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

Courses Taught

  • FWCB Graduate Faculty Seminar (Mevin Hooten 2016)
  • Design and Analysis of Mark-Recapture and Occupancy Studies Design and analysis methods for estimating abundance and vital rates of marked individuals; and occupancy, colonization, and local extinction modeling based on presence/absence data. (Bill Kendall 2016)
  • Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology (Mevin Hooten 2015)
  • Adaptive Fish and Wildlife Management This course focuses on a formal approach to making decisions about managing wildlife and fish populations, using tools of management science. We will discuss the development of each of the elements of an informed decision process: management objectives, decision alternatives, predictive models, and monitoring program. Given these elements, we will discuss methods for deriving an optimal, or close to optimal, decision in the face of various sources of uncertainty: competing hypotheses about the ecology of the system, partial controllability of the system, and partial observability of the system. We will discuss how results from management actions can be used to reduce uncertainty (resolve competing scientific views). (Bill Kendall 2015)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2015)
  • FWCB Independent Study (Mevin Hooten 2014)
  • Sampling and Analysis of Vertebrate Populations FW663 is designed to include a balance of science philosophy, statistical theory and biological application. While the overall theme of the course deals with model-based sampling and analysis theory for biological populations, the course is broad, providing the advanced student with the following:
    1) Some philosophy of inductive inference (e.g., estimation of parameters and measures of precision).
    2) A critical attitude concerning "results" and "findings" and an appreciation of the importance of underlying assumptions.
    3) State-of-the-science information on model-based sampling, analysis, and inference theory for populations in terrestrial and aquatic environments.
    4) Practical experience in sample design, analysis and inference in several experimental situations.
    5) Current publications useful for future reference.
    6) Familiarity with computer software for the sophisticated exploration of complex biological problems.

    (Bill Kendall 2014)
  • Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology (Mevin Hooten 2013)
  • Evolutionary Concepts in Conservation (Dana Winkelman 2013)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2013)
  • Bayesian Analysis of Ecological Models and Data (Mevin Hooten 2011)
  • Hierarchical Modeling in Ecology (Mevin Hooten 2011)
  • Evolutionary Concepts in Conservation (Dana Winkelman 2011)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2011)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2009)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2007)
  • Fisheries Science (Dana Winkelman 2005)
  • Population Dynamics (Dana Winkelman 2005)
  • Population Ecology (Dana Winkelman 2002)
  • Fisheries Science (Dana Winkelman 2001)
  • Population Ecology (Dana Winkelman 2000)

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 82

Presentations: 87

Colorado Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  2. Colorado State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute