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

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The Cooperative Research Units Program conducts research on a wide range of disciplines related to fish, wildlife, and natural resource management. The programs offer Federal and State agencies access not only to unit scientists, but also to university expertise and facilities available at each of the 40 cooperating universities. Most research projects are carried out by graduate students participating with and/or under the direction of unit or other university scientists.

The research may be of local, regional, national, or international interest. The research programs conducted by units are approved as directed by the Coordinating Committee overseeing each unit.

Arkansas Active Projects

Arkansas Completed Projects

Arkansas Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Fournier, A. M. V., and D. G. Krementz. 2017. Confirmation of diving and swimming behavior in the Sora (Porzana carolina). The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 130:778-780.  | Abstract |  Download  | 
  • Middaugh, C.R. and D.D. Magoulick. 2018. Forecasting effects of angler harvest and climate change on smallmouth bass abundance at the southern edge of their range. PLoS ONE 13(8) DOI:e0202737. pone.0202737
  • Lynch, D.T., D.R. Leasure and D.D. Magoulick. 2018. The influence of drought on flow-ecology relationships in Ozark Highland streams. Freshwater Biology 63:946–968. DOI:10.1111/fwb.13089
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Arkansas Technical Publications

  • Stephenson, P. 2017. Pollinator communities on native emergent wetlands, managed emergent wetlands, and adjacent croplands in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. SARE final report | Download |
  • Leasure, D.R. and L.A. Bruckerhoff. 2016. Quantification of hydrologic alteration and relationships to biota in Arkansas streams: Development of tools and approaches for un-gaged streams. Final Report prepared for the State Wildlife Grant program of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Fournier, A. M. V. 2016. Effects of wetland management strategies on habitat use of fall migrating rails on intensively-managed wetland complexes in Missouri. Final Report RWO 41. | Download |
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Arkansas Theses and Dissertations

  • McClain, J. C. 2017. Effects of northern bobwhite habitat management on raccoon abundance, habitat use, and home range in Southwest Missouri. Thesis. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • Stephenson, P. L. 2017. Bee communities on managed emergent wetlands in the lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Arkansas. Thesis, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Download
  • Chris Middaugh, Ph.D. 2017. Interactive Effects of Flow Regime, Climate Change, and Angler Harvest on Smallmouth Bass at the Southern Range Extent. University of Arkansas.
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 1

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 17

Scientific Publications: 31

Presentations: 56


Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

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