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

Training Offered

  • MOCC Motorboat Operator's Course, December 12, 2017 (Scott Bonar December 2017)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, Interactions Between Hydrology and Nonnative Aquatic Species (Symposium), American Fisheries Society (Scott Bonar August 2016)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, International Standard Sampling, 7th World Fisheries Congress, Busan, Korea (Scott Bonar May 2016)
  • The Conservation Professional's Guide to Working With People, Short Training Session, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Inland Fisheries Division, Athens, Texas. (Scott Bonar August 2015)
  • Wildlife Techniques Workshop, taught scat ID, scat collection and preservation techniques, with respect to extracting DNA. (Melanie Culver April 2014)
  • Citizen Science Training Workshop for wildlife monitoring using trail cameras. (Melanie Culver April 2014)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. Texas Parks and Wildlife, Fredricksburg, Texas, August 2008 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar September 2008)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. Arizona Game and Fish Department Agency School, Flagstaff, Arizona, June 2008 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar June 2008)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arlington, Virginia, November 2007 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar November 2007)
  • The Conservation Professional?s Guide to Working with People, American Fisheries Society 137th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. September 2-6, 2007 (Workshop). (Scott Bonar September 2007)
  • Biology of aquatic weeds: fish and plant interactions. University of California Davis Aquatic Weed School, Davis, California. November 2007 (Short course). (Scott Bonar November 2006)
  • Aquatic Plant Control Short Course, Taught grass carp and aquatic plant fish interactions sections. Facilitated by Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, September 2004. (Scott Bonar September 2004)
  • Biopolitics Course at the Arizona Game and Fish Department Agency School (Scott Bonar June 2003)
  • Lecturer for Modern Genetics for Resource Magagers Workshop 2003, as part of the National Park Service's George Wright Meeting. Lecutre was on methods to determine carnivore abundance in Grand Canyon and nearby southwestern National Parks. (Melanie Culver April 2003)
  • Use of relative length frequency to analyze fish population data - AZG&F Dept. Agency School (Scott Bonar June 2001)
  • Participated as a lecturer for the 2001 Wildlifers' Genetics Workshop at the Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ; sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Lectures included: molecular taxonomy, individual ID, paternity and group application (Melanie Culver October 2001)
  • Lecture and "hands-on" laboratory demonstration for veterinary medicine students. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Symposium, VPI&SU, Blacksburg, VA. Symposium sponsored by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. (Melanie Culver January 1999)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 49

Presentations: 79

Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Arizona Game Fish Department
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Arizona
  5. Wildlife Management Institute