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Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

As part of our mission, each of the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit scientists routinely provides technical assistance ranging from data analysis support, GIS mapping, workshops, and consultations on a variety of natural resource issues.

Examples of technical assistance recently provided to state, federal and university cooperators are provided below.

Technical Assistance

  • Clay PierceAsked by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to host a regional meeting to discuss and establish criteria for the species recovery plan for the endangered Topeka shiner. (May 2018 - June 2018)
  • Brian CrawfordInvited presenter; SECSC Stakeholder Advisory Committee meeting, presenting funded work (March 2018 - March 2018)
  • Terri DonovanVTFWD "Deep Thought" Committee - ongoing committee work (February 2018 - Present)
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Professional Service

  • Wes LarsonPoster judge, WDAFS Meeting, Anchorage AK (May 2018 - May 2018)
  • Wes LarsonJudge, AFS Early Career Professional Travel Award 2018 (April 2018 - April 2018)
  • Wes LarsonPoster judge, Jim and Katie Krause CNR Student Research Symposium (April 2018 - April 2018)
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University Service

  • Sarah ConverseSAFS Departmental Seminar Committee (June 2017 - December 2017)
  • Thomas KwakDepartment Head Search Committee (May 2017 - November 2017)
  • Sammy KingMember, Wildlife Extension Faculty Search Committee (April 2017 - July 2017)
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Outreach Activities

  1. Clay Pierce Invited by Polk County Conservation Board to lead the fish sampling portion of a Bioblitz (June 2018 - June 2018)
  2. Wes Larson Member of expert panel for the FishPass Angler Workshop and Focus Group Meeting. The goal of this workshop was to discuss assessment plans for the FishPass project with citizens of Traverse City and users of the Boardman River. May 30 and 31 2018. (May 2018 - May 2018)
  3. Amanda Rosenberger Provided the Cookeville Earth Day a presentation on freshwater mussel diversity, life history, and the history of use and conservation in the United States. (April 2018 - April 2018)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 101

Masters Students: 234

Phd Students: 160

Post Docs: 60

University Staff: 268

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 672

Scientific Publications: 1904

Presentations: 4324


Featured Assistance

Female alligator at Yawkey Wildlife Reserve, South Carolina Abby Lawson

Contact Us

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Reston, VA 20192 Phone: (703) 648 - 4260 Fax: (703) 648 - 4269 Our University Web Site


  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. CRU Webinar Series

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey