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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

  • Melanie CulverInvited to participate in NAS review of taxonomy for the Red Wolf which will include writing a request for applicants for research proposals and a scientific research design for addressing ancient red wolf lineages. (October 2019 - Present)
  • Cecil JenningsServe on the External Advisory Board of Virgin islands EPSCoR - for Mare Nostrum Caribbean. Evaluated progress in hiring faculty, infrastructure improvements, and progress on research projects (September 2019 - September 2019)
  • Colleen CaldwellNatal origin of Largemouth Bass in Elephant Butte Reservoir. Colleen assists NMDGF in the capture of LMB. She removes and prepares otoliths for retrospective chemistry using strontium to determine origin. (September 2019 - Present)
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Professional Service

  • Abby PowellOregon State University, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife: provided a review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member/Cooperative Research Unit Assistant Leader (October 2019 - October 2019)
  • Abby PowellStudent Presentation Award Committee, 2019 Western Hemisphere Shorebird Group Conference (October 2019 - October 2019)
  • Abby PowellUniversity of Maine, School of Biology and Ecology: Provided review for promotion to Full Professor for a faculty member (October 2019 - October 2019)
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University Service

  • Angela FullerProposal Reviewer, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Academic Venture Funds (May 2019 - May 2019)
  • Brian IrwinMember, Warnell Data Literacy Faculty Search Committee (December 2018 - April 2019)
  • Jim PetersonFaculty Teaching Evaluation Committee (November 2018 - June 2019)
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Outreach Activities

  1. Brett Degregorio Wildlife Society did an online article about our recent publication. Features my graduate student, Sasha Tetzlaff. (October 2019 - October 2019)
  2. Cyndy Loftin WMI Outdoor News Bulletin article about the Monarch Model Validator app (September 2019 - September 2019)
  3. Jim Long Presented on black bass fisheries in Ozark streams in Oklahoma to Fish and Wildlife Club at Northeastern Oklahoma State University (September 2019 - September 2019)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 240

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 52

University Staff: 245

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 702

Scientific Publications: 1948

Presentations: 4245


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