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Tennessee Technical Assistance

  • 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)
  • Mark RogersParticipant in the Snail Darter Technical Team that is reviewing status and recovery success. (November 2016 - December 2017)
  • Mark RogersParticipate on the Tennessee River Acoustic Telemetry Team to monitor and increase understanding of Asian Carp invasion. (August 2016 - Present)
  • Mark RogersParticipate in a team to improve estimates of total inland fish capture to support the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. (January 2016 - Present)
  • Phil BettoliRan computer simulations and provided editorial comments and feedback on a white bass management manuscript that State Cooperators were preparing for publication. (September 2014 - September 2014)
  • Phil BettoliProvided feedback and advice to a TWRA program manager regarding long-term lake sturgeon restoration efforts and stocking schemes (January 2014 - January 2014)
  • Phil BettoliSummarized previous research and provided that information to Assistant Chief of Fisheries regarding trout stocking schemes in Tennessee tailwaters. (January 2014 - January 2014)
  • Phil BettoliThrough seminars and workshops I am helping my state cooperators revamp their long-running reservoir creel survey program (August 2012 - September 2012)
  • Phil BettoliParticipating in the process of drafting a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Reservoir Fisheries Management in Tennessee. (July 2012 - September 2012)
  • Phil BettoliReviewed fish marking protocols employed unsuccessfully by Kansas biologists to mark large batch of largemouth bass fingerlings; advised the Unit Leader at the KCFWRU on how best to help her State cooperators solve their problems. (May 2011 - May 2011)
  • Phil BettoliTechnical Assistance Expert Advice for KDWPT on Oxytetracycline Marking for Largemouth Bass

    (March 2011 - August 2011)
  • Phil BettoliProvided training to State biologists on how to surgically implant ultrasonic tags into lake sturgeon. (November 2010 - November 2010)
  • Phil BettoliAdvised ESPN producers and B.A.S.S. tournament organizers on legal and ethical techniques for anesthetizing largemouth bass that were implanted with radio tracking devices. (April 2006 - April 2006)
  • Phil BettoliAdvised a district biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on how to design an annual sampling program for saugers. (January 2006 - January 2006)
  • Phil BettoliAdvised a district biologist for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on how to perform catch-curve analysis on a reservoir fishery database. (January 2006 - January 2006)
  • Phil BettoliProvided literature and advice to South Carolina DNR biologist on how to measure survival of stocked trout in reservoir tailwaters (April 2005 - April 2005)
  • Phil BettoliProvided a technical review of a final report prepared by Iranian and Russian biologists on the status of Caspian Sea sturgeon stock and submitted to the U.S.F.W.S., Office of Scientific Authority. (September 2003 - September 2003)
  • Phil BettoliAssisted Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency biologists in preparing a manuscript on efficacy of different fish sampling gears. (August 2003 - August 2003)
  • Jim LayzerAssisted North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission in the evaluation of the mussel fauna in a regulated stream. (August 2003 - August 2003)
  • Jim LayzerWorked with the Nature Conservancy on the progress of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam. (April 2003 - Present)
  • Jim LayzerAssisted the Tennessee Valley Authority in the evaluation of the mussel fauna in the Cherokee Dam tailwater. (July 2002 - July 2002)
  • Jim LayzerWorked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam. (April 2002 - April 2002)
  • Jim LayzerWorked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam. (January 2002 - January 2002)
  • Jim LayzerWorked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam. (December 2001 - December 2001)
  • Jim LayzerWorked with the Nature Conservancy on the development of a conservation flow regime for a flood control dam. (November 2001 - November 2001)
 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 48

Presentations: 86

 

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