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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)
  • Stream Ecology (Shannon Brewer 2017)
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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: 102

Masters Students: 241

Phd Students: 163

Post Docs: 58

University Staff: 241

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 703

Scientific Publications: 1898

Presentations: 4323

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