Cooperative Research Units
Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Pennsylvania Research Activities

Releasing a white-tailed deer captured in a Clover trap

Unit personnel conduct interdisciplinary applied and basic research in fish and wildlife management and contribute to graduate education. The Unit's research emphasis is on (1) integrating ecology and management of terrestrial and aquatic habitats, (2) evaluating the effects of human activities on wildlife, fish, and their habitats, and (3) providing guidelines for restoring and maintaining important terrestrial and aquatic communities.

Pennsylvania Active Projects

Pennsylvania Completed Projects

Pennsylvania Peer Reviewed Publications

  • DeWeber, J.T. and T. Wagner. 2015. Translating climate change effects into everyday language: an example of more driving and less angling. Fisheries 40:395-398.  | Download  | 
  • Soranno, P.A., K.S. Cheruvelil, T. Wagner, K.E. Webster, and M.T. Bremigan. 2015. Effects of land use on lake nutrients: The importance of scale, hydrologic connectivity, and region. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135454.
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  • Smith, L.A., T. Wagner, M.L. Bartron. 2015. Spatial and temporal movement dynamics of brook Salvelinus fontinalis and brown trout Salmo trutta. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98:2049-2065.  | Download  | 
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Pennsylvania Technical Publications

  • Stainbrook, D. P., and D. R. Diefenbach. 2012. Estimating white-tailed deer abundance at Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR—2012/626. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. | Download |
  • Walter, W.D., C. W. Anderson, and K.C. VerCauteren. Recommendations for on-farm wildlife mitigation practices to prevent transmission of bovine tuberculosis between livestock and white-tailed deer. Final Report, Michigan Department of Agriculture-Animal Industry Division.
  • Irwin, B. J., T. Wagner, M. V. Kepler, W. Liu, J. R. Bence, D. B. Hayes, and N. Lester. 2011. Spatial and temporal components of variation in Great Lake percid populations: implications for conservation and management. Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act, Project Completion Report.
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Pennsylvania Theses and Dissertations

  • Vreeland, W. C. 2015. Dispersal timing, distances, and rates of Pennsylvania black bear. Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Download
  • Faulk, E.A. 2015. Patterns in distributions of stream fishes in the Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network: A multi-species occupancy approach. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
  • Salvesen, K.E. 2015. Lake Trout restoration in the Great Lakes: From hatchery to natural reproduction. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 19

Scientific Publications: 69

Presentations: 97

Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
  2. Pennsylvania Game Commission
  3. Pennsylvania State University
  4. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  5. U.S. Geological Survey
  6. Wildlife Management Institute