S. Marine Corps. 44 pp.
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North Carolina Theses and Dissertations

  • Irizarry, A. D. 2017. Avian response to shade-layer restoration in coffee plantations in Puerto Rico.
  • Ivasauskas, T.J. 2017. Early life history of suckers (Catostomidae) in a southern Appalachian river system. Ph.D. Dissertation, North Carolina State University
  • Penland, T.N. 2017. Food web contaminant dynamics of a large Atlantic regulated river: implications for common and imperiled species. Master's Thesis, North Carolina State University.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 4

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 5

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 25

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 20

Scientific Publications: 89

Presentations: 156


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