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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

  • Current Topics in Avian Conservation Graduate seminar focused on current topics in bird conservation. (David Andersen 2016)
  • Large Mammal Ecology, Management, and Conservation (James Cain 2016)
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes What makes a fish, a fish. Course covers physiological basis of fish biology. Students gave me 99% out of 100% approval rating. (Colleen Caldwell 2016)
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Training Offered

  • First Aid/Adult CPR/AED (Clint Boal October 2016)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, Interactions Between Hydrology and Nonnative Aquatic Species (Symposium), American Fisheries Society (Scott Bonar August 2016)
  • Symposium Co-Chair, International Standard Sampling, 7th World Fisheries Congress, Busan, Korea (Scott Bonar May 2016)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 113

Masters Students: 255

Phd Students: 161

Post Docs: 54

University Staff: 273

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 674

Scientific Publications: 1942

Presentations: 4223

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