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Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

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The Alabama Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit was established on the Auburn University campus in 1936. Among the first ten Units, it was established to conduct wildlife research and promote the education of wildlife professionals for the southeastern region, Alabama, Georgia, northern Florida and eastern Mississippi. The Alabama Cooperative Fisheries Unit was established at Auburn in 1966 with a similar role. The Units were combined in 1984 to form the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

The Alabama Unit has identified four areas in which to concentrate its research efforts: 1) determining the effects of forest management practices on wildlife populations, 2) investigating the ecology and management of riverine systems, 3) investigating the status, life history, habitat requirements, and population dynamics of species of conservation concern, and 4) investigating the ecology and management of fish and wildlife on landscape scales.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 7

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 0

University Staff: 20

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 31

Presentations: 80

Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 
  2. Auburn University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute