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

  • Principles of Modeling/Population Dynamics Principles of Modeling (Terri Donovan 2018)
  • Ecological Modeling (Mark Henderson 2018)
  • UGA WILD8300: Structured Decision Making and Adaptive Mangement The goal of this seminar is to introduce students in natural resources management to the principles and practices of structured decision making (SDM). (Brian Irwin, Clinton Moore 2018)
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Training Offered

  • Workshop on dealing with common problems related to scientific publishing. Topics covered included: Pros and cons of subscription vs open access journals, dual publication jeopardy and translations to other languages, funding publishing costs, authorship, selecting a journal, handling revisions, and resubmission after rejection. (Cecil Jennings February 2018)
  • 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)
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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

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey