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Education, Research And Technical Assistance For Managing Our Natural Resources
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Graduate students working at the Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit can earn Master's and Ph.D.'s in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation and Management. We strive to ensure students work closely with university, state and federal scientists and managers so they recieve a thorough education in the fish and wildlife management techniques required for the 21st century.

Courses Taught

  • RNR 495A/595a – Communication Skills in Conservation (Scott Bonar 2017)
  • Recent Advances in Genetics A combination journal club of recent genetics literature and seminar course where students present their current research. (Melanie Culver 2017)
  • Conservation Genetics Covers the basic principles of genetics and genomics as relevant to fish and wildlife management and conservation. Includes topics on evolution, population genetic processes, and topics of interest to managers such as forensics and invasive species. (Melanie Culver 2016)
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Training Offered

  • 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)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 9

Phd Students: 1

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 43

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 25

Scientific Publications: 57

Presentations: 95

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