Research

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

tom_kwak Thomas J. Kwak,
Unit Leader, Fisheries
jaime_collazo Jaime A. Collazo,
Assistant Leader, Wildlife
ted_simons Theodore R. Simons,
Assistant Leader, Ecology

Selected Research Areas

  • 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