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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.

Individual Scientists' Research

Thomas J. Kwak, Unit Leader, Fisheries

Jaime A. Collazo, Assistant Leader, Wildlife

Joseph E. Hightower, Assistant Leader, Fisheries

Theodore R. Simons, Assistant Leader, Ecology

Selected Research Topics

  • Biodiversity and Spatial Information Center
  • Anadromous fish population dynamics and habitat relations
  • Nesting success, survival, and production of migratory birds
  • New technologies for quantifying fish and wildlife populations and trends
  • Evaluation of habitat and ecological restoration
  • Application of ecological principles to the conservation of endangered species and their habitats
  • Relationships among animals, habitat suitability, and land use
  • Effects of introduced species on native communities
  • Tropical ecology and endangered species conservation and recovery
  • Population estimation and modeling, quantitative ecology, and statistical inference of field studies

NC State University | US Geological Survey | North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission | US Fish and Wildlife Service | Wildlife Management Institute




North Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Campus Box 7617
226 David Clark Labs
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, North Carolina 27695
phone: 919-515-2631
fax: 919-515-4454