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

  • Conservation Biology and Modeling (Terri Donovan 2019)
  • Science Communication for Natural Resources Seminar course of graduate students in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and UVM. (Donna Parrish 2019)
  • Perspectives for Emerging Professionals Discusses professional development and careers of natural resources professionals. (Craig Paukert 2019)
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Training Offered

  • This workshop provided a 1.5 hour presentation of the results of a survey of South Dakota landowners to South Dakota GFP staff and a 1.5 hour discussion of the implications and use of the information. (Larry Gigliotti March 2019)
  • Taught 3 courses on genomics at 2019 'Omics workshop in Dumaguete, Philippines. (Wes Larson June 2019)
  • Trained MS student Hannah Lachance from UVM on RAD data analysis to assist her with her research on larval cisco in Lake Superio (Wes Larson May 2019)
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Current Staff

Federal Staff: 99

Masters Students: 225

Phd Students: 143

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 247

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 658

Scientific Publications: 1872

Presentations: 4186

Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey