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Ecology class at South Dakota State University

As part of our mission, Unit scientists teach graduate level courses, mentor graduate students, and provide continuing education for our cooperators. By combining teaching, research and technical assistance, the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit provides students not only with an opportunity to pursue a graduate degree, but also receive unparalleled scientific training and applied work experience. By training the next generation of natural resource scientists, we enable the sound management of the nation's natural resources.

A few recent course offerings are provided below.

Courses Taught

  • Raptor Ecology and Conservation (Clint Boal 2017)
  • RNR 495A/595a – Communication Skills in Conservation (Scott Bonar 2017)
  • Aquatic Contaminants and Toxicology (Colleen Caldwell 2017)
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Training Offered

  • Harnessing Raptors with Transmitters. 1/2 day workshop held at the 2017 meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation. Instructed students in types of transmitters used in research and methods to attach them to raptors. (Clint Boal November 2017)
  • CPR/AED/First Aid (Clint Boal October 2017)
  • Introduction to Structured Decision Making (ALC 3171) held at the National Conservation Training Center. (Clint Boal August 2017)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 102

Masters Students: 247

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 55

University Staff: 266

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 722

Scientific Publications: 1960

Presentations: 4355

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