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Tennessee Technical Assistance Activities

Assistant Unit Leader Phil bettoli and techician Will Collier examing the stomach contents of a largemouth bass to see if it had consumed recently-stocked lake sturgeon

As part of our mission, Tennessee Unit scientists provide technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, literature reviews, reviewing reports and proposals, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues affecting citizens of Tennessee and throughout North America.

Tennessee Technical Assistance

  • Amanda RosenbergerParticipated in a committee investigating how to best address ongoing Species Status Assessment Issues in the Southeast with the Fish and Wildlife Service. (January 2018 - January 2018)
  • Kayla KeyProvided model layer describing fundamentally suitable mussel habitat for component of the Meramec River Drainage. (October 2017 - October 2017)
  • Amanda RosenbergerThe Endangered Species Act requires USFWS to conduct periodic 5-year reviews on the conservation status of listed species. I provided a literature search and review for a second round 5- year review for the Oyster Mussel. The Service will use the comments to evaluate whether the current listing status and recovery priority number assigned to the oyster mussel are appropriate. (September 2017 - September 2017)
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Tennessee Professional Service

  • Mark RogersProposal Reviewer - Great Lakes Fishery Commission (July 2017 - August 2017)
  • Mark RogersReviewer - North American Journal of Fisheries Management (June 2017 - June 2017)
  • Mark RogersReviewer - Fisheries Research (December 2016 - May 2017)
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Tennessee University Service

  • Amanda RosenbergerStrategic Planning Committee, School of Natural Resources (September 2016 - February 2017)
  • Amanda RosenbergerMember, Space Use and Allocation Committee, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri (September 2012 - September 2013)
  • Phil BettoliMember, Women and Gender Studies (August 2006 - June 2010)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 2

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 3

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 7

Scientific Publications: 41

Presentations: 92


Featured Assistance

Surgically implanting tags into lake sturgeonChecking that a sonic tag implanted into a lake sturgeon is functioning Phil Bettoli

Contact Us

Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cookeville, TN 38505-0001 Phone: (931) 372 - 3094 Fax: (931) 372 - 6257

Tennessee Cooperative Fishery Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Tennessee Technological University
  2. Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey